My mission is to train singers to sing confidently and expressively with vocal balance so they can achieve their singing and performance goals.
I have been a singer, performer and musician my whole life, and I have been coaching singers for over 15 and privately coaching for 10 years. I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s School of Music. As a singer and musician myself I have an extensive background in the performing arts including being a singer/songwriter, recording artist and musical theatre performer. As a vocal coach, I have studied and continue to study vocal pedagogy and vocal health. I work very closely with some of the vocal health and rehab experts in the lower mainland and continue to work with singers who have had vocal injury and are cleared to sing again. I have invested immensely into my professional development so that I can always give the best lessons possible. I work with some of the most aspiring and hardworking singers in the Lower Mainland, nationally as well as internationally.
I have studied voice in Vancouver, New York City and Los Angeles and have attended many international voice conferences over the years. 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, Dean Kaelin, Diane Loeb, Kathy Kennedy, Guy Babusek, Stephanie Borm-Krueger, Linda Tomkinson, Jeffrey Skouson, 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 passionate about helping singers to achieve vocal wellness, vocal balance and sing amazingly well. As a result, they can sing for longer periods of time and avoid injury or strain no matter what genre they sing. All it takes it hard work and dedication and consistency in their training.
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