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Michelle A.
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Cultivate the skills to sing all your favorites, old and new!
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Michelle’s intention for each student is to support them in finding and cultivating their unique voice, as well as their musical and performance abilities. Michelle has been teaching Singing for over 10 years and her students have gone on to study music performance, classical voice and musical theater at the college and university levels. Some of her students wish to improve their singing abilities purely for their own enjoyment and fulfillment. Others have had great success with variety of singing achievements including school performances, competitions, community theater as well as going on to professional level performance opportunities. Within the first few lessons, you'll begin to get to know your unique authentic voice, have a greater understanding of how to use it in healthy ways and how to better cultivate your personal singing goals. As time goes on you'll gain the confidence and skills necessary to support you on your unique musical journey. Michelle loves working with students of all ages and experience levels and she can't wait to meet you! 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, interpreting music, ear training (matching pitches) , posture, performance preparation, audition preparation, music theory, (reading music), 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. *** 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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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

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Master of Arts

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Teaches ages 8+

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Speaks English

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Michelle A.
Teaches Online
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Cultivate the skills to sing all your favorites, old and new!
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Michelle’s intention for each student is to support them in finding and cultivating their unique voice, as well as their musical and performance abilities. Michelle has been teaching Singing for over 10 years and her students have gone on to study music performance, classical voice and musical theater at the college and university levels. Some of her students wish to improve their singing abilities purely for their own enjoyment and fulfillment. Others have had great success with variety of singing achievements including school performances, competitions, community theater as well as going on to professional level performance opportunities. Within the first few lessons, you'll begin to get to know your unique authentic voice, have a greater understanding of how to use it in healthy ways and how to better cultivate your personal singing goals. As time goes on you'll gain the confidence and skills necessary to support you on your unique musical journey. Michelle loves working with students of all ages and experience levels and she can't wait to meet you! 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, interpreting music, ear training (matching pitches) , posture, performance preparation, audition preparation, music theory, (reading music), 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. *** 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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Master of Arts

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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I highly recommend Michelle - she's so upbeat and knowledgeable, I feel like a advance a significant amount with every lesson. I've already recommended that friends study with her through TakeLessons, and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her.

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

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Instructor details
Country Singing
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$65
90 minutes
$95
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30