Singer, Actor, Musician, Songwriter
Chris Harvey is a singer, actor, musician, songwriter and teacher based in Toronto. Hailing from Vancouver B.C. Chris attended Capilano University where he studied in the classical music and musical theatre programs.
Chris Harvey is a singer, actor, musician, songwriter and teacher based in Toronto. Hailing from Vancouver B.C. Chris attended Capilano University where he studied in the classical music and musical theatre programs. Chris is trained not only in musical performance but also theory, ear training, music history, acting, dance and movement therefore allowing him to offer a variety of assistance to his students from singing technique and rhythm studies to movement and performance coaching.
Chris has taught students of all ages, styles and experience levels and is a firm believer that anyone, if they put in the effort, can succeed in becoming the excellent performer they want to be. “I have met many people in my life that have thought they couldn’t sing but I have never met anyone who after hard work and practice hasn’t improved and proven themselves wrong”.
Having studied and performed music for almost 20 years Chris has sung and played in many bands, musicals, operas, choirs and productions in Vancouver and Toronto as well as abroad and has shared the stage with many talented artists such as Colin James, Dal Richards, The Nathaniel Dett Choral, and the Sojourners to name a few. Starting his musical journey as a classical percussionist and then vocalist and moving through Jazz and Latin genres Chris has a strong grasp of the fundamentals that make up a solid musical education. As his interests expanded he became well versed in rock, pop, musical theatre, soul, funk, blues and r&b as well and is capable of delivering a wide ranging and balanced musical experience. Aside from being a talented performer Chris is also an accomplished martial artist in several styles including Kung Fu, Hai Dong Gum Do and Ninjutsu.
Chris is very excited to be teaching at Elite Music Academy and working alongside the dedicated teachers and staff here to deliver to his students a quality, fun and well rounded musical education!