Prema Sheila Vijayan

Prema Sheila Vijayan

Prema completed her Bachelor of Music Honors with a Minor in French from Carleton University. She specialized in vocal performance and had the opportunity to star as the primadonna in leading opera roles such as Lakme and Musetta. In her early years, Prema made her debut as a young singer on Ottawa ' s CJOH special Home Grown Cafe program.

Over the years, Prema has won several awards and scholarships at the local and provincial levels of the Kiwanis Music Festival for singing. Prema is a versatile musician. She initially picked up playing piano and guitar by ear. Her desire to study music made her follow the Royal Conservatory of Music program which made her more competent and confident on the instruments. She currently leads Church music ministry where she cantors and accompanies on the piano and the guitar.

Prema has had over ten years of experience teaching piano, voice and guitar to students ranging from preschoolers to seniors. Prema's love and knowledge of music urges her to share this gift with others.