Voice Lessons now offered Online or In-person in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs!
Welcome to the Ishuu Taylor Voice Studio a nurturing and encouraging place where you can pursue your vocal development. Our passion is helping you unlock your full singing potential! No matter what style of music you sing, you’ve got to have a strong foundation in healthy singing techniques for long lasting vocal health.
We’re in the business of helping you find YOUR voice; your REAL voice.
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“When I signed up for vocal training through TakeLessons, I thought I would take a few lessons to improve my singing voice. I had no idea that voice training with Michelle Kei Ishuu and Robert Taylor would be such a fun and productive adventure. Michelle and Robert, both highly talented classically trained professionals, are a terrific husband and wife team who pack a wallop with each lesson. Michelle is pure joy and coaches from the heart to bring out the best in her students. After only a few lessons, my vocal range has expanded and I sing with more confidence. Robert has a very keen ear and always suggests the perfect technique to improve my tone and vocal quality. Together they provide excellent vocal training. I can’t wait to continue with my lessons to see how far I can go. If you want to advance quickly and really enjoy the experience, Michelle and Robert will be the perfect teachers for you.” (Soprano) ~Therese E.
“Professionalism is the first word to come to mind regarding Michelle. I have had over a decade of music and voice lessons with various teachers. By far, Michelle is the most professional educator. Michelle understands that our voices are like any other instrument, and has a holistic approach to the health of the body and voice. With her guidance I am confident I will sing healthy and strong well into my senior years. Personality would be my second word for Michelle. She is very engaging and as excited about my progress as I am. She inspires the confidence that we can reach our goals and beyond. This has been time and money well spent.” (Alto) ~Debra A.
Michelle Kei Ishuu, a soprano of Japanese and American heritage, “uses her strong dramatic soprano to slice through the orchestra” in a varied repertoire that encompasses Verismo to Broadway. Possessing a captivating stage presence and praised as “superb,” “gifted,” and a “constant breakaway from the rest of the vocal pack,” she has entertained audiences on stages around the world.
Robert Aaron Taylor, a native of Chattanooga, TN, has been hailed by critics as a “sonorous-voiced” bass-baritone with “rich tones” who creates “a solid foundation for the entire performance.”
WHAT TO EXPECT
During our first few lessons, we are trying to see how you learn. We may ask you odd questions. It’s almost like you’re learning a new language. Confusion is to be expected, but if you are patient, we are persistent and will not stop until you understand!
By the intermediate stage we expect good, even air flow that results in a natural vibrato. This is when we can explore more interesting repertoire. This will also be an intense time of peaks and plateaus. Expect to be frustrated as you try to reprogram your muscle memory and learn to let your air flow do the work for you. You are settling into your new vocal identity as you become more comfortable with using your full voice!
We excel at working with the adult professional who needs fine tuning or vocal rehabilitation. You may sound fantastic to everyone else, yet we can hear the slight imperfections that are making it difficult to open up to your full resonance. This is when we can really get into characterization and interpretation so that we can unlock your full performance potential. Continue reading “Lessons”