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Gabriella H.

Grayslake, IL

I my own twist on the Estill method to help illustrate the different sounds made in Broadway singing (legit, operatic, belt, etc) through diagrams and other visuals of the vocal chords themselves. My technique focuses mostly on the anatomy of the voice but also includes other visuals to help my students place their voice in the proper way to produce the best sounds and to not hurt themselves.

About Gabriella

I am a recent college graduate from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI with a degree in Music Education. I have been taking vocal lessons for 8 years and been providing vocal instruction and aiding vocal teachers for 6 years now. I am a soprano and can teach both Broadway style and operatic voice.

My performance credits include: Dido and Aeneas (First Witch), Little Women (Aunt March), Seussical the Musical (Wickersham), and The Marriage of Figaro (Marcellina).

My awards include: 1st Place Singsational Competition (Spring Grove, IL), 1st Place Lake County Fair Talent Competition (advanced
to IL State Fair Competition), 1st place Gurnee Idol 2008, and 2nd Place Waukegan Idol 2007.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students should expect to learn about the vocal chords and how to manipulate them. My philosophy is that without the understanding of the vocal mechanism, students can not effectively learn how to use them. I, therefore, will do a lot of vocal exercises with students before they actually sing songs, so they learn all the different colors of their voice.

I also like to put a lot of emphasis on performing, and not just singing! I help students really perform and feel the song, and not just sing the notes.

I am pretty laid back, but I expect students to practice at home! But, if students are having trouble learning, I am very patient!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do have a keyboard that I can bring with me if the student does not have one in their home.

*** Specialties ***
I teach my own version the Estill method of voice pedagogy which focuses on the actual vocal mechanism (vocal chords, nasal passageways, etc) and uses terminology that describes the look of the vocal chords (thick folds, thin folds, etc) which create different kinds of vocal sounds. I use this method to teach classical voice and broadway voice.

I use the John Thompson method to teach piano to beginners, but I will adapt to whatever style or book method students with more experience are comfortable with.
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Kristen C. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great

Gabriella has fostered a true love of music in my daughter, while training her with a skill she will have for life. It is a gift I could give my daughter that no one could take away--and I am so very happy we went with Gabriella. She is a gem.
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Lisa G. December 14, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Not happy

This teacher has cancelled a lot and often at the last minute. Not reliable at all. Lessons done in her mother's home which is not ideal and uncomfortable as other family members around. She doesn't want us in the house and never steps out of the house to give us feedback on our daughter's lessons. Very bizarre. Can't even rate teaching skill as she doesn't want us there!
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Kristen C. April 25, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
A happy experience

My daughter is taking her first music lessons aside from school, and she is a very happy young lady, looking forward to the next lesson and full of her experiences when she gets home. She told me about learning to breathe properly and demonstrated her new skills. Not bad for so early in the game. This instructor has developed good rapport and helped my daughter explore music in a good setting. I look forward to seeing my daughter bloom and grow in her love of music. Thank you!
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Gabriella H.

Gabriella H.

Chicago, IL 60657
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Emmy B.

Chicago, IL

I've been a singer for 15 years and have worked in theater in New York City and Chicago. My training and experience as a singer in theater has helped me to coach singers in a Broadway/cabaret style. I coach beginners and intermediate level singers in song interpretation and the mechanics of vocal delivery.

About Emmy

I'm a working artist with a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. I have extensive professional experience as singer and multi-disciplinary performer and have worked as a teaching artist both in and out of classroom settings.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy meeting one-on-one with students to set goals in their creative work, and to build fun and effective structures to meet those goals together. I enjoy working with beginners in voice, guitar and ukulele, and am happy to take students as young as age 6. Find your genius!

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, guitars, ukulele

*** Trav
el Equipment ***
I expect all students to have a notebook and pencil, and for voice students to wear comfortable clothes to move in. Ukulele students should provide their own instruments for instruction.

