South bay's premier vocal coaching studio

Michelle Ornest is a vocal expert, songwriting coach and music mentor with over fifteen years of teaching experience for contemporary music vocalists (pop, rock, indie, alternative, r&b, musical theatre etc.) looking to improve their technique, gain confidence and develop healthy singing habits. She is an authorized instructor of Vocology in Practice, a global network of elite voice professionals including vocal coaches, speech language practitioners, ENT's and laryngologists. Michelle and her team will tailor each one-on-one lesson according to your goals and level. Want to learn to accompany yourself? We've got you covered! Our vocal coaches are established songwriters and can teach you to accompany yourself on guitar, ukulele or piano.

Ready to start your journey? Click the link below to contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours. We'll determine how we can best serve you at our studio and set you up with a consultation lesson so we can get down to the fun stuff! Any other questions? Visit our FAQ's page to find out more.


No question about it; Michelle has been critical in helping me become a better singer and I am only continuing to grow each and every lesson! While I had been singing for some time before I started with Michelle, I never felt like I had full control of my voice and knew that I had some issues that were really holding me back from where I wanted to be. She is so knowledgeable and attentive that even via Zoom she is helping me iron out kinks I didn't even know were there and I am truly filled with a little bit of happiness every time I sing because I can tell I am getting better and breaking through previous plateaus. Cheers Michelle and thanks!

Blake B.

Michelle has been my daughter's voice teacher for several years now. Michelle both encourages her and challenges her during each weekly lesson and it's been such a pleasure to see my daughter grow in her talent to sing over the years. My daughter has sung in school musicals and talent shows and during recitals that Michelle puts together for her students. Each time I'm amazed at how much my daughter improves from year to year with Michelle's guidance and coaching not just in her talent to sing but also her courage and confidence. Michelle is very talented, professional, and a wonderful teacher.

Arlene B.

1000% happy to be working with Michelle! Started 3 months ago in June with no formal training, just singing in the car and the occasional YouTube voice lesson. I was able to discuss my goals with Michelle, one goal being “I’d like to find MY voice, instead of mimicking other voices.” I could tell she tailored every lesson to improving my voice based on what I needed personally. After 3 months, I have more confidence singing publicly and I feel more comfortable that I’m singing with good technique and developing MY voice. She’s encouraging and supportive and I’m excited every week for her feedback on songs I’ve been writing and practicing. Make sure to do your vocal exercises everyday!!! Thank you Michelle for all the support and training!

Ted T.