I’m a vocal coach and choral director in Waterloo/Toronto, Ontario, Canada with a deep passion for helping incredible people from all walks of life find joy in their voices.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Vocal Jazz Performance and a Master of Arts in Musicology from York University where I studied choral conducting. That’s lead me to over 10 years coaching singers and directing choirs.
I’ve performed at Carnegie Hall and The Raptors Season Opener. I’ve toured Europe and conducted on stages in Prague and Salzburg! I direct The Voices of Hope Parkinson’s Choir and I’m the Assistant Artistic Director for Singing Out! Toronto’s Largest 2SLGBTQIAA+ Choir.
I love Jazz, Musical Theatre and pop and always encourage my students to sing what they love too!
My singers have earned top exam marks, entrance to esteemed arts school programs, won competitions, fronted rock bands and become voice teachers themselves! But most importantly they’ve learned to know and love their voices.
Let me help you find & love your voice.
Trans+ & Non-Binary Voice
In 2019, I joined SingingOut! Toronto’s 2SLGBTQIAA+ Community Chorus as the Assistant Artistic Director and it opened my eyes to a world of voices I’d been missing out on. I was deeply inspired to sharpen my skills to support TGNC voices. I’ve trained with and studied top educators across the USA to bring these skills to Canada.
In addition to singing, I now offer trauma informed and client centered Gender Affirming Voice Training as my research and experience have honed my skills to support this work.
My Mission is to fiercely empower Trans and Non-Binary people to love and use their voices, To co-create a learning, growing space that honors the expertise of lived experiences and seeks vocal joy and dignity.
I identify as a Bi, queer, white, cis woman. I work with singers and voice users online from my home on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabewaki, and Attiwonderonk peoples.
I acknowledge these privileges here and keep them ever in mind in my work centering trans, non-binary, intersex, gender non-conforming, and all 2SLGBTQIA+ voices. I feel this work is being underserved in Canada and I’m committed to changing that.
I also commit to centering, supporting, funding and learning from Trans lead work in this field.
The socially constructed concepts of Gender and Passing are complex and troublesome. I offer gender affirming voice modification skills to aide anyone wishing to make changes to the way their voices are perceived by themselves and others. I only offer this work to those seeking it and happily support those who wish to refuse it.
I do not uphold the binary as a rule or a goal but rather use it as a set of tools to create desired outcomes expressed by my clients. I acknowledge that gender and voice are often tightly linked with privilege and safety. I look forward to and work towards a future where this work is unnecessary.