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Wendy P.

Chicago, IL

Using my vocal and acting training, I have worked with many students on improving their speaking voices for public speaking or voice-over work. I use Linklater , and Alexander technique combined with other training to help students overcome their fear of public speaking as well as their technical vocal issues, such as articulation, projection, breathing problems and modulating the voice in a pleasant way. I can help you overcome an overly nasally tone for example or a monotone voice.

About Wendy

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 ...

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Brenda M. February 27, 2015
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I enjoy working with Wendy, very kind and and understands my desire to work towards my goals.
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Ron W. August 8, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Wendy is well connected to the theater in scene in Chicago. She currently helping my son prepare for college theater programs. Her knowledge, experience and flexibility are very helpful.
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Claire E. January 21, 2014
Singing
Professional, Effective, and Challenging Lessons

Wendy is probably the most professional and talented voice teacher I have worked with in my time singing. She was able to quickly diagnose and help me begin to address difficulties I was having, but was also very proactive in helping me find repetoire that I enjoyed and that meshed well with my voice and my musical interests. She is extremely knowledgeable about the mechanics of singing, as well as the interpretation of song, and really challenged me to think through my singing in a way I hadn't before. Thanks!
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Jeff F.

Chicago, IL

About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Percussion Performance, and a Master of Music degree from De Paul University in Jazz Studies. *** Lesson Details *** With committed weekly practice there are no limits to a student's potential. I like to use the term guide to describe my teaching style. In a relaxed atmosphere, the student and I are working together to advance their musical goals. Sometimes goals are reached quickly, more often we need more time and repetition to advance.

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Cheryl F. December 14, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Always has something to challenge you

Lessons have always been fun, exciting, and challenging.
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Christopher M. October 29, 2012
Drum
Verified Student
**Excellent** drum instructor, highly recommended

Jeff is everything you'd want in a drum instructor: he is highly skilled, has thorough knowledge of drumming styles and technique, and he is an excellent communicator. On top of that he is thoughtful, polite and listens carefully. This is all a very, very rare combination.

I had to play a couple of slow gospel tunes for a church service this summer; Jeff very quickly found suitable and tasteful grooves for me that were within my capability to play. He also worked with me on some rudiments and provided invaluable feedback. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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CarmenB3 April 10, 2012
Carmen B

Jeff is a very good teacher, he's very kind and takes everything step by step. I love the way he works with me and im doing great progress because of him.
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Margo L.

Chicago, IL

I am the best and most effective voice coach. Not only do I train the voice, but I also give you solid techniques that you can use at any time to guarantee improved performance overall. My sessions are tailor-made for YOU and not just a pre-fabricated lesson plan. I take the necessary measures to ensure the best results for you! We will overcome stage fright and poor projection. Your voice will command respect and adoration while working with me.

About Margo

Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? If so, look no further! I am the most effective voice and performance coach. No bells, no whistles, just GUARANTEED RESULTS. If your voice isn't becoming to you, you should be coming to me! I am available 24 hours a day for online coaching and as early as 6:00 am for in-person sessions. My approach is designed to train and condition the entire body as an instrument, not just the oral portion of the voice. My method of assessing and meeting the needs of each student enables me to assist them in bringing out the very best in their capabilities. If you desire quality, effectiveness and noticeable improvement in your singing, writing, public speaking or overall performance, then I am the coach for you! Not only do I promise ...

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Rachman B. April 24, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Fantastic!
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Novella M. March 27, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I must say that i am really impressed with the wonderful job that Margo has been doing with my grand-daughter from the very first lesson. Her skills are amazing and i know she will continue to do great things,and with each lesson there is always something new and exciting she has learned from her. My grand-daughter is so excited for each lesson she can hardly wait. Margo as a teacher you have everything we have been looking for. THANK YOU
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Silas D. February 3, 2015
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Margo has been a great teacher, very warm and friendly and knowledgeable of her craft. looking forward to learning all I can from her to be the best I can be.
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John C.

Chicago, IL

Customized assessments of your usage of Speech and Language. Comprehensive tips & exercises specific to your goals.

About John

Personal & Comprehensive Acting & Modeling coaching programs available for beginners and professionals ages 7 & up. With over 20 years of television, voice-over, film, stage, runway, voice, musical theater, modeling and 'live' hosting in the U.S. and Canada. John achieved success in Los Angeles landing roles on: Days Of Our Lives, General Hospital, Young & The Restless, Ocean's Thirteen, Meet Dave and many other shows! John C. "The Chicago Talent Coach" developing "Amazing Talent with Amazing Results!"

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Edward F.

Chicago, IL

I've been teaching acting and voice training for over 25 yrs with students that have gone on to being working professionals on the stage in maor feature films and commercials and also television and many achieving stardom . Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to strip yourself of your fears and self-doubt and as time goes on you'll be able to be ready with my guidance to registering with a maor casting agent. Be ready learn: Proper breathing and control, being on the mask, pitch builds, rythms, breath groups, and much ore moving on to applying it to Scene Study, Character Development, Cold Readings, Monologues, Improv, Auditioning & more

About Edward

Started as a musician and lead vocalist in my 12pc high energy, world touring concert act for artists like, Donna Summers, Oak Ridge Boys, Jacksons etc. Extensive training & experience as an actor in statge screen & television. Trained at Ted Liss Drama School, & the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in UK & more. Won a Telly & a Silver Hugo Award. With the unique personal style I have developed, I am very passionate about my students achieving their dream. My greatest reward is when a student makes a major breakthrough. Take a solid hold of your career and empower yourself with the combination of my background in "The Method," Stanislavsky, Meisner, Michael Shurtleff , my extensive experience, coupled with a true caring and compassionate style, that I have developed, will set you ...

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