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Margo L.

Chicago, IL

$69/hour

Proven Effective Singing and Speaking Coach. Results GUARANTEED!

Background check passed as of 5/25/16
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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

Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Do you want to have fun while doing so? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME! No bells, no whistles, just GUARANTEED RESULTS.

I have been the private vocal coach for multiple contestants on American Idol, America's Got Talent, The Voice and several other vocal competitions spanning over 10 countries. I also train business owners, salespeople and those who are simply terrified to present themselves in the art of public speaking.

This is NOT your average coaching session! This is for those who are ready to finally overcome the world’s #1 fear: PUBLIC PERFORMANCE.
Get ready to present yourself, business, product or service with confidence, personality and effectiveness.

My lighthearted and humorous approach to seemingly stressful situations, especially in the public performance sector, have made me a highly sought-after coach for one-on-one and group training.

My approach is designed to train and condition the entire body as an instrument, not just the oral portion of the voice. My 5-octave vocal range makes allows me to easily instruct my students in developing their whistle register. I have been trained in (and teach) Classical, Appoggio, jazz/improv, Seth Riggs' speech-level singing and other methodologies of singing and speaking.

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, I am the coach for you!
Whether you are a beginner or professional, I make sure that you are comfortable and have a great time while learning. I am 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.

Not only am I a coach, I’m a professional singer and public speaker, so I utilize and perfect my own techniques on a regular basis. 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.

Children love working with me because I make learning fun and they have a high retention rate of the techniques that I teach them. I am easygoing, funny and offer a minimalist, casual and relaxed environment for everyone. My adult students have a blast because our lessons feel more like a friendly visit with lighthearted humor.

*** Specialties ***
Pitch Correction
Whistle Register Development
Vocal Physiology
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Stage Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
Vocal Range Enhancement
Post-surgical re-immersion
Students with autism, down syndrome and speech impediments

Group classes are also available.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. Custom action plan will be given to each student on a case-by-case basis. No instruments are used in my lessons, as I train the voice to be a standalone instrument.
I am available 24 hours a day for online coaching and as early as 7:00 am CST for in-person sessions.

Online Disclaimer:
If you choose online lessons, please make sure that your system is functioning properly, that you know how to use the platform, that you have a good internet connection and that you are logged in on time, as no concessions will be made for technical difficulties.

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. No exceptions or make-up sessions will be made for illness, weather, transportation issues (including car trouble), or any other short-notice reason. 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 and cannot be made up at a later time.
Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Do you want to have fun while doing so? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME! No bells, no whistles, just GUARANTEED RESULTS.

I have been the private vocal coach for multiple contestants on American Idol, America's Got Talent, The Voice and several other vocal
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Policies
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
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Theatre
English:
Public Speaking, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

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.

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $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.