Amanda Kind is a singer, songwriter, actor, vocal coach and adjudicator based in Waterloo, Ontario. She has appeared in numerous musicals, as well as classical, jazz and pop concerts. Outside of performing, Amanda is also a sought-after vocal coach working with a broad range of clients including professional actors, aspiring young artists in many genres and rock bands. Click here to request a coaching session with Amanda.
Amanda has a passion for the emotional songwriting, visceral lyrics and dynamic rhythms of artists like Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Alanis Morrisette, Sarah McLachlan and Pat Benetar. Her 2011 album “hello heartache” blends elements of rock, R&B, folk, jazz, country and alternative all under a pop umbrella. The songs are a diverse mix of driving rock tunes and mysterious ballads with catchy hooks and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that appeal to Top-40 and alternative rock lovers alike. Click here to listen to the tracks from “hello heartache” on iTunes.
After spending her teenage years obsessed with Green Day, Mariah Carey, Ella Fitzgerald and Ethel Merman, Amanda Kind left her home sweet home of White Rock, British Columbia to pursue a music career. She studied voice with Dale Throness and Adele Clark in Vancouver, BC, Laura Ann Bateman in Victoria, BC, and Fred Love and Stephanie Kramer in Waterloo, ON. Amanda has run and participated in numerous workshops across Canada and beyond. Amanda studied music at Kwantlen University College, University of British Columbia, Canadian College of Performing Arts and University of Waterloo.
After performing across Canada as well as parts of the U.S. and Europe, she settled in Waterloo, Ontario. Her efforts in the Waterloo Region arts community have garnered her a KW Arts Award, the Rogers Television Woman of the Year Award and recognition as one of the region’s Top 40 Under 40. Amanda is the Artistic Director of KW Glee – the show choir recently won the National Champion title at Show Choir Canada in April of 2015.