Melanie Ashe is a singer/songwriter/dancer/actress who studies with Martha and is studying vocal performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  Melanie's music is available here.  Please "like" her Facebook page, subscribe to her YouTube channel, and follow her on Twitter.  Here is Melanie singing a cover of  Adele's Hello -

Joey Contreras studied with Martha during his four years of high school in California.  Joey is an award winning songwriter who was recently named one of Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know" and is currently the Artist-in-Residence with Broadway Dreams Foundation.  Joey's music is available on iTunes  and  Find out more about Joey here.  Here is Joey performing one of his original songs -​

​​Hannah Chiappine ​is a 15 year old who studies with Martha and is coached on both musical theatre and pop repertoire.  Hannah has had many stage roles.  Here she is in an audition video for a recent Postmodern Jukebox cover contest -​

Student Profiles

  • Walk The Mile3:29

  • Wie melodien2:04

  • Lonely Is The Night4:12

  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand2:33

  • 25 Minutes2:59

  • Nocturne4:23

  • Skinny Love3:12

(A compilation video of sample live performances at Student Showcases can be found on the home page and additional videos of full performances can be seen here.)

Student Recordings

Martha Lavender, M.M.E.

Private Voice Instructor • Vocal Coach • Music Educator