EM Vocal Studio welcomes students of all ages and skill levels who are excited about finding their artistic voice. Emily is a highly qualified, dedicated, and passionate instructor who will guide you as you develop your vocal technique and artistry. With a family of around 20 fellow vocalists, you can take risks and share victories in a safe and positive environment. We have six one-of-a-kind student concerts each year, and can provide you with opportunities for studio recording, and creation of original music videos. Exciting things are happening here and we’d love for you to be included! Schedule a FREE consultation to meet Emily at our studio in Traverse Mountain!


I take great pride in the successes of my students and value each individual’s strengths and unique gifts. I find few things more gratifying than to see my students begin to foster a passion for music, to watch them experience break through after break through, and to know that they are becoming more confident with their skills and ability to continue progressing. I strive to not only improve the music-specific skills of my students, but to train them to self-assess, self-diagnose, and self-motivate. I love to see confidence and artistry blooming and seeping out into the everyday lives of my students. My ultimate goal is to develop musicians young and old who are independent and have a thorough understanding of what it takes to achieve success in their respective paths.

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$150 per month for a 60-minute lesson every-other-week

$300 per month for a 60-minute lesson weekly

$80/hour for single, out-of-contract lessons


Monday 4:00-8:00pm

Tuesday 5:00-8:00pm

Wednesday 4:00-8:00pm


    • Step 1: Schedule a FREE consultation by calling or texting Emily at (801) 649.9550, or emailing at emily.merrell17 [at] gmail [dot] com. Consultations typically take place at 8:00pm (after the regular teaching day). The meeting will last approximately 20 minutes. You will not need to sing anything, but rather simply talk about your goals and background, ask any questions you have, and discuss the contract and terms with Emily. We want to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with Emily, with the studio space, and with the policies before you move forward.
    • Step 2: Sign your contract. After your consultation, we will send you a private link to your contract, which you can complete in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.
    • Step 3: Make a payment for first month’s tuition ($150 or $300, depending on lesson frequency).


Your lesson content will be designed to suit your specific needs and goals, but should include most of the following (for all ages and skill levels): vocal technique and styling (Pop, R&B, Jazz, Broadway, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and more), stage presence, developing thoughtful lyric delivery, piano for the self-accompanied vocalist, songwriting and composition, arranging, sight-singing, music theory, improvisation/ad lib, ear training, systematic repertoire development, concepts in character development for the musical actor, and marketing/branding for career-building. You should always feel free to discuss your lesson focus preferences with Emily. Adjustments will always be made to accommodate individual student goals/strengths/limitations.


Students of Emily Merrell Vocal Studio perform in up six annual concerts including a professional-level “cover band” showcase (Pop, R&B, Country, and Rock) with 7-8 piece live band (lead vocalist, electric guitar, bass, keyboard, drumset, two background vocalists, and sometimes saxophone or violin), and a full stage/sound setup; a dinner concert (Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Indie, Alternative) during which students recreate a restaurant-type performance—accompanying themselves on the piano, and/or performing original music co-written during their lessons; and a Broadway Review concert for which students perform a spoken monologue in addition to their musical selection. See more concert details.