Michelle Kelly

Michelle K.

Arlington, VA

Lesson Details

Classical Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced with teaching independently and at the college level. I tailor my teaching style to the individual student, and I pride myself in finding the exercise that works for each person. I take great care to teach a balanced and holistic vocal technique to help you maintain a healthy voice and avoid injury. I am particularly good at helping students who struggle with stage fright and performance anxiety.
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Michelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Originally from Rome, GA. Michelle is currently based in the Washington, D.C. area. She completed her MM in Voice Performance at Catholic University, and her BM in Vocal Performance at Shorter College. She teaches privately and taught as an adjunct professor of music at Christendom College. She will be soon appearing in Berlin Opera Academy’s July production of Die Fledermaus (Rosalinda - Cover). She was recently a Russian Opera Workshop Artist, playing the role of Zemfira in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko. Additionally, she appeared in Joseph Kaz’s Alice Flagg (Alice) in the original Kennedy Center Page2Stage Premiere. She has also appeared in the Music Academy International production of Gianni Schicchi (Nella), in Catholic University productions including: Susannah (Susannah cover, Mrs. Hayes), Hansel and Gretel (Sandmann), and in Bel Cantanti’s production of Orphée aux enfers (Juno).

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Mar 2018 - Present
St. Cecilia Scholarship Competition

Adjunct Professor of Voice
Jan 2016 - May 2017
Christendom College

Adjunct Professor of Voice for Private Instruction dependent on enrollment.

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
District 9 Honor Choir

Vocal Pedagogy Semester 2
Jan 2014 - May 2014
Catholic University of America

A course specifically designed to teach individuals how to teach voice. This course included an active teaching element with volunteer students.


Masters of Music Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2015
Catholic University of America
Bachelors of Music Voice Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Shorter University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


CPR / AED / First-aid
Mar 2018
American Red Cross


Rosalinda (Cover)
Mar 2018
Berlin Opera Academy
Young Artist
Jun 2016
Russian Opera Workshop
Studio Artist
Jul 2015
Music Academy International

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2 Reviews

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Mary Apr 18, 2018
Singing · Online

Michelle really paid attention to my needs. I felt like a priority, not like I was getting the same stock responses everyone gets.

Beth Mar 24, 2018
Classical Voice · In home

Michelle was really helpful in getting me through my stage fright. I am much more comfortable now that I have the tools I need to suceed.

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