Music Lessons

Vero Voce is proud to offer classes and lessons in the following categories:

Private Lessons:

We specialize in voice and piano lessons. 


Group Voice Class, Studio Class, Musical Theater Rep

Private Voice & Instrumental Instruction

Weekly private lessons in the following areas may be taken from age 6 – Adult, with experience ranging from beginner through professional. Students learn fundamentals, focusing on theory, musicianship and technique. Each student will explore a variety of styles as they develop a solid musical core. Instruction is tailored to meet your individual goals.

Students are encouraged to audition and perform whenever possible in school, community and professional ensembles. We host student recitals in our 50 seat theater with its concert grand piano, to encourage our students of all levels to use the talents they are developing. 

  • Voice

    Classical & Musical Theatre

  • Piano

    All Styles

  • Audition Preparation

    Let us help you prepare for college auditions, show auditions and callbacks and recorded auditions. 

  • Monologues

  • College Pre-Screen and Competition Recording Sessions

Please call (630) 584-0139 for rates and availability of teachers.

Private Voice Lessons

Winter 2018

Group Voice 1 - Grades 2-5

  • Instructor: Robin Rotela

  • Location: Vero Voce, Classroom A

  • Jan 16-Mar 20, 2018 (10 week session)

  • Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM

  • Tuition: $146/10 weeks

Students will learn the basic essentials of singing, in both group and individual songs, emphasizing the following goals:

  • Develop breath control
  • Find and maintain good pitch
  • Increase your vocal range
  • Work on vocal projection
  • Learn basic music theory
  • Have fun learning new songs!!
  • Perform learned music during the final class.




Group Voice 1


Meet Our Teachers!

Sara Caligiuri

Voice Instructor
Sara Caligiuri is a recent graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with degrees in Music and English. Sara specializes in teaching opera technique, as well as musical theatre.

Dawn Harkins

Voice & Musical Theatre Instructor
Dawn Harkins is a professional singer/actress with a wide vocal range and colour. She is a graduate of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.

Robin Rotela

Voice Instructor
Robin has a masters in music education from Vandercook College of Music, along with several years experience in voice teaching and performing! She is classically trained but primarily sing in music theatre/cabaret styles.

Richard Trost

Piano Instructor
Richard's love of music started at an early age and can be heard throughout every performance. Richard Trost was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and has performed both instrumentally and vocally throughout his high school and collegiate career at North Park University in Chicago.

Justine Izewski

Voice & Music Instuctor

Justine Izewski attained a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) degree, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education (Choral) degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is Illinois state certified to teach Music K-12. She currently teaches grades P-8th at the Queen of the Rosary School in Elk Grove Village.

Alex Murphy

Piano Instructor

Alex Murphy, a native of St Charles, IL and graduate of DePaul University in Jazz Piano, is considered one of the "young lions" working his way into the Chicago Jazz Scene. He has performed at the Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, The Drake Hotel, House of Blues and the Chicago Jazz Festival. In early 2018 he was featured in a "Jazz at Symphony Center" Masterclass with jazz great, Bill Charlap. He also freelances throughout the Chicagoland area, Northern Illinois and the Midwest. He can be heard playing keyboards on an EP from the band "Fade" that can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.

Dennis Brown

Theatre Instructor
Dennis has been on the professional stage in England and America for about 40 years. In that time he has performed in well over 120 different shows from Shakespeare to Farce and has won many accolades including best supporting actor in a number of plays and festivals. Dennis has directed plays as well as producing, dialect coaching, performing, speaking, voice over and emceeing hundreds of events around the world.

Jocelyn Adamski

Theatre Instructor

Jocelyn has been studying Shakespeare for the majority of her life!   Her lifelong study began as a child at Valparaiso University’s Young Actors Shakespeare Workshop in which she studied and performed Shakespeare’s plays for several seasons.  Jocelyn continued to grow her love of the Bard through several professional Shakespearean productions and at Renaissance Festivals.  She studied further at the Chicago Academy of the Arts, Northwestern University’s prestigious “cherub” program and at Wright State University, where she earned her BFA in Acting.

School of Performing Arts

Proudly offering classes and lessons in the following categories:


We specialize in voice and piano. We also offer training in voice and piano via the Royal Conservatory Development Program (Canada)


Youth Theatre, Improv, and Musical Theatre

Corporate Speaking

Experienced Corporate Speaking & Training


3755 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL.

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