Through years of teaching voice lessons, Anne has discovered a deep love for teaching students how to find their bestvoice. She believes in teaching an individual based on their goals and needs rather than treating every student the same. She also wants her students to feel like they are in a safe place to express themselves through music or speech while also feeling comfortable to make mistakes so they can learn.
Anne Rego (she/her) is a 2020 graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University with her BMus in Vocal Performance. During college she enjoyed being the lead in multiple musical productions like Guys and Dolls; although her dream role would be playing Veronica in Heathers.
She’s a pretty big anime fan, some of her favorites include Kamisama Kiss, Bofuri, and The Devil is a Part Timer. Because of that you’ll typically find her snuggled in bed with her cat Kobe, along with a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos and salsa. It’s also a pretty big dream of hers to do English dubbing for anime as well.
Although Anne loves to teach singing lessons, she has found a new passion in teaching trans masculine, feminine, and androgynous lessons. Even though she is an energetic extravert at heart, she bases her teaching style and attitude on the students so that they feel comfortable during the lesson.
Trans masculine musical theater performer and voice teacher, with extensive experience navigating the speaking and singing voice while transitioning. Strong advocate for the autistic and transgender communities in education and the arts.
Alexander Michael Reeves (They/He), a former foster kid, who is trans* masculine and disabled (autistic, type one diabetic, ADHD and dyspraxia) is an Actor, Singer, Public Speaker, Advocate, and Playwright. Reeves graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Musical Theatre from Western Kentucky University (2018). During his undergraduate studies he graduated with over 220 credit hours in different areas, including some masters coursework in special education. Reeves studied acting, dance and movement, musical theatre, music theory, vocal and instrumental lessons, autism and inclusion at Western Kentucky University. During his time at Western, Alexander Michael was a member of the honors theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega. Alexander Michael also worked directly with the Kelly Autism Program at Western Kentucky University as an advocate, mentor and consultant for and with the autistic community.
Alexander Michael has taken part in several acting and industry intensives including; The Gaiety School of Acting (Summer 2016), Dublin, Ireland; West End On Demand (Summer 2016), London, England; Rock the Audition w/ Sheri Sanders (2018-2019), Online; and Lights! Camera! Access! Hollywood online Summit (2020). Some of Alexander Michael’s favorite acting roles include; Tigger (House at Pooh Corner), Duke (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), and The Emperor (The Emperor’s New Clothes). Alexander Michael has spoken at several collegiate conferences (Transgender Singing Voice Conference, 2017 and 2019 at Earlham College, College Inclusion Summit, 2019 at Vanderbilt) to advocate for both the Autistic and Transgender communities.
My goal for my students is to light a fire in you. I want to help you find yourself within your voice. Let’s explore the good moments, the bad moments, and everything in between that takes us through life.
Kate is a professional voice coach living in Boston, MA with her partner and sweet dog. She will be relocating to Winchester, VA this Fall to attend Shenandoah Conservatory Masters of Vocal Pedagogy.
Kate is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied Music Education. While studying at Berklee she traveled all over the United States performing, competing, and singing with various vocal groups, in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall.
Kate has also directed, performed, and produced multiple Berklee Musical Theater Productions and stood as President of Berklee’s student-run Musical Theater Club (the first of its kind at Berklee).
Kate is currently a part of the Boston-based vocal group “Sound Off” as part of their Music team and Social Media team. She has also judged, produced, and led masterclasses for various vocal festivals around the country including Haunted Harmonies (Salem, MA), Varsity Vocals ICCA/ICSHA, NE Voices, and the Betsy A Cappella Festival.
“My goal for my students is to light a fire in you. I want to help you find yourself within your singing and within yourself. Let’s explore the good moments, the bad moments, and everything in between that takes us through life.” – Kate
Having years of experience from feminizing her own voice, Rayann has helped many others do the same and wants to help you too!
Rayann is an aspiring and committed video editor, producer, and trans vocal coach. At the young age of 12 she found herself interested in pursing the type of content she had watched on YouTube and other medias.
After pursing the making of her own brand in the video making media and finding her flow with content on the platform for 5 years, the urge and feeling she had within herself had gotten to a breaking point. Finding herself and realizing who she really was, she pushed herself to the point of removing the content she had worked for many years and taking the skills she had with the time she had invested into her content and pursue her passion of helping others with their voice and producing social media content.
Rayann has since feminized her own voice, pursued music, and gone on to help many others develop a feminine voice through tried and true methods.
Being a part of the LGBT community herself, Bryn is excited to help students become comfortable within themselves. She is excited to share her passion for voice, piano and songwriting with her students. Her goal is to create a safe and open environment for all!
