Lessons (Teaching, coaching)

Michelle has been teaching singing, acting and dance since 2013. She was most recently employed at the Squamish Academy of Music where she taught group musical theatre classes to students age 5-14, and private singing lessons to  students ages 10-40+. Before that, she was teaching group singing classes at Stage Coach Theatre Arts, and group musical theatre classes at the Richmond Art Centre, and Norgate Elementary. Michelle also offers private coaching at a competitive rate. She has a lifetime of experience, education, and knowledge, and she holds a Musical Theatre Diploma from Capilano University. 

Private singing lessons


Michelle is a friendly and patient teacher. She is well versed in multiple genres and styles of music and singing. In these lessons, some of the things that she focuses on are:


  • Healthy technique

  • Proper breathing

  • Honing pitch

  • Building strength and understanding the physicality of singing

  • Feeling the rhythm

  • Musicality/interpretation

  • Presentation/style


Musical theatre classes 


In musical theatre classes, Michelle focuses on ensuring that everyone is having a good time and getting an equal learning experience, while learning the basics of musical theatre, such as:


  • Finding focus

  • Basic dance steps and choreography

  • Singing on pitch and projecting the voice

  • Keeping rhythm while learning choreography and music

  • Getting into/staying in character and being animated

  • Theatre etiquette 


If you or your child are interested in doing private singing lessons in your home, or if you are interested in hiring Michelle as a teacher at your school, please contact her to discuss rates.

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