After suffering a nearly career-ending cranial nerve injury, Heidi utilised her research background towards self-rehabilitation. She defied predictions by returning to the art she loves and has thrived in her professional singing and teaching ever since. In addition to performing, Heidi spent over 10 years at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music leading the vocal physiology course for the collegiate division and teaching in the pre-college and continuing education programs. She also teaches applied voice at UC Davis. Heidi now maintains her flourishing teaching career in her private studio and through her numerous course offerings. She has written and lectured about many aspects of the neuroscience of singing including motor learning, play, songbirds, emotions, biofeedback, and more. Her column “Minding the Gap: connecting research from neuroscience to vocal pedagogy” is featured in the Journal of Singing.