“Through working with Kaitlin I feel much closer to being able to start the hard work of talking to other white people about internalized white supremacy.”
“Thank you, you are a blessing, your work is intimate and fucking political. I respect that deeply and I am deeply grateful.”
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE the spirit, presence and energy Kaitlin brings to coaching!”
I was told at a young age that I didn’t have a good voice, and even though I had dreams of singing on stage as a young girl, I never was brave enough to think that I could actually do that. She made me feel so comfortable and confident with my voice that I was able to sing in front of her! Kaitlin will help you fill the inherent power in your voice that you didn’t even know was there. She will help you connect to the magical quality of speaking and singing and help you tap into another layer of your soul through your voice.
Cultivating my singing voice has been a much deeper endeavor than fine-tuning vocal techniques. It has been the gentle calling forth of my soul - giving voice to what my truest self wants to share with the world. Kaitlin voice lessons have been life-changing. She's able to "hear" me on all the levels that I've yearned to be heard for so long. I can't speak highly enough of her work as a voice instructor.
From the moment I had my first session with Kaitlin, I felt like I was in the hands of someone with wisdom well beyond her years. She clearly has gone through her own transformative process and uses her deep gained wisdom and intuition to stand next to me, guide and support me in finding the truest expression of my voice. Kaitlin intuitively understands the deeper issues that can get in the way of expression and voice such as fear, shame, self-judgment, and old energetic patterns. She compassionately holds space for these to bring light to them so that our voices can shine. In our work together, I felt my voice deepen, my creativity come alive, and was able to access and embody powerful parts of myself that I didn't even know existed. I could not recommend her highly enough for anyone who wants to manifest their creative potential and truest expression, whether you have experience with singing and voice or not.
“For years, I was trying to sing like my favorite singers, never quite being able to embody song as it truly related to me. In the back of my mind, I frustratingly recognized this, but I never knew quite what to do about it. Now I sing songs the way I know I can sing them, with my own identity, finally comfortable and damn happy to be in my own skin. If you’re afraid of using your voice in any way, or maybe can’t stand just listening to your voice, I can’t imagine better friend to have in tackling all that than Kaitlin."
Over the last few months of working with Kaitlin I have become more open to speaking and singing from my authentic voice. I feel more comfortable expressing myself no matter what the topic is. Working with her is an absolute pleasure. She is attentive and truly cares for her clients while helping them achieve their goals.
How would I describe this work to my best friend? I would say: "Why NOT do it?? I see you diving in, you're looking for ways to be true to yourself, good to the world, beautiful in your body, strong in your visions, safe in your grief, bold with your love - this work is related to everything else in your life. This is another way of touching in, and you get to do it with a powerful wacky lady who has and is still doing her own work. That is a fucking gift and you should taker her up on it.
Kaitlin has such a loving presence. She’s tremendously skilled in realms of the voice, yes, that’s so clear. But the most magical part perhaps is the way she holds the space for me to cultivate my voice. Everything is okay. At first, my timid voice, my nervousness, my emotions, my little self-judgments and my power were all held in equal love and acceptance. And in the midst of all of this, I sing … with Kaitlin smiling and encouraging me on the whole way. That is a unique and special place to bring a voice to my vulnerability.
Kaitlin is more than a vocal coach. She’s more than a singer. She helps me bring what was once hidden on the inside to shine with resonant power on the outside. With love, giddy excitement, deep presence and playfulness. She shows me that anything that I feel deeply can sound beautiful, too. There’s a way that the singing itself feels like the container to share the beauty of my humanness. First with myself, then with the world.
It's been such a pleasure and relief to not have to sound good. Naturally, I've come to sound better after giving myself permission, and getting full permission from her to sound weird, even bad. It's awesome! Seriously, Kaitlin asked my 8 year old to sing and just enjoy one day. I went for it and afterward I felt so much more flow and ease in my whole body. She is super creative in working with different parts of my voice. She will have me embody different characters, images and feelings and totally different sounds than I'm familiar with come out. It's really been fun getting to know the different expressions that are possible. I feel like I'm getting to know myself better by working with her.
Kaitlin has an amazing presence that is so honestly open and accepting of people just as they are. This is a wonderful place to push boundaries and explore in. Learning about music with Kaitlin is like being with that best childhood friend who was always there with you, exploring and learning about life together. With Kaitlin, learning about music is an experience of being gently encouraged and unwaveringly supported.
In my view, an effective teacher must be flexible yet firm, encouraging yet reasoned. I see Kaitlin as quite balanced in this regard. Her warmth, sense of humor, and generosity of spirit have been a great gift to my family. She has a powerful, enlightening impact on her student's lives.
Kaitlin has an incredible way of being able to add light and good energy to whatever a person brings. She helps people learn how to share not only their physical voice, but their heart and their soul. Singing with Kaitlin was also an incredible balm. Not only did Kaitlin listen and care for my voice, but she listened to and cared for me as a whole person.
Kaitlin has simply an amazing ability to provide a safe and creative space to explore any budding voice or piano talent, and to teach simple and eye opening skills that made a real and immediate difference in my playing and singing. She is such a kind and supportive presence for those of us who feel more than just a little vulnerable as we learn to play or sing. It was just a blast of fun how creative and playful Kaitlin is as she teaches.
Now I want to share some words of thanks!
There are so many people to thank, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
To all of my Helpers, Guides, and Ancestors. It's all for you.
To my Mom for being there every single step of the way.
To the rest of my beautiful family: Dad, Carol, Sarah, Scott, Kell, Virginia and Magnolia.
To all of my amazing clients who inspire and humble me every day.
To Josh Setzer for all of his help with this website.
To Anna Maynard and Mary Catherine Penn for their incredible photography.
To my incredible friends and community for all of their love and support. I seriously couldn't do this work without you all!
To all of my many teachers in all of their many forms.