Mel Flannery is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music with a degree in Jazz Voice Performance. She spent most of her life performing and recording in New York City until relocating to Honolulu in August of 2022. She grew up performing alongside her guitar prodigy father in Appleton, WI, where she studied as a classical soprano at the Lawrence University Arts Academy, sang in the girl choir, and studied privately with Carol Jegen.
As a New Yorker, Mel enjoyed the opportunity to perform as a lead and background vocalist at New York's most prominent venues including Bowery Ballroom, Terminal 5 and Brooklyn Bowl as well as a robust career as a recording artist. She has released her own recordings and is a prolific session singer with the nickname "One Take Wanda" in some circles. She has performed/recorded with Questlove, Warren Haynes, Kevin Morby, Matt & Kim, for television and film.
Mel's strong foundation in voice technique and passion for music, singing, songwriting and people makes teaching voice at Chuck James Music School simply harmonious!