Geri Childs began coaching voice more than 20 years ago as she pursued her own career as a singer. She has performed and recorded at home and abroad, specializing in jazz standards but often ranging into other genres such as folk, blues and rock. While in Trinidad, she sang with a world-renowned steel pan orchestra and later in Manhattan joined other professional vocalists in a large jazz choir. Geri has sung for radio, television and animation as well as a number of recordings, most notably Intimate State of Mind, a collaboration with Ottawa musician and music teacher Mark Ferguson.
As a vocal coach, she tailors her approach to each student, encouraging them to use their own skills and helping to guide them through their own vocal journey. Geri’s teaching method covers areas such as breath work, voice placement, articulation, phrasing, vocal care and skills and performance anxiety. Her students include those with professional goals as well as people who just want to improve for their own enjoyment.