Tamara Lea is a Vancouver Island based vocalist.Tamara has studied jazz at Vancouver Island University where she received her Diploma in Jazz Studies and has trained as a classical flutist at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Her studies have taken her to private study with top professionals in the music world to conventional study of pedagogy in a conservatory setting.
Tamara is a vocalist that can perform many genres of music but her love for jazz far outweighs them all. As a recording artist, she has contributed to a range of diverse genres including rap, rock, gospel, blues and jazz as well as vocals for commercials and television. Tamara has performed in many festivals and had the pleasure of opening for groups such as “The Real Group”, “The New York Voices”, Dee Daniels, and more.
Education and Training
Pedagogy Training in Flute
Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria BC 1990-1993
Private Tuition Studies
Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria BC ( Margo Miel-Mann, Mary Byrne )1990-1993
Tom Keenlyside ( flute and Alto sax )Vancouver BC 1987-1990
Vancouver Island University ( Steve Jones- Alto sax,Richard Volet- flute ), Nanaimo BC 1984-1987
Audio Engineering and Production Program
Institute of Communication Arts 1987-1989
Diploma in Jazz Studies
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo , BC 1984-1987