What should I expect from private voice lessons at Northside Music Academy?
All voice students set goals with their teacher to develop their own unique voice. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know the student on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. They will also learn their favorite songs and learn how to perform and present themselves in front of an audience. Students will be introduced to music notation and music theory as well.
What levels do you teach?
Northside Music Academy offers private voice lessons to students of all abilities. Our instructors are experienced at teaching students from young beginners to advanced students that have developed voices and developed singing techniques.
Who are the teachers?
All of the voice teachers at Northside Music Academy are professional musicians with degrees from reputable schools such as Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University, among others. We carefully select our faculty not only for their strong musical background, but also for their dedication and passion for teaching music. All of our faculty are trained in pedagogy and experienced in working with younger generations.
What is a good age to start voice lessons?
Students must be at least 6 years old to enroll in private voice lessons.
Do you offer performance opportunities for the students?
Yes! Northside Music Academy hosts student recitals twice a year at churches and libraries around the Edgebrook-Sauganash neighborhood. We also offer opportunities to perform in professional venues throughout the city, such as Mellenium Room at the Chicago Cultural Center, Curtiss Hall in the Fine Arts Building, and the Recital Hall at PianoForte.
At Northside Music Academy we believe that performing often is a very important aspect of a music student’s development. It teaches students how to present themselves in front of an audience, boosts self-confidence, and offers opportunities to share the joy of music making with others. In addition, performing at Northside Music Academy recitals provides students with the opportunity to learn by watching their peers as well.
How can parents track their child’s progress?
There are many ways parents can track the progress of their child in music lessons. Talk to your child’s teacher about attending the lessons and participating in home practice sessions. If you are not able to attend the lesson or your child is older or more independent, check in with your child’s teacher before or after the lesson to hear how the session went. Some of our families have found success using daily or weekly practice tracking charts. If you think this might be a good fit for your child, talk to his or her teacher.
For dedicated students who are interested in tracking their progress in a more formal way, we encourage preparation for a standardized graded testing program such as Achievement in Music exams, Royal Conservatory Method exams, or ABRSM exams.
Northside Music Academy provides music lessons for the following Chicago neighborhoods: Edgebrook, Wildwood, Sauganash, Forest Glen, Jefferson Park, Mayfair, Norwood Park, Edison Park as well as the suburbs of Skokie IL, Niles IL, Park Ridge IL, Morton Grove IL, Lincolnwood IL.
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