I was a student in Megan’s studio for nearly three years during my time at the University of Oklahoma. Though I had been mildly successful as a vocalist in high school, I really wanted to develop my voice and take it to the next level. At the beginning of my time as an undergraduate, I was fortunate enough to be selected to the premiere choir at OU. Since I was a non-music major, I knew that private lessons would be vital in order to keep up with the music majors in my choir. My time with Megan not only helped me meet my expectations of regaining the skills I had during my high school years, but Megan also helped to develop my voice to a level I had never previously attained. Though I chose to pursue a career other than music, Megan was always supportive of my desire to improve as a vocalist. I am so thankful to Megan for her support, friendship, and advice—in both music and life.
-Kellie Reidlinger - University of Oklahoma College of Law - 2015
I have been studying voice with Megan for three years, and my lessons with her have been one of the most valuable aspects of my collegiate experience at the University of Oklahoma. Throughout my time studying with her, she has become more than a mentor; she is a friend. She encouraged me to explore repertoire of my own choosing, while expanding my experience to include genres I might not have studied. My time with her helped me discover and develop my voice, realizing my potential as a singer. With her help, I became a vocal performance major and developed the ability for classical performance. When I realized that my passion lies with musical theater, however, she still remained supportive of my ambitions and helped me develop my voice in a different style. Her lessons are challenging but also fun, and throughout my time studying with her, they have been the highlight of each week. I am very sorry to see her leave Oklahoma, but the lessons I gained from the time she spent here will leave a lasting impression not only on me but on the whole community. Thank you, Megan.
-Leah Kennedy - University of Oklahoma School of Music - 2015
I have been studying voice with Obed and Megan Floan for the past three years at Stillwater Area High School. I can honestly say that studying with Obed will be one of the most influential parts of my life. My dream is to one day become a professional Opera singer. Each day I find myself coming closer to my goal. I have learned so much through my private studies with Obed and continue to improve everyday. I look forward to every lesson because I know that I will learn something new about the voice and improve my vocal technique. This is only possible because of the amazing talents and gifts Megan and Obed both possess as voice instructors. I have been performing with the MN Opera and been given an enormous amount of opportunities my senior year in High School and I owe it all to M-OStudio. Not only is Obed my teacher and mentor, but he is also a great friend.
-Jack Swanson - High School Senior - 2010
I have been studying with Megan and Obed for four years now, ever since they moved out East from Minnesota. I have worked with some of the top voice teachers and vocal coaches in the country and I can say with out a doubt that their knowledge and ability matches and often exceeds their more esteemed colleagues. From the very first time that I met Obed and Megan, I knew that they were different from other voice teachers, for instead of just doing exercises they would explain to me their purpose. Moreover, if I continued to struggle with a concept they would come up with a myriad of differing explanations and tactics to help me achieve it. Lessons with Obed and Megan are not just about singing, they provide you with a vocal education. In addition to being magnificent teachers, their guidance and advice throughout all parts of the vocal journey have helped me endlessly go as an individual and a singer. They are not only wonderfully talented and amazing musicians, but also their care and concern for anyone who walks into their studio has proven to me that they are some of the kindest and most caring individuals I have ever met.
-Alex Krenz - High School Senior - 2007
I am a seventeen year old baritone who has been studying with Obed Floan for over three years. Before studying with Obed I could carry a tune but I had no idea how my vocal instrument worked, or how to use it to produce a healthy, pure sound. From day one, I found Obed and Megan’s studio to be a comfortable environment. Obed and Megan’s friendly and easy going personalities made their studio seem like a home away from home. The amiability of Obed and Megan combined with their vast vocal knowledge and undying dedication to help their students in any way possible, makes Obed and Megan’s studio a place where a student is capable of dropping all restrictive barriers, and achieving vocal excellence, while having a good time in the process. Studying with Obed enabled me to open my eyes to certain detrimental vocal fallacies I had come accustomed to making while singing. I progressively struggled less with breath management, found it easier to comfortably access the upper register (the passagio), and successfully eliminated my production of diaphragmatic vibrato, an unnatural type of vibrato resulting from the pumping of the diaphragm, which I had previously developed by blindly trying to imitate classical singers. With Obed’s guidance, I have grown by leaps and bounds as a vocalist, and have found much vocal success, playing numerous leading roles in high school musicals, being cast in several professional operas, and most recently, qualifying for the semi-final round of a nation wide voice competition run by Classical Singer Magazine. I continually improve through my studies with Obed, with the future aspirations of becoming a professional classical singer.
-Kane Kalas - High School Junior - 2007