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Val K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1999
  • MM Vocal Performance/ Vocal Pedagogy from Roosevelt University
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Val K.

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My experience in teaching music performance is vast and solid. I've been working with a variety of collectives and genres for over 15 years and most of my students are very successful performers.

About Val

My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!
Bruce
Awesome experience, very much impressed by Val's knowledge and his kind personality.
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Farobag C.

40 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Music, Gujarati, French
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
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Farobag C.

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An emphasis on musicality training for any orchestral instrument.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as

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Anginetta
Very good instructor
Ellen
Learned a lot, very pleased with my first session.
Dot K.
Truly loves to teach. Kind , patient. Loves children and it shows. Remarkable how Mr. Cooper can bring out the best in his students.

Qixin X.

6 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Korean, Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Qixin X.

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I am an experienced music performer, and I started performing since I am 6. I could definitely give you a lot of assistance with performance.

About Qixin

I am a Jazz vocalist from UIC, also good at pop, K-pop, indie, funk, R&B, Blues different genre of music. I started singing since I was little, and I stared perform when I was 6. I am an experienced performer. I also have a lot experience of singing competition, and I could give you a lot of compet

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AMBER
The first class with KIKI is awesome, she's really nice and professional!! come and take class with her!!
Steph C.
I'm so happy to have found Kiki ~ She's very talented, knowledgeable, skilful and meticulous, which helps me a lot (also, has an amazing voice). I can already see the improvements after one class, the sweetest and kindest too ~ :) I look forward to our classes every week! :) <3
Steph C.

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Hannah R.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. Music-Vocal Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University
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Hannah R.

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Do you have a handle on your voice, but need guidance that will allow you to steer it in the direction you want while performing? Then start with Music Performance lessons! You will find that your stage presence improves, your confidence soars, and your voice can truly work for you! Start today.

About Hannah

I am a professional singer, a signed singer/songwriter with Destiny Music Records, and a worship leader at my congregation, where I also teach my students! In addition, I am the residential Music Director for Rich Theatre in Virginia Beach. I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in vocal p

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Jess
Very patient and clearly explained processes for a newbie like me
Chanakya S.
My first lesson was awesome. She didn't rush and took time to explain a lot if techniques which are required to be an amazing singing voice. I am lucky to have a very professional and knowledgable teacher like her.
Amy
Hannah is incredible and fun to work I don’t get to see her as much as I used to but she challenged me to gravity by Sara barellies which I love so much she’s made me feel so comfortable singing in front of people

Rebecca B.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Rebecca B.

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Whether singing is your chosen career or just a treasured hobby, my goal is to help you succeed! I offer voice lessons to students of all backgrounds, ages and a variety of styles. I take a healthy, classical vocal approach to encourage freedom, ease and power in the voice. A student of Bel Canto, Alexander Technique and Yoga, I incorporate a full body approach to singing. My students range from amateurs to Broadway talent. I have prepared students to perform on stage, book agents, and to be featured in television and film. My younger students have been accepted into top performing arts programs such as The Professional Performing Arts School, Interlochen Center for the Arts and various conservatory programs.

Lessons are tailored to each individual student but generally begin with a breathing and vocal warm-up, followed by some technical exercises and finishing with a piece of music or several of their choosing. That being said, the lesson can be focused on whatever is important to

About Rebecca

"Whether it is nailing that next key audition, speaking with more confidence at your next big board meeting or just honing a skill that brings you joy, I look forward to working with you to give you the tools, training and support to succeed..." Praised by Opera News for her “pearly tone,” REBEC

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Isabel
Rebecca was very warm and friendly which helped my teenager feel comfortable and confident. She focused on technique. My daughter felt she learned a lot and is looking forward to her next lesson.
Noa
Rebecca is the most caring person I have ever seen. She wants her students to get better and find the voice that fits them. My experience with her was unforgettable and it will help me as I proceed with an intention of pursuing a career in singing.
Abby
Rebecca is a wonderful vocal teacher with an incredibly warm personality that puts me at ease at encourages me to enjoy the practice of singing. During lessons, she explains each exercise very clearly and always knows the right advice to give when I am having trouble grasping a concept. She always inspires me to work hard to reach my own goals and her dedication to our lessons together has already led to amazing leaps in progress in my voice. I would absolutely recommend her for students of any level of training; you will very quickly notice the progress in your own voice while enjoying the art of singing.

Jordan R.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jordan R.

