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Renée Maranan

IVA Ambassador

Renée Maranan is a vocal instructor, singer/songwriter, and the creator of the Monday Motivation content at The Balanced Singer.

Renée has over 17 years of experience as a vocal instructor, starting out as a teacher in Vancouver, BC (Canada) before establishing her private studio in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. She is a certified Mentor-level instructor and Ambassador with the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA), and she is also a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Renee also performs the role of Community Manager at IVA, helping to facilitate discussion and networking amongst the IVA teachers around the world.

Having had lifelong struggles with stage fright, Renée has a strong personal interest in peak performance psychology, reviewing a growing list of resources on the topic and sharing her knowledge to help students cope with performance anxiety. Her mission is to ensure that her students come out of each lesson with more knowledge, confidence, inspiration, and love for the craft of singing.

When Renée isn't teaching private lessons, she spends her time writing and recording her original music. She loves to perform or vocal direct at local community theatre productions. She is also a writer, public speaker, and freelance marketing consultant. She is a terrible gardener, but she tries really hard and is killing fewer plants each year.

Renee is an IVA Ambassador and the Area Representative for Northeast US & Canada

Take your sick days

3 Why’s and 3 How’s

Self-employed vocal instructors have to work to make money. If we don’t work, we don’t get to simply “call in sick” and still get paid while we stay in bed with a bowl of chicken noodle soup.…

So you had a bad day

How to Bounce Back and Keep a Positive Mindset

There are days where things in the studio just don’t seem to go right, no matter what you do. We’ve got some advice for how to deal with a bad day…

Stress is a reality in every person’s life, and vocal instructors are no exception. A few red flags you might know . . . and a few you might not!…