North Shore Vocal Studio

North Shore Vocal Studio

1 hire on
2 employees
18 years in business

About this pro

My passion is connecting people with their true, uninhibited voices. I love teaching all genres and styles, and seeing the joy in my students when they get tension out of the way and connect with the song and the audience. I teach classical technique, mixed-belt, and belt, and believe in having all techniques at our disposal to convey the text and meaning of a song. All levels are welcome! I have been teaching for 10 years after a very successful opera and crossover career that took me to the best opera houses in America and beyond.

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Evanston, IL 60202
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I give them a series of warmups for the voice and them have them sing something they love to get a sense of where they are in their development, where they want to go, and what are the immediate obstacles to that goal.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have sung professionally on international stages for over 25 years, and have been a student of singing for 30 years. I have taught now for 12 years and am very passionate about teaching.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $35 per half hour, and can be billed as 30 minute, hour, or one-and-a-half hour lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

I was asked by a colleague to substitute teach for them at Roosevelt University while they way on a job. I connected so much with it that I continued to teach some of the students for years afterward.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught all ages, abilities, and genres. Some of my students have active careers currently, some are just starting in elementary school, some are retired performers. I have students who are professional opera singers, professional musical theatre performers, and professional jazz singers.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My students being selected for the highly competitive music theatre track at Northwestern University.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be sireTrust your gut. Teachers are all different, and you will know when you find one that works for you. Don’t be afraid to say if it is not what works for you.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Be sure your teacher knows your goals and desires before the process starts, and understand that the process can take a long time to get a certain result. If a teacher promises a quick fix, I would be wary. As in any sport, fine motor skills take time to assimilate in the body.

Lessons offered

Audition Prep Lessons Broadway Singing Lessons Classical Voice Lessons Country Singing Lessons Ear Training Lessons Gospel Singing Lessons Jazz Voice Classes Music Performance Lessons Musical Theater Classes Opera Voice Lessons Singing Lessons Vocal Training Lessons Voice Lessons