I am classically trained but I've always had a passion for musicals and grew up singing pop and jazz.
I have my Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction) from King’s University, Edmonton majoring in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy.
Though I have over 20 years of successful teaching experience, I take every opportunity to pursue professional development opportunities in all genres. Workshops I have attended include: Somatic Voiceworks™ (https://somaticvoicework.com), Alexander Technique (https://alexandertechnique.com) and Feldenkrais Technique (https://feldenkrais.com) and Estill Method™ (https://www.estillvoice.com). I am also Level 1 Certified in Heather Lyle's Vocal Yoga™ (https://vocalyoga.com).
In 2014, I attended the Voice Foundation’s Symposium for Care of the Professional Voice (https://voicefoundation.org). The knowledge base of voice science that began at that symposium as well as the opportunity to do research for a leading otolaryngologist in Edmonton has turned me into a self-proclaimed voice science geek.
My future goals are to study to be a singing voice specialist and vocologist - emerging fields focused on helping singers with vocal health issues.