An experienced professional singing instructor
Kim Kaskiw has been offering private singing instruction since 1985. Kim has also been a member of the Faculty of Music Performance at Carleton University since 1993.
At Humber College, Kim was a Music Scholarship Award Winner. She continued her study of vocal technique under outstanding vocal coaches including Ingemar Karjus, Kurt Elling, Gloria Ferrare and legendary jazz singer Sheila Jordan. 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 and Maple Blues Award winners Kelly Lee Evans, Sue Foley, 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 Musician's Association of Ottawa/Gatineau.