Episode 036 - Liz Jackson Hearns - Teaching the Trans Voice

Episode 36
51m | Jun 7, 2021

Today we are in Chicago talking with our dear friend and inspired vocal teacher, Liz Jackson Hearns. Liz Jackson Hearns, MM (she/her/they/them) is the Co-Founder of The Voice Lab, Inc. in Chicago; co-author of The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices, Co-Founder of Resonate, Chicago's all-trans chorus; Co-Founder of Trans Turning Point, a wellness fair for trans/gnc folks and trans-owned businesses;, and a voice instructor specializing in trans and nonbinary voice. Singers and voice users from all environments seek out Liz's teaching to illuminate traditional pedagogy with new scientific discoveries and methods in a joyful and creative atmosphere. Liz has been working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients since 2014, helping develop a natural, authentic voice. She also trains fellow voice teachers in cultural and pedagogical competency to work with trans/gnc singers. Liz has a bachelor's degree from the College of Idaho and a master's degree from North Park University, and attended the Summer Vocology Institute at the University of Utah. We talk to her today about teaching the trans voice, what we can all learn about being the best teacher and listener, we find out more about her latest endeavors with her training programs and choirs, as well as falling down some memories with Bill and Liz.


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