Transgender Voice Coach

Our Team – Transgender Voice Coaches

Working with a transgender voice 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 voice coach needs to be passionate about working with transgender students – that’s why many of us are LGBT ourselves.

All transgender voice coaches go through an extensive TruVoice Lessons training curriculum before beginning work with students – this is a requirement no matter what their level of education or experience is. We are also firm believers in continuing education for our transgender voice coaches – that way you know you’re always getting the best possible lessons!

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 voice coach for you.

You can learn to not only speak in your new voice, but SING in your new voice too! The instructors that teach singing have the Singing icon when you scroll over their bio.

Many of our staff teach music lessons too! You can book music lessons here.

  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Classically trained singer, regular performer, and voice coach with 10+ years of teaching experience. Donny has focused much of their voice teaching on the LGBT community, and understands the importance of lived experience in teaching transgender voice training.

Donny Christison
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous

Experienced teacher of many subjects, including English as a second language, Spanish, and voice. As the parent of a nonbinary child, Margarita understands what it means to be truly supportive of the transgender community, and wants to help you Unlock Your TruVoice!

Margarita Barcomb
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Experienced voice teacher with a passion for working with the LGBT community, about which she says “The LGBT Community is one of the most empowering communities in the world…It would therefore be an honor and blessing for me to help you free your soul and be unapologetically you.”

Rowanne Atallah
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice

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
  • MM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing

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
  • BM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice

Ivy Phairchyld self-taught the process of developing her own voice. Skilled in a wide variety of musical styles, she is an adept pianist and music instructor. She applies her understanding of music to help guide her students on the path to finding their true voice. She understands what the process is like, has been through it herself, and is able to use her extensive understanding of sound to help you accomplish your goals!

Ivy Phairchyld
  • BA
  • He/him/his
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice

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
  • BA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

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
  • BA
  • Ze/zir/zirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous

Piano instructor with a specialization in jazz, Nic is a strong believer in individualized interpretation of music.

Nic Brannen
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice

A proud and experienced Trans-Woman, Rayann “Rosie” Schwartz is a multi-talented member of the TruVoice Team. She is an experienced voice feminization coach that has feminized her own voice, our Social Media Manager, and an avid gamer.

Rosie Schwartz
  • MM
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing

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
  • AA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice

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
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous

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
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Ty Napierskie (they/them) is a transgender, non-binary voice instructor who through their love for teaching music found their way to teaching transgender voices. They have a BM in Music Education and have years of experience teaching private piano, voice, and guitar lessons. Ty currently teaches choir and guitar at a middle school in Virginia and LOVES learning new instruments.

Ty Napierskie
  • BFA
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Artist, engineer, educator. Classically trained, Kimo now writes, produces and performs music and multimedia art.

Kimo Knowles
  • BA Pop Music
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing

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
  • BA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice

Obtaining a gender-congruent voice as a trans person is undoubtedly a difficult task, but no matter how impossible it seems, it can be done with practice and a good instructor. Having grown up in a family of teachers and feminized her own voice, Tris has a talent for patiently teaching difficult skills, always meeting the student where they are.

Tris Ogram Buckley
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice

Lessons teacher since 2006, with lived experience of changing her own voice.

Kaydee Cage
  • MFA
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing

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
  • MM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Voice instructor with 10 years of experience. Denise has worked with many trans and non binary students to develop both a speaking and singing voice that matches who they truly are. A wonderful instructor for those that are new to voice training.

Denise Brown
  • BM
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing

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
  • MM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Singing

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
  • MA
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice

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
  • BA
  • He/him/his
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous Voice

Trans masculine musical theater performer and voice teacher, with extensive experience navigating the speaking and singing voice while transitioning. Strong advocate for the autistic and transgender communities in education and the arts.

Alexander Reeves
  • BA
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

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
  • BM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing

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

Want to read more about lessons with us? We have information on achieving a more feminine voice or a more masculine voice. If you’re looking for more transition-related resources, we also have a resource page.

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