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Kristin A.
Willowbrook, Illinois
Master the instrument you are born with - singing! Learn from an experienced vocal coach of 10 years
Singing is the only instrument you are born with, and it is a whole body activity! Together, we will shape the path for your success in becoming a vocalist. I have been teaching singing for nearly 10 years, and my students have gone on to receive scholarship entry into the Chicago Music Academy, Chicago High School for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and even Concordia University, in addition to receiving numerous awards at various music competitions. In the beginning lessons, we will focus on finding your comfortable singing range, learning vocal warm-ups, and different stretches to help relax for singing. As you progress, we will learn about vowel shapes, and music reading. It is very important that every musician, no matter what instrument, has a good background in music reading! For young singers, I will start with the Disney Solo Book for Kids and/or Folk Songs for the Solo Singer. For more advanced students, I will use various books, including The First Book of Soprano (or Alto, Tenor, Bass) Solos, and various foreign language books to pull extra music from. Additionally, I love to work with each student to meet his or her own personal goals. Some examples of student goals we've worked on in the past have been the Japanese theme songs from the video game series Kingdom Hearts, Broadway hits like "When I Grow Up" from Matilda, Christian rock songs, and so many more! Thank you so much for taking the time to read a little bit about me! I cannot wait to meet you and get started!
About Kristin A.

Let's get you started on your musical path! My name is Kristin, and I cannot wait to begin this journey into music with you. I have been teaching private lessons for nearly a decade, and have taught music and choir in the classroom since 2011. I specialize in working with beginners of all ages. Music has been my passion for my entire life. From singing to playing in band and everything in between, I ultimately achieved my degree in Music Education. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top ten of my class from VanderCook College of Music.

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Teacher, Music Specialist
Aug 2014 - Present
Private School
I began teaching a rigorous curriculum of music education to over 600 students in this K-6 school. Many classes were those which incorporated self contained special needs students. In my time here, have created an after school choir as well as brought the entire school together for multiple concerts.
Teacher, Music Specialist
Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
St. Daniel the Prophet School
I created a music education program for students in a Pre-K through 8th grade school, and started a well rounded, enriching after school music club program. This consisted of tiered choirs based on experience and voice types, as well as a Tone Chime Choir, and an advanced recorder playing group. I was responsible for over 700 children's musical education, and nearly a dozen concerts every year. I also engineered the return of the annual Talent Show, and began new traditions of inviting alumni instrumentalists back to play, having in-school recitals for students who took private lessons, and creating a Music Awards Ceremony for students involved in the after school programs.
Voice & Flute Teacher
Apr 2008 - Nov 2011
UpBeat Music School
I taught lessons to students from many walks of life, including students who did not speak English, those with limited mental capabilities, and students who achieved many awards and recognition. In my time here, I doubled the amount of students taking voice lessons, and saw four go on to receive full or partial scholarships into various music schools. My students competed every year in the Illinois Music Association competition, and consistently placed in the top three of their respective divisions.
Bachelor's of Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011
VanderCook College of Music
English
Native Proficiency
Orff-Schulwerk Level II
Jul 2014
Orff-Schulwerk Association of America & VanderCook College of Music
This is a method of music teaching based on student led discovery and guided experiences into musical expressions, ideas, and forms. It encompasses instrumental playing, singing, and dance, create a whole program for every child to fully experience music. In level two, this expands to more complex musical themes, including modes and more complex forms.
Orff-Schulwerk Level I
Jul 2013
Orff-Schulwerk Association of America & VanderCook College of Music
This is a method of music teaching based on student led discovery and guided experiences into musical expressions, ideas, and forms. It encompasses instrumental playing, singing, and dance, create a whole program for every child to fully experience music.
Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recogntiion
Dec 2013
Illinois House of Representatives
VanderCook Academic Scholarship Award
Jan 2011
VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook Talent Scholarship
Jan 2011
VanderCook College of Music
Presidential Academic Award
Jan 2007
President George W. Bush
National Honors Society
Apr 2006
National Honors Society
National Organization of Women
Aug 2007
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American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2007
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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