Hi there! I’m Chelsea. Ice cream eater, new mom, and Kelly Clarkson's biggest fan

Keep scrolling to meet the rest of the *fabulous* Chelsea Wilson Vocal Studio team


I was a recent BFA grad who had just moved to New York. Performing on Broadway was my dream! Until, it wasn't...

It's the summer of 2012, and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is at the top of the charts (and my iPod's top songs playlist). I've just graduated from the University of Michigan's musical theatre program with my BFA and "showcased" in New York City to disappointing results. No matter, I queue up "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson and pound the pavements every day.

Meanwhile, I'm starting to put my voice teacher certification to use and open up shop as a voice teacher. 

So young, so much ahead!

Could any two things be more challenging?!

Then I finally realized my purpose. Supporting other singers through voice teaching and mentorship.

A few years into the hustle and grind of auditioning, I had a few more items on my resume, but my heart wasn't in it anymore. 

Instead, what lit me up was teaching voice.

I thrived on meeting a singer for a first lesson and guiding them to a "lightbulb" moment, a sensation they had never experienced before. I was energized by preparing a student for their Broadway call-back the next day. 

By 2019, my studio was busy! So I brought on two associate voice teachers, Brooke Solan and Erin Wilson. And in 2021, Renee Maranan joined the CWVS team.

At first, it was embarrassing to admit that I was stepping away from my Broadway dream. But doing so allowed me to create something even better.

In 2017, my "Broadway" dreams came true, but in a way I never could have imagined.

I remember sitting in a restaurant in midtown Manhattan and excusing myself to listen to a voicemail from an unknown number. Broadway was calling!

In 2017, I started as the associate vocal coach on the Broadway production of SCHOOL OF ROCK. That led to work on the Broadway and international productions of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and the Off-Broadway run of ROCK OF AGES. 

Seeing my name in a Broadway Playbill (very tiny in the back!) was the realization of a lifelong dream. I just never could have imagined it would happen this way. 

Now I always remember, I'm on my own path. And you are too.


Chelsea Wilson is a voice teacher specializing in musical theatre performance. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre BFA program and uses her expertise to support her students all over the world, from Broadway stars to amateurs singers.

In 2017 she began working as the associate vocal coach on the Broadway production of SCHOOL OF ROCK and later THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

In 2021 she co-founded Broadway Vocal Coach, an online training platform for professional and aspiring musical theatre performers who want to take the next step in their careers.  

Brooke Solan

"Seeing my students succeed and make progress while also supporting them through their challenges is my biggest joy!"

I’m a graduate of Syracuse University’s BFA Musical Theater program and a Level 2 instructor at the Institute of Vocal Advancement. I fell in love with teaching while auditioning for Broadway shows in NYC, and then—the pandemic happened!

I moved back home to Las Vegas, kept teaching, got engaged to my amazing fiancé, and went to graduate school!

In May 2023 I will be a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders. Fun fact - I’m studying at a Voice Specialty Clinic right now where I get to scope patients and use Videostroboscopy to see the vocal folds in action!

I will never be done learning about voice and striving to be the best teacher I can be for you! Let’s sing together! 


Meet the CWVS Team


erin wilson

“There is an incredible moment when a student finally connects to a concept we have been working on for a time. This moment is so exhilarating for me - it's addicting!"

Helping others grow and find success with their voice is what I happily wake up to do everyday! 

I'm a bi-coastal actor, coach, and THE artist hype-woman. When I’m not performing on a stage or screen near you, I’m helping singers + actors grow and navigate the entertainment industry. As a tried and true multi-hyphenate, I embrace doing it all. I’ve performed on Broadway (WICKED) and national tours (WICKED, SISTER ACT). I’ve worked on film and commercial sets. I’ve taught as a university professor (Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University) and in my own studio.

It’s safe to say my experiences have taught me the ins and outs of the industry. The truth is, I love it. I’m happily on this wild ride of being a professional artist, and I’m in the driver's seat. Now I help other artists drive their careers too.



Renee Maranan

"As a teacher, my greatest passion is to see singers walk out of my studio realizing that they can do more and be more, not only as vocalists but as people."

I’m a Mentor level certified vocal instructor with the Institute for Vocal Advancement, and am also proud to be one of its Ambassadors — a distinction only given to thirteen out of hundreds of teachers from all over the world.

My personal specialization is in pop music, but I teach aspiring and professional singers from all genres, with a strong focus on vocal technique that results in balance, versatility, range, and confidence. I also teach and mentor vocal instructors worldwide by providing private lessons and offering teacher training classes and keynotes at vocal instructors conferences in person and online.

I recently joined the team as a staff writer for Worship Musician Magazine where I write about vocal technique and performance. 

I bring the full strength of my talents, education, experience, compassion, humor, and all of the other things that make me who I am, to create an experience of joy and connection, while helping clients achieve measurable and powerful results. 






Chelsea's shoes of choice: Crocs (at home only, of course!)


Erin cannot live without: Diet Coke (Chelsea too)


Brooke's favorite show to binge: Real Housewives of New York City


Renee's favorite diva? She should say Celine (#Canada), but she picks Beyonce.

Your at-a-glance guide to where we stand on all the truly important things.


Favorite indulgence

Pretzels dipped in nutella - Chelsea
Chocolate Cake (vegan please) - Renee

celeb i'd love to meet

Kelly Clarkson - Chelsea
Pete Carroll (he's a football coach...I know, it's weird- Renee
Britney Spears - to check in, you know? - Erin

alternate universe job:

News Anchor- Chelsea
Ear Nose and Throat Doctor - Brooke
Writer - Renee
President of the USA (I go big) - Erin

favorite place i've been:

London & Hallstatt, Austria - Chelsea
London - Brooke
Maui and Edinburgh - Renee
St. Lucia and Paris - Erin

drink of choice

Diet Coke w/ coconut creamer (try it!!!) - Chelsea
A cold glass of bubbly Prosecco - Brooke
Diet Coke - Erin

can't live without

My fiance and my dogs! - Brooke
Sweaters, mock neck shirts, and sneakers - Renee
Diet Coke - Erin

Beyonce or Celine

Celine - Chelsea
Celine. ALWAYS - Brooke
I should say Celine (Canadian) ...but Beyonce - Renee
Both! Those are very different voices! - Erin

favorite show to binge

Schitt's Creek is always a classic - Erin
Real Housewives of New York City - Brooke
A whole host of Korean dramas, but if I need comfort entertainment, Harry Potter - Renee


             should feel as easy as speaking. 


In your very first lesson, we will identify what factors are keeping you from feeling and sounding your best, and then develop a tailored, specialized vocal exercise routine to address your needs.

learn more: Voice Lessons

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