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 320 in Florence, MA

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.

Haley Peltz

Haley Peltz is a jazz singer from the Boston area. She has returned to Massachusetts after almost six years in Natal and São Paulo, Brazil, where she studied Brazilian music and worked as a performer and teacher. Haley graduated from Hamilton College in New York, where she got her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and music, focusing on the sung narrative of the early blues women. Her experience draws from many traditions—including opera, choral singing and Yiddish song—which she sees as central to her understanding of music and creativity, existing beyond genre or language. She aims to guide her students toward meaningful repertoire that will enable them to cultivate their own voice.

David Cavallin

David is an accomplished vocalist, pianist and actor and has been involved in the performing arts from a very young age. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, he has entertained audiences in several different countries and brings a unique blend of multicultural experiences into everything he does.

Performance credits include: Off-Broadway, Cabaret and Regional Theatre plays and musicals, roles in several independent films, solo piano recitals, experience as lead singer, keyboardist and back-up vocalist for acts in a variety of genres ranging from Blues, Jazz and Soul to Rock, Pop, alternative and Spanish and Latin American folk music. He maintains an active performance schedule in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York City and the greater New England area.

With over 10 years of teaching under his belt, David has developed a holistic approach honed by years of practical experience in many different areas of the performing arts. He has an intense passion for music and acting, and is deeply committed to helping his students find and nurture what makes them unique, while at the same time giving them the tools they need to be able to meet and exceed the demands placed on today’s performers.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a certificate in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy. He is a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.