To keep us healthy, all Voice Lessons and Studio Classes are now online.
Thank you for visiting the Mead Voice Studio. During the academic year We meet for weekly lessons, monthly studio classes and 2 concerts per year. In the studio we focus on developing into confident, expressive and technically sound singers and actors. We would love to meet you! Weekly lessons are available for ages 14 through Adult. Visit Voice Instruction page for more information!
The Mead Voice Studio supports diversity and equality. We strive to provide a safe space where all voices are heard.
MVS STUDENTS PERFORM
Mead Voice Studio students perform around town! Singers in the studio perform with:
UMS Choral Union
University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Encore Theatre in Dexter
Young People's Theater
Ann Arbor Boy Choir
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Pioneer High School Choirs
Pioneer High School Theater Guild
Skyline Musical Theater
Community Ensemble Theatre
Saline High Choirs
Michigan Solo and Ensemble
Encore Theater Summer Camp
Since transferring to online lessons in March of 2020, the studio has given an all-studio live monologue performance, a video project, a live online sung recital and are working to learn BandLab online recording studio software. This coming fall, MVS will expand to include a collaborative virtual performance troupe. Stay tuned!
"I am a professional cabaret singer, and Dory has been an incredible guide with not only the continued development of my vocal technique and health, but also in my song interpretation and stage presence. I always come out of my lessons with Dory feeling both supported and challenged--and always truly inspired! Concepts I have struggled to grasp for years, studying with others, she has made clear to me in a single lesson."
-Meredith Miller, Cabaret Singer/Actor
"Dory is a hard combination to find: she pays careful attention to vocal technique and general musicianship, but is supportive of work in any genre, not just classical. She also has a warm personality that immediately puts you at ease, a must for anyone working to get past performance anxiety."
- Colleen Swanson, Mezzo Soprano
"I love singing with Dory. I like learning to sing in foreign languages. I like singing rounds and duets with Dory. She works with me on the proper use of my posture, breathing, vocal mechanism and head to strengthen my singing. She really cares about me as a person and as a singer. She is a great listener. She offers construction suggestions to build my confidence while helping me grow."
“I found Dory’s approach to voice teaching to be very pleasant and very effective. She really worked with me and listened to what I wanted to take away from the lessons. She personalized each lesson and her holistic method really resonated with me. I learned a lot, making excellent progress over the course of the year. Coming together with other students during the monthly studio classes is an excellent idea and they work really well. We learned a lot from listening to other students, seeing how Dory works with them and from getting feedback from other students on our own performance.”
Dory Mead is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The NATS Mission Statement is as follows: To encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.