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Megan Yates

 

photo of megan yatesVoice Teacher, Performance Coach

Salt Lake City • 435.773.8841

Megan Yates currently teaches voice lessons alongside Master Teacher Linda Tomkinson at the Artist Hub in SLC. She serves as a vocal technique teacher and performance coach. As a Certified Level II Instructor with the Institute of Vocal Advancement (IVA), she has dedicated herself to helping singers, dancers, and actors of all levels to achieve their vocal and performance goals. She covers foundational vocal technique, auditioning, and helping performers become skilled, confident, and proficient in their craft.

Megan’s background lies in Speech Level Singing where she has studied since 2008 with Master Teachers Linda Tomkinson, Jeffrey Skouson, and Greg Enriquez. She has worked personally with New York Casting Directors Eric Woodall of Tara Rubin casting, Allison Franck, Benton Whitley, and Cindi Rush who have all cast and are currently casting shows on Broadway and West End (Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Les Mis, La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek, Little Mermaid, and Mary Poppins).

She earned her Bachelors Degree from BYU where she studied Music Dance Theater, Family Studies, Communication Disorders and Minored in Music. Megan recently performed the role as “Evelyn Nesbit” in Ragtime at the Hale Center Theatre in West Valley. She was also seen on stage there in the US premier of Zorro, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. In 2008-2009, she was cast in the BYU Young Ambassador touring company to Scandinavia and in their National Tour in 2009-2010.

Megan Yates was recently married to the handsome and talented Preston Yates in March of this year after his famous proposal on opening night as “The Phantom” in BYU’s Phantom of the Opera. They love performing together and take any chance they can to do so. Preston offers private performance coaching at the studio as well. See Preston Yates bio for details.

Megan is completely dedicated to her students and wants to aid them in learning to sing and producing their most efficient and beautiful sound. She is insanely passionate about teaching and communicating through music and will share that confidence, charisma, and motivation with each of her students.

“Few people have demonstrated the passion and dedication to vocal health and balanced singing as Megan Yates. She is extremely committed to her pupil’s growth and development, as demonstrated to me by her questions, concerns and pursuit of vocal truth. This commitment we share together makes me extremely pleased to have her teaching in my studio. It’s easy for me to recommend Megan Yates as a competent, compassionate, dedicated, experienced teacher.”

-Linda Tomkinson

“Megan is a talented, knowledgeable, and compassionate vocal coach for children and adults. She is also uncompromising in her approach, ensuring that her students come away from every lesson with specific action steps and customized rehearsal homework designed to transform their technique. On a personal level, she connects with each student emotionally, providing a safe environment for them to experiment with their instruments and become true performers.”

-Amy Adler