Private voice and piano studio located in Naperville, IL
Soprano Meredith Du Bon is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing since 2011. She specializes in teaching classical vocal technique as well as musical theatre singing. She also teaches pop, belt, and jazz singing technique. Meredith is offering beginning piano lessons as well to children as young as five years old. For more information on rates and to inquire about the studio, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many professional singers in this world have been blessed with a raw, natural vocal gift. What people often don’t understand is that while those singers are certainly gifted performers, they are often not the substance of good teachers. I have had to work for years on my technique, and in that work, I have learned through experience what works and what does not. It is my philosophy that the singers who have had to work hard to find their true sound make better teachers because they have had first hand experience in learning technique. My philosophy in teaching voice is not based on attaining perfection, but instead on finding each person’s authentic voice.
My desire is for my students to learn to use their voice as a creative outlet in their life. Music and art improves quality of life. Creative expression enhances the human experience and helps us to better understand ourselves. To access that creativity in singing, I incorporate a technique that is balanced in pedagogy coupled with imagination.
My education from Indiana University serves as the basis for my teaching skills. As a part of my doctoral work, I completed coursework for a minor in music education. This aspect of my curriculum has influenced my teaching from developing my teaching philosophy to the creation of a complete handbook for teaching Undergraduate Song Literature. Hands on teaching experience includes voice lessons at Hinsdale South High School, piano and voice instructions at the American Music Institute, private voice lessons both in Chicago and Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Career Seminar for Singers at Northwestern University.
It is important to remember in music (as in life) that perfection is unattainable. You are never “finished” learning to sing. It is a life-long journey, and my goal in teaching is to inspire a life-long love of singing. That journey is based in curiosity, imagination, patience and creativity, and these are just a few of the qualities I strive to inspire in my students.
~Meredith Du Bon