An experienced professional singing instructor
Kim Kaskiw has been offering private singing instruction for more than 15 years. Kim is also a member of the Faculty of Music Performance at Carleton University.
At Humber College, Kim was a Music Scholarship Award Winner. She continued her study of vocal technique under outstanding vocal coaches including Gloria Ferrar and legendary jazz singer Sheila Jordan. She presently studies under renowned vocalist Kurt Elling. To remain at the cutting edge of vocal health instruction, Kim is a longstanding member of the Canadian Voice Care Foundation.
Kim has taught Juno Award winners Kelly Lee Evans and Sue Folley, and professional singers Jeff Rogers, Chris Maclean, Meg Lunney, Jody Benjamin and Ann Strangelove, to name just a few.
Kim shares her wealth of performing experience with her students, having worked throughout her life as a professional singer and tuba player (not a typo!), and as a composer of jazz and Latin jazz music.
Kim regularly puts her expressive mezzo-soprano voice through its paces with the Kim Kaskiw Sextet, an Ottawa-based jazz band. She has extensive experience singing jazz, latin music, R & B, pop, and classical and modern choral music. Using her lush three-octave voice, her expressive singing will has her audiences mining the depths of emotion.
Kim is a member of the American Federation of Musicians.