Melissa has over fifteen years of voice training and performance experience. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s Musical Theatre Integrated Program and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B. F. A.) from The New School University. When not teaching, she is currently working on her Master of Science (M. S.) in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University (NYU), with the aim to become a singing voice specialist who can work with both healthy and injured voices. She has been performing steadily Off-Broadway, including principal roles in productions at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre and Times Square Arts www.*** ;s training is grounded in voice science and health. Her lessons are specifically tailored to meet each individual singer’s needs and goals. Melissa completed all three levels of certification in Somatic Voicework™: The Lovetri Method for Contemporary Commercial Music. This system of pedagogy draws from classical vocal pedagogy as well as acting, dance, speech pathology, and Alexander Technique™. She has had the privilege to work with some of the top singing teachers in the country, including a NYSTA workshop with international vocal coach Joan Melton and master class with Broadway voice teacher Jeannette Lovetri at Berklee College of Music. Melissa regularly attends vocal pedagogy courses to continue her knowledge of the science and art of www.*** Affiliations:
•National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
•New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA)
•Somatic Voicework™ Teachers' Association
•The Voice Foundation
•National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
•New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA)
•Honors Master of Science Thesis: “Voice Patients with Acid Reflux: Students’ Perceptions of the Efficacy of Lifestyle Changes" with NYU faculty advisor Dr. Celia Stewart, CCC-SLP (In-progress)
Jonathan T., a singer, dancer, and actor, was born and raised in the Philippines where I won numerous national competitions. I have been praised for my powerful high notes in national competitions in my native country, the Philippines. I'm currently working on my undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance at Brigham Young University - Hawaii, under the study of Melissa Walker Glenn. I began my singing career at the age of ten and joined local singing competitions in the www.*** ;I performed in Musical Theater productions in Brigham Young University - Hawaii, I played the role of Pepe in West side story and other productions such as Pirates of Penzance and a workshop. I studied contemporary dance, Jazz, and Hip Hop for several years, and I'm known for my versatile dancing skills. I also won a National Short Film Competition, entitled "Uniporme" for National Youth Commission, where I played the principal www.*** ; My Specialties are Musical Theatre, Diction in Singing (English, French, German, Italian, and Latin) and Music Theory. I can also teach languages such as Tagalog and English. I also teach Phonetic sounds and pronunciation in English, German, and www.*** ;
I have been helping students from as low as 1st grade all the way up to college for a few years now.
English Literature, Handwriting, Reading, Music Performance, Musical Theater, Theater Acting, and Creative Writing lessons in Irving, TX, USA.
I have taught ESL, literature, music and theater arts since 2012, mostly in Beijing, China.
I have been teaching and tutoring children ages 4-17 for over 5 years. I have been doing it online for about one year.