Misha Stanley started in the Sing, Play, Learn! with MacPhail® department of MacPhail-Austin in 2019.
Misha has been teaching children privately and in schools since she was 18 years old. An avid lover of theater, she has taught young people to sing for the stage, from opera to musical theater styles.
Misha mainly works with young children. She feels a special connection to their curiosity and enthusiasm, following a child’s natural instinct to play. Misha helps children to build foundational music skills such as rhythm, pitch, tempo, tone, and dynamics in fun and engaging way.
At 17, Misha sang a solo with an orchestra to a crowd of 20,000 in Salt Lake City. In 2012, Misha’s five-song Christmas program was broadcast over the radio.
In 2012, she won first place in the “Belt” category in the “National Association of Teachers of Singing” Competition, and was chosen to sing a solo for their 51st National Conference master class, with a crowd of 200 vocal teachers watching.
Misha performed Flight of the Bumblebee on the violin with a group of her Suzuki Graduates, and played with the notable Timpanogos Chamber Orchestra for two years, performing at Abravenel Hall.
Misha graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, Dance, & Theater in 2013. She has taken voice lessons from four vocal professionals, including Gayle Lockwood of BYU.