Hi, I’m Renée!
I teach trans people to love their voice
I'm queer, nonbinary, disabled, and I love my life! ✨
Here are a few things I'm immensely proud of
I've taught hundreds of students over my 12-year teaching career!
I have four full-length albums out! (My fav songs are below)
I have bachelor's degrees in physics and jazz, and a master's in songwriting
I am a former communications officer for the DisAbled Women's Network of Canada
I created a scholarship program for trans and/or disabled singers called the Right to Sing Award
I won the Salsinger-Tani Gold Medal for Excellence in Music Performance from McGill University
My top priorities are...
‣ Trans and Nonbinary Joy
‣ Centring BIPOC Experiences
I believe I do my best work when these three priorities are at the top of my mind. I strive to centre those at the margins in everything I create. If you find this upsetting, then you may be in the wrong place! (Although I strongly suggest you read Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh!)
I am always open to hearing new ways that I can support marginalized communities in my work. Please contact me if you have any suggestions or requests.
(Photo by Chona Kasinger for Disabled and Here)
I help trans and nonbinary people (like me!) find their voice
💖 I know you hate being put into boxes and expected to conform to cis standards of gender presentation.
💖 You're sick of being misgendered on the phone.
💖 You want to include your voice in your transition but you've struggled to find clear guidance.
💖 You've tried practicing on your own but you've reached a plateau and don't know where to go from here.
You already have what you need to love your voice
Even if you've been struggling for years. Even if you've been told that you're not good enough. I believe that with enough patience and clear guidance, anyone can transform their voice.
I take complex vocal ideas and explain them simply and clearly. Watch the compilation below to get a sense of my teaching style.
Official bio ✨
Renée Yoxon is a queer, nonbinary, and disabled singer, songwriter, and gender-affirming voice teacher.
Renée has over twelve years of vocal coaching experience, has released four full-length albums, and has received multiple awards and recognitions.
They are the founder of the Right to Sing Award, a scholarship program designed to provide free voice lessons to trans and disabled singers, as well as the creator of Trans Vocal Exploration, a workshop series and online course that provides concise and easy-to-follow trans voice education to trans and nonbinary people all over the world.
Find them at reneeyoxon.com
My favourite songs
(of mine lol)
Want to learn more about me??
I'm a Capricorn sun, Aries moon, Capricorn rising (yes, a double cap lol)
I'm in a loving relationship with a bagpiping Pisces
I'm currently living in rural France (I' m fluent in French!)
I have had chronic pain since 2010
I love driving. And math. #NotAllGays
My next album is completely written! I’m just waiting for the vibes to be right…