Voice Lessons help build confidence in yourself as a performer. You will become a stronger performer by learning classical singing technique, the foundation upon which all vocal training is based. You will learn to breathe,stand, and support your sound through exercises and professionally guided lessons. You will build a repertoire of songs from which you can draw for auditions and performances based on your specific needs. I am well versed in both classical and musical theater selections that are appropriate for your age, voice type and vocal ability.

Lessons should be paid for 1 month prior to services. Missed lessons without 12 hours notice will not be made up. Special Circumstances such as singer illness and unexpected school obligations will be considered excused on a case by case basis. I will accept text messages, emails and facebook messages for cancellations.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Voice Lessons for Classical Singers and Musical Theater Singers
  • Learn to become a better singer by learning classical vocal technique

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA); Master of Music (MM)
  • NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing); AGMA

Serviced Areas

  • Park Ridge, Niles, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Des Plaines, Morton Grove; Rosemont; Jefferson Park; Portage Park; Edison Park; Albany Park

Payment Options

  • Money Orders, Personal Checks, Prefer payment 1 month in advance

Contact Details

  Person Dr. Denise Knowlton
  City Park Ridge, IL
  Phone Number (816) 516-2449

Business Representative

Dr. Denise Knowlton

Voice Teacher

I am a Doctor of Musical Arts with 10 years of teaching experience. I teach classical vocal technique as well as musical theater style singing. I am an active performer with many regional credits in both opera and musical theater productions.

Products & Services

Voice Lessons

$30/half hour
Voice Lessons

Private lessons for singers aged 11+. I have a Doctorate in Vocal Music Performance from the Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri-Kansas City. I have been teaching privately for 10 years from a private studio in my home. I teach classical singing technique with an emphasis on forming long term habit which will enable a singer to maintain any style of music. My past students have had the leads and secondary roles in their High School Musicals, have received superior ratings at contest and have been selected to sing in district and state level festival choirs. My college students have been accepted into programs at Northwestern, Loyola, Roosevelt and Universities in Missouri, Massachusetts and Ohio.

I am an accomplished opera singer with many regional credits. I have also sung in several musical theater productions and consider teaching in that style a "specialty. "

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Customer Testimonials

She’s an amazing mezzo, with credits from places like Glimmerglass and Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Union Avenue in St. Louis. She’s both funny and moving on stage. I’ve directed her as Katisha in the Mikado, the Granny in Pippin, and Aunt March in Little Women and she was fabulous. She’s a true cross-over singer.

She’s an excellent voice teacher. She had thriving voice studios here in Kansas City, one in association with the University of Missouri - Kansas City and the other, for younger students, out of her home. Her students had great technique, appropriate rep and good stage presence.
She’s worked for the past year as the Assistant Education Director at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, where she both performed with Lyric Opera Express (drive to the school, unload the van, put up the set, teach/stage the kids, perform the show, strike the set, drive to the next school; rinse and repeat) and she dealt with scheduling and the myriad of issues that go in to making a successful education program run. Kids love her. She’s strong and talented and funny.

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