BEHIND THE MUSIC
Anna Mastin is well seasoned in her performance and training in jazz, classical, musical theatre, pop, music theory, arranging and composition having studied and performed 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.
Her unique method and approach has established Anna's reputation as 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 Anna had established herself in coaching, she became 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.
Anna currently teaches voice lessons and songwriting privately in Toronto and Cobourg, and virtually to students around the world. She also teaches part-time at Trinity College School in Port Hope as a voice instructor and is currently the Musical Director for The Northumberland Players "Beauty and The Beast" (2024).
Anna is also a performer who composes and produces her own material. She writes with ease, using her piano skills and deep musical knowledge to compliment her thoughtful and honest approach to lyrics.