Bryn Colodny is a senior vocal principle at Berklee College of Music and is earning her Bachelors of Music in Songwriting. Bryn also attended the reputable, LaGuardia High School in New York City as a vocal principle with a secondary instrument of piano. Being a part of the LGBT community herself, Bryn is excited to help students become comfortable within themselves. She is excited to share her passion for voice, piano and songwriting with her students. Her goal is to create a safe and open environment for all!
As a non-binary individual with over a decade of experience in comedy writing and performing, plus 5 years working as a science educator, their teaching style is as follows: learning should be fun and exciting. Exploring yourself and finding a voice that is truly your own should be no different.
Quinn (they/them) is a Chicago based teacher and transgender voice coach with a Bachelor’s of Science and a passion for the arts. Their mission is to harness these skills in order to help others find their voice. As a non-binary individual with over a decade of experience in comedy writing and performing, plus 5 years working as a science educator, their teaching style is as follows: learning should be fun and exciting. Exploring yourself and finding a voice that is truly your own should be no different.
As an experienced voice teacher and performer, Bronwyn knows what it’s like to have to adapt her voice and teaching skills to all sorts of situations. Using that experience, she can help you develop an adaptable and healthy voice technique!
Bronwyn White, soprano, specializes in teaching trans voice, musical theatre, and classical voice.
In the 2020-2021 season, Bronwyn White will appear as Isabelle Eberhardt in a rescheduled production of Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt with the Dallas Symphony/SOLUNA Festival, and as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel with Amarillo Opera. She will also be featured in two new studio recordings, as Soprano Soloist in a performance art piece entitled Let My Body Eat the Sun with Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and as Soprano Three in Betty’s Notebookwith Verdigris Ensemble.
In 2019, Bronwynwas engaged as a Young Artist at the iSing! International Festival in China, where she was featured as a soloist in concerts with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in Suzhou and Nanjing. For the 2020 season Bronwyn performed as an Apprentice Artist with Opera San Antonio in their Explore Opera virtual concert series. Due to the coronavirus, St. Petersburg Opera’s production of La Fille du Régiment, in which Bronwyn was contracted to cover Marie, was cancelled. Bronwyn is a graduate of the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artist program at Fort Worth Opera and the Festival Artist program at Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. Bronwyn’s other recent credits include The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and the cover of Norina (Don Pasquale) at Fort Worth Opera, Eleanor Ford in Fordlandia and Chrissy in Domestic with Fort Worth Opera Frontiers, Cousin (Madama Butterfly), cover of Esmeralda (Hunchback of Notre Dame) and cover of Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth in Rex all with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and Magnolia Hawks (Show Boat) with the Natchez Opera Festival.
Bronwyn has won Second Place at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, Second Place at the Wednesday Morning Music Club Competition, a Finalist Award at the Lois Alba Aria Competition, the Distinction Award at the Metropolitan International Music Festival Competition, First Place at the Friday-Woodmere Music Club Competition, was named a Finalist in the New Jersey State Opera Competition and Michael Ballam’s Concorso Lirico International Competition. She has been featured as a soloist with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, the New York Opera Exchange and Orchestra, the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony, the Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Christian University Collegium Musicum, the Purchase Symphony Orchestra, and the Anchorage Concert Chorus and Orchestra. As a recitalist, she has performed at the San Antonio Festival of French Culture and the TCU Festival of American Song.
Bronwyn holds an Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University, a Master of Music from the State University of New York – Purchase, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
To Charlotte, your voice can be as much a part of your identity as any other defining trait, and being able to find that voice can be paramount to a comfortable life for many transgender individuals. Charlotte has been through it, and wants to help you too as a transgender voice coach!
Charlotte is trans voice coach located near Atlanta, Ga. As a transgender woman herself, she understands the anxieties and obstacles that many of her students may have when it comes to their voice. On a personal level, she connects with how tied to your identity your voice may be. Early into her transition, she learned how amazing it can be to truly be able to feel like yourself, which led to her decision to help as many people as she can with obtaining that same feeling of relief that helped her find happiness.
As a teacher, Charlotte’s favorite way to teach is to train students to find a voice to practice and play with, and then have conversations using that voice!
Since Charlotte is a mega geek, students with interests in all things “geek” tend to connect really well with her, and the teacher/student dynamic ends up feeling very friendly and comfortable.
Some of her interests include video games (Zelda, Metal Gear, Minecraft, Silent Hill, Dark Souls, Kingdom Hearts), anime (Steins;Gate, Death Note, Gurren Lagann, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer), and fantasy in general (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who)
She also is very passionate about music, and listens to a wide variety. One moment she’ll be listening to progressive death metal like Between the Buried and Me, and then she’s listening to electronic swing music like Caravan Palace, or Jrock like Dir en Grey.
