Vocal, Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Artist Development and Performance
Morgan is a Oregon-born musician who moved to Orange County in 2013. He comes from an artistic family; his mother is a private music instructor with a Masters in Music Education, his brother has a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and his father is a naturally gifted keyboardist/guitarist/composer. Morgan started learning piano at age 7, guitar at age 11, and began vocal training at age 14. He studied opera & musical theatre in high school, where he placed 1st and 2nd in state vocal competitions between his sophomore and senior years. He then majored in Musical Theatre at Missouri State University. Morgan moved back to the Pacific NW to forge a stage acting career and play in a number of rock bands, eventually touring the U.S. as a guitarist for hard rock band, Oceans Divide. He has shared stages with rock acts such as Chevelle, Everclear, Royal Bliss, Bobaflex, Egypt Central, and Kopek.
Since moving to Orange County, Morgan performs regularly all over OC and LA as a solo act and with backing bands, including The Hitstorm (of which LRRS guitar teacher, Justin Norman, is a member). He wrote,co-produced, and crowdfunded his debut album, Manifesto, and h as been able to donate half of his record sales to arts-education outreach programs in his home state of Oregon. He feels it is a responsibility of all creative individuals to perpetuate a welcoming, nurturing, and challenging environment for artistic people of all backgrounds. He believes creativity and expression is not just the bedrock of what defines and advances Art, but also that it is just as important and necessary as any other form of academia.
Morgan’s focus with his vocal students is to find each singer’s individual voice. Too often, singers have their unique identity “trained” out of them, instead of honing the very
characteristics that would make them stand out. Exploration is the main goal, where vocal and artistic discovery becomes a collaborative journey between coach and student. Mixing exercises and techniques from the wide variety of musical genres & experiences, Morgan seeks to inspire each student to expect nothing short of greatness from themselves.
You can discover more about Morgan’s music and shenanigans at www.MorganMallory.com