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Online Music Performance Teacher
About Jordan

I received my education at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Jazz Guitar. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the Midwest, and have performed live and in recording studios all across the country in a variety of styles (Rock, Metal, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Country). I've perf

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Josh E.
Jordan was very helpful right from the start. He listened to me on where I am at and where I want to be. He showed me a few things that we will work towards and then helped me understand my instrument much better. Gave me some fun new things to practice before the next lesson. If you're looking for a lesson that is interactive and fun I recommend Jordan and the online thing is supper easy and handy. I don't think it could have gone any better. The lesson was 45 minutes and it felt like 10.
Dave
Jordan is excellent & very patient.
Max
Jordan is a fantastic teacher! He expertly and patiently guided my young son from essentially 0 to reading notes and playing them on the guitar in about half an hour. He is clearly an experienced musician who loves to teach. We are looking forward to the next lesson.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Chicago is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$69 average

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"I am a math/science nerd and do not have much experience in proper singing, less in stage performance. After reading Benjamin's profile, I was very positive that he had the right personality and teaching style suited for me. My guess was correct! I have enjoyed every single of the 10-15 lessons with him and look forward to many more.
Teaching how to sing is much more than just giving instructions and demonstrating correct techniques. Even a YouTube video can do that. You hire a mentor so that he/she can criticize what you are doing wrong and create exercises customized to fix such malpractices. Benjamin has been doing exactly that. Additionally, he has been helping me improve on my stage etiquette, as well as performance skills. His sessions are also thoroughly entertaining, and he puts you under right amount of pressure, allowing you to be motivated without feeling embarrassed.
I started as an amateur singer and planned to pursue singing as a hobby at best, but now I hope to turn singing into an avocation. I am happy to recommend Benjamin to anyone looking for singing and stage performance lessons!"
Tara
Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor."
Brian
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric B.
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"I was Lilia's mentor at California Institute of the Arts for three years. She is a hard worker, very determined and disciplined and a very promising, unique artist. Although she is primarily a guitarist she is also a highly trained and accomplished gymnast and acrobat. I have no doubt that Lilia makes an exciting, flexible and compassionate teacher."
Miroslav
Took Music Performance lessons from Lilia B.
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"I hired Danny to help me in the studio. I was recording about 3 songs I needed help with. On these original songs, I had been working on with another coach unnamed that had me do scales and but after hours of recording, the coach didn't know what else to say except breathe deep. With Danny in about 15-20 min, we were able to knock out my songs easily. Danny isn't your average instructor. He actually goes beyond scales. Some of my issues in were singing close to my break and certain phrases were hard to work with. Others were as basic as the way I was standing. I am impressed."
Sergio
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Great teacher with lots of knowledge to impart and tons of patience. I highly recommend."
David
Took Music Performance lessons from Melissa G.
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"Lenna is a kind a nurturing teacher. She is a careful listener and pays attention to her students' long term goals. I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in pursuing learning music as either a first time or experienced musician!"
Concetta
Took Music Performance lessons from Lenna P.
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"I've rehearsed and performed with Vandi Enzor in a chamber setting per the requirements of her graduate voice degree. I accompanied her on guitar as she sang; the specific piece was the Seven Popular Spanish songs by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Vandi is professional, patient, hard working, receptive, and musical. Her great command of her instrument is evident, and more than that she has genuine joy in what she does. Collaborating with her was a pleasure, and I can't recommend her enough for musical instruction. A true professional."
Jeremy
Took Music Performance lessons from Vandi E.
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"Danny has an approach that is professional and realistic to real life situations. Most coaches I've worked with before were only able to help me with basic piano scales. Danny actually went further and worked on my song which is R&B and taught me how to interact with a small crowd. Yikes, it works."
Jerry M
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Sara has a great eye for detail, and has various ways of articulating what she either sees or hears in a person's playing. She does well in meeting the student where they are in order to encourage them along the way, while maintaining the teacher student relationship, something not easily done. Her experience, willingness to help and patience all make her a very excellent instructor in my opinion!"
Joshua
Took Music Performance lessons from Sara N.
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"Kait is awesome! She really knows music and she has the real experience to back it up. Whether you are aspiring to achieve pro level skills or you just enjoy music for personal enjoyment, you will find something here. You can work privately or in a group. The people in the class are fantastic! There is something about making music together that everyone should experience. Kait and the other students foster a great supporting environment to help you release the music inside you."
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Kait K.
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