Davin Youngs is a Chicago certified voice teacher with a degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Davin believes that the “voice lesson experience can change people’s lives” and feels privileged to take part in that process. Private voice lessons for 45 minutes with one of Davin’s staff members cost between $60 and $90, while lessons with Davin himself are between $90 and $110.
Chicago, IL(312) 343-2329
Elise LaBarge is a classically trained singing actress in Chicago. She has a BA in Music from St. Louis University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Washington University. Elise currently teaches voice lessons to children, teenagers, and adults at a home studio, is a teaching artist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Old Town School of Folk Music, sings at wedding ceremonies, parties, and church services, and performs cabaret music. She also performs with her music trio The Irving Sisters. As a teacher, Elise focuses on “creating a comfortable music-making environment so that students can explore their potential at a pace that matches their goals.”
Chicago, IL(314) 330-6501
Elizabeth Scoble Bennett is a Chicago voice and piano private instructor with 15 years of experience. In addition to performing regularly on stage and as an accompanist, Elizabeth is an active children’s theatrical director and was nominated for two Encore Awards in 2016 for Best Female Actress in a Musical and Best Female Vocalist. Voice lessons focus on musical theater and classical singing styles with an emphasis on technique, breathing, projection, and placement.
Chicago, IL(317) 459-3027
Erica Schuller is a Chicago soprano who has been praised for her “lively personality, abundant charm, and luscious vocalism” by the Chicago Tribune. Erica performs leading and supporting operatic roles regularly, and she has a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Students of all ages and skill levels are accepted for private voice lessons, which cost $60 per hour. Lessons for 30 and 45 minutes are also available. Students are required to pay for monthly lesson packages at the start of each month.
Chicago, IL(585) 305-7682
Green Shirt Studio in Chicago offers a “huge array of professional level acting classes as well as classes in voice, movement, and professional preparation for every actor and performer.” On Fridays, the company builds a sense of community and gives back to its neighborhood by offering free workshops and classes, such as Community Yoga, Monologue Brush-Up, and Producing a Show Q&A. “Freeing the Voice” is a special eight-week course designed to help actors unlock a “wide and colorful range of vocal qualities and resonances.” The full course costs $295.
Chicago, IL(773) 217-9565
Jillann Gabrielle is a “leading Chicago voice teacher,” cabaret and musical theater singer, actress, and comedienne with over 26 years of experience. Jillann has three studio locations in Chicago and Rego Park and guarantees results after the first lesson. Voice lessons emphasize breath management, resonance, projection, tuning, and diction. Jillann also works with students on confidence, expression, charisma, body movement, audition preparation, and breaking mental and emotional blocks when performing. During monthly showcases, students can perform up to five songs accompanied by the “hottest pianist in the Midwest.”
Chicago, IL(708) 829-5050
Music House is a Chicago school of performing arts, offering instruction in visual arts, music, dance, movement, and musical theater. Private lessons for 30 and 45 minutes are available at the school’s Humboldt Park and West Ridge locations, and students can register for individual classes directly on the website.
Chicago, IL(773) 761-1059
Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts in Oak Park “provides the highest quality of training and instruction in the arts, encouraging excellence, enthusiasm, professionalism, and passion.” The company features a team of “dynamic instructors” who are passionate about the performing arts. Voice lessons and workshops include Musical Theater Voice I for students aged six through 10 and Speak Spoke Spoken for students aged eight through 12.
Oak Park, IL(708) 222-7564
Red Cloud Studio in Chicago offers piano and voice lessons taught by a singer who studied Vocal Performance and Arranging at Berklee College of Music. The instructor is also certified in Somatic Voicework level one and has four years of experience as a music classroom teacher. Voice lessons are sold as a 12-week session package for $400 and are meant to teach students to “develop healthy singing in any style.” Piano lessons for individuals and groups are also available.
Chicago, IL(515) 240-3349
Rhythm & Beyond School in Niles welcomes students of all ages and offers a variety of dance, music, and art classes for children and adults. The company is a “boutique school” with small class sizes that allow each student to receive personalized attention. Private voice lessons are available for students of all abilities, from beginner to advanced. A class schedule and registration link can be accessed on the company’s website.
Niles, IL(847) 322-4260
River Forest Voice Studio in Chicago is owned by a classically trained singer who offers voice lessons to “help singers sound their best.” The instructor teaches specific vocal techniques based on a classical foundation that “can be applied to various vocal styles, including opera, musical theater, baroque, jazz, cross-over, and popular song.” The flat rate for lessons is $35 per half hour, and hour-long lessons can also be scheduled.
Chicago, IL(708) 214-2531
Sarah Schroeder is an Evanston soprano and voice teacher with 15 years of teaching experience who believes in a “unique and customized learning experience for each and every client.” In a client testimonial, Sarah is described as a provider of “conscientious, patient, and concise instruction and direction.” Voice lessons for children and teenagers emphasize confidence, correct posture, pitch, rhythm, diction, and stage presence. Voice lessons are also available for adults, from beginners to professional singers. Lesson pricing and availability can be requested by contacting the instructor directly.
Chicago, IL(312) 643-1212
SHINE! in Wheaton organizes and funds performing arts and show choir programs in Chicagoland, including the famous “Rising Stars” program. Voice coaching is available for students who wish to improve vocal technique, increase stamina and range, learn how to perform songs, and learn how to sing with accompaniment. Lessons can be scheduled by emailing the voice coach directly.
Wheaton, IL(630) 690-4200
Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts in Wilmette offers classes and performance opportunities in music, dance, and acting for students two years old and up. The company features a welcoming and friendly environment, small class sizes, instructors with professional performance and teaching experience, master class opportunities, and special class packages.
Wilmette, IL(847) 251-7627
Instructors at The Voice Lab in Chicago combine “pedagogical and scientific knowledge of voice with personal care” for each client. Private lessons are available in singing voice, voice for actors, songwriting, and children’s voice. A free introductory lesson is offered for new clients.
Chicago, IL(773) 360-8507
Virtuoso Performing Arts in Morton Grove is “home for all beginning, aspiring, and experienced dancers, actors, musicians, and tumblers.” The company’s facility features three large dance studios, four music rooms, an on-site theater, and comfortable waiting areas for parents and siblings. Private, duo, and small group lessons in voice are available for students ages seven and up. A complimentary trial lesson allows students to meet the teachers, ask questions, and determine if future lessons are desired.
Morton Grove, IL(847) 998-9900
Wendy Parman is a Chicago singer, songwriter, actor, and voice teacher. She is classically trained in voice but has recently incorporated the functional Lovetri Method to her “already extensive repertoire of vocal technique.” Wendy offers private lessons in her studio and periodically teaches voice workshops. Students of all ages and abilities are accepted for lessons, which are $35 for 30 minutes or $50 for 45 minutes and can be purchased on the instructor’s website.
Chicago, IL(773) 474-8471