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Serena P. Chicago, IL

Any type of singing you've been hoping to do, I can help. Whether you're singing at your friend's wedding, auditioning for a vocal ensemble, or just want to rock at karaoke, I'm here!

About Serena

Now teaching in-person singing and acting lessons in Chicago, as well as online to anyone in the country! Serena is originally from the New York City area and has been acting, singing, dancing, and playing piano since she was young. As a teenager, she attended the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While she was there, she realized her love of teaching when she tutored struggling piano and music theory students. In Chicago, her credits include: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Jersey Shore: The Musical, Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre of Women 6, Pirates of Penzance, Change the Night Owl, and two solo cabarets: "Should I

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Jordan J. August 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've been singing in choirs for over 6 years and was looking for a way to get into singing in college, and I found Serena by a lucky chance and have seen her weekly since January - not only have my vocal skills and techniques improved considerably since then, but I've become a lot more confident in singing other genres.

Serena is a fantastic teacher and is very flexible with availability - she always tries to make the lessons work on your time, and as a full-time student juggling two jobs, that was exactly what I needed. Every lesson is great - it's a healthy mixture of singing, genuine conversation, and discussion of techniques and ways to become better at something I genuinely enjoy.

I would definitely recommend her to beginners and returning singers alike - she is extremely passionate about what she does, and it really pays off when you can confidently sing a brand new piece after having worked on it for just a few lessons!
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Ruth J. May 10, 2014
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Serena has been an incredible influence on my 11year old thespian. She is always on time, positive, and she clearly communicates any changes or needs in an effective and timely manner. My daughter has improved significantly from her time with Serena and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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Kelly B. April 7, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
A patient and skilled instructor

I was so nervous about taking up piano again. My experience as a child had been less than stellar. Serena was exactly the instructor I had hoped for - she quickly assessed my ability and was able to adjust her teaching style/lesson accordingly. I was a bit nervous at first, but her patience helped me relax and enjoy the lesson.
Rebecca S. Chicago, IL

About Rebecca

Opera and Musical theatre are my areas of most expertise, but I also have dabbled in vocal jazz and pop. I believe that music should be a part of everyone's life, and that someone in any career path and line of work can benefit greatly from an education in music and the arts. I have been teaching private voice lessons for four years, and have previously been a beginning piano teacher for children as well as an academic tutor and camp counselor. I love teaching and sharing the knowledge and love for music I have with others! Piano: I teach beginning piano to kids and adults of all ages Voice: I teach ages 12+ (if a child is under 12 and is interested in singing, I am willing to teach them some piano and music theory and incorporate singing, but full voice lessons under 12 is ...

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Eve G. January 2, 2014
Singing
Becky A+++

I was Becky's voice student for three weeks over the summer of 2013 at the music camp that I went to (I went for cello, but I realized that singing was something I had always loved to do and I knew it would help me develop my skills as a musician.) I had never taken a voice lesson before, and I was in the middle of a camp which included some very advanced singers, but Becky made me feel so comfortable with myself that I wasn't afraid to approach her with any problems I had with my voice. She taught me so much in 6 lessons especially about natural human breathing, and about how to express myself with my voice, in a way that only let me feel more and more comfortable with myself and with any sounds I made (and there were a lot of ugly ones!). Becky is an absolutely incredible singer and didn't only teach me about how to sing, but also about the history of vocal performance in a way that showed me how influential it is to the rest of music in general. Becky was also my camp counselor, and outside of the voice lessons she is an incredible person-- she's hilarious and veerrrry spunky and great to be around as a friend and a person to look up to. She really motivates her students to reach their full potential by nurturing their passion for singing and providing an incredible amount of love and support to all her students, regardless of level.
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NicoleA2 January 11, 2011
I couldn't be happier - One amazing instructor

