Michelle Ornest is a vocal expert, songwriting coach and music mentor with over 15 years of experienced student-centered teaching for contemporary music vocalists looking to improve their technique, gain confidence, and develop healthy singing habits.

  • beginner through advanced
  • expand your vocal range
  • smooth your break
  • improve your songwriting skills
  • performance and recording opportunities
  • learn to accompany yourself on guitar or piano

Contact us to learn more and to schedule a voice or songwriting session with Michelle or instrument lesson with one of our associate instructors. Our studio is located in Redondo Beach, CA and we are available online to those outside of our area.


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 Baldwin

My daughter absolutely loves her music lessons with Michelle! She has been taking voice lessons with Michelle for over two years now and her vocal skills continue to improve with every lesson. In addition to voice, she's done piano, ukulele, and recently started song writing with Michelle. Michelle is extremely patient and always game for whatever aspect of music my daughter wants to learn next. Michelle is the best!


Best music teacher around! I took lessons from Michelle for a long time, and she's played a huge role in helping me write good music and refine my vocal style and technique. I remember how excited I was when I started seeing a huge improvement in my voice after only a few lessons. Michelle is really versatile, and is the perfect teacher for beginner, intermediate, and advanced musicians alike. She's patient, helpful, and really talented at what she does!!