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Meet the Team

Our Instructors

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Nathan Morgan

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Lead Instructor

Hi! My name is Nathan Morgan (He/Any) and I’m the lead instructor at the Seattle Voice Lab. Having taught voice for over 20 years, I believe I can help improve voices by creating a positive, safe learning environment, and a physical awareness of the tools set forth in the curricula. I count myself lucky to be a part of the journeys of the students at SVL, and look forward to helping increase the quality of life of any student who comes my way! I have a degree from the Manhattan School of Music and have performed on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, the CATS Revival, and on several National Tours.

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Hannah Sumner

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Senior Instructor

Hi! My name is Hannah (She/Her) and I am a speech and voice coach at Seattle Voice Lab. Working with SVL has been a dream come true! I would love to help you achieve your goals! I pride myself on creating a fun and safe environment that is uniquely tailored to every client. I have been teaching for over twelve years, and there is nothing I love more than helping my students succeed. My previous students have appeared on The Voice, American Idol, MTV and Broadway. I am a Berklee College of music graduate and have a Master’s in Speech Pathology from Lehman College in NYC.

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Dari Matilsky

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Lead Researcher, Instructor

Hi! My name is Dari (She/Her) and I’m a voice instructor here at Seattle Voice Lab! At the lab, we’ll address the mechanics of voice, vocal sustainability, and learn how to apply these concepts so that you feel empowered to confidently use your voice. It's an honor to be part of your transformative process as we celebrate and embrace your genuine self through voice work! I have a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and am working towards my certification and license. I also have a degree in voice performance and spent years performing as a live and studio vocalist.

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Sara Glover

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Instructor

Hello! My name is Sara (They/She) and I am an instructor here at Seattle Voice Lab. I am so stoked to have the opportunity to work together with you at SVL and to allow you to find YOUR voice! With my experience teaching in the academic setting as well as vocal coaching, I can bring a unique perspective to help you improve your voice by creating an empowering environment for you to take charge of your own learning experience while also creating a safe space to try new things and find what works best for you. I have degrees in both Education and Vocal Performance from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

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Emilia Horn

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Instructor

Hi! My name is Emilia Horn (She/Her) and I am a voice instructor here at Seattle Voice Lab. I create a safe, fun environment so you can feel comfortable playing and exploring with the technique you need to develop a healthy, free, expressive sound. I love guiding my students in the process of finding the freest and truest expression of their voices, and I am thrilled to be doing that at SVL! I have a background in classical voice and musical theater, and I have a degree in Vocal Performance from NYU.

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AmberRose Dische

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Instructor

Hi! I’m AmberRose (She/Her) and I’m a speech and singing coach with Seattle Voice Lab. I provide a fun, comfortable environment to help you learn the vocal techniques to best express yourself in an easy, tension-free way. Helping my students express themselves has always been the reason I do what I do, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the Seattle Voice Lab! I received a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Mannes, The New School for Music, and I have over a decade’s worth of experience teaching voice to all ages! I have recently begun my studies at SUNY Plattsburgh to receive a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.

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Anthony Pinkerton

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Instructor

My name is Anthony Pinkerton (He/Him) and I’m a voice teacher at SeattleVoice Lab. I approach voice work from a holistic, embodied perspective. This includes achieving vocal qualities that feel uniquely you, and guiding you to feel home in your voice and body, as these are not separate places. It’s an honor to be part of your journey. I hold degrees in both Music Education & Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College. Throughout my voice training, I’ve worked closely with the founder of YogaVoice, Mark Moliterno, and just recently became a Level 2 CYVT in this practice. Welcome to SVL!

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Shayna Plotnik

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Instructor

Hi there! My name is Shayna (She/Her) and I am so happy to be an instructor here at Seattle Voice Lab. Our voice is such an important extension of who we are as human beings, and being able to help people on their journeys to find their voice is one of my favorite things to do. I strive to create a fun, safe space, and can’t wait to work together here at SVL! I received my BSOF in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2018. In 2022 I completed my Masters in Musical Theater Performance and Voice Pedagogy at NYU, and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Speech Language Pathology at Boston University.

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Taylor Clarke

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Instructor

Hey! My name is Taylor Clarke (She/Her) and I am a coach here at Seattle Voice Lab. I can’t wait to help you find your voice, and make some noise! As a teacher, I hold space for my students as they learn, fostering an environment of exploration, understanding, and empowerment. With an academic and professional background in vocal performance and choral education, I have found a passion for working where the science of sound combines with the humanity of expression and communication.

Admin Staff

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Mia Larotonda

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Social Media Manager

Hiya! I’m Mia (She/They) and I am the social media and community manager here at SVL! If you’ve been on our Discord server or have interacted with us on our various platforms, I’m sure we’ve spoken! As a transwoman who has gone through her own voice journey, I understand how intimidating or difficult this process may be, but I am also well aware of how rewarding and euphoric it is to get out on the other side, ready to debut into the world as your true self! I’m here to field your questions, offer encouragement, and make sure you are supported through this whole process. You’ve got this.

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Danielle Hope

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Coordinator

Hi there! I’m Danielle (She/Her) from the coordination team here at Seattle Voice Lab. It is my joy to welcome you to this community and I look forward to getting to know you and offering my support from start to finish on your voice journey. I am extremely passionate about the voice and authentic expression. I have a 14 year career in Musical Theatre from the West End to Broadway and understand and appreciate the importance of the voice and the wonderful and life changing impact finding your true voice can have.

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Kylie O'Donnel

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Social Media Assistant

Hey! My name is Kylie (She/Her) and I am the social media assistant for SVL! I work a lot behind the scenes, such as creating graphics for our social media platforms. I am currently in college at California Polytechnic State, San Luis Obispo, studying Computer Science. Although I am studying Computer Science, I do have a deep passion for creating graphic designs and I love the creative aspect of it all! I have worked for the Seattle Voice Lab for more than 3 years now, and I love the amazing team that SVL has. You’re in great hands with SVL.

Founders

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Claire Michelle

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Founder

Hello! I’m Claire and I’m so happy you’ve decided to check us all out a little further! I hope you ultimately decide to work with us as the curriculum we’ve built has an incredible success rate. I transitioned back in 2014 and spent a few years developing my own voice, this was after years of studying voice at various levels both internationally and locally. I studied education and vocal performance at Central Michigan University where I soon found myself frustrated with the narrow focus of the education I was receiving. Through years of post private study in both trans voice and business entrepreneurship, I built the Seattle Voice Lab where we now have a staff of over 15 and have helped thousands of trans voices from all over the world. The people you see on this page are incredible and have been trained on the same curriculum we will be teaching you.

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Zoe Omega

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Lead Coordinator

Hi! My name is Zoe Omega (They/Them or She/Her) and I’m the lead coordinator with Seattle Voice Lab. I have been active in Washington State’s LGBTQIA+ community for 19 years and am excited to help you on your transition journey. As Seattle Voice Lab’s very first employee, I created the admin system from scratch. I’m here to help answer any questions, while making sure the whole registration and lesson process is as smooth as possible for you.