voice lessonsVoice Lessons & Vocal Coaching

  • Online via FaceTime or Zoom
  • Students ages 7+, all levels and styles
  • Contemporary styles: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Musical Theatre, Country and Folk

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Marlene Arden is recognized internationally as an acclaimed Jazz & Contemporary Vocalist, Recording Artist, and Voice Teacher/Vocal Coach.

  • 30+ years in the music industry
  • Acclaimed Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach from Chicago
  • Performed extensively at Five-Star Hotels in the United States and Southeast Asia, as well as onboard luxury Cruise Ships worldwide
  • Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice - American Conservatory of Music, Chicago
  • Voice Faculty - Sherwood Conservatory of Music, Chicago
  • Voice Teacher/Vocal Coach in Chicago and Los Angeles

Marlene shares her passion for music through performing, writing, and coaching her voice students. She inspires and trains her students in developing their own natural voice, technique, and style, and to sing with confidence. Marlene’s heartfelt enjoyment and positive approach are combined with her knowledge of voice, and expertise as an educator. Many of her students have earned successful careers in the music industry... as a solo artist, singer/songwriter, obtaining lead and supporting roles in Musical Theatre, to getting signed with a record label.

A sample of Marlene’s Vocal and Performance Techniques are:

  • Sing and perform with confidence
  • Audition preparation
  • Vocal Technique
  • Microphone and recording techniques
  • Develop your own style and individual sound
  • Interpreting and delivering a song
  • Increase range, stamina, and projection
  • Improve tone, pitch
  • Breathing
  • Placement
  • Bridging and blending the registers
  • Maintaining vocal health
  • Eliminating vocal strain
  • Musicianship

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I have seen Marlene sing and entertain over many years. She is the consummate professional and loves to get the audience engaged! Wherever she sings, she packs the place. We also had her teach our son, who came a long way in a very short time. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Michelle Crossley

My daughter decided to join the local performing arts group and wanted singing lessons. Another parent recommended Marlene Arden. We already knew who she was because we have seen Marlene perform locally. She is an amazing singer so it wasn't even a consideration, we wanted her! As an overprotective parent, I'm always concerned who my child spends time with. Marlene is also a great person and I trust her completely. She is always prompt, professional, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Marlene.
Andrew Nelson

Marlene is an outstanding voice instructor for all my daughters. She has my highest recommendation.
Devin Cunning, MD

I took singing lessons with Marlene for quite a while as a kid and I loved every minute of it! I used to do musicals and loved to sing and she really helped me to get a better understanding of the music and how to properly perform it as well. I no longer pursue singing but to this day I still hum the warmups here and there (and I still have all the music sheets!). Marlene is very patient and being a very shy singer I loved how comfortable I always felt around her. For anyone looking for voice/singing lessons, I highly recommend going to Marlene Arden. She is a lovely and insanely friendly woman with amazing talents and a large knowledge on the subjects she teaches. She helped me to find my voice and I know she can help find yours too.
Hannah Jackson

My daughter has been taking lessons from Marlene for over two years now and I have seen a huge improvement in her voice! She has more range, control and confidence. Best of all, she truly loves attending lessons.
Heidi Vesely

I also take lessons from Marlene and besides the growth I’ve seen in my voice the greatest thing she has given me is confidence! I have learned so much from her, everything from technique to song selection. She is kind and positive and truly makes you feel comfortable!

Marlene is an amazing voice teacher who fostered my daughter’s growth into a talented and confident vocalist and performer. Marlene’s kindness and genuine enthusiasm for the success of others inspired my daughter to work diligently to achieve her singing goals. Through Marlene’s skilled instruction, my daughter advanced from a girl who liked to sing to a musical theater kid who has enjoyed successes including supporting and leading roles. I can wholeheartedly recommend Marlene to anyone looking for a talented, kind and trustworthy voice teacher!
Christa McCabe

Marlene has been our daughter's voice teacher for more than two years. We have seen so much growth in this time - especially in our daughter's ability to put a song across with great feeling and emotion. Marlene does not just teach how to sing - she teaches how to perform! We couldn't be more pleased.

