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Voice lessons are taught privately by appointment in Wendy Parman’s studio on the north side of Chicago, as well as beginning piano and performance coaching. She offers periodic workshops and Singer’s Salons.
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 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!
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, including monologue coaching and other performance concerns. She has worked with a number of bands, and other groups to helpimprove general vocals, 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!
The Singer’s Salon premiered in 2011 and has enjoyed a number of incarnations at various venues, originating at Deagen Music, then finding at home at 3160-Chicago’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, DC Torium, and now mostly at Wendy Parman Voice Studio in the Irving Park neighborhood. It is an open mic, with piano accompanist provided, (the marvelous Justin Bernard Bowse), usually BYOB and lots of fun. An opportunity to perform in a casual and supportive environment. Contact Wendy for more info. Dates are periodically updated.