I have been studying and teaching voice ever since I earned an Associate’s Degree at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy of New York in 2004. I have been training in voice and performing as a vocalist and pianist for 30 years, with such highlights as being a soloist for the British Columbia Boys’ Choir, performing for the opening of Rogers Arena, Canadian Idol finals, and being featured on Primetime TV in Asia. I’ve trained with senior Speech Level Singing teacher Brennan Barrett. In 2018, I got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study Speech Level Singing & Vocal Production in Bali directly with its founder Seth Riggs, the vocal coach of Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys and many more Grammy Award-winning artists!
What is Speech Level Singing Technique?
Speech Level Singing is a vocal technique that aims to achieve a balanced registration or mix while keeping a resting larynx.
What does all that mean?
Here’s the bottom line:
Speech Level Singing believes that when you speak, there is no tension or manipulation in your voice because your motive is to communicate with others. The same should be true when you are singing.
I am blessed to have written music that got me a recording contract with Sarah McLachlan’s record label Nettwerk Music Group, and am happy to share that my original music has reached #1 on the World Music Chart multiple times!
My voice lessons are comprehensive and fun, and tailored to your specific goals and learning style. I am also an accomplished pianist, and utilize my knowledge and skills as a musician and songwriter to help coach you to become the amazing singer you are born to be! I honestly believe that EVERY human is capable of singing, and with the right supportive environment and tools can truly access and embody their authentic voice!