Videos

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!
    • Enjoy!

Please Note!!
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.

OPERA

CONTEMPORARY/CROSSOVER

Adam Klein…Easy high C!, Lohengrin, and La Forza del Destino Highlights

Jessica Van Kipp…Savin’ all my love, High E!, Queen of the Night

Duncan Hartman Sings Non piu andrei 

Anna Bergman…So in Love, Mean to Me Highlights, Amarillo Symphony

Taras Chmil…Be My Love, I’ll Be Seeing You, Celeste Aida Highlights

Lianne Marie Dobbs at The Metropolitan Room

Marianne Bindig…Mon coeur   A-B-A-B Comparison 6 months/2 years

Dominique Donnarumma Sings At Last and Rusalka Highlights

Barbara Dever and Adam Klein

Carrie Gray Singing from La Forza del Destino at Westben Intensive

Rachael Jewell Pop/Opera A-B-A-B

Crossing over…Opera>Pop…Broadway>Opera…Porter>Blues