Mel is a singer, songwriter, and vocal coach specialising in contemporary commercial music. As a vocal coach, in addition to her private practice, Mel works as a lecturer at the Voice Study Centre, where she also provides lectures on performance anxiety, psychology, and coaching amongst other things.
Additionally, Mel works with the Voice Care Centre multidisciplinary team providing performance rehabilitation coaching to help performers regain confidence in their voice post-vocal injury. She also teaches at the European Vocal Camp where she contributes performance anxiety and applied music theory classes as well as private coaching.
Mel’s qualifications include an undergraduate honours degree in Creative Musicianship (vocals) and an MSc in Psychology. Presently, Mel is undertaking doctoral research with University College London where she is investigating the implications of music performance anxiety on the wellbeing of contemporary singers.
As a performer, Mel has performed as a vocalist and pianist for projects across various genres including musical theatre, jazz, world music, rock, and pop. She is currently developing material for several projects primarily within the alternative pop/rock genre.
Student & Alumni News
VSC Students and Lecturer Contribute to Journal of Voice Article
Voice Study CentreWednesday 17th May 2023
We are proud of MA Voice Pedagogy students Abi Mann-Daraz and Jenna Brown and VSC lecturer Mel Toy for their part in the Journal of Voice article...Read More...
Past Short Courses
Thursday 10th March 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Introduction To Performance Psychology
This short course is an introduction to topics relating to performance psychology which are covered in Voice Study Centre's MA Voice Pedagogy.