MJL Voice, Piano, & Acting Studio
MJL Voice, Piano, & Acting Studio

MJL Voice, Piano, & Acting Studio

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Introduction: Let’s discover YOUR voice! :) Everyone has one, and everyone can learn how to improve, no matter where you start, and no matter what age! And if working on your voice isn’t your ‘forte’, you could learn or expand your skills at the piano! MJL Piano, Voice & Acting Studio offers a variety of private and group coaching sessions to help you, or your organization, achieve your short/ long-term goals in music [Voice | Piano | Theory], acting, or public speaking skills. The instructor, Michael Jeffrey Lucas [MJL], is an Akron native, and has been performing, directing, and coaching professionally for 10+ years. Holding a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Akron, Michael takes pride in the varied performing, teaching, and directing opportunities he has held thus far, ranging from singing the title role in an opera, accompanying liturgical services on piano, coaching high school/ middle school students on their upcoming theatre auditions/performances, to designing sets and lighting plots. Michael has been seen in theatrical productions all over Ohio, including 9 seasons in Wooster at The Ohio Light Opera, in Akron with Rubber City Theatre, and in North Canton at the Players Guild Theatre as Harold Bride, in Titanic: the Musical, where the Canton Repository praised him as “a standout in vocals and acting alike.” Michael has also been heard as soloist or chorus member of Singers Companye, Quire Cleveland, and in small productions at wineries and restaurants. Outside of performing and teaching, Michael works as a lead Cantor/ accompanist for St. Mary of the Falls Catholic Church, and as Director of Music at Zion UCC. STUDIO INFORMATION MJL Piano, Voice & Acting Studio offers a variety of coaching opportunities tailored on the interests of the student: -Private, or group, lessons are offered in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions. -Lessons can be tailored for piano/ music reading, singing, acting, public speaking, or a combination of each for those interested in more than one skillset. -Lessons can include assistance with performance projects, recordings, or auditions. -Scheduling can be discussed based on individual availability. Lessons are offered online, in studio spaces in Downtown Cleveland and in North Canton, or at the student’s home (additional travel fee included) Current 2024 Pricing: -30 minutes = $45 -45 minutes = $55 -60 minutes = $65 [Travel fee = +$10] *After a singular initial consultation/ introduction meeting, lessons are scheduled weekly, prepaid in 4-week segments. **Accepted payment methods include: Zelle, Cash, & Venmo

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Serves Cleveland, OH

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Julissa R.
Aug 3, 2023

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I was never actually able to take a lesson simply because of my own schedule, but my communication with him alone was impressive. He was professional, timely, and understanding. Hope to use his services in the future.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Gospel • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Taylor G.
Jan 22, 2020

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I have been working with Michael for several months to help improve my vocal technique. Since I started, he has been nothing but supportive and knowledgeable. I have had people actually comment to me how they have heard a difference in my voice (without actually knowing I am taking lessons!) The best part for me is the confidence I have gained throughout my lessons. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to grow vocally!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Pop • Musical theater • Rock • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Jul 12, 2019
Michael has gone above and beyond to help me reach my goals as a vocalist and I thoroughly enjoy each session! It's incredible for me to hear the transformation from my early recordings to now!
MJL Voice, Piano, & Acting Studio's reply
JP, thank you so much for being an awesome student. It's an honor to get to see and help you grow!
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Michael Lucas


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lessons are offered in 30, 45, and 60 minutes sessions. -30 Minutes = $45 -45 Minutes = $55 -60 Minutes = $65 *If traveling to the students home, there is an added flat travel fee cost of $10 per visit.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When working with new students, I will start with an Introductory Lesson. Introductory lessons allow the student and teacher to get to know one another and determine if they are a good fit. We begin with conversing over basic information, likes, dislikes, and discussion of your goals and dreams. We then will move to some basic exercises that will allow me to get to know your voice, acting, or presentation skills.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Outside of my school training, I have been coaching and teaching children and adults in singing and acting for 10+ years. I have also maintained a heavy involvement in personal performance in choral ensembles, theatre companies, and solo concerts.

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