I am a crossover voice teacher with a special interest in vocal health and rehabilitation. My curiosity for the mechanics of singing and speech has taken me across the continent to develop as a singing voice specialist. I am a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association and I adjudicate regionally and provincially for classical, choral, pop and musical theatre categories. I hold a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University.
I am currently in the process of pursuing my training to become a singing voice specialist, to work in the rehabilitation of disordered and injured voices.
My production company The Singer’s Theatre is launching our new Conservatory initiative, a fully-rounded professional development training for music theatre students.
I am an executive member of the Ontario Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
I am the founder and artistic director of The Singer's Theatre, a Broadway World Toronto winner for Best Youth Theatre Production. I have directed the music for over 40 musicals, including the Canadian premiere of Broadway's A Tale Of Two Cities. I have also served as vocal director for various cruise lines. I am regularly invited to give workshops and presentations, including having taken a team to teach musical theatre in Beijing, China.
Since taking on the position of conductor of The Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir, I have led the choir to perform across many European countries including Vienna, Austria where the choir placed first in Mixed Choirs at the Summa Cum Laude Choral Festival.
My voice students have performed as members of the company at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, Mirvish Productions, on North American tours and in Broadway shows. Others have gone on to complete performance degrees in the top college and university programs for classical voice and musical theatre in Canada.
Faculty Advisor: WLU Snats (Student Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing).
Teaching voice at Laurier is a joy. As the studio instructor for CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music), I get the opportunity to explore the many different ways one can be expressive using the human instrument, through all kinds of musical styles. With a healthy, free instrument, anything can be possible!
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