Charlotte’s other interests include studying and discussing psychology, logic, philosophy, and morals. Her dream is to go to college and pursue a career as a therapist that specializes in LGBTQ+ mental health.
An experienced teacher of voice, piano, and flute, Alexis knows what it’s like to perform her best under pressure in all kinds of situations. She wants to use this lived experience to help you sound your very best!
Alexis Korbe is a Lyric Mezzo Soprano, Flutist, and Collaborative Pianist.
Originally from Hays, Kansas, she holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in French from Fort Hays State University. There, she won the Lyle Dilley Outstanding Band Musician Award. In Wichita, she received a Koch Cultural Trust Grant, the Frances Shelly Fellowship, and the Michael P. Tilford Fellowship. She had a Graduate Administrative Assistantship as well as a Graduate Staff Assistantship while attending Wichita State University.
Alexis finished a Master of Music in Flute Performance with Dr. Frances Shelly in 2014 as well as a Master of Music in Opera Performance with Dr. Pina Mozzani in 2016. She accompanied for WSU’s choirs, was a Concerto/Aria Competition Finalist, and played keyboard and flute for numerous shows with several companies. In 2018, she earned an Artist Diploma in Voice at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at UIUC, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant, earned a Graduate Teaching Certificate, and was rated ‘excellent’ by her students. Alexis also performed as the alto soloist for the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana’s Gala Recital featuring Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.
Most recently, she has performed with the Opera San Antonio chorus in several operas and freelanced as an accompanist/vocal coach. Some of Alexis’s favorite roles have been Prince Orlovsky in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Miss Effie Belle Tate in Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree, and the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. She also played the role of Maddalena in the Rigoletto quartet for Lyric Theatre-Illinois’s production of Viva Verdi!. As a skilled accompanist, Alexis has enjoyed performing for multiple stage productions including You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Chicago, The Music Man, and many others.
In her spare time, Alexis enjoys cooking/baking, video gaming, and playing with her adorable cats and bunnies.
She is committed to continued study in social justice, anti-racism, allyship, and equitable music education. She is elated to work closely with students of the LGBTQ+ community in curating a sound that most authentically fits them, and orchestrating a music education that highlights who they are.
Jackie Marchioro, mezzo soprano, is a lifelong accomplished musician born in Seattle, WA. She is a recent graduate from Pacific University, OR, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Vocal Performance. While in undergrad, Jackie taught private lessons and group classes to students ages 7-18 with an emphasis in singing and music theory. She was a section leader in the university Chamber Choir and has traveled to 11 different countries for performances. Jackie has experience singing in a wide variety of genres and styles including opera, musical theatre, cabaret, contemporary commercial music, and art song. She is continuing her education at Oregon State University with an MAT in Music Education.
Jackie Marchioro believes that music is for everyone. Jackie is passionate about making music accessible and culturally responsive for students of all ages, genders, races, sexualities, and abilities. She is committed to continued study in social justice, anti-racism, allyship, and equitable music education. She is elated to work closely with students of the LGBTQ+ community in curating a sound that most authentically fits them, and orchestrating a music education that highlights who they are.
Enthusiastic and adept instructor of transgender voice, about which he says “I’ve found it to be an incredibly fulfilling experience to be an integral part someone’s life and/or journey in such a special way.”
Brandon Tuzio is a music instructor based in New Jersey. He began his music education at a young age and eventually graduated from Berklee College of Music as a Voice Principal with a Professional Music Bachelor’s Degree. He writes and produces his own music, as well as composing music for film and video games.
Brandon also has an extensive performance background in Musical Theater, performing keyboards and vocals in numerous wedding bands, and being a part of many bands performing original music.
As a music teacher, he has had years of experience teaching voice, guitar, piano, bass, and music theory. He truly enjoys getting to know students and what their individual goals are and works hard to help achieve them.
Brandon is an enthusiastic and adept transgender voice coach, about which he says “I’ve found it to be an incredibly fulfilling experience to be an integral part someone’s life and/or journey in such a particular way. I’m grateful that the skills I’ve learned and taught in the past have allowed me to be able to adapt them into a new direction that will be useful for individuals in day to day life. One of my personal goals with teaching in general is to connect with and specifically cater to each student. Everyone is unique, has something to offer back to the teacher that we can learn from, and learns in their own way and at their own pace. I am looking forward to continuing working with students, and hope to be nothing but a positive presence in their lives.”
Her students always meet their goals in a healthy and efficient manner. She considers herself to be a positive, kind and enthusiastic teacher. She can’t wait to start working with you in meeting your voice goals.
