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What My Students are Saying

Mike Aljadeff (aka Michal Jade)

Singer/Songwriter/Producer - Los Angeles, CA

“Since working with Hilary, I have worked with some of the world's most renowned vocal coaches, including the coaches of Beyonce Knowles, Pam Tillis, Everlife, Robert Plant, and many more. I can say, with 100% gratitude and certainty, that voice... well... music lessons with Hilary are by far the most valuable lessons I have had to date.  Hilary doesn’t just educate, rather she teaches students how to educate themselves. She is strikingly honest, confident, and challenging in her methods and continually pushed me further than I thought I could go.”

Laura Freeman

Actress (AEA), Cabaret Artist - Chicago, IL

"I am an Equity Actress and I was cast in a role that, vocally, was a bit out of my comfort zone. I needed a few tips to be healthy and safe singing at the top of my range. Not only did she provide me with great information, but it was things I used right away. It was easy to put all of her advice and adjustments to practice. I feel much more prepared to take on the role ahead."

Scotty Gryder

Cabaret Artist, Puppeteer, Entertainer - Chicago, IL

"I can't remember the last time I felt so secure in my voice... and that helps me feel secure in myself!  Thru each lesson, I’ve developed my knowledge of the vocal mechanism, and I’ve been given applicable tools to color my voice to help share the mood of any given piece. Hilary truly teaches the 'why' and 'how' behind the 'what,' and that rings true to me…literally, in my voice!"

Marianne Murphy Orland

Cabaret Artist, Big Band Vocalist

“By the end of the first session with Hilary, I had already gained a better understanding of the physiology of singing and how it was impacting my vocal production.  Right away, she was able to ‘fix’ one of my issues and show me some entanglements that have kept me from confidently using my upper register for awhile.  While Hilary does utilize vocal exercises and assigns necessary practice, we also dove right into a couple of trouble spots in songs I currently perform.  Hilary pretty much got me over the humps in one go, so I could improve my performance immediately.  I am so glad I finally decided to take advantage of such an outstanding teacher!"

Jan Slavin

Commedienne and Cabaret Artist - Chicago, IL

"My vocal experience with Hilary Feldman has been nothing short of remarkable. As an "older" singer, I had fallen into many bad habits over the years that wreaked havoc with my voice and prevented me from crossing over from choral and classical work into the world of cabaret. I now have the ability to tell a musical story with a voice that is healthy and much richer. In addition to explaining technique with a clarity I had never before encountered, Hilary helps me make vocal choices that enable me to make a song my own. Thanks to Hilary, I'll sing well into my golden years!"

Linda Surlak

Aurora, IL

“After a half century of church choirs, I went to Hilary to because I wanted to be able to perform musical theater and cabaret. The improvement and change in my voice has been amazing. Hilary always knows exactly what song or exercise I need as I progress. She is very warm and personable. I drive an hour each way for my lessons and it is totally worth it.”

Michelle Sullivan

Parent - Chicago, IL

“Two of my children take voice lessons with Hilary Feldman. Their ages are 9 and 12. We have been working with Hilary for just over a year. She was our first voice coach. We love her! We find her to be professional, patient, flexible and greatly talented. She has been so wonderful with my children that my younger daughter, on her third musical audition, was immediately put on hold for one of the bigger theaters in Chicago. That, alone, speaks volumes for the capability of this teacher.”

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