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Trans Voice Practice Hurdles: Silliness

 For my next couple of posts, I want to talk about the reasons why people resist starting a trans voice practice. There's a little bit of a psychological hurdle that can impede the beginning of a practice and there are very simple ways to get over that. So today, I want to talk about the...

Degendering The Voice #2: Voice Types

Welcome to the second instalment of Degendering The Voice, also known as BIOLOGICAL ESSENTIALISM MAKES FOOLS OF US ALL! I created this series to help voice teachers like choral directors and private singing instructors create more welcoming teaching environments for trans and nonbinary stud...

Low stakes practice: micro-conversations

Trans voice alteration and singing have a lot in common. They're both voice skills that have to be practised regularly in order to build up muscle, endurance, and flexibility. The end goal for a singing practice is usually a performance of some kind, like an open mic or an audition. However, in t...

Q: Is it worth doing voice masculinization exercises pre-testosterone?

Hello readers! I recently received this question on TikTok: "Is it even worth doing [voice masculinization exercises] pre-T? I've done everything, gotten my voice into the higher male range on voice tools and it still doesn't pass as cis." The short answer is: definitely yes! Lots of people wh...

You don't need to be trans to transition

I've got a scorching hot take for my readers today! If, like me, you regularly wade in the waters of online trans discourse, then you are probably very familiar with this concept: you don't need to transition to be trans. I have long been a firm believer in this! You can just know you're not th...

Happy One Year Anniversary to Trans Vocal Exploration!

It's hard to believe that it's only been one year since I launched my first e-course, Trans Vocal Exploration. So much has happened in the past twelve months, and my life and work are so completely different that it feels like a lifetime ago. Last week, I posted a blog post with an overview of e...

Summer 2022 Trans Voice TikTok Compilation!

We haven't had a compilation in a while! Here are all the TikToks I made since the beginning of June, including some fun bonus bloopers! Big love and thanks to my wonderful TikTok editor, Teagan. Hire her!! Here are the timestamps in case you want to find a specific video: 00:00 - Amara’...

New: Trans Voice Teacher Directory ✨

In the past year, I've run my teacher training course, Learn to Teach Trans Voice in 5 Weeks, two times. Both times, I met outstanding voice teachers from all over the world who speak so many different languages and come from a myriad of experiences and backgrounds. Although the trans voice indu...

Degendering The Voice #1: Stop calling it the Adam's Apple

I frequently get asked by voice teachers, like choral directors and singing teachers, how they can create welcoming environments for trans students. I go over all of this in my teacher training course, but I decided to take this opportunity to create a mini-series on the blog called Deg...

An overview of my available offerings

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since I released the course that totally changed my life and career, Trans Vocal Exploration. That course launched on September 1st, 2021. Since then, I have created quite a few other offers both free and paid, so I thought it would be good to cre...