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Margo L.
Teaches Online
Engage Your Audience
I help clients develop a unique stage presence that enables them to feel comfortable in front of any audience. I cover several elements of stage performance including public speaking, theatrical drama, classical singing and all other forms of singing as well.
About Margo L.

Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME! I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I decided to teach DIFFERENTLY! I've invested a lot of time, energy, emotion and $$$ on big-name schools and "experts", only to be disappointed with what I was taught because a lot of the information or techniques they employed simply didn't apply to me or my goals. Since 1997, I have perfected the K.I.S.S. methodology to improve sales, stage performance, professional advancement and overall quality of life. My effectiveness and willingness to guarantee my work sets me worlds apart from every other professional in my field. Furthermore, I have been named "Top Producer" in EVERY sales and management position held and have won first place in every singing and speech competition EVER entered since 1991. However, with my accolades, I am humble, easy-going and take a light-hearted and humorous approach to my coaching sessions. ​ At an early age, I was taught the importance of working "smart" and not "hard." Efficiency and effectiveness were the order of every day. As the daughter of a Master Herbalist/musician (mother) and bodybuilder/ musician/ policeman (father), wellness, discipline and the stage have always been the way of life. ​ As a child, I was fascinated by my mother's stories of performing with members of Earth, Wind and Fire and other famous musicians and marveled at my father's accounts of being a friend and colleague of Sergio "The Myth" Oliva (3x Mr. Olympia). These experiences piqued a strong interest in stage performance and resulted in years of training in fine arts, fitness and linguistics. I was constantly reminded that the best performers in any field are "complete packages", meaning that they are well-rounded and adept in multiple facets of their chosen field. ​ To become a complete package, I studied classical piano and vocal performance at Sherwood Conservatory of Music and VanderCook College of Music; martial arts (Hapkido) at Hyun's; Fashion Design and Merchandise Management at International Academy of Design & Technology; herbal medicine at The School of Natural Healing; acting and musical improvisation at ETA Theatre and The Second City; flag, rifle and sabre twirling with South Shore Drill Team and runway/print modeling at Barbizon and The Fashion Connection. I have also studied tap, liturgical, ballet, modern, salsa, ballroom and street dance; speech therapy; actively study psychology, anatomy and nutrition and am a NESTA-certified wellness coach. *** Specialties *** Pitch Correction Whistle Register Development Vocal Physiology Overcoming Performance Anxiety Accent Reduction Repertoire Selection Concert and Competition Preparation Public Speaking Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument Overcoming Speech Impediments Stage Movement Studio Recording Techniques Songwriting Image Development Vocal Range Enhancement Post-surgical re-immersion Students with autism, down syndrome and speech impediments Group classes are also available. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. Custom action plan will be given to each student on a case-by-case basis. No instruments are used in my lessons, as I train the voice to be a standalone instrument. However, if you would like to accompany yourself with a guitar, piano or percussion instrument, you are very welcome to do so. *Please note that 15-minute sessions are ONLY available online. In-person sessions must be a minimum of 30 minutes. 31 and 61-minute sessions are for whistle register training only. Online Disclaimer: When choosing online lessons, please make sure that your system is functioning properly, that you know how to use the platform, that you have a good internet connection and that you are logged in on time, as no concessions will be made for time used due to technical difficulties. Timing Disclaimer: Our time together is very valuable. If you are not on time for your session, the missed portion will not be made up at the end of the session. If I am not on time, I will make up the missed portion at the end of the session or alternate agreed-upon time. No exceptions or make-up sessions will be made for illness, weather, transportation issues (including car trouble), or any other short-notice reason. Rescheduled lessons must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and must be made up within the calendar week of the original lesson. If it is not made up within that week, it will still count as a paid session and cannot be made up at a later time.

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Stand Up Comedy
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Great lessons

Posted Nov 26, 2020
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Margo is amazingly gifted!!

Posted May 14, 2020
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My daughter said she has a beautiful voice and very patient and encouraging instructor.

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Voice and Performance Coach
Jan 1997 - Present
Private
I help my clients achieve measurable results in improving singing and speaking voice. I also assist with creating a winning image and cultivating the overall health of the vocal instrument.
Choreographer
Apr 1989 - Aug 2002
Various Dance Troupes
Ballet, Flag and Sabre Twirling, Liturgical, Tap, modern, Hip Hop.
Musical Improvisation
Oct 2011 - Dec 2013
The Second City
Musical Performance
May 1998 - Jul 2003
University of Chicago
Dance, Musical Theater
Jan 1993 - Dec 1993
ETA Theater and Creative Arts
Classical Voice and Piano
Oct 1992 - Aug 2000
VanderCook College of Music
Classical Piano, Music Theory
Apr 1987 - Jul 2001
Sherwood Conservatory of Music
English
Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Certified Family Herbalist
Dec 2010
School of Natural Healing
Qualified to advise, create and administer holistic and herbal remedies for various ailments
Certified Wellness Coach
Oct 2010
NESTA
Qualified to advise on holistic nutrition, exercise and overall wellness
Artist of the Month
Jun 2012
Smooth 87.7 (Popular National Radio Station)
SoulSearch WInner
May 2007
Bombay Sapphire/ Soul 106.3
Broadcast Music Inc.
Mar 2012
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2003
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.

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Instructor details
Stand Up Comedy
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
S Cottage Grove General Area
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
15 minutes
$20
30 minutes
$30
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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