Connect to the power of your voice.
Embody your natural presence.
Never lose it.

Speech/Accent Training

Interested in a personalized lesson with a vocal professional? Book a free initial consultation and private lesson here.

Voice Training

Interested in a personalized lesson with a vocal professional? Book a free initial consultation and private lesson here.

Group Classes

Join an Individual Weekly Classes, currently being offered twice a week.   Or sign up for one of our Immersive Weekend Workshops.

Sound Healing

Sound therapy resets the body’s systems, brings ease and groundedness, and complements western medicine protocols.

A Bit About Me

  • MFA in Acting at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  • Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework
  • Candidate for certification as a Somatic Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering (BMC)
  • Extensive training and practice with Knight-Thompson Speechwork
  • Associate Professor of Voice, Movement, Accents at Texas State University – San Marcos, Department of Theatre and Dance (2002 – 2016)
  • Member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) (2002 – Present)
  • Secretary of VASTA for 3 years
  • Life long learner who has continually trained since graduating from UNCG
  • Passionate, fluid, intuitive, educated, specific, compassionate, a good listener, and a reliable guide

Outside of Austin

I am willing to travel! Bring me to you!

Book Austin Vocal Empowerment for a workshop or class.

Let me know your ideas are and let’s make it happen!

I can fine-tune a workshop or class to meet your population’s needs.

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Here’s what a few people are saying about Austin Vocal Empowerment:

“I found depth and range to my voice I didn’t know were there.”

Janet Farnesworth

MA, LSW, licensed social worker, Kripalu yoga instructor

“Training with Melissa has fundamentally transformed how I approach the voice as a professional and a person.”

Kelly Parker

Candidate for Associate Teacher in Fitzmaurice Voicework

“Working with Melissa is empowering vocally. She is precise and scientific with the details of the voice.”

David Moxham

Actor, Co-star on Leftovers and Revolution

Austin Vocal Empowerment is owned and operated by Melissa Grogan, a voice and speech coach centered in Austin.

I work with performers, teachers, entrepreneurs, professionals, and people desiring more effective communication.

I am dedicated to helping people find, and have the tools to keep, the power in their voice, an authentic connection to life, others, their self, and also share their voice with the world.

Contact me

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