I am only on my second week of vocal lessons with Rebecca Sorensen, but in this short amount of time she has seriously made such a positive impact on my love for music and singing. I used to never believe that it would be possible for me to sing in public in front of anyone without hyperventilating, but she has been extremely supportive and helpful and I am gaining confidence. When I say that I never believed I could sing in front of people I am serious because I have taken prior singing lessons that were useless because I would tense up and not really sing. If I did sing because I was physically forced to, I would pretty much just whisper. Rebecca has been so encouraging and I couldn't thank her enough because I truly am obsessed with music and I adore singingjust in private or at a karaoke bar. Her visualizations and little tricks have worked wonders! I am starting to understand everything better. They really help and I absolutely trust Rebecca. I am finally learning how to sing properly and not just mimic my favorite singers and Broadway stars. I was worried about having messed up my vocal chords in the past and she was honestly concerned and helpful. She gave me one of her tea bags that she uses to help make her throat feel better, which was really sweet. She went above and beyond and also did a little research on the symptoms and told me what I could do if it was really bothering me. Now that probably isn't necessary since I am a tad bit of a hypochondriac, and I know this story seems a little random, but to me it really reinforces her amazing character and dedication to what she does. She is a great teacher with an amazing voice and I am so excited for her career as well as the rest of my singing lessons! I have a few months left and I am confident that she will help me. I'm ecstatic since I thought I was a lost cause! This is the best Christmas present ever! Thank you so much Rebecca, from the bottom of my heart!
Daniel K. Chicago, IL

Emphasis on fundamentals and repertoire development. Voice study requires effort and commitment.

About Daniel

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college. Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a

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Kathleen R. July 31, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dan has been a great teacher thus far. He is patient and finds material that I find interesting while keeping me engaged during the lesson. He has helped me with some vocal tips as well! I really am getting my money's worth taking lessons with him. I would recommend Dan to any aspiring musician in need of lessons!
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Valerie L. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Consistent quality

Daniel continues to devise new ways to make learning music theory fascinating, and the mechanics of playing the piano fun. His encouraging nature minimizes the frustration of being a beginning student.
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Anant S. November 21, 2013
Saxophone
Verified Student
excellent instructor and a wonderful person

I have been taking music lessons with Daniel since April of 2013 and it has been a great learning experience.

I had no musical background and I started learning Saxophone with Daniel and 7 months later, I am able to play popular songs that he chooses to fit best for enhancing learning curve. He does a great job with reinforcing correct habits from the very beginning and has been very encouraging and has highlighted improvement as we go from class to class. As music learning can be frustratingly slow, the feedback and reassurance he provides definitely helps in keep going back for more.

I wanted to learn guitar and piano with him as well, he encouraged to learn only Piano (for enhancing learning curve for musical theory concepts) and hold guitar for later. Which speaks about how he is genuinely concerned about your learning of music with sound reasoning. So now I take guitar and Piano lessons with him. He is very patient, polite and professional. He is great with students of all ages and easily modifies teaching style as per student needs.

Besides all that he is a great person to talk to. Numerous times we have had great discussions about things outside music.

I would highly recommend Daniel for music lessons to everyone.
Tasha K. Evanston, IL

learn how to use your voice, match pitch, and produce a variety of tone colors through the use of breath control and resonance.

About Tasha

Tasha is a classically trained soprano who enjoys singing and teaching all styles of music. As her student, you can expect lessons to be fun and stress-free. Tasha loves nothing more then helping people sing better and form a new love of music through singing. She will teach you fundamental singing techniques as well as how to blend drama and performance into your singing to create a rich creative experience. Tasha holds her M.M. in Voice Performance from Indiana University and her B.M. from Northwestern University. *** Lesson Details *** Tasha tailors her lessons to suit the needs of each individual student. Open communication is a key part of being in her studio. Ask questions. Tasha also believes that singing should always be fun. In fact, the better you get at singing, the more ...

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Ben L. December 5, 2013
Singing
Excellent Voice Teacher

Tasha is by far the best voice teacher I have ever had. She makes even complicated music feel easy and fun. She also helped me make a recording!
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Megan K. December 1, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

Tasha is the best voice teacher I have had the opportunity to work with! She truly understands how to teach music - theory, performance, and voice. She is very willing to work with all schedules for lessons and dedicates herself to her students. I look forward to my lesson every week because of Tasha!
Benjamin K. Chicago, IL

I teach singers of all genres (country, classical, pop, bluegrass, rock…) to sing with confidence and freedom!

I am currently studying opera at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and have extensive operatic training. I teach an open throat technique (appoggio) that allows the singer to sing with freedom, and access their entire range evenly. I also work with students to develop style, interpretation, languages, and acting ability.

