Diane Nelsen has taught singing for twenty-five years. She recently moved from Edmonton Alberta to Toronto and is teaching privately.
In Edmonton, Diane was the head of the voice department at Alberta College Conservatory and adjudicated at many music festivals in the province. Her students received high marks in Royal Conservatory of Music exams and in the Kiwanis Music Festival.
Diane was the voice representative for the Edmonton Kiwanis Festival advisory board and was a member of ORMTA and NATS.
Diane is a native Torontonian who studied voice and opera at the Royal Conservatory while singing on national CBC radio and television including such shows as Juliette, Wayne and Shuster, Parade, musical variety shows, operas and school broadcasts. She has performed with the Canadian Opera Company, including a cross-country tour of forty communities, the Stratford Festival, the Elmer Isler Singers, and the Banff School of Fine Arts. In Alberta, Diane sang the title role in Madama Butterfly for the first production of the Edmonton Opera Association. She performed with the Edmonton, Calgary and Prince George Symphonies and as soloist with the Richard Eaton Singers. Diane has also performed at the University of Alberta and Alberta College Conservatory in recitals, as soloist and with her husband and chamber musicians. On the lighter side, Diane sang many times with Tommy Banks, on CBC variety shows and in radio commercials.
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I’m a former adult student of Diane Nelson’s, originally from Edmonton; I’m now in Nanaimo BC, very much enjoying a retirement full of music. A huge thank you to Diane for the excellent basic habits I learned, which continue to pay dividends.