I've recently come across a complaint about Ian Garrett and his "Canadian Academy of Vocal Music". Needless to say all of these claims are impossible and false. I have spent much time at the academy learning with great positive influence and support from both the staff and Mr. Garrett. I have never once in my life come across a negative experience, in fact my time at the academy is the most fun I have. I look forward to it weekly and am always ending up rushing my mom so that I may spend more time there.
The lessons were paid for as a birthday gift and upon arrival, I was visually nervous. Even when I was starting, the staff asked me why it was I wished to take lessons and started conversation with me. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome and I really did. Soon I was introduced to my teacher: Ian Garrett. Despite his lavish reputation, having worked with Shania Twain, he was completely down to earth. His teaching methods are careful and concise built on years of practice and refinement. He pushes his students to be the best that they can be with endless support and positive encouragement.
The man and school painted in the complaint is in no way the environment or the person I know…and it is a shame that someone would spread such terrible lies. I refuse to believe such awful things. The best advice is to go and visit yourself.