Laura Styler - Director/Advanced Voice and Piano Teacher
Laura Styler received her Bachelor of Arts Music Degree and her Postgraduate in Music specializing in Voice from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Wales, UK. Laura has performed on many occasions both as a soloist and in choirs including singing in the National Youth Choir of Wales, BBC National Choir of Wales which included a number of recordings and television recordings, sang for BBC radio on a series of religious service broadcasts with the Welsh Chamber Singers, backing vocalist for Peter Karrie (singer from the Phantom of the Opera), sang as a soloist with Treorchy Male Voice Choir and sang Mahler lieder at St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales as part of a pre-concert of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
In Canada Laura has been singing in Calgary Opera Chorus and has performed in their productions of the Jubilee Opening Gala, Puccini's Turandot, Mozart's The Magic Flute, the premiere of John Estacio's Frobisher, Puccini’s Tosca, Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Gounod’s Faust, Massenet’s Manon, Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor, Tovey’s The Inventor, Puccini’s Aida, Puccini’s La Boheme, Verdi’s Othello, Verdi’s La Traviata, Verdi’s Fallstaff, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirate of Penzance as part of Calgary Opera’s first summer festival, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Bizet’s Carmen and Delibes Lakme.
Laura has also sung with Cowtown Opera and Calgary Concert Opera Company where she performed the role of Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen in fall of 2012 and Nursing sister and Mistress of the Novices in Puccini’s Suor Angelica in February 2013, soloist with Calgary Bach Society for Bach Magnificat and Mendlesohn’s Magnificat in March 2013, soloist in the annual “Spring is Singing” concert organized by the Calgary Welsh Society.
Laura won the David G.Morris Memorial Prize at the North American Festival of Wales held in Toronto in 2013 which allowed her to travel to Wales and compete in the National Eisteddfod of Wales in August 2015. She was also involved in the planning of the opening ceremony and musical involvement of the North American Festival of Wales, which was held in Calgary, September 2016. Laura had been raising money and awareness of Alzheimer's and to develop and continue a program for 'Singing and the Brain'. By volunteering for people with Alzheimer's and using music/singing as a Music Therapy tool, it stimulates memory, relaxation, and allows them to feel engaged and included. This journey so was very rewarding.
Laura also teaches under her home studio Noted Music Studio. She loves teaching children and adults alike and sharing in their musical journey.