Bonafide Vox LLC
[CHICAGO, IL] As a young professional in the music business, I prefer to approach teaching through performance learning with applied lessons. I am 26 years old, and I have been singing for as long as I can remember. I studied as a double major in Commercial Music and Music Business at Millikin University (Class of 2017). I learned to master my talent in voice, and my studies also lead me into being a mobile DJ/Emcee for special events throughout Sweet Home, Chicago! Not only has my experience helped me gain insight on DO's and DONT's of the industry, but I have also developed my public speaking skills to a point where I no longer experience performance anxiety. I like to go the extra mile in trying to get performance opportunities for my students to shine like a star and beat stage fright! Find me on LinkedIn as Hannah Poorman, or visit www.bonafidevox.com for more content!
***READ ME*** Services include lessons for Beginners; Piano, Voice, DJ, and sound engineering in ProTools and LogicPro X. Other softwares available upon request.
***COVID-19 NOTICE*** My curriculum and teaching methods have been adapted to achieve social distancing in every circumstance.
Music is my passion, and I enjoy being able to make a living by doing what I love.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I have a general syllabus for all of my students. I teach Voice, Piano, Sound Engineering, and I also teach DJ lessons. I have a minimum booking of 5 lessons if the student wishes to continue learning with me after the first lesson. I will approach teaching in a way that makes sense to my student. If they don't have experience reading music, then I will incorporate sheet music instead of using it as my primary basis of teaching material.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
B.M. Music (Commercial Music & Music Business)
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
+ $10/lesson if teacher travels to student
How did you get started teaching?
I decided to start teaching private lessons with a goal to build my own studio and host regular master classes. This was something I enjoyed weekly during my college education. Also, as a young kid through today, my best friend since 2nd grade did not go to the same school as me. I feel passionate about engaging in the arts in diverse ways, especially with my local community!
What types of students have you worked with?
Until recently, I was teaching only youth (K-5), but since have opened my availability for all ages, including high school with an emphasis in college prep.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Do not hire a Voice teacher for online lessons. (Maybe it's just me, but...) I think singing online through a microphone completely takes away any opportunity to listen and play with natural sonics.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Do your own goals align with the teachers syllabus? Do you have room to create your own goals through learning? Is the teacher too easy, or advanced for your experience? How consistently do you want to attend lessons?