About Benjamin

My expansive breadth of interests has led me through years of experience in the arts and natural sciences. I'm a voice instructor, math tutor, and biology teacher. Now, I'm pursuing a career in opera and vocal performance. I have extensively studied vocal performance and opera for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have been in many operas and musical theater productions. I am currently performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat at the Booth Tarkington Theatre. I was a finalist in the MasterWorks Festival concerto competition. I have studied other vocal genres, such as jazz and pop. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. I use the appoggio technique of breathing and believe all singing should be produced in a ...

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Andrew T. February 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is a great teacher and makes each lesson a valuable learning experience. I was able to notice improvements in my voice right away after just a couple of lessons. I highly recommend him!
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Olivia A. February 5, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
I have only had a few lessons with Benjamin so far, but I'm happy to say that each one was fun and educational. In past vocal trainings I focused on my chest voice, but Benjamin is helping me to discover and control my head voice in ways that I didn't think I could. At first I was worried I wouldn't find a teacher who could help me with college audition preparation, but sure enough, Benjamin went through the process and had plenty of great tips that I can use this coming year.
Thanks Benjamin! :)
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dan B. February 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a 31 year old singer in a Indie Rock band called Readen Roark. I have had little to no training prior to practicing with Benjamin. I was looking for someone to help me find my voice and help me figure out how to actually sing. After many years of trying it on my own and listening to vocal dvds, I bit the bulllet and swallowed a little bit of my pride and found Benjamin through takelessons.com. I immediately found results as far as realizing how I WAS singing isn't suppose to be how I AM to sing. When you sing, the feeling should be somewhat easy. Ben is helping me find that spot and easiness. I am eager to see my improvement as time moves on. Not to mention Ben makes the lesson enjoyable and easy going. It is something I look forward to and hope to continue for a long time to come. I am even tempted to bring him some of my band embers and work with the band as a whole. When the next album is ready for vocals, I will definitely try to have him there. Highly recommended.
Joel W. Chicago, IL

About Joel

I recently moved to Chicago to complete my dissertation for Arizona State University's Doctorate program. During my 6 years at ASU I taught voice lessons privately and at the collegiate level in Phoenix. I have taught almost every type of singing style at every age and professional level; Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, R&B, Folk, Reggae, from professional musicians to enthusiastic people who want a new hobby. I am an active opera singer looking to make Chicago my new home base. Pedigree - BM in Vocal Performance from the University of Montana MM in Opera Performance from Arizona State University DMA in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University (ABD anticipate completion Fall 2014) Philosophy - Learning how to sing is just like any other physical activity. Everyone ...

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Paul V. September 9, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Joel is an amazing teacher! He is knowledgeable and very passionate about his career. His style goes far beyond just a point and sing approach, he makes it a point to get to know each of his students and goes above and beyond to learn their voice type and learning style so he can better understand how to train them. In the four years I studied with Joel he not only trained my voice but also trained me in proper singers health and etiquette (Vocal health tips, Proper stage dress etc.) He helped me prepare multiple theatre and college audition repertoire and also inspired me to pursue a career in vocal performance. I would highly recommend Joel to anyone who wants to further their knowledge or begin a new journey in the world of music.
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Rebecca D. June 26, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
It’s hard to put into words what Joel W has done for my voice. His teaching ability extends far beyond just imparting proper technique, though he does that extremely well. The way he is able to delve into how my mind works, how I experience music, and how I learn and then to teach me in language that I am wired to understand is an incredible gift. He not only expedited the process of my progress but he also opened the door for me to discover the rich artistry of singing: the textures, the colors, the emotions, and the carefully crafted details of a beautiful voice.
Far from a cookie-cutter approach, he helped me to find my unique voice and celebrate its strengths. He is always eager to give me the tools I need to become the singer I have always hoped to be and, under his tutelage, I cannot believe how far I have come."
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Alex F. June 24, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I trained with Joel in Arizona for a year. I gained confidence as a singer as I started to understand and apply the technique. You know that he is knowledgeable because of the degrees he carries but I would add that he is knowledgeable in the operatic technique and the voice overall because of his own application that he demonstrates in the studio to get his point across. He has a great voice and you can hear him utilizing the technique that he teaches. He makes it a point to get to know you and how you learn so that he can better explain things. He is serious about his profession, owns his own opera start-up, and is also a performer. If you are willing to work, you will not be disappointed by the results you will hear.
I can confidently recommend him to anyone who is looking to learn how to sing and/or improve their voice!

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