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Benjamin K.
Chicago, Illinois
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I teach singers of all genres (country, classical, jazz, pop, bluegrass, rock…) to sing with confidence and freedom! I have a M.M. in vocal performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and have extensive vocal training. I teach an open throat technique (appoggio) that allows the singer to sing with freedom, and access their entire range evenly. I also work with students to develop style, interpretation, languages, and acting ability. I have extensive stage experience and teach my students how to have confidence while portraying a character on stage.
About Benjamin K.

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am the founder of BAWS Studio where we train artists in all aspects of performance (singing, songwriting, recording, piano, and guitar). I previously worked for a recording studio (Sound Summit Studios in Naperville IL) where I teach voice and help singers record their music in the studio. I have previously taught at The School of Rock in Indianapolis Indiana. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. Several of my students have recored albums and are currently performing all over the World. I have a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in art. After graduating college, I was a full-time high school biology teacher, volleyball coach, and director of the school musical. As a high school teacher, I learned first hand the kind of pressure and expectations that are placed on students in order for them to succeed. In college, I was the head student researcher on a two-year lab project. I took several upper level science courses including: biochemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, calculus based physics, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. I studied marine biology in the Virgin Islands and am CPR certified. *** Lesson Details *** Voice lessons with me are fun and effective. You can expect to hear improved technique from day one, eventually reaching your long term goals. I begin every lesson aligning the students voice through various vocal warm ups and exercises. We then work together to pick repertoire that will suit the singer's voice and they will enjoy singing. During a lesson we will also cover performance presentation, acting, diction, rhythm, musicality, style, and interpretation. During tutoring you can expect a personalized plan based on your goals and aspirations. Since every student is different you can be assured we will come up with a plan that is designed just for you. I am a laid back tutor but will be sure to get the most out of you after our time together. Most students see at least a one letter grade improvement. My main goal for every tutoring session is student learning and comprehension. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano, recording equipment, large collection of sheet music *** Specialties *** I specialize in helping students find their true singing voice.

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Great knowledge after 1st lesson. Looking forward to more.

Posted Nov 15, 2021
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Singing is not easy to teach, but Ben is patient as can be. I've only had two lessons with him but I am excited for many more. Would definitely recommend!

Posted Oct 4, 2021
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Benjamin helped me a lot! I enjoyed the lessons, and he had a great understanding of the voice and how to explain it all.

Posted Jul 22, 2021
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Experience
Young Artist
Dec 2017 - Present
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
I performed the roles Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon and Pong Cover in Turandot.
Voice Teacher
Jul 2017 - Present
BAWS Studio
I teach voice and collaborate with other teachers of piano, guitar, and songwriting to help guide the next generation of musicians. It takes a village to raise an artist, and at BAWS Studio we all work together to help each student succeed!
Voice Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Sound Summit Studios
I coach singers in the recording studio, to help them make the best recordings possible.
Voice Teacher
Jan 2014 - Present
Voice Stuio
I teach voice lessons in Chicago Il.
Opera role - Camillo
Aug 2017 - Aug 2017
Altamura Center for the Arts
I sang the role of Camillo in the production of In Search of Desdemona.
Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Wilmette Center for the Arts
Artist
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
International Master's Academy of Opera
Soloist with the New Asia Chamber Orchestra
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
IMAO Gala Concert
At Lincoln Center at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church in New York City
Apprentice Artist
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Astoria Music Festival
Actor
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Indianapolis Metropolitan Theater Company
Peter - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Actor
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Booth Tarkington Theater
Rueben - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Biology Teacher
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Tippecanoe Valley School Corp.
Musical Director Volleyball Coach
Education
Master of Music in Vocal Performance
Jul 2014 - May 2016
Chicago College of Performing Arts
Bachelors
Sep 2007 - Apr 2011
Indiana Wesleyan University
Languages
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Certifications
CPR
May 2013
Red Cross
Awards
Concerto Competition Finalist
Jun 2013
MasterWorks Festival
Affiliations
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Oct 2010
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.

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