HOLLY MICHELSEN'S VOICE STUDIO
Holly Leavitt Michelsen teaches lessons out of her home in Spanish Fork, Utah. With a Bachelors in Vocal Performance from Utah Valley University, she enjoys students of all ages and abilities!
Over 3 years in teaching experience
Bachelor of Vocal Performance from Utah Valley University
Associate Degree from Utah Vally University
UVU Chamber Choir (2018-2019)
UVU Women's Chorus (2015-2019)
Section Leader (2018-2019)
NATS Competition; 4th in Lower College Classical Singing Division for Girls (November 2018); 2nd in Mix/Belt High School Division (November 2014)
Prominent Teachers Include Isaac Hurtado, Utah Valley University; Cecily Bills, Utah Valley University; and Jeanice Woodbrey, Brigham Young University
Holly Michelsen is passionate about singing and performing. Most of all, her favorite
thing is teaching and learning about the voice. Her musical versatility enables her to
teach classical, musical theater, and contemporary voice in her hometown, Spanish
Fork, Utah. She earned her degree in Vocal Performance from Utah Valley University in
May 2019. Holly has been teaching voice since 2016, and works with students of
diverse backgrounds and experiences in singing.
Holly has had the opportunity to work with some amazing vocal teachers as well. She
started taking voice lessons in Junior High from Cecily Bills, (M.A.) and worked with her
at Utah Valley University from 2015-2017. Cecily helped her develop her classical and
musical theater voice. Holly also learned classical and contemporary techniques from
Jeanice Woodbrey from 2013-2015 and in the Summer of 2018. She’s studied opera
voice with Dr. Isaac Hurtado from 2018-2019 and has participated in UVU operas from
2017-2019. She’s also taken master classes and received vocal instruction at UVU from
Dr. Melissa Heath, Dr. Juan Pereira, Connie Jensen (M.A.), Serena Benish (M.A.) Dr.
Reed Criddle, and Dr. Demaree Brown.
When Holly is not teaching, she is performing. For UVU’s 2018 Opera scenes, she
played Adele from “Die Fledermaus” in The Laughing Song and Parting is Such Sweet
Sorrow. She has recently enjoyed the role of Sally in “Die Fledermaus” with the UVU
Opera (January 2019), the scene Der Hölle Rache from “The Magic Flute”
(playing the Queen of the Night), and Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso from “La Rondine”
(playing Lisette) for UVU’s Spring 2019 Opera Scenes. She most recently played the
role of Frasquita in “Carmen” with the Utah Vocal Arts Academy Summer Program in July 2019.
Lessons missed by the student are not rescheduled or refunded. Lessons missed by me are always rescheduled. There are no make-up lessons or refund for “no-shows” or last-minute cancellations.
Exceptions: If you know you can’t come at your scheduled time for a valid reason, an emergency, or a family thing has come up, please text me as far in advance as you can.
I will start and end on time. If a student comes late, I won’t extend his or her lesson into the next student’s scheduled lesson time.
The amount due per month will change based on how many weeks are in that month, holidays, and my school performing conflicts. The pricing is $20/half hour, $30/45 minute lesson, and $40/1 hour lesson.
I will send out a venmo request each month (some of you will pay by check and I’ll text remind you) with your tuition for that month since it will vary. The payments are due at the end of the 1st week of each month. Traditionally, there will be 4 lessons each month. Text me if there is a problem with tuition payments on the deadline and we can work it out.
The students who progress the quickest are those who practice effectively. This means they remember what we talked about at the lesson and apply it to their practice during the week. I know schedules are different with every student, but I think a great goal for all students is to practice 20-30 minutes a day/5 days a week. I love to see progress, and give students additional tools to work with each week based on their improvement!
I will request that the student purchase a song or a song book depending on what we are working on in lessons. There are various sources online and music stores near by for purchasing music. You can even google “the name of your song pdf” and sometimes there is free sheet music available (and it is legal). Ask me if you have any questions about that or if you need help searching at lessons. I am more than happy to help!
"Holly Michelsen is amazing! When I started taking lessons from her, I already had a pretty good voice, so I was struggling to figure out what she could teach me. Back then, I thought vocal coaches were only for people who couldn't sing, and wanted to learn how. I soon found out I was wrong, however, when she was able to take the level me voice was at, and improve it so much! I am now singing professionally, which is something I never would have been able to do without her guidance. That's what I love about her. No matter what level you're at, she can still improve your voice! She doesn't just do that though. For me, she improved my vocal range, my confidence, and taught me awesome techniques I use constantly in my singing! She's a wonderful teacher and definitely worth spending time with."