L A U R A D U F F Y
SOPRANO - TEACHER - ACADEMIC
With several years of teaching experience; Laura loves sharing her passion for music with her students. Although her training is primarily classical, Laura grew up performing a wide variety of styles and is equally comfortable teaching jazz, pop and musical theatre. Laura has successfully helped students prepare for recitals, auditions and musical theatre roles.
Laura believes it's crucial to build trust with students to allow for the discovery of their ‘true voice;’ a voice without manipulations or manifestations, but rather a development of their natural instrument. Being confident in one’s knowledge of vocal pedagogy (anatomy, physiology and acoustics) is essential in teaching students to build a proficient methodology. As a student's technique becomes stronger, Laura helps singers find the artistry in the music as communication is a key component to becoming a successful singer.
Laura’s stage credits include Mimì in La Bohème, Madame Lidoine in Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Maid in Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face, Costanza in Griselda by Vivaldi, Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Fiagro and Flora in Britten’s Turn of the Screw.
Currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) at Western University, she also holds a Master’s of Music in Performance and Literature from Western University, a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Queen’s University and studied privately in Copenhagen at the Royal Academy of Music. Laura continues to work actively as a performer within Canada and abroad.