Wendy teaches voice privately by appointment in her studio on the north side of Chicago, as well as beginning piano and performance coaching. She offers periodic workshops as well as hosting a regular Singer’s Salon. Wendy will instruct you in all aspects of singing including breath management and support, tone, resonance, range, registration/blend, diction, and placement, as well as releasing unwanted habits, chronic tensions, and expressing the emotional life and text of the song. She will coach you on how to approach singing, auditioning and performing at your best!
She is adept at helping singers find their special connection to the song as well as the audience. She is classically trained, but also uses modern techniques that are suited to contemporary music of all kinds, from Rock ‘n roll to musical theater, jazz, blues, soul, country and more. As a songwriter herself, Wendy frequently coaches singer/songwriters not only on singing technique but ways to perform their songs more effectively. Wendy’s whole Body/Voice approach includes Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method, Linklater and Alexander Techniques, among others.
Wendy enjoys working with students of all ages and levels of ability. Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. NEW! Now offering online lessons!
As an instructor, Wendy is most interested in helping students find their true voice and artistic style, as well as the pure joy of singing effortlessly. She teaches students to find expression through and with a foundation of technique, rather then in spite of it. Her style is nurturing, yet disciplined, and sprinkled liberally with good natured humor.
Wendy enjoys working with students of all ages and levels of ability. Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.
Lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60 min increments. Call for pricing and availability, or contact her via email.
Wendy works with singers and actors both on performance skills, as well as bands, looking to tighten up harmonies or work on stage presence issues. Feel free to contact her with questions!
Workshops are held on a regular basis. Please sign up on the email list to be notified!
Wendy created and hosted the Singer’s Salon, both as an open mic for singers and a home for workshops, first at Deagan Music, then at 3160 Cabaret for several years. Most recently hosted at D.C. Torium, the Salon always remains a part of her teaching studio. Studio Salons are held regularly for students to work on performance chops!