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Popular Music Teachers Near Fox Valley

Erin W.

Chicago, IL
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Kate P.

Chicago, IL
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Kacey K.

Chicago, IL
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Erin W. Chicago, IL

About Erin

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. Now, I am back in my hometown of Chicago to continue my work near friends and family! I have been teaching acting, modeling, 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 of the arts with others.

In my free time I enjoy movies, board games, geeky TV ...

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Richard S. May 29, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
She is a good coach and does make the lesson very enjoyable.
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Angelica A. May 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Erin is very talented all around. I came to her never taking a voice lesson before and was amazed at all the information she had to give me. Every lesson we would build and I learned so much in so little time. Unfortunately, I moved back to Florida and was unable to continue to take lessons with her :(. Wish I could have brought her with me ! She is excellent she even made me CD's to bring with me to continue my practice. I give her a 100 on a scale from 1 to 10.
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Laura B. March 8, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful experience!

I started taking lessons with Erin a few months ago, after balking at the idea for a while because I'm shy. So glad! Erin is incredibly vibrant and motivating. Every lesson is a lot of fun, but also very productive. I can't wait to continue!
Kate P. Chicago, IL

About Kate

Growing up, I participated in every musical activity I could find: from choir to handbells, concert bands to jazz bands, and marching bands to rock bands. I love performing different types of music, but I decided to focus on classical clarinet performance in college. I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with a B.M. in Clarinet Performance. I also continued studying piano as a minor instrument at UIUC. Since then, I have revisited some of my former favorite pastimes: I teach handchime classes in schools, play in a rock band, and work for a jazz-oriented music/tutoring program.

Since graduating, I have performed several memorable concerts with highly skilled ensembles such as the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and Wheaton Municipal Band. CJP is a one of a kind ...

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angela J. November 27, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Amazing experience

I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano and rad music. Kate is a lovely teacher. She is patient, knowledgeable and a great teacher. Each lesson is challenging but very rewarding. I am so pleased with how much I have learned in such a short time. She is such a joy!
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Marilyn M. October 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Perfect

Katie has been great. She has been teaching my daughter for several months.
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CraigW January 3, 2012
Very professional and excellent teacher

My experience with Kate was nothing but positive. Always enthusiastic, understanding, and extremely knowledgeable. I stopped lessons due to an injury and not anything to do with Kate and I hope to re-up my lessons with her some time on the near future. She comes highly recommended.
Kacey K. Chicago, IL

About Kacey

With my Bachelor's from San Diego State University, I came to Chicago to pursue my Master's at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I have over 10 years of performing experience, including soloist with the San Diego City Ballet's Orchestra, and singing in the San Diego Opera Chorus. I also have over 4 years of teaching experience in both singing and beginning piano. I have also worked in the educational world with children ages 4-17, and believe music can be learned at any age.

Lessons are fun and creative, and will include activities to help understand concepts or games to get warmed up. You leave each lesson with a practice log for the week, and clear expectations of what you should be practicing.

So if you want to learn to be a musician ...

Val K.

Chicago, IL
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Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL
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Shaun Z.

Chicago, IL
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Val K. Chicago, IL

About Val

Whether you are an experienced musician or just in the beginning of your educational journey, I perhaps, can help you to advance you potentials and bring your skills to the next level.

First and foremost I am an expert in teaching voice. Not many teachers in Chicago have clients that are currently topping Billboard charts and get signed by major record labels. I do!!!

I taught in Paris, Barcelona, Dubai and New York and have an extensive experience in working with a wide variety of musical genres including Pop, R&B, JAZZ, Rock, Country, Musical Theatre, Gospel and last but not least Classical, which I can proudly can call my background.

Not only I have been continually developing my own art of coaching and excellence of teaching music to others, but also making much needed ...

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Michael C. August 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I started just about 3 months ago. I'm 53 and never sang before. (Mouthed the words when the nuns made the class sing in grade school). I always thought that being a singer was an instinctive talent. Now I believe that with Val's help and guidance I can become a singer. I can feel and hear my voice developing. It will take time, but I have the confidence that it can happen based upon my progress so far.
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Rob C. August 26, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Val is all you can ask for from a teacher. He challenges you, but still supports you as you learn. It was difficult for me to step in front of someone to sing, but Val has helped me sing more freely. I have been doing lessons for half a year and look forward to improving at each one.
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Dana K. January 26, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Supportive and Patient, Challenging and Fun!

In just the few months I have been taking lessons with Val, my voice has opened up to a whole other level. His exercises are challenging and, yes, some of his instructions make me giggle, but they work! He challenges me to explore just above my comfort zone and is patient and supportive. I am discovering new areas of my vocal chords and mouth I didn't even know existed, and I can tell it's only just the beginning. I have grown so much with Val I upped my lessons to twice a week because I just can't get enough! You think your voice is done and is what it is? It's not. Go to Val and he'll prove you otherwise! lol
Benjamin K. Chicago, IL

About Benjamin

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 ...

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Shane M. December 17, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Ben is a great teacher and great guy. Since I had a musical background and training, I was searching for a specific type of teacher that would help me improve my singing but in a specific style (singer-songwriter/r&b). Ben demonstrated a great deal of knowledge not only in technical instruction, but with the elements singers use in that specific style to be successful. That is not a skill everyone would have. He shows a thirst for learning more to make himself and his students better. I have already shown big improvements over a few months. So, if you are looking for a versatile teacher who cares a lot about seeing you improve, he's your guy.
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Ryan M. August 4, 2014
Country Singing · Online
Verified Student
I'm totally new and Ben has been great guiding me along every step of the way and coaching me where I need work. Looking forward to the day I can carry a tune!
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Amy M. June 22, 2014
I have never had any interest in singing beyond that which I do in my car, but I do now!
I agreed to take a lesson from Ben purely to see what range of voice I had. I planned on taking only one lesson, simply for this reason. As Ben had me doing the exercises, I realized that I had quite a bit of potential I never even dreamed I would have. He unlocked things in my voice I never knew I had. I learnt so much from that one lesson and had such a truly fun time, I decided I would continue.
I have taken six lessons now and I see huge improvements in my singing. When I sing for fun in the car, I now know how to "tame" my voice, I now understand the mechanics of singing styles and I understand how to breathe properly.
Each lesson I learn something new and though I tend to sometimes forget proper technique, Ben is always patient with me and, in a clear and concise way, shows me what I am doing wrong. He has a very good way of explaining things and really tries to unlock all my potential. Every visit I walk away happy and excited and with a lighter step. I feel my confidence, in general, has increased through these lessons. I fully recommend Ben to anyone wanting to learn what they are capable of with their voice...I've learned everyone is capable of singing. I recommend even one lesson with Ben to learn some basics and see what your vocal range is...and from there, see if you don't want to continue :)
Shaun Z. Chicago, IL

About Shaun

A little about myself, I am a graduate from VanderCook College of Music where I received my Bachelors of Music Education degree. I focused primarily on classical guitar as my major instrument. I have a strong passion for playing guitar and teaching it. I have been teaching lessons for 6 years, and have had a wide array of students. I teach all ages and all skill levels.

Here's a quick list of the type of things you can expect to learn through my lessons;

Proper holding position, posture, and playing technique.

Fingerpicking playing style

Ability to read written sheet music

Ability to read and count rhythm

Play a wide variety of repertoire ranging from pop to classical

Improvisation of grooves, melodies, and harmonies.

And most importantly, musicianship and ...

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