Teachers

“It’s about refilling our cups with joy and curiosity…and doing it as often as possible!”

Bisia BelinaBisia Belina is the founder of SoundBody Studio. Bisia is a registered massage therapist by profession and a singer, educator, performance and recording artist by passion. She founded SoundBody Studio in 1997 where she combines both of her consuming interests into a variety of offerings: weekly Voice and Movement Fusion classes; workshops in Vocal/Anatomy and Anatomy; and “VocalBody” intensives. Over the last 10 years she has engaged health care professionals when presenting her “VoiceWorks for Compassion Burnout” workshops across Canada.

 bisia@shaw.ca

 

Margot JohnstonMargot Johnston loves to sing, especially improv…in the shower, in the street, at the store, at the beach. She trained with Bisia Belina and is a certified VoiceWorks instructor at SoundBody Studio. Her Monday night VoiceWorks classes are fun and empowering. You can find more information about her classes at www.soundbodystudio.ca . Margot also performs as a singer and songwriter in a variety of venues. She is a visual artist (BFA) and holds a certificate in Adult Continuing Education. She works as an elder companion, offering her clients music, art and improvised creativity.

mjohnston@islandnet.com

 

Kim Goodliffe

Kim Goodliffe is passionate about movement and voice as a way to connect and play—with self, others and beyond. As a singer, writer and practitioner of sacred dance, she honours the ever-moving path of creativity. Currently in the teacher-in-training program with Bisia Belina at the SoundBody Studio in Victoria, Kim leads a monthly Movement to Voice exploration group in Sooke, and will be leading a spring/summer Vocal Improv drop-in class in James Bay. She holds a Master of Fine Arts and is the author of Lowballer, a collection of poetry about one very long season of planting trees. You can find a copy at http://brunswickbooks.ca/Lowballer/

kgoodliffe@shaw.ca

 

Marjorie Baskerville has a deep love of music, and learned to sing at an early age, old tales of drunken tomfoolery and heartache from her father, which did not impress her grade 4 elementary teacher! As a singer/songwriter and performer, Marjorie believes strongly that everyone has a voice, however small or large, harmonic or dissonant, it deserves to be expressed and heard. Marjorie has a BA special in Sociology, studied voice (Jazz) 4 years at the Victoria Conservatory of Music with Gergana Velinova, and recently completed 3 years of study with Bisia Belina and Margot Johnson at the SoundBody Studio and is a certified SoundBody instructor.  Marjorie teaches private voice lessons, conducts group workshops and leads a weekly drop in Vocal improv class in Sooke BC called The VIBE. This fun class is designed for anyone wishing to explore their voice in a relaxed, playful, supportive environment. No prior singing experience is necessary, just a desire to make sounds and express yourself. Through a series of guided improvised movement and vocal exercises, we will work on musical skills, and discover the meaning of the sound/body connection.

marjorieb.singing@gmail.com