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My name is Arianna. I just moved back to Maple Ridge, British Columbia to finally open up my own music studio in my family home. For the past 5 years I have been in Toronto, finishing up my Masters of Music at the University of Toronto, majoring in Voice Performance, and teaching students of all ages and skill levels at award-winning multi-teacher studios. It has been a whirlwind of growth and development, but my heart has always been here on the West Coast - and I am SO excited to be back!
Along with my classical voice training, I am also a recording artist and singer-songwriter under the name Arianna Mae. I’m a huge bookworm and had started a video project when I moved to Toronto called #NEWSONGSONMONDAYS, where I wrote a song inspired by a book every week and posted them to YouTube on Mondays. Following a year of these videos, I popped into a recording studio called OAK Recording and worked with wonderful producer named Gord Richards to bring those songs to life! They are now available to stream on all platforms, and all of the YouTube videos are still up despite my better judgement - but we all have to start somewhere, right? I am in the process of releasing my second original EP, with the first single ‘Wildfire’ out now. The official music video on YouTube has already garnered over 50,000 views!
One of the biggest light bulb moments I had while living in Toronto was how much I love to teach. I began to pick up more teaching days, devoting more and more time to helping students explore music ranging in style from classical to musical theatre to rock. I brought voice workshops to dance academies, helping studios build their dancers into interdisciplinary artists. I began to envision moving back to BC and starting my own studio, and when everything went virtual and my lease came up for renewal, I decided this was the year. I packed up my apartment and connected with the BC Registered Music Teachers Association, who added me to their list of registered teachers.
Arianna Mae Studios is a brave space. It is a place for everyone, from anywhere, with anything, where new ideas are met with curiosity and encouragement. It is a space for creativity. For trying, and trying again. For laughter. For community.