Vocal Master Class with Dave Stroud

I consider Dave Stroud to be among the most important thought-leaders in contemporary vocal coaching and performance coaching today.  I have utilized his advice, his training materials and his recommended reading to better myself and the other coaches at MMVS, even before I met him five years ago!  He has worked with countless celebrities including: Pentatonix, Demi Lovato, Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson, Justin Bieber, Natasha Bedingfield, Pierre Bouvir (Simple Plan), Andy Grammer, the American Idol tours,  Adam Lambert, the TV show The Sing Off, One Direction and so many more.  But more importantly, every time I talk with him I feel I have a like-minded colleague who knows what it takes to master the art of singing as well as the science behind it. He truly cares about the singers he works with, daring and encouraging all to follow their dreams and express what is in their hearts. I am honored that he is coming to us all the way from his studio in Los Angeles, and I can’t wait to introduce him to our amazing community of singers! ~ Melissa Mulligan, MMVS

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Vocal Master Class with Dave Stroud, Hosted by MMVS

Singers of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Dave will provide several demonstrations and insights into the science, art, psychology and physiology of singing. He will also be sharing the ins and outs of his new software program for singers, VocalizeU, which allows you to continue to develop your craft outside of voice lessons.  BONUS! We will draw a few names out of hat at the end of the class. A few lucky singers will be able to sing for Dave and get some one on one advice!
1pm – 5pm
Fairfield, CT
(address will be sent to registrants)
Regular Price: $129
Early Bird Price: $109 

Space is limited and we expect a sell out. Reservations are REQUIRED! 
This event is open to the public. MMVSers should feel free to share with friends and family.

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Meet Dave Stroud


Though Dave Stroud’s pursuits may be varied and visionary, there’s one that this serial entrepreneur and voice teacher values above all else: working one-on-one with singers to help them realize their talent—and their dreams.
Dave is a firm believer in letting one’s dreams drive the direction of one’s life. Following his dreams has led him around the world, training singers, artists, and vocal instructors in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, the UK, Mexico China, Singapore, Korea, and Japan, to name a few.
Here in the US, he’s shifted home base from Utah to San Francisco to Los Angeles, where he’s built a number of successful businesses including Hollywood’s Club DV8, the Speech Level Singing (SLS) teacher certification program, and Connecting Voices, a magazine for singers.
Dave attributes his successes—both in the music business and in other pursuits—to his willingness to be wrong. He applies this principle to every lesson he teaches. Singing goes beyond just having vocal control; it’s about delivering the best possible performance. To allow this to happen, he urges his students to be resilient and to never fear being wrong. From that willingness comes the greatest growth—not to mention the greatest performances.
This fearlessness is something Dave has observed time and time again in the many amazing singers and vocal coaches he’s been lucky enough to work with over the last 30 years, be they Billboard Hot 100 recording artists, Broadway stars, or beginning vocal students.
He’s witnessed this attitude while training the participants of the American Idol tours and NBC’s The Sing Off, Michael Jackson on his “This is It” tour, and several artists on Justin Timberlake’s label Tenman Records, including Timberlake himself, Youtube star Esmee Denters, Brenda Radney, as well as Elliot and Free from Freesoul.
Dave has given countless lectures on vocal process and development at prestigious institutions across the globe, including the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Stanford University, University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory, Palo Alto Research Center, Pacific Voice Foundation, Canadian Voice Care Foundation, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Kunstuniversitaet Graz in Austria, and numerous other jazz organizations and societies including the Jazz School in Berkeley and Jazz Camp West.
All these years—and frequent flier miles—honing his philosophy and pursuing his dreams have lead him to his current project, VocalizeU, an online program that takes his true passion—vocal instruction—to the next level, allowing him to help any singer, anywhere to realize their dreams.

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Sam D’s New EP

A heartfelt congrats to Sam Domingos on the release of his 1st EP, “Comes and Goes” on iTunes and Spotify!

Click below to listen to Sam’s EP on iTunes:













Check out Sam’s video for his original, “Comes and Goes”, produced by the amazing Steve Walter!