I should add that if you have a chance to see Marlene and her partner Phil perform, don't miss it!
James Owen

I was looking for a voice teacher and was aware of Marlene Arden through her advertisement in the room where our choir practiced. I heard Marlene sing at a local venue and I was blown away by her voice and talent. I decided that I would go to her for instruction. Marlene was easy to like and so encouraging and patient! I would recommend her as a teacher!! Also, if you have an opportunity to hear her sing, you must go listen. Impressive!
Cathy Perger

My daughter has been studying voice with Marlene since 2014. Marlene has helped her prepare for auditions and competitions, as well as perform with confidence. Marlene has helped my daughter develop technique and style. She shares her love and expertise of music with her students, and maintains a professional and personable relationship with them. We have also had the pleasure of hearing Marlene perform at local venues. I highly recommend Marlene Arden for voice lessons!
LouAnn LaPlaca

Marlene has been such an Amazing voice coach for my daughter!!! We have been doing lessons for almost a year now. My Daughter looks forward to her lessons with Marlene every week and she continues to practice and sing daily on her own. The lessons have also helped with some speech issues she has. We have seen a huge improvement in not only her singing voice but also her confidence in daily life. We highly recommend Marlene to Everyone we talk to!
Amanda Sartin

Marlene is currently teaching my little sister, who loves to sing. Marlene has been a pleasure to work with. She is really attentive with her students and cares deeply for them. Highly recommend her.❤️
Aracely Chacon

My daughter took vioce lessons from Marlene Arden. She loved it! Not only did she learn, she had fun learning. Marlene helped my daughter how to control her voice and how to project her voice. Marlene is caring, intelligent and a great teacher. She is also a great singer. I highly recommend Marlene if you are looking for voice lessons.
Jennifer Laird-jackson

Marlene is a great instructor. She takes the time to know her students and adjusts her lessons accordingly. I would highly recommend her. She’s very professional.
Diana Rodriguez

We had the experience of having our 9 year old son take voice lessons from Marlene. She is a very talented and caring instructor. She was always sensitive and attentive while improving listening and working with his singing capability. I would highly recommend her for this role.
Roger Bitter

Marlene is upbeat and friendly, making my granddaughter feel comfortable and excited to perform. Marlene helps her choose music to compliment her musical abilities and is so encouraging. Her professional skills have helped my granddaughter improve tremendously and she is only eight years old. I'm excited for what the future has in store for her. Thanks Marlene!
Dale S

I was a student of Marlene’s from 2018-2019 before I moved to Los Angeles. She helped me prepare for all of my auditions with Grace Arts, a HUGE audition I had with two label companies and for a competition i went to in January of 2019 called IMTA. Where she helped me win 3rd place out of hundreds of girls from all over the world in a singing competition. Marlene is not only an amazing teacher, but a wonderful friend. She’s there for you, encourages you, and wants the absolute best for you. I’ve learned so much from Marlene in my short time of learning with her. So if you’re considering lessons, I would HIGHLY recommend it. You or your child will be gaining amazing knowledge, technique. Focus on not only learning scales, but breathing techniques, connecting with your song. So, thank you Marlene for everything! You’re one of a kind.
Makenna Kaprice

Marlene is amazing voice teacher! Our daughter has been going to over a year. She loves going to her.
Abbee Decol

Marlene provides a very professional and friendly setting without distractions that is conducive to learning. She has many years of experience singing in different venues and educating students in voice technique. I would recommend Marlene as a voice instructor for anyone with an interest in progressing with their skill.
Mahala Preston

Marlene has been coaching me in voice lessons for a year and a half now, and my singing has improved a lot. I continue to take lessons from her because her combination of teaching and encouragement helps build my confidence and skill. I highly recommend Marlene.
Kelley Heckart

Marlene is a fantastic singing teacher and a wonderful person to work with! I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in taking singing lessons.
Pepe

Marlene is an amazing coach!! She provides honest feedback without destroying self confidence. My daughter has drastically improved her skills.
Kristine Wozniak

