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Chrissy S.
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Discover your own voice with a professional Jazz and Opera singer
Singing is the most wonderful thing in the world! First of all you don't need anything besides- you! And you can do it anywhere (I've gotten requests at work before!) Then it's also relaxing and fun and it makes everybody happy, not just you but also the people around you! It help to connect with your own emotions as well as stimulating empathy! Did you know that birds have 2 larynxes so they can keep us entertained all day long? Well I don't think I need to tell you any more about the pros of singing! You have to try it! When I meet a new student, my goal is first to get to know you and find out your personal preferences in music. Then I usually start with warm-ups, exercises, body movement and scales to determine your level. I suggest pieces that you like and that I think would be beneficial to your progress. You get to choose from my wonderful collection of music! Oh did I mention that I have a beautiful Kohler & Campbell Upright at home? Why don't you give takelessons a call so we can get started!
About Chrissy S.

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in the Netherlands she was offered an internship at the local Music School which she gratefully accepted and where she enjoyed her first voice coaching experience. There she was also nominated as one of the most promising young singer/songwriters at the LUX Festival in Nijmegen. Over the years she was blessed with more and more private students in voice as well as piano. During her stay in New York she received the opportunity to work with a Broadway show ensemble ("Dreamgirls") as a Music Director on their different harmonic parts. She's proudly been a member of the Music of Oz Studio staff in Crown Point, Indiana since Jan. 2011 and is looking forward to teaching out of her home now as well. Chrissy is crazy about all her students and wants them to succeed! She's very much looking forward to working with you and having buckets of fun! :-)

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1998

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B.A. in Theater/Acting

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks German, Dutch, French

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Singing
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Excellent teacher.

Posted May 21, 2021
Online

Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.

Posted Jun 3, 2020
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Chrissy is a very competent and understanding teacher. As I wasn’t a typical student for her, she quickly changed her lesson structure and tried to cover content in different musical genres. She was patient with my progress and encouraging. I think I learned quiet a lot of information and hope to continue my lessons hopefully in the near future.

Posted May 18, 2020
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Instructor details
Singing
Teaches 8 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Fairwood Dr.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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