Brooke Robyn Dairman, AEA, National Tour “The Grinch...”
“As a professional dancer, I entered into voice lessons with Michael being quite unsure of myself and completely lacking confidence when I sang. Michael has completely changed the way I approach singing and has really helped me find the joy behind it. Not only have I gained awareness about how to effectively use my body when vocalizing, Michael has taught me to connect to the passion and emotion in songs and really love to sing! Michael has also helped me tremendously in preparing for auditions, and under his tutelage, I have successfully booked work. Having working with several vocal teachers, I can confidently say that Michael is the best!”
Curtis Schroeger, AEA, Mary Poppins 1st National Tour
“By studying with Michael I have had the chance to work with someone who is incredibly patient and kind while helping me uncover a greater understanding of my voice and the versatility that I naturally have. During the first six months I developed a much stronger understanding of vocal health and maintenance and started to find myself regularly making it to the final callback in my auditions. Michael has inspired a confidence not only in myself and my ability as a singer but in that I have finally found a teacher that I can place my confidence in and trust to nurture, painstakingly at times, something that is as personal as putting one's vocal chords together and creating sound."
Karen Culp, AEA SAG AFTRA, "Crazy for You" (Polly/Irene), Original Broadway Cast
“Unlike some teachers I have worked with, Michael is so patient and encouraging. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time! The power and range in my voice has increased tremendously, and I have a much better understanding of how to protect my chords and maintain the vocal health and endurance needed to sustain eight shows a week!It also helps that he's a talented singer who can DEMONSTRATE examples of placement and technique- it's unbelievably helpful. I promise he can take your voice to another level of performance no matter who you are!"
Jean-Marie Stodolski, Professional Actress and Singer
“If you're looking to really solidify your technique, then you need to see Michael Jacobs. He not only knows the voice inside and out, as a professional singer he has great insights as to what's happening now in the musical theatre world. Whenever it seems I cannot overcome an obstacle, Michael always has a plethora of exercises to conquer it. Without his guidance and training, I would have never known the potential in which my voice could grow.”
Eddie Alarcon, "The Poynt": Lead Vocalist
“I began working with Michael to record a full length album. At the time, I had no vocal training and firmly believed that singing would be a simple process. Michael opened my eyes to the world of singing, and, through his efforts, I learned and continue to learn how to grow as a singer. Michael works with me at a comfortable pace and is able to bring the best out of my vocal performances. Fast forwarding to June 2011, I am now in the middle of recording vocals on my album. Without Michael's guidance, this would have been impossible. I will continue to work with him well after I finish my record. If you want to bring your singing new heights, Michael is more than capable of taking you there. Thank you Michael!!!”
Kelly Pekar, AEA
"I cannot recommend Michael Jacobs more highly! A masterful technician, Michael is adept at navigating the human voice and figuring out the best way to help find vocal ease, on any pitch. In only a few lessons with Michael, I've grown more comfortable with areas of my voice that I simply didn't think I was meant to sing in. I would describe Michael as nurturing, patient, creative, educated, intuitive, and a truly brilliant communicator. I look forward to many, many more lessons!"
Kelly Kozakevich, Professional Actress and Singer
"I never thought I would ever be able to really sing. Yes, I was told I had a nice voice and potential, but I knew it was always my own self-judgment and confidence issues that were holding me back. Michael helped me see my own potential and to believe in myself. Not only is he an incredible vocalist himself, being able to demonstrate in a lesson is incredibly helpful; he is a great problem solver. He won’t give up if a potential solution doesn’t produce the results we are after in a lesson. He will tirelessly find the tools that work for you and your unique voice and goals. Michael is more than just a vocal coach, he’s someone that you can trust with your goals and know that if you work hard, he will work even harder to get you where you want to be."
Robin Fusco, SAG
“Studying with Michael has led to much greater flexibility in my voice. Concentrating on breath support and healthy habits, Michael has helped me expand my range, open my head voice, and move my break. A world of possibilities has opened up for me and I now have the confidence to go into an audition and get the job!”
Sharon Taylor, AEA
“I noticed marked improvement after my first lesson with Michael. His teaching methods have made a world of difference in my relaxation and my confidence. After years of training with other teachers, I finally feel comfortable belting thanks to Michael! I have had my share of unpleasant experiences with other voice teachers, and I am so thankful to have found Michael. His lessons give me the edge of confidence we all need in this competitive business. And most important, I always look forward to my lessons with Michael!"
Thanks to Michael, I have unlocked aspects of my voice that I wasn't even aware existed. He has endless faith in me and my abilities--his guidance and encouragement built up my confidence and were instrumental in my decision to pursue theatre in college. Overcoming my many vocal obstacles has been hard work, but Michael is patient and creative throughout the process, constantly finding new ways to explain difficult concepts. Michael always gives honest feedback (which has created a level of trust that is hard to find nowadays), but is also incredibly optimistic. He celebrates all breakthroughs, and they are so exciting and rewarding that I am immediately ready to take on my next challenge. Michael has influenced and inspired me not only as a vocalist but as a person, and I am so grateful for his unwavering support and his ability to continually push me to the next level. I can't recommend him enough!