Welcome to Sharp Performance Studios
We teach budding singers through to semi-pros how to level up to the next stage with improved vocals and performance confidence. Find your true, authentic voice and let it shine.
Better Singing Starts Here
We use a combination of vocal techniques crafted for varying styles of singing, as well as performance psychology and coaching techniques to advance our students.
"I can’t say enough about SPS and their teaching and coaching. I had a very specific goal and they helped me not just meet that goal but exceed it in every possible way."
- Tim M, Adult Student
Children aged 8 to 18 enjoy our regular (optional) concerts and explore both contemporary and more traditional music. In addition to teaching singing technique and understanding music, our unique approach guides and promotes critical thinking, positive mind set and ownership of learning.
Here’s what our parents and students say . . .
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced student, we’ll strengthen your technique and overall performance. Our students have had successes with auditions, musical theater, university voice program auditions, festivals, international competitions, TV talent shows, exams, singing with bands, as choristers, as singer-songwriters and budding shower singers!
What kind of performer are you? Do you step on stage and feel like you own the place, or are you quaking in your boots? Knowing you have a solid voice, an exciting sound, a strong connection with your audience and a presence to carry it off is a dynamite confidence boost. This is what the SPS Performance Edge feels like, find out more here.
The SPS Performance Edge
Hi, I’m Diana Sharp, Studio Director and lead teacher. Singing has been my passion for as long as I can remember; I preferred singing to talking. I auditioned …
I’m a Voice graduate from Ottawa University with an additional degree in education and it’s probably all my grandmother’s fault. She introduced all her grandkids to music from a young age and I was always the first to run to the piano when she began to sing and play. By the age of 8, I had formally begun my musical training with the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa working with conductor Jackie Hawley and fell in love with singing and choral music.
I’m a coloratura soprano with a not so secret second life as a musical theatre singer and an equally versatile singing teacher. At sixteen I went to Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan to study singing and was a regular Kiwanis competitor and Royal Conservatory of Music exam student.
I’m a native Saskatchewanian based in Ottawa. I came to singing via drama after completing a diploma in Theatre Arts at Algonquin College. I really enjoyed singing and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Music followed by a Masters of Music in vocal performance at Ottawa University. My time is now split between teaching, performing and theatre production.
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"I can confidently state that they are exceptional teachers. They set themselves apart from other teachers, as they are not only extremely knowledgeable but also passionate people who truly care about you and your journey. "
Serena G - Age 17
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