Canadian mezzo-soprano and author Sandi Siemens has devoted much of her life to sharing her deep passion for music with students, peers and audiences.
Based in Port Moody, B.C., Sandi has gained a reputation over the past 40 years as an accomplished and enthusiastic vocal coach and teacher (in both private and college settings), clinician, choral consultant and adjudicator.
An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who, Sandi operates a successful private studio where she has nurtured hundreds of talented voices over the years. Many of her students now enjoy active professional careers in opera, musical theatre, jazz and pop – most notably recording artist and Juno and Grammy winner Michael Bublé.
Over the years, Sandi has performed on stages in North America and internationally, and has served as an adjudicator for numerous vocal competitions and talent searches such as Filipino Idol, Japanese Talent Search and the Pacific National Exhibition Talent Search. She has held executive positions with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Vancouver Cantata Singers, and Triad Concert Society and was founder and artistic director of the highly successful All Saints Gala and Songs from the Heart fundraisers in B.C.
Her passion for music and desire to teach led Sandi to open her own voice studio and to write The Business of Teaching Music and create the Maestro Joli Clef teaching tools. One of her greatest pleasures in life is to help others fulfill their potential and to experience the joy of music.
“Sandi Siemens is a master teacher, well loved by her students, who cultivates a hospitable space for the student to strive for both excellence and creativity.”
Celeste Snowber, PhD.
Associate Professor of Arts Education
Simon Fraser University
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“Her knowledge of vocal technique is superb, but her greatest gift is her ability to understand what each individual needs to achieve the best possible outcomes, and to create a learning environment that is supportive, nurturing and fun!”
Diane Lines, M.A.
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“I have had the pleasure to work with Sandi Siemens on a number of occasions, and to participate in recitals and workshops arranged by her. Each and every time it has been a well-organized, thoughtful, and coherent event, which reflects well upon her impressive gifts as a teacher and impresario.”
B.S. (Music), NATS
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