Singers and voice users, I’m so glad you’re here. I look forward to working together on your vocal wishes.
A bit about my teaching philosophy:
My teaching philosophy is all about exploring through guided play and experimentation. My goal is to offer you insight, awareness, and expansiveness. I want to give you the tools to find and feel freedom and flexibility in your voice. Gone are the days of following a checklist of things to fix or do right. Let’s discover and refine from a place of joy.
When you sign up for a voice session, you’ll see an intake form where you can share your goals with me — whether it’s preparing for an audition, finding more ease in your voice after a long singing break, or hoping to sing for your friends at a virtual open mic night, I’m here for you. You can even upload music or a script if there’s something you know you want to work on. For any of the voice work, repertoire is not required at all.
If you and your friends are interested in working together, please be in touch via the contact page and we’ll set that up. Some examples of this group work could include warming up together then singing for one another in a cozy masterclass-type format, or could also be a chance for songwriters or composers to share or workshop their work. Another format might be a group of singers wanting to explore similar vocal goals such as belting, singing improv games, singing in new-to-you styles. In all of these group work scenarios, I will tailor our sessions to your groups’ goals, and you’ll have the added benefit of shared experiences and learning.
Special events such as workshops and Pop-Up VIP Voice Days:
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A bit of background
I grew up playing various musical instruments: I started with piano lessons, and violin lessons, joined a choir, and then, added saxophone. Between orchestra and band practice, choir rehearsal, or fiddle camps, I was always surrounded by music. And I loved it. When I started singing lessons, however, I knew I had found something special. Singing felt different than all the other ways I was engaging with music making. Every year I would enter in the music festival to compete, and I would sign up for art song classes as well as musical theatre classes. Oh, how I loved the music festival–a chance to meet new singers and have shared performance experiences!
When I got my first role in our high school musical, that’s when the performing bug really hit! I knew then that singing would always be a part of my life — I didn’t know or care what that meant in terms of my life and career, but I knew I wanted to keep learning about singing.
My love for teaching started very early. I come from a long line of educators in my family. And I began teaching as early as high school when I did a co-op position with a middle school band teacher. I love teaching so much that after my Bachelor of Arts, I got accepted into a Bachelor of Education, but instead decided to go do a Bachelor of Music. And then when I finished my BMus, I still wanted to learn more, so I did my Master of Music. No matter the way in which we learn about the voice (through private lessons, summer programs, institutions, etc.) we can always learn more. And this is one of the things I love most about teaching: that I get to keep learning and growing. My students are always an inspiration to me.
We’re all in this together. Learning, sharing, exploring, evolving. Recently, in my own professional development, I’ve been working outside of the box. And it’s been so much fun for me that I’m bringing a lot of that same work into my teaching. What if we just… threw away all the rules, even just for a minute? What if all sounds we made were “good” and “right” and “perfect”? That’s the place I like to live as I keep learning how to sing.
Affiliations and memberships: NSrTMA, CLC, Music NS, ECMA, CMC (Board Member)