Private Lessons with Michelle C
Lessons Available: All Days Online-Only
Michelle specializes in R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, working in both the Classical & Contemporary fields. She got her Bachelor of Fine Arts Performance in Vocal Jazz at York University, and has trained in Classical Voice and Piano as a youth through the Royal Conservatory of Music as an Intermediate Specialist. She has studied with some of Toronto’s renowned contemporary musicians including Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Mike Cado, Sacha Williamson and Karen Burke, and has received mentorship in Music Production, Songwriting and Artist Development. Her experience as vocal coach, soloist, group/choir member, backup vocalist, studio session singer and section leader has brought her on stage in venues such as Hughes Room, Rivoli, Mod Club Theatre and studios such as Phase One Studios, Coalition Music and AstroLab Studios Inc. Michelle has taught vocal and piano music to students who range from eager 4 year old piano beginners, teenage and adult singers, all the way to life-long casual musicians refining their craft at 74 years old. In addition to her decades long career as a teacher, she has many years experience directing and teaching novice singers in a group/choral setting. She has helped countless singers of all ages and backgrounds discover a wider vocal range helping refine their unique sound and find a renewed enjoyment for singing. Her students have maintained a 100% success rate of students’ being accepted into secondary and post-secondary school music arts programs passing with Honours and Honours with Distinction.
Michelle believes in creating a welcoming, accepting and care-free environment that encourages students to experiment with their voice, discover what their voice is capable of, and explore what they can (and choose) to do with their voice. As an artist and singer herself, she understands the value of having a great coach and mentor in support of the development of one’s craft. She is constantly growing as a music professional and always open to continuing her own development - in fact, her teaching inspires this. She’s considers it an honour helping her students flourish into confident, creative and bright musicians, and forms genuine, long-lasting relationships with her students.
What Students Are Saying About Michelle: "Michelle is an awesome instructor and Lamar was really helpful and informative . Overall my experience so far has been amazing!" - JF. • "Singers Edge! You guys have been so accommodating and supportive in communication! Im so excited to get rolling with my lessons with Michelle. My first lesson was unreal thank you so much." - Thea M. • "The coach I have, Michelle, is so nice and understanding, and provides great feed back and useful tips and critiques." - IC. • "Your services are very educational in a fun and positive environment. The entire atmosphere of the school is always very inclusive and welcoming." - VL. • "Michelle is great. Good customer service, things are explained well by administration." - ODM. • "Fantastic teachers, and service. My daughter learned so much about singing." - NC. • "Michelle is excellent." - MH. • "Great interaction with my teacher. Lessons are personalized and focused on what I need to develop." - KS. • "Very energetic and professional." - JD. • "Very good teachers, approachable and friendly" - CH. • "Absolutely love the fact that this school offers group classes in addition to private ones. I’ve learned so much and keep learning more each week." - LK. • "You are very friendly and welcoming and the teachers are patient and wise." - ND