We are very excited to welcome Dana Yehudaiff to teach our vocal development and music education for children ages 4 to 6. Dana is a vocalist, musician and music educator who has been performing and teaching in the GTA for over a decade.
Dana completed her undergraduate degree in music at York University, where she focused on jazz vocal performance. She then continued her studies at the Rimon School of Music, in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, and is currently a Masters Candidate in Musicology at York University. In 2010, Dana obtained her BEd from the University of Western Ontario, where she teaches both instrumental (band) and vocal music for the Peel District School Board. Dana has had the opportunity to perform jazz standards, as well as original music at several venues in Toronto including Chalkers Pub and The Central. She also enjoys giving back to the community by performing in benefit concerts, raising funds for important causes. Dana has musically directed a number of shows including “Anything Goes”, “Mamma Mia” and “Alice in Wonderland”. She has also produced her own original musical revues in order to showcase individual student talent. Her passion and love of music, along with her education and experience, allow her to inspire her students to find their own voice and gain the skills and confidence they need to excel and shine (at any stage of the game).
Dana believes music education is important for young children as it develops the creative capacities required for lifelong success. Learning music teaches discipline, strengthens perseverance, sharpens attentiveness and builds self-esteem. By making music with others, children will also grow socially, as they learn to work as a part of a team to reach a common goal. Above all, music is fun, providing kids with a creative outlet for personal expression.