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Be a part of Summer Collab Club!

This new program gives students the perfect balance of guidance and creative freedom to explore new ideas and to develop musical arrangements with fellow students.  

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Every Wednesday, starting July 22, MMVSers can gather at the studio to collaborate on original songs, mashups, and covers. Each week Nicole or Chelsea will run the session and help guide the creative process.

For the last session of the summer, on August 26, friends and family are invited to join us for an in-house MMVS open mic!

Sign up now!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49              Add to Cart
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49              Add to Cart
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49             ADD TO CART coming soon
Sign up for the package of six dates: $275   Add to Cart

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (Final Collab Club and Open Mic!)

6:30pm – 8pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
Space is limited!
Sign up for this individual date: $49             ADD TO CART coming soon
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Summer Referral Program


Are you currently taking lessons at MMVS? Do you have a friend that is interested in lessons?

Nicole Thompson and Chelsea Fuller want to meet your friends! From June 23rd to September 1st bring a friend to your lesson with Nicole or Chelsea at no additional cost. Let your coach know before booking the lesson, and you can bring a new friend every week! Your friend can shadow the MMVS experience and sing for your coach at the end of the lesson if they’d like!

When your friend books his/her first 4-block of lessons, you will receive a free half hour lesson from your coach. The more friends you refer, the more free lessons you get!!

Email us with any questions: mymmvs@gmail.com

We can’t wait to meet your friends and expand the MMVS family!

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In-Home Lesson Program

In-Home Lessons with Chelsea Fuller


At MMVS, we understand that schedules get hectic. Especially during the summer! Let us bring the studio to you!

Vocal Coach Chelsea Fuller is now offering in-home lessons. Students can receive the MMVS experience from the comfort of their living rooms!

Chelsea’s In-Home Lesson Rates: 

$50/half hour, $190 for four

$90/hour, $350 for four

*Additional travel rates may apply

Email: mymmvs@gmail.com

Meet Chlesea!

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Our #MashUpShow on Sunday was definitely the most amazing showcase we’ve ever had. Congratulations to all our awesome performers! Professional videos for each performance will be up soon! In the meantime, here are some cool pictures people have been sending us to share. Stay tuned! We are so proud of you!

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Melissa, Nicole, Chelsea, Skippy & The MMVS Team

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It’s Time for Our #MashUpShow

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Please join us for our MMVS Annual Spring Showcase 2015


This is our most exciting and innovative collection of performances yet! In the spirit of collaboration, our MMVS artists are all pairing up for an amazing afternoon of duets. You will see more than 35 singers mash-up more than forty songs in 90 minutes. You’ll hear some of the most popular hits blended with indie songs and classics with outstanding creativity, artistry and musicianship. This show is open to the public and is all ages.
Please buy tickets in advance as space is limited.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

1:30 pm
FTC Stage One
70 Sanford St, Fairfield, CT 06824
MMVS Performers $10
Tickets: $12 in advance (on sale below) / $15 at the door**

**Tickets will be $10 for MMVS performers. Performers, please buy your individual tickets through your coaches directly as this link does not include a performer price option.

Open to the public. All ages!

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Workshop! Your Amazing YouTube Channel

Happy May everyone!

Our spring workshop series continues with our most requested topic yet. MMVSers, please register below. If you are not currently enrolled in MMVS but would like to attend, please inquire here, we’d be happy to meet you! mymmvs@gmail.com

Your Amazing YouTube Channel
This is, by far, are most requested topic to cover!  Melissa Mulligan will take us through the ins and outs of creating your own amazing YouTube channel and utilizing other social media tools to support it (twitter, instagram, vine etc).  We will cover it all: how to decide what songs to record, how to record the music, how to make and edit a simple but effective video, and how to (almost effortlessly) promote the videos to attract not just “views” but real fans who care about what you’re creating.  We will also go over some of the ways social media experts are now advising young artists manage their channels.  We are giving this one extra time because we will be making a video during the session!  

