To give students the tools to teach themselves by providing an opportunity to learn as much as they are willing and able to during our study together.
All people are musical. Anyone can learn to sing with confidence. A functional approach to singing, which allows for vocal freedom, and truthful acting are essential to an expressive and communicative performance. Sight-reading and music theory foundations are the tools to building a strong and independent musician. The independent studio teacher has a responsibility to meet the student at his or her level, wherever that may be. Regardless of skill or experience, all students should be treated with compassion, patience, and love. The voice teacher is a champion who celebrates each student’s individuality not only as a singer but also as a person and fosters this in performance.
Melissa Brobeck received her bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music and her master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music. While at Eastman she studied with the late Dr. William McIver, former Professor of Voice and president of NATS. She completed her graduate work under the study of Mr. Charles Lynam and later studied privately with Bruce Kolb in New York City. Ms. Brobeck was a member of the 2016 NATS Intern class, mentored by Master Teacher Jeannette LoVetri.
Ms. Brobeck lives with her husband, Brian Scharfenberg, and their two children, Scarlett and Leo.