Libby began her love of music at age 12, starting with piano and quickly moving on to playing the flute. After joining her high school band and being named band leader she decided to join the school choir where she realized she had fallen in love with voice. At age 15, Libby began voice lessons, beginning with Jazz and Pop styles. A year later, she realized that she had a love for theatre too. At that time, she switched teachers and started studying classical voice and music theatre with David Reedy. David is an expert in the Bel Canto method of singing. At age 17, she began acting classes at the National Acting School. After finishing university in Australia, Libby made the move to Canada.
Since moving to Canada, Libby has continued her studies with multiple coaches such as Lambroula Maria Pappas, Heidi Lynn Peters, and most recently, Diane King at the Vancouver Symphony. Recently she also completed a master class, Performing Puccini’s Quando M’en Vo, with Tracy Dahl.
Libby is an active performer, studying roles in both Opera and Musical Theatre. Some of the roles she has studied and performed are: Zaneeta Shin (The Music Man), American girl, soloist (West Side Story), Princess Nekaya (Utopia Limited), Peep Bo (The Mikado), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna and The Countess (The Marriage of Figaro), and Mademoiselle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor).
Libby loves to teach in all genres and believes music is for everyone. After years of performing at festivals, in theatre, on camera, at weddings and for fundraisers, she has come to learn that as a musician and a teacher, that music is fun all of the time, and wishes to impart this knowledge on her students. Libby believes in a well rounded music education. Lessons with her will include vocal technique, music theory, ear training, sight reading, repertoire, and performance skills. Her students are encouraged to be involved in festivals and local performance opportunities.
- Diploma in Music Performance (Australian National University)
- Associate Degree of Music (Australian National University)
- Concert Certificate in Performance (Trinity Guildhall School of Music in London)
- LTCL in Performance (London Guildhall School of Music)