Singing, Broadway Singing, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
I'm a classically trained singer taking a hard left at the corner of classical technique and real-world application. I studied classical voice for undergrad, but I started work in pop and jazz voice during my Masters degree. As a result, I've turned out to be a very versatile instructor, well-versed in multiple genres and able to teach healthy technique to all.
Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute, Spanish, Fiddle
I have been teaching individual and group lessons for 12+ years. Many of my students have won trophies at the Granquist music competition and also play in local youth orchestras. My own youth string ensemble plays publicly at many popular local venues several times a year. I enjoy exposing my students to the finer points of being a professional musician such as the camaraderie, team work, creativity (creating harmonies, tailoring arrangements to fit student’s level) and of course, stage presence. I am very proud of my students. It is so gratifying to see their confidence build with each new skill they master.
Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Banjo, Fiddle, Viola
I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression.Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole , Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory
I started playing music when my dad got me a guitar for Christmas when I was four years old. For years, I only knew how to play about five notes, but I had the most fun ever.
Today I know a lot more than those five notes -- and I'll make sure that you learn a lot more than five notes in a hurry -- but I still have just as much fun as I did then. I'm a teacher because I want to show you, and everybody else who is curious about music, that fun starts on your first day with the instrument and should continue forever. That's something that's far more important than whether or not you can lead a rock band, play a concerto, or go on international tour.
I've played guitar ever since that Christmas but most of my shows these days are on cello or electric bass. You can see me all over Chicago with different friends of mine, usually at coffee shops, art galleries, or music festivals.
Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Cello, Language, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Greetings and welcome to my Studio Profile,
As a professional singer and teacher, I strive for artistic excellence and customer satisfaction. I want you to be excited about your voice and the progress you are making and will do everything I can to support your growth and progress. I have 10 years of experience in private teaching and would be delighted to apply this knowledge to help you reach your musical goals, whether auditioning for your school musical, preparing for college auditions, joining a church choir, or auditioning for an opera company.
I teach a variety of musical styles and skill sets including classical, musical theater, jazz, and some pop based on the principles of voice pedagogy and science. Lessons are tailored to fit your individual needs and abilities, and I use exercises and repertoire to increase your ease and vocal stamina, increase range and flexibility, and ultimately help free up your voice for maximum beauty and expression.
I graduated with highest honors with a Bachelor's degree in Voice Performance from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and recently completed my Master's degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College, graduating with distinction. My studies have taken me abroad to performing programs in Austria, Italy, Serbia, and Canada. I am an active performer and am experienced singing opera, classical music, jazz, musical theater, choral music, a capella and Baroque chamber music. I am currently singing with the Chicago Master Singers and look forward to a European tour with this group next summer.
In addition to private voice lessons, I am trained to tutor in music theory, music history, sight reading, beginning cello, and Singing diction for Latin, Italian, French, and German.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your musical goals in person!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Piano, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory
I am a life-long musician and active performer here in Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. I am building a studio here in Chicago and am excited to share my love of cello and commitment to making music fun as I work to build students into life-long musicians.
My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Since arriving in Chicago in 2010, I have served as Principal Cellist with the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and more recently have taken gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. I recently completed a set of improvisatory sketches for amplified cello and loop station that integrate classical techniques with rhythmic and percussive elements. In addition to building my private studio I am the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. (Lincoln Square) and Ortegan School of Music (Ravenswood).
I am also a percussionist with Chicago-based/ Brazilian-inspired drumming ensemble, Bloco Maximo, and have studied Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.
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