Singing Coaches in Chicago
Gillian Kelly-Voice Teacher
Gillian Kelly probably has the best Chicago singing lessons. She is a professional performer who was classically trained to sing opera, but has a versatile career in the arts. She is a master of music and teaches students to sing in many genres, including pop, musical theatre, rock and R&B. She has an in-depth understanding of the voice and gives her students the skills they need to use their voice as an instrument. Gillian will hone in on the weakness in each students individual voice so that the student can concentrate on their weaknesses in order to build on their strengths.
2. Keli Allison, Vocal Coach
Keli Allison has a degree from the Columbia Music School, Maywood School of Fine Arts. She has performed with many big named stars, including Aretha Franklin, Kool & The Gang, Dionne Warwick and Harry Belafonte. Her teaching philosophy is simple. You must understand breath control, tone placement and dictation if you are going to build your voice to its highest potential. Understanding music theory and appreciation are also important to Keli. Each student is taught according to their independent voice, not using a cookie cutter style.
Claire Bigley-Voice Coach
Claire Bigley is a former pianist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and a student of renowned Mary Sauer. She deals with all aspects of coaching for those preparing for professional auditions. Her theory is that singing is very personal and the process of learning should be done in a safe environment where her students are free to take the risks they need to take to better their voice. Claire is a firm believer that music needs to be learned both correctly and concretely. She helps students approach songs from several different angles to find what is best suited for their individual voice.
4. Sara McIntyre
Sarah McIntyre is a professional artist and voice teacher who is on the prestigious board of the National Association for Teachers of Singing. She is a concert and oratorio soloist with a long and impressive resume. Among her many performances, she has performed for the Greesboro Oratorio Society and with the Calumet Chamber Musicians. She holds a Master of Music Degree from Belmont University in Vocal Pedagogy & Performance. She believes that voice lessons teach her students confidence, and how to use their voice to enhance both their speaking and singing. She focuses mainly on technique while introducing a repertoire that will help her students learn to better understand their voice. You can’t go wrong with any of these Chicago singing lessons.
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