Deanne Turim

Deanne T.

Chicago, IL
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If singing brings joy to your heart, I'm here for you.
Do you want to sing Broadway show tunes, karaoke or jazz standards? I'm your teacher!
With several decades of musical theatre experience, as well as over a decade of teaching hundreds of students, I can help you reach your singing goals!

About Deanne T.

Do you love to sing? Does it bring joy to your heart? Do you especially love to belt out show tunes and the American Jazz standards? Deanne is your voice partner then!

Deanne T. is a professional musical theatre performer, graduating with a theatre degree from Northwestern University, and a full year of theatre studies in London, England. In London she studied with opera singer Estelle Spottiswood , followed by 8 years with Dr. Ronald Combs in Chicago, and Peter Amster for repertoire and audition coaching. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University.

Deanne has performed a vast variety of music. Favorite roles include Dolly in Hello Dolly, Rosie in Bye, Bye Birdie, Fastrada in Pippin, and the Lead Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret ( NU),
Light Opera Works: Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Wonderful Town and She Loves Me (the last two as lead understudy). Stage Right Dinner Theatre: My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate. The renowned Theatre Building in Chicago: a Cy Coleman Review and musical in development based on Mary Todd Lincoln entitled Crazy Mary. She also appeared in The Golden Apple with Pegasus Players/LOW, Fiddler On The Roof (twice!), Annie Warbucks and Northbrook Professional Theatre for Young Audiences. (Her specialty playing the most wicked character in the production.)

Deanne has appeared in many local commercials and industrial videos for companies such as McDonalds, Audi and Sears. She holds a dance minor and was on scholarship at Gus Giordano Dance Studio, also studying with Lou Conte and Joel Hall. For many of the theatre performances she was the dance captain.

*** Studio Equipment ***
5'6" Baldwin Grand piano
Full Casio electronic keyboard and stand

*** Specialties ***
Musical Theatre (Broadway/London), Operetta, Jazz, Pop/Rock
Sightreading for singers/solfegge method


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4 Reviews
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Deanne really helped me grow as not only a singer, but as a performer! I saw great improvement over my three years working with her and she the most caring and supportive teacher!

Posted Apr 26, 2020
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Deanne has been so wonderful with this shift to online teaching. Deanne is talented, patient, intelligent, and really makes any student improve tremendously. Any student is lucky to learn from Deanne.

Posted Apr 26, 2020
Franc N.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I agree with everything the other reviewer and student said. Deanne is very knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic. And she makes voice lessons really enjoyable. I was on the fence with taking voice lessons and I am extremely glad I went with it, and Deanne is a big part of this reason.

Posted Mar 4, 2015
Magalie D.

Excellent teacher!

Deanne is the first voice teacher I ever studied with. She instills confidence and she helps bring out the bigger voice you probably have hiding somewhere inside of you :)
Deanne is very knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic.
Thanks to her good advices and very useful technical exercices, I improved my voice in just a few weeks.
I look forward to every lesson!

Posted Apr 13, 2014

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Voice competition judge
Jan 2010 - Apr 2020

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Coming up! The Chicago chapter high school and college musical theatre voice competition.


Master of Business Administration
Sep 1982 - Present

Loyola University

Bachelor of Science in Speech
Sep 1977 - Present

Northwestern University



Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency

Latin for singing

Professional Proficiency


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 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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