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Ayme F.

Ayme F.

4.9(17)
Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are into and we can go from there. I started playing guitar about 20 years ago and have fronted several bands that have played all over Chicago and beyond. Although I have studied ethnomusicology, theory, and composition in college, I owe my greatest debt to the Chicago musicians who inspired and later taught me. I began my private studies in flamenco guitar with Tomas de Utrera, Kelan Phil Cohran voice and theory, Hamid Drake instructed me on hand drumming, and from Rockin' Johnny Burgin I learned about the soul of blues guitar. Music is my first love, and continues to be an endless fascination for me. *** Lesson Details *** I believe the pursuit of musical knowledge and skill should be a fun adventure and therefore, in each and every lesson with me I hope that there is laughter. I like to start off finding out what you are interested in learning, then I will create a curriculum based on those interests. I like to get students going right away playing songs so they don't get bored. By the end of three months you should have a nice little repertoire of 6 or so songs in different keys and a beginning knowledge of your instrument and by six months we will have moved into scales, solos and a bit of theory based on your progression. *** Studio Equipment *** Living room, street parking. I have plenty of guitars, amps, pedals and tuners here. I also have audio recording software so we can record your lesson. *** Travel Equipment *** I have guitar and tuner, student should also have a guitar. *** Specialties *** I would say I am best a teaching rock and blues guitar. I have also studied theory and flamenco guitar and would be able to teach beginners.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Molly M.

Molly M.

4.9(278)
I will get you recital or recording studio ready..OR professional level musical theater stage ready!
$1$60
/30 mins
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Val K.

Val K.

4.9(42)
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.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Sean H.

Sean H.

4.9(12)
Performing is my passion and expertise. Saxophone, jazz, classical, and everything in between!
$1$40
/30 mins
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Paul W.

Paul W.

4.9(86)
I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants. Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.
$1$45
/30 mins
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Kimberly L.

Kimberly L.

4.8(15)
The actual performance of a song is a skill in and of itself. I've taken acting classes, performed in musical theater shows and operas, and sung in venues such as Carnegie Hall. I pride myself on having the ability to successfully marry the singing with the acting. It's not easy to do, but it can be done! We'll also discuss issues such as performance anxiety and how to audition like a pro.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Marie H.

Marie H.

4.9(20)
Develop Technique & Creativity
$1$40
/30 mins
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Candice M.

Candice M.

4.9(20)
Kindness and understanding are the foundations of a successful student-teacher relationship. I believe in building students up so they can see how innately gifted they truly are; there is no such thing as a person who “can't sing.” I teach students of all ages and with all kinds of musical backgrounds. My studio is a place for patient, supportive growth: you should expect to work hard and have fun at the same time. If you choose to take voice lessons with me, we will spend your first lesson exploring your skill level as a singer, determining your musical interests, and reviewing or learning the basics of vocal technique. My goal is to help you grow as a musician by giving you the tools you need to sing music from any genre with confidence. As we continue our work together, you will develop or refine excellent breath control, consistent, beautiful sound production throughout registers, and an understanding of what healthy vocal technique is and why it matters. We will also spend lesson time practicing ear-training, sight-reading and music theory as they apply to the songs we are working on together. In addition to regular voice lessons, I offer coaching for singers who have upcoming competitions, auditions or other performances. Vocalists who work with me as they prepare for these events often go on to land their preferred roles and win their competitions. Whether you need guidance in repertoire selection, diction, or help with a few tricky passages, I am available to assist you as you prepare for your singing event. *2022 Update*: In order to give students/performers the best chance of success, I require a minimum of three booked sessions over a period of at least three weeks before the audition or competition is set to take place. My open-communication policy as an educator enables me to answer questions and provide additional resources, including customized warm-ups, outside of regular lesson time. I also maintain flexible scheduling for all of my students: studying singing is a fun challenge, but lessons should never be a source of stress. I am always happy to work with you to accommodate your schedule. Background: I am a classically-trained lyric soprano with over seventeen years of vocal education. I studied with PhD and MA professors of voice at universities in Kansas and Washington State. I also have many years of experience as a performer at a variety of venues across the country: my background includes solo concert work, lead and supporting roles in opera and theater productions, and event performances and competitions. I taught voice and beginning piano lessons, often on a volunteer basis, to students part-time from 2006 to 2012. I now teach voice lessons and provide coaching full-time. Students can study with me online or in-person at my studio.
$1$20
/20 mins
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Barbara is very musical, very talented and very attuned to my needs. She is not only a singing teacher or a pianist, she is all and more. Most importantly, she is a mentor. I highly recommend Ba

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Maryann Graham is the best teacher and best friend I can possibly have! 😍😍 I highly recommend her to anyone. She's super sweet and is a great teacher and helper. I've known her for 10 years. I absol

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Josh is an incredibly versatile musician and teacher. He understands the individual's source of desire to learn and meets them at the right place - remaining flexible to explore all of the many facets

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Barbara is very musical, very talented and very attuned to my needs. She is not only a singing teacher or a pianist, she is all and more. Most importantly, she is a mentor. I highly recommend Ba

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