As well as her own professional performing career, Michelle has worked with children in Ireland, Norway, London and Dorset ageing from 8yrs-18yrs giving workshops in singing and performing, the Dorset Music Service and as an independent singing teacher at Bournemouth University and schools across the South. In 1991 she formed the Casterbridge Youth Opera, directing and conducting the forty young singers in performances including, The Fire Maid, Pirates of Penzance (G&S), The Snow Queen, Persephone and an abridged version for children of Engelbert Humperdinck’s, Hansel and Gretel.
She has been invited to give workshops at NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) courses, Festival adjudicator, Choral conductor for many choral societies and vocal facilitator. An article written by Michelle on ‘The Importance of a Good Vocal Technique’ was published in the national magazine of the Musicians Union.
In 2007 Michelle was invited to teach in Sandane, one of Norway’s leading Music Colleges, as part of a musical cultural exchange and Norwegian Soprano/singing teacher, Katrine Imerslund, came over to observe and work with students at La Nova Studios.
As a highly respected teacher, Michelle runs master classes, technical vocal workshops and courses including vocal anatomy, choral workshops for men, women and the young developing voice. Information for these can be found on the web page: Workshops/Courses.