Vanessa Papillon (Lindsay-Botten)
Vanessa is an accomplished pianist, harpist, and award-winning singer with a BA Honours from University of Guelph in Sociology & Music. Vanessa studied Ethnomusicology MA at York University and graduated from the Community Choir Leadership Training program in Victoria, BC. She's had the pleasure of working with incredible singing teachers with diverse styles and repertoire.
Vanessa's recent appearances include closing for Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), Anne Bérubé, and Nancy Regan (Soul Tribe Live - Make Big Magic)
and she was the special guest singer & harpist for
Aboriginal Medium Shawn Leonard's Spirit Talker Tribe Live event in 2019.
Vanessa has moved thousands of people to open their hearts and voices through the uplifting power of song!
She is the proud founder of You Gotta Sing! Chorus, a non-auditioned community choir expanding from 19 members in 2011 to a community of 1000 members over the span of 9 years!
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VANESSA & PAPILLON mean BUTTERFLY
Bring your whole voice into the world
and unfold into who you are BECOMING!
Vanessa brought such confidence out in me to sing!
Everyone expressed the fun we shared. She allowed us a freedom to sing that is not often experienced.
The freedom to try it all and not be labelled or stuck in one place!!
We were able to do our best
without thinking about what our bodies were doing.
Her positive attitude and encouragement skills are life giving.
– Workshop Participant