Michael Day
Chicago, IL
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Michael Day

Michael D.

Chicago, IL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! My name is Michael D. and I have been teaching voice lessons and singing professionally for about 7 years now. I use a wholistic method (using breath techniques and the natural speaking voice) to liberate students' unique and special vocal qualities, and have learned how to train singers to sing in any genre, from classical and opera to broadway, pop and jazz. Send me a message and let's talk!!

About Michael D.

I am a professional singer, pianist and voice teacher based in northern Illinois. I attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I earned a bachelor's degree in music education as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance.

Since graduating from IU, I have sung at several opera companies, including Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Merola Opera Program, Syracuse Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Sacramento Philarmonic and Opera, and more. I absolutely love traveling and singing as a career, but I get even more personal fulfillment from teaching voice lessons.

I have worked for the past 5 years to set up a private studio, and teach students of all ages both in person and online. I teach voice using a wholistic method - I truly believe that one's whole life experience comes into play when singing, and by using simple tools of speaking naturally and breathing thoughtfully, every student has the potential for greatness in the voice studio and beyond. My goal is to help each student discover and cultivate their most authentic voice and release its inherent beauty and power.

Although my professional singing has been focused on classical music, I teach all genres. I believe that the different styles of singing have a lot more in common than we all think. Great singing is great singing.

Send me a message and let's talk! I can't wait to hear from you.

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Luke
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Very knowledgeable and understanding

Posted Apr 16, 2021
Elias M.
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My son is the one actually taking the lessons, and he's been quite happy with his experience with Michael.

Posted Apr 15, 2021
Wil
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Very smart, clear with explaining vocal technique, and personable.

Posted Apr 2, 2021
Claire
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Michael is an incredible voice teacher. He is encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and fun to work with! I have had many voice teachers in the past and years of singing experience, yet working with Michael has transformed my understanding of my voice and greatly improved the ease and clarity of my singing. He has helped me reconnect with my most natural, "me" sound in ways I didn't know was possible. Michael also does a really great job thoroughly explaining concepts and his passion for voice and music is contagious, even through a computer screen! He is patient and skilled in a way that is very approachable to the student. I would highly recommend Michael to singers of all levels and abilities!

Posted Feb 3, 2021
Sage Chick
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An amazing instructor, he really helped me increase my vocal range and really is good at helping with mouth structure.

Posted Feb 2, 2021
Brody
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Michael has an eclectic and holistic approach to vocal lessons. He's humbling, approachable for a complete beginner like myself, and intuitive about making the needed adjustments in lessons. His feedback is incredibly constructive and helpful. His teaching style fits very well with my learning and I can honestly say these lessons are some of the best parts of my week. I'm learning more than just vocal lessons, I'm learning more about how I tell a story through singing. I cannot say enough positive things about Michael! I would 100% recommend lessons with him!

Posted May 18, 2020
Shreya G.
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Posted Dec 30, 2020

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Education

Master's in Vocal Performance
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Bachelor's of Music Education
Sep 2010 - May 2014

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Languages

Italian

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