Vocal Coaching

In addition to being an accomplished performer Johanna is also an experienced vocal coach who teaches all CCM styles including Jazz, Pop, R&B and more. Johanna is certified in the Voiceworks® method as well as teaching using the principles she learned at the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ from Baldwin Wallace University (BW).  Johanna has been teaching vocals for 20  years and is now on faculty in the vocal department at The Mount Royal Conservatory
MRU CONSERVATORY/JOHANNA SILLANPAA as well as teaching from her home studio in Calgary AB, CA and online instruction via Zoom. ( Other platforms available if preferred)

To inquire about lessons,  please email me:  

Music Work/Teaching Experience

  • Faculty -Vocal department Mount Royal University Conservatory (Calgary)
  • Faculty -Vocal department MacEwan University, (Edmonton)
  • 20 years of private voice instruction- DeWAAL Music studio & Home studio (Calgary)
  • Freelance Vocalist/ Musical Director/ Recording artist since 1998 (World wide)
  • Somatic Voiceworks Level I &II  (Douglas College, Vancouver BC. Canada and Baldwin Wallace University (BW),Berea, Ohio, US)
  • Voiceworks® Associate instructor Certification Part 1 & 2. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Jazz Vocals & Improvisation workshop with Nancy Marano (New York, NY)
  • Banff School of Fine Arts/ Jazz Vocals & Improvisation with Sheila Jordan & Jay Clayton. Banff, AB
  • McEwan University/ Jazz performance, Music Diploma, Edmonton, AB
  • 2017 #1 on Canadian National Jazz Chart and ITUNES
  • 2012-Western Canadian Music Awards nomination: Best Urban Recording
  • 2011-E-jazz nomination: Top 20 Best Canadian Jazz Recordings
  • 2011- Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award recipient.
  • 2008- Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards nomination: Best Female vocalist
  • 2008-Western Canadian Music Awards nomination: Best Urban Recording