Margo L.

Chicago, IL

$69/hr

The Most Effective Voice and Performance Coach

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VanderCook College of Music
Voice and Piano
Sherwood Conservatory of Music
Other
The Second City Theater Training Center
Other

Education

VanderCook College of Music (Voice and Piano)

Sherwood Conservatory of Music (Other)

The Second City Theater Training Center (Other)

About Margo

I am the most effective voice and performance coach. No bells, no whistles, just GUARANTEED RESULTS. Whether you are age 3 or 133, if your voice isn't becoming to you, you should be coming to me!

My approach is designed to train and condition the entire body as an instrument, not just the oral portion of the voice.

My method of assessing and meeting the needs of each student enables me to assist them in bringing out the very best in their capabilities. If you desire quality, effectiveness and noticeable improvement in your singing, writing, public speaking or overall performance, then I am the coach for you!

Not only do I promise results, I guarantee them! If you follow my specific instructions, I assure you that you and others will hear the difference.

Whether you are a beginner or professional, I make sure that you are comfortable and have a great time while learning. I am compassionate and flexible with your needs so feel free to let me know what you want from your lessons and we can work towards your goal to your satisfaction.

I currently have multiple songs in mainstream rotation (under an alias), with over 400 spins per day worldwide and am highly-acclaimed by many jazz, pop, r&b and hip-hop notables. I am also a NESTA certified wellness coach so I employ a holistic, whole-body method to train and condition the entire body as an instrument, not just the voice. I have the privilege of being a classically-trained pianist and vocalist, having studied at Sherwood Conservatory of Music, Vandercook College of Music, The Second City, University of Chicago, ETA Performing Arts Center and many other fine institutions.

My five-octave vocal range and fine-tuned ear have afforded me opportunities to work with many international artists. Additionally, I sing in six languages(English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Latin) and am adept in aiding my students in overcoming speech impediments and enhancing their own vocal range.

I also specialize in post-surgical voice re-immersion and students with special needs including down syndrome, autism and speech impediments.

My methodology helps students feel comfortable and each session is tailor-made to the student's individual needs.

Children love working with me because I make learning fun and they have a high retention rate of the technique that I teach them. I am easygoing, funny and offer a relaxed environment for everyone.

My adult students have a blast because I don't accept excuses. I pull your potential to the forefront and together we create perfection.

I am excellent at preparing people for competitions, showcases and concerts and even help develop a winning show lineup and presentation.


Group classes are also available.

If your voice isn't becoming to you, you should be coming to me!

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. A custom lesson plan will be made for each student on a case-by-case basis.

Some of my specializations include:

Improved Singing Voice
Voice Acting
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Creative Writing
Concert, Audition and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Post-Surgical and Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
On-Location Assistance
Vocal Range Enhancement

Children as well as adults enjoy my classes because I make excellent use of our time together in a very fun and enjoyable manner.

Group classes are also available at a discounted per-student rate.

If your voice isn't becoming to you, you should be coming to me!



Timing Disclaimer:
Our time together is very valuable. If you are not on time for your session, the missed portion will not be made up at the end of the session. If I am not on time, I will make up the missed portion at the end of the session or alternate agreed-upon time. Rescheduled lessons must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and must be made up within the calendar week of the original lesson. If it is not made up within that week, it will still count as a paid session.
I am the most effective voice and performance coach. No bells, no whistles, just GUARANTEED RESULTS. Whether you are age 3 or 133, if your voice isn't becoming to you, you should be coming to me!

My approach is designed to train and condition the entire body as an instrument, not just the oral portion of the voice.

My method
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required

$49.99/30 mins $59.99/45 mins $69.99/60 mins Zip: 60628, 43, 17, 49, 19, 20 $59.99/30 mins $69.99/45 mins $79.99/60 mins Zip: 60615, 53, 16, 08, 09, 36, 21, 33, 52, 29, 55

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60637
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Ear Training

I have been trained in both music theory as well as "playing by ear" at Sherwood Censervatory of Music (1987-2000) and Vandercook College of Music (1994-2001). I have been told by several instructors and critics that I possess "perfect pitch" and that is a quality that very few can say that they have. I am able to detect and correct keys of songs by listening to them and conveying this ability to students as well.

Public Speaking

Being a seasoned musical performer, I have also been in several theatrical productions and have given several speeches and addresses to large crowds (exceeding 10,000 perople). My speaking voice is well-developed and I am succesful at assisting people overcome stage-fright and poor speech-writing. I exude confidence while on stage and assist others to do the same. I also employ avant-garde methods (many of which are fun mental exercises) to assist students with conveying a clear,concise, effective message to their audiences.

Songwriting

I have written over 1,000 songs, with several of them published and produced for mainstream distribution. Many major artists (cannot disclose names due to confidentiality agreements) have recorded songs that I have written in several genres including pop, r&b, country, hip hop, jazz and Latin.

Spanish

I tutored Spanish for the Office of Special Programs at The University of Chicago for five years. I love the language and have a proficiency in its conversational and grammatical usage.

Special Needs

From 1998 to 2003 I was a teacher's aide at University of Chicago's Office of Special Programs. I taught Spanish and music to many students with learning disabilities and behavioral problems. I incorporate confidence-building into each session because I believe that success starts with self-confidence. Many students with special needs don't have the confidence in themselves to pursue their goals so I encourage them using student-specific techniques. My students are motivated and feel engaged in activities from which they once felt alienated.

Theatre

From 1990 to the present, I have been cast in television shows, including hosting my own talk show in 1991 called Positive Images Live. I have been a memeber of several theatre troupes and have studied theater at Second City and ETA Creative Arts Foundation.

Voice (Music)

I have won every singing competition that I have been a part of. Most singers have a 3-octave range at best; I have a 5-octave vocal range. I have been trained in several singing methods including Bel Canto (opera), open throat method and many other less-formal methods as well. I also sing in six languages and have successfully assisted students overcome speech impediments and accent barriers while singing.

Writing

Have always gotten A's on writing assignments throughout my educational career and have been paid to write speeches, essays and reports for many people with successful results.

VanderCook College of Music
Voice and Piano
Sherwood Conservatory of Music
Other
The Second City Theater Training Center
Other

Education

VanderCook College of Music (Voice and Piano)

Sherwood Conservatory of Music (Other)

The Second City Theater Training Center (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $69.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

$49.99/30 mins $59.99/45 mins $69.99/60 mins Zip: 60628, 43, 17, 49, 19, 20 $59.99/30 mins $69.99/45 mins $79.99/60 mins Zip: 60615, 53, 16, 08, 09, 36, 21, 33, 52, 29, 55

Travel policy

Margo will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60637.

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