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 have invested immensely into my professional development so that I can always give the best lessons possible. I have studied voice in Vancouver, New York City and Los Angeles and have attending the top voice conferences internationally. 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 always researching and learning the latest info on the voice in addition to attending many voice conferences worldwide. I am passionate about helping singers to achieve vocal wellness and learn how to “mix” so they can balance their voices. As a result, they can sing for longer periods of time and avoid injury or strain no matter what genre they sing.
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