The Studio

Rebecca with students and 2014 Chicago NATS Musical Theater competition winners: Steve Greist (1st), Khaki Pixley (2nd), Jordan Yentz (3rd)

Rebecca maintains a private roster of singers, from the professional performer to the serious amateur, the actor who wants to improve his or her singing voice, to the dancer or ensemble singer who wants to gain confidence as a soloist. She specializes in helping classical singers “cross over” into the realm of Musical Theater and popular styles of singing, and assisting theater singers in their long-term vocal career development. 

The Way It Works

Rebecca is on faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. She teaches privately in her home on the north side of Chicago. In-person lessons are 1 hour. Online lessons can be scheduled by the half-hour or forty-five-minute increment.

Ideally, students should attend lessons as regularly as they can (once a week or twice a month, especially when rebuilding a technical foundation), but in the real world of the performing artist or the recent college graduate that oftentimes isn’t possible. She works with each student to tailor a regimen for their vocal development and health based on the realities of their schedule and financial means and offers support resources and materials upon request.

Cancellation Policy

If a lesson needs to be canceled, it must be done so 24 hours prior to the lesson or else a cancellation fee will be charged.

Online Lessons

Rebecca teaches online lessons to singers across the country. Please fill out the contact form if you are interested in scheduling a trial online session.

New Student Inquiries and Gift Certificates

Rebecca works with students who select her as an instructor themselves. She does not honor third party lesson requests, bulk lesson purchases or gift certificates.


SPECIAL SERVICES


Crossover Consultation 

Vocal Coaching at Logan Center

Master Class at the University of Chicago Logan Center, 2013

Rebecca specializes in working with classical singers. Services include:

  • role preparation
  • techniques and styles
  • audition preparation
  • repertoire selection
  • Fach to type consultation

Master Classes

Rebecca is an experienced and respected Master Class teacher in Musical Theater styles and singing. Her classes are particularly designed for Voice Departments seeking input from a teacher who is knowledgeable of current Theater practices at all echelons of the profession and is also able to speak the language of classical vocal pedagogy. 

She has taught classes at: The University of Colorado—Boulder Eklund Opera Program, The University of Chicago, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Loyola University, Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, The Source Song Festival, hosted at the University of Minnesota, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales U.K. and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, U.K.

People notice good technique. People notice good work ethic. People notice healthy singing. These are all things I learned from studying with Rebecca.

~ J. Michael Finley 

 

Contact Rebecca for scheduling and rates using the form below.