Join Maria for 6 weeks of private lessons to get your voice in good shape. If you sing a little bit, but you would like to learn new techniques and learn a healthier, more effective way to sing, these lessons are perfect for you. Maria will help you develop and strengthen your voice while helping you build confidence in your singing. Since this is a private lesson, you will be able to focus on songs and aspects of singing that interest you. This opportunity is appropriate for everyone from beginners (including shower singers!) to experienced singers who are looking for more structured practice. Maria has experience with many genres of music, with a focus on jazz and pop.
Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19
Maria McNeil has studied voice since she was ten years old and has performed various styles of music. She studied under accomplished singers and musicians and graduated with honors from the Chicago Academy for the Arts. She later earned a professional music degree in vocal performance and songwriting from Berklee College of Music. Maria has performed her own original music in Chicago, Boston, and New York City and worked at a studio with recording artists in the Nashville area. She is currently working on new music projects but focuses most of her time on teaching vocal and piano lessons. She is influenced mostly by jazz, R&B, and neo-soul music. She strongly believes singing should lift the spirit and encourages students to find their own voice through vocal exercise.