Monica’s life is like one big musical! She has been singing throughout her life whether it’s on stage in opera chorus’and bands or just inspired, impromptu solos at restaurants in Italy. Her childhood was filled with music-making and she happily remembers singing and playing instruments with her mom, dad and siblings. To this day, Monica plays guitar, piano, ukulele and sings with her family whenever they visit.
Monica first joined the choral world in elementary school and then continued as a choral singer throughout highschool and post-secondary education. She caught the performing bug during highschool when she toured with the ‘Spirit Alive’ Concert and Chamber choirs to Banff, Alberta and then New York, Chicago, and San Francisco to compete in the choral competition ‘Festival of Gold’. After that she started to to train with a vocal coach and attended an opera camp held in Vernon, BC. She has performed a duet and sung in the chorus for a few amateur opera productions including The Mikado, The Marriage of Figaro and Cavelleria Rusticana. Monica continues to enjoy performing to this day, whether it be solo or in various ensembles.
She is currently finishing her internship for a degree in Music Therapy at Capilano University and completed studies in classical voice performance in 2012 at Douglas College. In 2010, Monica collaborated with one of her friends and directed a choral camp called ‘Sing Out!’ for several young girls. Monica has successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey and looks forward to sharing the joy of music-making in her work with young families in Music Together classes!