About Me

This is my story...
I grew up in a musical family where everyone sang and played multiple instruments. Music has always been in my blood. On family road trips, my parents asked for "quiet time" because I wanted to sing during the entire 6 or 7 hour car rides.
In high school, I was a part of the concert choir, chamber choir and jazz choir. I was also a member of the concert band and jazz band, and played the upright bass in these ensembles. What's more, I was a part of the musical productions of Aida, Pippin and Stepping Out. Outside of school, I led worship at my local youth group from behind the keyboard. All of this musical experience as well as the guidance of my choir director, Tobi Crawford, led me towards the Jazz Studies program at Capilano University in North Vancouver. 
I recieved a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies with Distinction and a Diploma in Jazz Studies with Distinction as a Voice Major from Capilano University. During my studies, I was awarded the Dee Daniels Jazz Vocal Scholarship and the Linton Garner Jazz Award. While at Capilano, I was a member and featured soloist of NiteCap, Capilano's premiere Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
As a performer, I have sung at various events: corporate functions, fundraisers, private parties, weddings, and restaurants. I love performing and am so excited to continue performing for years to come. 
As a vocal instructor, I have taught students of all ages and levels. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and being able to share my love of music with my students. I approach teaching with the individual student in mind. Every student is different, which means that every lesson I teach will be different. I believe in training students to be musicians, not just singers, which means that students are taught the fundamentals of music theory and proper technique. 
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