Don Callahan – Voice Teacher

I love teaching and I love music! I am a Tenor, and I am a Voice teacher. I received My Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from Wheaton College in Wheaton IL. I have been singing since I was about 8 and have been studying Voice for over 10 years. I am able to teach a variety of different music. I am very good at deciphering areas that may need improvement in a singer’s sound. Let me teach you how to sing healthily, with good technique and good stage presence! I’ll make sure that you can sing for years to come!

My Philosophy:
I believe that our learning environment should be a fun one! If you’re serious and want to train for the next big competition, don’t worry, we’ll get you there and have fun doing it! I think that students should enjoy what they’re doing, and not think of the lessons as something that they will immediately be perfect at. DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES!! Music has the ability to speak to people, it can make people laugh, cry, relax, etc. Your job is to convey the meaning of the music!

My Experience:
I’ve been involved most recently with Gloria Musicae where I had the opportunity to sing with the Sarasota Symphony Orchestra. I’ve also had the opportunity to sing with Susan Egan, Christiane Noll, Gary Mauer, the Westminster Choir College Concert Choir, The Masterworks Choir, and The Masterworks Camerata. I participated in the New Jersey All State Choir for two years. During college, I was the Tenor Section Leader of the Men’s Glee club and helped found the Fake Group (a Vocal Jazz group) and The Thundertones (a small Men’s A capella group). I’ve been involved with numerous school Operas and numerous Musicals.