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Naomi Williams


Naomi Williams

RCM Certified
Naomi Williams - AvidDiva Music Owner/Educator/Vocalist (B.Mus, Honours Voice Performance, Laurier) has been teaching vocal students of all ages in classical, musical theatre, rock, and pop, for 15+ years. She launched AvidDiva Music, her business in Calgary, in 2014. Some of her past AvidDiva Ambassadors (what she has dubbed her students), are now studying post-secondary degrees at schools including McGill, Western, Sheridan College, and the National Theatre School of Canada. Her current students range from incredibly active performers to recreational singers. In addition to her private teaching, over her past ten years in Calgary she has performed in, music directed, and won awards in community and professional musical theatre productions, sung in cover bands as a lead rock/pop vocalist, sung with the Calgary Opera Chorus, and has been a roster singer/performer/writer for Cowtown Opera. She helped launch the successful Morpheus Theatre G&S Jr. young artist performing group, and was the director/head instructor for the Kids & Music program with the Youth Singers of Calgary from 2016 - 2020. In 2016, Naomi was one of 3 Canadians awarded the Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Teachers (NATS). Voice Type: Soprano/Belter Music Styles Taught: Pop; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; Find me online: Instagram: @aviddivamusic

Instrument / Discipline

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Rudiments
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own studio
  • Online

Specialist designation

  • Voice - Elementary
  • Voice - Intermediate


  • 2002 - BMus - Wilfrid Laurier University

Professional development

  • A Systematic Approach to Voice - Summer Teacher Practicum (taught by Kari Ragan) - 2021
  • Joan Frey Boytim Independent Teacher Award - NATS 2016 National Conference - 2016
  • Moving from Appropriation to Appreciation in the White-Owned voice studio - True Colours Voice & Artist Coaching (Jess Baldwin & Michelle Markwart Deveaux) - 2021
  • Musical Theatre Styles - The CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute (taught by Edrie Means Weekly) - 2020
  • NATS National Conference - Attended workshops, masterclasses and lectures for teachers of singing across North America - 2018
  • Pop/Rock Vocalism for the Music Theater Singer - Melissa Cross & Sheri Sanders - 2016
  • The Structure of Singing - Richard Miller Vocal Pedagogy Workshop and Masterclasses at University of Lethbridge - 2003
  • Trans Affirming Network Training - Training provided by Skipping Stone (Calgary, AB) - 2021
  • Vocal Pedagogy (MU325) - Auditor of this course at Ambrose University (taught by Rachel Brager Goldenberg) - 2016

School Associations

  • Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
  • Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association - National
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing - National
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified