Michelle Arthur-Cowan
Sherman Oaks, CA
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Michelle Arthur-Cowan

Michelle A.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
These lessons are focused on re-awakening the student to their creative potential through authentic self-expression. Although centered around the voice, Michelle will use various techniques to help unlock any resistance or hesitation to expressing ones whole self more fully in the world. By first understanding and recognizing the voice as a vessel for creativity and authenticity, we can then cultivate habits and techniques, which allow the student to gain confidence, joy and inspiration through the expression of their authentic self. These lessons are ideal for those wishing to gain more confidence in their speaking voice, the individual looking to overcome any type of performance anxiety and/or for the student wishing to cultivate a speaking voice that more fully reflects and resonates the individual they desire to express themselves as. This can also be a wonderful opportunity for the seasoned performer to take their artistry and connection to their craft to the next level.
Lessons may cover any of the following topics depending on the need and interest of the student: artistry, breath management, creative self-expression, diction, dynamics (volume control), healthy voice production, posture, performance preparation, audition preparation, resonance, warming up the voice, vocal range extension, vocal health

About Michelle A.

I believe that everyone can sing, it is just a matter of learning how to use your own unique instrument. From a very young age, as a performer, I was sharing my love of the arts with others. I grew up with an immense appreciation for the self-expression and creativity that result from all forms of art and music, to me, felt like my ideal way to express myself. Music inspires me and I always knew I wanted to help others connect with their inner musical ability as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
Michelle’s intention for each student is to support him or her, to the best of her ability, in finding and cultivating their voice, as well as their musical and performance abilities. As a teacher, she keeps a healthy balance between professionalism and making learning fun, inspiring and experiential. She designs 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 her that students of all ages have a positive experience of music in their lives and she provides fun and encouraging performance opportunities for those students who wish to participate. Michelle’s goal is to recognize and support each student's potential, helping to give them confidence, direction and motivation on their unique musical journey.

****PLEASE NOTE****
Michelle is currently, as per Los Angeles city health guidelines, only seeing students online. She will continue in studio lessons once health restrictions are lifted and she feels it is safe to do so. She has been teaching online for many years and has great results with her online students. If students wish, they can start online lesson with Michelle now and then switch to in person lessons once it is safe to do so.

*** 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, Contemporary, R & B, Folk, Alternative, Contemporary Christian and Popular Music.

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Lei C.
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Fun first class with Michelle, Ella loves it. We've learned a lot. Ella wants to give 10 stars......

Posted Sep 8, 2020
Tiffany
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yes i love you

Posted Aug 5, 2020
Christi
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My first lesson was fun, and i'm looking forwards to my next ones! I would recommend for beginners, because Michelle is really excitable, and makes you want to do your best and have fun.

Posted May 29, 2020
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Posted May 29, 2020
Ryan P.
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I’m a beginner singer with no prior experience. I’m very nervous about singing and always put off lessons because I was worried I would never be able to become a “singer”. I’ve only had my first lesson so far but it was a lot of fun and very educational. I learned a lot in just one hour and had a blast along the way. I definitely chose the right instructor and if you’re thinking about Michelle for your lessons just do it! She is great!

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Tiffany
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i love this class

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Rachel P.
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Michelle is a wonderful instructor! She is so knowledgeable and explains things very well. She is friendly and encouraging. I look forward to our lessons every week. I am leaps and bounds better at singing from where I started.

Posted Apr 3, 2020
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Posted Mar 17, 2020
Talbott D.
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My daughter had a great experience! Michelle was thoughtful, helpful and fun. A great first lesson!

Posted Mar 6, 2020
Zsuzsa
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I learned so much already in the first session from Michelle! Her explanation are clear and excellent and her practice techniques provide immediate progress. I look forward to my next lessons!

Posted Feb 20, 2020
Lisa M.
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Posted Nov 4, 2019
Amy

Had my first voice lesson with Michelle! SHE IS AWESOME! Will review again at end of my package!!

Posted Oct 15, 2019
Tiffany
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i love it

Posted Oct 9, 2019
Ricky Y.
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Posted Sep 26, 2019
Kally L.
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Great start to this experience! Looking forward to continuing!

Posted Sep 19, 2019
Josh M.
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Michelle is very knowledgeable and I can tell she genuinely cares.

Posted Sep 5, 2019
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Posted Aug 30, 2019
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Posted May 30, 2019
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Posted May 15, 2019
Nick S.
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Michelle is helping me tackle songs I never knew I had a chance to ever sing. I continue to learn so much with every lesson!

Posted May 8, 2019
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Posted Apr 16, 2019
Grace W.
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Michelle is amazing! I've never had a teacher like her in the past. So thorough and very knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and encouraging. Really makes me and my daughter feel comfortable. Michelle's method works and she is absolutely amazing and helpful. I've had multiple teachers in my life personally but this teacher is far beyond those other teachers! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!

Posted Apr 5, 2019
Bella N.
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This was my daughter's first lesson with Michelle and she is so excited to continue with her as her singing teacher. Michelle has given my daughter valuable advice to improve her singing voice for auditions. I'm so glad we discovered takelessons!

Posted Feb 26, 2019
Tiequin
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Working with Michelle has been life-changing. If you're thinking about it-- just do it.

Posted Feb 8, 2019
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Posted Jan 12, 2019
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Posted Jan 9, 2019
Ashlyn W.
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She was so encouraging with my daughter who was shy with the experience.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Ashley B.
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I was really nervous for my first lesson, but Michelle is great at what she does and made me feel super comfortable. I don't have much of a background in music and she was able to explain everything to me throughout our first lesson in ways I could understand. I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with her to develop my voice and find my original sound and would recommend her classes to anyone who's interested in learning how to sing!

Posted Dec 3, 2018
Kim
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Michelle is very professional and knowledgeable in her teaching method. She immediately made an assessment of my needs to zero in on exactly what I need to be successful in voice projection and finding my authentic voice. The exercises I was given during the lesson are practical for using at home and at work!

Posted Oct 16, 2018
Shannon
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Just had my first lesson! Michelle is brilliant. She is knowledgeable, energetic, reactive and personable. She took time to get to know my goals and learn my style so she can cater future lessons specifically to my wants and needs. Can’t wait to continue working with her!

Posted Sep 28, 2018
Bach
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I am very confident that Michelle will give you the best experience regarding singing lesson ever! She is kind and caring with my voice, and make me feel really good to expand my vocal pitches.

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Meadbh
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Michelle was great! So kind and patient. I went into my class not knowing any singing at all, and she taught me so much in just one lesson! She was always smiling and helping you out. I would definitely recommend her to anyone nervous about singing in front of people or who want a patient instructor and want o learn!

Posted Sep 13, 2018
Lydia M.
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Michelle's a great teacher and we look forward to working with her!

Posted Aug 3, 2018
Kennedy
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Michelle was awesome and really put daughter's nerves at ease. She was so easy to work with and had a lot of enthusiasm. I highly recommend Michelle for anyone looking for voice lessons.

Posted Jul 9, 2018
Stacy
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She’s awesome! Enjoys what she does, makes you feel at ease, very knowledgeable about her profession and how to teach it to you

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Rylee H.
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She is very fun to work with and i can't wait for my next lesson

Posted Jun 5, 2018
Arianna
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My daughter is really enjoying this experience. Thank you Michelle!

Posted May 17, 2018
Allie Z.
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Michelle was a FANTASTIC instructor! :) I had a really hard time choosing instructors but I am so glad I picked her. Without much prior singing experience, I auditioned and made it into the fifth best choir in the world but I couldn’t have done it without Michelle‘s help! People in the choir were surprised that I was auditioning in without having been in a chorus before. She really knows what she’s talking about and is encouraging and uses every minute of the lessons wisely. I can’t believe how much I improved in just five lessons! Definitely would recommend Michelle!

Posted Mar 29, 2018
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Posted Mar 8, 2018
Leila
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I was very hesitant about online class but I found this website and the profile of Michelle facilitated my decision to go ahead and give it a try. My first lesson with my professor was efficient, focused on the issues I wanted to address and I feel very lucky to work with such a generous professional. I am very happy about the class and I am already seeing progress. Thank you for all Michelle and I can't wait to continue improving with your coaching.

Posted Feb 23, 2018
Beth
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Posted Feb 13, 2018
Shayda R.
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Michelle was lovely and engaging, she had a great way of explaining things so I could understand, I look forward to more lessons!

Posted Feb 8, 2018
Andrew
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Michelle was very nice and outgoing! I was very encouraged by her style of teaching and I hope we make a lot of progress moving forward!

Posted Jan 8, 2018
JuliaGrace
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Michelle is an amazing teacher! She has helped me find my voice and it's only been my third lesson! She is very fun to work with, and she has a lot of patience with me as well. I'm still learning how to open up and become more confident as a singer, and Michelle has been wonderful in helping me to achieve that! I'm so glad that I chose her as my singing instructor! (:

Posted Jan 5, 2018
Annette B.
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she is nice and patient i love her ( writen by 10 year old pop star)

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Emilia
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First lesson was amazing! I learned a lot!!!

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Nicolette
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Michelle was Very professional, she was very friendly. This is important especially when you work with 9 years old. Thank you so much 😊

Posted Oct 12, 2017
Manuel Z.
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An amazing first session, Michelle is patient and listens to all your needs. Definitely want more!

Posted Sep 18, 2017
David N.
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Very specific and guided to your particular needs.

Posted Aug 9, 2017
Alex
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Michelle is great! She is very professional and patient, but a couple things that truly make her stand out.

One, she is always willing to record an accompaniment for the song of your choice so that you can easily work on your own. Sometimes she even does a couple versions. Better still, when I was really struggling she tailor made exercises for me so that I could improve.

Two, she explains things very well. For example, I struggled with visualizing how the physical parts of my voice interact with each other and what physically happens when I sing. Her explanation combined with the diagrams from her singing books allowed me to finally make the connection.

You can’t go wrong with Michelle!

Posted Jun 1, 2017
Sheldon
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Michelle is an awesome teacher. She is very professional yet makes the lessons a lot of fun. I feel I am going to learn a lot from her.

Posted Apr 19, 2017
Erin
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First lesson and learned sooo much. Very knowledgeable and makes you feel very comfortable. Love!

Posted Apr 12, 2017
Jeff
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She's an inspirational teacher

Posted Feb 10, 2017
Madeline B.
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Great, knowledgeable teacher with terrific attitude.

Posted Dec 30, 2016
Mark
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Michelle is great. Taylors the lessons to what is best for you, and is very encouraging.

Posted Sep 14, 2016
Anelyn D.
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My daughter has grown so much with developing her range, control, and breathing. She has not only grown as a singer who loves her passion, but also as a young student that has been very mature and impressive with her stage presence. Ms. Michelle has challenge her at every level and still allowed her to be expressive. My daughter at age 12 has performed at events and people comment on her talent and controlled ability. We contribute her growth and success to Ms. Michelle.

Posted Aug 19, 2016
Kaitlyn O.
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Michelle is the best! She really gets you excited to learn something new. Finding the right teacher is hard, but Michelle immediately puts you at ease and makes it a safe environment to learn and grow.

Posted Jun 1, 2016
Seth
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I always wanted to take lessons with a proper vocal coach who was well informed and knowledgeable about singing. Michelle is that! She helped me incredibly just after the first lesson. The growth and confidence she brings out in your craft is amazing. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a good vocal coach.

Posted Apr 30, 2016
Alex
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I've meaning to write a review for michelle for some time. I took singing lessons before and had a really crappy experience. I was very nervous to sing in front of someone and the past teacher made me feel even more uncomfortable. I decided a few months ago to try again and figured if I couldn't find someone near me, online lessons would be the next best option. I slowly went through all of the teachers and chose michelle based on her good reviews. Michelle has been a blessing. Im slowly learning to be able to sing in front of others and really developing my voice which were the two biggest challenges for me. The lessons are great and I get so much out of just 35 mins. Wish I had more money to spend more time with her. Regardless of your ability if you want a comfortable, knowledgeable, experience go with michelle!

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Shad Stack
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BEST TEACHER EVER! I started vocal lessons with Michelle earlier this year as a long-time guitar playing looking to grow into a singer as well. She is the best music teacher I have ever had! And I have had many over the years. Besides the obvious credentials (which you are probably listed here on the site) she has those intangible qualities that make her the best. Never-ending optimism and support, well-described and directed input, and just a really sweet, kind, and positive nature. No matter what your ability level, Michelle is the kind of teacher that will move you in the right direction. Unless you work best with the drill-seargeant type of instructor, stop looking because, you just found the best.

Posted Aug 12, 2015
Nick F.
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Michelle is super intelligent and an amazing teacher. Even though I took four semesters of sight singing in college, she was able to give me several eye opening techniques that I never learned or even considered previously. These techniques are a HUGE for improving my voice quickly and easily, and they are also a ton of fun! Very awesome teacher.

Posted Aug 4, 2015
Nick S.
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I have learned so much from Michelle! I never had any vocal training growing up and really only recently, as an adult, took up singing. Singing in front of people is one of my top three fears of all time and Michelle's positive teaching style is making it less of a fear with each lesson. She is understanding and firm with her instructions and always is looking for different ways of illustrating a concept.

I appreciate her flexibility with lesson times. I have changed my lesson schedule more times that i can count and Michelle is always accommodating. While i am new to the singing world, I had several singing instructors before finding Michelle and my growth under her instruction exceeds all the others combined.

If you are looking for a new instructor i highly recommend trying Michelle!

Posted Aug 3, 2015
Cindy F.
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If I had to pick all over again, I would still choose Michelle! I can't think of anything she could do to improve. She is smart, funny, bubbly, positive, and very flexible with schedules. She could teach any age and any range of ability without making the student feel humiliated. In fact, she is very good at building confidence and you can tell she ENJOYS teaching and singing. She is also very caring. I originally purchased the lessons for my daughter (20) who is interested in theater, but just for fun (and as a Christmas present), we did the first few lessons together. I am in charge of our church youth band, so I continued my lessons as I discovered there really is so much to learn. I have never been able to reach high notes, so I've learned how to breathe and even get well past my normal B-flat high note. I never knew there were so many places for sound to reverberate, so I guess you could say I am finding my voice. I am a reading specialist, so I recognize quality instruction. My daughter and I love her so much that my 22-year old son wanted to take lessons as well. He is a piano performance major at UNT and appreciates good teachers who are also good musicians. We all three highly recommend her. I would give her more stars if I could! The Take Lessons website is also very well organized and I haven't had a bit of trouble with it, despite the fact that I've had to rearrange my lessons quite often. Thanks for everything, Michelle!

Posted Jul 29, 2015
Michelle R.
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My daughter who is 10 has been taking singing lessons with MIchelle for about 10 months now. My daughter loves her time with Michelle. Michelle has mastered the art of encouraging the student while giving areas of improvement. My daughter loves singing and Michelle gives her specific areas of improvement while instilling confidence. Michelle is timely on her lessons and consistent. I never have to worry whether she will show for our lesson and I can rest in the fact that my daughter leaves the lesson with confidence and direction in her singing.

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Kimberly G.
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This was my first ever vocal/singing lesson. I've had a deep desire to learn how to sing for years. I finally made the decision to leap into a whole new, and unknown world of singing lessons. Michelle took away all my anxieties on the very first lesson! She is very warm and welcoming! Although I am very new to vocal/singing lessons, she certainly didn't make me feel like it was my first time! She was extremely informative, gave great tid-bits, explained things in a manner in which I could understand the technicalities easily, very encouraging, gives you kudo's for a great job, and over all just made it FUN! I could go on and on...you just have to see for yourself. If she made ME feel comfortable...someone with absolutely no prior lessons, no natural singing voice...she is definitely one to choose. She is extremely patient as well and her warm, friendly personality is infectious!

Posted Jul 11, 2015
Ashely D.
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She was very patient and was able to improve my voice in the first lesson!

Posted Jun 24, 2015
Isabel P.
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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!

Posted Jun 3, 2015
David B.
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michelle is so knowlegable and very good at teaching

Posted Apr 2, 2015
Sarah T.
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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!

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Mary K.
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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.

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Bridget P.
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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!

Posted Mar 22, 2015
Denise B.
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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:)

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Karen H.
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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.

Posted Mar 4, 2015
Jonathan Z.
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Did a great job with our daughter. Friendly and motivational.

Posted Feb 9, 2015
Kellie D.
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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.

Posted Jan 29, 2015
Laura T.
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Michelle is absolutely wonderful! She is encouraging yet provides constructive ways to improve your voice. If you're wanting to significantly improve your vocals, don't hesitate to schedule lessons with Michelle. I have made so much progress with her and look forward to every lesson I have.

Posted Jan 15, 2015
Vanessa S.
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Cant say enough good. My daughter loves her and is super comfortable with her. She has already learned so much. Highly recommend!

Posted Dec 27, 2014
Karen H.
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Michelle is a PHENOMENAL voice teacher! I feel very fortunate to have found her on TakeLessons. She lifts me up when I am struggling. She is insightful, thoughtful and enthusiastic. I take the lessons through Skype and it has worked out extremely well. After my lessons, I always feel on top of the world. I would recommend her to anyone, whether you are a nervous beginner or a seasoned pro. She will help you surpass your goals.

Posted Dec 9, 2014
yash S.
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good

Posted Oct 9, 2014
Jay F.
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Wow,,I waited a long time for this moment as I can be such a pessimist sometimes.Its now been 8 months and not without my ups and downs and insecurities with the voice!!Michelle has not only been patient but very encouraging as well!!i could be so temperamental at times and difficult but Michelle was always so understanding to an artists temperament!!!Michelle really got to know to a point where she found the method of mentally helping me break away from my insecurities to now being more relaxed with the voice at where I can now hit hi CSS !!!forget the " c" standing for chowan but yet now standing for Michelle "c's" for hi c's!!!!!even when my Skype was acting up she was nice enough to extend my time!!I'm very happy with Michelle's approach and very grateful!! Thank you Michelle for being so cool,,, hmm yeah ,, cool ,,"C" for cool!!Michelle??your the best!!! Thanks again and may god bless you!!

Posted Jun 1, 2014
Peter M.

Glad she doesn't mind working with beginners

Not sure what to say except just want to make sure everyone knows how great Michelle is. Am a total beginner and feel totally like fish out of water. All I have on my side is willingness. Am trusting Michelle will continue to provide the support and tools to learn how to speak and sing. Could not be more pleased and all though have only had 2 lessons so far, seems like she really goes above and beyond and that she does really care. Definitely definitely highly recommend.

Posted May 1, 2014
Renison B.

Michelle is by far the best.

I have been a teacher for 15 years. I know a good teacher when I meet one. Michelle is without question an excellent teacher. She teaches. She knows her students. She respects their individuality. She brings the lesson to their level. My 10 year old loves to sing a lot more now than when she started 3 months ago. And above all, not only is Michelle an excellent teacher; she is an excellent person. A person of great character. We are very fortunate and honored to have her as a teacher.

Posted Feb 14, 2014
Aimee M.

Such a Passionate and Positive Music Teacher!

I had always wanted to learn singing and am glad I finally did start. Michelle has a wonderful teaching style! She is always smiling, very encouraging, very patient, giving constructive feedback yet making the lessons very enjoyable. She is also very flexible in scheduling, which was super helpful. Michelle has a beautiful voice too!

Michelle - I really appreciate your professionalism and upbeat attitude! I will be back soon:)

Posted Jan 4, 2014
Tina R.

What an Awesome Teacher!

I have been taking lessons from Michelle for more than 3 months. She makes things super easy to understand and I have learned a lot from her. She knows how to deal with her students at different levels. She is also very funny and energetic. I am glad she is my teacher.

Posted Dec 23, 2013
Jennifer W.

Fantastic voice teacher!

Michelle is teaching my nine year old daughter voice. She is fabulous with her, and I'm so glad she was the teacher we selected. She is patient and puts everything in terms my daughter can understand, and is consistent with her lessons, building on the themes each time.

Posted Dec 9, 2013
Sharon M.

Fantastic!

Working with Michelle has been amazing! I was having trouble finding a teacher locally who could fit with my schedule and would really push me vocally.
She's helped me make incredible improvements in my singing voice in only a few months. Also, the fact that's in online and I can reschedule things easily has been amazing. We've rescheduled and adjusted many times and that has been so helpful.
She's really encouraging and positive, while still pushing me and looking for areas where I can grow.
Since I've worked with her, I have auditioned for and landed a role in a musical. It's been a blast and I can highly recommend Michelle!

Posted Nov 27, 2013
Adrian S.

Yes it has features

I think she is awesome. I am glad to be one of students. I have learned so much. I 've heard a difference in my voice change. Since you said is becoming strong. I am proud of my results. See you on the 23rd day.

Posted Nov 27, 2013
Anelyn D.

Michelle is an exceptional teacher that has helped our daughter develop and protect her voice.

Our daughter came out sining when she was born. Though we were told that she was too young to take singing lessons (9 y/o), we were concerned about protecting her vocal cord. Regardless of the fact that she wasn't taking lessons she was singing all the time and would often choose broadway pieces or long winded pop songs. For the most part as a biased parent we felt she had talent, but could tell when she was straining or belting out a long and high note. So against advice we tried singing lessons. We had gone through 2 different teachers and finally found a wonderful instructor in Michelle. Our now 10 y/o is still singing, but with more control, expression, and more important with knowledge and techniques on how to protect her voice so that we can continue to enjoy her singing.

Recently on a whim AP tried out for the local children's theatre in a musical. First audition and she got a call back and by the third day was casted in the musical. She has a very small solo, two other small group pieces, and also part of the major cast for the big group singing. We are very proud that she achieved this. But all the credit, confidence, and preparation goes to her singing teacher Michelle. We highly recommend this instructor. She makes the sessions fun as well as technically appropriate for the age level of our daughter. She is very knowledgable and communicates well both to our daughter and myself as a parent. This has been exciting and we hope to continue with Michelle for our daughter loves her lessons and continues to grow and develop.

Posted Oct 31, 2013
Janell G.

Michelle Voicing Me!

Hello,

I have been told I mumble when speaking for "some" many years now, even my Mother complains! I started with Michelle right after my 40th birthday this year in Feb.

Michelle's class is something for me to really look forward to every week. She can easily identify some of the reasons I probably "mumble" my words, and is quick to correct the problems, but not at all offensive! If that makes any sense?

She lets me sing songs I like and has a great way of explaining how the sounds should come out.

The whole experience with Takelessons.com has been quite easy, not a lot of pressure. A condition of my raise in salary was that I take some sort of voice course, because my boss could not always understand my messages or conversations! He seems to be very satisfied with my progress.

If you decide to got with Michelle, Which you should, you will really get all that you pay for and much more!

So you know this is not a "glorified" friends review... she has not cats or dogs to play with while you are there..:) But she is a better voice and therapy than you will ever receive anywhere, for you or your children!

JDG

Posted May 29, 2013
Dianne R.

Wonderful teacher!

Michelle is a wonderful singing teacher! She has a bubbly personality and does a great job encouraging the student. In the few lessons that Sarah has had, Michelle has really boosted her confidence. We look forward to spending more time with Michelle!

Posted May 27, 2013
Crystal H.

Michelle is an awesome teacher!

I've only been taking lessons for her for a month and she has been absolutely amazing teacher. Very patient and fun! She has good advice to help my voice. I would recommend her!

Posted May 2, 2013
Jasmin N.

Amazing!

I had always wanted to learn how to sing throughout my whole life, but was hesitant as being an adult I would feel out of place or it would be too late.

However, I was lucky enough to begin taking lessons with Michelle about a year ago and she is by far one of the sweetest, most positive people I have ever met. She believes that, "Everyone has a voice," and she is completely right as she has brought out so many musical abilities I never knew I was capable of doing. She has helped me grow so much as a singer, teaching me how to relax and to not be afraid to let my musical creativity shine. I used to be incredibly nervous about singing in front of anyone, and now I am calm and feel comfortable whenever I sing in front of others. Michelle makes lessons a lot of fun, as she makes them meaningful and relevant to me whenever I step through her door. As an educator myself, I see how her professionalism and positive outlook on life makes her so amazing working with anyone at any age because she's so nice and relatable. I love going to lessons every week, and you'll be surprised as to the musical abilities she'll bring out of you.:)

Posted May 2, 2013
Allison B.

Simply The Best

Working with Michelle has been wonderful for me. I was nervous to start singing again after taking a number of years off, but Michelle was encouraging and supportive right from the start. Not only do I learn new skills and techniques during lessons, but Michelle creates a fun and relaxing learning environment. I leave each lesson looking forward to the next one!

Posted May 2, 2013
Bryan C.

SO FUN

She's the best! I get SO excited for every class, i always can't wait to go =) She's awsome

Posted Aug 29, 2012
JewelsA

Amazing!

Michelle is a wonderful teacher! She is very informative, whether it has to do with History, music, technique, or general information. I love going to class every week. Michelle makes me feel very comfortable and helps me improve and bring out my true talent. Not only is Michelle a great teacher, but she also makes me feel very comfortable and open. Michelle, Thank you so much, You truly do make me love coming to class especially with your positive and happy attitude. Thank you for not only supporting me with your teachings but also thank you for all your advice and psychological support. I am looking forward to many many many more lessons!!!

Posted Jul 21, 2012
kirac

kira c

Michelle is the best, knowledgable and suppportive. I love my lessons with her.

Posted Jul 1, 2012
AndreaB

Wonderful!

We love Michelle! My 6-year-old loved to sing around the house and told me she wanted to become a professional singer. I signed her up for lessons to help her learn some real singing skills and to raise her confidence. Michelle is an excellent teacher, is very sweet and encouraging, and my daughter really enjoys her lessons.

Posted May 4, 2012
KatarinaH

just perfect!!

Michelle is amazing. I have only had three singing lessons so far, but I am learning so much. Michelle is extremely knowledgable and really understands what I am trying to achieve and can easily figure out what I need to do to get there. Plus she has the most beautiful uplifting, encouraging energy that makes the lessons so much fun and inspiring. She is the perfect teacher for me I couldn't be happier!!

Posted Jan 15, 2012
KarenA

We love Michelle. She is an awesome instructor!

Posted Dec 1, 2011
MichelleD1

Mom

I am pleased with Michelle's approach to teaching and her knowledge of technique. She has a pleasant personality, which helps set a comfortable environment for learning.

Posted Oct 6, 2011
JulianaK

Awesome!

Michelle is a wonderful, knowledgeable teacher and an all-around cool person. She was immensely helpful in preparing me for my school's choir concert and I was much more comfortable in my abilities by the time I performed. I'm setting up more lessons and I can't wait to start singing again with Michelle's instruction. :)

Posted Jun 30, 2011
jerilynej

Michelle is an excellent, enthusiastic, talented, and caring teacher. I highly recommend her.

Posted Apr 2, 2011
KristinW

Michelle, you are wonderful...if I come into a little more money soon, I look forward to working with u in the future. xo

Posted Feb 4, 2010

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Experience

Owner, Program Director
Mar 2007 - Present

Private Company

Michelle’s extensive education and performance experience has allowed her to cultivate her skills and knowledge so that she can best support each student on their own unique journey of cultivating their authentic singing voice. As a teacher, she feels incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to support students both in her studio and through online lessons, providing the positive and supportive guidance and experiences they need in order to cultivate their own musical gifts. Michelle also has extensive experience working with individuals who may have fear or anxiety about singing, speaking or expressing themselves to others. She is 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.

Music Director
Nov 2012 - Jul 2013

PMT

Michelle was the Music Director to a Children's Musical Theater program in Los Angeles. She participated in planning the program's curriculum, implementing lesson plans, casting the shows as well as running rehearsals for the musicals that were produced. She was in charge of all the musical related components of the program and stage productions including teaching music theory, harmonizing and healthy vocal techniques in both individual and group settings.

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Magna cum laude
May 2004

University of Redlands

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