Kathy's Voice Acting Resume

Agency: Melissa Rock Management

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B i o g r a p h y

Kathy has done film work such as standing in for Debbie Reynolds…there have been jingles, many for Irwin Toys as the voice of a little girl. She studied animation voice acting in LOS ANGELES at Voice Trax West with Cindy Acres, Tom Clay, and privately with voice animation actress Joanie Gerber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Gerber  . Kathy also studied voice acting in Toronto at VoiceWorx with Mike Kirby, at Nelvana with Jessie Thompson, at the ACTRA studio with Albert Schultz (cold reads) and at Ryerson with Roland Parliament. Always keeping sharp, in 2021 took 3 vo workshops with Kim Hurdon Casting.

"I have made a living using my voice for over three decades."

 She studied animation voice acting in Los Angeles and Toronto, and jazz dance as well as Comedy Improv at Second City and Theatresports Toronto, Level V. Kathy was a singing host at Mark Breslin venue “Sing Sing”; and Mark is the owner of Yuk Yuk’s chain of stand-up comedy clubs.
 
Kathy is a public speaker with Advanced Bronze designation with Toastmasters International and is a graduate of the National Institute of Broadcasting. She has taught classes and workshops on voice improvement  for communication skills at The Learning Annex, Centennial College and ACTRA Toronto. One of her voice classes was featured on CBC Radio One on "Lost and Found", then again with Sook-Yin Lee on "Definitely Not The Opera". Kathy is a Certified Teacher of Adults honours graduate, and completed: “Foundations of Coaching: The Gestalt Way”. She was featured as a guest on air with CBC’s Brent Bambury as a wedding speech consultant.

Since her first performance at age 16, Kathy has been a professional singer, getting her musical roots as a voice major at Humber College in Toronto, and studying with various private voice teachers. She was posted in Ottawa where, after Basic Training, she achieved the rank of Sergeant and was the vocalist for the Royal Canadian Air Force 55-piece Central Band, and was also a staff copyist / calligrapher. In Toronto she has done performances numbering into the thousands: clubs, festivals, corporate events, private functions, television, film & recordings.
 
Kathy established her own band with a repertoire of over 400 songs for corporate and private functions, as well as the Martini Jazz Quartet. She was a founding member of The Singers Guild of Toronto and was elected to the Board of Directors, Toronto Musicians’ Association / American Federation of Musicians for 2 years where she was also active on the Public Relations Committee to support live music. 

Kathy composed & published 3 indie recordings on CD, one of which still receives Canadian airplay, most notably her Christmas compositon “The Gift of Love”. She won a Scarborough Arts Council Award for one of her original country songs. She was featured singing the music of Harry James in the Toronto Jazz Festival, Canada Day Nathan Phillips Square, and has performed the principal role of the groom’s mother for a dozen years in the musical comedy improv show “Joey & Gina’s Comedy Wedding” as the tipsy Giovanna Prosciutto. Today, Kathy still also sings jazz at venues across southern Ontario such as Edo, The Black Dog Pub, Chalkers, and the Jazz Cabaret at Annabella's.
 
As the president of PURE VOICE POWER  voice coaching for SPEAKERS www.purevoicepower.com , Kathy delivers training workshops for the corporate world. She is a member of the CE faculty at Toronto’s Centennial College to teach a series of classes 2005 through 2012. Kathy is a Certified Teacher of Adults and recently graduated courses such as Coaching The Gestalt Way and The Psychology of Performance at the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation.
 
Kathy taught MusI.Q. piano computer lab and ran vocal classes for theatre youth students for multi-cultural SuiteLife, and was also the singing teacher for inner city youths at Scarborough Bluffs Music. Kathy was a vocal coach for the iStars Performer Development Centre.
 
She has been a singing coach since 1992 www.purevoicepower.ca . Kathy  also gives Singing for Wellness & Fitness classes to groups of senior citizens at Retirement Residences and Long Term Care Centres. Kathy received her Level 1 Music Cares certificate in 2014 to facilitate musical therapy methods with geriatric residents.


Kathy has been a professional Bette Midler Tribute Artist since 1995. Website

E q u i p m e n t   Oct. 2020

Microphone: RODE NT1

DAW Interface: Scarlett Solo, 3rd Gen.

DAW Editing Software: GoldWave

DAW Editing Software: Pro Tools First

Closed Headphones  : Audio-Technica

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Workshop for Public Speakers

Workshop for Public Speakers

"Over the Rainbow"

"Over the Rainbow"

Kathy teaching voice

Kathy teaching voice

Rogers Cable Television

Rogers Cable Television

Newmarket

Whitby, ON

Whitby, ON

Workshop for public speakers on how to improve your voice

Sergeant, RCAF

Sergeant, RCAF

Ajax, ON

Ajax, ON

Kathy works one-on-one to improve presentation skills for government managers

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Canada Day, Port Credit.JPG

Voice Workshop

Voice Workshop

Kathy gives an hour long voice improvement workshop for a room full of international public speakers.

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Kathy sings with the Central Band of the RCAF

Old Mill, Toronto

Old Mill, Toronto

Teaching Voice, college CE program

Teaching Voice, college CE program

Working with Seniors

Working with Seniors

Kathy facilitates a Sing for Wellness session with Seniors

Corporate Training Event

Corporate Training Event

Kathy does Sales Training for better voice and speech; phone skills.

Centennial College

Centennial College

OSNM Conference, Scarborough

MusIQ Kathy's class

MusIQ Kathy's class

Kathy teaches a piano computer lab to young music students.

Photo by Diane Aubie

Photo by Diane Aubie

CBC RADIO 2

CBC RADIO 2

Kathy is a guest on CBC Radio2 as an expert on how to write a great speech. In photo: Jen Ball, Kathy + Brent Bambury

Japan: New Year's Eve 1998-9

Japan: New Year's Eve 1998-9

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Branson, Missouri

Branson, Missouri

The Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Estrel Hotel and conference Centre

Mulroney Election, Ottawa

Mulroney Election, Ottawa

Vaughan, ON

Vaughan, ON

Humber College Music Program

Humber College Music Program

Toronto Harbour performance

Toronto Harbour performance

Branson, Missouri

Branson, Missouri

Ajax, ON

Ajax, ON

Kathy works one-on-one to improve presentation skills for government managers

Kathy, Choirmaster

Kathy, Choirmaster

Kathy was the choir teacher for Scarborough Bluffs Music for under privilaged children - Christmas Recital.

Financial Corporate Workshop

Financial Corporate Workshop

Kathy gives a voice & communications workshop at a major banking institution, corporate headquarters, Mississauga

Centennial College

Centennial College

Giving a voice improvement seminar

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Corporate Communications Training

Corporate Communications Training

Learning Annex

Learning Annex

Kathy gives a class called: Improving your Voice and Speech for Better Business Commuinication

Aurora ON

Aurora ON

Kathy gives a voice and communications workshop to public speakers.

Rogers Cable Television

Rogers Cable Television

Newmarket, ON

Unionville

Unionville

Humber College Music Program

Humber College Music Program

Humber College Music Program

Humber College Music Program

Kleinberg, ON

Kleinberg, ON

My jazz quartet performs at the wedding of one of my voice students.

Early years - Borough of York

Early years - Borough of York

Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto Convention Centre

Delta Chelsea Inn, Toronto

Delta Chelsea Inn, Toronto

Kathy's band, early days

Humber College Music Program

Humber College Music Program

Singing Jazz

Singing Jazz

Edo on Eglinton, Toronto

AYA Committee workshop review - promo im

This is my Christmas Single way back from 1988 !

It still gets airplay on Canadian radio stations at Christmas.