Voice Lessons in Chicago, IL

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Our Approach to Voice Lessons at Flatts & Sharpe

All Flatts & Sharpe 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.

Every voice lesson is not created equal. Each lesson is tailored to the specific student’s interests and ability level. Whether you or your child want to learn how to successfully sing a song from your favorite soundtrack or something popular on the radio, we’ll help get you there!

We also help with auditions for musical theater, competitions, school plays, and more.

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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! At Flatts & Sharpe, 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.

Flatts & Sharpe 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 & Goals

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. At Flatts & Sharpe, 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

Tom Fairbairn

Tom Fairbairn

Guitar, Voice, Piano, Flute

Tom holds degrees in Vocal Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University and Music Education from Northeastern Illinois University. He has substantial experience teaching private lessons throughout the Chicagoland area in voice, guitar, piano, and woodwinds.

Matt Tatone

Matt Tatone

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Matt Tatone is a multi instrumentalist with an engaging and dynamic personality specializing in Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele. He has a BA in Vocal Performance and Theatre from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Nan Lambertz-Schager

Nan Lambertz-Schager

Voice

Nan Lambertz-Schager is a classically trained soprano and pedagogue originally from South Dakota. They hold a Bachelors degree in voice performance from the University of South Dakota, and Masters degrees in Voice Performance and Voice Pedagogy from Syracuse University.

Lizzi Trumbore

Lizzi Trumbore

Piano, Voice

Singer-songwriter and teacher Lizzi Trumbore crafts catchy jazz-infused pop songs with a colorful and profound twist. Her breezy and emotive voice, rhythmic drive, and unadulterated lyrics create a captivating and unique musical experience.

Khahari Cook

Khahari Cook

Piano, Voice

Khahari is a classically trained vocalist and pianist from the south suburbs of Chicagoland, and is now based in Chicago, Illinois. Earning her undergraduate degree in Music Performance from North Central College

Callandra Youngleson

Callandra Youngleson

Piano, Voice

Callandra Youngleson is a South African vocalist, composer and educator living in Chicago. She has performed internationally collaborating with some of South Africa and America’s greatest jazz musicians. 

Bethany Wilson

Bethany Wilson

Piano, Voice

Bethany has a degree in Music Education from Northern IL University specializing in Piano and Voice. She has taught Elementary and Junior High General Music and Choir at several schools in the Chicagoland Area for the past 8 years.

“As a professional musician and teacher, I go to Flatts & Sharpe for most all of my musical needs. They have one of the largest selections of sheet music anywhere in the city. The service is always friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them to both students and professionals.”

– David Onderdonk

“We have loved sending our child to Flatts and Sharpe Music Co. for guitar lessons. The staff is friendly, the environment is so inviting and chill, and the teacher we work with is excellent. He provides quick updates after each lesson, and our child is quickly picking up on concepts and technique.”

– Kelci Kosin

“My son has taken in-person piano lessons at Flatts & Sharpe for the last year. He has really benefited from the experience and looks forward to class every week. They offered a chance to play in a band and perform a concert this summer which he’s excited about. ”

– Ross Wasserstrom

students doing group music class with flute, guitar and keyboard

What you can expect

Together we explore student musical goals

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

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We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

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30 min

$140

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60 min

$280

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is a Good Age to Start Voice Lessons?

The minimum age we recommend a student start voice lessons is around 6 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. Professional singing lessons can be very beneficial, especially if you learn from a talented teacher. Flatts & Sharpe provides the best vocal coaching in Chicago. Whether you’re looking to take lessons yourself or are looking for a voice teacher for your son or daughter, you will receive the following benefits and more.

How much do voice lessons cost?

The cost of voice lessons in Chicago may vary based on factors such as lesson length and frequency. At Flatts & Sharpe, we offer multiple lesson lengths at a frequency of once per week. Our 30-minute weekly rate is $140 per month and our 60-minute weekly rate is $280 per month.

The #1 Reason to Take Voice Lessons at Flatts & Sharpe?

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 at Flatts & Sharpe. 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 when you take voice lessons at Flatts & Sharpe.

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. Many of our students report that they feel more confident after our lessons. While singing in front of a group of people can be nerve-wracking, working with a coach on a regular basis can help to assuage some of those fears. If your anxieties are keeping you from singing, one of our coaches may be able to give you the encouragement that you need.
When you work with a coach, you’ll receive constructive feedback on the way you sing. Your teacher will work to keep you motivated and will teach you techniques that will help you remain poised and collected when you sing in front of others.

What Will I Learn From Voice Lessons at Flatts & Sharpe?

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. Get started today!