As a professional teaching artist and vocal coach, I have been helping students of all ages and abilities find their voice for over 20 years. My goal is simple: to give you singing lessons that will change your life forever. You can build unshakable confidence and have fun while learning techniques professional singers take onto the stage and into the studio. And, you can have a great time doing it! Note: If you are hoping to meet at a different time on one of the days I teach (see schedule at right), use the Ask A Question button above to send me a request. About my vocal lessons/coaching: Most students come into lessons with the same question: "Am I any good? Is there hope for me?" Well, here's the thing... The vast majority of professional vocalists never went to school for singing! Most professional vocalists had family and friends that told them they were talented and that they should pursue singing. Most professional vocalists started out copying the sound of other recording artists, struggling for years to find their own unique voice. The KEY difference between professional vocalists and average singers is (9 times out of 10) the presence of an influential teacher/mentor! The right teacher/mentor pushes you to grow continuously; beyond what you think is possible. The right teacher/mentor has wisdom and information to share from inside the music industry. The right teacher/mentor genuinely cares about you as a person. I teach so that I can be that life-changing mentor for my students, giving them that missing link for success. About me: I grew up in NYC and "cut my teeth" across a variety of genres: rock, jazz, R&B, gospel and choral/classical. You name it; I've sung it. In addition to being a vocal coach, I travel the nation as a musician/performing artist, professional speaker and author. Please take a moment to watch the video clip below. Unlike most teachers that take on any/all students, I limit my roster to 12 students at any given time. During our first few lessons, I commit to offering you honest and professional feedback about your strengths and weaknesses. I want to help YOU find YOUR own voice. I want to take a look at YOUR goals, YOUR dreams, and figure out what makes you tick. During lessons, I draw on my dual B.A. degree in vocal performance & music business as well as industry experience. I offer insights on what works and what doesn't as a vocalist, whether you are looking to pursue singing vocationally or just as a hobby. I can help you: - Stop feeling nervous - Develop impeccable technique - Learn the “ins and outs” of being in the music business - Assemble a your press kit, record a demo and start to get gigs - Much more! I would love the opportunity to meet you and hear where you want your singing to take you. Please, get in touch! Other Notes: I have over 10 years of experience teaching online lessons with TakeLessons. Their video platform for lessons is high quality and easy to use. The sound and video quality are great and you can record your lesson with the click of a button. To get to the best of your online lesson, I recommend wearing headphones. For students seeking a pro experience, adding a separate microphone (i.e. Blue Yeti, USB mic) can really raise the level of our sessions. Finding a place to have your lesson. I have seen many students in their cars (I had one client join from their RV), basements and garages. Ideally, your singing space will be somewhere where you can be alone and away from distractions. A final note: my curriculum is centered around working with adult voices.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1995
Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance
Teaches ages 17+
Speaks English, English
Has background check
Michelle has a beautiful personality! I have never had lessons before. The first session was amazing! She made me feel comfortable sharing and learning. I can wait until the next lesson is here! She is motivating and patient, extremely knowledgeable about singing and it was a pleasure to work with her!
After just 2 lessons I've learned more than I thought I would. Michele is fun and knows her s***. I'm booking for next week.
I've only had 3 lessons so far with Michelle, but it has been such an enjoyable time learning and building that teacher/student relationship with her. She has such a kind and humble heart that I look forward to each of our lessons. I have high hopes that she will help me get back my confidence and skills in singing. She's such a great encourager.