radiant creature inside of
Embedded in your body-mind-spirit-voice are wild truths
De-Armor Your Voice to know these truths and to
sing with freedom, speak without pain, and express your aliveness
Vocal De-Armoring & sINGING lESSONS | COMPOSING & PERFORMING
I work with people who want to liberate themselves
for the sake of
& who know singing & voice-giving is A WAY
Professional Singers on and off Broadway seeking more freedom, artistry and mastery
Opera Singers who experience too much extraneous tension when they sing
Therapists (psychologists, psychotherapists, SE practitioners) who want to learn to free their own blocked throats for the sake of their healing and the healing of their clients
Singers experiencing pain, hoarseness, dryness, or fatigue, or seeking to heal from vocal injuries including nodules
C-Level Executives who want to speak with more Truth and Confidence and learn to connect to their own Power and Aliveness
Bodyworkers and Yogis seeking to explore the fertile territory of the voice (beyond chanting)
Instrumentalists and Composers who want to develop deeper embodied musicianship through Vocal De-Armoring practices
Breathwork Facilitators who want to discover a spontaneous and free way of breathing that will support their Breathwork practices
Medicine Workers and Healers seeking a different kind of somatic healing that occurs in Vocal De-Armoring sessions
Sacred Sex Practitioners who want to access even more pleasure and ecstasy through Vocal De-Armoring
Voice Teachers who desire to level-up their pedagogic intuition and skill
Any human seeking to connect with their inherent life force
"Marisa Michelson is a
"Marisa Michelson is a genius. I come from an opera background later pulled into musical theater and jazz, and this is my first time working with someone who is more interested in authenticity than anything else. She is somehow able to capture the purest form of music that erupts from an experience within our bodies and is never interested in imposing any sort of ideal sound on to the people with whom she collaborates. Her philosophy of music is unique and it is a privilege to be in the same room with her."
SEPIDEH MOAFI (The L Word: Generation Q; HBO's The Deuce; Black Bird)
Marisa singing Fever of Love, from her composition, Song of Song of Songs, Part III of her DESIRE|DIVINITY PROJECT
I’m known for my grounded, deep-listening approach to helping people of any level sing, speak, and move through the world with more skill, more truth, and more joy.
My perspective is grounded in the Libero Canto© Approach. I have studied singing and singing pedagogy on this path for over fifteen years (under Deborah Carmichael) in Vienna and New York City. The Libero Canto Approach was first developed by Lajos Szamosi in Budapest before World War II. This holistic, process-oriented approach rooted in the Western Classical Tradition is my primary pedagogical lineage.
I’m the founding director of the embodied vocal-performance ensemble, Constellation Chor. We seek wild embodiment through voice and body. Want to know more about us?
I am also an accomplished and award-winning composer working at the nexus of theatre, experimental music, opera, new music, and improvisation.
In addition to working privately with professional and avocational singers, I’ve worked as a vocal coach for a number of musicals (Octet at Signature Theater; Moby Dick at American Repertory Theatre). I’ve taught workshops at the American Theater Wing, The Performing Arts Project (TPAP), Prospect Theater Company, Signature Theatre, Millikin University, the University of Puget Sound, and at the Goetheanum in Switzerland.
What else? I was trained classically as a pianist. I got my B.F.A from NYU (Tisch) in Musical Theatre. I’m a former yoga instructor. I studied Hindustani singing in India. I’ve deep-dived into Anthroposophy for many years. I’m studied Tibetan Buddhism. I consistently practice Circling, Tantra, and Tibetan Buddhist meditation. My ancestors are Jewish, Irish, and Scottish. Being in intimate relationship with singing is my life’s passion, encompassing all. I believe process is product, that we are vessels for beauty and spirit, and that all black lives matter.
I would not have found my voice again
"It's no exaggeration to say that working with Marisa turned my life around. I came to her in a time of despair after nearly a year of trying various teachers, practices, and approaches to tending a vocal injury that was deeply impacting my life and work. She stayed with me through some initial weariness and hopelessness, gently and lovingly inviting me into deeper accountability to the practice at a moment when I really needed someone else's commitment to me and my ability to heal. The results were transformative and life-altering. I'm in awe of and grateful for her patience, gentleness, silliness, brilliance, and care without which I would not have found my voice again."
JOSHUA BLAINE, Songleader/Songcatcher/Men’s Work Coach
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