My name is Malwina Masternak. I am a Polish vocalist, composer and educator who specializes in Jazz and creative contemporary music, Pop, R&B. I've graduated from the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston, where I was mentored by Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci among others.
I made appearances across the US and Canada, China, Europe and South America. Most recently, I performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola as a member of Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors ensemble, led by John Pattitucci. I also performed at Birdland, Rockwood Music Hall, Ryles Jazz Club, Scullers Jazz Club, Regatta Bar, Cornelia St. Café and Smalls.
I love teaching. Already as an undergraduate student, I founded, directed and arranged for a vocal jazz ensemble, drawing both from my jazz and classical music backgrounds. Currently, I am teaching as an assistant of the Voice Professor at the Music University in San Sebastian, Spain.
My main goal for my students is to impart to them a deeper understanding of vocal technique, and implementing that technique into any genre of singing they choose. I want to find my student’s talents, musical tastes, unique voice, skills, learning style, and personality, to help them grow into complete musician. I teach my students to sing in a healthy and consistent manner. Along with these principles, I create a vocal exercises tailored to each student's needs. I focus on empowering and inspiring my students to be true to their sound and artistry; the ultimate goal is to help them find their own voice.
Aside from wanting my students to have good vocal technique, I want them to come out with good musicianship skills. I want them to be able to count off tunes and know when to come in on the tune. I always make them count things off for me in the lessons so they'll learn to be direct with their band or their accompanist.See more