Kathy Alexander

Private Singing

Kathy Alexander is co-founder and VP of Curriculum for Singdaptive Academy, an online education platform for singers where she has worked with hundreds of singers. She is co-author of The Ultimate Guide To Singing and was a staff writer for 6 years at VoiceCouncil Magazine. Kathy works for the University of Victoria as a practicum supervisor and is also a singer and musical director.

Kathy establishes a powerful connection with her audiences in vocal performances that include jazz, folk, pop, classical and musical theatre 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, the Victoria International Jazz Festival, and an online concert in during lockdown where she shared the digital stage with Australian artist Kerri Ho. 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.

Kathy has served as musical director for numerous choirs and musical theater projects including Bema Productions, Dansko Studios, Grace Men’s Choir and The Victoria Children’s Choir. As a journalist, Kathy’s 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.

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 and creating a fun atmosphere. Most of all, Kathy believes in the musical potential of every individual who wants to sing.

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