R.L. Stephenson-Read, MSc, BMus, LTTA MA celebrates 35+ dynamic years as a performance artist/mentor/writer gaining extensive experience in theatre, film, writing & music; locally and internationally.
Subsequent to attaining an Honours BMus at McMaster University, R.L. studied Engineering & Production at Harris Institute for the Arts, Toronto. In NYC, she attended National Improvisation Theatre School, and studied privately with Thomas Parisi, AAMDA, and Broadway director, Michael Shurtleff, CDC. In 2013, she attained an MSc Music Psychology from Roehampton University, London, UK, as well as, a Mentor Artist Educator Certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto.
R.L. has coached vocal music, taught drama, the business of entertainment, music psychology and writing. She has adjudicated many cross-genre talent and writing contests nationally, provincially and locally. RL is a registered career counsellor for youth with the Ontario Registry of Educators/Entrepreneurs. Ontario Culture Days retained her as a “human book” for cultural tourism.
R.L. has participated as a vocalist/instrumentalist with many bands culminating towards various recording deals. Currently, she is front-man for 3 rock-blues bands, and is a drummer with the Cobourg Legion Pipe & Drum Corps.
Past International Senate Member, Roehampton University
Past National Awards Chair and Branch President, Canadian Authors Association
ACTRA Safety Co-chair, Former ACTRA Counsellor
EAC, ACTRA & CAEA; credits with Union Des Artistes.
Current focus is on providing mentorship, teaching & counselling services to an international spectrum, using the arts (music, acting, writing) as a core vehicle for delivery. Specialist in using music towards grief counselling services, as well as, music psychology in commercial and workplace environments. Interested in the build of academic R&D toward music therapy and musical experience as life enhancement for the deaf.
Aye Lighthouse B&B/Gallery/Foundation was created in part to raise R&D funding for hearing/sight deficit children. She has had the privilege of leading a double life; peace and comfort with her Hubby and Rusty-cat on their rustic hobby farm in the country, and a wild, adventurous, global ride in the entertainment business.
Areas of Expertise
Music, Singing (classical, classic pop, crossover), Writing, Editing, Music Psychology
I'm passionate about
Music, visual art, theatre, film, dance, art education, mentoring young artists, entrepreneurial efforts, music psychology, LITERACY, nature & animals, taking risks, team-work, exploring the planet!
Talk to me about
Any performance-art related issue, current concerns with regard to same in education, and medicine. Applications of music and music psychology eg. Alzheimers/dementia, complex/complicated grief.
People don't know I'm good at
Independent Research Vocal mimicry toward characters/various singing styles. Connecting people and helping others in the early stages of their business lives.