Monthly Archives: July 2015

Musician Spotlight


Melissa Guttman

Interviewed by: Courtney Mayes

What is your musical background?
I started singing in middle school, and I trained in musical theatre techniques at Performers Theatre Workshop and Cap 21 during high school. Then I went to college at Berklee College of Music where I studied voice. After this I moved to NYC, and had various gigs as a background vocalist and worked with a hip-hop & Shakespeare project called Sonnet Man. I studied with voice coaches Jennifer Hamady and David Friedman who emphasized the mind-body connection in singing. I began teaching voice lessons, specializing in the psychology of the voice- how we can use it for self-discovery, healing, and self-expression. I’ve recently been accepted to NYU for their graduate program in music therapy.

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