Our Team

Michaela

“I’m dedicated to fostering a supportive learning environment and teaching healthy, effective, and stylistically accurate techniques that will help each student sing the music they love.”

Michaela is a singer, songwriter, and producer originally from Meriden, Connecticut. She spent much of her time growing up performing in musicals, playing the flute and piano, and singing Kelly Clarkson songs in her mom’s car after school. She worked with several voice teachers throughout the years and went on to receive her BA in Theater Arts from Boston College. During her time there, she began writing her own music and subsequently learned to produce using Ableton Live. In the fall of 2021, she relocated to Los Angeles, and in May 2022 she released her single “Side By Side” under the artist name Michaela Ari.

Michaela is incredibly excited to teach at The Inside Voice and feels so fortunate to join a team that prioritizes the unique goals and experience of each student over one specific, impersonalized curriculum. She is dedicated to fostering a supportive learning environment and teaching healthy, effective, and stylistically accurate techniques that will help each student sing the music they love.

Sebastian

“As a vocal coach, I really strive to help students gain confidence in their voice and stage presence and to help further their understanding and love for music.”

Sebastian is a Singer/Actor with a passion for all things music. He’s performed extensively in musicals throughout Orange County. Sebastian started singing when he was 11 and aspires to be on Broadway. As a vocal coach, he really strives to help students gain confidence in their voice and stage presence and to help further their understanding and love for music. Favorite musical theatre roles include Jean Valjean in Les Mis, Link in Hairspray, and Beast in Beauty and the Beast. He’s also written his own music and performed in jazz and punk rock bands. Sebastian loves to just have fun singing all styles of music: “The world needs more music, so keep singing.”

Eva Luna

“I’m so happy to be teaching at TIV and feel teaching is a wonderful way to get people inspired musically, as well as feel unity in themselves.”

Eva Luna is a Danish-American singer songwriter with an album released, as well as a partnership with multiple bands. She is a frequent participant in the Long Beach Music scene, from shows, to jams, to open mics. She plays guitar, piano, and sings. She received her music associates at Long Beach City College and is looking to further her education in Vocal Music and Music Production. She is so happy to be teaching at TIV and feels teaching is a wonderful way to get people inspired musically, as well as feel unity in themselves.

Max

“I like to assure my students that their frustrations have solutions and that their successes are the result of their efforts. Music is a joyful experience, and I want to help others find that joy.”

Max started his musical journey in 2001 with academic training and performance in saxophone and voice. Beyond that, he plays and teaches acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. He’s played in a variety of bands, primarily centered around rock and blue and has taught people of all ages. He likes to assure his students that their frustrations have solutions and that their successes are the result of their efforts. Music is a joyful experience, and he want to help others find that joy.

Janet

“I love to create a personalized environment for each of my students- catering to their learning style, skill level and musical interests. I want to give my students the tools they need to be the best musicians they can be.”

Janet is a jazz vocalist who performs across Orange County and LA and also sings in a caroling company and various choral ensembles. Janet received her dual bachelors degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Chapman University and a master’s degree in performance from Berklee College of Music. Through her eclectic background, Janet has had experience with many styles of music. She loves to create a personalized environment for each of her students; catering to their learning style, skill level and musical interests. She wants to give her students the tools they need to be the best musicians they can be and to understand their instrument and the music they perform on multiple levels. Janet strives to combine a solid foundation of technique with confident performance and a comprehensive musical knowledge in each of her students.

Tiffany

“In my free time, I love to song write, play piano and guitar, read, go to concerts and thrift stores, and hang out with my friends, family, and my dog, Buddy.”

Tiffany has always loved music and has been singing since she was about 6-years-old. She started out in musical theater and later found her passion for contemporary music in high school. For college, she went to UC Irvine and got involved in an a cappella group while studying. After graduating, she will be pursuing music performance full time! Working in music has always been her dream. In her free time, she loves to song-write, play piano and guitar, read, go to concerts and thrift stores, and hang out with her friends, family, and her dog, Buddy. 

Nathan

“I love being able to pass down the knowledge and experiences that was passed down to me. Nothing makes me more happy than being able to hear the growth in a student and seeing the moment that they start hearing it for themselves.”

Nathan is a Latin-American musician from Los Angeles county. His journey with music started with his high school jazz program. From here, he has gone on to study at Fullerton College where he studied both classical and jazz voice. While there, he sang in FCC’s chamber choir, operas, and vocal jazz ensembles. Nathan later transferred to Cal State University, Long Beach. At Long Beach, he sang in both of their internationally acclaimed ensembles— BCCM’s Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Talberg and BCCM’s Pacific Standard Time (vocal jazz ensemble) under the direction of Christine Guter. He graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies in the spring of 2022. Nathan loves being able to pass down the knowledge and experiences that were passed down to him. Nothing makes him more happy than being able to hear the growth in a student and seeing the moment that they start hearing it for themselves.

Liam

“My musical interests are wide ranging, and include artists from pop singer-songwriters like Ed Sheeran and Daniel Caesar, to vocal masters like Whitney Houston, to indie artists like Iron and Wine.”