Mia holds a Masters Degree in Vocal performance from DePaul University, and over 5 years of experience teaching voice. She has performed in many classical performances around the US and Europe. As a teacher, Mia has worked with students of all ages and levels. She is versatile in teaching wide variety of genres including: opera, musical theatre, pop, art song, contemporary and more. Her students always meet their goals in a healthy and efficient manner. She considers herself to be a positive, kind and enthusiastic teacher. She can’t wait to start working with you in meeting your voice goals.
Classically trained singer, choir director, and Jewish music leader. JB uses both their personal and professional experience in their teaching, and wants to help you find your voice!
Jessalynn Levine (they/she) is a choral conductor and classically trained vocalist from Houston, TX. Growing up in the Fort Bend Boys Choir, vocal music has been a part of her life since an early age. JB received her bachelor’s degree in choral music education from the University of Houston in 2015, where she sang in several operas and choral groups. While a member of the university’s top choir, the group took first place at multiple major international choral competitions.
Jessalynn served as a high school choir director for five years in the Houston area, where she directed several choirs that consistently received the highest ratings in contests, regularly taught students in individual voice lessons, served as music director for the school’s musicals, and taught AP Music Theory. She has participated in vocal pedagogy workshops at the New England Conservatory and the Boston Conservatory, where she developed an interest in an acoustics-based approach to vocal pedagogy. She has also sung professionally in choirs throughout the Houston area, including Chorus Angelorum and the Bach Society of Houston.
Through it all, Jessalynn has been a leader of Jewish music and a student of skillful leadership of spiritual experiences through a Jewish lens. She completed the “Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute,” a part of ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal and was one of ALEPH’s inaugural class of Kesher Fellows. She has served as cantorial soloist, co-creator of liturgy, and high holy days music director at Temple Sinai in Houston for over ten years.
Currently, Jessalynn is living in San Jose, CA and will soon graduate with a masters degree in choral conducting from San Jose State University.
Veronica has always felt the most comfortable with her friends in the LGBTQ+ community and believes that everyone deserves to have a voice they imagine for themselves and that they feel at home with. She is committed to creating a safe and encouraging environment for her students and is always excited to get to know people.
Soprano and Los Angeles native Veronica Robinson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Loyola Marymount University in 2015, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Through her academic experience, she has performed as both a chorister and soloist in cities such as Vienna, Salzburg, and Paris. Veronica continues to build her career both on the stage and in the recording studio and has been hired as a vocalist for a wide range of genres, including children’s programs, operas, musicals, movie soundtracks, and liturgical albums.
Through discovering and learning about her own vocal technique, Veronica grew a keen interest in vocal pedagogy. She discovered her love for teaching when she began directing a children’s choir and enjoys working with students of all walks of life. Veronica has always felt the most comfortable with her friends in the LGBTQ+ community and believes that everyone deserves to have a voice they imagine for themselves and that they feel at home with. She is committed to creating a safe and encouraging environment for her students and is always excited to get to know people.
Guy Groves is a Northern Virginia based LGBTQ+ music teacher, marching band enthusiast, and color guard director with experience teaching ages/grades K-12 and beyond. Guy received his Bachelor’s degree of music for music education as well as certification in clarinet performance from the Conservatory of Shenandoah University in the spring of 2018. As a natural part of his degree program he was able to learn and perform on many different types of instruments including, but not limited to: Trumpet, French Horn, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Piano, and of course Clarinet. Along his musical journey, he discovered a new love for teaching transgender and androgynous voice, and with that is beyond thrilled to help students find their voice, and maybe even make some music along the way!
Classically trained singer, regular performer, and voice coach with 10+ years of teaching experience. Donny has focused much of their voice teaching on the LGBT community, and understands the importance of lived experience in teaching transgender voice training.
Donny Christison is a classically trained vocalist who found their calling serving the LGBT community. As a nonbinary person discovering their place in the world, Donny found a haven in choir and musical theater, and later the opera. They received their BA in psychology with a minor in music from Oregon State University where they were a founding member of a capella group Power Chord, performed in the OSU Opera, and toured the world with award-winning Bella Voce and OSU Chamber choirs, all while keeping up in the research lab as they studied how music affects the way humans feel and think. During their research Donny became fascinated by the ways we grow and the physical, social, spiritual, and psychological benefits we gain by training our voices. Moving to Portland, Oregon to receive their Masters in Pastoral Ministry provided Donny with many new opportunities including leading worship bands for summer camps and conferences, singing and acting in independent film, and immersing themself in every corner of the vibrant community the city has to offer. Donny started teaching private voice lessons in 2011 and has loved every minute of it. Every trans person’s vocal journey is unique, and Donny’s students most enjoy their ability to support them as they find the unique and powerful voice that lies within and let it shine through.
