Lydia Hamilton

Lydia H.

Chicago, IL
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
basic piano training

About Lydia H.

I am a professional singer specializing in Gospel, Jazz, Blues, R & B with a classical training background. I am also a pianist, recording artist, songwriter, speech professor & etiquette teacher. I utilize all these skills to help my students become stellar singers. I have a B.A in Arts & Science, M.A in Communication & Training and another M.A in Education & Curriculum.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression. Additionally, I provide my students with training on song selection, soundscapes, stage presence and career building tools.

Whether you dream is to sing in public or to make singing your lifelong career; I am the person who will help you elevate yourself. The students I will accept must be willing to commit to a minimum of 5 lessons.


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14 Reviews
Sabrina C.

Hi this is my first Class my one on one With Lydia was awesome, we did warm up lydia she look at my Vocal skill and techniques, i sing some of my best Song's we look at my Vocal Strong, Weak Point lydia she was very Patience and nice i'm Trill and Can't wait for my next class.

Thanks Lydia

Posted Feb 8, 2020
Eva G.
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Lydia is amazing! I am so excited to work with her more! I have been singing for years and heard things in my voice in our first lessson that I have never heard before.

Posted Mar 9, 2019
Lauren W
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Lydia is amazing! She caters lessons towards your specific capabilities and is always very flexible . She has an outstanding record and a powerful voice which lets you know right away that you are in good hands . I would recommend Lydia to anyone looking for gospel lessons and even those looking to venture into other voice lessons .

Posted Mar 3, 2019
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Very encouraging, gives honest feedback. I left with good practice techniques and confidence in my voice.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
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My experience was great it exceeded my expectations. Linda was always well-prepared. She planned her syllabus towards reaching my personall goals. She made me feel very comfortable and at the end I was confident singing a solo. I'm looking forward to taking a lesson another lesson from her

Posted Jul 12, 2018
Beverly S.
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Lydia is very patient with me she make sure that I hit the right notes I am so impressed with her and I'm working hard and doing very well

Posted Jun 22, 2018
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It was amazing! I definitely feels like she gets me and she's quite enthusiastic about my skills and future and that made me excited. This is just the first lesson, but I'm highly confident this is the best decision I've made.

Posted Jun 21, 2018
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She was amazing !! I love her patience and her ability to teach. BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER !!

Posted Jun 1, 2018
Rene B.
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Loved her class, she made me for comfortable while advancing the class at a good pace that covered my objectives.

Posted May 28, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Lydia is an AMAZING!!! vocalist and instructor. She makes it so easy and fun to learn. I look forward to working with her again. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend her.

Posted May 23, 2018
Tanya D.
Profile-location-online Online

Thank you so much for your expert training. I liked the conveniency of online training. Greatly appreciated!

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I have never sung in public but it was always a dream of mine to be able to sing a solo in front of my family and friends for the holidays. I heard about Ms. Lydia through friends and asked her to teach me to sing. She gave me a free consultation to determine what my needs were and then set up a plan to help me reach my goals through the lessons that she gave me. Fast forward to last Christmas, I surprised my family by singing a ton of Christmas favorites and I am preparing to do the same this year. Thank you Ms. Lydia

Posted Jul 3, 2017
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I am a quasi professional performer but wanted to enhance my skill set so I reached out to one of my favorite performers/instructors: Lydia Hamilton. Lydia is an exceptional teacher and she designed my curriculum to fit my needs and it the results were outstanding!

Posted Jul 3, 2017
Lady Kathryn
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Awesome experience

Posted Jul 3, 2017

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Speech Professor
Jan 2015 - Present

City Colleges

Specialized focus on the art of public speaking and making connections between music and communications

Communications Professor
Jan 2009 - Present

Governors State University

8 years a Communications Professor specializing in advanced public speaking, all facets of the communication process and showing the connection between music and communication

Director of Music
Aug 2005 - Present

St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church

In direct cooperation with Priest in Charge execute all service music and prepare soloist

Professional Performer/Vocalist
Sep 1989 - Present

Self Employed

Have performed on national and international stages for over 25 years.


Sep 2006 - May 2009

Governors State University

Aug 1978 - May 1981

Augustana College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Instruction, Curriculum & Training
Aug 2010

Governors State University

Director of Music & Worship
Jun 2010

St. Margaret of Scotland

After being the Director of Music & Worship for 5 years; I was presented with a certification from the Episcopal Anglican Church for master status


Faculty Marshall
May 2018

Governors State University

Performance Award
Jun 2010

St. Margaret of Scotland


Jazz Education Network
Jan 2009
JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.
Jan 1997
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 1996
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers
Jan 1989
A.S.M.A.C. is an organization whose mission is to promote the arts of Music Arranging, Composition, and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public. A.S.M.A.C.’s purpose is to provide its membership a place to make contact with each other to exchange ideas and information about the art of music and the music industry. A.S.M.A.C. seeks to educate and inform both the general public and the commercial arts community about the roles its members play in the creation of music past and present. A.S.M.A.C. also encourages emerging arrangers and composers in their development.
The Chicago Federation of Musicians
Jan 1987
The Chicago Federation of Musicians is an organization of almost three thousand professional musicians. For more than 100 years, the CFM has been working to achieve dignity and just wages for our art. Our members perform in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Orchestra, The Redwalls, the orchestras for Chicago’s Broadway shows. We represent musicians performing all styles of music: alternative rock, soul, classical, jazz, rock, country, pop, reggae, Christian rock, and others. Our members are active in recording commercials, television and radio programs and CD's, and perform for private and corporate parties locally and throughout North America.

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