Every person is unique and I approach each student as an individual, first and foremost. I like to assess my students in the first lesson(s) to discover their learning style and pace and determine their specific goals. In these early lessons, it's important to me to establish a base of trust, safety and respect with my students as I believe this fosters the best learning environment.
Singing can be challenging. There are many different techniques that can produce results, but I've found the most success by focusing on natural singing (intention, breath, sing) in my teaching. I utilize breath, posture, phonation and resonance to decrease tension and release an authentic voice. I often teach students who are pursuing classical voice or musical theatre, but love teaching people of all ages and levels!
Most importantly, singing has to be fun, creative and engaging. My hope is to find ways to help others learn to sing while enjoying the process!
I hold a Master of Music in Opera from the University of British Columbia as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Perofrmance from the University of Victoria.
I have been fortunate to have several incredible, world-renowned teachers and mentors in voice over the past 20 years including Benjamin Butterfield, Heather Thomson Price, Daniel Okulich and Heidi Melton as well as my mom. Additionally, I was able to attend a musical theatre training program from ages 10-14 and attended the Mount Royal Music Academy from the ages of 9-17.
I continue my musical development working as a professional singer with Vancouver Opera.
Recipient of the 2015 Western Canada Metropolitan Opera Competition Encouragement Award;
Winner of the 2014 British Columbia District NATSAA Competition;
Winner of the 2012 Calgary Kiwanis Mozart Competition;
Winner of the 2010 University of Victoria Concerto Competition
In addition to my education in Voice, I have studied Cello, piano and drama since the age of 8. I have received my grade 9 RCM in cello and my Grade 8 RCM in Speech Arts. I have also completed my grade 5 RCM in Music Harmony and History and have taken piano and dance lessons from an early age.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher