About NATS Ontario: On Point

NATS Ontario: On Point is a series of free workshops organized by NATS Ontario Liaisons and offered by NATS colleagues to share knowledge and facilitate professional development.

The Independent Voice Studio – Many Paths, Many Practices

Free Via Zoom on Sunday, May 29 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (This event is now over.)

Nats Ontario On Point May 29 2022


We are excited to announce our next NATS On Point event. Please join us for “The Independent Voice Studio – Many Paths, Many Practices,” an informal and interactive panel discussion hosted by the members of the Programs and Services Committee. We will cover a range of topics, including policies, payments, studio practices, scheduling, reopening in a COVID era, online presence, and favourite teaching materials and resources. This session will be equally useful for the newer, less experienced teacher looking to further expand their teacher career, the musician who is embarking on a mid-career pivot, and the experienced teacher who is looking for new ideas or would like to share what they have learned with a supportive network of colleagues.

RSVP to Allison Arends
To attend, please RSVP to the chair of the Programs and Services Committee at allison@allisonarends.com. A zoom link will be sent out the day before the event.


Teaching and Adjudicating Contemporary Commercial Music

Free Via Zoom on Sunday, April 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (This event is now over.)

Nats Ontario on Point April 24


Amanda Kind is a singer, songwriter, voice teacher, and adjudicator who specializes in CCM. She writes and releases pop and country music and works with many aspiring young artists and fellow professional singers in a variety of genres. Amanda is also the Artistic Director of KW Glee, Canada’s leading pop group for youth, and has been instrumental in the development of many commercial artists.

During this free ON POINT conversation, Amanda will discuss sound assessment and style hallmarks for CCM, offer a rubric example for adjudication, and review a number of videos to highlight elements of vocal technique within the CCM realm with a specific focus on pop, rock, country and/or contemporary musical theatre styles.

RSVP to Allison Arends
Email allison@allisonarends.com to attend in real time or receive a link for the recorded video.