Experienced teacher of many subjects, including English as a second language, Spanish, and voice. As the parent of a nonbinary child, Margarita understands what it means to be truly supportive of the transgender community, and wants to help you discover your best voice!
I believe you should be who you are and how you are. For yourself and not for any body else. This includes what you wear, look and sound like. I believe all these things are part of your power, and sometimes, the source of it. And if you need a little help to get there, that is what we are here for.
If you do not find me reading or walking our two little beasties, you can find me painting or watching a movie.
I was born in Lima, Peru to a conservative but very close-knit family. I learned English early on with the intent of teaching and French also (I am brushing up on the French). I went to the National Conservatory in Lima when they still held trials to get admitted at age 6. Learned piano and Theory of Music. After finishing high school, I went to college at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Lima to study Law of all things.
On how I got to the USA, I met my husband at a park one day, in between classes; he was a pilot stranded in the city, waiting for his plane to be serviced. I was sitting at a café preparing an English lesson, reviewing my French class, and checking my prelaw books (lots of books on the table). He insisted on trying to speak in Spanish, I answered in English and we got to know each other; we fell in love, and as the saying goes, “the rest is history”. We were blessed with one angel, my enby child, who has opened my eyes to a new world.
Experienced voice teacher with a passion for working with the LGBT community, about which she says “The LGBT Community is one of the most empowering communities in the world…It would therefore be an honor and blessing for me to help you free your soul and be unapologetically you.”
My name is Rowanne, and I have recently graduated in Voice – Performance from Berklee College of Music. Coming from the struggling yet revolutionary country of Lebanon, I have found healing in expression and performance. Finding my voice constituted the foundation of my artistic journey as a singer, dancer and actor. That is why my aim in life is to help others liberate themselves and find their own true voice.
The LGBT Community is one of the most empowering communities in the world as it is resilient in the face of hardship and constantly vibrating with strength, passion and love. It would therefore be an honor and blessing for me to help you free your soul and be unapologetically you. The time has come for you to express your voice and let it be heard from deep within and I will be there, every single step of the way, as your ultimate support, to make your dream come true and your voice come to life.
Years of experience teaching voice of all kinds. As a person of color, Christian believes that everyone should feel safe in their body and be able to be who they truly are. Using her classical pedagogy background, she aims to help her students find their inner and earnest voice.
Christian Emmanuelle Scott was born in Oakland, CA. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music Education at Mississippi College. She subsequently completed her Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at Mississippi College during her first year of teaching at Provine High School in Jackson, MS. Most recently she was the Director of Choral Activities at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.
Christian believes in activism and collaboration. Beginning in her college years, she joined with LGBTQIA+ friends and allies and attended several rallies and marches for marriage equality and transgender rights. She also teamed up with clergy from her community and the local ACLU to host round table events, marches, and lectures on LGBTQ issues, policies, and to raise awareness. As a person of color, Christian believes that everyone should feel safe in their body and be able to be who they truly are. It is with this in mind that she begins her journey of working with the trans voice. Using her classical pedagogy background, she aims to help her students find their inner and earnest voice.
Since 2015, Melodi has been teaching private lessons with a passion for both music and LGBT acceptance. As a member of the LGBT community herself, she is very passionate about being a part of the journey to find your best sounds!
Melodi Alper is a voice instructor from Izmir, Turkey. Her classical music education started at age 5 with solfege training, continued with playing the piano at age 6, and began guitar training at age 10. Melodi continued her voice and music studies into her adult years, seeking to be the best teacher and vocalist she can be! Since 2015, Melodi has been teaching private lessons with a passion for both music and LGBT acceptance. She loves helping people and is proud to be involved in the LGBT community. As a member of the LGBT community herself, she is very passionate about being a part of the journey to find your best sounds.
Piano instructor with a specialization in jazz, Nic is a strong believer in individualized interpretation of music.
You have an equal chance to find Nic Brannen with a camera in hand or at a painter’s studio as you find zem in a practice room. Even though ze has been learning to play piano since zir childhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, Nic’s work often is about finding the beauty in zir subject matter, though the process of deconstruction and re-actualization. Nic has been trained as a Jazz Performer-Composer at Cornish College of the Arts.
As a multimedia artist, Nic has put the power of queer voice at the center of zir work. As an educator, Nic has spent two years volunteering in inner city Seattle Schools as a music tutor and has spent 5 years teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. As a vocal coach and as a non-binary individual, Nic believes that Vocal training is just as much about how we present in public, as it is about our own journey and self-empowerment.
David has gone through 3 voice changes over the course of his life, and understands the importance of a solid technique to modify and maintain the voice in a way that is both healthy and effective. David knows that the path to finding your voice ends only when you are fully satisfied.
