Rebecca maintains a private roster of singers, from the professional peformer 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. Lessons are 1 hour.
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 often times 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.
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.
As work often takes the performer out of town, Skype is a great way to do a vocal “check-in” while on the road or on an out of town stay for a production or concert or work through problems in the midst of a rehearsal process. Lessons via Skype are only available to students currently in the studio.
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.
Rebecca specializes in working with classical singers. Services include:
- role preparation
- techniques and styles
- audition preparation
- repertoire selection
- Fach to type consultation
When performers are asked to be competitve in Legit style after they have been singing belt roles or ensemble tracks for years, the task can feel overwhelming. Rebecca specializes in providing simple, understandable and repeatable technical exercises to devolop the voice for authentic singing, while also providing singers with an easy way to master the varieties of Legit style. Musical Theater encompasses a wide range of popular singing styles, but the Golden Age shows will never fall out of fashion; Rebecca helps singers discover their authentic and expressive voices in this foundational style.
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 (I Can Only Imagine [film], Book of Mormon, Les Misérables)
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