About Us

Robert and Michelle
Robert and Michelle

Welcome to the Ishuu Taylor Voice Studio a nurturing and encouraging place where you can pursue your vocal development. Our passion is helping you unlock your full singing potential! No matter what style of music you sing, you’ve got to have a strong foundation in healthy singing techniques for long lasting vocal health.

We’re in the business of helping you find YOUR voice; your REAL voice.
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Testimonials

“Robert has a real gift for communication – he was able to not just understand what changes I needed to make in the physical production of my sound, but was the first teacher ever to be able to explain those changes to me in ways I could understand and reproduce. The exercises he provides are fun and build on each other over time. Most importantly, Robert is patient, flexible, and supportive – he’s more interested in unlocking your vocal potential (in any field) than in teaching to any specific repertoire or genre. He’s also an excellent artist, and will encourage you to access the emotion and the beauty of any piece you work with him. Robert brought a strong artistic sensibility, great compassion and friendship, and a practical understanding of physical technique to my lessons, and I’m a much better singer for it.”(Baritone) ~Chris M. 

 

~Chris M. -Baritone

“My husband and I are both musicians and have studied music for many years. We were looking for a qualified voice teacher for our daughter, to prepare for an important audition. She wanted to sing Opera and did well learning the arias and studying various opera singers on You Tube; but sometimes her throat would hurt. She needed to learn healthy vocal techniques.

Robert and Michelle immediately, gave Ashley several exercises to develop her breathing, an increase her volume. They also worked on her diction in Italian, French and German, always enthusiastic and encouraging.  Robert went above and beyond to help Ashley gain the confidence that she needed. Michelle showed her techniques to use her body to develop that big sound. Together Robert and Michelle were able to bring out the best in her.

Sometimes while in another room, we listen to Ashley sing and can’t distinguish if she’s singing or if it’s one of her favorite Opera Singers.

We highly recommend Robert Aaron Taylor and Michelle Kei Ishuu. They are more than voice teachers; they are truly a “Dynamic Teaching Duo”.  Thank You!” (Parents) ~George & Joselyn D. 

~George & Joselyn D. -Parents

Teachers

Michelle Kei Ishuu, a soprano of Japanese and American heritage, “uses her strong dramatic soprano to slice through the orchestra” in a varied repertoire that encompasses Verismo to Broadway. Possessing a captivating stage presence and praised as “superb,” “gifted,” and a “constant breakaway from the rest of the vocal pack,” she has entertained audiences on stages around the world.

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Robert Aaron Taylor, a native of Chattanooga, TN, has been hailed by critics as a “sonorous-voiced” bass-baritone with “rich tones” who creates “a solid foundation for the entire performance.”

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Lessons

WHAT TO EXPECT

• Beginner
During our first few lessons, we are trying to see how you learn. We may ask you odd questions. It’s almost like you’re learning a new language. Confusion is to be expected, but if you are patient, we are persistent and will not stop until you understand!

• Intermediate
By the intermediate stage we expect good, even air flow that results in a natural vibrato. This is when we can explore more interesting repertoire. This will also be an intense time of peaks and plateaus. Expect to be frustrated as you try to reprogram your muscle memory and learn to let your air flow do the work for you. You are settling into your new vocal identity as you become more comfortable with using your full voice!

• Advanced
We excel at working with the adult professional who needs fine tuning or vocal rehabilitation. You may sound fantastic to everyone else, yet we can hear the slight imperfections that are making it difficult to open up to your full resonance. This is when we can really get into characterization and interpretation so that we can unlock your full performance potential. Continue reading “Lessons”