Adrianne Blanks

Adrianne B.

Des Plaines, IL
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Adrianne delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
August 2011

Adrianne has been teaching private lessons since 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio, in Chicago and Des Plaines. Students' accomplishments include leading roles at high schools and colleges in the northwest suburbs as well as many successful performances and awards at recitals and competitions.

Voice students will gain an understanding for proper use of breath, projection, ease, tone quality, diction, and confidence in solo singing. Piano students will focus on proper technique, posture, phrasing, legato, sight-reading, and performance.

Adrianne's teaching style is patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic.

Adrianne received her training at The Boston Conservatory, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music. She completed her master's at Roosevelt University, College of the Performing Arts. She is known for her warm and sweet voice. Audiences have seen her sing in Illinois, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Florida, and Italy. She has performed over twenty roles with the likes of Opera Naples, Natchez Festival of Music, Sugar Creek Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has been featured many times as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Harper College. Though she has predominantly performed in opera, she is at home in a variety of styles, and teaches voice lessons in Des Plaines, Glen Ellyn, and Chicago. Ms. Blanks is a Chicago native, and the weekly soloist for Second Church in Evanston.

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Experience

Private Voice Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present
Schaumburg High School

Private Voice Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present
Glenbard West High School

Voice & Piano Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present
The Blanks Studio

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2009 - Apr 2011
Roosevelt University, College of the Performing Arts
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2005 - May 2009
The Boston Conservatory

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop
Jul 2017
Boston Conservatory at Berklee

The Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW) provides collegiate and private voice instructors and vocal music educators with unique learning opportunities in both musical theater and classical voice pedagogy. Participants leave with an enriched and functional understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the singing mechanism, knowledge of current developments in voice pedagogy and speech science, and a systematic practical approach to both classical and musical theater technique.

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Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Nov 2015

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Gillian, Age 11

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Madeline, Age 17, singing"Simple Joys of Maidenhood" at our most recent studio recital. Madeline has been my private student for two years

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Iva, Age 14, singing "The Beauty Is" at our most recent studio recital. Iva has been my private student for 5 years.

9 Reviews

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Christopher Mar 8, 2017
Piano · In studio

Adrienne is great with my two sons!

Sophia Feb 22, 2017
Singing · In studio

Ms. Adrianne is patient, confident, qualified music 🎶 teacher. I have been taking singing 🎤 lessons for five years with her and Ms. Adrianne still makes me enthusiastic to practice and enjoy wanting to come to Lessons.

Rebecca Nov 2, 2016
Piano · In studio

She is very good with kids. My daughter loves her. So we'll continue with her on piano lesson.

Anna Aug 23, 2016
Piano · In home

Adrienne is very patient and good with children. She is able to have my son focused throughout the class and encourage him to work.

I am going to recommend her to other prospective students?

Neve P. Jun 15, 2016
Piano · In studio

Nice experience. Very accommodating and patient instuctor. Both kids are excited about practicing what they learned in class and are anxious for their next lesson.

Gosia Jun 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

Nice, professional and very good with children. My son loves her. The best piano teacher ever!!!

Gosia Jun 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

Nice, professional and very good with children. My son loves her. The best piano teacher ever!!!

Gosia Jun 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

Nice, professional and very good with children. My son loves her. The best piano teacher ever!!!

Lori May 31, 2016
Piano · In studio

We have really enjoyed our experience with Adrianne. My daughter works very hard for her and loves going to her lessons. I'm very impressed by the pace at which my daughter is learning!

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