Vocal and Percussion Performance experience included:   Vancouver International Jazz Festivals in each of 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 promoting my debut CD "Thank you, Merci" celebrating the musicians of New Orleans, as well as in jazz clubs in both Toronto and Vancouver.  Performances with other groups have included the Governor General Awards in Ottawa with Rick Lazar's Samba Squad accompanying Jesse Cooke, the then Premier Dance Theatre (accompanying Ballet Creole), DuMaurier Theatre, and other Harbourfront Theatres in Toronto, and Kitsilano Showboat Theatre (accompanying Paul Snider's originals), the Vancouver Fringe Festival (accompanying Paul Snider's "Music of Junk"), Toronto Fringe Festival accompanying storytellers, as well as many festivals as backup vocalist and percussionist playing handheld percussion and djembe for Storyteller Dr. George Blake, and for Rick Lazar's Samba Squad.  

Training in the expressive arts:  private lessons (voice, percussion, piano, guitar, clarinet), Royal Conservatory courses (theory, voice, Kodaly, basic piano), workshops with performing artists (theory, improvisation, clarinet during high school to perform in Gilbert  & Sullivan small chamber orchestra and concert band), percussion, voice, some piano and some guitar), theatre arts (scene study, improvisation), dance/movement (many styles).