Carson has been in love with music since she laid ears on it!
As a child she studied classical piano, theory and voice earning high standing in R.C.M. At age 9, she was selected to attend St.Thomas Aquinas Centre For The Arts, intensively studying singing, acting and dancing and then performing at Hamilton Place. Carson has privately trained extensively in opera, rock, pop, jazz and other genres of voice.
As a teen she competed in a multitude of vocal, piano and band competitions both locally and regionally earning the highest standing in all categories. She went on to Major in Jazz Voice at Mohawk College in the Applied Music Program. She then continued her studies by Majoring in Classical Voice At Redeemer University. Having a love of teaching children of all ages she then became a licensed Kindermusik Instructor and completed the Royal Conservatory of Music Teaching Certificate. .
Carson has worked extensively with a number of well known local bands. She has performed on and written numerous harmonies and arrangements for artists and bands from Hamilton and the GTA. She was named the Official "Vocal Coach of the Year" for the Rogers' Music Fest. Carson also appeared as a guest judge for McMaster University's "Idol" competition for 2 consecutive years.
She directed the children's choir for the "West End Stars in Concert" Tour starring Peter Karrie, Broadway's "Phantom" and " Jean Val Jean". Additionally, Carson has recorded on and written commercials for radio. She has guest lectured as a vocal coach for high schools in Hamilton, Brantford and Cambridge. Carson has over 20 years experience in writing and directing original plays for youth and teens. Carson is the in-house vocal coach for Hive Studios Recording Studio in Hamilton working with a variety of artists and bands to develop their best voice. She has performed with bands such as The Eric Summers Band , The Dave Ptolemy Band & Hit N' Run in and around the GTA.
Carson loves to share her expertise in all aspects of the performing arts with her students.
Owner/Director of Music & Performance Education
A Quick Note ...
"Every singer, every musician, every person is different.
They are uniquely their own self with their own unique talent.
I have never believed in the "cookie cutter" method.
At Theatre Street Music we encourage individuality and strive
to nurture that in a fun, relaxed and very musical atmosphere. Always."
~ Carson Cooper