Sing the song that was born in your heart, not someone else’s tune.


This website contains inspiring lessons, songs, music videos, and other content to to help you discover your true calling, build the courage to go after your dreams, persist through setbacks, and accomplish your aims. The guidance is simple, and it works!
Check out my recent work!

CALL ME CRAZY, Beautiful Thing Records, 2012

CALL ME CRAZY Beautiful Thing Records,...

SHAKE IT UP, Beautiful Thing Records, 2011

SHAKE IT UP Beautiful Thing Records,...

SHINE, Beautiful Thing Records, 2008

SHINE Beautiful Thing Records, 2008 Do...

About Michelle Chappel

Dr. MICHELLE MILLIS CHAPPEL is an internationally-acclaimed singer songwriter, business consultant, keynote speaker, coach, and author. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton and was voted “Most Inspirational Professor” at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she taught cognition and creativity.

Despite being called “crazy” by a few colleagues, she ditched academics to follow her dream to be a rock star. Since then she’s won 17 Billboard International Songwriting awards. Her tunes have topped European, South African, and U.S. college radio charts, and appeared on ABC, HBO, Encore, and Showtime.

Michelle combined psychology and music to create a ROCKSTAR program that has helped thousands of people discover their unique gifts and use these superpowers to excel in work, school, and life through her keynote talks, workshops, and coaching practice. Her book “Total Rock Star” comes out in 2020.

Michelle also rose in the ranks of the corporate world from user researcher to VP of Consumer Insights. As CEO of Creativity Rock Star Consulting, she leads ROCKSTAR seminars, brainstorming sessions, and innovation research for such companies as

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Michelle deeply cares about the welfare of others. She has played several benefits to raise awareness about the homeless, rape and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and the elderly.

She was recognized for “incredible efforts for the homeless community” by the city of San Jose and Project Homeless Connect for her work with the homeless in Northern California. Her music video “No Place like Home” raised donations for homeless organizations from Atlanta to San Jose (2010).

The music video for “No Place like Home”, from “Shake it Up”, is currently playing at select movie theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Michelle has really hit a chord with people. Just about everyone says she’s the best instructor they ever had, and that her classes have changed their lives.
Judy Rose, Director of Humanities, University of California, Santa Cruz Extension