“I want to weave my musical magic spell and dust the room with sparkles”
After my humble beginning in the Manitoba music scene, I graduated with honours from the vocal program at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California. When I came back to Canada, I was thrilled to become the lead singer and a principal writer for Farmer’s Daughter, an Award Winning country group. We enjoyed major Canadian success with Gold albums, numerous CMT videos, TV appearances, extensive touring as well as multiple Juno, CCMA, and BCCMA Awards.
Exhausted from the road, I knew that I wanted to settle down and start a family. As luck would have it, I discovered that I loved to teach. After 10 years of vocal coaching, I launched “The 5 Point Singing System” in order to accommodate my international students. I wanted to create a vocal program using a straight forward, easy to understand method that was also entertaining and interactive.
Having a little one in the house, I got inspired to create kids’ music. My first kids’ album was nominated for a Juno and spawned my sing-a-long book series. It was so much fun to unleash my inner 5 year-old and create catchy, action packed songs and beautifully illustrated books. As my new audience grew, I was invited to perform my kids’ repertoire at different children’s events around the country.
My album “Mirrorball” released in July 2017, and features 8 original Disco songs by myself and Allan Rodger. My lifetime love of disco spawned my dream band, The Polyester Philharmonic. I’ve been performing a retro repertoire with them for the past 15 years so it was a long overdue leap to write and record a disco album with several members of this funky family!
Thanks so much to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia for their support. Their continued commitment and funding for the arts enables artists like myself to live a dream and continue creating.