Marlene is such an amazing vocal coach. I have been doing my lessons online through Zoom and they have been really great. I look forward to every session, because it's all so fun. I feel like I'm quickly making significant improvements. She's very flexible with her schedule, which has been so helpful for me. She took the time to design a lesson that best suits me. She has great constructive criticism which is such a nice positive way for me to learn. It doesn't matter where you're at because if you're looking for a great vocal coach look no further. I believe the lessons are worth every penny!
Vanessa Ozanne

My daughter has been taking lessons from Marlene for over two years now and I have seen a huge improvement in her voice! She has more range, control and confidence. Best of all, she truly loves attending lessons.

I also take lessons from Marlene and besides the growth I’ve seen in my voice the greatest thing she has given me is confidence! I have learned so much from her, everything from technique to song selection. She is kind and positive and truly makes you feel comfortable!
Heidi crutchfield Vesely

My daughter has been taking lessons from Marlene for 2 years now. Not only has Marlene been a fantastic vocal teacher but she has become a wonderful mentor for my daughter. She is patient and kind as well as supportive. We have really enjoyed the remote lessons as well. I'm so glad this technology allows then both to be safe! I highly recommend Marlene Arden.
Megan Kilbreath

Marlene provides a very professional and friendly setting without distractions that is conducive to learning. She has many years of experience singing in different venues and educating students in voice technique. I would recommend Marlene as a voice instructor for anyone with an interest in progressing with their skill.
Jane Sherwood Preston

Marlene is a fantastic singing teacher and a wonderful person to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in singing lessons in person or online.
Gina Padilla

I have been taking voice lessons with Marlene Arden for about 1 year and 6 months. She is very welcoming and sweet. I have always had a fear of singing in front of others, but she quickly put me at ease. When giving her feedback, Marlene has a way of being honest while simultaneously being encouraging.

After a year of lessons with her, she challenged me to apply for a singing scholarship. I was petrified of applying, but with her help, I was able to send in a video. And as it turns out, I got the scholarship! I think voice is a hard instrument to help others train. Marlene does this very well and made it easy for me to conceptualize how the voice flows in a intuitive manner. I am happy to call her my friend.
Fiona Tupponce

Marlene is an amazing vocal coach!! My daughter has been with her for 6 years and looks forward to each lesson. I love how she helps with her auditions for Grace Arts theatre, it helps with her confidence and prepares her for the shows It’s always great to see Marlene and Phil perform at La Vita Dolce, what an awesome couple!!
Kandin Campbell

Marlene has been a voice teacher for my 15 year old daughter for about a year now and we have seen a great improvement and maturity in her voice. Marlene is not only a teacher but an encourager and a motivator and knows how to build her students self confidence. I strongly recommend her.
Kutlo Kesitilwe

Marlene is encouraging a love for singing in my granddaughter. She provides professional guidance along with allowing her student to choose the music she enjoys. Marlene genuinely cares for her students and takes an interest in all aspects of their lives. My granddaughter looks forward to her lessons and we see her confidence building every week.
Dale Sevastakis

My daughter has been studying voice with Marlene since 2014. Marlene has helped her prepare for auditions and competitions, as well as perform with confidence. Marlene has helped my daughter develop technique and style. She shares her love and expertise of music with her students, and maintains a professional and personable relationship with them. We have also had the pleasure of hearing Marlene perform at local venues. I highly recommend Marlene Arden for voice lessons!
Karen Kristiansen

Marlene has been my voice teacher for a couple years now and I’m very pleased with the improvement in my singing. She is a very patient and knowledgeable voice teacher. If you want to be the next Elvis or Tom Jones you best give her a call. That's all. Marlene is also an excellent Singer and Performer. Marlene and Phil (Piano) will Jazz up your establishment. Pure Class.
David Harris

Marlene has been a wonderful mentor for my daughter. She has given her the confidence, the love and coaching she needed to make her dreams come true! Without Marlene, she would never be in her 2nd show at Grace Arts. Thank you Marlene! We love you 💕
Tina Stocking