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Monika C.
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The musical and academic success of my students is my number one priority! Each person's voice is unique and special to them, no one else has the voice that YOU have; therefore, I approach each and every student differently by tailoring a very personal and individual lesson plan for each of my students. I take a very holistic approach and encourage my students to use their whole body when singing to maintain a healthy instrument.
About Monika C.

Monika is a soprano studying classical vocal performance at DePaul University and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or online over Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype with a high-quality microphone and camera so the student can have the best video and audio experience. Monika has been singing for over 15 years, ever since she was a little girl. However, she started to take private lessons early on in middle school when she realized singing was her passion. For the past 9 years Monika has been training her voice classically and professionally studying opera. Through Monika's own experience singing in the music business, studying ear training and music theory, and placing in international competitions, she wants to help you achieve your personal goals as a musician! Recently, in November 2020 Monika received first place in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition. In February 2020, Monika received second place in a collegiate voice competition for undergraduate students called the "Fox Valley Orchestra Collegiate Voice Competition". Then in 2018, she was one of seven competing finalists for a national vocal competition called “The American Prize in Vocal Performance and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award-High School Art Song and Oratorio Division.” At DePaul University Monika has worked with opera director, Harry Silverstein, for a production of “Hansel and Gretel” where she was a choir member. Furthermore at DePaul University, she is a member of the Chamber Choir where she was featured as a soloist during the 2019 winter concert and 2020 winter concert. This summer Monika was to perform in Aquilon Music Festival’s opera production of Così fan tutte and Haymarket Opera Company’s program called "Monteverdiana", performing scenes from “Orfeo,” “Ulisse,” “Poppea,” and other theatrical works. However, both were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, Monika was still able to study the role of Zerlina through Chicago Summer Opera’s Virtual Academy while also partaking in Colorado’s virtual Steamboat Opera program this summer! On the side, Monika cantors at many religious occasions; such as Sunday mass, holiday celebrations, weddings, funerals, communions, confirmations, etc. at multiple churches such as Techny Towers Holy Spirit Chapel, St. Thomas of Villanova, Transfiguration Polish Catholic Church, St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, and Church of Divine Mercy.

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Monika will teach you the basics of pitch, control, tone, and other cornerstones of a good singing voice. No stone is left unturned, and Monika expertly covers everything from warm-ups and singing exercises to singing career tips. She will push you further with advanced techniques perfect for beginners all the way up to advanced performers. Gain an extra octave, master the difficult high notes, correct bad habits, learn how to work in a band and top performance tips. She is the BEST! Thanks Monika!!

Posted Dec 28, 2020

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Experience
Private Voice Teacher
Dec 2020 - Present
self-employed
I teach online voice lessons to students who desire to enhance their vocal abilities.
Education
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2018
DePaul University
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Polish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Awards
First Place in the Charleston International Romantic Music Competition.
Nov 2020
Charleston International Competition
Fox Valley Orchestra Collegiate Voice Competition - Second Place
Feb 2020
Fox Valley Orchestra
American Prize National Finalist
Jan 2018
American Prize

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