Melanie is a professional voice teacher and vocal coach in the greater Orlando area and online for students across the globe with over 20 years experience. She is passionate about helping vocal artists build technique and find freedom in their authentic voice. Melanie has her Master's in Vocal Pedagogy from Belmont University. She is also a NCVS (National Center for Voice and Speech) trained Vocologist studying directly with leading voice scientist Dr. Ingo Titze. Melanie has completed level one Somatic Voicework™ and has received her certificate as a Vocal Health First Aider.
Melanie certified as a Speech Level Singing™ instructor for over 10 years. She discovered Seth Riggs and his amazing Speech Level Singing method in 2004 and found immediate vocal success. She knew in that instance that she must study and certify to teach this life-changing vocal technique. She studied personally with Seth Riggs along with his amazing associates.
Melanie is committed to continued education in order to improve herself as a singer and teacher. She considers herself a “vocal nerd” as she enjoys teacher training in vocal pedagogy and voice science. In addition to attending annual teacher training, master classes and conferences, she continues her own private voice studies each week. Melanie strives for constant growth so she can share her knowledge with her clients.
Melanie takes pride in helping singers find confidence and freedom in their voice in any style of music. She has a passion for guiding vocal artists towards finding authentic expression. You can find Melanie in her happy place coaching clients in the recording studio, helping to capture a perfect blend of technique, performance and artistry.
Melanie is a seasoned performer and continues to perform in Central Florida. Melanie feels performing allows her to maintain an understanding and empathy for the demands of professional working performers.
Melanie has worked with recording and touring artists on Sony Records, Hollywood Records, Virgin EMI, Elektra Records and Columbia. She has been contracted by Cirque de Soleil as vocal consultant for their newest show, Drawn to Life, in collaboration with Disney. Melanie's clients have appeared on HBO, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Her clients can be seen on the Broadway stage in NYC, National and Regional Tours, Cruise Lines and across Central Florida at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens as well as professional theaters across the United States. Melanie's clients can also be seen across the world in Hong Kong Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.
Whether singing is your hobby or your career, Melanie will help you to reach your vocal goals.