Alida has been a professional vocalist for over 25 years and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a major in music. She has studied voice with several vocal master instructors worldwide, including Seth Riggs, Wendy Parr, Jeffrey Skouson, Greg Enriquez, Kathy Kennedy, Guy Babusek, Linda Tomkinson, and Spencer Welch. In 2016 Alida received her Advanced Instructor Certificate with the Institute for Vocal Advancement, an international vocal education organization. She was also certified to teach Speech Level Singing technique in 2008 and studied singing in the SLS technique for over 10 years. Alida has regular singing lessons with her singing teacher Spencer Welch and attends vocal pedagogy educational events frequently. Alida is also a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). As a singer, Alida has received radio play on CBC and many other Canadian radio stations as a singer/songwriter. Alida sings all genres of music and has studied classical repertoire but also has made contemporary pop recordings. Alida has been a professional voice teacher and piano teacher for 9 years. Teaching from 2 vocal studios in Vancouver as well as on Skype, many of her students have gone on to star in hit TV series’, motion pictures and record albums. Her vocal studio is growing every year with clients from not only Vancouver but across Canada and internationally.
Alida has been enthusiastically researching the areas of vocal health, wellness and how it relates to professional voice users especially in the last few years. In the summer of 2016, she presented a 3 part course for voice teachers called Voice Care and Wellness in our Studios for Institute for Vocal Advancement. She is passionate not only about music and song, but also about helping her clients find their true voices as a means of creative expression and educating the importance of vocal health and wellness. In 2016 she was asked to be guest lecturer at Rhodes Wellness College’s Business for Solopreneuers class and presented on “How to Use Your Voice More Effectively for Business and Life“. In January 2017, Alida attended the NATS winter workshop in San Diego, CA which offered courses on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, Yoga for Singers as well as holistic and wellness education for teachers of voice. In April 2017, Alida attended IVACON, Institute for Vocal Advancement’s annual teacher training conference, which includes one full week of intense study lectures and presentations on the voice.
More on Alida here. (NATS Vancouver)