Meet The Teacher
Voice, Acting, Voice Over Teacher, and Operatic Contralto, Megan Gillespie, is a Los Angeles native and earned her Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from the Manhattan School of Music Conservatory. She has been teaching students the art of performance for over 10 years.
Megan is currently the Outreach Advisor for the Music Center Spotlight Program, conducts and stage directs operas and concerts in the US, and is Adjunct Faculty with the Music Department at Santa Monica College.
Megan Gillespie's Studio helps students realize their potential through an accepting, hopeful, positive approach. Megan is inclusive, prompt, open, patient, and empathetic, and leads lessons with a lot of humor.
In her work with YoungArts and the Music Center, she is passionate in her support of educational and scholarship programs created to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in the arts.
Miss Megan’s students range from complete beginners to performers who desire careers in the arts or have a career already and want to hone their skills. She encourages all students to work towards performances in recitals, concerts, competitions, voice-over, television, theater, and film work. Recently her students have won the Hal Leonard Competition and placed in the Spotlight Awards and Classical Singer Magazine Competition.
Miss Megan teaches the techniques she won YoungArts and Spotlight with, such as the bel canto technique, Alexander, Meisner, & Breath Technique.
Students in the studio progress with rhythm, diction, pitch, breath support, performance, acting, and repertoire choice, as well as working with tracks and live accompaniment.
Awards: Regional MET National Council Auditions, Fe Bland Vocal Competition, Beverly Hills Music at the Mansion, LACMA Sundays Live, Opera Florham, AMTL Recitals in Carnegie Hall, Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, YoungArts, and the Palm Springs Opera Guild.