Michelle C.

Michelle C.

Professional Singing Lessons by International performer

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Musical Theatre Lessons

Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Professional Singing Lessons. International Level tuition.

With over 15 years International experience in private, group and 10 years online teaching, I can offer you very personalised and goal centred singing lessons to achieve goals for your career. Recently appointed Vocal Coach for the Acclaim Awards Ambassadorial award for young classical/opera singers, I offer one of Melbourne's best mentorship for career and goal-centred singers in both opera and music theatre genre.


- Diaphragmatic Respiration, breath control and vocal support

- Vocal production for both contemporary and classical with proven techniques

- Song delivery and expression for complete performance, stage movement, interpretation and emotional connection in singing

- Performance Confidence on Stage, TV, Radio, Auditions and Gigs

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  • Female

  • Teaching since 2005

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  • Police check (Issued: 27/05/20)

  • Teaches students aged 15+

Italo-Australian soprano, artist Michelle, studied at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Australia, where she received her Degree in Voice and received the award for Best Voice. She continued operatic studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Formazione, Italy, and Campus Opera, Gran Canaria.

Michelle has studied with prestigious teachers including Erik Halfvarson, Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Margaret Baker - Genovesi, Paolo Washington and Deborah Polaski.

Shortly after graduation, Michelle Marie performed the roles of Mimi, Giorgetta, and Anne Trulove with Melbourne City Opera and Opera Australia (OzOpera). She has won several awards, including four Acclaim Awards, which included singing the role of Madama Cortese, Il Viaggio a Reims, Rossini, for Florence Opera, Italy.

Since 2005 Michelle performed Le Donne di Giacomo Puccini, Australia, and roles in the Puccini Festival, in Torre del Lago, Italy. Other roles include Leonora, Il Trovatore, Tosca, Puccini and Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni which she has performed on several occasions with great success. Michelle has recorded a CD with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic and has sung at the Opera de Oviedo 'Alredadorā€¯ concert of Massenet, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, (Mozart).

As a teacher she was the Head of the Voice Department in Carro De Baco Teatro, theatre academy training more than 150 students contemporary singing over 9 years. She raised us singers to become performers in their own right, including Esmeralda Colette soul singer who was a finalist in The Voice Spain 2016 and Soprano, Nuria Franco who has accomplished her career in opera on the world stages.

As a performer she has experience in TV and radio performance, stage and opera. She has developed skills to build confidence, stage presence and guidance in career advice.

Michelle has recently been appointed the Australian Vocal Coach and Consultant for the Acclaim Awards Australia. Having been a former awardee in 2003 she now returns with her wealth of knowledge coaching several finalists of the Acclaim Awards scholarship as part of their awards in view of training them further for European opera success.

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Student Feedback

Georgina W.

Excellent tuition! My Son has learnt and improved a lot in a short space of time.

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  • Singing
  • 14/10/21
  • Online

Helen L. (Student)

I have learnt online from Michelle Marie for almost 18 months and only had 2 face to face sessions during that time. She is very professional, and capable, and I am amazed at how she can hear all the nuances in my voice online. Our lessons are very effective and I enjoy not having to travel far to grow my skills.
During lessons we do technical work and repertoire (art song & opera). Occasionally I use an accompaniment track to support my performance. I really enjoy the intellectual stimulation of my lessons. Michelle is encouraging, focused and very knowledgeable about technique and performance at the highest levels. She gives direct, accurate and helpful feedback. I always achieve more than I thought I could by the end of each lesson. I highly recommend her as a voice teacher.

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  • Opera Voice
  • 03/09/21
  • Online

Roxanne V. (Colleague)

I highly recommend Michelle as a singing teacher. As well as having a huge amount of performance experience and technical knowledge she is a very caring and supportive coach. She gave me confidence to try things with my singing that no other teacher has before. And she is a lovely fun person to boot ! Worth every penny.

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  • 06/01/22

Samantha H. (Student)

Michelle has achieved immense personal success on the international operatic stage and is a true inspiration to me. I am so lucky to have studied with her in the six months (in person and on Zoom) leading to my relocation to London. Her knowledge of the voice makes her instructions very clear and precise, and her passion for teaching makes her incredibly patient and generous. Michelle went above and beyond to accomodate my chaotic schedule. I benefited hugely from our live and online lessons. Before working with Michelle, I was scared of my high notes, but her exercises helped me to navigate past my passaggio and now the fear is gone. I will never forget the exhilaration I felt when we finally unlocked my coloratura in the Mozart 'Vanne a regnar' duet. Thank you Michelle!

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  • Opera Voice
  • 22/12/23
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