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Popular Opera Voice Teachers Near Mundelein

Penny R.

Wheaton, IL
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Tasha K.

Evanston, IL
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Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL
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Penny R. Wheaton, IL

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

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 ...

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ROZANNE S. October 27, 2014
Singing · In home
I took lessons with Penny for about 4 years and it was the best thing I could have done for my vocal development. I have since moved to the west coast and am still sad, every week, that we don't have our lessons. My vocal technique and confidence increased dramatically because of our lessons.

Penny is gentle and kind, extremely focused, and I found her method of teaching worked very well for me. She is very meticulous, always observing quietly and adjusting the message so that you can absorb what you are ready for. She helps you to feel the sounds you are creating, to explore your vocal abilities in a safe way, pushing gently but never too much.

If you are lucky enough to be close to Penny, do try her classes!
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Giuseppe Marino M. October 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
In my experience of Penny this afternoon as Giuseppe's wife bringing our4 year old daughter, it was disappointing. I do believe these other reviews are probably accurate in Penny being a great teacher. But after my daughter left she was quite discouraged to sing. Penny is not good with young children which I'm surprised considering she is a Pre K teacher. My daughter was excited and willing to learn this afternoon only to be scared and not want to ever sing again. As a parent who paid for a lesson the last thing I ever expect from a professional is discouraging a child. To have my daughter in tears and not wanting to sing for her dad anymore is heart breaking. I may not be a professional teacher but what I do know talking about what a child should not do should not be discussed in front if child to have them discouraged. Children don't hear what they should do as much as they hear what they shouldn't. In my recommendation to any parent if your child is 10 or younger Penny is not the teacher for her. Quite frankly I don't want her teaching my child period.
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Sarah C. October 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
Mrs. Penny R. is a fabulous vocal instructor! This is my fifth year taking lessons with her and my singing has vastly improved during this time. She is very professional and takes the success of her students seriously. She challenges me to sing as well as I can and gives many helpful tips for improvement, but in the kindest possible way. I would recommend her to people at all levels looking to improve their vocal skills.
Tasha K. Evanston, IL

Classical voice training from the ground up. You can learn how to hone your skills as an opera singer through breath training, vocal technique, classical repertoire and performance techniques

About Tasha

Tasha is a classically trained soprano who enjoys singing and teaching all styles of music. As her student, you can expect lessons to be fun and stress-free. Tasha loves nothing more then helping people sing better and form a new love of music through singing. She will teach you fundamental singing techniques as well as how to blend drama and performance into your singing to create a rich creative experience. Tasha holds her M.M. in Voice Performance from Indiana University and her B.M. from Northwestern University. *** Lesson Details *** Tasha tailors her lessons to suit the needs of each individual student. Open communication is a key part of being in her studio. Ask questions. Tasha also believes that singing should always be fun. In fact, the better you get at singing, the more ...

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Ben L. December 5, 2013
Singing
Excellent Voice Teacher

Tasha is by far the best voice teacher I have ever had. She makes even complicated music feel easy and fun. She also helped me make a recording!
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Megan K. December 1, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
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Tasha is the best voice teacher I have had the opportunity to work with! She truly understands how to teach music - theory, performance, and voice. She is very willing to work with all schedules for lessons and dedicates herself to her students. I look forward to my lesson every week because of Tasha!
Benjamin K. Chicago, IL

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.

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 produced in a ...

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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 :)

Jesse D.

Chicago, IL
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Katherine D.

Elgin, IL
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Susan M.

Highland Park, IL
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Jesse D. Chicago, IL

Classical voice training for those interested in pursuing the opera genre. Grow your understanding of and ability for resonance, interpretation, and diction.

About Jesse

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.

Katherine D. Elgin, IL

Building a solid technic and artistry at all experience levels

About Katherine

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 ...

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Michelle D. March 12, 2014
Singing
Excellent Teacher

My girls have studied with Kat for 5 years. She combines her incredible voice to model for the students with the appropriate pedagogy to help them learn. She is also patient and uses humor to reinforce lessons. My girls look forward to lessons with her.
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Giao T. March 7, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Piano Lessons

Ms. Kat is so friendly and has a lot of patience. My kids love to spend time learning with her.
Susan M. Highland Park, IL

About Susan

Study Piano, Strings or Voice Learn to play the piano, violin, viola, cello and sing with our distinguished faculty. Artistic Director, Susan M. and the Faculty members of Sheridan Music Studio of Highland Park all offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes theory, analysis, and technique. Music History and Appreciation courses also available. *** Lesson Details *** Piano, Strings, Voice and Chamber Music Lessons from top-notch faculty. *** Studio Equipment *** Four pianos: Steinway, Baldwin, Weinbach, and Altenburg. Large Music Library. *** Specialties *** Chamber Music Concertos Duo Piano Repertoire Audition preparation Coaching

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Whether you are a beginner Opera voice student, intermediate Opera voice student, or advanced Opera voice student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Opera voice skills. Your choices for a Mundelein Opera voice instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Opera voice instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details ...

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