I consider myself a well-rounded musician as I am formally trained in jazz, classical, and
musical theatre performance. In 2016 I received my Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Vocal
Performance from the University of Toronto. My vocal performance experiences span across
many different genres of music including jazz, pop, classical/contemporary Broadway, R&B, disco, rock, folk, and free/experimental/alternative music. My classical music performance training
pertains to the trombone which I’ve been playing since 2007.
Since graduating in 2016 from the University of Toronto I frequently perform professionally at
galas, weddings, corporate events, and public events. In 2016 I formed the Alex Kapo Quintet
which features some of Toronto’s best up and coming jazz musicians. We perform at various
jazz venues in Toronto, most notably at the Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, and are currently working
on producing our first EP as an ensemble. I am also in the midst of composing, arranging, and
producing my own pop music EP. Since 2015 I have been part of numerous professional studio
recordings for various albums, television shows, and movies. My most recognizable experience has been recording vocal music and sounds for the movie, “The Witch”, that is currently available to watch on Netflix.
My teaching style focuses on students learning proper technique to create a healthy sound in
order to build a strong, sustainable foundation to use for the rest of their musical lives. I possess
skills in diagnosing vocal, instrumental, and performance issues. I then treat these issues with various
effective methods and exercises learned through experience and formal education. When it comes to vocal students, in particular, my goal is to steer them away from trying to sound like whoever is on the radio and help them find their own unique, beautiful voice.
Currently, I teach out of my own private studio where I travel to students and some travel to me. I teach students of all ages and stages of their musical careers; however, I generally do not teach children under the age of ten as I believe educating toddlers is an entire skill set on its own. I ensure each and every one of my students feel at ease and comfortable during their lessons; leaving feeling a sense of accomplishment. I use a very holistic approach to teaching as every student is different and unique. There are many different ways to reach the same destination whether that may be developing a head voice, expanding one’s playing or vocal range, learning to sing runs, learning to belt, memorization, learning music theory, and anything else I or the student feels they should or would like to learn. My main goal is for my students to reach their goals, build a healthy technical foundation, explore their creativity, find and break their boundaries, and foster their musicianship so they may flourish and express themselves with ease and enjoyment through music.