Our Team

Our Team – Trans Vocal Coaches

Working with a trans vocal coach is so much more than taking lessons – it means finding the real you! As a team, we are eager to help you meet your trans voice training goals. Whether that’s a feminine voice, masculine voice, or androgynous voice, for speaking or singing. We also understand that a trans vocal coach needs to be passionate about working with transgender students – that’s why many of us are LGBT ourselves.

Not sure who to schedule a lesson with? No problem! You can schedule a free consultation with a member of our team to discuss your goals find the right vocal coach for you.

  • BFA
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
 Kimo Knowles
Artist, engineer, educator. Classically trained as a youth, Kimo writes, produces and performs music and multimedia art.
Kimo Knowles
  • MM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing
 Christian Scott
Years of experience teaching voice of all kinds. As a person of color, Christian believes that everyone should feel safe in their body and be able to be who they truly are. Using her classical pedagogy background, she aims to help her students find their inner and earnest voice.
Christian Scott
  • BA
    Pop Music
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing
 Janize Ablaza
As a trans voice coach, Janize uses her creativity and empathy to provide a safe space for her students to truly be themselves and to have fun in the process. She understands that self-love and a mountain of patience are key ingredients in voice training.
Janize Ablaza
  • DMA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
Dr. Stella Nahm
Through her work with many other teachers over the years, Dr. Nahm knows what it takes to develop a vocal technique that is healthy, effective, and allows the student to express themselves in a way that they will be happiest with.
Dr. Stella Nahm
  • MFA
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing
 Anson Brown
An experienced voice and guitar instructor, Anson thoroughly enjoys working with the LGBT community. He
believes that self actualization is necessary for long term happiness and wants to take
part in that wonderful journey.
Anson Brown
  • Degree
    BA
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
 Sam Capell
Growing up LGBTQ in a religious household, Sam learned the importance of embracing and expressing your true self. He holds firm in his heart the value of LGBTQ advocacy. Sam would love to be a part of your journey and help you to Unlock Your TruVoice!
Sam Capell
  • BM
  • Ze/zir/zirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous Voice
 Nic Brannen
As an educator, Nic has spent 5 years teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. As a vocal coach and as a non-binary individual, Nic believes that vocal training is just as much about how we present in public, as it is about our own journey and self-empowerment.
Nic Brannen
  • Degree
    Teaching Certificate
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
 Kaydee Cage
Voice feminization instructor with 14 years of teaching experience.
“As a transgender female, I recognize and highly respect the importance many of us place on finding just the right voice to match who we are.”
Kaydee Cage
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
 Charlotte Abbott
To Charlotte, your voice can be as much a part of your identity as any other defining trait, and being able to find that voice can be paramount to a comfortable life for many transgender individuals. Charlotte has been through it, and wants to help you too!
Charlotte Abbott
  • Degree
    BA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing
    BA
 Melodi Alper
Since 2015, Melodi has been teaching private lessons with a passion for both music and LGBT acceptance. As a member of the LGBT community herself, she is very passionate about being a part of the journey to Unlock Your TruVoice!
Melodi Alper
  • MM
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing
 David Tafone
David has gone through 3 voice changes over the course of his life, and understands the importance of a solid technique to modify and maintain the voice in a way that is both healthy and effective. David knows that the path to finding your true voice ends only when you are fully satisfied.
David Tafone
  • He/him/his
    BA
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
    BA
 Frank Pierce
Frankie has taught many subjects in both 1 on 1 and group settings, and brings to TruVoice his adaptability to teach under many different circumstances. A personal awakening in himself sparked support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Frank Pierce
  • MM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing
 Mari Valverde
Voice instructor with 6+ years of teaching experience. Mari believes working with transgender voices requires sensitivity, understanding of the acoustics of the voice, and some imagination. Having sung through her own transition, she is delighted to offer her insights with the trans community and eager to learn from others.
Mari Valverde
  • DMA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing
Dr. Samantha Serrano Bassig
Currently a Professor of Voice. Dr. Bassig is a proud LGBTQ+ ally and advocate. She has extensively studied healthy speech and singing for the transgender voice student and is an expert teacher.
Dr. Samantha Serrano Bassig
  • AA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
 Lily Grace
Strong believer in the value of lived experience in finding and defining one’s own voice as a
transgender person. She has done work on small animated short films in both male and female roles,
instructional videos, and audio dramas.
Lily Grace
  • BA
  • She/her/hers
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
 Lauren Rigsby
Lauren knows that every student has different goals and struggles, so she strives to find what works for each individual. Lauren grew up as a shy, queer kid in the South, and has fought long and hard to have the confidence to live as her authentic self.
Lauren Rigsby
  • BM
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing
 Brandon Tuzio
Enthusiastic and adept instructor of transgender voice, about which he says “I’ve found it to be an incredibly fulfilling experience to be an integral part someone’s life and/or journey in such a special way.”
Brandon Tuzio
  • BA
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous Voice
  • Singing
 Adrian Soliz
Strong advocate of using science to understand how a student can achieve more vocal freedom, and to achieve a voice they are most comfortable with. “As a fellow member of the LGBTQ community I understand what is was like to not feel comfortable in my own skin, so I want to help any individual going through this in any way that I can.”
Adrian Soliz
  • MA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
 Christi Brekke
Years of experience teaching voice, piano, and guitar, along with personal experience of feminizing her own voice. Major advocate for the transgender community as a pod-caster, speaker, author, founder of the Diversity Pride Center in conservative Eastern Washington.
Christi Brekke
  • BM
    BM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous Voice
  • Singing
 Alexandra Exeter
Whatever your goals, whether the modification of both the speaking voice and or singing voice, Alexandra has 5+ years of experience, has been through it herself, and can help you do the same.
Alexandra Exeter