Kathy Alexander is VP of Curriculum for Singdaptive. She was a staff writer for 6 years at VoiceCouncil Magazine and works for the University of Victoria as a practicum supervisor. Kathy is also a singer, vocal coach and choir director
Vocal Performance. Kathy establishes a powerful connection with her audiences in vocal performances that include jazz, pop, rock and classical genres. Career highlights include guest appearances in Europe with Quannah Parker jazz fusion band in Norway, and back on the West Coast with Vision TV’s Let’s Sing Again, The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and the Victoria International Jazz Festival. Kathy performs locally in a cover duo, “Kath and Dave” and has had regular gigs with numerous groups including the Doug Farr Quartet. Her acting and dancing skills have led to many musical theater credits including Mamma Mia (Donna) and the Wizard of Oz (Glinda). She received her Bachelor of Music and Education from the University of Victoria (voice) and studied jazz piano and voice in Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program
Writing. Kathy is a published co-author with the Ultimate Guide to Singing. She was a regular contributor to VoiceCouncil Magazine, a premiere on-line publication for gigging singers, and continues this work as a founder of Singsician. Her articles include op-ed pieces on star vocalists, a review one of Denmark’s most respected vocal festivals, and many interviews with experts on vocal health and technique. She is committed to professional journalistic techniques and has a passion for research and factual accuracy
Coaching /Teaching. Kathy has directed numerous choirs, musical theater projects and choral performances including the Victoria Children’s Choir, the Grace Men’s Choir, and vocal coaching in Dansko Studio’s musical theatre program. Kathy taught K-12 music for 6 years in local schools and has a passion for both great pedagogy as well as for maintaining a motivating atmosphere. Her extensive music theory knowledge, piano skills and devotion to constructive pedagogy has enabled her to guide many amateur groups through varying genres. She believes in positive motivation, creating a fun atmosphere and the value of mistakes and messes. Most of all, Kathy believes in the musical potential of every individual who wants to sing. Kathy has lived in Canada & Denmark.
Theory & Literacy
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