Anna Parks

Anna P.

Chicago, IL

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About

Anna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2011

I will help you excel in all areas of voice. I specialize in Jazz, Musical Theater, Folk, Pop, Opera, Rock, and more! Let me help you take your singing to the next level!


Bio:

Currently a studio artist with Madison Opera, Anna Parks is an rising star in the opera world. Anna has sung with a number of popular groups around Chicago including the Grant Park Apprentice Chorale, Opera on Tap, and has performed numerous leading roles in performances at Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she has recently received her Master's Degree.
Anna is currently a pupil of world renowned countertenor Mark Crayton at Chicago College of Performing Arts, working towards her masters in voice. Anna is a National Classical Singer Competition finalist, a Wisconsin NATS finalist, as well as an alumni to the Minnesota Opera's youth program.
Anna has been teaching voice since her second year of her undergraduate training from ages 4-95, and is currently a voice instructor at International Performing Arts Academy in the famous John Hancock building. Anna works with a range of style from classical, jazz, popular music, soul, country, and musical theater. As a well-rounded performer, Anna has extensive training in acting as well as dance, and offers lessons in ballet and dance technique, as well as theater, film, monologue, audition, and stage prep.

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Experience

Voice Teacher and Workshop Leader
Feb 2015 - Present
Chicago Performing Arts Academy

Teaching children, teens, and adults of all ages proper vocal technique in classical, pop, jazz, music theater, and folk. Also providing acting instruction in song development, commercial work, stage, and film.

Private Voice Instructor
Jan 2011 - Present
Middle School and High School

Teaching voice to students in preparation for solo and ensemble, competitions, band performances, music theater, or for life!

Education

Masters in Music
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Chicago College of Performing Arts
Bachelor in Music
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Viterbo University

Awards

Second Place Graduate Women
Mar 2016
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Second Place Graduate
Mar 2015
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Finalist
May 2014
Classical Singer Voice Competition

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Aug 2014

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.

American Choral Directors Association
Feb 2014

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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Photos & Videos

Teaching a voice lesson to a beginning singer in 2014.
Photo by Anna P.

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3 Reviews

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Marie May 8, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Loved taking lessons with Miss Anna! She was so friendly and I had so much fun (and learned a lot!). Anna is the best teacher I've ever had and was so patient with me. Thank you, dear!

James May 8, 2016
Singing · Online

Anna was an awesome teacher. You can tell right away that she knows what she's talking about, but is also super friendly and really supportive.

Jessica May 8, 2016
Singing · In home

Anna was such a great teacher! I have always loved to sing, but was never good enough. Anna not only made me feel like I had potential, but I was able to see improvements in my voice within weeks! I've absolutely LOVED working with her!!

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