Our Team

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.

  • She/her/hers
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Androgynous

‘Intersectionality is important,’ says Ulysses, referring to situations where people with multiple disabilities and/or characteristics are sometimes subject to lack of understanding because of lack of knowledge.
Ulysses is excited to help you find your true voice and is available for feminine and androgynous voice lessons.

Ulysses Garcia
  • BS
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous

As a non-binary individual with over a decade of experience in comedy writing and performing, plus 5 years working as a science educator, their teaching style is as follows: learning should be fun and exciting. Exploring yourself and finding a voice that is truly your own should be no different.

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

An experienced instructor that makes use of both performance and science in her methods, Maggie works well with all kinds of students and wants to help you Unlock Your TruVoice!

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

An experienced teacher of voice, piano, and flute, Alexis knows what it’s like to perform her best under pressure in all kinds of situations. She wants to use this lived experience to help you Unlock Your TruVoice!

Alexis Korbe
  • BM
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous

Their love for music, teaching, and empowering their fellow transgender and non-binary folks led them to be a voice coach. They are passionate about Autism and LGBTQIA+ advocacy, especially in educational settings.

Charlie Kerns
  • DMA
  • She/her/hers

Having been a musician in many countries and taught both privately and as a professor, Oksana brings a wealth of knowledge to her voice training methods. She wants to use this expertise to Unlock Your TruVoice!

Dr. Oksana Lutsyshyn
  • BM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

She is committed to continued study in social justice, anti-racism, allyship, and equitable music education. She is elated to work closely with students of the LGBTQ+ community in curating a sound that most authentically fits them, and orchestrating a music education that highlights who they are.

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

Recognizing the impact and
importance of music and languages, Yaira wants to help,
motivate, and teach people how to sing and now, how to discover
their true voice. In the classroom, she cares for her students to
feel welcome, safe, and encouraged in a fun environment where
they will learn and grow together.

Yaira Barbosa
  • BM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Through years of teaching voice lessons, Anne has discovered a deep love for teaching students how to find their true voice. She believes in teaching an individual based on their goals and needs rather than treating every student the same. She also wants her students to feel like they are in a safe place to express themselves through music or speech while also feeling comfortable to make mistakes so they can learn.

Anne Rego
  • BM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

My goal for my students is to light a fire in you. I want to help you find yourself within your voice. Let’s explore the good moments, the bad moments, and everything in between that takes us through life.

Kate Elmendorf
  • BM
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Being a part of the LGBT community herself, Bryn is excited to help students become comfortable within themselves. She is excited to share her passion for voice, piano and songwriting with her students. Her goal is to create a safe and open environment for all!

Bryn Colodny
  • 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
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Her students always meet their goals in a healthy and efficient manner. She considers herself to be a positive, kind and enthusiastic teacher. She can’t wait to start working with you in meeting your voice goals.

Mia Tamburrino
  • 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
  • She/her/hers
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Singing

With over 12 years of formal voice training, Tracy Clark has taught voice extensively. She is excited to help
students find their true voices through self acceptance, personal growth, and with continual
support.

Tracy Clark
  • BM
  • She/her/hers
  • They/them/theirs
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

Classically trained singer, choir director, and Jewish music leader. JB uses both their personal and professional experience in their teaching, and wants to help you Unlock Your TruVoice!

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

Veronica has always felt the most comfortable with her friends in the LGBTQ+ community and believes that everyone deserves to have a voice they imagine for themselves and that they feel at home with. She is committed to creating a safe and encouraging environment for her students and is always excited to get to know people.

Veronica Robinson
  • BM
  • He/him/his
  • Feminine Voice
  • Masculine Voice
  • Androgynous
  • Singing

LGBT+ voice and music teacher, marching band enthusiast, and color guard director.

Guy Groves
  • 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.

Rayann 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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