Voice, Accent, Movement, Meditation, Sound Therapy

Voice Work for the Modern Age

Online Sessions, Courses, Classes, and Workshops

For your convenience, ALL sessions, courses, classes, and workshops are now offered online via Zoom!

World class vocal training – in the comfort of your home.


We know how important it is to stay home as much as possible for the sake of your health, your family, and the community. And we know how important it is to continue to receive quality care.


For that reason, all sessions will be done online until significant changes have come regarding the CoVid-19 situation.

Sound Therapy

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

Voice Training

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

Speech/Accent 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 Class, an online class, or sign up for one of our Immersive Weekend Workshops.

A Bit About Me

  • Twenty years experience, at the professional and university level, as a Voice Teacher
  • Eight years experience in Sound Therapy, Reiki, Pranic Healing, and Somatic Integration
  • Taught regionally, nationally, and internationally (Austin, Dallas, NYC, Chicago, Denver, Ashland, Mexico City, Peru (Sacred Valley)
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (200 hr), Meditation Teacher (300 hr), Sound Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Pranic Healing Practitioner
  • Multiple certifications in Somatic Movement Education – Body-Mind Centering (BMC)
  • Member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) (2002 – Present)
  • Secretary of VASTA for 3 years
  • Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework
  • Extensive training and practice with Knight-Thompson Speechwork
  • Former Associate Professor of Voice, Movement, Accents at Texas State University – San Marcos, Department of Theatre and Dance (2002 – 2016)
  • MFA in Acting at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  • Life long learner who has continually trained in different modalities to better serve each clients individual needs
  • Passionate, fluid, intuitive, educated, specific, compassionate, a good listener, and a reliable guide

Outside of Austin

I teach regionally, nationally, and internationally. Bring me to you!

Book Austin Vocal Empowerment for remote, or live, sessions.

Let’s co-create the perfect workshop or class for you and/or your team. I’ve worked with different groups including teacher trainings (yoga, meditation), school programs, voice teachers, theatrical and film productions, wellness practitioners, therapists, business professionals.

Classes can cover a range of topics including: how to be more effective in video or online meetings, becoming a compelling speaker, teamwork in the workplace, how to engage students and co-workers, vocal health and self care, developing listening skills, and more.

I’d love to come work with your group. Contact me directly to begin to create the best workshop or class for your group!

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 vocal empowerment coach and sound therapist centered in Austin.

I work with business professionals, teachers, performers, entrepreneurs, and people desiring assistance with communication skills and therapeutic services.

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.

You can reach me at  melgro.somasound@gmail.com