Singer, Composer, Teacher and Workshop Facilitator
Singer, songwriter, teacher and facilitator of The Authentic Voice workshops and Sound and Silence retreats, Anna has been studying the voice and it’s powerful connection to life, harmony and vibration for twenty years. A health professional in Integrative Body Psychotherapy and voice teacher Anna combines the worlds of the voice, the Chakra energy system, psychology and spirituality to uncover your true resonant voice.
Singing has taught me let go, to heal and feel my way through to express myself in my life. Over the years I have come to know this profound relationship of spirit and matter and heaven and earth that the voice offers us, if we are willing to explore it.
“The Sound that Grounds is the Ground that Sounds”
As well as the experience of joy and beauty our voice brings, our voices are a reflection of our connection to Self and point the way to ‘how we do one thing we do everything’. My voice has been my guide and friend to knowing myself to my core and re-turning back to my own freedom.
My intention for you is to re-discover the beauty and joy of your voice and to weave this in and through your life. I invite you to sing as though everyone is listening and to live with enjoyment and expression from the deep well of your heart. If you can speak you can sing and if you have a desire to feel the freedom of singing and let go then this workshop is for you.
There is no experience necessary to participate, everyone can sing and everyone has a beautiful voice.
‘When I first went into The Authentic Singer class I immediately lost my fears about not being experienced or “good enough” to be singing amongst other people. We learned to set aside the self-critic and judgement and open up to singing in a room full of other people. The experience was about personal growth and setting up the conditions to sing as much as it was connecting with others in a safe space. Within those connections we navigated the room with our voice and bodies while also negotiating boundaries through voice. ‘ Caitlin Richards – Voice Connection 2014
In the past few years, Anna has opened for the late Dr. Maya Angelou at the Winspear, performed as the lead in “The Titanic – Musical” and was the feature performer at the World Kindness Concert in Vancouver and at the opening VIP gala for Deepak Chopra’s presentation in Edmonton. She sang in her regular appearance for the Edmonton International Jazz Festival in June, and at other local concerts throughout the year. In addition to teaching her Express Yourself courses across western Canada, Anna has written the songs and music for – and recorded – her fourth CD, The Doorway. Clearly, Anna has many strings to her bow!
There comes a time when one’s life meets one’s purpose. For Anna, that time came when all roads led her to the mystical love poetry and wisdom of Rumi and Hafiz, Sufi poets from the 13th and 14th centuries. Shaded with Jazz, Celtic and Middle Eastern influences, the inspirational songs on The Doorway CD weave together the many genres that have colored Anna’s life thus far.
Edmonton Journal’s Roger Levesque comments,
“Beaumont’s commitment comes through in some of her best singing ever. anna’s focus on themes of spirituality embodies a real search for truth and ancient wisdom that seserves an audience, whether you’re a Rumi fan or not.”
An accomplished jazz and pop singer for over 20 years, Anna’s performances have taken her as far away as China, Germany, Finland, Britain, and the United States, in addition to her countless performances in Canada. Mary Wilson of the Supremes, with whom Anna spent much time touring and performing in the musical “Beehive” says “She sings like a bird, soaring high and angelic…truly one of the great voices of this decade.”
Sandra Sperounes from the Edmonton Journal said,
“On Promise My Heart, the local songstress, previously noted for her jazz styling, finds herself crossing over into pop territory with radio friendly, uplifting songs. Fans of Celine Dion and Sarah McLachlan should love this album – and maybe grow to admire Beaumont even more.”
With support from local radio station Magic 99, Under the Covers was released in 2006. Anna’s musical recordings show an evolution of the girl into the woman and the singer into an emotionally articulate songwriter, where she has found her own, original voice in diverse musical styles and genres.
Senator Tommy Banks says,
“Experience a singer’s singer…experience Anna.”
Anna’s other passion is teaching her Express Yourself classes; workshops in finding freedom and release through singing. Students benefit from her many years of voice training and her experience as an Integrative Body Psychotherapist. Anna builds bridges and opens doorways for people to enter their deep emotional realms to discover and express their creativity.
Michele, Sunshine Coast, B.C. says,
“Your sharing of spirit, music and presence created a deep feeling of inspiration, wonder, and joy for me. The time spent met my needs for authenticity, connection and true communion.”
Anna’s teacher and mentor in England, Chloe Goodchild, is the creator and facilitator of “The Naked Voice.” She says this of Anna:
“Anna Beaumont is a courageous and inspiring adventurer of the soul through sound and song. Her beautiful far-reaching voice awakened by ancient love poetry, unearths and arouses a new language of longing and belonging. With “The Doorway” she soars the heavens and dives into the elemental depths of the one heart, calling you Home.”