Loretta Medeiros

Loretta M.

Chicago, IL

About Loretta M.

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Loretta teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 1998
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I then moved on to NYU. I have been teaching for over ten years now. Working with students both in person and online has been amazing. With online lessons I am able to work with students who love the convenience of being at home and in person I can show students what it is like to really grow! I love my students of all ages, and can only hope to show others how amazing music can be. I have worked with a handful of students with special needs and am comfortable teaching in a non-traditional style. I am currently preparing to begin my certification in music therapy. Those who can do teach, and those who can teach totally do!

*** Lesson Details ***
You will set the pace for your lesson. I want you to enjoy your time in music, so your lessons will be completely customized. We will develop a goal plan for you so that our time together is interesting, fun, and we make progress! In 3-6 months, you will have a stable technical program and have started a portfolio of music for performances, no matter what level you are. We can share sheet music in person or online (I can even email you great links to amazing performances). Just let me know where you want to be in music, and we'll work together to make it happen. I can't wait to meet you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My home studio is in a private music room. Parents can relax in our family space with coffee or tea and enjoy their children's learning at their leisure. My studio includes a 88-key keyboard, technology setup with an iMac, microphone and stand, a mirror for posture and musical instruments. I carry books for the lessons themselves (not for practice at home), and we can download or print out music as desired. If you take lessons online, I can email you links and sheet music as needed. Feel free to bring any additional equipment music you would like to share. I have some great recommendations for music books designed for both children and adult learners.

*** Specialties ***
jazz, contemporary, classical (instrumental), original, computer music composition

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Group Lesson with Dean Radcliffe and Delmira Miller


Classroom Guide
Jan 2015 - Present
Greenfields Academy

"Independent student-driven education, supported by the latest technology and cognitive science, to help each student master core skills, discover and develop his or her talents and gifts, and establish a learning trajectory they will never outgrow." Specializes in music and the performing arts.

Music Teacher
Jun 2008 - Present

Lessons in flute, piano, voice and audio technology.

Faculty in Audio Production
Jul 2012 - Apr 2014
Art Institute

Classes in audio technology, listening and analysis, audio recording, and live sound reinforcement for college students who want to become music producers and engineers.

Director of Music
Mar 2008 - Dec 2010
Matt's Music

Classes in flute, piano, and voice for students of all ages.
Running the music department of In Sync Center of the Arts, which involves administration, management of all music staff, and production of concerts.

Music Teacher and Audio Engineer
Mar 2008 - Sep 2009
Bosse School of Music

Lessons in flute, piano, and voice. Engineered and produce Sound-A-Like albums for aspiring students.

Production Assistant
May 2007 - Sep 2007
Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music

Production Assistant for the recording department of New York University, specializing in audio engineering, studio setup and breakdown, activities logging, and product management.

Vocalist for NYU Composition Department
May 2007 - May 2007
New York University

Session and stage musician for final projects of composition major, Jodi Humphreys.

Audio Enginner
Sep 2004 - May 2006
University of Masssachusetts

Engineer for campus concerts and events.


Music Therapy
Oct 2014 - Present
Saint Mary of the Woods
May 2010 - Jun 2012
University of Phoenix
Music Technology
Sep 2006 - Jan 2008
New York University
Masters of Music
Sep 2006 - Dec 2007
Bachelors of Music
Sep 2002 - May 2006
University of Massachusetts

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Level III Certificaiton in Somatic VoiceworkTM, the LoVetri Method
Jun 2012
CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory

Style of teaching voice that focuses on how the body creates sound and how to manage that sound for all genres of music.


Community Honor
Aug 2012
Bethune School of Excellence


National Association for Music Education
May 2014

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
May 2014

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Music Teachers National Association
May 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

College Music Society, The
Apr 2014

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

18 Reviews on Loretta M.

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Elizabeth Jan 8, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Lizzie really enjoyed her first lesson with Loretta!
Kenneth Nov 27, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
First lesson - thoroughly impressed. Loretta made me feel very comfortable. I can tell right away she is an excellent teacher! I look forward to our future lessons.
Janellie G. Oct 16, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
My daughter enjoys her time with Loretta and im seeing her improvement.
Ava Marie A. Aug 29, 2016
Verified Student · Flute · Online
Absolutely wonderful experience for my 9 year old.
Chiquita Aug 22, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Perfect! Just what I need.
Mike Jan 31, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
we spent most of the lesson getting to know each other and our musical background/interests and discussed my goals for taking lessons. loretta is a kind soul and with a very knowledgable music mind. she is an incredible match for my wants and needs.

if you have interest in writing your own music or find your passion for learning an instrument is more about learning a new language of expression loretta would be a perfect instructor for you. i took lessons as a child and for me the experience was dull and created a distance between me and the instrument that lasted for almost two decades. so far my experience with loretta has been the polar opposite of what learning a child was for me. this is exactly what i was looking for.

thank you loretta!
Paul F. Jan 20, 2016
Verified Student · Flute · Online
Loretta is a wonderful teacher: a real pro in music and everything I could have ask for. She is as well very personable and caring.
Danette P. Oct 23, 2014
Verified Student · Flute · In studio
My 11-year-old absolutely loves Miss Loretta. She's enthusiastic, patient, encouraging and makes learning music fun. My daughter looks forward to her weekly lesson and learning something new. If my daughter brings a piece she wants to learn, Loretta finds a way to fit it in. It's clear that Loretta loves teaching and is a natural at it. We feel lucky to have found her.
Dean R. Sep 29, 2014
· Singing · Online
In my last lesson, Loretta helped me work through a major misconception about myself. I did not believe that my voice sounded good in falsetto - so I didn't practice it, lowered my expectations, and generally created a self-defeating barrier..

The transformation in learning to love what's coming out of my pipes is more than just voice-deep. Now I believe there are new lands I can conquer! Thank you for helping me to love my upper register Loretta!
Paul F. Aug 6, 2014
Verified Student · Flute · Online
After only a couple of lessons I can tell that Loretta is a well rounded teacher. As a flute instructor she is better than what I could have imaged.
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