Liam grew up at Molly’s Music (link), taking voice lessons from Molly (link) and guitar lessons from a variety of the teachers, as well as participating in their performance groups, recitals, and showcases. Liam’s musical interests are wide ranging an include artists from pop singer-songwriters like Ed Sheeran and Daniel Caesar, to vocal masters like Whitney Houston, to indie artists like Iron and Wine. After graduating from UCLA, Liam attended an Estill Voice workshop, an intensive continuing education course on the nuances of vocal production and anatomy targeted to voice teachers and speech language pathologists. Liam has extensive experience working with students of all ages both in a private and group setting, having run the music program for all grades at Oakridge Private School.

Celia

“I want students to have a safe space to feel creative and express themselves, and then go forth into the world as their most authentic selves and use music to make it a better place.”

Celia is a classically trained vocalist and musical theatre performer from Indio, CA. She graduated with her BA in Music with an Emphasis in Vocal Performance from Regis University in Denver. Her experience includes choral ensembles, solo classical performance, straight plays, and musical theatre. She was the first place at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Vocal Competition and a finalist in the NATS Musical Theatre Vocal Competition. She was also a therapeutic music intern, singing for patients in the cardiac and cancer treatment area. She believes music is the ultimate selfless gift because it requires vulnerability, honesty, and empathy. Celia wants students to have a safe space to feel creative and express themselves, and then go forth into the world as their most authentic selves and use music to make it a better place.

Sarah

“My core objective for students is to strategically guide them towards their musical goals while uncovering their vocal style. This success begins with a strong foundation in traditional vocal technique and specialized attention to each student.”

Sarah is a singer-songwriter, producer, and voice teacher. Her background as a vocal coach focuses primarily on breathing technique and vocal safety.  She loves to sing and teaches all genres, including classical, rock, jazz, musicals, pop, and many more. Her core objective for students is to strategically guide them towards their musical goals while uncovering their vocal style.   This success begins with a strong foundation in traditional vocal technique and specialized attention to each student.  

Mairead

“My objective is always to meet students where they’re at, while also helping them to set goals that they can be proud of.”

Mairead has been at The Inside Voice for years and loves teaching here! She graduated from UCLA with a degree in ethnomusicology and a minor in music industry. While there, she sang in the Gluck Vocal Jazz ensemble and in Awaken A Cappella, the group Sara Bareilles is an alumnus of. Mairead worked for the Smithsonian on their Learning Pathways for music education, to help provide free resources for schoolteachers to share with their students about global music and culture. She’s done singing for weddings and events, as well as a short stint in an Irish music band, but now focuses on teaching and improving her vocal pedagogy knowledge. Her objective is always to meet students where they’re at, while also helping them to set goals that they can be proud of.

Judy

“One of my biggest philosophies in life is that creation is not a means to an end, but the end itself. So whether you are creating by performing a classical Italian aria you’ve been training for months, or belting your favorite Whitney Houston in the car, you are creating and that’s what matters most at the end of the day.”

Judy is a recording artist from Fullerton, active in the music industry as a songwriter and vocal producer. As a voice coach, she trains aspiring artists in their singing, stage presence, and artist branding. She had the privilege of writing for artists like MRSHLL, RedSun, Sage Logan, and Yoon Mirae. She loves everything that has to do with music. One of her biggest philosophies in life is that creation is not a means to an end, but the end itself. So whether you are creating by performing a classical Italian aria you’ve been training for months, or belting your favorite Whitney Houston in the car, you are creating and that’s what matters most at the end of the day. She respects the discipline that comes with music, and celebrate the enrichment and joy it brings to people. 

Jessica

“My students have performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, are working recording artists, and have been on The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent.”

Jessica is a classically trained singer, providing private voice lessons for students of all ages. She holds a degree in Music-Vocal Performance from Cal State Fullerton. Jessica served as Music Department Chair at The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts for over 11 years. She is certified in Speech Level Singing and in Resonant Voice Therapy. Her students have performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, are working recording artists, and have been on The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Jessica has worked as a performer on stage and featured singer for theme parks and soundtracks for over 20 years.

Evan

“My goal as a teacher is that every one of my students is nurtured to their ultimate potential in their own time, and that each student may go on to do greater things than me.”

Evan began performing over 15 years ago and has been teaching for nearly 10 of those years. He started out teaching at the Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County and has also taught at Harbor View, Turtle Rock St. John’s, and Mission Basilica Elementary to name a few. Currently as well as working with the Inside Voice, Evan teaches Music and Theatre at Top Hat 8 Repertory and Creative Kids Playhouse.

Daniel

When teaching, I love to connect with my students, encouraging their ideas while supplying the practical tools to creatively express them.”

A lifelong vocalist, Daniel strongly believes in the power of the voice to strengthen the mind and body and bring people together.  Having directed and coached vocalists everywhere from holiday church choirs to competitive acapella groups at UC Berkeley, he understands that a great singer can come from anywhere; the only requirements are passion and patience.  When teaching, Daniel loves to connect with his students, encouraging their ideas while supplying the practical tools to creatively express them.  He is well-versed in many styles, from classical and jazz to pop and rock, and has a special fondness for barbershop and crooners like Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé.

