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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 quality training.


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

Group Classes

Join an Individual Weekly Class, an online class, or sign up for one of our Immersive Weekend Workshops.

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.

Sound Therapy

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

A Bit About Me

  • Twenty years experience, at the professional and university level, as a Voice Teacher
  • Taught regionally, nationally, and internationally (Austin, Dallas, NYC, Chicago, Denver, Ashland, Mexico City, Peru (Sacred Valley)
  • Member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) (2002 – Present)
  • Secretary of VASTA for 3 years
  • Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework
  • Multiple certifications in Somatic Movement Education – Body-Mind Centering (BMC)
  • Extensive training and practice with Knight-Thompson Speechwork
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (200 hr), Meditation Teacher (300 hr), Sound Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Pranic Healing Practitioner
  • 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 am willing to travel! Bring me to you!

Book Austin Vocal Empowerment for a workshop or class.

I’ve worked with different groups including teacher trainings (yoga, meditation), school programs, voice teachers, theatrical and film productions, wellness practitioners, therapists, professionals in the technological industry, classes on how to be more effective in video or online classes, 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:

“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

“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

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

Janet Farnesworth

MA, LSW, licensed social worker, Kripalu yoga instructor

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

I work with business professionals, teachers, performers, entrepreneurs, 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.

You can reach me at