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Acting, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting
Ms. Nicole will be debuting at Verismo Opera as Aninna this Summer. Most recently, she was the first place winner in the emerging artist division of Elgin Opera’s fourth Annual Vocal Competition. Nicole performed as a nun soloist with Chamber Opera of Chicago in the Sound of Music for the last 2 seasons in a row. She performed as a soloist in Persuasion in 2012. Under the baton of Maestro Alfredo Munar, she was a mulatta girl in Maria La O. Nicole sang with Chamber Opera of Chicago in 2010 under the baton of Nyela Basney as the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel. She performed many solos with orchestra in their production of Te Amo a night of Spanish music. She was the cover for the Mother in Amahl and the night visitors with Chamber Opera for the last 5 seasons. Nicole has performed with Da Corneto Opera in Aida. She was a guest performer for Williamstown College in Massachusetts as Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro. She was the cover for the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with You Gotta Hear This which she performed at a publicity event. in New York. She has also appeared with Taconic Opera as Contessa Ceprano in Rigoletto. Past operatic performances include Amelia in Amelia goes to the Ball by Menotti, Miriam from The Scarf by Lee Hoiby and Papagena (cover) from the magic flute. She was also the first place winner of the Mendelssohn Club Competition in New York. She obtained her BM from SUNY Purchase in New York and her MM in voice performance and vocal pedagogy from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Nicole is originally from New York and currently resides in Chicago.
Algebra, Basic Math, Calculus, Elementary Math, Math, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Singing, Violin, ACT, Arithmetic, Broadway Singing, English, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, PSAT, SAT, Speaking Voice
Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago’s Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.
A double graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States.
Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, and Toronto.
Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation for the mathematics sector.
Acting, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
I am a professional singer, songwriter and actor working in the Chicago area for many years. I have a B.F.A. in Theater/Voice from The University of Kansas and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. I've been teaching private vocal instruction since 2003: I host the Singer's Salon in Chicago, a unique and supportive venue for singer's to become more comfortable performing before an audience. I also instruct workshops for vocal technique and performance. For the past 10 years I was the lead singer for The Red Apples, an acoustic roots band that performs an eclectic mix of rock, swing, blues, country and jazz. I also have a cabaret/art song project consisting or original material with composer Jaroslaw Golembiowski. As a singer and actress I have performed with many major theaters in the Chicago area, including Court Theater, Victory Gardens, National Jewish Theater, Bailiwick Theater, and Prop Theater.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
I began my own piano studies at age 10 and voice studies at age 15. I have been teaching private piano and voice lessons for almost 8 years to students of many ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. I received my BA with a focus in music performance (piano and voice) from Columbia College Chicago. I also received my MA in Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. With that combination of skills, I know how to teach music, pass on an appreciation for music, and develop a rapport with students and families alike. I can teach many styles of piano and voice, and I teach my students the proper music theory and vocabulary in order to make their education well-rounded and transferable to multiple musical settings and instruments. My own experience includes solo performance, ensemble/band performance, theater performance, songwriting, and arranging ... in addition to just practicing piano and voice songs that I like!
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Speaking Voice
I have taught voice for over 15 years and have 10 years experience in school teaching as well directing choirs. I have performed in R&B, gospel, pop, and classical styles. I studied and apprenticed with renowned Chicago voice teacher and therapist Randy Buescher for 8 years. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Vocal Performance as well as a Master's in Music Education. Member of ASCAP and the Education Board of the International Voice Teachers of MIX (IVTOM). In addition to my teaching career, I remain active as a singer/songwriter.
I evaluate a student by asking questions about their vocal goals, previous training and performance experience, and any history of vocal injury or trauma. After a diagnostic exercise to assess the student's vocal strengths and weaknesses, I immediately get the client working on exercises to develop an even voice that is connected from chest voice (lower register) up to the head voice (upper register). This 'mix' technique will allow the singer to access a very wide vocal range while building power without need for pushing and abusing the instrument.
My students sing in a wide range of styles- pop, R&B/soul, rock, metal, gospel, musical theater,contemporary Christian, and jazz. They have the vocal technique that allows them to express themselves artistically without being limited by what their voices can do. If you want to unleash your voice so that you can boldly sing the music you love, you should study with me. Train like a vocal athlete!!!
ESL, Piano, Violin, Cello, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Fiddle, Organ, Viola
I am returning to private instruction, after completing several major projects, and eager to impart my fresh new ideas to my new students here on TakeLessons!
I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano teacher, with a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!
"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."