ABOUT PATTY SHORTREED
Bringing the joy of music and authentic expression into people's lives is one of my greatest pleasures.
I excel at teaching people how to connect with their audience through their voice or music. As an international coach, voice and communications trainer, I facilitate voice and empowerment workshops. I am also recording artist, concert performer, vocal teacher and piano teacher.
My Musical Journey
My music career began at age eleven; by eighteen I was playing professionally at the Banff Springs Hotel and the Calgary Petroleum Club. After a career in the corporate world I returned to my musical roots and re-awakened my voice mid-life, performing throughout Alberta in both private and popular public venues and self-produced concerts. I founded Calgary's "One World Choir" and produced three solo CDs featuring original works.
Live Your Dreams
I know from personal experience that anything is possible at any life stage! From my journey in the halls of power in the world's most profitable oil company, to a dusty cement floor in an ashram in rural India, to my performance on Oprah’s stage I learned that you can do anything you set your mind to.
With more than 25 years' experience in business, public speaking, workshop design and facilitation and a master's degree in organization effectiveness from Pepperdine University I have developed the skills and insights to help others achieve their dreams. I look forward to the opportunity to help you, too.
||National Association of Teachers of Singing
||National Association of Teachers of Singing Calgary chapter
As guest speaker and presenter at Unity of Calgary, Patty's presentations combine musical performance with insights about how to approach personal growth and authentic life expression. Watch the video at right to get a glimpse of how Patty helps students grow in their "inner game" for more confidence and presence in their singing.
Performed at and donated to a benefit concert which raised over $10,000 for High River flood relief.
Express Yourself Musically
Learn more about singing or piano lessons, performances, and music.