Megan Wilhelm

Megan W.

Chicago, IL

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About

Megan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2012

Hello! I am a passionate private vocal instructor looking for students who love to sing, whether as a hobby or as a profession or anywhere in between. I am currently working on my masters in Vocal Performance at Indiana University. I believe in my students success and love to watch and provide support as you grow as a musician and singer. I am a classical singer who uses classical singing technique to inform my teaching of other genres. If you have any questions about the nature of voice lessons, please contact me!

I can help your singing move in any direction that you would like to go! There are no limits on what can be done, and I want to help you achieve your goals, whatever they might be! My past students have had varied interests, and I have enjoyed working with all of my unique students in their own artistic areas of interest.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
St. Benedict Classical Catholic School

Taught Children ages K-12 basics of music reading, how to read chant notation, and basics of singing.

Alto Section Leader
Jan 2015 - Present
Northminster Presbyterian Church

Lead the alto section of the church choir, including working with volunteers and appearing frequently as a soloist.

Performer
Aug 2016 - May 2017
ReImagining Opera for Kids

Performed in children's operas in various middle and elementary schools throughout the Bloomington, IN community.

Young Artist
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
SongFest

Worked with Susanne Mentzer, Martin Katz, Dawn Upshaw, Graham Johnson, John Aler, and many other world-class musicians on improvement of singing technique, artistic freedom and expression, and musical relevancy within the world of Art Song.

Private Voice Lesson Instructor
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
Rockin Robin Music Lessons

Taught private voice lessons to students ages 7-26 in the genres of pop, country, and vocal jazz.

Alto Section Leader
Aug 2012 - Jul 2014
Emerson Unitarian Universalist

Led alto section of the church choir and assisted volunteer musicians with learning music. Also appeared frequently as a soloist.

Chorus Member
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Houston Grand Opera

Sang in the chorus of multiple productions during the opera season.

Private Voice Instructor
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Oak Ridge High School

Taught High School Students private voice lessons. Assisted in preparation for solo and ensemble competition as well as the Texas All-State Choir auditions.

Private Voice Lesson Teacher
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Katy ISD

Taught Junior High and High School students private voice lessons.

Assitant Instructor
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
The Childhood Center

Taught 18mo-2yr children in childcare setting. Ensured a safe environment for the children and assisted with planning and executing all classroom activities.

Education

Performers Diploma in Vocal Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Indiana University
Master of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012
University of Houston Moores School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

The Wilfred C. Bain Opera Scholarship
Apr 2016
IU Jacobs School of Music

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Dec 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.

American Guild of Musical Artists
Sep 2013

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Feb 2009

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Photos & Videos

Here, I am the soprano soloist for Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.
Here I speak about performing the Soprano Solo in the Britten War Requiem at IU in 2014.
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13 Reviews

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Theresa Jul 25, 2017
Singing · In studio

Megan was a wonderful voice teacher! She helped me improve my range and my breathing. Megan paid so much attention to me while I sang and she always had great techniques for improving my sound. She also chose many songs that fit my range well and that challenged me. Megan not only taught me important skills and songs, but she also was very kind and patient. Megan helped me learn songs that I brought to her, even if she already had something planned for the day. Megan was a great teacher and I would highly recommend her!

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Jessa Jun 22, 2017
Opera Voice · In studio

Megan is a very patient and fun teacher who helped me to have confidence singing for church and singing in front of a small audience. My vocal range has grown a lot since I began working with her. I look forward to continued lessons and learning more about vocal technique!

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Rebecca G. Sep 18, 2015
Vocal Training · Online

she is already helping me learn how to breathe and stretch my range

Alexandra Jul 20, 2015
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I think Megan is an amazing singer and performer! She is a wonderful friend and has true talent in the classical repertoire! I would highly recommend Megan as a teacher who is supportive and knowledgeable!

Divija Nadella Jul 7, 2015
Choir · In studio

It was a really fun experience to learn many helpful techniques !

Sheila Jul 7, 2015
Choir · In studio

Megan did a great job with my daughter, prepared her for college auditions and instilled confidence. She also challenged her to learn more difficult pieces that highlighted her voice which led to her acceptance at all three schools at which she auditioned.

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Katy Jul 6, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio

Megan is wonderful! She truly cares for her students and their success! Highly recommended!

Thomas Jul 6, 2015
Choir · In studio

Ms.Wilhelm has been my favorite voice teacher that I have ever had! Since she is easy to open up to, and easy to be comfortable around, my voice improved so much! I never once was embarassed, or nervous, and she pushed me to give it my all and my voice became so much stronger and clearer while she was teaching me. If anyone ever were to ask me who to go see for voice lessons I would say Ms.Wilhelm!

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Stacy Jul 5, 2015
Singing · In studio

Where to start? I loved lessons with Ms. Wilhelm! Everything we did in the lessons bettered not only my vocal sound, but even my mechanics and mind process. Before I started lessons with her, I would constantly sing flat and I didn't have a clue as to why. Thankfully, Ms. Wilhelmina was able to sort out the kink and put me on track to betterment. I'm so thankful for her work and for the effort she put into each and every lesson. She definitely made me a better singer, and I would highly recommend her services to anyone wanting to better themselves in music.

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Samantha Jul 4, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio

Megan is a stellar singer with meticulous attention to technique and artistry. I had the pleasure to work with her this summer, and can attest to her reputation of being a patient coach and fantastic colleague. She personally helped me improve technical issues in just our first coaching. Anyone taking lessons with her or working closely with Megan are in the company of a first class singer, technician, and humble person.

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Rachel Jul 4, 2015
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She is one amazing person and is very supportive and encouraging! Her skills are quite obviously demonstrated by her performing as well as her teaching. She knows quite a lot about her field. I highly recommend her!

Faith Jul 4, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio

Ms. Megan was very helpful while I was preparing for All-State Auditions. I chose to continue lessons with her for the rest of the year and she helped we work on vocal technique, sight reading, and relaxation.

Paige Jul 3, 2015
Choir · In studio

Megan was an awesome voice teacher! She helped me develop the alto tone I have today, and I learned a lot from her. I definitely recommend!

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