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Stephen T. Chicago, IL

About Stephen

I'm a classically trained singer taking a hard left at the corner of classical technique and real-world application. I studied classical voice for undergrad, but I started work in pop and jazz voice during my Masters degree. As a result, I've turned out to be a very versatile instructor, well-versed in multiple genres and able to teach healthy technique to all. *** Lesson Details *** I tend to be pretty laid-back. You give me your time and commitment and I guarantee that I will push for you as hard as I can in order to help you achieve your goals. I have a few recommended books for students to purchase, but no set curriculum. I expect that our lessons will be an exploration of our shared musical tastes with an emphasis upon building a healthy performance technique. For younger kids, I

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Alex G. April 13, 2013
Singing
Best lesson teacher I've had

Let me start out by saying something about myself. I have played saxophone for 5 years and bass for 3 But I never had any vocal training whatsoever until about 6 months ago when I started with Mr. Tanksly. I have taken lessons before but I have never felt as welcome or comfortable in a lesson as I have with him. He is very patient and encouraging which really helped me to become comfortable with my voice. Also he always has helpful analogies and ways to help me understand what he wanted me to do with my voice. Every time I walk into my lesson he is always bright and happy and ready to get started. With his help I have made huge improvements in my vocal technique. Overall Mr. Tanksly is an amazing lesson teacher and an amazing person that I would suggest to anyone.
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Bobby V. March 10, 2013
Singing
Really makes you think

I have been taking singing lessons for about 6 months now, but I have learned more than I ever thought I would. Mr. Tanksley is such an amazing teacher in so many ways. You can communicate with him what you want to work on, and he always seems to have a good strategy or analogy to help you in what you are having problems with. He is very laid back, and as long as you come to the lesson prepared, he will not disappoint.
Eric M. Villa Park, IL

Studied and performed Italian arias under some excellent voice instructors.

About Eric

I am a professional musician who enjoys helping young people reach their musical goals. I perform regularly as a solo act and play with a band at various hotels in Chicago. I went to Millikin University in Decatur for music where I toured the country and played and sang in the top ensembles. I also studied at the Music Industry Workshop in Chicago for music production and engineering. My goal is to help you learn the songs you love and show you how to make the technical side of music more fun than you ever imagined! *** Lesson Details *** You can expect a laid back atmosphere that is very productive. I use a custom curriculum that is catered to the needs and desires of the individual. Whether you would like to be a concert pianist, a jazzy horn player, or someone who wants to ...

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Jeff K. October 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Eric has been great. He immediately found out where I was at in skill level and where I want to be. He then adds just enough knowledge to help me make the next step. I have learned a lot each lesson!
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Clayton M. September 8, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Eric is the best vocal teacher I have ever had. He helps me with my range and performance. He's great to work with too.
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Joe N. July 31, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Eric is very patient and moves at a pace
Equal to the students ability. Allow enough
time for questions an, an willing to revisit
Any part of the lesson.
Penny R. Wheaton, IL

Heavy duty repertoire work is part of opera lessons. Usually I find that opera students enter the studio with a great deal of vocal proficiency, having taken lessons previously, but if vocal issues are present, we will back track to clear those up while working on easier pieces first. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels, and I can't wait to meet you!

About Penny

ABOUT PENNY R. I graduated from college in Virginia with a Bachelor of Music Education degree as a voice major, and minored in piano and violin. My teaching certificate was for vocal, instrumental and general music, grades K - 12, and I graduated Magna Cum Laude. Graduate school brought me to Indiana, where I earned a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. Migrating up to the Chicago area from there, I taught at a private music school (voice and small ensembles, as well as many faculty performances) before staying at home to raise our children, and teaching voice lessons privately in my Studio. After 30 years of teaching, I'm still at it, and I still love it! I am a Permanent Professional member of Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA), Illinois State Music Teacher's ...

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Justine E. March 19, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Penny seems knowledgable and professional. She was very energetic and related well to my 13 year old daughter.
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ROZANNE S. October 27, 2014
Singing · In home
I took lessons with Penny for about 4 years and it was the best thing I could have done for my vocal development. I have since moved to the west coast and am still sad, every week, that we don't have our lessons. My vocal technique and confidence increased dramatically because of our lessons.

Penny is gentle and kind, extremely focused, and I found her method of teaching worked very well for me. She is very meticulous, always observing quietly and adjusting the message so that you can absorb what you are ready for. She helps you to feel the sounds you are creating, to explore your vocal abilities in a safe way, pushing gently but never too much.

If you are lucky enough to be close to Penny, do try her classes!
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Giuseppe Marino M. October 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
In my experience of Penny this afternoon as Giuseppe's wife bringing our4 year old daughter, it was disappointing. I do believe these other reviews are probably accurate in Penny being a great teacher. But after my daughter left she was quite discouraged to sing. Penny is not good with young children which I'm surprised considering she is a Pre K teacher. My daughter was excited and willing to learn this afternoon only to be scared and not want to ever sing again. As a parent who paid for a lesson the last thing I ever expect from a professional is discouraging a child. To have my daughter in tears and not wanting to sing for her dad anymore is heart breaking. I may not be a professional teacher but what I do know talking about what a child should not do should not be discussed in front if child to have them discouraged. Children don't hear what they should do as much as they hear what they shouldn't. In my recommendation to any parent if your child is 10 or younger Penny is not the teacher for her. Quite frankly I don't want her teaching my child period.
Wendy P. Chicago, IL

Bel canto instruction and technique with a clear outline of warm up techniques using Kristin Linklater techniques. I am a classically trained singer, familiar with the repertoire, as well as diction in Italian, French, German and Latin. The goal is utter freedom and beauty of the voice, enabling you to express the scope of contemporary and classical composers.

