Harrah Friedlander
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Harrah Friedlander

Harrah F.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a creative and innovative instructor who loves helping each student find their voice and pursue their unique interests musically.  I completed my Masters in Music at Northwestern University in 2015, where I sought to create and present exciting multimedia recitals that combined classical music with other art forms. I believe one of the most important things we can do as musicians is connect music to our larger experiences, and, in my lessons, I help students form a strong technical and theoretical foundation as well as connect to the deeper meanings and connections of songs. For the past 3 years, I have taught voice and piano lessons with Flatts and Sharpe Music Company in Chicago and have extensive experience teaching online lessons.

About Harrah F.

I earned her Master’s degree from Northwestern University where I appeared in numerous operas and premiered several works by contemporary composers. As the Assistant Artistic Director of the new music coalition, NONop, I searched for new and exciting multimedia performances practices and directed and developed various productions. I have worked with musicians from diverse backgrounds from opera to pop to jazz to metal, and I love helping each student find their unique voice and achieve their musical goals.

I want my students to work on music they are passionate about.  As a professional teacher with Flatts and Sharpe for three years, I personalized each lesson to the unique needs and personalities of each students. I am attentive to the emotional states of each student and utilize a balance of observation and adaptability in teaching lessons. Each student is unique, so getting to know them is paramount to making their lessons both fun and fulfilling. Even after working with the same student for years, I’ve learned to never settle into an expectation of what a lesson will be, as each day brings out different facets of their personality. I have learned to excel at flexible planning, creating a lesson plan around the trajectory we’ve been pursuing, but ready to alter my expectations if they bring something new to the table that day. 

The most important aspect of my teaching is getting to know my students.  By doing so, I can find the best way for them to explore the amazing world of music.  It's important to set realistic goals for students so that they can always progress but also be excited about each victory along the way.  Half of each lesson will be spent on technique through warm up exercises, which we will then apply to songs. At the end of each lesson, a goal will be set for the next lesson and we will discuss particular elements to focus on for that week.

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Julia G.
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My daughter Julia had her 1st lesson with Harrah tonight, and Julia absolutely loved her! She's so excited for her next lesson :)

Posted Nov 8, 2020
Rebecca
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Harrah is so supportive and explained singing in a way that really made sense to me! I always felt comfortable and was not afraid to make mistakes. Her encouragement motivated me to pursue my interest in singing and I'm so grateful I had her as an instructor!

Posted Aug 11, 2020
Bryan
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Harrah was an excellent piano teacher for our daughter. Our daughter made tremendous strides throughout the lessons and Harrah is already sorely missed. Any person would be lucky to have her as a teacher

Posted Aug 10, 2020

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Experience

Voice and Piano Instructor
Oct 2018 - Aug 2020

Flatts and Sharpe Music Company

Provide musical instruction for students of diverse backgrounds and interests; personalize each lesson to the unique needs and personalities of each students; be attentive to the emotional states of each student. Utilize a balance of observation and adaptability in teaching lessons. Each student is unique, so getting to know them is paramount to making their lessons both fun and fulfilling. Even after working with the same student for years, I’ve learned to never settle into an expectation of what a lesson will be, as each day brings out different facets of their personality. I have learned to excel at flexible planning, creating a lesson plan around the trajectory we’ve been pursuing, but ready to alter my expectations if they bring something new to the table that day. 

Associate Artsitic Director
Jan 2017 - Aug 2020

NONop: Open Opera Works

Promote works by underrepresented composers that explore contemporary social issues; contract diverse performers from around the city and organized rehearsal schedules and staging in accordance with their particular skills, taking their perspectives and insights into account in the creation of the performances; grant writing: researching relevant organizations and foundations to approach with proposals, defending NON:op’s contributions to the greater Chicago community; create personal productions and assist with development of new works; attend monthly board meetings to develop plans for outreach and provide feedback on past events; develop partnerships with other organizations.

Education

Voice and Opera Performance
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Music: Voice and Opera Performance
Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

Northwestern University

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

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