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Anna P. - Voice Teacher

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$45per hour

Classical Voice Instructor

Anna's lessons:

Voice

Voice Lessons

Let me help you build your technique, prepare for an audition or performance, or help you master your favorite song! My lessons are designed specifically to fit YOUR needs. See you on stage!

Levels
Beg
Int
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Specialties
Classical
Jazz
musical theater
po
Ages
4 and Up

Overview

Currently a studio artist with Madison Opera, Anna Parks is an rising star in the opera world. Anna has sung with a number of popular groups around Chicago including the Grant Park Apprentice Chorale, Opera on Tap, and has performed numerous leading roles in performances at Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she has recently received her Master's Degree.

Anna is currently a pupil of world renowned countertenor Mark Crayton at Chicago College of Performing Arts, working towards her masters in voice. Anna is a National Classical Singer Competition finalist, a Wisconsin NATS finalist, as well as an alumni to the Minnesota Opera's youth program.

Anna has been teaching voice since her second year of her undergraduate training from ages 4-95, and is currently a voice instructor at International Performing Arts Academy in the famous John Hancock building. Anna works with a range of style from classical, jazz, popular music, soul, country, and musical theater. As a well-rounded performer, Anna has extensive training in acting as well as dance, and offers lessons in classical, jazz, musical theater, and pop.

Technique

So many people think that great singing is a natural gift, but *I* believe that anyone can be a great singer if they have passion, drive, and commitment!

Here's a little secret, and it has to do with breath! So many of my students have improved *over night* because of understanding and applying proper breath technique.

And guess what, it's a lot easier than you think!

Practice, Practice, Practice!

I'm guilty! I've often thought that great singers were just born that way, but having become a professional singer, I've realized that in order to become a great singer, we have to practice!

Practicing sounds so tedious and takes too much of our time, but I am here to tell you that practicing can be fun! Let me teach you ways to keep it simple and fun so that YOU can be a great singer before you know it!

Questions and Answers

What experience do you have teaching kids?

I actually have a lot of experience teaching kids! It's one of my favorite things to do, I just love the energy and gain so much from teaching children. I was a voice teacher at Chicago Performing Arts Academy in Chicago, so I have tons of experience teaching multiple kids, teaching them Disney songs, pop songs, some want to do classical and jazz pieces (which I love as well!). I've been doing that for over five years now, even in my private studio teaching children as well. It's one of my favorite things! So I have tons of experience and I absolutely love it!

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How do your lessons for adults differ from lessons for children?

Teaching adults is much different from teaching children, the repertoire, to begin with, is completely different (song choices). Working with technique is also different as well, because with children, they haven't gained all of the bad habits that we get when we get older. Reteaching the way that we use our breath and how we build technique is a way that is different between adults and children, but I try to make it as fun. I try to find the inner child in all of us to make it an enjoyable experience, to teach you how to practice and have fun with that as well.

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Why are you a music teacher?

I'm a music teacher not only because I love singing and I have a huge passion for music, but I love teaching and I love giving the gift of music. I think it's so important to go out there and to share your gift with other people whether that is performing, or in my case, it's teaching! I love working one on one with people to help build them, seeing them grow and seeing them prosper, and having fun with music with other people is such a joy to me, and I hope it's a joy to my students.

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Why should I choose you as my teacher?

I would LOVE it if you chose me as your voice teacher :) because I love to work with people to make the lesson experience as fitted to them as possible. I want to give you a great experience since you are putting time and energy into this as well. To kind of work with you, see your personality, see what you love to sing and what you love to do, and then work from there! Help you build your technique, help you find the fun in practicing, and help you build your voice to help you do whatever YOU want to do!

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What do you do during the first lesson?

During the first lesson I love to get to know my students, so I love to hear your experience with music, what brought you here, what you love about singing. I will share a little bit about my experiences as well. In my first lesson I love to work with breath, because I feel the easiest thing to fix with our voice has to do with breath. It's so exciting to see students faces when they understand the breath right away, and they can hear the improvements in their voice within minutes! So it's really exciting for me to work with that in the first lesson, because I really love to get you guys excited about singing, the way I'm excited about singing as well.

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Education

Master of Music

Aug 2014 - May 2016Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Music

Aug 2010 - May 2014Viterbo University

Awards

Second Place- Graduate Voice

March 2016National Association of Teachers of Singing

Won two years in a row for the Chicago area (15&16).

Languages Spoken

  • SpanishLimited Proficiency

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