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 ...

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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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Ron W. August 8, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Wendy is well connected to the theater in scene in Chicago. She currently helping my son prepare for college theater programs. Her knowledge, experience and flexibility are very helpful.
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Claire E. January 21, 2014
Singing
Professional, Effective, and Challenging Lessons

Wendy is probably the most professional and talented voice teacher I have worked with in my time singing. She was able to quickly diagnose and help me begin to address difficulties I was having, but was also very proactive in helping me find repetoire that I enjoyed and that meshed well with my voice and my musical interests. She is extremely knowledgeable about the mechanics of singing, as well as the interpretation of song, and really challenged me to think through my singing in a way I hadn't before. Thanks!
Tasha K. Evanston, IL

Classical voice training from the ground up. You can learn how to hone your skills as an opera singer through breath training, vocal technique, classical repertoire and performance techniques

About Tasha

Tasha is a classically trained soprano who enjoys singing and teaching all styles of music. As her student, you can expect lessons to be fun and stress-free. Tasha loves nothing more then helping people sing better and form a new love of music through singing. She will teach you fundamental singing techniques as well as how to blend drama and performance into your singing to create a rich creative experience. Tasha holds her M.M. in Voice Performance from Indiana University and her B.M. from Northwestern University. *** Lesson Details *** Tasha tailors her lessons to suit the needs of each individual student. Open communication is a key part of being in her studio. Ask questions. Tasha also believes that singing should always be fun. In fact, the better you get at singing, the more ...

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Aliona L. April 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tasha is great and helpful in explaining everything about singing. Can't wait for the next lesson.
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Ben L. December 5, 2013
Singing
Excellent Voice Teacher

Tasha is by far the best voice teacher I have ever had. She makes even complicated music feel easy and fun. She also helped me make a recording!
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Megan K. December 1, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

Tasha is the best voice teacher I have had the opportunity to work with! She truly understands how to teach music - theory, performance, and voice. She is very willing to work with all schedules for lessons and dedicates herself to her students. I look forward to my lesson every week because of Tasha!
Joel W. Chicago, IL

About Joel

I recently moved to Chicago to complete my dissertation for Arizona State University's Doctorate program. During my 6 years at ASU I taught voice lessons privately and at the collegiate level in Phoenix. I have taught almost every type of singing style at every age and professional level; Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, R&B, Folk, Reggae, from professional musicians to enthusiastic people who want a new hobby. I am an active opera singer looking to make Chicago my new home base. Pedigree - BM in Vocal Performance from the University of Montana MM in Opera Performance from Arizona State University DMA in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University (ABD anticipate completion Fall 2014) Philosophy - Learning how to sing is just like any other physical activity. Everyone ...

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Paul V. September 9, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Joel is an amazing teacher! He is knowledgeable and very passionate about his career. His style goes far beyond just a point and sing approach, he makes it a point to get to know each of his students and goes above and beyond to learn their voice type and learning style so he can better understand how to train them. In the four years I studied with Joel he not only trained my voice but also trained me in proper singers health and etiquette (Vocal health tips, Proper stage dress etc.) He helped me prepare multiple theatre and college audition repertoire and also inspired me to pursue a career in vocal performance. I would highly recommend Joel to anyone who wants to further their knowledge or begin a new journey in the world of music.
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Rebecca D. June 26, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
It’s hard to put into words what Joel W has done for my voice. His teaching ability extends far beyond just imparting proper technique, though he does that extremely well. The way he is able to delve into how my mind works, how I experience music, and how I learn and then to teach me in language that I am wired to understand is an incredible gift. He not only expedited the process of my progress but he also opened the door for me to discover the rich artistry of singing: the textures, the colors, the emotions, and the carefully crafted details of a beautiful voice.
Far from a cookie-cutter approach, he helped me to find my unique voice and celebrate its strengths. He is always eager to give me the tools I need to become the singer I have always hoped to be and, under his tutelage, I cannot believe how far I have come."
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Alex F. June 24, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I trained with Joel in Arizona for a year. I gained confidence as a singer as I started to understand and apply the technique. You know that he is knowledgeable because of the degrees he carries but I would add that he is knowledgeable in the operatic technique and the voice overall because of his own application that he demonstrates in the studio to get his point across. He has a great voice and you can hear him utilizing the technique that he teaches. He makes it a point to get to know you and how you learn so that he can better explain things. He is serious about his profession, owns his own opera start-up, and is also a performer. If you are willing to work, you will not be disappointed by the results you will hear.
I can confidently recommend him to anyone who is looking to learn how to sing and/or improve their voice!

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