What do you want to do with your voice? Are you totally new to singing? I can teach you the basics. Are you more advanced? I can help take you to the next level.
Here is what you will learn to do in our lessons:
Increase your range
Increase your pitch accuracy
Learn how to control the voice with the breath, not the throat
Get rid of vocal tension
Become more confident performing and auditioning
Learn how to write songs
Learn how to sing with guitar accompaniment
Learn basic music theory, note reading, and rhythms
As a vocal coach, Megan uses her classical training as her base, but understands how to teach and sing all types of music, including pop, rock, musical theater, jazz, and classical music. As a seasoned veteran, with lead roles in countless Operas and Musicals, Megan focuses not just on making each of her student’s voices shine, but also helps them become comfortable performing on a regular basis.
Megan has taught both private and group classes; she worked for years at The Armstrong School of Music in Austin, TX. At Armstrong, she taught the very popular group class ‘Music Together’ to young children and their parents. In addition, she volunteered at the Travis County Juvenile Detention facility for girls, where she led a group vocal class for over 2 years. Since returning to her Salt Lake roots 3 years ago, she has been growing her vocal studio and now has over 30 loyal students of all ages, who enjoy all styles of music.
Megan focuses on making the voice feel free and easy. She believes that good singing should feel good, and that everyone has their own unique sound to be cultivated; no one should be put in a box and made to sound like someone else. In addition to teaching breath control, and proper support for the voice, Megan has helped students become more accurate with pitch, as well as increasing the range of the voice. She also teaches basic theory and understanding of music to her students, and helps them become more comfortable performing onstage and in auditions. She loves to help people learn to unlock their song writing potential. She loves accompanying her students on guitar, and considers that a great asset to her teaching.
“I would indeed recommend Megan to other people. Megan has made lessons fun for Jake, at the same time helping him to learn new things without it feeling like it’s a rigourous lesson. Megan is good at pushing Jake to his limits and challenging him where she feels he needs it. While I am impressed with her experience and skill at teaching Jake voice lessons, she is a wonderful guitar player, which adds so much to the lesson. Megan is extremely organized giving weekly reminders about the lessons and her recitals show strength in this area as well as making everyone feel relaxed and confident with her endless compliments.”
Kelly Fankhauser, Jake’s Mom, 10 years old
“Within the first few weeks with Megan, I saw a significant improvement in my voice. She taught me essential techniques to make my voice stronger. She makes learning fun. I also like how she gives each student the opportunity to choose what to sing. I have become a better performer and am more confident in my voice. I would definitely recommend Megan as a teacher. She is THE BEST! I love how energetic and fun she is, and also teaches in a way that helps the student become a better singer and performer. “
Amanda Demelo, 14 years old
“I didn’t like my other teacher, and I wanted to learn to sing more modern things instead of classical music. I have been taking lessons from Megan for more than a year, and I feel like I have gotten not only more confidence in my singing abilities, but also more confidence in performing in front of a crowd. Megan is easy to talk to and honest about where you are with your voice, and how to improve. Megan is constantly introducing me to new music, and has helped me to expand my range.
I would definitely recommend Megan as a teacher. She genuinely cares about her students, and wants them to succeed in any way they want. Megan is so fun to work with, and I look forward to my lessons each week.”
Isabelle Murdock, 16 years old
“Megan helped me realize my passion for singing, and helped me understand the correct genres for my voice. I am now more familiar with notes and sight-reading. People can tell I am an advanced singer for my age, and that I want to sing for more than just fun, even though my favorite part is that we have so much fun in our lesson!”
Macy Oliviera, 10 years old
“I would definitely recommend Megan as a voice teacher. Megan works very well with Macy, allowing her to make choices that keep her excited about singing, but also staying disciplined and focused.”
Felicia Oliviera, Macy’s Mom
“Megan has brought out the best in my voice, and has taught me to continuously improve along the way. I love it when we have a breakthrough with my voice, and also when she in a weird mood and makes me laugh. I have a much stronger head voice since taking lessons with Megan, and I am now much more confident in my performances. She has taught me methods that I can use to help my voice outside of lessons. I would definitely recommend Megan as a teacher. I would never go to anyone else for voice lessons, and my voice has improved so much with her! And I love her singing voice!”
Hannah Speckman, 14 years old
“I love to sing. Megan has helped me learn not to sing in my nose, and also has made my head voice louder. I have learned lots of new songs, and I have learned to be more open with movement, and I even learned an Italian song. You should take voice lessons from Megan, because your voice will be louder and more clear. Also Megan is fun and awesome!”
Maia Patilos, 10 years old