David Tafone is a voice instructor based in the Portland OR area. He has studied at SUNY Purchase and the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music for both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Voice respectively. At the New England Conservatory of Music he sang leading roles in 5 operas and studied with the world renowned distinguished professor of voice Ms. Carole Haber. He still sings today using the bel canto technique passed down to him from generations of excellent vocal technicians who served and still serve at NEC today. While at SUNY Purchase, he sang leading roles in 3 operas and studied with the head of the voice and opera department, internationally renowned tenor, Jacque Trussel as well as Baritone Thomas Goodheart who is currently the chair of voice at SUNY Binghamton. He began his masters at the Jacobs school of music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He studied there under the tutelage of internationally renowned pedagogue Dr. Dale Moore. He has studied basic grammar and diction in Italian, German, French and Spanish and can communicate at an intermediate level in Spanish and French. David uses his many years of vocal technique and diction training to help his transgender students develop a voice that is genuine, healthy, and above all their own. As a bass-baritone turned baritone turned bari-tenor, David knows voice changes quite well. He’s been through 3 himself as a gay man. While voice changes are intimidating you gotta dive in with confidence. You control your voice! Your voice doesn’t control you. Being part of the LGBTQ community requires us to overcome who and what intimidates us on a daily basis. “Through my own personal experiences as a gay man, confidence took years for me to develop. My hope is to instill confidence in you and make your journey easier.” Lastly, David knows that the path to finding your voice ends only when you are fully satisfied. While the path may be challenging and at times tedious, the result is an irreplaceable, rewarding voice that is YOU! So have fun, loosen up and trust the process! With my experience and your commitment, we will make it to the finish line!
Lessons teacher since 2006, Kaydee is a transgender voice coach with lived experience of changing her own voice.
Kaydee is a transgender voice coach with 14 years of music and vocal teaching experience.
“As a transgender female, I recognize and highly respect the importance many of us place on finding just the right voice to match our gender expression.
Working with other trans women, helping to build confidence in their voices is a deeply fulfilling way to represent our community, and I am very proud to be able to contribute to each and every one one of their transitions.”
An experienced voice and guitar instructor, Anson thoroughly enjoys working with the LGBT community. He believes that self actualization is necessary for long term happiness and wants to take part in that wonderful journey.
Anson Brown started his musical career at Fresno City College where he studied with David Schramm and Dr. Kevin Cooper where he studied classical guitar and started to develop a fondness for historical music. At the University of California, Irvine, he studied the lute and historically informed guitar performance under John Schneiderman. At Irvine, he earned both his Bachelors of Music and his Masters of Fine Arts degrees in 2013 and 2015. He specializes in performance on the guitar and the lute. He also specializes in basso continuo and historical accompaniment from the 16th-17th century. He has extensive knowledge of music theory in modal counterpoint, tonal music, and 20th century music. Anson has thoroughly enjoyed working with the LGBT community. Being able to reach out and take part in such a wonderful community has inspired him, and helping people to present their true self to the world is a source of great fulfillment and pride. He believes that self actualization is necessary for long term happiness and wants to take part in that wonderful journey.
Transgender voice coach with 6+ years of teaching experience. Mari believes working with transgender voices requires sensitivity, understanding of the acoustics of the voice, and some imagination. Having sung through her own transition, she is delighted to offer her insights with the trans community and eager to learn from others.
With over six years of teaching experience, Mari Esabel Valverde believes working with transgender voices requires sensitivity, understanding of the acoustics of the voice, and some imagination. She regards the voice as an instrument with expansive and expressive qualities and the ability to be many things, regardless of the gender associated with it. Having sung through her own transition, she is delighted to offer her insights with the trans community and eager to learn from others. As a composer, she uses music to speak on a variety of social justice issues and is recognized as a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ community.
Years of experience teaching voice, piano, and guitar, along with personal experience of feminizing her own voice. Major advocate for the transgender community as a pod-caster, speaker, author, founder of the Diversity Pride Center in conservative Eastern Washington.
Christi Brekke is a transgender voice instructor driven by her advocacy for the trans community. She has a BA and MA in English and has years of experience teaching voice, piano, and guitar in both 1 on 1 and group settings. She has experience in voiceover work and is currently the host of TRANS CHAT WITH CHRISTIANA, a podcast that celebrates the lives and highlights the struggles of everyday trans people. She wrote and published her first trans memoir (I Want to Be Her) in 2016. She co-founded the Diversity Pride Center Trans Support Group in a conservative region of Eastern Washington State in 2019.
Versatile, experienced and passionate, Christi is dedicated to helping her students find their voice. She is currently based in South Texas, USA.
Strong advocate of using science to understand how a student can achieve more vocal freedom, and to achieve a voice they are most comfortable with. “As a fellow member of the LGBTQ community I understand what is was like to not feel comfortable in my own skin, so I want to help any individual going through this in any way that I can.”
