Testimonials

 

"Michael Rocchio knows how the voice works, and how to communicate that knowledge to his students in a crystal clear manner. 

I made more vocal progress in the first few lessons with Michael than in years of study with reputable university teachers." - James H., Bass

 

"Michael (Rock) is the most patient and insightful teacher I have had in any endeavor. I'm 70 years old and have two doctoral degrees, and have spent my life teaching as well. He is almost as much therapist as teacher but as such he has opened a wonderful door for self expression, joy, and just plain fun. I look forward each week to my time with him and come away reinvigorated and still singing. 

I take pleasure in sharing my new-found abilities with others. He makes me a better teacher as well with his insights."  - Steve G., Tenor

 

"I came to Michael's studio as a struggling soprano right after my freshman year of college. I was very reserved and lived with a fear of opening up to people - not to mention I had spent my whole life singing in a way that was damaging my voice. Michael started to fix all of that in just a couple of lessons. We spent time laughing - sometimes my lessons turned into some semblance of a therapy session - my insecurities about myself, and my voice washed away with every lesson, The learning portions of the lessons were where all the magic happened. Every week my voice felt freer and more open. I left Michael two summers later a more confident soprano with a blossoming mezzo range.  I am forever indebted to him for all the help he's given me. He is one of the finest musicians and human beings I've ever had the pleasure to work with and learn from,.  If you are a struggling singer, or just need to fine tune your voice, or have never sung before, I will always recommend Michael."  - Theresa P., Mezzo-Soprano

 

"Michael, six months ago I came to you as a somewhat defeated vocalist. I hadn't improved much after years of 'trying' to sing and I was not satisfied with my voice. After losing out on a musical opportunity and being told it was because of my weak singing abilities I decided to do something about it. After speaking with you I chose to begin lessons at your studio and have been making steady progress week by week. You have a unique ability to diagnose incorrect technique, bad habits and vocal problems, then communicate the proper technique of singing so that it is understandable and achievable. My real voice is starting to come alive for the first time. Recently, after singing at an event I received this compliment, "You have an awesome voice, what a set of pipes!" That's a big change in six short months. 

Thanks! I can’t wait to see what the next six months will bring."   - Ben G., Baritone

 

"Michael is amazing. My voice is already growing exponentially every week, I can't wait to see where I am in a year!"  - Jesi H., Soprano

 

My name is Leslie.  I’m a professional singer. When I first started coming to Michael for voice lessons I was suffering from chronic vocal fatigue and throat pain due to a poor singing technique.  With Michael, I have learned how to sing as loud and as much as I want without vocal fatigue.  I sound better than ever, and keep improving with every lesson. 

If you are looking for an amazing vocal coach, he is without a doubt the best. Not only does he help you improve, and find your true voice, he takes time to get to know, appreciate, and care for all of his students. Michael is a joy to have as a vocal coach.  He’s like a vocal coach, therapist, friend and “grandpa” all in one.  That’s what makes him truly impeccable.  -Leslie S., Mezzo-Soprano

 

"I was extremely surprised by Mr. Rocchio from day 1. As time has passed I've realized more and more just how smart he is. He always has a trick to push me through to the next level of singing. Perhaps more important than that he is insanely fun to work with and just be around. There never seems to be a dull lesson."  - Adam G., Bass 

 

"Maestro is a fantastic teacher! I would sing his praises (seriously, no pun intended) all day long. He makes you feel very comfortable and gives you constructive criticism in a kind way. You can easily tell that he absolutely loves what he does and that passion is contagious. I look forward to my lesson as one of the highlights of my week. Regardless of whether you are a professional singer or not, you couldn't find a better teacher!"  - Riah H., Alto

 

"Michael has changed my whole approach to singing. With his vast musical understanding, knowledge and experience he is able to quickly determine exactly where the trouble spots are in a singer’s technique and can illustrate precisely how to fix the problem(s) in just a few words. He has renewed my confidence in my own abilities and has shown me how the correct support and vocal placement can expand one’s range, smooth out the vibrato, and allow great sound to come from a singer’s instrument with very little effort. His method and vocal exercises work for singers of all genres of music.”   - Karen F., Mezzo-Soprano 

 

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"Mr Rocchio is one of the best teachers you will ever find. I feel blessed and lucky to have worked with him. Besides his vast knowledge and expertise, he teaches interesting and unique exercises that are not what you normally come across. Most importantly he is a very kind teacher who cares about you and your success. No matter what your style or background you will definitely learn something from him. On a personal note, I just want to say how much I appreciate everything you are doing for me. I am grateful each and every week for your patience and your willingness to work with me as well as your amazing generosity. You are the only voice teacher I've ever met, especially of your caliber, who cares more about helping a student than making as much money as possible. You are a rare treasure with tremendous character and it is an honor and a privilege to work with you.”   - Michael S., Tenor 

 

"Michael is a passionate musician and teacher. I gained a tremendous depth of knowledge from him.   I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to go to the 'next level' in their singing journey!"  - Debra W., Mezzo-Soprano

 

"I started taking vocal lessons to prevent vocal strain. I have been singing a lot of Pop music which requires a great deal of power and I was walking away from performances with vocal strain every time. Michael taught me proper warm up and singing exercises that have helped me to perform long periods of time and not feel wiped out. He has also given great advice on making better choices on material I sing. I feel, regardless of the genre of music you are singing, clearly Michael Rocchio will help you to sound the best you can sound. 

Thank you Michael!"   - Carla G., Mezzo-Soprano 

 

"Michael Rocchio is thoroughly professional, knowledgeable, and adaptive to my needs.  He has excellent skills in discerning my difficulties, finding new ways to pass on understanding and techniques."  - Matthew M., Bass

 

“Michael was instrumental in teaching me how to properly use my voice.  He has an uncanny ability to extract the improper techniques and give you the right ones. I’m very happy with his lessons.”  - Austin S., Tenor

 

"Michael is a dedicated and effective teacher. He is personable and good humored, and brings to his students the ability to execute the skills he teaches, so you are learning from someone who can teach from experience and not only theory or observation. 

I readily recommend him."  - Ariana M., Contralto

"Michael is the most patient, proficient and competent teacher I've ever dealt with.  He worked with me for 3 years and my instrument grew by leaps and bounds."   - Rick B., Tenor

 

"Mr. Rocchio is an amazing teacher! He is very professional and great to work with.  He knows how to communicate singing concepts in a fun and easy manner. Taking lessons from him will advance your singing greatly.  He will help you develop and refine your singing but he will also help you develop your musicianship and artistry.   If you're looking for a great voice teacher, look no further!"  - David V., Tenor

 

"My lessons exceeded my hopes and expectations.  I came away having learned what I'd never been taught before, and my voice felt open and free after my first lesson.  Michael delivers!"  - Elle P., Soprano

 

"Michael is a very knowledgeable teacher, and a pleasure to be with. He certainly has a great vocal technique and knows how to communicate it very well. If you have a great goals for a singing performance career I recommend lessons with him."  - Debora P., Soprano

 

"I could not be happier with what I have been able to achieve in a short period of time."  - Kathleen K., Mezzo-Soprano