Melissa Otani Jensen

Esteemed Vocalist, Vocal Coach, and Masterclass Instructor

The Otani-Jensen Vocal Studio.

The lessons are as unique as you are!

We plan each lesson from scratch, customizing your learning experience, which expedites vocal and artistic progress. We cater to individual learning styles and foster healthy communication to create a safe and positive learning environment.

With over 18 years of teaching experience in the musical field, Melissa has created a world-class educational experience. We take pride in a a well-rounded curriculum that can include singing technique in Classical, Jazz, and Musical Theatre, stage movement and acting technique, music theory, sight singing, ear training, audition technique, stage make-up, dialect and foreign language diction, and much more.

About Melissa (Bio)

Melissa trained first at Brigham Young University, then at the Manhattan School of Music. Her career is decorated with awards from many national and international vocal competitions including the Metropolitan Competition, and Classical Singer Competition.

Her work has been presented at the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, Abravanell Hall, Chicago Lyric Opera, and Denver Opera, among others.

She grew her craft by learning from great minds in music and performance including…

Darrell Babidge: Head of the vocal department at the Juilliard School. He works with talent as Adele and Lin Manuel-Miranda.

Warren Jones: Master pianist and emeritus Head Vocal Coach at the Metropolitan Opera.

Roger Pines: Dramaturg at Chicago Lyric Opera.

Francis Patrelle: World renowned ballet dancer, movement director, and Choreographer.

Lawrence Vincent: Expert in stage Movement and Acting.

And others including… Jennifer Welch-Babbidge, Catherine Malfitano, Sherrill Milnes, Gordon Ostrowski, Ashley Putnam, Frederica Von Stade, Stephanie Blythe, Patricia McCaffrey, Patricia Racette, and Micheal Ballum.

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Past Performances