Stirling Festival of Sacred Praise

Michael Lyons - Strings and Orchestral

Celebrating instrumental music, vocal music, scripture and public speaking. Participants of all ages and abilities invited. 
Stirling ON.
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2018 Adjudicators 
- Piano
Paul Coates holds ARCT diplomas in both piano and voice as well as a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Western Ontario. He also studied at the Chautauqua Institute and the Banff School of Fine Arts. He was privileged to perform for Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in London England and has attended master classes with Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Elly Ameling and Rudolph Jansen. 

Since his graduation he has enjoyed an active and varied performing career as both singer and accompanist, including solo concerts, chamber music, appearances with orchestras, CBC and TV Ontario broadcasts.

Paul has been a faculty member of the School of Music of Windsor and the Royal Conservatory of Music where he taught in both the Community School and the Glenn Gould Professional School.  

Currently he maintains a private studio in Stratford. He is also active as an adjudicator and a clinician for ORMTA and is excited about his new series of talk for any organization on “FINDING A KINDER WAY – to BE who YOU ARE!”

The importance of being mindfully present in the now while celebrating the whole student. You are AWESOME just because you are. Not because of what you do or do not do! Your imagination is your limitation in life. You should have no limits when it comes to your imagination. However there is value in having a process that Acknowledges – Empowers - Inpsires.”

Mr. Coates has examined for RCM & CC has been travelling across Canada presenting a workshop for teachers, parents and studentss entitled: “Calming the Practice Monster.” NEW “The Studio Monster Experience” – Practice Tips & Tools that make a Difference. Contact Regal Monster Productions if interested in booking a TALK!


Paul Coates - Vocal