The Voice & Piano Studio Of Carolyne DalMonte
I am able to address technical issues very quickly; some of my best skills lie in understanding how each indivdiual student learns. I'm great at learning your learning style. Everyone has unique beauty to their voice--I simply help bring it out! As an extremely empathic teacher, I'm able to adjust and tailor my technique to each individual student that I come across; I love uncovering and understanding each persons individual mode of expression. My lessons are encouraging, uplifting, and fun! Due to my wealth of experience, I'm able to teach in any style. In a nutshell, I'm a professional classical musician who loves all sorts of repertoire and has a fiery passion for helping others to sing their best!
-12+ years of experience helping students to achieve their singing goals
-Current working voice professional in the Classical Music industry
-Based in Chicago, IL (prevoiusly based in San Diego, New York City)
-Helped students to place in numerous competitions (NATS, SCVA, NYSSMA, Junior Bach Festival)
-Aided adult professionals achieve regular employment as vocalists
-Helped to rehabilitate and trained voices with vocal fold paralysis, nodes, other vocal damage
-Connects students to summer programs, auditions, and college programs
-Professoinal with seasoned audition experience; gifted and intuitive teacher of audition technique
Master of Music, Voice Pedagogy & Performance, Westminster Choir College
Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance, University of Delaware
I love tossing out the "lesson plan" and meeting each student where they are! I love to start with what inspires each person. That way we can access improving their singing voice through their love of music. It's so fun to see people blossom and gain confidence.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
It's simple; I assess where you are in your journey, get to know you a bit, and we get to work on your goals. First lessons are fun because they involve some singing, lots of talking, and seeing what works for you. That's because my specialty is really understanding how to speak to you in your individual learning style. You're getting an experience entirely designed for you!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Masters degree in Vocal Pedogogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College. I have a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Delaware.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Hour lessons are $90.00, and 45 minute lessons are $75.00.
What types of students have you worked with?
All kinds! I've worked with middle schoolers, high schoolers, college aged students, young professionals, amateur adults, and fantastic seniors! I love working with a very wide range of people.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
There are too many student successes to count, and I am so grateful! Seeing my students thrive in individual auditions and going after their dreams makes my heart feel so full.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Try out lessons with a few different teachers; see what works for you! It's all about the feeling that you get in your gut during the first few lessons. There's another "gut instinct" you should pay attention to as well--how does your voice feel after these lessons? Pay attention to what your body is telling you! It always knows best.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are my goals?
What can I afford each month?
How much time am I willing to dedicate to this endeavor?