You really want to be excited
when an audition comes up.

After all, it’s Canada and there aren't that many! 

But when the email comes, and you start flipping through your book, it hits you--you’re sick of your audition repertoire. You’ve outgrown this song, that song never felt right to start with, and you’ve sung that other one at your last three auditions, and casting is as tired of it as you are. You want to choose pieces that make you shine...but you’re not sure where to start or what’s the right you just go back to your faithful old standards and hope for the best.

There’s a better way. 

We can get ahead of those dreaded feelings by exploring new repertoire and polishing your audition material together. Let’s find the songs that you can’t stop singing, with the stories you can’t wait to tell. Let’s create the cuts and develop the characters that will have the creative team thinking about you long after the last audition of the day. Let’s build a customized audition book full of the songs that make you SHINE so that the next time that email comes, you can just grab your character shoes and GO.

Sound good?



“I have been coaching with M.J. for several years now and I always leave our sessions feeling confident and prepared. Her knowledge of Musical Theatre and voice is a rare asset in coaches; this has helped me a great deal in preparing for auditions. As a performer who works consistently in the industry my time spent coaching with M.J. has been incredibly valuable.”

Kristen Pottle
(Mirvish, Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Ent.)

“It's a gift to have M.J. as an accompanist for my music theatre performance class. Actually, 'accompanist' doesn't quite encompass all that M.J. brings to the room. It's vital to me to create a safe environment in class, so that the students feel free to take risks. M.J. not only brings an acute musical sensitivity and tremendous skill to her playing, but also an open heart and mind which is invaluable in helping the students develop and trust their own musicality and instincts. She makes them better musicians by the virtue of her own musicianship.”

Tracy Michailidis
(Broadway, Stratford, Shaw)

“I just wanted to thank you again for working with Ella on such short notice. I must say that I was very impressed with the progress you made with her in one hour. She is way more confident now in what they asked her to do. Thanks again so very much for all your help!”

Eva Ballentine, mother of Ella
 ("Anne" in TV movie adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, Mirvish)

“You're the best there is.
Can you please always play in every audition? You're the best.”

Kelly Holiff
(Charlottetown Festival, Soulpepper, Drayton Ent.)

What to expect  :

Sessions can be booked in 30, 45, or 60-min increments.
All sessions are currently taking place online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In ‘normal’ times, sessions are offered in-person in the Kitchener-Waterloo studio or online.

Session rates start at $40.