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Hi, I’m Renée!


I'm a nonbinary singer, songwriter, and trans voice teacher. If you're looking for a judgement-free teacher with 10+ years of experience, that's me!

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Hi, I’m Renée!


I'm a nonbinary singer, songwriter, and trans voice teacher. If you're looking for a judgement-free teacher with 10+ years of experience, that's me!

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✨ Free ✨ Trans Guide to Vocal Anatomy

I know that learning the anatomy of the voice can feel like an insurmountable hurdle. And I know that not having a good grasp of vocal anatomy can slow down your voice practice. That's why I created this free, full-colour, hand-illustrated guide that will walk you through everything you need to know. Get it now!

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Portrait of Renée

Singer, Songwriter, Trans Voice Teacher

I've been a voice teacher for over twelve years, I have four full-length albums out, and I have degrees in physics, jazz, and songwriting.

I love creating, I love figuring things out, but most of all, I love helping people.

I know you've been struggling to find answers when it comes to your voice. I know that there is so much information out there to get through! I want to make things as simple and painless as possible so you can start living your happiest life.

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Trans Voice Courses

Trans Vocal Exploration eCourse: Voice Feminization, Masculinization, and Beyond

You already have what you need to love your voice. 

I know how distressing voice dysphoria can be, and I know that there is somehow too much information out there and not enough! I want to make things as simple as possible for you.

This e-course includes 60+ videos on:

▶︎ vocal anatomy and hygiene

▶︎ self-care tips to support voice training

▶︎ voice feminization, masculinization, and neutralization techniques

▶︎ how to understand and control pitch, resonance, vocal folds mass, and inflexion

▶︎ practice strategies to set you up for success

The best time to start is right now!

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Learn to teach trans voice alteration in 5 weeks

You can teach trans voice lessons too!

Use your singing teacher skills to spread trans joy throughout your community. 

This course is a 5-week program that runs from November 7th to December 5th, 2021. Classes will be held from 10am to 2pm EST every Sunday.

In this course, you will get:

  • 20 hours of in-person instruction with Renée
  • Live teaching demonstrations and guest speakers
  • Trans-specific voice concerns including hormones, puberty-blockers, surgeries, and more.
  • Concrete exercises and explanations of all aspects of trans voice alteration
  • Gender 101 so you can speak confidently and supportively with your trans students

Registration closes on November 1st, 2021!

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What trans people are saying...

 

Portrait of Lilith

"Renée's energy and enthusiasm are infectious and they really foster a positive, safe and caring environment. The vocal exercises they taught and their knowledge on all things vocal exploration were exemplary and I would be more than happy to recommend anyone - regardless of where they place themselves on the gender spectrum and beyond - to participate in your workshops in future.”

Lilith Ferreyra-Carroll, age 36 (she/her)

Portrait of Julien

"I always leave Renée's classes having learned more about my voice and more about myself. Renée's openness and adaptability to accessibility needs make for a warm and welcoming learning environment. As a trans man, they have also been very helpful in helping me explore different aspects of my voice, which has been very gender-affirming. To me, they have been an excellent vocal coach and life coach. Honestly a two for one deal!"

Mathieu, age 25 (he/him)

Portait of Josie

“I took private lessons with Renée for six months and it was one of my best transition decisions. I have tried for years to understand gender-affirming voice lessons from YouTube videos, and workshops, but all of them were beyond the scope of my understanding. Lessons with Renée helped me to understand how the wonderful vocal instrument works. With exercise and taking small steps along the way, I'm now confident I can climb this mountain and succeed."

Joséphine (she/they)

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"Renée is a powerhouse creator and educator clearing the path for trans and disabled folks around the world. Their talent combined with their intense passion for others makes them a stellar educator.  They’re a queer, non-binary, disabled voice teacher and musician who’s been taking the internet by storm by working to bring accessible gender-affirming vocal therapy to all."

- Val J., Scarleteen

"As a trans person who is more attuned toward the convolutions and contradictions of transitioning, Yoxon’s philosophy around voice feminization differs from the typical speech pathologist. 'Passing was never my goal with voice training,' they say. 'There are so many things the voice can do, it’s exciting! What I’m trying to do is have my clients experience gender euphoria with their voice. I’m trying to help people find a voice that they feel represents them. That voice may pass or it may not; passing is so context-specific.'"

- Nour Abi Nakhoul, Xtra*

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Things I've created

(that I'm super proud of)

Music Video // Terrible Alchemy

This song was the first single from my fourth album! I collaborated with an amazing queer and trans crew to make this amazing projection music video. This song is about my relationship to my body in chronic pain.

Screendance // Rollation

This video was created as a final project for a class on screendance that I took during my songwriting master's degree in Ireland. This screendance documents my relationship to my rollator and how it is an extension of my disabled body.

Vlog // Montreal Trans Pride

This is simply a fun and colourful vlog from the first time I was able to attend trans pride in Montreal! I was very nervous because I had been too disabled to attend in the past, but this year the organizers provided wheelchairs to anyone who needed them and I was so grateful!

EPK // Here We Go Again

In 2012, I released my second album, Here We Go Again with Mark Ferguson. This beautiful EPK documents the album release concert in Ottawa, along with some studio moments while we were recording it.

Cover // Harvest Moon

This is my favourite cover! Matt Schultz and I worked together all throughout our time at McGill (and beyond!) and I will never forget how magical this collaboration felt.

Things I've created

(that I'm super proud of)

Music Video // Terrible Alchemy

This song was the first single from my fourth album! I collaborated with an amazing queer and trans crew to make this amazing projection music video. This song is about my relationship to my body in chronic pain.

Screendance // Rollation

This video was created as a final project for a class on screendance that I took during my songwriting master's degree in Ireland. This screendance documents my relationship to my rollator and how it is an extension of my disabled body.

Vlog // Montreal Trans Pride

This is simply a fun and colourful vlog from the first time I was able to attend trans pride in Montreal! I was very nervous because I had been too disabled to attend in the past, but this year the organizers provided wheelchairs to anyone who needed them and I was so grateful!

EPK // Here We Go Again

In 2012, I released my second album, Here We Go Again with Mark Ferguson. This beautiful EPK documents the album release concert in Ottawa, along with some studio moments while we were recording it.

Cover // Harvest Moon

This is my favourite cover! Matt Schultz and I worked together all throughout our time at McGill (and beyond!) and I will never forget how magical this collaboration felt.