Welcome to my website! I’ve put together some short video clips to introduce you to my teaching.
- I’ve included some of the vocalizations to illustrate how I handle vocal registration in my teaching. My goal with each singer is to balance the registration so they are able to sing in any style of music with freedom and flexibility.
- Please keep in mind the compression of the timeline in these lessons! When Jessica Van Kipp sings the three octave arpeggios, it is actually one half hour into the lesson. Don’t try this without warming up!
Belting is good for your opera singing only if you are belting correctly.
Singing opera is good for your belting only if you are singing correctly.
Barbara Dever and Zubin Metha
Barbara Dever has studied with Michael for over 25 years. Here she is singing excerpts from The Habanera from Carmen.