Voice / PIANO INSTRUCTOR
Hayley is a professional vocalist as well as a music and yoga teacher in the Chicago area. Hayley recently completed her Master of Music degree in vocal performance at Illinois State University where she taught as a graduate assistant as well as performed in many opera productions. Prior to pursuing her master’s degree, Hayley performed in operas, operettas and musical theatre in the Chicago area as well as taught voice and yoga. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Hayley’s teaching style is a result of her years of classical voice training as well as her study of yoga and bodywork for singers. She believes in treating the whole body as the instrument.
Every lesson begins by checking in with the student about how they are feeling and a series of gentle stretches to work out any tension in the body. The lesson continues with vocal exercises to build good singing technique that can be applied to a variety of styles. Above all else, Hayley believes in teaching each student based on their own unique needs and style of learning.