Wynde Vastine, CCC-SLP, fell in love with the voice as a transformative vehicle as a child, when they would sing to the nighttime stars. While they simultaneously move in the world voice science, for them, the magic that can be experienced through singing from the heart grows more with time. They have been teaching voice for over 15 years, and has been performing nearly all their life.
Wynde has taught voice to people of all ages and experience levels – from professional singers and actors, to people who dream of singing that one power ballad at their local karaoke spot. They have worked extensively with trans and non-binary people, as well as individuals wishing to connect to their inner magic through their voice. Wynde also has also taught within the theatre, activist, and LGBTQ community and has taught classes, workshops, and private lessons all over the United States, and it in several countries.
Both a solo and collaborative performer, Wendy has collaborated with the Generic Ensemble Company, the Left Feet Dance Collective, We Players, Psychopomp and Circumstance, and more. Manifestations of their long term solo performance, The Psychopomp Project, has appeared in San Francisco, Austin, as well as in Germany and France.
They hold a BFA in Theatre from New York University: Tisch School of the Arts, an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Pittsburgh. They specialize in voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders within the field of Speech Language Pathology at San Francisco Voice and Swallowing. They have trained extensively with teachers of the Human Voice Work (the legacy of Alfred Wolfsohn and Roy Hart) and they are a certified Vocologist through the National Center of Voice Science. For decades, they have been training with teachers of spiritual mystery traditions.
When not working with the voice, you may find them communing in nature, going deep in the inner worlds, or laughing and playing with loved ones. Involvement in community organizing and a commitment to collective liberation has been a major through line through their decades on this planet. Their path in life has also involved the privilege of death work- through end of life care, as well as grief work. They care deeply about this planet, the life within it, and am deeply inspired by Mystery.