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Welcome to NewSong!

Holistic Voice Lessons Online and Onsite in London, Ontario

"I originally started taking lessons with Suzanne because I needed to get prepared for my highschool exams, however I stuck with them because of the amazing environment they provided me to try new things or just be myself with my music." - Arianna I

Meet Your New Teacher

Hello and welcome! Let me tell you a bit about myself.

For more than a decade it has been my joy to partner with and support hundreds of vocalists of a wide range of ages, skill levels, and genres, at both my private studio and my fine arts high school studio in Toronto. I'm a lifelong learner and have formal training in teaching both commercial and classical musical styles. Check out my about page for more info.

Born and raised in small-town southwestern Ontario, I'm delighted to have returned to my roots to relaunch my studio in the heart of London, Canada's first UNESCO city of music! It's a privilege to empower and elevate the incredible artists and voices from this city in person and around the globe in my virtual studio.

I'm passionate about music education that fosters holistic personal growth, using teaching techniques rooted in the latest in voice research. I love to help speakers, singers, and songwriters alike find strength, range, and expression in their voice. I believe in creating a safe, inclusive space for community through the arts!

Outside of my music studio I'm a mom of two darling boys who keep me learning and growing. I love a good latté, a little bit of yoga, and a spontaneous DIY project. When you come to the studio you will see that I'm also a slightly obsessive gardener—I try to grow as much of our veg as possible and enjoy creating welcoming and peaceful spaces.

So, take a look around or send me a message via the contact page. I can't wait to meet you!

Suzanne Schaafsma smiling in backyard.

Musically yours,


Learn more about Suzanne and NewSong here!

From the studio to the world stage...

Training with Suzanne was truly eye opening, and with her, I found confidence and grounding in my classical singing technique. With her help, I was well-prepared for my application to a summer program with The Juilliard School in 2018, which I was accepted into and attended, as well as, to undergraduate programs for music. In the Fall of 2019, I began attending the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music for classical voice studies. As someone who is also pursuing a musical career in pop/r&b, I continue to use what I've learned in my lessons with her whenever I perform.

Martina Ortiz Luis - voice lesson alumna
Toronto Maple Leafs Official Anthem Singer

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