Michelle Brooks-Thompson Music, Inc.
I am an accomplished performer & vocalist in several genres of music including Gospel, Pop, Classical, Soul, Jazz, and R&B. I have a passion to help other aspiring singers take their vocal talent out of the box and expand it! I want to help every vocal student reach their singing goals!
Michelle Brooks-Thompson Bio:
Michelle Brooks-Thompson is an International award-winning Indie Recording Artist, who is a former finalist of NBC’s the Voice (Season 3) and is the 2017 winner of the famous legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo (New York).
Since competing on The Voice & winning Amateur Night at the Apollo, Michelle’s versatile & phenomenal singing ability has privileged her to grace a multitude of diverse musical platforms across the country. She has become known by all as a dynamic powerhouse vocalist! As quoted by Maroon 5’s front man and NBC’s the Voice vocal coach Adam Levine, “Michelle has been gifted with a supernatural singing ability.” Her vocal tone and power is highly compared to the late musical icon, Whitney Houston. She has often been referred to the “Whitney Houston of Gospel music.” Listen to Michelle’s winning Apollo performance that crowned her the Grand Champion https://www.facebook.com/gigi.wallace.925/videos/141074203327144/?d=n
As an Independent Recording Artist, Michelle has consistently performed at various indoor and outdoor concert venues, sporting events, private functions, and on notable national TV programs such as Dr. Bobby Jones Presents (Impact Network), TBN’s Praise the Lord, the Bishop Eric Lloyd Show (Rhema Network) and more. The vocal sensation has shared the stage with Grammy and Stellar Award-winning Gospel and Secular artists such as Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Shana Wilson, Zacardi Cortez, American Idol’s Malinda Doolittle, NBC’s The Voice Noah Liz, and others. In addition, Michelle has appeared on several radio popular station programs across the U.S. including Hezekiah Walker Radio Show, 94.7 WMAS, WLIB, WUFO, Fearless Radio, the Cletus Kassidy Radio Show, iGospel, 91.1 WMUA, 93.9 the River, and more!
It is her extraordinary voice and striking presence that has captivated audiences, making her rich vocals synonymous with delivering the National Anthem as well as God Bless America at countless major sporting events for the NBA, NFL, MLS, NHL, and MLB! In June 2021, she was the winner of the NCAA College Baseball World Series National Anthem singer competition. She has performed at professional sporting games and prestigious events including the 2022 NBA Finals (Game 3 Warriors vs. Celtics), Boston Red Sox (2011-2022), Boston Celtics (2014-2022), New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution, Kansas City Chiefs, Springfield Thunderbirds, Game 1 of the 2018 MLB World Series, 2022 Charlotte FC Inaugural MSL Match, TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl (2021), Dukes Mayo Bowl (2021), Boston Symphony Orchestra (Boston Pops), MLB Wild Card, ALDS, and ALCS games (2021), NFL AFC game (2014), Massachusetts Democratic National Convention, Annual Travis Manion Foundation Gala, and MANY more. Michelle released her official recorded version of the US National Anthem in July 2021 which has reached over 105k streams.
In addition to her National Anthem performances, Michelle is a multi-winner of several vocal awards and competitions including the 2022 Unsung Heroes ($15,000), 2019 Keene Idol ($10,000) , and the 2017 the legendary Showtime Amateur Night at the Apollo ($20,000) to name a few. She has won over 20+ vocal competitions!
