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Kaylee Read, soprano

Kaylee Read is a mom of two, singer, voice instructor, and founder of the Sing with Kaylee music studio located in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Alberta and has been involved with various opera programs such as Opera on the Avalon, Opera NUOVA, and the Center for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI). Her love of music was fostered at a young age through musical theatre and choir and has since transformed into a passion for teaching. Kaylee ran a successful private studio in Lethbridge before relocating back to Calgary in 2018. Kaylee now boasts a diverse and exciting studio where she offers private voice lessons to singers of all ages and abilities, summer music camps, and mom/tot music and movement classes in collaboration with Tough Mama Fitness. Members of the studio are active in various music and arts organizations in Calgary, perform at open mic nights, compete in the Calgary Performing Arts Festival, and are working towards RCM Exams. 

 

Kaylee is currently involved in the Calgary music community as a member at large on the board of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ARMTA). Kaylee is also a member of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS). Kaylee has the honor of singing with the Okotoks Alliance Church worship team under the leadership of Pastor Tim Korthius. Sunday church services are in person at 10am as well as streamed live on Facebook. Sing with Kaylee students are fortunate to have the opportunity to perform in many recitals at OAC.

my teaching philosophy

I have used my musical knowledge and abilities to help singers not only find their voices, but use them in a meaningful way, whether it be in performance, public speaking, or artistic expression. I use my technical training in classical voice to equip singers with the skills necessary for any type of music. Although we strive for musical excellence, I have also been able to cultivate confidence in my students that will carry into other aspects of their lives, whether they continue in music or not. More than anything, I want my students to believe in their abilities, believe their voices are worth sharing, and believe their art will affect those who listen.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Scholarships:

  • Recipient of ARMTA Continuing Education Scholarship (2023)

Courses:

  • Vocal Pedagogy for Choral Conductors and Voice Teachers - online

    • Eastman School of Music - University of Rochester​ (2023)

  • Voice Pedagogy Institute 

    • Westminster Choir College - Rider University (2023)

Conferences:

  • CFMTA National Conference 

    • Edmonton (July 2023)

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