After 20 something years of being a professional singer, I was given an opportunity to teach at a local tertiary institution. I had no formal music training, but I did have years of on-the-job experience. I needed to find a way to articulate the techniques I was using when I was singing and performing.
Juggling gigs, creative projects & a family, I decided the best way was to study extramurally & started with a classical music theory paper at Massey University to see if I could fit the learning process into my life!
I passed the paper (yay!!) but felt I needed a modern approach to continuing education, so looked further afield & discovered the world of online training through Berklee Online.
Berklee Online offers contemporary music programs delivered by fantastic lecturers who are at the top of their game. My voice instructor was P!nk’s keyboardist & backing vocalist!
Combine that with a community of go-getter musicians, from Grammy award winners through to music enthusiasts all sharing a passion for learning more about our craft. I was hooked!
I achieved a Specialist Certificate in Voice Technique and Musicianship, plus have done an additional paper in Pop/Rock vocal styles.
Currently, immersed in the world of voice science through Estill Voice Training, I am still studying, & will NEVER stop.
Vocal & performance coaching is my passion!