“I worked with [Steven] long before anyone had heard of Maroon 5. But I didn’t know how good he was until recently. Since we’ve had a #1 hit, we’ve been touring nonstop, and that schedule really takes a toll on your body. Anyone that knows our music knows the extremes of range I have to deal with, so my voice must be in top condition to make it through. He gave me the tools I need to keep it together in a high-stakes environment.” -Adam Levine, Maroon 5
Sara Bareilles is an amazing singer-songwriter and pianist. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single “Love Song”, which brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Her work with Steven helped increase her vocal range from contralto to mezzo-soprano.
Jesse McCartney is a singer-songwriter, actor, and voice actor. He rose to fame in the early 2000s as member of the boy band Dream Street, before branching into a solo career. He was nominated for a Grammy for co-writing the song “Bleeding Love” and has appeared on the TV shows “Summerland” and “Greek.” He worked with Steven on the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie.
Perhaps best known as the “Mac” guy in Apple’s famous ad campaign, Justin Long is a talented film and TV actor. He has also starred in the films Jeepers Creepers, Dodgeball, Waiting…, Accepted, Die Hard 4, and He’s Just Not That Into You. He worked with Steven on the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie.
With over 50 films to her credit, Drew Barrymore is a well-known actress, film producer and director. She has most recently appeared in such films as Charlie’s Angles, The Wedding Singer, Music and Lyrics, and Scream, along with doing voice-over work for the Simpsons and Family Guy. She worked with Steven on the movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.”
Brittany Murphy was an American actress and singer. She starred in films such as Clueless; Just Married; Girl, Interrupted; Spun; 8 Mile; Uptown Girls; Sin City; Happy Feet; and Riding in Cars with Boys. She voiced Luanne Platter on the animated TV series King of the Hill.
Famously married to Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall has had an amazing 65-year career as a film and stage actress and model. Known for her husky voice and sultry looks, she has recently done voiceover work for the films Madeline, Howl’s Moving Castle, Firedog, and Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King. She worked with Steven on “Woman of the Year” when she was on Broadway, and ultimately won a Tony Award for that role.
Taryn Manning is an actress, fashion designer, and singer-songwriter. She is the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat and is well-known for her film portrayals in “Crossroads,” “8 Mile,” “A Lot Like Love,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Weirdsville,” and “Jack and Jill vs. the World.” She’s worked with Steven for years in voice and performance.
Mariel Hemingway is an Oscar-nominated actress and writer. Most famously cast as Tracy in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” she has been featured in several films and TV shows such as Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Crossing Jordan, and In Her Line of Fire.
Isabella Rossellini is an Italian-Swedish actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. She is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancome model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her, along with TV appearances on The Simpsons and 30 Rock.
Linda Hopkins is a Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Known for her performance in Inner City Blues, she has recorded classic, traditional, and urban blues, and performed R&B and soul, jazz, and show tunes, all with distinction and style. Steven directed her show “Wild Woman Blues” in Paris.
Elaine Hendrix is an actress, producer, singer, dancer, and activist. She is best known for her roles in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, Inspector Gadget 2, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Superstar, and the 2004 documentary What the Bleep Do We Know!?.
Most famous for being the voice of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Nickelodeon), Debi Derryberry is an award-winning voice actress, singer, songwriter, and children’s entertainer. She has also voiced Wednesday Addams in the animated version of “The Addams Family,” Weenie and Catrina on “Oswald,” and Coco Bandicoot in the “Crash Bandicoot” video game series.
“I’ve been successful as an actor for many years and wanted to add singing to my toolkit. After working with some of the best in the business, Steven’s technique has enabled me to approach the craft of singing in a unique way. Results with Steven are amazing.” -Alan Rachins, Actor, LA Law
John Wood is a Tony Award-winning actor. He has played such roles as Henry Carr in the play as “Travesties, A. E. Housman in “The Invention of Love,” Sherlock Holmes in a revival of William Gillette’s play, and Guildenstern in “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.”
