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Mike H.
Everett, Washington
I specialize in coaching students in performing believable renditions of their music. I've sung with many companies all over the Pacific Northwest and also do solo recital work in intimate venues where you can't hide. If you're looking for thorough, detailed work, as well as a system you can rely on in prepping your materials, I'm the person for you.
About Mike H.

My teaching philosophy is based around efficiency and authenticity. By using our technique in healthy and efficient ways we are able to have a broad base for the vast majority of singing we will ever do. From there it is simply tweaking it to fit the style we are singing. I also value authenticity in performing, because if our performance is coming from an authentic place we are more successful in reaching the audience’s hearts and minds. As a performer, I take pride in providing moving performances. One of my passion projects is making classical music more accessible through recital work and retranslating music into modern English. My work often combines stand up comedy and music to help other see that classical music is actually really cool when done right. I also have a real passion for jazz, as it is one of the most thrilling to perform.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

Master of Music - Voice Performance

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Teaches ages 12+

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Speaks French, German, Italian, Latin

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Mike H.
Everett, Washington
I specialize in coaching students in performing believable renditions of their music. I've sung with many companies all over the Pacific Northwest and also do solo recital work in intimate venues where you can't hide. If you're looking for thorough, detailed work, as well as a system you can rely on in prepping your materials, I'm the person for you.
About Mike H.

My teaching philosophy is based around efficiency and authenticity. By using our technique in healthy and efficient ways we are able to have a broad base for the vast majority of singing we will ever do. From there it is simply tweaking it to fit the style we are singing. I also value authenticity in performing, because if our performance is coming from an authentic place we are more successful in reaching the audience’s hearts and minds. As a performer, I take pride in providing moving performances. One of my passion projects is making classical music more accessible through recital work and retranslating music into modern English. My work often combines stand up comedy and music to help other see that classical music is actually really cool when done right. I also have a real passion for jazz, as it is one of the most thrilling to perform.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

Master of Music - Voice Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks French, German, Italian, Latin

Speaks

Has background check

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Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Librettist
Oct 2016 - Present
Private Company
We perform condensed versions of operas in modern English in non-traditional venues. We also take on cultural issues whenever possible. I've written translations for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Carmen, and La belle Hélène, Elixir of Love and co-wrote La bohème.
Freelance Singer and Librettist
Sep 2012 - Present
Private business
Teaching Artist
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Seattle Opera
Performed in opera outreach tours all over Washington State as Prince Paulo in Cinderella en Espãna, and Coyote/Frog/Tayil in the Our Earth Trilogy. I also performed as Papageno/Sarastro in previews of The Magic Flute
Mainstage Chorus
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Seattle Opera
Performed in Aida, Beatrice and Benedict, Le comte Ory, La traviata, Der fliegende Holländer, Maria Stuarda, and Nabucco
Master of Music - Voice Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014
University of Idaho
Bachelor of Musical Arts - Jazz Studies
Jun 2002 - Dec 2008
Brigham Young University - Idaho
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Latin
Limited Proficiency

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