Welcome to my site!
I have been a singer, performer and musician my whole life, and I have been teaching voice for over 15 years and privately for 10.
I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s School of Music. As a singer myself I have an extensive background in the performing arts including musical theatre, film and tv, recordings arts as well as songwriting. I have studied and continue to study vocal pedagogy and vocal health. I work very closely with some of the vocal health experts in the lower mainland and continue to work with singers who have had vocal injury and are cleared to sing again.
I am a highly skilled instructor as I have invested immensely into my professional development so that I can always give the best lessons possible. I am enthusiastic about working with singers and performing and recording artists who have specific goals and aspirations.
I have worked with some of the world’s top groundbreaking voice instructors including Seth Riggs (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Madonna), Wendy Parr (Sarah Bareilles, Great Big World), Rob Raab Stevenson (Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake), Greg Enriquez, Diane Loeb, Kathy Kennedy, Guy Babusek, Linda Tomkinson, and Spencer Welch. In 2018, I received my Level 5 (the highest level) Mentor Instructor Certificate with the Institute for Vocal Advancement, an international vocal education organization. I am also certified in Speech Level Singing technique and studied singing in the SLS technique for over 10 years. I am a member in good standing with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
I am always researching and learning the latest and greatest info on the voice in addition to attending many voice conferences worldwide. I am passionate not only about music and song, but also about helping clients build balance in their voices so they can achieve the voice of their dreams. Singing should be fulfilling and your voice should work effectively, train with me and you’ll see. Be ready to work hard and get the most out of your training!
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