Blake

“I create a learning environment that’s directed toward teaching music theory, a fundamental topic that I love incorporating into all my students’ musical learning, and performance.

Blake received his B.A. in Music from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with an emphasis in music composition, history, theory, and classical voice. As a young child, he participated in the Certificate of Merit program, which is geared towards piano performance, music theory, and ear training. Outside of teaching, he spends his time composing, arranging, and orchestrating music of different genres. With respect to his teaching style, Blake creates a learning environment that’s directed towards teaching music theory, a fundamental topic that he loves incorporating into all his students’ musical learning, and performance.  

Madison

“I have an encouraging and fun approach to teaching and love helping students of all levels and ages improve and learn to best express themselves.”

Madison is a singer-songwriter, performer, and teacher who’s been training in music since she was 5. She’s had the privilege of working with talented teachers, producers, and mentors across the country and has learned a lot from being highly involved in the music industry. She’s performed at renowned venues such as Whiskey a Go Go, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, The Ranch Saloon, CMA Fest, OC Fair, House of Blues, Hollywood & Highland, and many more. She has an encouraging and fun approach to teaching and loves helping students of all levels and ages improve and learn to best express themselves.

Anneleise

“I’m passionate about helping people discover their creativity and voice through music.”

Anneleise is classically trained in piano, voice, and music theory/composition with professional experience in the musical genres of pop, indie, rock, musical theater and in contemporary worship spaces. She’s passionate about helping people discover their creativity and voice through music. She’ll be your cheerleader and coach, and provide insight on how to be your best musical self!

Michael

“Michael likes to see students connect with their favorite music and express themselves by refining and expanding their abilities as a musician.”

Michael was born in Denver and started learning violin at the age of 7, which he played in orchestras and string ensembles. Soon after, he learned to play guitar, bass, piano, drums, as well as beginning to write songs and develop his singing voice. He led the worship team at his church, and in 2009 completed the Calvary Chapel School of Worship music program. Since then, he’s had the opportunity to perform, record, and tour nationally– both as a solo act and a member of several bands. In 2015 he started working as a music instructor and musician full time, and since then has performed and taught a wide variety of instruments and styles. Michael likes to see students connect with their favorite music and express themselves by refining and expanding their abilities as a musician.

Emma

I love teaching my students to understand and love their own unique voices. Music can be a vulnerable thing, so building up one’s knowledge and confidence is hugely important! I look forward to helping each of my students achieve that, as well as their own personal goals.

Emma is a lifelong SoCal resident who loves working with students of all ages. She’s studied vocal technique since the age of twelve–beginning with TIV’s founder, Molly and now teaches piano, guitar, and ukulele in addition to voice. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University, where she worked with the Sinatra Opera Workshop and earned her degree in Theatre Arts.

Emma loves teaching her students to understand and appreciate their own unique voices. Music can be a vulnerable thing, so building up one’s knowledge and confidence is hugely important! She looks forward to helping each of her students achieve that, as well as their own personal goals.

Adena

“I believe that music is important for mental and physical health, and that every person is capable of being good at music.”

Adena is a relaxed but structured teacher. She believes in flexibility and encouragement in lessons, while also providing a consistent lesson structure She is a great teacher for students who want to be encouraged but also want to be pushed to be better in every moment. Adena loves working with students of all ages, and is particularly excited to work with neurodivergent students. Adena believes that music is important for mental and physical health, and that every person is capable of being good at music. Adena loves to meet students where they are and encourage them to grow at their own pace — music shouldn’t be a source of stress for most people.

Abigail

“I believe that every student should be taught the way that they learn. I am kind and uplifting while understanding the importance of structure in voice instruction.”

Abigail is graduate from Cal State Fullerton University, where she studied voice, choral studies and performance practices. She sings professionally and has traveled the nation with several top performing choral ensembles. She has an extensive knowledge about performance practice, audition prep and etiquette.

Abigail brings relatability to all things that she does, including teaching. She has an understanding about human behavior and child development. She truly cares about the people she works with, not only about musical growth but personal too.

Her personal teaching statement is, “ I believe that every student should be taught the way that they learn. I am kind and uplifting while understanding the importance of structure in voice instruction.”

Daisy

“What I hope for all aspiring musicians is that they can find their own voice and grow as an artist. I hope to create a space where students learn that it’s ok to make mistakes and to push the boundaries of what is possible for them.”

Daisy is a Theatre Arts major at Cal State University Fullerton. She’s been involved in music her entire life, performing in famous venues with her choir worldwide, including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, The Grand Old Opry in Nashville, and the Hollywood Bowl. She’s also had some incredible opportunities to work in the theatre and as a recording artist. She believes music is both a tool for communication and an art form and that it’s essential to our humanity. What she hopes for all aspiring musicians is that they can find their own voice and grow as an artist. She hopes to create a space where students learn that it’s ok to make mistakes and to push the boundaries of what is possible for them. She believes that lessons should be based on student interest. There is no singular good way to teach, and lessons are tailored to your goals and needs!

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