At Capstone Music we are extremely proud of the teachers that choose to make our studio home. Such a dynamic group of musicians who love sharing their passion for music with our students. We are always excited to introduce our students to new teachers, as new musicians bring us the opportunity to learn more and to diversify what and how we are able to teach!
Our newest Vocal & Piano teachers – say hello to Melissa Torelli & Bonnie Hamilton.
“Belgian-Italian native, Melissa follows the arts scene very closely internationally, as well as at home in Toronto. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Honors Bachelor in Music Theatre Performance, she has been able to work on original Canadian productions such as Prom Queen: The Musical, and Dora- award winning musical Brantwood. As a bilingual performer Melissa works also with the francophone community as much as possible and can be seen in a short webisode series via AMI (Accessible Media Inc). She’s worked with such theatre groups as DuffleBag Theatre in their French troupe for kids as well as for Electric Moon Theatre north Toronto. Selected theatre credits include: In the Heights, The Yoga Musical (new Canadian work), Godspell, Parade- in Concert (A Night at the Lincoln Centre, NYC), Bye Bye Birdie. Mel’s number one priority, show kids that music can be an outlet as well as a career if they truly wish it to be!”
Bonnie Hamilton’s life has been a musical journey – from studying classical piano with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto from the age of three, performing in churches, to playing live throughout Hamilton, Toronto, and surrounding areas from styles ranging from jazz, ska, and original world music bands like Son Sol, the Alan Cross-approved “The Hippy Mafia” with Manchester, UK band The Happy Mondays’ drummer Gaz Whelan), and Hip Hop group Canadian winter. She wrote and recorded her first song on a SLICE TV reality show.
Weary from her musical travels and with a desire to find her own authentic voice – a musical home – she has immersed herself in the Hamilton music scene, writing and recording with many different artists and producers as she could. She has currently just finished her first solo EP and is working on releasing her first album.
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