Heather Charsley teaches music, dance, drama and visual arts to elementary students at C. R. Judd Public School in Capreol, and serves as the director of music at St. Alban the Martyr Church. She was inspired to pursue her passion for singing while attending Sudbury Secondary School as a vocal major, where she performed in several choirs and variety shows. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Musical Arts and a Bachelor of Education, Heather went on to teach vocal music with the Toronto District School Board. While in Toronto, she studied vocal conducting techniques with conductor Doreen Rao. Since returning to Greater Sudbury in 2000, she has been a chorister and soloist with the Capreol Community Choir and the Bel Canto Chorus.