*** Specialties ***
I have worked as a Music Together teacher since early fall of 2012, and currently specialize in early childhood music. I also teach in classical and legit styles, including musical theater and baroque/early music, as well as jazz and folk/pop styles of singing.
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Theresa T. June 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Emmy is a blessing she make the voice in you come out and that's what I needed with my third lesson I feel like I can do this. She make you feel good about singing again. Thank you Emmy.
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Theresa T. June 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Emmy is a blessing she make the voice in you come out and that's what I needed with my third lesson I feel like I can do this. She make you feel good about singing again. Thank you Emmy.
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Jacqueline B. April 27, 2015
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Emmy is professional, insightful and fun. I've very much enjoyed my first lesson with her and look forward to continuing to work with her!
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Emmy B.

Emmy B.

Chicago, IL 60647
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Sarah W.

Chicago, IL

Learn the techniques you need to master this repertoire, whether it be legit or belt.

About Sarah

OVERVIEW

First of all, thank you for taking a look at my profile! I hope that we can work together to find your unique voice and style. As they say, "be yourself...everyone else is taken."

For that reason, I do not take the same approach for every student I teach. Everyone learns differently, and I want to make sure I am teaching you in a way that will make your learning experience the best it can be.

I do expect you to have goals of your own, but I do have a few goals for you. I want to help you:

1) develop a healthy singing technique that will bring longevity to your career or
hobby.

2) learn music efficiently and independently.

3) develop good practice habits.

4) learn basic ear training/sight singing.

Now, here's a little bit about me. I've been studying voice for 10 years and teaching consistently for over 4 years. I received my M.M. from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and my B.M. from Wheaton College. Since graduating in 2013, I have been working and performing in the Chicagoland area. Some performance highlights include but are not limited to performing with Light Opera Works, CCPA's production of the Chicago Premier of Daron Hagen's Amelia, and performing with the Grant Park Chorus.

I look forward to working with you!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide books. I expect my student to provide a piano.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in operatic singing. I received my training in opera; however, I also have training and performance experience in musical theater. I believe I am well equipped in several genres.
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Theresa C. June 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is an excellent teacher. She is very intuitive and gives excellent constructive feedback. She is easy going and keeps lessons fun. I feel that my beginner skills have improved very quickly thanks to her.
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JD S. January 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is a great voice teacher. She is kind, patient and a good instructor. I do not have much of a formal background and she has gone out of her way to make it easy for me to find music and help me understand and grow my vocal capacity. I look forward to many more lessons with her and highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.
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Phillip M. June 30, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Even as a subject matter expert, Sarah paced her lessons to match my beginner skill level. She was very flexible with her schedule and always very responsive to questions. Highly recommended.
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Sarah W.

Sarah W.

Chicago, IL 60657
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Wendy P.

Chicago, IL

Singing of all kinds begins with healthy vocal technique. Learning the correct warming up and use of the voice and breath is essential for a career in singing with any longevity. I use a combination of classical (bel canto) and contemporary styles of singing to bring out the best in each student's voice. We will work on breathing, range, voice blending, resonation, flexibility, projection and articulation.

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 many major theaters in the Chicago area, including Court Theater, Victory Gardens, National Jewish Theater, Bailiwick Theater, and Prop Theater.

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As a classically trained singer I will instruct you in all aspects of singing technique, from breath control and support to improving your tone, range, flexibility and resonance. My familiarity with a variety of musical styles from pop/rock, R&B, and country, to musical theater, lounge and jazz makes me an ideal teacher for those interested in contemporary styles.

I have spent many years developing my own style of singing and instruction. I draw on my experiences and training not only in music, but theater and movement, (Linklater, Alexander Technique, Grotowski) to create a well rounded approach to singing and performing. As an instructor, I am most interested in helping students find their true voice and artistic style. I teach students to find expression through and with a foundation of technique, rather then in spite of it. I also am very interested in helping students deal with the mental/emotional aspects of performance, an all important area so frequently ignored by music teachers. My style is nurturing, yet disciplined, and sprinkled liberally with good-natured humor."

