Fox Valley Music Studio, Ltd.
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Welcome to Fox Valley Music Studio where students of all ages can develop their talents at their own pace and reach their maximum potential. Our goal is to bring the passion of music to all our students while providing the highest quality lessons. With over 25 years of experience, we specialize in private voice and piano lessons, offered at Snuffy's Villa in West Dundee, IL. New lessons are also available now via Skype. * Voice lessons include the following: - Classical Technique (i.e., Open Throat, Support, Proper Breathing and Voice Placement) - Broadway - Opera - Standard Repertoire (No Pop) - Foreign Language Diction (i.e., French, Italian and German) * Piano lessons include the following: - Basic training for beginners with easy and pleasant repertoire - Reading development through a gradual process - For more advanced students, fingers technique will be introduced through exercises, scales and arpeggio, and theory knowledge will also be included Children, adults, beginners and advanced students are welcome. In addition to weekly lessons, Fox Valley Music Studio offers the chance for the students to show off their talents for their families and friends with four recital programs per year, with additional performance and competition opportunities as recommended by the teacher. Students from our studio are great achievers! Several of them have won competitions, including the annual Granquist Music Competition held in Geneva, the Kane County Talent Show, the IAAF talent competition, and Elgin Opera Vocal Competition. They have been cast as lead singers with Children's Theatre of Elgin, Fox Valley Rep, Christian Theater of Elgin and of Crystal Lake, Cirque du Soleil, Goodman Theater, Chamber Opera Theater and Elgin Opera. Students pursuing college educations in opera or musical theater have received $30,000 to $45,000 in scholarships due to the quality of their training.
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Vecelina M.Oct 9, 2017Verified
Great with my daughter ...understands, listen and have patienceJun 16, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?A starting package of 4 lessons for the price of 2 is available for new students only. Private lessons are $30 per half hour.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Solange Sior is a former winner of the Canadian Music Competition and winner of the National Bel Canto Competition, as well as finalist of The Metropolitan Opera National Council. A graduate with Bachelor and Masters degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of Montreal and a former apprentice with Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Chicago), Miss Sior has performed with many organizations in the Midwest and in Canada including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Florentine Opera Company, Light Opera Works, Lincoln Opera, Chamber Opera Chicago, Chicago Concertante, Opera Viva, Concert Artists AB, New Music Chicago, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Choral Union, Northwest Chicago Symphony, Youth and Music Canada, Lyri-Quebec, and Lyri-Art. At the prestigious Shaker Mountain Music Festival she performed 3 years in a row and sang the lead roles of Marguerite (highly acclaimed!), Suor Angelica, and Manon. She sang Mimi in La Boheme at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy. She has also performed the roles of Violetta, Musetta, Pamina, Fiordiligi, Monica, and the lead roles in Rose-Marie and The Incomplete Education by Chabrier. In 2007, Sior brought the house down in several performances of Madama Butterfly under the direction of Maestro Philip Morehead from the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Maestro Francesco Milioto, assistant director at Ravinia. Equally at home in Oratorio work and art songs, Miss Siors beautiful voice has been heard in Mozarts Requiem and Missa Brevis in B, the Faure Requiem, A Deutsch Requiem, Mahler # 4, Robert Hansons Hiawatha, the Messiah and several French melodie recitals and German lieder concerts, including recordings of Debussy and Richard Strauss for CBC Radio Canada. As a pianist, Solange holds a D.E.C. and Laureate Degrees from Montreals Vincent-dIndy Music School.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Below are a few listing of Mrs. Sior's students (for students testimonies and bios, visit our websites) - Julie Baker (soprano), a graduate from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business. Mrs. Baker is the Marketing Director for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra - Gwen Gage (pianist), Board of Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra - Ronald Spriggs (baritone) Vocal Performance at Northern Illinois University - Katie Prom (pianist) studied piano as a kid with Mrs. Sior who prepared her for college. Katie now holds a Music Education degree from Northern Illinois University,and she is a music teacher at a local elementary school. - Tatiana Ranallo (soprano) studied classical vocal training with Solange Sior. In 2009 she won first place (Division I) in Elgin OPERA's Vocal Competition. She has performed with Chicago Chamber Opera, the Shedd Aquarium in their Fantasea show, the Lookingglass Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, the Cirque Du Soleil, Blue Man Group and The Flying Wallendas.