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Bachelor's in musical theater performance from Columbia College Chicago. Audition prep (acting/singing) and vocal technique for clients since 2007.
My critique during your lesson is always honest, so you know when I give you a compliment it is well deserved. I especially love working with non-singers and helping them find their voice. I always start with an assessment to see where your work is currently at and where we can go from there. I keep notes during your lesson, send you an email afterwards with your homework for the week, then I use those notes to think of personalized ways to improve your technique before your next lesson.
If honesty and results are what you're looking for in a teacher, I promise to be that teacher for you.
*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you're studying vocal technique or prepping for an audition with me, each lesson starts with an assessment. Then, we start with where you are at that moment and push your technique to the next level. Afterwards, I will send you an email with notes from the lesson and your homework.
My goal is cultivate your technique and discipline to take you to the next level of your performance.
*** Studio Equipment ***
-Large mirror (to see your technique)
-Sound-proof practice room
*** Travel Equipment ***
Digital piano for in-home voice lessons.
*** Specialties ***
Beginner voice for non-singers, new singers, or singers that have been out of the game for a while.
Audition prep for both film/stage acting and singing auditions. (Great results!)
-Director of Musical Theater Program (Starting 2015)
-Instrumental Coach (Ukulele, Guitar, Piano)
-Toddler Rock Teacher
-Pop Choir Music Director (Starting 2015)
Group piano classes for ages 6-18.
-Musical Theater Teacher
-Arranged contemporary vocal parts.
-Taught proper vocal technique.
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.
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
· Singing · Online My daughter had great time with Vanessa. Working with her on some new techniques , so really happy we went with Vanessa. My daughter is excited for the next session.
· Child Acting · Online My name is Bella and I am 8 years old and I have been with Miss Vanessa for over a year now. She is a fantastic teacher and I have learned a lot and I really like her.
· Singing · Online I enjoy every lesson and learn more about my voice each time. Vanessa is super helpful and very down to earth. I highly recommend her as a teacher.
· Ukulele · In studio she is excellent . My kids really enjoy her lessons. she makes is fun and interesting.
· Singing · In studio Vanessa is very professional, personable and relates to all ages. She has great vocal techniques and helps build confidence and improves the students ability. Thank you for assisting with my niece's 1st singing class!!
· Singing · Online
· Broadway Singing · In studio Vanessa is incredible. I look forward to my voice class every week, as she is not only fun, but also incredibly helpful. I have noticed not just my voice improve, but my confidence as well. I have had several voice teachers in my life, and I have never liked one as much as I like Vanessa. TAKE HER CLASS!
· Ukulele · In home Vanessa arrived on time which made a good first impression. She began by asking about my goals. I was amazed at all I learned in my very first lesson. Vanessa's instructions were clear and easy to follow. She gave me my homework for next week's session which I am excited to learn. She was very encouraging and reassuring. She made me feel like I had made the right decision in choosing takelessons and Vanessa as my instructor.
· Film and TV Acting · Online She gives me confidence.
· Speaking Voice · Online My 10-year old son loved his first session with Vanessa...He is looking forward to the next lesson already!