Michaela Betts is a singer, song writer, lyricist, teacher and consultant working from studios in Surrey and London. She is an established session singer who has sung on projects for (among others) Patrick Doyle (The Emoji Movie, Brave, Gosford Park, Bridget Jones), David Van Eyssen (Slipstream, RCVR), Tim Rice, the BBC and has had her voice featured in TV commercials including Coca-Cola, Levi’s, The AA, Braun and Nescafe. As a pianist Michaela has performed in BBC productions including the one-off drama Mothertime and most recently The Antiques Roadshow.
Michaela is a member of the art pop band TheGhostOrchestra with whom she has released two albums and was an original cast member in their theatrical production Songs of Love and Loss at The Edinburgh Festival.
She currently has a pop musical in development “JEN” with music and lyrics by Michaela and book by Beatrice Holland. As a composer she has written original songs for the children’s theatre company Little Pixie Productions and has had songs placed with recording artists here and abroad.
Michaela is an established and respected West End singing teacher and vocal coach. She runs a busy teaching practice in Marylebone with past and present students starring in West End, touring and international productions including Hamilton, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Annie, Motown The Musical, Dreamgirls, Aladdin, 42nd Street, The Adam’s Family, Les Miserables to name a few.
As a tutor and consultant Michaela has written and is delivering the Developing Voice and Style module for Tileyard Education’s Commercial Songwriting MA and she is a syllabus advisor to the ABRSM for their upcoming Musical Theatre exams.
She lives in Surrey with her musician partner, two creative and at times feral children, their Staffordshire Bull Terrier Molly, Basset Hound Frankie, Phoebe the tabby cat and a herd of cows who live in the field at the end of the garden.