Dr. Charlene Santoni, PhD
My name is Charlene Santoni and I have over 15 years of experience in voice performance and pedagogy. I hold an interdisciplinary PhD in Music and Health Science, and my doctoral research brought together the fields of speech science and singing voice pedagogy. As a result, I have a unique understanding of the voice from the perspective of a performer, a teacher, a clinician, and a researcher. I love music, I love the voice, and I love my work!
I am also a kind person, and I pride myself on providing voice instruction that not only improves voices, but that fosters personal growth with compassion, understanding, and sensitivity. I believe that each person’s connection to music is fundamental, and that everyone has a voice that deserves and can benefit from training and nurturing.
What I Specialize In
National Association of Teachers of Singing
The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy
Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association
The Voice Foundation
Pan American Vocology Association
University of Toronto Music and Health Research Collaboratory
"Charlene is a wonderful teacher! Her vibrant personality and vast musical knowledge make her the perfect instructor for singers of all ages and skill levels. It is truly a great pleasure studying with her."
- Domenico S.
"Charlene approaches technique in a way that is easy to follow and seems attainable. She is excellent at making you feel like you are capable of difficult passages and techniques."
- Jesse T.
"Charlene is excellent at using a variety of strategies to explain a concept. If she is using a method that is not working well for a particular student, she creates a new way of explaining."