Michelle’s vocal ability has allowed her to release music in multiple genres such as Gospel, Smooth Jazz, Inspirational, and R&B Soul. Her latest music projects which include the singles “Never Give Up” (2022) currently #9 in the US on Billboard Gospel Indicator Chart Top 30 , “Phenomenal” (2022), and “Woman First” (2021), have charted consecutively on the music Billboards and reaching the #1 spot (Adult R&B Top 100 Chart, Gospel Billboard Indicator Top 30 Charts, Gospel Top 50 Internet Radio Chart, Smooth Jazz Top 100 Chart, Billboard National Airplay Chart, and Billboard Gospel Indicator Most Added Chart). Additional singles “Then I Met You” (2022), “Woman First”, and “Live It Up” (2021) charted on the Top 30 UK Soul Music Charts at #1, Amazon UK Top 100 New Releases, iTunes UK and Brazil Top 100 R&B Releases, and other reputable International Top 100 music charts. Her single “Woman First” led to 4 award nominations with Kingdom Sound Radio Broadcast including Most Impact Artist of The Year, Female Artist of the Year, Female Urban Artist of The Year, and Inspirational Artist of The Year (2022 winner). In June 2022, Michelle was awarded the Community Impact Award for Outstanding Gospel Vocalist and Artist Spotlight Award by FPAD non-profit organization (Conyers, GA). Her single “Never Give Up” is currently nominated on the 1st round ballot for the 2022 Dove Awards category: Traditional Song of the Year.
Michelle released her first Inspirational EP in 2015 entitled “My Life’s Testimony’’ featuring her single, “When I Think.” The EP featured smoothed sounds infused with Gospel, Jazz, and R&B elements. Her EP ultimately led to three award nominations in the 2016 Rhythm of Gospel Awards, an Independent Gospel Artist Music Awards platform. In August 2017, she released her second independent single titled “I Am Triumphant," which was instantly added to 60+ US and International radio stations. Michelle’s single debuted on the national BDS reporting charts for Gospel Music as “Most Added Song” in September 2017. In 2018 Michelle was a 4x nominee in the Season 11 Prayze Factor Awards and won Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year.
She is a recent inductee into the Grammy Recording Academy and member of the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy and Gospel Music Association. With her love for young people in the arts and athletics, she founded “Heart of The Earth;” a nonprofit organization which helps youth use their musical and athletic talents to transform their lives. Michelle is a wife, mother of 3, Bank Manager Vice President, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. To learn more about Michelle's musical career please
I love helping others increase their singing skills! I will be just as passionate about the students success as they are! I want to see students grow to levels that they didn't see for themselves. That is most rewarding to me!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
My process is to study a student's current singing ability to determine areas of opportunity. We will polish and refine what the student identifies as their stronger vocal abilities. I will help the student identify their unique singing style so that they can grow within their vocal sound and develop confidence. Together we will uncover areas of the student's voice that they have not used to help expand their vocal ability. I will also help the student develop their stage performance skills and help prepare for vocal competitions and singing auditions they have.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My experience includes over 25+ years in music including singing, playing piano, directing choirs, vocal training, winner over 20+ vocal competitions, mastering vocal auditions, and being an accomplished recording artist and music performer.
Bachelors of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance and Piano from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Minimum Lesson is 60 minutes - $75.00
Maximum Leason is 90 minutes- $95.00
*Discounts are available for students who commit to a minimum of 6 months.*
How did you get started teaching?
I started with teaching choirs at the age of 14 years old at a church and throughout high school as she founder and director of the Amherst Regional High School Gospel Choir . While studying music in college I taught collegiate choirs and worked with vocalists to improve their singing abilities.
Since 2006 I have worked with vocalists who have wanted private training.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students between the ages of 11 to 21. These students have been beginners and some have been a little more advanced than others, but both lack the proper vocal training and techniques to perfect their singing.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I am very proud of performing the National Anthem for Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Finals in Boston!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Be sure that you want to develop your singing because it will take serious dedication and commitment to work with me as your teacher. This is not an overnight process. It is all about growth and crafting your unique sound. Be available to receive constructive coaching when you might feel you're good at singing. Be realistic in your expectations regarding vocal lessons. It is going to be a journey to become the voice and performer you desire.
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What are your top 3 singing / performance goals?
What do you feel are you best singing/ performance skills? Please be prepared to list at least 3.
What do you identify as your areas of opportunity that will help develop your singing/performance ability?