Sunday, May 17, 2015
1pm – 3:30pm
MMVS, Fairfield, CT
53 Unquowa Place, 3rd Floor
MMVSers, please register below. Space is limited!

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Lift Your Voice: Singing Lessons Sent to Your Inbox. Go at Your Own Pace!


Lift Your Voice is a 4-week, online, singing and music course complete with video instruction, inspirational stories and an interactive (optional and private) Facebook group for all participants.

Once we begin, you may take these lessons whenever you want, and they stay available to you after the “official” course dates.
We kick things off on Monday, April 6, 2015 and lift our voices together through Friday, May 1, 2015

Learn to sing in a way that feels good and sounds great!

Lift your Voice helps singers and self-proclaimed “non-singers” increase their love for their own voices.

How the Program Works:

  • Every Monday’s Email: One video voice lesson from Melissa Mulligan.
  • Every Wednesday’s Email: One video of an inspirational yet practical musical tip from a music business mentor.
  • Every Friday’s Email: One video featuring an MMVS vocal student (Fridayspiration)!
  • Every day: Participation in an optional Facebook group where we will discuss the lessons and share what inspires us about singing. Participation is OPTIONAL and you do NOT have to post audio/video of you singing.  You are more than welcome to make friends and network with other participants during our time together!

Some of the Topics We Will Cover:

  • How the body sings: It’s about more than breathing!
  • Finding your natural voice.  It is beautiful and powerful, I promise.
  • Pitch, ear training, and harmony
  • Basic music theory – the stuff you think everybody already knows (they don’t)
  • Vibrato, riffs, and grit
  • Truths and myths about singing, music, and the music business

Who is this for?

This program is for singers and self-proclaimed “non-singers” alike.

It’s for everyone I’ve ever met who has wanted to know “Can I learn to love the sound of my own voice?” “Can anyone learn to sing?”  or even “How do I know if I’m tone deaf?”

It’s for every aspiring singer/musician/songwriter who has messaged me on social media for help, advice, guidance and validation because they aren’t sure if lessons are for them or they can not afford the financial or time commitment for private lessons.

It’s for every parent who longs to take a few minutes for himself or herself, who wants to explore something creative and fun.

It’s for people who sing in the shower, while cleaning their rooms, while driving (alone or with friends).

It’s for everyone who fantasizes about being brave enough to sing karaoke, sit in with a rock band, play at that open mic down the street, sing for a family member or friend, audition for that show/choir/band and say “yes” to the next exciting opportunity that pops up in life.

What age group should sign up?

This program is for kids between the ages of 10 – 108.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I will be away during a portion of the 4-week class?
This course is designed so that you can go at your own pace.  You can watch the videos and take the lessons as they come to your inbox each week, or you can do them as your schedule permits.  I expect that all participants will have different needs and schedules, so we won’t all be on the same lesson each day.  The Facebook group will remain open and active throughout the summer, so we can continue to connect and talk about the lessons long after the official end of the course.

Do I have to share audio or video of me singing during the course?
Nope.  There is no requirement to sing in public, online or otherwise.

May I share audio or video of me singing for feedback?
You may!  There will be times during the course where I will invite those of you who are interested to either email me or post audio/video to our Facebook group.   This will always be optional!

What’s this private, optional Facebook group thing?
We will create a Facebook group that is closed to the public.  No one else will see it or have access to it.  This is where participants can ask questions and talk about the topics we’re covering in the course.  In my experience, if one person asks a question there are others who will benefit from the answer.  Plus, we’re going to be a pretty cool group of creative people, and it will be great to connect with one another.  If Facebook isn’t your thing, no worries!  You won’t miss any of the course material and you can certainly email mymmvs@gmail.com with any questions you have.

What if I already take voice lessons?
Join us!  There is no substitute for taking private lessons with your own vocal coach, but this program is an excellent source of information and inspiration that can be a great addition to your training.  Plus, you get access to videos, interviews and worksheets that are only available through this offering.

Cost: $79

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