Welcome to my site! My name is Alida and I am a certified vocal coach, singing instructor, mentor and consultant. Over the last 13 years, I have trained singers across all genres and levels including recording artists, touring singers, actors, theatre performers, recreational hobby singers, choir singers and many other professional voice users.
I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s School of Music. In 2018, I received my Level 5 (the highest level) Mentor Instructor Certificate with the Institute for Vocal Advancement, an international vocal education organization. I was also certified in Speech Level Singing technique and studied singing in the SLS technique for over 10 years. I am also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
As a singer and musician myself I have an extensive background in the performing arts including being a performing singer/songwriter, recording artist and musical theatre performer as well experience on set as as film/tv actor.
Over the years, I have worked with and consulted with some of the world’s top groundbreaking voice instructors including Seth Riggs (Stevie Wonder, Madonna), Wendy Parr (Sarah Bareilles, Great Big World), Rob Raab Stevenson (Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake), Mindy Pack (Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers), Greg Enriquez, Dean Kaelin, Diane Loeb, Kathy Kennedy, Guy Babusek, Stephanie Borm-Krueger, Linda Tomkinson. and my long time mentor, Spencer Welch.
I work very closely and consult with vocal health professionals and continue to work with singers who have had vocal injury and are cleared to sing again. I always make time for my professional development so that I can give the best training sessions possible.
I am passionate about helping singers to achieve vocal wellness, vocal balance and sing amazingly well. As a result, they can sing for longer periods of time and avoid injury or strain no matter what genre they sing. All it takes it hard work, dedication and consistency in their training!