After many years of teaching, singing, and Performing in Austin, Texas, I have moved to the Washington DC area.  The hardest part about this transition was saying goodbye to my community and to all of my wonderful students.

Why the big change? The biggest reason is that I received some funding to go back to graduate school in Speech – Language Pathology at George Washington University.  Faculty at GWU are leading the research in transgender voice. I also am interested in exploring my theories of the healing potential of working with the whole voice.

In other words, I intend to deepen the work I am already doing.

If you are in the Austin area, and interested in resources for voice-work, especially if you part of the transgender or gender variant communities, please get in touch.  Before I left, I worked intensely with four of my long-term students to pass on what I know about teaching, especially as it relates to gender.  They will be carrying on, and further developing the work.  Email me: for more information.

Goodbye Austin!  I miss you already, and thank you for everything!

-Wendy Vastine