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Teaching Transgender Voices



In this webinar, Emerald will attempt to answer some of the most important questions and share teaching experiences that have proven to be successful with her transgender students.

Emerald explains the meaning of transgender in terms of physiological changes, discussed the challenges a singer and singing teacher may experience and shares the vocal exercises and considerations that help her transgender singers.


Dr. Emerald Lessley received her DMA from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, where she worked extensively with transgender singers while researching for her dissertation, Teaching Transgender Singers. Dr. Lessley was a speaker at the 2017 Northwest Voice Conference, and she will be a guest on NATS Chat in December 2017.
In addition to her research, Dr. Lessley is an active performer of opera as well as new music in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
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