Missy Nott-Schmitz earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Michigan State University, where she studied voice with Claritha Buggs and Patrician Green. She also holds a BA in psychology from Alma College, where she completed a thesis on the health benefits of music therapy while studying under Dr. Will Nichols.
Nott-Scmitz has taught elementary and middle school music at Charlotte Public Schools for the past 17 years, with guest teaching positions at LCC and Alma College along the way. Her favorite performance credits include leading roles in Gianni Schicchi and Trial by Jury at the Bay View Music Festival, “Mabel” in Pirates of Penzance at the Midland Center for the Arts and Spotlight Theater in Grand Ledge, and “Eliza” in My Fair Lady. She plays piano and sings with The Honey Badgers, a local performance group, and has extensive experience with choral and solo repertoire.
Nott-Schmitz worked at Marshall Music from 1996 to 2001, and returned in 2013. She teaches voice in the pop, folk, musical theater, and classical genres, and elementary piano and recorder to younger children. Her philosophy is that music belongs to everyone and she tailors her lessons to meet the individual needs of each learner in her studio.