R.L. celebrates 40+ dynamic years as performance artist/mentor/writer thru extensive experience in theatre, film, writing & music; locally & internationally.
Subsequent to Hon. BMus McMaster University, R.L. studied Engineering & Production @ Harris Institute for Arts, Toronto. In NYC, she attended Nat'l Improv Theatre School, & studied privately w/Thomas Parisi, AAMDA, & Broadway director, Michael Shurtleff, CDC. In 2013, she earned an MSc Music Psych (Roehampton, London, UK), & Mentor Artist Educator Certification, Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto. She is a certified Music Care-worker (palliative), Room 217.org & Heart-math coach.
Career focus is providing mentorship, teaching & counselling services internationally, using the arts. Specialist in using music (psychology) in grief coping/resiliency, & in commercial/workplace environments. Interested in music therapy/experience for deaf R&D. Aye Lighthouse Foundation 2005, was founded to source music therapy R&D funding for hearing/sight deficit children.
R.L. has coached vocal music, taught drama, industry business, music psych & writing. She has adjudicated cross-genre talent & writing contests nationally, provincially & locally. RL is a registered career counsellor for youth, Ontario Registry of Educators/Entrepreneurs, & in 2017 was nominated student mentor of the year w/ Roehampton University. Ontario Culture retained her as a “human book” for cultural tourism 2012.
R.L. has participated as a vocalist/instrumentalist with many bands culminating towards various recording deals. Currently, she plays percussion and sings with Soul Revival; a 9 piece all-star, funk-soul project.
President, SABBA, Stratford, ON
Past Sgt.-at-Arms, Rotary Stratford
Past President, Inner Wheel, Cobourg, ON
Past International Senate Member, Roehampton University
Past National Awards Chair & Branch President, Canadian Authors Association
ACTRA Safety Co-chair, Former ACTRA Counsellor
ACTRA, CAEA, Union Des Artistes
PAMA, ORMTA, SMPC, AMPS