Kimberly Lee
Lombard, IL
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Kimberly Lee

Kimberly L.

Lombard, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Auditioning for a solo at church or school? Trying out for a cover band? Want to be a better karaoke performer? Looking to try out for a reality singing show? I've helped students with these goals and many more. Whether you're into pop, rock, opera, or music theater, I can help.

About Kimberly L.

I have taught voice lessons for almost 20 years to children and adults of all ages, abilities, and musical tastes. I received my Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Florida State University, and a degree in English from Knox College. In 2013, I sang as a soprano soloist at Carnegie Hall, as part of a performance of Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass."

Students have come to me to improve their singing in many different styles, from pop music to musical theater to classical. I have taught experienced musicians as well as people who have never taken a lesson before.

Whether you're looking to improve your karaoke chops, prepare a solo piece for church, or just try something fun and different, I would encourage you to give voice lessons a shot. I truly enjoy teaching and would love to help you achieve your individual vocal goals!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very patient teacher. I use various teaching methods and tailor each lesson to the individual needs of the student. We discuss breath management, the release of unwanted tension, good performance practices, as well as diction and general musical concepts. Studying with me will remind you that singing should be fun, and will boost your confidence and skill level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My living room studio has a piano and seating for parents who wish to sit in on the lesson. There's also a table in the adjacent kitchen where younger siblings can do homework. Please bring a notebook or paper to take notes, as well as recording equipment if you wish to record the lesson.


*** Travel Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
Classical voice is my specialty, but I have worked with students on everything from Metallica to Mozart.

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Becky
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Kim is a gentle, playful soul. I enjoyed every lesson because she found the positive each time while kindly educating me on areas for improvement. Kim sends out an email with a summary of the lesson and a reminder of the assigned practice for the week. If you are considering voice lessons, you’ll find no one better!

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Rachel
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Kim is incredibly knowledgeable in all genres/ styles of voice. I was fairly nervous to begin my singing journey in my 20s. However, Kim’s patience and encouragement really helped me to break out of my shell. She encouraged me to push myself and try new things. This really paid off. I learned a lot of warm ups, techniques, and songs. She truly cares about her students. She also emailed me a detailed note after each lesson summarizing what we worked on, and reminded me what I should practice. I hope to take my newfound instrument with me to an open mic night soon!

Posted Dec 18, 2019
Tracy
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Kim was my singing teacher for a few months before I went to college. As an excellent and knowledgeable singer herself, she always had the right input and guidance on anything I wanted to sing. Lessons felt self guided and relaxed, which helped me come out of my shell to do my own performances.

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Francesca
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Highly recommended! The singing and performance instruction I have received has exceeded my expectations. Kim is an amazing vocal coach and positively encouraging. I've learned so much about my voice, stage presence and importance of telling a story. Whatever your genre Kim makes music fun. Pure joy!

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Karen H.
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Both of my daughters, one of which has Asperger's, really enjoyed taking singing lessons with Kimberly over the past one and one-half years, and I would highly recommend her. They each received individualized lessons plus were provided immediate feedback and encouragement. I never heard a "do I have to go" when it came time for their lessons which says allot, especially in the summer when I often hear this about other things.

Posted Aug 25, 2014
Franceska L.

Recommendation

“What a fantastic experience! Kimberly is an excellent teacher, creative artist and mentor. I had almost given up on my dream to sing. Today, I am energized and making good progress toward my goals. Thanks again, Kimberly!”

Posted Jan 21, 2014
Patrick T.

Excited for more lessons

I still have more questions but in my 3 lessons so far with Kim she has had all the answers. She has provided a lot of good technique and exercises for my daily regimen and I have had people tell me that my singing sounds a lot better at shows I have done since. I know that it is because of what I've gone over with Kim.

Posted May 17, 2013
Russ F.

Wonderful Experience

I needed to brush up on my vocals for church and Kimberly has demonstrated patience, kindness and instructive and well as constructive advise for improving my skills. I did not realize how some simple techniques can take an OK vocalist to such higher levels. Kim is truly a professional with a good heart.

Posted Mar 23, 2013
SherylC

Moving along

The girls and I really enjoy working with Kim. Her home is so relaxing and warm. It matches her personality. The girls feel very comfortable working with her. She's always able to pinpoint exactly what the girls need to do to improve. Whether it's breathing at a certain point, checking posture or visualizing, she always makes just the right suggestion at just the right time. So glad we found her!

Posted May 28, 2012
JoeD

Student

Kimberly is a great teacher. What a great voice and a great singer. My lessons are informative, enlightening, and inspirational ! Kimberly is taking me right where want to go.

Posted Apr 9, 2012
JayS1

Feedback

Nice, professional, competent, focused.

Posted Jan 23, 2012
JulieB2

Kim does a great job working with me. She is encouraging while giving some helpful suggestions.

Posted Jan 22, 2012
lauram

Kim is very good and my daughter enjoys working with her. We are getting ready for a musical theater performance and my daughter has improved her song 200% since working with Kim.

Posted Nov 21, 2011
TomC

Excellent Teacher

Kimnerly L. is an excellent teacher. She is very knowlegeable regarding vocal science. She is very patient regarding the learning process of her student. Thanks a lot.

Posted Oct 19, 2011
VickieL

I have enjoyed working with Kim thus far. I have had 3 lessons with her and I already see an improvement in my voice capabilities.

Posted Jul 11, 2011

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Experience

Private Voice Teacher
Aug 2000 - Present

Self Employed

Education

Master of Music in Voice Performance
Sep 2001 - Dec 2003

Florida State University

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