Keanon Kyles

Keanon K.

Chicago, IL
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I love everything about teaching! I love music; it is my life. I sleep, breathe and dream music. I am a Columbia University Chicago graduate; I graduated with a degree in Music with a concentration in Classical Voice. I have performed in numerous operas and musicals, as well as, sung on Gospel Cruises all around the world. In my eyes, the student is the main focus so whatever issues, concerns or request the student may have I will treat them with priority. I am all about strengthening the natural born talent and making my students the best vocalist they can be. I'm here to serve the students and that is what I will do until they are confident in their gift...music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I take music very seriously but at the same time I like my lessons to be fun and a joyous experience. I am very patient and helpful with any struggles that may seem too hard to the student. I will start my students off with the basic vocal warm ups and then move on to material that they would like to cover and if so the student doesn't have material to cover, I will present them with material. Being a singer is not easy at all, so I will challenge my students by giving exercises that challenge them to sing for proficient. I will also bring in material that is brand new and ask the students questions about the piece. The student is in the lesson to learn everything about music, so any type of material that I feel will benefit them and help them move closer to their goal, I will definitely present to them. After 3 to 6 months students will be able to sing in the 3 minor keys and the major key. The student will also have knowledge and know how to sing at least 3 different modes. The singer will know how to read basic sheet music and perform it with solfege. The singer will also have 4 songs of my choice or their choice mastered and ready to perform in front of an audience. Lastly, the singer will have knowledge of proper breath control while performing, usage of a microphone, and intonation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano/ Keyboard
Music Stand
Water

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical, gospel and R and B singing.

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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Reviews (14)

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Bernard Jul 29, 2019
Acting · In studio

I could not have found a better acting instructor.

Patrick M. Jul 5, 2019
Singing · Online

I am enjoying every moment of it!!! In each lesson thus far, I’ve learnt something new. In just a few lesson i am already experiencing Great improvement and my confidence is definitely growing!!! Awesome instructor!!!

Neil Feb 3, 2016
Singing · In studio

Keanon is a GREAT teacher/artist/musician/mentor

I've been working with Keanon for almost a year now. Aside from being an amazing vocalist himself, he does everything he can to help students reach their full potential and find their voice. He makes lessons fun while constantly keeping you challenged. There's always encouragement from him to strive to be better, which can really bring the best out of singers. Whether you're simply singing for hobby, performing for shows/auditions, or ready to record, Keanon has something to offer to any aspiring musician. He has a passion and love for music and understands it's a gift that must be shared with the world.

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DeMarcus 'DeMuziq' Feb 3, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

Keanon did a great job with catering to each singer's style in the group workshop. He is highly knowledgeable about singing and gives great pointers to make your song sound better. I highly recommend a vocal session with him if you plan singing for an audition, a performance, or if you just want to sing for fun!

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Kaiisha Feb 2, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

Keanon is a great instructor and performer and is extremely versed in his field. He also has a great personality and is a pleasure to work with.

Patrice Feb 2, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio

Both my kids were preparing for auditions and had to sing a prepared piece. Keanon helped them put a fresh spin on an old classic. Not only did they improve their vocal technique, but they leaned musical phrasing that helped them make their solos stand out! Both kids leaned new ways to sing the standards. Thor vocals became stronger and more open. They were very pleased with the results.

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Warren L. Jun 7, 2013
Singing ·

Singing Made Fun

Keanon knows his stuff. He knows how to challenge you to expand your range and he knows how to listen. He explains pertinent facts about singing and gives examples of what he expects, but he also lets you learn at your own pace. He is an excellent teacher. Now I just have to remember to breathe.

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GinaP Jun 11, 2012
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Keanon has been a great teacher, encouraging me and urging me to challenge myself, while creating a comfortable environment where I feel can take on those challenges.

ArliciaJ May 7, 2012
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AMAZING

Keanon is GREAT with children . My daughter is 8 yrs old and has been taking lessons with him approximately 5 weeks. She ABSOLUTELY loves it and cannot wait til the next lesson . He has patience , technique , a beautiful voice, offers words of encouragment and constructive criticism. We have along way to go & Im sure by the end of our journey together, I Will b rating him 5 stars. :D

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MelanieD Feb 5, 2012
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I was looking for a teacher like him.

Keanon is very, very VERY determined to make sure that you sound your best. Even when you get frustrated he encourages you at your lowest moment. I love working with him and I highly recommend him. If you're looking for a teacher who's patient and encouraging, this is the guy for you.

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JoyceW1 Nov 7, 2011
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Feedback for Keanon K.

Let me first start out saying where have Keanon been for the last 10 years of my life! Studying voice lessons with Keanon has been nothing short of remarkable. He removes all fear, anxiety and unconmplicates the complicated with music. He makes you think and encourages you to become the best. Its a saying when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Well its true!!!

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KenyaS Jun 25, 2011
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Knowledgeable Voice Instructor

Keanon is very knowledgeable and patient. He works well with children. I recommend him highly.

SharonP1 May 14, 2011
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My grand daugther loves her weekly voice class.

Keanon is very knowledgeable, his education and foundation in classical music and his opera training makes him the perfect teacher for Sharon. He is patient, motivational and a great role model for kids who need voice traiining. Keanon has the most beautiful voice and I totally feel that he is the perfect voice taecher for my grand daughter. I am so happy that I found Keanon on the Take Lessons website. Thank you for eveything that you do Keanon!!!!!!! God has Blessed you with a gift most dream about. Thank you for sharing that gift with us!!!

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MarcusS3 Mar 10, 2011
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Student

Keanon is a great teacher. I feel very lucky to have him as my teacher.He is patient, efficient,and very knowledgeable.when I first started with keanon,i was insecure about singing,and my voice. Now I am very confident in my singing. I have started to love my voice. "There are no bad students,just bad teachers". Keanon is an excellent teacher.

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Experience

Noah
May 2019 - Present

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Performing the title-role in Benjamin Britten's "Noye's Fludde".

Tommie
May 2019 - May 2019

Chicago Opera Theater

Playing the role of Tommie in World premiere of Dan Shore's "Freedom Ride".

Daggoo
Mar 2019 - Apr 2019

Chicago Opera Theater

Played the role of Daggoo in the infamous story tuned opera "Moby Dick" at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

William Braden
Jan 2019 - Apr 2019

Old World Theatre

Name of play was "War to End All Wars" also performed at the Cliff Dweller's Private Club.

Rigoletto
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Clyde Opera Group

Performed title role in Opera, “Rigoletto” with a Clyde Opera Group in Glasgow, Scotland

Colline
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

Clyde Opera Group

Performed the role of Colline in Clyde Opera Group’s production of La Boheme in Glasgow, Scotland


Education

Opera Performance
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Clyde Opera Group

Opera Study
Apr 2015 - Aug 2015

MAI

B.A. Music, Classical Voice Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2010

Columbia College Chicago


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency


Certifications

Private Voice Teacher
Nov 2010

Takelessons.com


Awards

"For Your Gift" Award
Mar 2019

Reva and David Logan Foundation

2012 Arise Idol
Nov 2012

A.R.I. S.E. Program


Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
Apr 2019
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.
SAG-AFTRA
Nov 2015
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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