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Molly M.

Schaumburg, IL 60193

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About Molly

I’ve had the chance to learn from some of the greatest, and I am STILL learning from ‘em!

I think anyone can and should sing. Why? Simple. Singing is FUN . Singing is FREEING. You’ve got a voice- why not use it, and as often as possible? Your voice is unique and capable of soooo many cool things- just let me show you! Anxious? Shy? You're in very good hands. I have anxiety myself, and know just how to put you at ease.

I’m different than most voice teachers. I don’t make you practice. If you’re happy, I’m happy! If that means you want a lesson of all vocal exercises, cool! If you want to work on Puccini one lesson and Judas Priest the next.....niice! Why not? The more genres you try the more you’ll love music- and yes, you CAN sing as many styles as you want no matter what you’ve been told. I will never have you sing anything

you are not 100% stoked to sing- promise!

Maybe you don’t like your speaking voice and want that to be stronger for either professional or personal reasons. I do that, too. I can help you with confidence in basic conversations and accent reduction. Maybe you want singing lessons just ‘cause, and don’t ever want to sing in public because that terrifies you. I totally get it. And I say do it!

Acting? Music theory? These are also things I love to teach, especially newbies. I love helping beginner performers get confident in selecting material that shows THEM off- comic and dramatic.

Online voice lessons are my jam. These are especially convenient for those that are pressed for time or maybe a little shy or anxious.

I am the teacher for those that don’t want someone too …well….teacher-y. I want you to laugh as you learn, and love love love the results you’ll get . I understand what what it's REALLY about- expression and fun, not judgement . Vocal exploration that's 100% customized . Join me!

More about me:

BMus Millikin University, further studies Boston Conservatory . Coachings with professionals from Rossini Opera Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera. Rock vocals with Melissa Cross. Musical theatre with Sheri Sanders of Rock the Audition!, Vocal Instrument 101 training with Dr Shannon Coates. Dalcroze Eurythmics. John Henny's Science of Singing course completion. Belting with Lisa Popeil. Teacher masterclass with Maestro David Jones. Proud member of NATS. One of only a few CoreSinging teachers in the USA!

In progress: Ultimate Music Theory Teacher certification.

Former students from ALL walks of life, including many beginners of all ages - an even an American Idol Top 12 Finalist!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach in person ( Schaumburg, Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) and online via Zoom, FaceTime or TakeLessons Classroom, of course!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sing and See Software. Additional materials I use: Funky n' Fun Vocal Exercises, Estelle Liebling Vocal Methods, Bona and Dannhauser for sight-reading, Full Voice workbooks for young and serious singers!

*** Specialties ***
Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Very young singers. Lapsed singers, and seniors. Post-menopausal voices, adolescent voices. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities, anxiety, special needs, and victims of abuse. Have also worked with the LGBTQ community and studied with experts in transgender voice .I also love to give workshops!
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October 15, 2019
Darnell P.
My daughter learned so many tips in one lesson with Molly! She did not want the lesson to end! I loved her feedback and think a lot of the information will stick with my little girl during her upcoming audition!
October 14, 2019
Sarah P.
From the very start I felt comfortable and at ease. I’m so excited to see where the next lesson will take me. Very happy working with Molly.
September 29, 2019
Twylla
Molly was the absolute best and I would recommend her to everyone!! She was such a blast to work with and she gave me so many amazing tips and workouts to practice for my speaking! My coworkers noticed a big difference!

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Molly M.

Schaumburg, IL

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About liliana

Hello, my name is Liliana W. I am of Spanish descent and have been a Spanish speaker my entire life. While I grew up in Los Angeles, CA, I was an ESL student until 4th grade where I transitioned exclusively to English taught classes. The first language I learned and spoke was Spanish. I understand the importance of basic grammar and mechanics and educate my students on how to use basic building blocks of sentence structure. My systematic approach to teaching students is to present them with very clear learning objectives and helping them reach those objectives. Learning a new language is a very tricky thing. But with my approach, this experience will be easy, fun, and very rewarding!

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Jennifer K.

