Amanda Neal

Amanda N.

Chicago, IL
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Amanda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2014

I am a classically trained opera singer with a 18-year background studying voice and performing on stage. I have experience with a variety of styles: classical, musical theater, pop, jazz, rock and more. I perform all over the Chicagoland area in various bands and I am currently a member of improv-opera group Forte Chicago, which works to debunk the stereotypes of opera as an art form.

I began teaching beginner voice lessons a few years ago and I have found that sharing music with my students brings me so much joy. My past and current voice students ranged in age from 8-65.

I play piano as much as I can for my lessons. We will use recorded accompaniment (karaoke tracks, piano accompaniment tracks, etc) as needed.

I have extensive knowledge of music education techniques, music history, and theory. I am also proficient in Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Latin. My many years of professional chorus work and time as a section leader also contribute to my ability as a teacher and singer.

I teach lessons out of my Ukranian Villiage apartment.
I have a very friendly Siberian Husky, Lando, who will be present at lessons at my home. He usually sits on the couch or floor and sleeps during lessons. If you're lucky, he might sing along!

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Experience

Community Outreach Coordinator
Jun 2014 - Present
Private company

Desk Assistant/Residential Life
Aug 2008 - May 2011
Loyola University New Orleans

Ski Instructor
Nov 2006 - Jan 2008
Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Loyola University New Orleans

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
Nov 2014

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Photos & Videos

Purple hair don’t care 😊

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Dalí museum

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My husky, Lando

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3 Reviews

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Yolanda A. Jun 5, 2018
Singing · In home

I enjoyed the classes with Vocal Coach Amanda because I learned the fundamentals of singing in an entertaining fashion. In addition, you are not going to believe it, but as a test, she asked me to perform Halleluja in a duet in front of 100 people at a reception at the John Hancock Center. I passed the test because she also worked on helping me to build confidence. My grade to Coach Amanda is A+. Unfortunately, I am spending my summer in South America and I cannot continue until Fall. Looking forward to take more singing classes with Coach Amanda.

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Greg May 21, 2016
Classical Voice · In home

Great instructor. Got me too understand pacing, breathing and projection very quickly.

Greg May 21, 2016
Classical Voice · In home

Great instructor. Got me too understand pacing, breathing and projection very quickly.

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