Wendy has been teaching voice for over twenty years. In 1994, around the same time her operatic career was beginning to take off, she began teaching at a small summer program in St. Andrews, NB. Since then, with Wendy as Artistic Director, the St. Andrews Summer Opera Workshop has gained a national reputation, largely for its emphasis on the artistic process for young opera singers. In the last decade, Wendy has been in demand as a guest teacher at a variety of universities and music schools. She was a voice consultant for the Calgary Opera Emerging Artists program as well as the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble. In 2012, Wendy joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music as a Lecturer with the Voice and Opera divisions and also became Head Voice Consultant at the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio.
In her own words: "The teaching of singing is an exploration, not a dictation. My job as a teacher is to observe and diagnose, essentially helping the singer to create their personal owner’s manual of how their instrument works best. A high level of autonomy is an important aspect of what I try to teach."
"Studying singing is more mind and body training than anything else. The voice knows what it is doing, rather, it is the surrounding 'housing'/body that needs to be trained. The challenge lies in dealing with the mechanics of singing while encouraging artistic growth and fostering the inherent
uniqueness in each singer’s voice. To be identifiable within a few bars of music is a desirable characteristic regardless of genre."