Teaching what nourishes your voice and soul

The Honest Voice Co Studio …

We are a culture of revolutionary teachers making real human connections We are a culture of revolutionary teachers making real human connections through the power of music. We’re trained in teaching the information that nourishes your voice and soul: songwriting, performance practice, age-specific pedagogy, pop and musical theatre styles, vocal health, and artist development. Through voice lessons and coachings, our faculty will help you maximize your growth and accomplish your goals.

Breanne Rourke

Breanne Rourke is a professional voice teacher located in St. Catharines, ON. She is an accomplished singer/songwriter, and has a passion for cross-training in diverse musical genres including pop, classical, opera, jazz, and broadway. She obtained her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (Honours) from Western University in 2010. Breanne is an RCM Certified teacher, and is also a member of SECO (The SpeakEasy Cooperative for Independent Voice Teachers), and NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). In September 2023, Breanne obtained her Evidence Based Voice Training certificate with Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios, completely transforming her teaching skills. With over 10 years of teaching experience under her belt, Breanne’s students have been accepted to University and College music programs throughout Ontario, have completed RCM exams with Honours, and have been featured on popular TV shows such as ‘The Next Star,’ and ‘Canada’s Got Talent.’ She also teaches and coaches professional singers worldwide as they up-level their vocal abilities!

An avid performer, Breanne loves gigging and has been performing for 20 years. She has been a featured performer at the Bitter End, a popular music venue located in Greenwich Village in NYC, as well as venues throughout Southern Ontario. In 2015, she performed the role of Spirit II in Massenet’s Cendrillon at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. Her most recent musical theatre role was Ronette in Something Something Productions Little Shop of Horrors in 2016 and again in 2018. She was also a featured soprano soloist with Lyric Niagara throughout their 2015-16 season.

In addition to her love for teaching and performing, Breanne has a passion for conducting. She was the Music Director of Wesley United Church in Welland from 2013-2021 and is currently the Worship + Music Director at St. Andrews United Church in Niagara Falls.

She currently resides in north-end St. Catharines with her loving husband Kelvin and 2 kiddos, Elijah and Eleanor. When she’s not teaching or singing her face off, you can find Breanne reading a fast-paced psychological thriller while sipping a glass of full-bodied red wine or engaging in some cardio or strength training – not necessarily in that order.

Madey Crawford

Madey is currently enrolled in her first year at Brock University in the Concurrent Education program, majoring in music. She has studied voice professionally for over 10 years with Breanne Rourke as her teacher and mentor. She is SO excited to join the studio and teach kiddos! 

In March 2021, Madey completed her Level 8 Voice certificate with the Royal Conservatory of Music with an outstanding mark of 90%, and was awarded First Class Honours with Distinction. Her bubbly and fun personality charms everyone around her, and she is passionate about young music education. 

Madey lives in her hometown of St. Catharines with her family: Mom, Dad, and two sisters (one of whom is a TWIN…no, they can’t read each other’s minds), three cats, and their mini-Aussie named Winnie. In addition to her vocal and teaching skills, she is adept at the cello and piano. When she’s not making music, you can find her knitting or playing video games.

Samantha Uhl

Samantha is a musician and songwriter with a passion for education. As a former student of Breanne’s (2011-2017), she is so excited to continue advancing the vision of The Honest Voice Co.

She is a graduate from York University’s Theatre program, specializing in Devised Theatre and Playwriting. She’s currently working towards her Early Childhood Education Diploma, and has been working with kids for nearly 8 years. Samantha received her Level 8 Voice Certificate with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She’s been teaching voice and piano lessons for the past year, and cannot wait to begin teaching alongside Breanne and Madey.

She has been singing since she was 5 years old, and cannot begin to describe the impact music training has had in her life. Samantha has participated in countless local music festivals and placed 1st. She also writes and releases her own music on Apple Music and Spotify. Her latest EP ‘Cherry Pitz’ was released February 2023.

Samantha’s passions vary from different artistic mediums, including stage management, playwriting and devising. She has written and produced her own works, and wishes to continue collaborating with other talented artists to create beautiful pieces of art.

“Best vocal teacher I’ve ever had. Not only is she extremely qualified and made a huge difference in my voice just in 5 years, she also impacted my life in so many ways. Such a kind soul who genuinely cares about every single one of her students, all while doing so with great professionalism.”

– Samantha