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In my voice lessons, I strive for solid, healthy technique. We will focus very heavily on breathing, breath support, posture, resonance, clarity, pure tone, power and strength without straining, vocal range, and problem solving. Depending on your specific goals and needs, I will design vocal exercises for your particular voice.
My students range from raw beginners to professionals who record albums or perform live regularly. Some of them have even been in operas, concerts, and on Broadway!
About Erin: After completing my Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at North Park University in Chicago, I moved to NYC in 2010 to pursue my loves of music, acting, and education. During my time in NYC, I worked as a Teaching Artist through Wingspan Arts, acted in short films, and sang in concerts, operas, and musical theater productions around the city. I even spent my final few months there working in a Manhattan Talent Agency. Now, I am back in my hometown of Chicago continuing my work near friends and family! I have been teaching acting, modeling, music, voice, and piano to children and adults of all ages for the last seven years. My goal is to professionally fuse my passion for music, theater, and education while continuing to learn, grow, and share the beauty and magic ...
Studied and performed Italian arias under some excellent voice instructors.
I am a professional musician who enjoys helping young people reach their musical goals. I perform regularly as a solo act and play with a band at various hotels in Chicago. I went to Millikin University in Decatur for music where I toured the country and played and sang in the top ensembles. I also studied at the Music Industry Workshop in Chicago for music production and engineering. My goal is to help you learn the songs you love and show you how to make the technical side of music more fun than you ever imagined! *** Lesson Details *** You can expect a laid back atmosphere that is very productive. I use a custom curriculum that is catered to the needs and desires of the individual. Whether you would like to be a concert pianist, a jazzy horn player, or someone who wants to ...
Heavy duty repertoire work is part of opera lessons. Usually I find that opera students enter the studio with a great deal of vocal proficiency, having taken lessons previously, but if vocal issues are present, we will back track to clear those up while working on easier pieces first. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels, and I can't wait to meet you!
ABOUT PENNY R. I graduated from college in Virginia with a Bachelor of Music Education degree as a voice major, and minored in piano and violin. My teaching certificate was for vocal, instrumental and general music, grades K - 12, and I graduated Magna Cum Laude. Graduate school brought me to Indiana, where I earned a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. Migrating up to the Chicago area from there, I taught at a private music school (voice and small ensembles, as well as many faculty performances) before staying at home to raise our children, and teaching voice lessons privately in my Studio. After 30 years of teaching, I'm still at it, and I still love it! I am a Permanent Professional member of Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA), Illinois State Music Teacher's ...
I am currently studying opera at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and have extensive operatic training. I teach an open throat technique (appoggio) that allows the singer to sing with freedom, and access their entire range evenly. I also work with students to develop style, interpretation, languages, and acting ability.
My expansive breadth of interests has led me through years of experience in the arts and natural sciences. I'm a voice instructor, math tutor, and biology teacher. Now, I'm pursuing a career in opera and vocal performance. I have extensively studied vocal performance and opera for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have been in many operas and musical theater productions. I am currently performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat at the Booth Tarkington Theatre. I was a finalist in the MasterWorks Festival concerto competition. I have studied other vocal genres, such as jazz and pop. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. I use the appoggio technique of breathing and believe all singing should be produced in a ...
Classical voice training for those interested in pursuing the opera genre. Grow your understanding of and ability for resonance, interpretation, and diction.
BM Voice Performance - Iowa State 2007 MM Voice Performance- University of Michigan 2013 Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014-2015 I have experienced the joy that comes from singing and wish to share that gift with others. An active and distinguished performer; I have great ears for talent as well as the know-how to help singers of all levels achieve their goals. *** Lesson Details *** -Fundamental vocal exercises -Individually tailored lesson plan -Q&A -Repertoire *** Studio Equipment *** Piano, Video & Audio Recording, Music Library *** Travel Equipment *** Video/ Audio Recording Device *** Specialties *** Classical voice technique Male voice Language and Diction: German, Italian, French, etc.
Building a solid technic and artistry at all experience levels
I am experienced in helping students of all ages and skill levels to work towards their own personal goals. Whether it be piano, voice, theory or a combination of all three- I strive to help each student achieve his/her best work! I hold a Masters in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy (1 on 1 teaching) from Northern Illinois University and Bachelors degrees in both Voice and Theatre from Millikin University. I began teaching during undergraduate and grad school, and have been teaching and performing actively in the Chicagoland area since finishing my Masters in 2008. With all lesson types, we begin our work together by talking about your personal goals for study. This allows me to tailor my approach to best suit what each student hopes to get out of their time. Find your voice and ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."