Voice Lessons in Chicago, IL
At Bucktown Music, anyone can learn to sing
All our voice teachers are classically trained and have an in-depth understanding of how the vocal cords work. Our students are taught proper warm-up and breathing techniques to help maximize range, vocal stability, and much more.
Our Approach to Voice Lessons
Voice Lessons Should Be Fun!
Finding your own voice is one of life’s great pleasures – and learning how to use it makes that feeling even sweeter! We want every student to LOVE their music lessons and find fulfillment in learning how to sing.
Our voice teachers create a positive and supportive learning environment where you can succeed, no matter your starting point or level of experience. Whether you are singing in a choir, a musical theatre ensemble, as a soloist, or just in the car, our experienced teachers can help you build confidence and have fun, while working on music you enjoy.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Singing may look simple enough, but the voice is a complex series of systems that form an expressive and delicate living instrument inside of each of us. Perhaps more than any other musical discipline, having an experienced voice teacher to assist you in training these processes to work together is key to a healthy, lifelong enjoyment of singing.
Our highly-trained instructors will assist you in learning strong fundamentals including proper breathing, diction, resonance, stage presence, and non-verbal expression. We strive to ensure that our voice students become literate musicians, so lessons will also include discussions of music theory, history, and rhythm. Mastering these technical basics will broaden your horizons and allow you to explore many different styles and genres of music in the future!
We Care About Your Musical Interests
We teach all styles of singing, including musical theatre, classical, contemporary/pop, jazz, country, and folk. Your voice is unique – and therefore, your instruction should be, too. Whether you are a beginner, have some experience, or are an accomplished performer with a desire to further develop your skills, our teachers will provide customized guidance designed to advance your individual goals. Learn from our experienced staff of professional singers and graduates from several prestigious musical programs. We approach each lesson with a goal of inspiring creativity, instilling confidence, and exploring the dimensions of what your special voice can do.
Our Voice Teachers:
Keaton Payne is a Master’s student in vocal performance at North Park University, Chicago where he studies voice with David Govertsen and is Assistant to the Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Julia Davids.
Amelia is a singer/songwriter, mezzo soprano and educator hailing from Chicago. She received her vocal performance degrees from Northern Illinois University (B.M.) and North Park University (M.M.) with a concentration in 20th century art song, pedagogy and choral conducting.
Piano, Guitar, Voice, Ukulele
Hi! My name is Hudson Hamilton and I am currently earning my Masters in K-12 Music Education at North Park University. I also have a BA in Music Business Management from Columbia College Chicago.
“Our son has been going to Bucktown Music 1-2x a week since he was 6 months old (he’s almost 2) and we cannot say enough great things about the Kindermusik program and, more specifically, the Bucktown Music staff!”
“Bucktown Music has been amazing for our boys, now ages 4 and 19 months. We have been a Bucktown Music family since our oldest was two months old. His appreciation for rhythm and ability to notice similarities between two seemingly unrelated songs is tremendous. ”
“I have been taking my kids to Bucktown music since they were babies. They are 6&8 this year and now taking piano lessons. We love the teachers, owners and community of people that we have met there over the years. I highly recommend this business to everyone from babies to adults!”
“My toddler loves taking music classes here! The teachers are the best and the kindermusic program is amazing for toddlers and babies! I’ve watched my toddler develop a love for music and ability to play instruments.”
“This music lesson studio provides great music education with friendly, knowledgeable, and personable teachers. Their passion for teaching anyone from birth to adults of all ages is unmatchable.”
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What you can expect
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
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What Is a Good Age to Start Voice Lessons?
The minimum age we recommend a student start voice lessons is 7 years old. Many parents want their child to start much younger, but a voice lesson that focuses strictly on technique can be very challenging on younger vocal cords that have not yet developed. We are happy to help you learn more and determine if your child is ready!
Teens and adults are welcome and may also want to include voice lessons with another instrument they are learning.
The #1 Reason to Take Voice Lessons at Bucktown Music?
Our voice instructors work with each student and parent on a personal level to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s individual needs and favorite type of music.
Whether you’re a singer in a band, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to singing after many years, our friendly, dedicated teachers will share their love of popular music and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
Our private voice teachers primarily focus on popular music and musical theatre songs when you take voice lessons. But if you are looking to be classically trained, we’ll provide that too!
What Styles of Singing Do You Teach?
If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, theatre, or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you! Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, preparing for a theatre audition, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. You will discover our voice teachers are fun and patient.
How Qualified Are Your Voice Instructors?
Our voice lesson instructors have received their musical education from prestigious institutions all over the country! They bring professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.
What Will I Learn from Voice Lessons?
Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more.
All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice.
Do You Provide Singer/Songwriter Lessons?
You can combine vocal training with guitar or piano as an option for your lessons if you are an aspiring singer or songwriter.
What is the Schedule for the Voice Lessons?
Mondays: 3:00, 3:30, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 PM
Tuesdays: 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 6:30, 7:00 PM
Thursdays: 3:00, 5:00, 7:30 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM