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Nov 04, 2021, 7:15 PM
1558 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015, USA


Do you want to understand all those black markings on the page?  Do the words 'music' and 'theory' anywhere near each other scare the dickens out of you?  Do you want to be able to communicate as a musician instead of as 'just a singer'?  Would you like to save money by being able to transpose your own charts?  Are you ready for musical speak to no longer sound like a foreign language?  If you've answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then this class is for you!h


This is is a fun, safe, quick way to get the knowledge you've always wanted to have.  Join us!  You'll be so glad you did!   [Click here to see what people are saying.]


This class is offered 1 -2 times per year.  If you'd like to be notified of the next offering, click here.


Hilary Ann Feldman Voice Studio
5338 W. Lawrence in Chicago, Suite 210

(NW corner of Lawrence and Milwaukee)

  • Easy driving via 90/94.

  • Easy street parking.

  • Easy access via the Lawrence Bus or the Blue Line (Jefferson Park station)


Just $125 if you register by 2/1!  

($145 starting 2/2)

Includes class materials.

Space is limited to 10 students, so sign up soon!  (Min. of 5 students required.)
Oh, there's homework, but it's not painful... promise!


Timing doesn't work this go-round?  Want to be notified the next time I offer this class?  Click here.  

This class is only offered once or twice per year, and space is limited.  Register NOW to reserve your spot!


  • Basic music reading and sight singing

  • Basic music theory (don't be scared!)

  • Tempo v. Meter

  • What exactly is a ‘key’ and how to find yours?

  • Understanding chord symbols

  • Do-it-yourself transposing... yes you can!

  • Identifying and describing different musical genres/styles

  • Understanding different types of printed music; when to use, and how to find, each type

  • Arrangements

    • Experimenting with different styles/meters

    • Combining two or more songs

    • Charting

  • Working with a musical director/accompanist

    • Defining expectations

    • How to communicate with the pianist

    • Preparing and notating your music

    • Do’s and Don’ts

    • The money part

What People Are Saying

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Francesca Peppiatt, Lyricist

Chicago, IL

“Hilary is an incredible teacher who can make even the most uninformed non-musical person ‘get it’.  Her comprehensive knowledge of all types of music is obvious, but she has not allowed her experience and vast knowledge to separate her from explaining and guiding even the most novice student through the process of really learning music.  I have struggled for years and closed my eyes to the possibility of ever learning anything about music, but I’m happy to report that Hilary has made some sort of light go on in those back recesses of my brain.  She handed me to key that open the door to the world of music.“

Nicolle Van Dyke, Vocalist

Chicago, IL

“I walked in not knowing what exactly to expect and would walk out of each class energized by new information, which sparked a new love of music theory.  So much so, I became a regular student.  Hilary is simply brilliant!”  

Meg Radliff, Vocalist & Sound Technician

Chicago, IL

“If you want to do anything beyond singing in the church choir, I strongly suggest some education in music theory.  Hilary was the perfect person to provide this – she has the degree to teach it, is out in the community using it herself, and is able to provide the foundation you need, as well as focus on items specific to your needs and interests, without getting too deep in the subject if you don’t want to go there.  I highly recommend her!” 

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