private studio

About Ms. Schuller:

Ms. Schuller has been teaching privately since 2006, and is currently an adjunct professor of voice with Aurora University. She received her Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Pamela Fry, and holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Kathryn Cowdrick. Ms. Schuller currently studies with Dr. Constance Haas. In addition to her teaching experience, she has performed extensively both within the United States and abroad, and has held positions as a choral conductor and church music director. Ms. Schuller has also given master classes with the Florentine Opera Company, and directed a main stage opera production at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She currently resides in Chicago, IL.

About Private Lessons

Private vocal instruction offers students an opportunity to work towards healthy, efficient singing and fulfilling music making.  Healthy vocal habits, formed by shedding excess manipulation and tension, allow students to sing a wide variety of repertoire well while minimizing fatigue and vocal strain.

Building upon your prior vocal instruction, Ms. Schuller will help you grow towards freer, more released sound production based in physiology and accurate body mapping. In addition to vocal technique, Ms. Schuller works with students on character development, lyric diction,  building repertoire and audition preparation.

Coaching and Audition Prep:

If you are preparing for an important audition, performance or recording and need honest feedback and guidance, a coaching session may be a better fit for you. Coaching sessions focus on the tools for effective performance, honing musical nuance and emotionally connecting to both your character and audience. If applicable, lyric diction assistance is also available. Please email elschuller@gmail.com for available appointments. Discounts available for those interested in bringing their own pianist.

​​​​Scheduling and Payment

Lessons can be scheduled by contacting Ms. Schuller directly via email: elschuller@gmail.com

Prospective students must begin with a trial lesson, and may select a 30-minute or 45-minute lesson. Following the trial lesson, you will have the the option of paying in 4 and 8-week intervals. Payments can be made online or in person through Square, Venmo or check. All appointments must be paid for prior to your lesson.

Trial lessons and coaching session

                       30-minutes                       45-minutes                       60-minutes

                            $35                                   $52.50                                   $70                 

                   30-minute lessons          45-minute lessons          60-minute lessons
                      4 week: $140                   4 week: $210                    4 week: $280

                      8 week: $280                   8 week: $420                    8 week: $560

Please note: During the pandemic, only virtual lessons will be offered. If you would like to learn more about singing virtually, please contact elschuller@gmail.com.

Cancellation Policy:

Despite our best efforts, our lives aren't always predictable: family emergencies, schedule changes and illness can lead to conflicts. To be as fair and flexible as possible, cancellations or changes must be made 24 hours from the time of your lesson. Anything less than 24 hours, and the fee will not be refunded.
 

Make-up lesson times will be made available (based upon the availability of Ms. Schuller) for those who have cancelled within the 24 hour policy. The same 24-hour cancellation policy applies to rescheduled/make-up lessons.

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