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio space is fully equipped with a piano, P.A. system with microphones, CD, MP3 player for tracks, and ability to record lessons if the student desires.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Please have a piano (in tune!) or keyboard for use in your in home lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained, but I am very adept at teaching music in a wide variety of styles, including most contemporary styles of music including pop/rock, roots, swing, jazz and blues, country, r&b, and of course musical theater and cabaret. My band performs an eclectic mix of originals and covers in the roots rock genre, and I write music as well. I have many years of experience in the theater as an actress, and I coach acting technique and performance. I coach singer/songwriters, and all types of singers, of all ages. I have a workshop that specializes in helping people learn to perform better in front of an audience, and I host the Singer's Salon in Chicago, which is a supportive opportunity to perform regularly! I also coach bands, to improve their vocals, harmonies, etc.
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YVETTE R. June 30, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Great experience for my daughter.
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Bob June 26, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Wendy has been giving voice lessons to my 12-year-old daughter for 6 months, so I asked her what kind of review she should get. The answer was quick: "Five stars!" Why? "Because she's fun, and she has helped me identify and work on the skills I need, and helped me improve where I'm okay, but could be better."

From my point of view, Wendy has done all those things. My daughter loves to sing, and Wendy is increasing her skills and her confidence. She looks forward to her weekly lessons; never a complaint. Five stars.
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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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Wendy P.

Wendy P.

Chicago, IL 60618
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$30 / 30-min
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Serena P.

Chicago, IL

Musical theater has been my passion/life since I was young and I can help you sing all the various styles that musical theater calls for today. I can especially help you prepare for auditions and learn how to balance the singing and acting into it.

About Serena

Now teaching in-person singing and acting lessons in Chicago, as well as online to anyone in the country!

Serena is originally from the New York City area and has been acting, singing, dancing, and playing piano since she was young. As a teenager, she attended the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While she was there, she realized her love of teaching when she tutored struggling piano and music theory students.

In Chicago, her credits include: The Two
Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Jersey Shore: The Musical, Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre of Women 6, Pirates of Penzance, Change the Night Owl, and two solo cabarets: "Should I Be Sweet?" and "I Don't Want To Be a Cliche."

Other notable credits include Tony N' Tina's Wedding, The Taming of the Shrew, Bat Boy, Les Miserables, Major Barbara, as well as various cabarets at Don't Tell Mama and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Serena also has performed alongside James Taylor and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Serena loves working with people who particularly share her love of Musical Theater and Shakespeare, but she finds all ages and levels exciting and fulfilling.

Serena also specializes in coaching high school students for their auditions for BFA or BA Acting or Musical Theater programs. She is completely informed about the audition process for each individual school and is able to help select repertoire to fit your needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a very good balance in my lessons of nurturing the student, but also pushing the student to his or her highest potential. I always remain encouraging and supportive. I spend about a third of the lesson on technique work and I always encourage students to bring in their own material that we can work on as well. You will get excellent vocal and piano technique from me, but you will also learn to have fun and appreciate the ease and relaxation of singing and playing piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
F/w keyboard, seating for parents - main room

*** Travel Equipment ***
n/a

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in musical theater singing, especially preparation for any auditions (singing or acting) for shows, college auditions, etc. Musical theater is my main passion, but I also focus a lot on pop music. I am especially experienced in introducing newbies to singing or piano.
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Jordan J. August 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've been singing in choirs for over 6 years and was looking for a way to get into singing in college, and I found Serena by a lucky chance and have seen her weekly since January - not only have my vocal skills and techniques improved considerably since then, but I've become a lot more confident in singing other genres.

Serena is a fantastic teacher and is very flexible with availability - she always tries to make the lessons work on your time, and as a full-time student juggling two jobs, that was exactly what I needed. Every lesson is great - it's a healthy mixture of singing, genuine conversation, and discussion of techniques and ways to become better at something I genuinely enjoy.

I would definitely recommend her to beginners and returning singers alike - she is extremely passionate about what she does, and it really pays off when you can confidently sing a brand new piece after having worked on it for just a few lessons!
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Ruth J. May 10, 2014
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Serena has been an incredible influence on my 11year old thespian. She is always on time, positive, and she clearly communicates any changes or needs in an effective and timely manner. My daughter has improved significantly from her time with Serena and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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Kelly B. April 7, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
A patient and skilled instructor

I was so nervous about taking up piano again. My experience as a child had been less than stellar. Serena was exactly the instructor I had hoped for - she quickly assessed my ability and was able to adjust her teaching style/lesson accordingly. I was a bit nervous at first, but her patience helped me relax and enjoy the lesson.
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Serena P.

Serena P.

Chicago, IL 60640
(12)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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