Clowning around the Studio

Teaching voice is always such an interesting process here at Kelowna Voice Lab. You just never know who is going to book a lesson or for what reason. Over the course of the last year, I have helped a nurse…Read more


Wow! It's hard for me to believe it's been a month already since I last wrote on my voice blog. My excuses? A lovely vacation to the most magical place in Canada - Haida Gwaii combined with a full vocal…Read more

The Singer Carries The Song

I was at a party this weekend where most of the people were working musicians. We all took turns fronting our favourite songs and singing back up for each other. It was such a blast to see how the vibe…

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Rewriting Your Story

Several times in the last few weeks, I’ve had a remarkably similar conversation with new vocal students, it goes something like this: “When I was a kid, I was told I shouldn’t sing, or that I should just mouth theRead more

At Last - A Labour of Love

There are times in a singing coach’s life where one student so touches you with their own personal story of determination and commitment that you never forget it. Sally is one of those voice students for me and here’s why.…Read more

What Your "Phone Voice" Is Saying About You

As a vocal coach, I am often asked how someone can make their “phone voice” more effective and convincing. In business, most communication still happens over the phone and how you present yourself in this arena is extremely important. It…

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A New Kind of Breathing?

The last 30 days have been one of personal transformation for me in that I have discovered hot yoga. It is something I have wanted to do for years but have hesitated because I don’t have good balance and it…Read more

Vocal Damage - What To Do When You've Over Done

     As a singer teacher and vocal coach, I have had several inquiries recently about how to repair vocal
damage. It is every singer and public speaker’s nightmare to have a voice that just won’t deliver when they need…Read more

Live Performance Hits and Misses (Teens)

 I had the pleasure of seeing several live performances this past weekend by teenagers singing in the North Vancouver CityFest outdoor event and at an audition for a local performance group in Vancouver.

At the festival, one of the performers…

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