Emmy Bean

Emmy B.

Chicago, IL

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About

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

Teaching since:
June 2005

I'm a working artist with a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. I have extensive professional experience as singer and multi-disciplinary performer and have worked as a teaching artist both in and out of classroom settings.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy meeting one-on-one with students to set goals in their creative work, and to build fun and effective structures to meet those goals together. I enjoy working with beginners in voice, guitar and ukulele, and am happy to take students as young as age 6. Find your genius!

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, guitars, ukulele

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect all students to have a notebook and pencil, and for voice students to wear comfortable clothes to move in. Ukulele students should provide their own instruments for instruction.

*** Specialties ***
I have worked as a Music Together teacher since early fall of 2012, and currently specialize in early childhood music. I also teach in classical and legit styles, including musical theater and baroque/early music, as well as jazz and folk/pop styles of singing.

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Experience

Music and Theater Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present
Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago

I teach Musical Theater, Music Together, and Uku-la-la! classes to children ages 4-8 at Sherwood Community Music School in downtown Chicago.

Early Childhood Music Specialist
Aug 2012 - Present
Music Together

Music classes for adults and children ages 0-5, encouraging participatory music-making, basic harmony, rhythm and tonal patterns, and kinetic awareness through music.

Education

MA, Interdisciplinary Arts
Sep 2011 - Aug 2012
Columbia College Chicago
Music and Culture
Sep 1998 - May 2002
Vassar College

Photos & Videos

feat. in Tom Shaner's "Get Real or Get Gone." Available on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-real-or-get-gone-ep/id417252145
feat. vocalist on "Cupid and the Skull" at Theater Oobleck's Baudelaire in a Box series.
feat. vocalist in Theater Oobleck's Baudelaire in a Box series. "The Voyage."
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7 Reviews

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Theresa T. Jun 6, 2015
Singing · In studio

Emmy is a blessing she make the voice in you come out and that's what I needed with my third lesson I feel like I can do this. She make you feel good about singing again. Thank you Emmy.

Theresa T. Jun 6, 2015
Singing · In studio

Emmy is a blessing she make the voice in you come out and that's what I needed with my third lesson I feel like I can do this. She make you feel good about singing again. Thank you Emmy.

Jacqueline B. Apr 27, 2015
Ukulele · In home

Emmy is professional, insightful and fun. I've very much enjoyed my first lesson with her and look forward to continuing to work with her!

Janice H. Dec 30, 2014
Ukulele · In studio

Emmy is very nice. Our ukulele lessons are chill which is what I wanted. And she sings really well.

Steven T. Sep 20, 2014
Singing · In home

Emmy is a brilliant teacher. Her approach towards teaching is very light handed and caring. She makes suggestions that not only solve an individual trouble spot or problem, but can be applied across multiple angles of singing. Her expertise in vocal training is abundantly evident.

I genuinely look forward to each lesson, eager to hear her feedback and input on the various pieces we are working on. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a great vocal instructor.

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Wemi A. Aug 23, 2014
Singing · In studio

Very lovely person to work with and willing to work with different music styles. Lessons are fairly structured and Emmy offers good advice on improving voice control and breathing.

Ursula S. Jan 27, 2014
Singing ·

Really encouraging

I've been taking lessons with Emmy for less than 2 months, and can hear my improvement. She has a relaxing studio, and a patient, gentle demeanor. She's allowed me to explore and discover what areas I need to focus on correcting, then helped me learn techniques to address the issues.
She's very encouraging, and willing to work with what I have, rather than trying to force my voice into an ideal. I really enjoy my time with her, and get a lot out of it!

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