BEHIND THE MUSIC
Anna Mastin is well seasoned in her performance and training in jazz, classical, pop, music theory, arranging and composition having studied and performed music intensely since the age of nine.
In 2007, while concurrently earning a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from The University of Toronto, Anna dove headfirst into a full-time career in the music industry. Her first job was as the studio manager at celebrity vocal coach Elaine Overholt's Big Voice Studios and after a couple years, Anna also became an in-house voice teacher. Anna will be forever grateful for Elaine's mentorship and guidance in those early years of her career.
Anna then shifted her focus to voice teaching exclusively. Her passion: helping singers find and keep their unique style and voice while training healthy technique that will give them the stamina and strength to hold through arduous touring schedules, recordings and performances.
Because of her unique method and approach, Anna has established the reputation of being a top vocal coach in Toronto to prepare pro-singers for touring and recording, and other major career milestones such as American Idol, Over The Rainbow (CBC) and The Launch (CTV), The Juno Awards, stadium tours throughout North America, and earning acceptance and scholarships to top post-secondary music schools such as University of Toronto, Humber College, University of Western Ontario, Sheridan College, Berklee College of Music (Boston), The New School (NYC)
Once she had established herself in coaching, Anna then stepped up to being a faculty member at Metalworks Institute, an extension of renowned Metalworks Studios, host to some of the world's best recording artists and producers. Anna taught there for five years, instructing private and group classes in voice, sight reading, theory and composition in their demanding Music, Performance and Technology program.
To this day, Anna also enjoys teaching new singers and budding talent as a Voice Teacher and Songwriting Coach at her private studios in Toronto and Cobourg and is also currently a part-time voice instructor at the internationally recognized Trinity College School in Port Hope.
Anna writes non-stop. She spends much of her time co-writing with emerging and established artists throughout North America, in many genres. She writes with ease, using her piano skills and deep musical knowledge to compliment her thoughtful and honest approach to lyrics.