Michelle Arthur-Cowan

Michelle A.

38 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA

Average response time: 1 hour

About Michelle A.

Background check: Last verified 12/04/2014
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Michelle teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2003
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I believe that everyone can sing, it is just a matter of learning how to use your unique instrument. From a very young age I was sharing my love of the arts with others as a performer. I grew up with an immense appreciation for all forms of art and found music to be the ideal way to express myself. My extensive education and performance experience has allowed me to cultivate my skills and knowledge so that I can best support each student on their own unique journey of cultivating their authentic singing voice. As a teacher I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to support students both in my studio and through online lessons, providing the positive and supportive guidance and experiences they need in order to cultivate their own musical gifts.

*** Lesson Details ***
My intention for each student is to support him or her, to the best of my ability, in finding and cultivating their voice, as well as their musical and performance abilities. As a teacher, I keep a healthy balance between professionalism and making learning fun, inspiring and experiential. I design a specific curriculum for each student based on their specific goals and intentions regarding their voice so that each lesson focuses on them and their unique needs. It is extremely important to me that students of all ages have a positive experience of music in their lives and I provide fun and encouraging performance opportunities for those students who wish to participate. I have extensive experience working with individuals who may have fear or anxiety about singing, speaking or expressing themselves to others. I am able to assist these students as they move past their fear and hesitation and truly claim their voice. They learn to cultivate and appreciate their own ability to express themselves in the world with confidence and ease. My goal is to recognize and support each student's potential, helping to give them confidence, direction and motivation on their unique musical journey.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stand, microphone, mic stand, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, guitar and mic amplifier, recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Portable Keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Musical theater, jazz, classical, opera, folk and popular music.

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Michelle covers a wide variety of genres music, including musical theater, jazz, classical, opera, folk and pop music.

Education

Master of Arts Oct 2005 - Aug 2008
University of Santa Monica
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance Aug 2000 - May 2004
University of Redlands

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
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38 Reviews on Michelle A.

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Ashely D. Jun 24, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She was very patient and was able to improve my voice in the first lesson!
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Isabel P. Jun 3, 2015
Musical Theater · Online
Verified Student
Michelle was very nice and explained things very well. For my first Singing Lesson, I was surprised because I felt like I've been doing it for some time now. She is very welcoming and a great teacher!
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David B. Apr 2, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
michelle is so knowlegable and very good at teaching
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Sarah T. Apr 1, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I all out just wanted to try this out for fun, no other reason. I didn't expect to have nearly as much fun as I did and I learned A LOT more than I expected too. Michelle is wonderful and really makes you feel at ease. I never sang in front of anyone alone and by week 4 I had gained the courage to sing at a karaoke bar. Incredible experience. The lessons we're a birthday gift so unfortunately I will have to wait until the next opportunity to receive this gift again. Thank you so much Michelle! I enjoyed every minute and I will be back!
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Mary K. Mar 23, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Michele is awesome! My daughter is really enjoying working with her. Michelle is energetic, professional, talented and very engaging. Super happy that we met her through Takelessons.com.
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Bridget P. Mar 22, 2015
Broadway Singing · Online
Verified Student
Michelle is fantastic!! She led my 10-year old through her first ever singing lesson less than 3 months ago to nailing it on stage as Princess Fiona in Shrek this weekend. Michelle gave my daughter the skills, techniques and the confidence to do it, and her performance rocked the house. We are so grateful to have found Michelle, and have the opportunity to benefit from her boundless energy and passion for music!
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Denise B. Mar 19, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Michelle is energetic, professional, insightful, patient and best of all, makes it fun to learn, while keeping me focused and on track with my singing goals. After one lesson, she was able to hook me back into using proper breath control and creating fuller sounds.
I took my first singing lesson over 40 years ago, so I'm very acquainted with different techniques and styles of teaching, and can say that Michelle is as good as they get:)
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Karen H. Mar 4, 2015
Choir · Online
Verified Student
Michelle is an amazing teacher! I can't believe what I have accomplished thanks to her. Her on-line lessons are so effective and enjoyable. I am SO grateful to her.
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Jonathan Z. Feb 9, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Did a great job with our daughter. Friendly and motivational.
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Kellie D. Jan 29, 2015
Broadway Singing · Online
Verified Student
Since starting with Michelle four months ago, our daughter has grown both vocally and in confidence. We really love Michelle's approach, her level of communication, and how she is willing to go above and beyond to ensure success in both performances and auditions.