“I began studying with Steven Memel for a little over one month before Lionel Richie’s tour and it completely changed my abilities and confidence as a singer. I’ve found that with Steven’s help I have finally tapped into really being a singer and suddenly I am able to sing many vocal parts in the show that I couldn’t hit before. Thank you Steven.” – Ben Mauro, guitarist for Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson & Britney Spears.
“Steven has the innate ability to analyze students’ needs, apply and instill appropriate technique, and encourage and inspire the commitment to hard work, dedication, challenge and risk needed to be successful in the performing arts.” -Louis Fantasia, Education Director, Shakespeare’s Globe
“Most instructors try to mold you into their model of who you should be. Steven, however, sets himself apart from the others by doing the opposite: he starts with the essence of “who you are,” and cultivates your natural ability until you become your best possible self as a performer. Steven Memel is the most gifted vocal coach I have encountered.” -Marty Jabara, Producer/Studio Keyboardist/Musical Director, “Wild Women Blues” with Linda Hopkins, World Tour
Brie Larson is an actress and pop rock singer/songwriter. She is best known for her roles in “United States of Tara,” “Sleepover” and “Remember The Daze.” Her debut album “Finally Out of P.E.” was released on Universal/Casablanca Records.
Brtiney Christian is a young singer/songwriter/artist with a tremendous list of accomplishments. She’s worked with Radio Disney, as well as travelling all over the US into High Schools and Middle Schools giving concerts. She’s now the exclusive spokesperson for the nationwide “Milk Rocks” marketing campaign.
“Steven is both a great musician and superb technician. He not only knows what works, but also why. Whether we’re composing a film score, producing an artist, or mixing a track together, I am constantly impressed with Steven’s ability to hear a deeper level, and feel a different vibe. He knowingly and lovingly draws an even deeper performance from singers who absolutely flourish under his guidance.” -Doug LeBow, Composer/Arranger/Producer/Music Director, ABC, Warner Bros., CBS, Mercury Record
Nate Bott is the lead singer/guitarist for the L.A. pop/rock band Big City Rock, currently signed to Atlantic Records.
“In addition to being a technical vocal expert, Steven Memel has the ability to combine sensitivity, compassion and insight with his teaching. He allowed me to be completely trusting and vulnerable which then allowed him to pull from me power and freedom that I never knew I had.” -Esterlee Nicholson, Vocalist for Bette Midler, Brenda Russell
“Steven Memel’s technique is very similar to how one peels a piece of fruit. He gently removes the rough outer layers of skin and got down to the core of me. He taught me technically how to pace myself vocally through a show, and guided me down the path in discovering who I am as an artist.” -Anika Paris, Recording Artist, Edel America
David Selby is a character and stage actor. He has worked in movies, soap operas and television. He is best known for playing the roles of Quentin Collins on the ABC-TV serial “Dark Shadows” and as the evil and compassionate Richard Channing on the primetime CBS soap opera “Falcon Crest.”
Maxine Weldon is a versatile jazz vocalist known for her rich sound, her remarkable range, and sharp dramatic sense. She was an opening act for Bill Cosby and performed on many TV shows such as The Tonight Show, the Merv Griffin Show, Matlock, and many commercials. She worked with Steven recently on the “Wild Women Blues” show.
“It is a rarity in our current Hollywood to have an opportunity to enjoy the presence of such a giving individual. [Steven] was highly effective, well received, extremely helpful and deeply appreciated.” -Kevin E. West, President/Founder, The Actor’s Network
Rachael Worby is the Music Director for the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, Institute For Educational Advancement. She has worked with Steven on a number of occasions, most recently when he directed a program for her.
“I’ve seen and heard the stunning results Steven creates — he accomplishes wonders without squashing the
personality or talent of the performer — his teaching gifts actually encourage the artist to cultivate and cherish
their unique gifts.” -Jeffrey Silverman, Conductor, “Les Miserables” on Broadway, Orchestrator for Yanni
Mortonette Jenkins has had an illustrious touring career singing backup for acts like Barbara Streisand, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and Paul Anka. She was signed to Capital Records (under the name Jodi Mathis) and worked with Quincy Jones for years. She worked with Steven on the hit show “Wild Women Blues.”