Teaching philosophy

"As an educator, I wish to promote passion, inspire learning and instill belief in students of all ages, levels, abilities and musical interests.

I strive to create a safe, inclusive and fun environment for students to explore the world of music, express their unique selves, try new things and step outside their comfort zones.

Lessons are oriented around the student’s personal goals and repertoire will be chosen according to their interests and level. Teaching is a passion of mine and I look forward to joining students on their musical journeys!"

- Amanda MacDonald

Lessons with amanda macdonald

Currently, Amanda is offering vocal, ukulele and intro to music virtual private lessons. 

She is also available to assist with performance, recording and audition preparation, developing music theory and ear training skills as well as songwriting. 

Whether you are just starting out or are advanced - there is a spot for you! All ages and levels are welcome. Scroll down for more information on each of her available services. 

All sessions will take place via Zoom. Feel free to contact amandamacmusic@gmail.com for more details or if you have any questions! 

VOCAL LESSONS

Vocal Lessons with Amanda

Vocal Lessons with Amanda

All Ages | Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced 

Hey, aspiring singers! Amanda is offering vocal lessons & coaching to students of all ages and levels.  

Whether singing is something you have always wanted to try and are just starting out or you just want to learn more about how to hone your music skills, Amanda can assist you! Additionally, Amanda is a fantastic coach who can help with preparing for a performance, recording or audition, or just need some guidance in expanding your vocal technique!

In each lesson, Amanda will lead proper warmups to maintain good vocal health and create a strong foundation to build upon. The remainder of the lesson is spent working toward your musical goals while focusing on a repertoire that inspires you! 

Below is just a handful of the many things Amanda can help you develop: 

  • Vocal Techniques & Healthy Habits 
  • Performance, Recording & Audition Preparation 
  • Song Selection and Repertoire
  • Songwriting 
  • Ear Training & Singing Harmonies
  • Self Confidence 
  • A Creative Outlet for Self-Expression
  • A Deeper Love and Passion for Enjoying Singing and Making Music! 

UKULELE LESSONS

All Ages | Beginner 

Always wanted to try playing the ukulele but don’t know where to begin?

Cover the ukulele fundamentals and then apply them to play your favourite songs!

Contact Amanda to start your ukulele adventure today! 

Some Backyard Uke Fun!

Some Backyard Uke Fun!

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC LESSONS

Music Learning and Fun!

Music Learning and Fun!

CHILDREN 3 - 6 YEARS OLD | Disabilities | BEGINNER

Looking for a fun way to introduce your child to the world of music? Amanda now offers virtual music lessons! 

Music lessons are a fun way to promote and support the development of intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, learning, communication and memory skills - as well as self-confidence and self-expression!

Lessons cover various music topics and fundamentals including:

  • Rudimentary rhythm and melody
  • Why we warm up our voices to sing!
  • Identifying different types of instruments
  • Lots of fun sing-along songs and dancing! 

Amanda strives to create a warm and joyful environment for students to express and explore their creativity, imagination, thoughts and feelings. 

These sessions are a great stepping stone for children to get used to being in a lesson as they transition to attending school - especially in this new virtual world!

WORKSHOPS

MUSIC THEORY, EAR TRAINING & SONGWRITING TUTORING 

Student Testimonials