Welcome to my studio!

With over 35 years of experience, I specialize in voice and piano lessons, offered at my residence in West Dundee.  We call the place “Snuffy’s Villa” because it is surrounded by “Snuffy’s Prairie”. (Click here for map.)

A starting package of 4 lessons for the price of 2 is available for new students only.

New this year: Group Classes will be offered through the Dundee Township Park District. (See Lessons page for details.)

My goal is to bring the passion of music to all students, while providing the highest quality lessons.  Students of all ages can develop their talent at their own pace and reach their maximum potential.

I've been told that I was very patient and really good at sharing my knowledge of music. I have many years of vocal training in both classical and pop style from renowned teachers and coaches. I am still performing professionally. I studied piano at Vincent-d'Indy school in Montreal and developed an excellent technique. I started to teach piano when I was 16 years old. So, I have many years of experience. I love sharing my knowledge about music to people and especially with kids. It is really fun to be able to develop beautiful sound and extended vocal range from young singers. Their reaction is so amazing!

I hold a Master Degree in Vocal performance from the University of Montreal, and I have been training with coaches at the Lyric Opera of Chicago for an additional 20 years. I have acquired pop technique from a famous teacher in California.  Since I am also a pianist, I can play the accompaniment for the singers. Most of my voice students are cast with lead parts for school productions after a few months of training with me.

Besides participating at students recitals, students will be invited to compete at the Grandquist competition. Several of my piano and voice students have been winning trophies of first place in their category. Singers might get additional opportunities through my not-for-profit organization Fox Valley Lyrical Productions.

 - Solange Sior

piano and music