Adrian Soliz is a graduate from UTSA (Bachelor of Arts in Music) who has been teaching in the San Antonio area since 2016. He has taught all levels of singers, from 6 years old to adults, many different genres of music, and transgender voice training. He is an advocate for using science to better understand how the voice works to allow his students to have much more vocal freedom/expression, and to achieve a voice they are most comfortable with. His biggest project right now is being the president of the Young Professional Opera Guild, where he seeks to be an advocate for community members and performers. This nonprofit works bring opera education to the community through various popup performances, recitals and opera education watch parties. “My goal as a voice teacher is to create an environment where my students feel safe and secure enough that they can allow themselves to unleash the artist that is in everyone. In just the past few years the field of voice science has grown exponentially in its use to help people understand how the human voice functions. I want to use this knowledge that we use to help singers become much more aware and confident in their singing voices, and transfer it to helping the trans community find their own true voice. As a fellow member of the LGBTQ community I understand what is was like to not feel comfortable in my own skin before i came out, so I would like to help any individual going through this same process in any way that i can.”
Working with a transgender voice coach is so much more than taking lessons – it means finding the real you! As a team, we are eager to help you meet your trans voice training goals. Whether that’s a feminine voice, masculine voice, or androgynous voice, for speaking or singing. We also understand that a trans voice coach needs to be passionate about working with transgender students – that’s why many of us are LGBT ourselves.
All transgender voice coaches go through an extensive training curriculum before beginning work with students – this is a requirement no matter what their level of education or experience is. We are also firm believers in continuing education for our transgender voice coaches – that way you know you’re always getting the best possible lessons!
Not sure who to schedule a lesson with? No problem! You can schedule a free consultation with a member of our team to discuss your goals find the right voice coach for you.
You can learn to not only speak in your new voice, but SING in your new voice too! The instructors that teach singing have the Singing icon when you scroll over their bio.
Many of our staff teach music lessons too! You can book music lessons here.
Our elite instructors have multiple characteristics that distinguish them from others – extensive teaching experience, experience teaching and supervising other instructors, and higher levels of training (e.g. advanced degrees). Due to their extensive experience and high demand, Elite instructor rates are $60 for 30 minutes, $100 for an hour.
Ty Napierskie (they/them) is a transgender, non-binary voice instructor who through their love for teaching music found their way to teaching transgender voices as a transgender voice coach. They have a BM in Music Education and have years of experience teaching private piano, voice, and guitar lessons. Ty currently teaches choir and guitar at a middle school in Virginia and LOVES learning new instruments.
Ty Napierskie (they/them) is a transgender, non-binary voice coach who through their love for teaching music found their way to teaching transgender voices. They have a BM in Music Education and have years of experience teaching private piano, voice, and guitar lessons. Ty currently teaches choir and guitar at a middle school in Virginia and LOVES learning new instruments. They love their students and the Gender Sexuality Awareness (GSA) club they are sponsoring at this middle school.
Ty has been involved in many different ensembles including: playing piano in musicals, singing soprano in select and jazz choirs, playing piano in jazz bands, playing flute in marching bands, playing flute and euphonium in concert bands, and playing piano for solo and accompanied performances.
They also love watching anime and the K-pop group BTS. They saw BTS live in 2019 and hope to see them live again soon. Their other interests include going on hikes, painting, making earrings, and playing with their pet dog and pet rats.
One passion of theirs is personalizing lessons to suit each individual student’s need, and they are dedicated to helping their students find their best voice, whether it be feminine, masculine, or androgynous. Currently Ty is based in Northern Virginia, USA.
An experienced instructor that makes use of both performance and science in her methods, Maggie works well with all kinds of students and wants to help you speak and sing with your best sounds!
Maggie Wolfe recently graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Masters of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy. She also holds a BM in Voice Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Maggie has appeared onstage as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Despina in Così fan tutte, and Amore in L’incoronazione di Poppea, among other opera and musical theatre credits. Her graduate research has been featured in the Voice Foundation’s 2021 annual symposium. Maggie has taught voice across a variety of styles and experience levels, and enjoys helping students connect to their innate desire for expression through sound. She is well-versed in voice science and pedagogy, which informs her ability to meet each student’s specific needs and goals. Maggie also has extensive experience working with students on music theory and ear training basics.
Tris Ogram Buckley
Obtaining a gender-congruent voice as a trans person is undoubtedly a difficult task, but no matter how impossible it seems, it can be done with practice and a good instructor. Having grown up in a family of teachers and feminized her own voice, Tris has a talent for patiently teaching difficult skills, always meeting the student where they are.
