Val Kuznetsov

Val K.

Chicago, IL

About Val K.

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Val teaches: Females 14 to 60
Males 16 to 60
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: Yesterday


Whether you are an experienced musician or just in the beginning of your educational journey, I perhaps, can help you to advance you potentials and bring your skills to the next level.

First and foremost I am an expert in teaching voice. Not many teachers in Chicago have clients that are currently topping Billboard charts and get signed by major record labels. I do!!!

I taught in Paris, Barcelona, Dubai and New York and have an extensive experience in working with a wide variety of musical genres including Pop, R&B, JAZZ, Rock, Country, Musical Theatre, Gospel and last but not least Classical, which I can proudly can call my background.

Not only I have been continually developing my own art of coaching and excellence of teaching music to others, but also making much needed connections in the music industry. I am selective who I work with, but I do give a career advice and try to match talent with the best opportunities as they come.

Furthermore, I have a strong expertise in teaching piano, music theory, ear training, orchestration and arrangement.
As a working studio producer myself I have been tutoring a number of domestic and international singers, artists, musicians and bands, and have been helping them to further their projects and careers.

My teaching philosophy revolves around an individual approach. I assist my students with help on discovering their artistic potential and guide them to overcome obstacles to make the most of their training. I provide my students with technique that will last them a lifetime and build up skills that are necessary for a successful career. Not only I nurture my students' natural talents and train them to reach their musical goals. but also persuade them to expand their networks in order to get where they want to be. I welcome motivated and gifted students who would dedicate their focus on polishing their craft to the highest standard in a great learning environment!

*** Lesson Details ***
Convenient location, great studio, fun working atmosphere.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, CD/Tape recorders, Copier/Printer, Stereo and Recording Equipment, Music Library, Internet, Humidifier, Mics and Amplifier, Fridge, Coffee Machine, Fresh-Filtered Water, A/C

*** Specialties ***
Voice and Vocal Coaching: Pop, Musical Theatre, Classical, JAZZ, Soul, R'N'B, Rock. Theory of Music, Ear-Training, Piano.
Sight-Reading Technique, Studio Recording, Russian Classical Repertoire, Russian Diction.

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Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach, Producer
Jan 1999 - Present
Val's Music Studio

Val's Music Studio helps young artists to master their craft and take it to a professional outlet.


MM Vocal Performance/ Vocal Pedagogy
Jan 1996 - Dec 1999
Roosevelt University

Languages Spoken

French, Italian, German
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Crescendo Award
May 1998
Bel Canto Competition, Chicago


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2009

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.

28 Reviews on Val K.

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GUY Jun 14, 2017
· Singing · In studio I was more than pleased with my initial singing lesson with Val.
He was thorough, patient, and knowledgeable about music and zeroed in on my concerns, abilities, and talent level.
I am going to continue lessons with him on an on going basis.
Guy, from Chicago
Rebecca Apr 6, 2017
· Singing · In studio He's the best!!
Siobhan Mar 26, 2017
· Singing · In studio Great 1st lesson. Val made me feel very comfortable and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
Thomas Mar 8, 2017
· Piano · In studio Honestly Val was wonderful to work with. Very kind, patient, helpful, and offers ton of insight! Looking forward to more lessons in the future!
Kaustubh P. Feb 19, 2017
· Singing · In studio Great grasp of techniques and the biology of singing.
Michael C. Sep 6, 2016
· Piano · In studio For those who are interested in learning piano, and composition, I highly receommend Val. As a insturctor who is very skillful, responsbile, yet has a decency and caring heart. He will adjust to your comfortable level of education with a practical advices and sometimes assignments. Coming from very competetive Russian educational background, he understands a hardship and competetive nature. However, he is one of the few instructors who knows a good balance between a compsure and focused trainning. Having said that, I took a quite short lesson with him due to a limited time, however, I did feel productive and fun with his time. If you are determined to learn, I can tell you he would be the best choice!
Shelley Z. Mar 4, 2016
· Singing · In studio Val is an amazing teacher! He is fun, patient and really knows how to explain things to you. He's very flexible as well in terms of scheduling and is all around a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!
Binoy B. Mar 2, 2016
· Singing · In studio Val is a fantastic singing instructor.
Luca Feb 11, 2016
· Singing · In home I really liked how he explained the reasons for the exercises. Great person as well.
Binoy Oct 31, 2015
· Music Performance · In studio Great lesson
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