Melanie is a professional voice teacher and vocal coach in the greater Orlando area with over fifteen years experience. She is passionate about helping singers build vocal technique and find their authentic voice. She received her Master's in Music in Vocal Pedagogy from Belmont University and her Bachelor's in Music from Stetson University.
Melanie certified as a Speech Level Singing (SLS) 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 believes strongly in continued education to improve herself as a singer and teacher. She considers herself a “vocal geek” 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. Her goal and passion is to pass along as much information about the voice to her clients as possible.
Melanie takes pride in helping singers "find" their voice in any style and genre of music. You can find her 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. She is proud to be a member of The Voices of Liberty at Walt Disney World. Melanie feels that performing allows her to maintain an understanding and empathy for the demands of professional working performers.
Melanie has worked with recording artists on Virgin EMI, Columbia and Sony Records. She has been contracted by Cirque de Soleil as vocal consultant for their newest show (opening TBA), 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 goals.