“As your coach, my number-one promise is to nurture your authentic sound and help you radiate wholly as you were meant to. Trust, curiosity, vulnerability, and play is at the core of my teaching, which proves to expedite results—and more importantly, just feels good. ”
Jillian Mitchell began her musical career on a dare. “Don’t be a chicken” —these four little words, used to bait Jill to audition for her high school’s musical, served as the catalyst for what would become a fruitful music career. As fate would have it, she was cast as the female lead in Camelot, her very first public performance.
And that was just the beginning.
Fast-forward to today, Jillian is an avid singer-songwriter, vocal coach, pianist, author, producer, wife, mother and Starbucks Coffee Master. Singing professionally for almost 20 years, Jillian has had the honor of performing alongside many of music’s legends including rock icons Trooper and Rik Emmett (Triumph) and has even been known to hit the theatre stage from time to time (Cut footloose!).
Equipped with a B.A. Hons. in music from Brandon University, Jillian is a firm believer in the power of education and has studied with many celebrity vocal coaches including Owen “Fiidla” Brown (Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean), Giovanna Gattuso (Venice Vocal Academy), John Deaver (Cher, Sara Bareilles) and Emm Gryner (recording artist, David Bowie). To further complement her coaching, Jill is pursuing certification in meditation, neuroscience and life coaching.
As a celebrated vocal coach in her own right, Jill is the founder of the Voxsana method, a unique blend of singing and ontological coaching, and is currently working on her first instructional book, The Singers’ Survival Guide.
The power of the voice is a major passion for Jill and she has since expanded her coaching offerings to include workshops, masterclasses and a lecture series. “The Voice: How it Works and Why Yours Matters” debuted at the University of Victoria in 2019 to rave reviews. Top of mind topics can be viewed at The Blog and the FAQ page.
Most recently, Jill is one-half of the pop-rock duo Echo Drop with hubby Sean, where together they cruised the Celebrity-X seas and rocked a residency contract in China. The couple welcomed their first child, Jagger, in August 2020 and is eagerly anticipating the release of their first full-length album. Look for Echo Drop’s album Hindsight in Fall 2021. (echodropmusic.com)
(And yes, Jagger is co-producing!)
Echo Drop’s upcoming single “Let it Burn”
Recording Artist / Juno Nominee
“Jillian’s voice is warm and classic. Her energy and excitement for learning is infectious. Every week we work together to uncover a new facet of her amazing tool. I’m so, so honoured to be working with Jillian. The fact that she is a vocal teacher AND continuing her studies shows that she means business!”
Celebrity Vocal Coach
(Sara Bareilles, Cher, Amy Adams)
“I LOVE IT! The tracks [on Echo Drop’s first EP] are really in the pocket and all the songs are different but still have Jill’s style and signature on each of them. Well done!”