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Music

Singing, songwriting, new releases, and recommendations.

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Trans Voice

Learning to love your voice and need some support?

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Disability

Lessons I've learned after 10+ years with chronic pain.

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Interviews

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Business Baby: Podcast Interview business interviews trans vocal exploration ecourse trans voice Aug 23, 2021
 

Those who know, know that at heart I'm an Ottawa stan. Ottawa gets such a bad rap from people in other cities (I'm looking at YOU Montrealers and Torontonians). But, I grew up there and started my freelance music career there and I can't think of a more supportive place to start a...

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Scarleteen interview: Finding Our Own Voices interviews trans voice Jul 12, 2021

I was born in 1987, which means when Scarleteen first appeared in 1998, I was exactly the perfect age to benefit from their radically honest, queer, and feminist take on sex education. Let me tell you, for a little queer ten-year-old, Scarleteen was an absolute lifeline.

So when Heather...

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Xtra* interview: Trans Voice Training interviews trans voice Feb 09, 2021

My students are all amazing and talented so I was not surprised when I read this article by my student Nour Abi Nakhoul and was blown away by her thoughtfulness and her insight. In this article, Nour outlines the complexity of learning to feminize her voice. She carefully details the highs and...

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FACTOR 101: Info Session for Women & Gender Minorities disability interviews music Nov 29, 2020

A year ago, I received my very first FACTOR grant - a humble $2000 for the marketing of my music. With that grant, I created the music video for my song Addicted and finally released my fourth album, Beautiful Alchemy (which is the soundtrack to Teagan Lance's film of the same name).

Because I...

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Disability, arts practice, and COVID-19 in Quebec disability interviews Jul 28, 2020

When Quebec's English Language Arts Network posted their job posting looking for someone to write an article on disability, arts practice, and COVID-19 in Quebec, several people in my community sent me the posting telling me that I seemed perfect for the job. I don't consider myself a...
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Free Printable Colouring Book

Download and print out your free vocal anatomy colouring book! This is a great way to study and better understand vocal structures. 

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Free Trans Guide to Vocal Anatomy

Get your free, full-colour, hand-illustrated trans guide to vocal anatomy that will demystify your voice.

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Trans Vocal Exploration eCourse

You already have what you need to love your voice! This online course contains 60+ videos on pitch, resonance, inflection and more.

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