I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Business and a minor in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Waterloo. I also hold two post-graduate certificates in Business, and a certificate in French. I started studying Voice (Classical, Pop and Jazz) in 2011, primarily with award-winning instructors Charlena Russell and Micah Barnes, and began teaching Contemporary Voice in 2014. Additionally, I have a Certificate in Music Business from Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 2020 and a Certificate in Startup Business from According 2 Plans 2018.
I’ve been in the practice of songwriting since 2008 and recording/production since 2010. I’ve formally studied both in university and received hands-on training placements in the industry under Artscape Audio Engineers.
I create custom lessons for each student based on their level, goals and experience. In the first lesson I like to get to know my students and their interests so I can better teach them.
Students may have the opportunity to record songs with me when they advance. My approach is to challenge students to be their best and be themselves. I bring positivity and humor into my studio and encourage students to think creatively.
I help students work on songs, technique, warmups, performance, ear training, demo recording, lyric writing and more – in inspiring ways. I’ve played and written a wide variety styles of music – pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, blues, jazz, classical – and can help you do the same. I look forward to learning more about you!
My goal with lessons is to help students build their sound and confidence through creative exploration and expression. Apart from technique, emphasis is placed on developing musicianship skills such as audiating, matching pitch, keeping steady time, and creating. With musicality, students can bring music to life in their own way and feel ownership of what they create or perform.
I have coached students through writing, performing and recording their favourite tunes as well as originals. I’ve had the honor of preparing students for live performances, studio recording sessions and auditions.
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