West Chicago, IL 60185


About Jennifer

Hello! My name is Jenny and I am an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and Illinois-state licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) (also known as a speech therapist) with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I graduated with a 3.93/4.0 GPA while completing an elective Master's thesis. I've been a speech therapist since 2012, and one of my career areas of specialty is speech, which makes me well qualified to help you on your path to accent reduction.

I am certified in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (P-ESL) Program, a program created by Dr. Arthur J. Compton, and utilize this program and my years of experience as a speech-language pathologist to create your individualized accent reduction program. 

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be in a few short months? Do you want more successful communication, to feel more confident conducting a business meeting, lecturing to students, speaking to customers, or communicating with patients, to be able to joyfully converse without worrying if your accent is detracting from your message... and to save time by speeding up your results through personal, individualized instruction with a program tailored specifically to your individual speech patterns?

Here's your path:
1) You'll begin by taking an accent assessment, so I can listen to your speech/accent and determine what sounds are different than the sounds in American English and structure an individualized program for you.
2) We then work together for 13 weeks, for one hour sessions per week. All sessions will include practice work so that you can be well on your way to achieving an accent that is closer to American English.
3) Your practice work is all online for you - you'll have an online practice portal that you keep for the rest of your life to return back to and refresh as much as you'd like.

I am passionate about accent reduction because I want my clients to be able to succeed in the paths they choose in life, uncover their most promising futures, and discover what their lives can be.

I look forward to hearing from you!
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Jennifer K.

West Chicago, IL

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My name is Allison. I am from the United States. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Detroit College of Business, TESOL certification and certified to teach the U.S. Citizenship test.

I'm currently teaching online ESL with a Chinese Corporation. I teach English speaking and listening skills to children ages 6 to 12 in a fun and engaging online learning platform. We work on speaking, reading and building their understanding of the English language using interactive games, TPR and fun characters.

I also tutor adults in an ESL literacy program. I help them enhance their reading, speaking, writing and listening skills while building job readiness, study skills and practicing for the US Citizenship test.

My purpose is to educate, inspire and empower my students to discover new words and increase their vocabulary and

understanding of the English language so that they can feel confident when they speak and foster a joy of reading and learning throughout life and feel comfortable speaking in any environment.

My hobbies and interest include reading, traveling, sewing, attending concerts, football, and basketball.

Educationally yours,
Allison
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About Samera

I'm professional teacher . I had a bachelor's degree in Education .I have been working for several years . I worked as teacher , trainer for trainees 'teachers and as a supervisor for the educational process in several schools .I finished an online critical thinking long term course from University Of Oregon .Teaching is my passion. I have a great experience of teaching techingues. I love to use the teaching term (KISS ) which means( Keep Instructions Short and Simple ). My teaching is always easy and simple because I teach spoken Arabic which is dilact of communication . Modern standard Arabic is not used at all in actual ever day life . It is for writers authors,books , news etc .I like writing thoughts and some poetry. I appreciate all types of music .For me music is international union and has no religion or language !


My belief in my life is as this quote said " There is a battle Of two wolves inside us :one is an evil :one is good .The wolf that wins , is the one you feed more ". It is our decision to love , respect and accept others with all their differences! That's why I always make difference with my students . It was always a postive and unforgetable experience and it will be continued.
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Samera A.

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About Endure

Everyone is a Student in My Opinion. I feel we can all learn Something Every day. Why not learn something you can use to make a higher income. I am still a student so I understand the Student Struggles while still being a Young Adult. I have a deep passion for teaching and learning new languages as well as new cultures.

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Maria V.

Aurora, IL 60505


About Maria

I love to learn new things and I hope I can pass this enthusiasm to my students. Learning is also a team work experience. Together we can do this!!!!!
If you are a parent, I have my personal background check. I can share it if you need it.

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Maria V.

Aurora, IL

About Robert

I’m a native speaker of American English, ready to help you with reading, writing, business and culture. Also I’m a registered nurse, and I worked for many years in medical and psychiatric hospitals. Finally, I’m a licensed contractor (builder) and know construction and IT terminology.

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