About Me & The songbird Tree
When I was 5 years old, I saw a guy playing piano on TV and I fell in love… Thus began my lifelong love affair with music.
A few things distracted me in my pursuit of music along the way. One was needing to ‘make it big’ in the corporate world to gain my parents’ and society’s approval. When I almost sold my soul and health to one of the Big 4 accounting firms, I knew something needed to change. But that’s another story for another day.
Since April 2004, in pursuit of my calling, I’ve worked in music retail, facilitated music education programs for kids in pre-schools, taught piano and voice programs in primary schools, founded and conducted acappella groups and choirs, directed music/creative departments in large contemporary churches, and above all, been completely obsessed over studying and teaching voice.
Currently, I’ve had the amazing privilege to impact over 100,000 singers across 50 countries to help them sing confidently and to find the joy in their own unique voice. I’ve done this through one-on-one coaching, group workshops, my online singing programs, webinars and The Songbird Tree YouTube channel.
My professional training spans over 10 years and includes a diverse range of techniques and styles including Bel Canto/Opera, Estill, Speech Level Singing, Musical Theatre (with world renowned Broadway Singing Coach Mary Saunders-Barton), Pop & Jazz. I absolutely love being a choir and vocal director and also perform regularly as a professional singer enjoying belting out a Broadway and Disney tune or two!
The Vision - why I do what i do
I get it, you doubt yourself every day. “Am I good enough? Do I have what it takes to learn to sing? Am I just wasting my time?”
Well here’s the truth, it doesn’t matter what ‘level’ you are at. You may have a full time job doing something completely unrelated to singing. You might limit your singing to the safety of your shower. You might sing in a choir or at church. You night be a full time pro. It doesn’t matter, the point is if you WANT to sing, if you LOVE to sing, then you have an inner Songbird that wants to be set free.
I’m here to help you find and release your inner Songbird! Your Voice & Your Confidence.
YOU, Songbird, are the reason why I get up in the morning and do what I do! You are the reason I created The Songbird Tree.
Because helping everyday people find their voice is transformative…
Because when you find your voice as a singer, you will find inner confidence as a human being…
And when you find inner confidence as a human being, you show up fully alive…
And when you’re fully alive you will change the world!
Transform Your Voice,
Teach Singing In A Way That
Today, I get to connect with people just like you worldwide. I’ve been so privileged to do one-on-one coaching with songbirds on Skype from the US, UK, Canada, France, Norway, Greece, Finland, Africa, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Brazil, Philippines, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and more. Sometimes songbirds travel from places far and wide to work with me, and that is incredibly surreal.