In addition to her academic teaching, Amelia offers virtual, 1:1 voice lessons and voice pedagogy sessions, group lessons, master classes, and workshops through her company, The Phonation Company.

She maintains a working roster of approximately 25-30 working voice professionals in musical theatre, commercial music, and opera across the world. Currently, her roster is full. However, you can join a waitlist or sign-up for a drop-in lesson as time allows. 

Let's get you the technique of your dreams... one that allows you to do anything you want. 

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Associate teachers have previously trained extensively with Dr. Rollings Bigler. They each offer discounted lesson packages (monthly payment plans available) and full-rate, no-contract, drop-in lessons as their individual schedules allow.

If you are a new client, you can set up a consultation by clicking the "Schedule a Lesson" below. If you are not sure which teacher might be right for you, email us at hello@phonationco.com. 

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Associate Teachers

Abby Kohake is a Kentucky native and alumna of Western Kentucky University (BFA musical theatre). After graduation, Abby worked with students ages 5-18 across the U.S., Portugal, Spain, Italy, and India with Missoula Children's Theatre and the National Theatre for Children. Abby has also worked on the staff of prestigious theatre arts camps such as Governor's School for the Arts and Missoula Children's Theatre Next Step Prep. She also worked as a resident actor at Greenville Theatre in Greenville, SC. Selected roles and shows include A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Woman #1), Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit/Tour Director), and Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown). 

Abby also loves practicing the culinary arts and has worked in several professional bakeries. She is known for her Liège waffle sold at Spencer's Coffee in Bowling Green, KY. You can follow along with her bakes or swap recipes at her food-focused Instagram account, @kohakebakes! 

Abby Kohake

chicago, IL

MJ is from Kentucky and an alumna of Western Kentucky University (BM Piano and vocal music education). At WKU, she served as music director, arranger, accompanist, and soloist in a variety of musical ensembles. Key performances included the WKU Chorale at Carnegie Hall, and choral tours in Spain and Costa Rica. After graduating, she worked as Resident Music Director for a non-profit theater where she directed a variety of junior and mainstage productions, including Elf Jr., Junie B. Jones the Musical, Seussical, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. MJ resides in New York City and is currently working as a singing, dueling pianist for Holland America Cruise Line.  
  
In her free time, MJ is a practicing singer-songwriter who enjoys baking, running, and painting. MJ has a passion for making specialty coffees and for her cat, Winifred.  

MJ Hughes

new york, ny

 Book a package of 7 or 14 lessons to commit to your vocal growth. Your teacher will discuss these options at the end of your new client consultation. 

Book a package of lessons to commit to your long-term growth.

While we know that singing, just like any skill, takes time, repetition, and the right strategies, we aim to *noticeably* get you one step closer to your goals in the very first lesson.

Notice a difference in your singing in the first lesson.

Click the link below to schedule a lesson with us. You will be asked to fill out an intake form before the first lesson so that we can jump right into giving you the tools you need. 

Book a new client consultation with a teacher of your choice.

how it works

I felt vocally fatigued for much of my first contract as a main stage singer on a cruise ship. After working with Amelia, I feel confident singing everything from legit musical theatre to long sets of pop/rock. I have been working with Amelia for over three years and she still helps me grow vocally, musically, stylistically, and artistically in every lesson.

christina daves

"Working with Amelia improved not only my ability to efficiently sing in any genre, but my teaching and overall confidence as well. My students saw immediate improvement due to the teaching tools I received in our pedagogy lessons. 

amy canchola

"Amelia's passion and knowledge for all things voice blows my mind. She developed a clear system and personalized framework for understanding and accessing my voice. Studying with her has been the best decision I have ever made for my voice and career!

charlie tingen

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