Latest Review: I'm a stage actor and in the summer of 2016,when I was home from my graduate acting program, I was looking for a voice teacher to study with so I could brush up on my musical theatre skills. I met with Michelle on the recommendation of a dear friend of mine without knowing very much about her. I did not know at that point that I was in for one of the most transformative experiences of growth in the way I approach my voice I've had in my life.
I had come off of a year of voice classes that specialized in vocal work for the stage, but not singing. I was itching to apply what I had been learning to my musicianship (I'd done professional musical theatre work prior to grad school and have been playing trumpet and singing nonprofessionally for many years.)
The most remarkable thing about her instruction was that she used her great gifts as a teacher and musician to meet me where I was. She was able to quickly assess what I already knew and give me work that would challenge me. Moreover, because she is a regularly performing artist herself, she was incredibly engaged in not merely the technical work of vocal production, but what I wanted to say with music as an individual artist.
Having learned from many instructors over the years, I can say that that level of respect, skill and generosity is very uncommon. If I'm ever back in the KC Metro area for any length of time, you can bet I will be contacting her for more help.
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