Instructor: Vocals & Theory (Vocal/Performance Mentoring)
Teresa Cirillo, a mother of three girls is the Owner and Director of Studio E. Elise Bedard, Marta Greta, and Tom Oliver were her teachers and Teresa studied at Boston’s Berklee School of Music. An accomplished recording artist, Teresa has performed professionally in Europe and North America. In 1999, she won the Critics Choice Award at the Naples Festival of Song in Europe. She recently returned to perform in Italy. You’ll often catch Teresa singing the national anthem for professional sports organizations. With her band, Day Break, Teresa recently won the Festitalia Italian Heritage Award of Distinction, acknowledging their excellence in music and their contributions to the Italian community in Hamilton.
Teresa has been teaching vocals since the 1990s. Before opening Studio E, Teresa gave private lessons in her home. She provides professional vocal coaching to local and national celebrities, musicians, announcers, and comedians including Canadian Idol Winner/Recording Artist Brian Melo, and Canadian Actress/Recording Artist Alicia Josepovic. Teresa offers vocal training for competitive song and dance students from various dance studios in and around Stoney Creek and Hamilton. She is the co-founder of The Melo Tree Performance and Vocal Mentoring program with Brian Melo. Recently, Teresa has joined Talent Nation, an artist development program and talent agency, as a coach and mentor. Teresa travels to Toronto, Montreal, British Columbia and Ottawa to work with some of Canada’s best up-and-coming artists.
As an entrepreneur, Teresa has been recognized for her dedication to her business and for the development of Studio E. In 2015, Teresa was nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Women of Influence. She also became an Ambassador for Mompreneurs, a media company and networking organization that aims to support, educate, and empower women in business. Studio E has been heralded as a prime example of what women like Teresa can accomplish with there businesses.
A true humanitarian, Teresa supports local charities. She offers her time and her talents so that her students have opportunities to perform whenever possible!
Music Styles Taught:
- World, Pop, Opera, Jazz, Rock, Classical, and Musical Theatre.
- As a performer, clinician or presenter
- Currently has a wait-list for private lessons
- Offers lessons in a group environment