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.
Woohoo, what a ride!
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. This system gives beginners a safe place to start, and offers professional singers a tune-up and some butt kicking before going into the studio or on tour.
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.
In my spare time (LOL), I continue to gig with my dream bands: The Polyester Philharmonic, performing my favourite songs from the 60s and 70s, my Café Brasilia Band featuring North American Pop with South American Style, and my Groovy Lounge Band featuring beloved songs from the 40’s to current day. I’m proud of my ability to wear 6” platform heels, sing, dance and keep an audience engaged for 3 hours as well as anyone half my age, AND look fabulous doing it.