Tris Ogram Buckley
A close-up and stage magician since 2009, Tris knows well that even when something seems impossible, there’s always a method. With enough practice, that method can become effortless. So when she began her transition in 2018, she approached it like a magic trick, but for real. Magic requires a meticulous understanding of perception, and since voice is one of the largest components in the perception of gender, she focused hard and early on mastering it.
It’s hard to be a beginner in anything, but it helps to feel understood. With a wide variety of interests (all kinds of science, art, film and video [B.A., Penn State University 2012], and such niche crafts as whipmaking, miniature painting, and chainmail), Tris is intimately familiar with how it feels to be a beginner.
Obtaining a gender-congruent voice as a trans person is undoubtedly a difficult and frustrating task, but no matter how impossible it seems, it takes only diligent practice, coupled with the right instructor. Having grown up in a family of teachers and keeping a continuous beginners’ mindset, Tris has a talent for patiently teaching difficult skills, always meeting the student where they are.
Tris Ogram Buckley
Ms. Lantry brings to the LGBT community and singing world a combination of personal and professional experience, seeking to help all those who work with her to develop a voice they can be proud of.
Anna Lantry is a singer and voice coach based in Vancouver WA. She is director of Your Lessons Now LLC, a multi-state company offering in-person and online voice and music lessons. Since 2013, she has offered voice instruction to clients all over the world in these areas: transgender voice coaching (voice feminization or masculinization), singing (classical and contemporary), voice acting, public speaking, and metal screaming. With a focus on transgender voice coaching, Ms. Lantry works with transgender clients of all genders seeking to retrain the speaking and singing voice to a sound consistent with her student’s gender identity. She does this while maintaining the uniqueness of a person’s voice quality, dialect, and primary spoken language.
Ms. Lantry has sung classically in operas, musicals, and choirs since 2007. She first sang as a tenor, then as a baritone, and now as a soprano. Ms. Lantry has studied classical singing with Dr. Diana Allan and Dr. Stephen Austin. Ms. Lantry has become also become versed in other disciplines related to her voice coaching career, including studying Alexander Technique with Theresa Ford, and respiratory therapy for singers with Dietland Jacobi.
Ms. Lantry earned a Bachelors in Voice Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015, and a Graduate Degree in Public Health from The George Washington University in 2018.
Ms. Lantry brings to the LGBT community and singing world a combination of personal and professional experience, seeking to help all those who work with her to develop a voice they can be proud of.
Voice instructor with 10 years of experience. Denise has worked with many trans and non binary students to develop both a speaking and singing voice that matches who they truly are. A wonderful instructor for those that are new to voice training.
Denise Brown, mezzo soprano, has been teaching private voice and piano for 10 years. Denise completed her Master of Music in Pedagogy and Performance at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is currently a certified EC-12 music instructor. Her favorite student is anyone who wants to sing or improve themselves and has worked with many “tone deaf” beginners, who all have learned to sing in tune and give their first performances within several months. Denise has experience with helping students with diagnosed vocal faults, and rehabilitating tired, stressed voices back into vocal health for singers and speakers. Her experience also includes working with non-binary and trans students to develop voices that are healthy and reflect who they truly are. This includes building consistent technique and taking cues from your own body. Her piano students learn to be functional musicians and bold sight readers, whether their goal is to move on to classical works, or just learn to play along with their favorite pop song. Her students are also active in the musical theater community and on the classical stage. Denise Brown performs regularly with the Opera San Antonio chorus, in solo recital, and is music director for her local Episcopal church. Denise Brown is a current member of Texas Music Educators Association and the National Association for Teachers of Singing. She is currently and adjunct college instructor with Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX.
Having feminized her own voice and taught trans voice for many years, Alexandra is a very experienced trans voice coach. Whatever your voice goals, Alexandra can help.
Alexandra Exeter is a 3rd generation protégé of Claude Debussy, a master of the French Classical technique, boasts 12+ years of experience as a music educator with numerous contest winning students, has directed numerous musicals, and has a Bachelor’s in Piano Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
She has served as a vocal coach and director for productions of Sweeney Todd, Addams Family, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Into the Woods, as well as performances of the 24 Italian Songs and Arias and other pieces of operatic repertoire.
Boasting extensive experience in French and Italian vocal repertoire, training in a variety of genres including rock/pop/metal, Alexandra has experience in bands and local groups, and has served an instrumental role in several music programs and institutions in both St. Louis Missouri and Denver Colorado.
She owned and operated a music store in St. Louis, taught for and served as the music director for the Metro East Montessori School, served as a music instructor for Flagstaff Academy in Longmont Colorado, as well as several other private institutions including Schmitt Music in O’Fallon, Illinois.
Whatever your voice goals, Alexandra can help.
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