Music Classes and Private Lessons

From Chicago to Australia, students ages 7 to 87 are loving Vital Body Wellness music classes and private lessons. Andrea has taught cast members of The Office and Second City, helped musicians earn spots in prestigious arts schools and guided newly retired folks through their first uke lessons. Her science-based methods boost learning and retention. Her love for music and people makes classes fun!

Vital Body Harmony Singing with Rita Ruby & Andrea Bunch

Two Sundays:

February 4 and February 11, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

5547 N. Ravenswood Ave.

$125

Oh! There are going to be beautiful sounds. Come make them with us.

Join us for two Sundays of embodied relaxation, breath work and harmony singing.

Folks of all experience levels are welcome.

We’ll learn harmony singing foundations, a little music theory and do a lot of ear training while singing together.

We’ll also enjoy the fantastic side effects of singing! Research shows that singing and deep breathing activate our powerful vagus nerve which increases healthy activity in the rest and destress side of our nervous system.

The breathing and warm up exercises can be done laying down for those who are able/want to. If warming up in a chair is better for your body, that works perfectly too. Bring a towel or mat if you plan to lay down.

Folks who play an instrument are welcome to bring it.

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Private Lessons & Small Groups

Learn one-on-one or meet up with a friend for lessons!

Andrea teaches: Guitar, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele

Students register for a series of six lessons at a time:

  • 30 minutes $50 (6 = $300)
  • Solo hour $90 (6 = $540)
  • Duo $110 (6 = $660)

Small groups are welcome. Contact Andrea at vitalbodywellness@gmail.com to chat about your idea.

Past Classes

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What She Said

Let’s play and sing songs by women and people of marginalized genders.

When we hear these artists’ music, experiences and words, we find and celebrate pieces of ourselves that are often left out in mainstream culture.

Come enjoy learning and discussing these musicians’ rich histories! Connect to other folks who want to hear these voices too.

Andrea has more than 23 years of experience teaching groups and offers arrangements for many experience levels and instruments.

All are welcome!

What She Said – Blues Queens

Noon CT on Saturdays Nov 4 – Dec 9

Bessie Smith, Kat Riggins, Koko Taylor & Ana Popovic

Learn how these artists take a song from bland to bluesy.

Livestream & on-demand.

$170 for 6 classes

*Vital Body Wellness members get 1/2 off. Members, please email Andrea to register.

What She Said Free Song Circle!

Come play and sing super songs by women and people of marginalized genders.
  • Charts, lyrics and good cheer provided.
  • We’ll play outside on the lawn if the weather is nice.
  • Bring blankets/chairs to sit on.
  • We’ll move into the gym in case of rain.
  • Folks of all ages & genders are welcome.

Saturday, August 26th
5-6:30 at River Park
5100 N. Francisco

No need to register. Just come on by.

Vital Body Harmony Singing

with Rita Ruby and Andrea Bunch

Oh! There are going to be beautiful sounds. Come make them with us.

Join us for two Sundays of embodied relaxation, breath work and harmony singing! Folks of all experience levels are welcome.

We’ll practice harmony singing foundations: scales, chords, parallel and block chord harmonies. We’ll sing songs with harmonies like Down by the Riverside and These are Days.

We’ll enjoy the fantastic side effects of singing! Research shows that singing and deep breathing activate our powerful vagus nerve which increases healthy activity in the rest and destress side of our nervous system.

Two Sundays: June 4 and June 11, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
5547 N. Ravenswood Ave.

$112
Vital Body Wellness members get 1/2 off registration.

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Free In-Person Jam!

Sunday, February 5, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. | 5547 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 201 | Chicago, IL 60640

Free parking in the side lot.

If you arrive about 4 p.m., I’ll be out front to let folks in. It’s ok to arrive after 4 p.m., too. Text me when you arrive, and I’ll be down to get you when the next tune ends!

  • Guitarists, please bring a capo.
  • Feel free to bring a music stand if you’d like to use one.
  • I’ll have music for you to play or sing along to.
  • Family friendly
  • Chairs will be there.
  • All are welcome!
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Sarah Jarosz class starts September 10!

Sarah Jarosz’s dark Americana is full of cool guitar parts, great grooves and feminist, chilling lyrics. Her tunes are so satisfying to play!

Six Saturdays | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST on Zoom | September 10 – October 22 (no class September 24)

All classes are available on-demand as well.

$150 for all 6 classes. 

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Joni Mitchell for Guitar and Voice!

Learn Joni’s tunings, rhythms, melodies and swoon over the poetry!

Six Saturdays | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Zoom | June 11 – July 16

Available on-demand through July 31

Vital Body Wellness Members get 50 percent off class! To register, send $75 through Zelle/Chase to vitalbodywellness@gmail.com.