Voice Lessons

About The Prindle School

The Prindle School is a music school in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts offering private music lessons, classes, and ensembles.  We have three convenient locations:

123 Union St., Suite 301 in Easthampton, MA
31 Campus Plaza Rd. in Hadley, MA
221 Pine St., Suite 130 in Florence, MA

We also offer online REMOTE LESSONS to English-speaking students worldwide!  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently only offering remote lessons, but we are still accepting new students to begin right away.  When we return to on-site in-person lessons, you would have the option to continue with remote lessons, switch to in-person lessons, or develop a blended approach that uses both types of lessons.

Our faculty have a wealth of experience delivering exactly the right program of lessons for each individual client: young children as they begin their music journey, highly dedicated professional musicians, adult learners who hope to bring more joy into their lives, and everything in between.

About the Instructors

Michelle Prindle

Michelle Marinelli Prindle is an active soprano with a Bachelor of Music degree in classical vocal performance from The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2002. Her operatic roles include Frasquita in Carmen, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, the Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Nannetta in Falstaff. Her sacred music performances include soprano soloist in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Miserere in B Minor and Mozart’s Regina Coeli with Capella Carolina in Heidelberg, Germany, and soprano soloist in Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in Manchester, CT. Recital work has included concerts and lecture-recitals in Salzburg, Austria; Heidelberg, Germany; and Florence, Italy. She was a soprano section leader and soloist with the Gallery Choir at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford, CT for three seasons. Michelle is currently a student of renowned soprano Constance Hauman, and has also studied with Fritz Moses, Benita Valente and Julian Rodescu. Fluent in German, she has studied extensively the poetry of the German Romantics and is a specialist in German Lieder.  Michelle has taught private voice and piano lessons for more than eight years. Her students have been admitted to competitive voice and musical theater programs throughout the United States, including those at Wagner College and the Conservatory at Shenandoah University, and have been accepted to the Eastern Regional and All-State Music Festivals in Connecticut. She is also a diction coach, specializing in German and Italian vocal literature.

Ilana Morris

Ilana Morris is an active vocalist in the Western Massachusetts music scene. She has her Bachelor of Art degree with a focus on Music and a minor in Jazz Voice from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. She discovered her love for singing at the early age of four, and as a member of the touring band The Alchemystics, she has traveled all over the Northeast performing. From music festivals and concert halls to small theaters, she is most comfortable as a vocalist when she is on stage performing. Although she has her degree in Jazz voice, she is a versatile vocalist focusing on R&B, Soul, Funk and Pop as well as Jazz.

Mical Henriquez

Mical Henriquez is a member of the class of 2020 at UMass Amherst where she is a double major in Composition and Vocal Jazz Performance. She has been playing the violin for 10 years, singing in vocal jazz ensembles for 9 years, and arranging and composing music for 5 years. She is also involved in leadership roles in the UMass community, where she is the president of the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and serves on the Religious and Spiritual Life Council. Mical is a multi-talented musician who has extensive experience teaching voice, violin, music theory, and composition. She also teaches guitar, ukulele, and piano to beginning and intermediate students.