Serena is a recent graduate from York University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Specializing in Music and alumni of Mayfield Secondary School’s Regional Arts Music Program. While keeping busy with her extensive and versatile training in genres such as gospel, jazz, classical, world, and R&B; Serena continued to play in numerous bands. From R&B big bands, to pop-rock, to Brazilian bossa nova and jazz quintets, Serena has played showcases and gigs in local Toronto venues such as the El Mocambo, the Rivoli, the Mod Club, the Opera House, Gate 403, Free Times Café, Rancho Relaxo, and many others. Serena has had opportunities to open for Canadian artists Karl Wolf, Danny Fernandes, and Suzie McNeil.Another notable accomplishment for Serena was winning Grand Champion at Pat Jaroz's Talent Search, which later led to her working for model and talent agency, Stylus Canada for 2 years.
Currently, Serena has been working towards her diploma in Entertainment Business Management at Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production. She has been busy singing at various wedding ceremonies and events, and performing with Toronto’s jazz band Glass Act at many different jazz bars, and events. She has also been working with various producers and musicians as a session singer and songwriter. Serena has been attending songwriting workshops held by Tom Wilson, Greig Nori and Mark Zubek to help craft and mold her new sound and is excited to start her solo music career back up with a new demo by the end of 2014.