Callahan Music Studio

Find Your Voice

 

Voice Lessons that are Inspiring, Informative, and LIFE CHANGING!

 

Voice And Piano

Phone: (309)798-3887

Strings

Phone:  (309)786-8377

 

Michael Callahan (Voice)

Music Director "Chordbusters" Barbershop Chorus, Davenport IA

Music Director Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, Moline, IL

Founding Member "River Bend Bronze" Community Handbell Choir 

 

BIO

Michael Callahan Baritone/Tenor has been hailed for his performances as 'intense' with a voice of 'deep beauty' and his performance 'knocked me sideways'.  Michael has been performing for over twenty-five years and teaching voice for over 10 years.  Students enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the development of the entire person as an artistic whole.  He received his Bachelor in Arts Magna Cum Laude from Western Illinois University where he was a winner in the student Concerto Competition.  He received further instruction at West Virginia University.  Mr. Callahan performs in roles varying from ancient greek plays to modern mystery dinner theater.  He is a composer of pop music and a singer of styles from folk to Opera.  He was recently a winner in the 2012 Quad City Playwright's festival for his play "Out of Order".

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that the voice teacher helps a student find his or her own natural sound.  Each student will have a unique vocal journey.  Using the best pedagogy available I work with the students to find their natural voice.  A relaxed and free tone allows a vocalist to work efficiently, generating the most sound with the least effort.  A relaxed and free tone will also help the student achieve a vibrant sound that fills a room and allows the greatest range of expression.  Expression will be taught along with confidence.  A confident voice student will not only grow in their ability to perform the classical and broadway repetoire that I base my teaching on, but in any vocal endeavor they have awaiting them in the future.  A strong, confident voice will help a student sing all genres, improve performance in all public speaking and acting situations.

 

Amie Callahan, Piano

Bio

Amie Callahan has taught piano for over 10 years. Amie began her piano study at age 4.  She studied piano at Augustana under Dr. Sharon Jensen.  Amie Callahan earned her B.A. in Applied Music (piano) from Western Illinois University where she studied with Hyang-Ja Kim.  Amie then continued her piano study at the graduate level under Dr. Kefferstan.  She currently accompanies Hersong, and Bettendorf High School Choirs.  Amie is also the organist/pianist at Bethel Wesley United Methodist in Moline, Illinois.  Amie is also a member of FMTA.

Amie is experienced with teaching all levels of piano, and has taught children as young as 4.  With her younger students piano is emphasized with theory games and activities.  These activities are fun to play for the child and teach very effectively at the same time.

Voice/Piano Home Studio in Moline, IL

Amalie Callahan, Strings (bio and teaching philosophy coming soon)

Amalie Callahan teaches all levels of violin/viola.  She is especially good for the child or adult student. Amalie has an extensive professional background and has taught strings for several years.

Strings Home Studio in Rock Island, IL

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