Hi, I’m Alyssa! I’m a vocal educator, choir director, singer/songwriter and performer. I’ve been singing professionally for over 15 years and have been helping people find their authentic voices for over 6. I am passionate about all things voice! Especially guiding singers of all ages in finding their authentic singing voice through vocal empowerment and functional voice training. I truly believe that fostering love for, and trust with our instrument will not only build our confidence but open up a great well of creativity, deep connection to and appreciation for our body and self.
My vocal journey has been, and continues to be, ever evolving. I’ve had A LOT of ups and downs. For a long time I thought I had to make my voice fit into a box of what it “should sound like”. After years of battling myself and my creativity, I finally came to understand that the uniqueness of my voice is something special and individual to me and me alone. This shift into radical love for my voice drastically changed my creative output and put new perspectives on how I viewed my voice, my body and myself. It didn’t happen overnight, it was a shift a decade in the making and it started with me giving up singing completely and then finding my voice again through songwriting. Since then, I’ve learnt that there is no good or bad sounds and that I can be both a songwriter and a lover of Opera, a student and a teacher.
In case you were wondering, you can find more details about my career and credentials below.
Level I, II, & III certification
Known for her highly versatile and emotive lyric voice, Soprano, Alyssa Woolhether, has performed with various opera companies across Ontario including Vera Causa Opera, Toronto City Opera and Opera by Request. As a seasoned recitalist Alyssa has also performed an immense amount of art song throughout her career.
Alyssa holds a Master of Music Performance and Literature from Western University (2019) and a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Regina (2010) as well as Level I, II and III certification in Somatic Voicework™ - The LoVetri Method (2021). Having over fifteen years’ experience training as a classical vocalist, she has attended esteemed training programs in Canada and Europe such as Opera NUOVA, Long Reach Opera Workshop, Canadian Operatic Arts Academy and Accademia Europea Dell’Opera.
Not only a classical vocalist, Alyssa is a successful cross genre performer and accomplished songwriter. Performing under the pseudonym Alyssa Taryn, she has performed extensively as a folk/pop vocalist throughout Saskatchewan and Ontario. In 2015 she released her first EP titled Home. A collection of songs she wrote, performed and co-produced. Writing mainly in the style of folk, country or pop, Alyssa draws inspiration from the breathtaking landscapes of the prairies and complexities of human interaction.
Currently residing in Regina, Saskatchewan Alyssa leads an active career as a performer and voice teacher. She is also the music director of The Sisters in Song Women's Choir of Regina (formally The Sisters of Mercy) and continues to song-write.