Amanda Pettaway

Amanda P.

Chicago, IL

Lesson Details



Amanda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15 to 45

Teaching since:
May 2006

Amanda's melodic voice can be described as angelic, transforming and powerful. Since the age of 4, she enjoyed singing in programs and choirs and since then monthly conducted a 27 voice/ 60 piece orchestra, studied and performed jazz, opera, pop, spirituals, gospel and more. Amanda has sung for several artists, including R&B and Broadway sensation Heather Headley, Multi-GMA Dove Winner and Grammy Nominated Natalie Grant and rising gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds, to name a few.

As a paid songwriter, some of Amandas' vocal and musical influences are Whitney Houston, Ce Ce Winans, Lauryn Hill, John Mayer, The Beatles, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Eta James, Nat King Cole, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, and David Foster. “Their music is rich, timeless, full of details and has often had a beneficial purpose to it,” she says.

Amandas' signature sound has been featured in numerous media outlets such as WGNews, Time Out Magazine, Jet/ Essence, NBC Chicago, Suntimes, and Rolling Out Magazine.

"As a rule, I teach to help a person find "their voice"- it's when timbre meets technique, skill marries sound and a person is free to execute their gift well...consistently!!!"

“Amanda …I think your amazing… the total package.”
Susanna Negovan, Michigan Avenue Magazine

“I think you blew everybody away. You nailed every one of those notes and not an easy song to do. You look great, sound great. Congratulations!”
David Viggiano, Entertainment Reporter

“ [Vocally]…you set the bar!”
Vince Lawrence, Slang Music Group

“{Ms. Amanda} is magnetic and inspiring. She is definitely one to watch ... She is It and has It."
Deborah Olivia Brown, NBC5 Chicago

*** Lesson Details ***
Our time together always start with an orientation. We talk, learn expectations and most importantly I hear where you're at and then lay out a plan to get you where you say you want to go. Our space and time together is safe, intentional and productive. We will have a BLAST mainly because I'm hilarious but primarily because I guarantee visible, measurable results and there is nothing more fun then seeing yourself do well in an area you love. Currently, I am mainly accepting students interested in the flex plan.

I truly look forward to meeting you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide a depth of knowledge, piano, some online material and book references. Students provide a good attitude, sometimes the internet, notepad, and digital recorder.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, CCM, Gospel, Classical, Broadway/Cabaret, Pop, Ballad.

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14 Reviews

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Symiah Oct 12, 2018
Singing · In studio

Wouldn’t recommend. Watch the clock when you’re with her because she will go over time with conversation and charge you for it. Unprofessionally diagnosed me as having anxiety and had me breaking down at work hours after. 90 minutes and probably spent 20 of them actually singing.

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Taylor E. Jul 29, 2018
Singing · In studio

The lesson was great, but it was for my daughter Taylor.

Jackie Jan 20, 2018
Songwriting · In studio

She is inspiring and excellent and what she does and his she explains how things with songwriting should work.

Jacqueline Jan 16, 2018
Songwriting · In studio

great motivator enthusiastic and I am leaning a great deal abut songwriting. I loving it Jackie W. Chicago

Antonio D. May 28, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

When upon arrival very entergetic and welcoming. Amanda helped me get to a comfort zone that I didn't thought existed. I'm so looking forward to our future sessions, and really recommend anyone that's looking forward to getting to the next level.

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Dan T. Mar 1, 2016
Singing · In studio

First lesson and Amanda was able to bring me out of my comfort zone

Marisol D. Jul 16, 2015
Singing · In studio

I cannot rave enough about how amazing my experience with Amanda was! Amanda meet with me to coach me for a singing audition with only a few hours notice and helped me take my performance to a whole mother level! I look forward to continuing my vocal lessons with her!

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JanArt W. Apr 13, 2015
Vocal Training · In home

Amanda is a blessing in disguise. Positive energy exudes from this woman's body. She has given me great vocal advice, personal advice, and life advice. I hired a singing coach and got a mentor. My only complaint is that I cant see her more than once a week.

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John S. May 23, 2014
Singing · In studio

Absolutely Fantastic Person!

Learning the techniques to breathing was challenging but fun. Amanda helped me see the importance of thinking through a song without getting lost thinking through a song. I mainly sing for fun, but it's good to know even in that I can sing better after taking this class. Thank you so much for your patience, sense of humor, and professionalism!

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Armand G. Dec 16, 2013
Singing ·

Amanda is motivating, inspirational and supportive...

When I decided to take voice lessons I was very unsure about my ability to learn the art of singing. Amanda has completely erased that uncertainty by being very supportive, h onest, motivatiing and inspiring me to learn more about the control of this beautiful instrument we all have .

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shonda W. Sep 7, 2013
Singing ·

Wonderful, beautiful person.

Amanda is wonderful at what she does with children. My daughter loves attending the sessions with her. She is fun, encouraging, and straight to the point when teaching. She's kind and welcoming. Gifted and Blessed and really believing in success for her students. Her voice is amazing and she's beautiful inside and out. Thanx for all udo.

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Lebo P. Aug 1, 2013
Songwriting ·

A very knowledgable, honest and patient teacher.

As a musician Amanda, strives for excellence and that transfers into her teaching. She is incredibly gifted in identifying and encouraging ones strength whilst building on ones weakness.

Karis Y. Jun 29, 2013
Singing ·


Amanda is an amazing instructor. Her patience and consistency helped me find my comfort zone and to improve my craft. Thanks!

Christine H. Jun 29, 2013
Singing ·

Excellent teacher

Amanda is such a great teacher. I walked in not really knowing what to expect and she exceeded all of my expectations. She helped me with breathing techniques, vocal control, scales, being able to embrace the texture of my voice while giving me skills to improve it. Not to mention she is hilarious and I feel comfortable around her.

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