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Instruments: Piano, Beginner Violin, Beginner- Intermediate Guitar, Voice, Songwriting
Styles: Classical, jazz, musical theatre, pop, folk, indie, country
Rebecca is a singer-songwriter from Victoria, BC. She grew up in a small town – Rossland – in the mountains of BC’s West Kootenay region; her music is infused with echoes of her past, woven with stories of present struggles and hopeful themes of life, love, and finding one’s voice.
Rebecca’s debut EP, “My War,” was recorded at Oak Recording Studio in Toronto and released in July 2014.
Rebecca has been performing around Victoria and mainland/interior BC for the past five years. She has collaborated with local artists and bands including Man Made Lake, Awake in the West, John Andrachuk and Lisa Nixon.
Rebecca has studied and performed many instruments, including piano, voice, violin, guitar, ukulele and harmonica. She began her musical studies when she was 8 years old, and continues to push herself to grow and learn from new teachers. When it comes to music, she believes, no-one is ever finished learning!
She spent a year studying music at Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta, deepening her knowledge of theory and continuing instruction in voice and piano. She participated in choirs and gained experience in performing and recording.
Songwriting is at the heart of Rebecca’s passion for music. She has expressed herself through writing for piano and guitar since 2001, and has also written violin interludes for her songs. Rebecca’s songwriting style varies from folk/indie/country songs on guitar to classical instrumental pieces on piano; her influences include Erik Satie, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, and Emmylou Harris. Rebecca’s songs often reflect themes such as embracing and resisting change, coming of age, and the complexities of intense relationships – good and bad. She has learned to channel overwhelming feelings into lyrics, melodies, and chord progressions, and loves collaborating with other musicians to help bring forth their unique voices.
Rebecca has been trained in classical and jazz piano, classical violin, Broadway theatre music, classical and pop voice and pop guitar.
Rebecca’s warm passion for music – and for people – shines through in her work with her students. She connects with each student to discover their reasons for wanting to learn music. Whether they are beginning with the basics or reaching for new levels of artistry, Rebecca works to help students find their way towards the soulfulness and self-expression that music promises at its best.
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Styles: Jazz, Pop, Light-Rock, Country
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