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*** Lesson Details ***
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. I have recently completed training in Somatic Voicework, The LoVetri Method, which has enriched my understanding of the mechanics and health of the voice, as well as applications of technique to CCM or contemporary musical styles of singing.
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.
· Speaking Voice · Online
· Speaking Voice · Online
· Acting · Online
(1) classical vocal technique from a body awareness perspective,
(2) how to sight-read keyboard scores, and
(3) music theory translated into something that makes sense.
I am Miss Melodie F, a highly experienced private lesson teacher of voice, piano, and theory. Read my profile carefully before you sign up with me. Complete beginners are welcome. Advanced lessons are available for singing and voice only.
Singing and Voice
Singing and voice lessons have minimum 45min duration. Do you want to do the physical work it takes to become a better singer? Do you have a place to practice? Are you sure you know what a singing lesson is like? Have you read the "Your First Singing Lesson" section found on each Singing or Voice Subject Page and still want to tak
Do you have regular access to a “real” piano, with weighted keys and a damper pedal? If all you have is an unacceptable keyboard, sign up for Music Theory and I can still teach you how to read keyboard music, and play scales, chords, and songs by ear.
Music theory lessons are the most flexible option for general curiosity. You don't need much more than pencil and paper to start music theory lessons. Tell me what you’re interested in, and I’ll teach it from a Music Theory perspective.
The current fee for a 45min lesson appointment in my studio is $41. Online singing and theory lessons are the same price. Lessons must be prepaid, with a strict 24hr cancellation deadline. Schedule-As-You-Go lessons with no recurring schedule slot are an option, if you prefer that to taking a lesson the same time every single week.
My teaching studio is a residential office on a high second floor walk-up near the intersection of Chicago and Ashland. I might be able to travel within East Village / Ukrainian Village / Wicker Park / Noble Square for an additional $15 travel fee. If I travel to your location, we can negotiate younger ages and group fees.
Upfront deal breakers:
• I have a problem with fragrances. If I can smell something on you, I may not be able to work with you. We could discuss online lessons as an alternative.
• One quietly observing adult human guest is welcome with 48-hour notice.
• If you are a singing student, you need a place where you can practice, and you must read the Your First Singing Lesson section prior to your first cancellation deadline.
• If you don’t have regular access to something that can legally be called a piano, including weighted keys and a damper pedal, don’t take Piano lessons.
Ask me a question using the Ask-A-Question feature. Watch my videos and think about it. I'm a good teacher. I sincerely appreciate the time it took you to read my profile. Thank you.
· Piano · In home
· Singing · In studio
· Piano · In studio
Morgan was accepted into the Manhattan School of Music in the fall of 2011 as a student of Alan Stepansky and completed his freshman year at the conservatory. He currently is a student of Stephen Balderston at DePaul University. Other teachers include Richard Naill, Neil Carey, Yehuda Hanani, and Andrew Cook.
In 2009 Morgan was chosen to represent the Junior Chamber Music organization playing the Brahms B major Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall. In 2011 Morgan was awarded first place at the
In 2011 Morgan attended the Bowdoin Summer Festival, Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival and the Sierra Chamber Music Festival. In 2013 Morgan attended Three Bridges music festival and Eastern Music Festival where he received honorable mention in the concerto competition. This summer he attended Eastern Music Festival and Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington where he played under the baton of Gerard Schwartz. Morgan has also freelanced in the Los Angeles area. He has worked with Orchestra Santa Monica, Westwood United Methodist Church, Pasadena Presbyterian Church and various other small ensembles.
Currently Morgan now preforms with the Depaul Symphony orchestra, the Depaul Baroque ensemble, and teaches lesson privately and at Lane Tech. high school. He is also one of the coordinators for Cello slam, a local festival held over the winter by Steven Balderston at Depaul, for the upcoming 2014 season.
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My violin, tuner, stand, metronome, and books. I expect the student to have his/her very own violin and stand.
Private or group lessons for all ages, competition/ audition preparation as well.
What to expect?
Expect to have fun and a learning experience. If you are determined, passionate and/or dedicated, what are you waiting for?
· Violin · In home
· Violin · In home
· Violin · In studio
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I have been performing professionally for over 35 years. I have toured nationally and internationally. I have been a full time self employed musician since 1987.
· Drum · In studio
· Drum · In home
· Flute · In home
I've taken music lessons my entire life, and I've had bad, mediocre, good and excellent teachers before. Mr. Hoover is excellent. It _never_ once felt like he was phoning it in or killing time-- lessons were well-structured and tailored to help me achieve my personal goals as a musician.
I'm moving away from Chicago for a new job opportunity and am sad to discontinue lessons with him, as I learned a lot in a very short amount of time. I encourage any folks at any age wishing to learn the flute to sign up.
· Flute · In home
He's very patient and calm, which is critical for new learners, and gave my daughter a lot of confidence in her ability to play the flute.
I highly recommend Michael!
· Flute · In home
My guitar lessons do not have a set curriculum, becaus
My new studio is located in the South Loop of Chicago, IL and has all the equipment to help making guitar has easy as it can be.
As my student, you will have access to my studio and able to record your own music and ideas anytime.
-Amps, Cords, Strings etc.
-Books and Sheet Music
-Logic/Pro Tools/Finale and other music software
I have played guitar in professionally produced musicals such as "Godspell" and "Once Upon A Mattress." I have also been a pit guitarist for high school and middle school show choirs, requiring excellent reading skills and on the spot adaptation to changes.
· Guitar · Online
In case you have any doubts on what teacher to select, go watch his videos. He is a monster player with lots of singing in his note choice and phrasing. He is a top musician.
· Guitar · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
Besides being passionate about teaching, I'm a professional touring and recording violinist. I'm proud to say that my students have won top awards (Topanga Fiddle Competition, Royal Conservatory Music Development Program) and placed in some of the top youth orchestras in the country. I maintained a studio of 20-30 students for many years in Los Angeles at the SOL-LA Music Academy, before recently moving to NYC.
Rena has nearly five years of tutoring experience in a variety of academic subjects. In her first year at UChicago, she taught an ACT Reading and Writing Prep course as part of a university outreach program.
Rena has guided numerous students through the sometimes nerve-wracking college admissions process. She regularly edits admissions-related essays, as well as written work for academic disciplines.
She is a native speaker of Russian and English and ha
During my time in Chicago, I have performed with dozens of ensembles and organizations such as the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra, Lakeview Orchestra, and Windy City Winds, among others. I also just recently auditioned for, and won a position with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the premiere training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony, and my appointment will begin in September of 2017.
This isn't to say that we will not have time to work on repertoire as well! Every student should have SOMETHING to work towards at all times! Whether it be an upcoming audition, a recital, a concert, or just a performance for your parents, having deadlines and showing dedication in meeting them shows great discipline and allows you to track your progress in a very tactile manner. We will be able to take our strong foundation that we build together and apply it to your repertoire in a way that will revolutionize how you approach music!
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