Voice Coach and Voice Technician
At 18 I began voice lessons and became fascinated with the human sound, the how’s and why’s of voice production studying the voice ever since. My performances began in Opera, and Art Songs in Vancouver, Canada.
During the completion of a degree in Contemporary Music Composition and Voice at Simon Fraser University, I expanded my love of the voice further. I wrote compositions for choirs and soloists.
I became a Communications expert in the late 90’s with ITC, International Training in Communications. Expanding the skills of public speaking further, I began my career as a communications coach to include voice production for business executives, customer service agents and for public speakers, ever since.
In the early 2000’s I became a Registered Yoga Therapy Practitioner, expanded studies of Buddhist and Christian chants, electronic and acoustic tonalities of World music, sound healing and became a meditation master.
Travelled to Southern India to study advanced yoga therapy and learnt Carnatic Vocal Music. It was just exciting times.
Throughout my 30 years as a Voice Coach, I have established a career as a Vocal Technician specialising in voice production: tone, timbre, breath control, proper instrument function (anatomy & kinesiology), range, memory, interpretation and mindset. I enjoy training all ages, genders including transgender to sing in any genres.
I continue to research and teach from a holistic perspective fusing the mind and body as an instrument that produces great results for singers, communicators, vocalists and in use for voice therapy.
The sound of the human voice can be soothing, alluring, jarring, or commanding amongst an array of various, subtle qualities and intent of the message.
Soon after I began teaching singing, I realised I had an ear for vocal subtleties, accents, challenges and emotional blocks. Blessed with compassion, I took the time needed to hear what the person is saying or trying to say with the choice of words, inflexions, emotions and context. I am blessed to have an ear that distinguishes and clarifies these sound and intent, but importantly I have the solutions and know what each person needs. Everyone is different, and so their solutions need to be. I help hundreds of people get their message across, to be heard.
I work on many levels to help people speak better, with more focus and clarity as well as the actual mechanic of speaking.
For singers, I help each form the sound they desire, improve their range and quality by instinctively knowing what techniques they need.
With a vocalist or speaker, the methods are similar just the context or intent is different. I draw out my client’s talents.
I use pedagogic models to involve clients in the process of incorporated meditation, varying breathing techniques and yoga therapy into Singing and Public Speaking / Personal Communications for spectacular results.