A move to Victoria, BC meant meeting Daniel Lapp - an inspiring teacher who continues to draw out Tania's creative side. She joined the Dan Lapp Fiddleharmonic and the BC Fiddle Orchestra and started up her classical studies again. After being in several more groups, including the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra, and her own group - 7 Carrot Fiddle (which opened for Valdy) and recording on another album- "Echoes of the Red River Valley", Tania decided to take the route of a soloist. An entrepreneur at the age of 14, she started her own business, SwanSisters Promotions. Four 12 hour days in a home studio and every penny she every saved resulted in "Something - the CD before the next one". She learned how to market herself through "how to" books and landed many performances and the attention of Teen Magazine, Girl's Life Magazine, Focus on Women, and local radio and newspaper. The reviews were great.
In March 1999, Tania was given an album by the name of "Wild Blue" (Eileen Ivers), which turned her whole world upside down. Until then, she had been playing traditional music, but upon her discovery, began experimenting with world beat rhythms and improvisation. In June and July, Tania was able to test her ideas out at the Midsummer Festival (Smithers, BC) and the Folk on the Rocks Festival (Yellowknife, NWT) were she was a headliner. The response from festival organizers and the audiences was outstanding. Festival organizers stated she was the "surprise hit of the festival." With her energetic performances combined with her rapport with the audiences, the crowds danced and yelled for more
"This is the second year in a row that Tania Elizabeth changed the Smithers Festival from being a bit better than staying at home to a truly memorable experience. Last year it was not just her skill, but her enthusiasm that was inspirational. This year, wow, what a show! She had easily the best band there, (and) was the best from a listener's perspective." -Rob MacDonald.
Her new album, This Side Up, was recorded in September 1999 at Nomad Studios on Salt Spring Island. It is an innovative recording that reflects the new path she is exploring. She worked with co-producer Paul Brosseau and co-arranged the album with her fellow band members. The results are outstanding and the reviews are magnificent. Plans are in the works for a Canadian tour and an international tour that includes Australia -her place of birth.