Michelle Ranalli

Michelle R.

Azusa, CA
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Lesson Details

Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
With operatic singing, it is very important to be able to sing properly, but moreover to be able to act and dance on stage. If you take lessons with me I will help you study the technical details of producing good tone with your voice, but also will help you study the text and convey the message of the music properly.
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Michelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2014

My name is Michelle and I am an Opera student at Azusa Pacific University. I am a Soprano, and have been singing classically for seven years. I previously studied at East Los Angeles College, where I received my AA degree in Music.

If you take lessons with me, we will go over singing technique fundamentals, IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for singers, and classical repertoire. Additionally, I offer lessons in music theory, ear training and sight singing, and Spanish. I am eager to begin working with you!


Leading Soprano
Apr 2018 - Present
Hill Avenue Grace Lutheran Church

Singing the soprano line with the church choir.

Music Tutor
Aug 2017 - Present
Azusa Pacific University

Helping students with music theory and ear training.

Music Tutor
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
East Los Angeles College

Helping music students with their homework and preparing them for exams. The subjects covered were theory, musicianship, and piano.


Bachelor's in Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
Azusa Pacific University
Associate in Arts in Music
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
East Los Angeles College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Michelle R.

This is a video of me performing Deh vieni non tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart adapted to Spanish.
Photo by Michelle R.

Photo by Michelle R.

Photo by Michelle R.

Photo by Michelle R.


18 Reviews

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Theodora Nov 15, 2018
Opera Voice · In studio

From the start, Michelle has been so helpful and easy to work with! She is super friendly and wants the best for you, and is quick to understand how to best work with you so that you get the most from your lessons. She has a beautiful voice and is excellent at communicating how to best adjust your own voice to sing better and stronger. She also is very flexible with schedule, which has been so helpful! Thank you for your help, Michelle!

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Kelli B. Aug 31, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Michelle is the most amazing teacher! Very patient, thorough, challenging and understanding. I highly recommend her! She sees where your level is at and grows from there!!
Thank you Michelle!

Gloria Jun 18, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Michelle is a tutor who cares about her students. She is honest, musically educated and is very knowledgeable. She helped me with my voice and piano. I enjoyed taking lessons from her because she was flexable with my type of music.

Adam Jun 13, 2017
Spanish · In studio

Michelle is a very polite, fun, and knowledgable. She was always patient when helping me practice my Spanish, and now I am able to hold a reasonable conversation with fluent Spanish speakers in Mexico! Couldn't have done it without her help.

Beatriz Tasha Jun 13, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

I immediately knew she was trained in this area. She made it simple to understand and enjoyable. I appreciated her patience too. Looking forward in continuing my lessons.

Priscilla O. Jun 11, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

If you are aurally challenged when it comes to intervals and harmonic progressions, I definitely recommend tutoring. Michelle was very patient during our lessons and had different tips on how to identify certain progressions, which I appreciated. We also worked on complex rhythms together. It was actually really fun. She's very kind, resourceful, and an excellent tutor.

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Daniel Jun 9, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

She was suuuuuper nice and she knew how to explain herself really well

Alyssa Jun 8, 2017
Music Theory · In home

Michelle is so sweet and knowledgable! She is extremely patient and helpful and makes learning even the most difficult concepts a fun experience.

Jose Jun 8, 2017
Music Theory · In home

Very patient with me. I'm not the fastest learner, so Michelle's delicate and meticulous approach was very effective.

Viane Jun 8, 2017
Spanish · In studio

Michelle was very effective in teaching me basic phrases and sentences in Spanish. I am preparing for a trip to Mexico with my family, and want to be able to communicate with them effectively. As Michelle comes from Mexico, I feel she is giving me an authentic Spanish interaction. She is also very friendly, which makes for a comfortable learning experience.

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Richard Jun 8, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Excellent teacher! Classical voice is just one of the many subjects she excels in. She is well trained, she gets the job done, she is very kind and works well with others.

Melissa Jun 8, 2017
Music Theory ·

Incredibly patient, she makes the lesson very easy to grasp, I've had other teachers but I've most excelled when taking lessons and receiving tutoring from Michelle! My theory and voice has improved incredibly because of her :)

Danielo Jun 8, 2017
Ear Training · In home


Andres Jun 8, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Michelle was the kindest, sweetest, and most patient instructor I have ever had! She really took the time to make sure that I understood the concepts of singing before we got into the training. She helped me understand singing through the use of imagery, and that made it so much more easier to grasp the concepts. If I ever want to take vocal lessons again I know exactly who I will be calling!

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Hadassah Jun 8, 2017
Music Theory · In home

Michelle is very patient and taught me different ways of solving problems with SATB and other music theory concepts like voice leading and chord functions. She also helped me practice my musicianship skills.

Simiao Jun 8, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

She's a really patient teacher, and she helped me a lot. After the lesson with her, I analyzed how to listen to the bass line quickly. She also taught me a lot short hands for ear training. I hope I could take her lesson again.

Roman Jun 8, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

She is a highly skilled classical vocalist with great talent. She was my music tutor at East Los Angeles College. She always knew what my problems were and how to fix them.

CATHERINE Jun 8, 2017
Classical Voice · In home

She is very knowledgeable in music, knows her IPA and has a really beautiful voice. I Highly recommend her for voice and theory

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