SAKI Vocal Studio
SAKI Vocal Studio

SAKI Vocal Studio

Top Pro

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$100
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Interested musical styles

Responds in about 4 hours

Introduction: Hello! I am an actor, singer, and teacher in NYC. I was an adjunct faculty at New York University Steinhardt Vocal Performance program 2017-2019, am currently a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and New York Singing Teacher's Association (NYSTA). At NYU, I taught private voice lessons to NYU students for 2 years, from beginner to advanced singers. My goal is to find your "authentic" voice so that you can sing in a healthy and sustainable way across the genres. (classical, music theater, pop/rock, R&B/soul, country, etc.) I have developed a style of teaching that is efficient and flexible. I will cater my lessons to your needs! *Due to Covid-19, I am currently offering only online lessons. I also studied voice science (vocology) through the NYU Voice Center under the SLPs and Laryngologists, so I understand how the vocal system works. I will provide explanations that make sense using anatomy and physiology! My teaching style is “taller-made” for each student and his/her development. Since singing is a combination of technique and expression, and is very physical and emotional, I aim to help each of my students gain that balance of emotionality with technique. In my lessons, I specifically focus on: *Unlocking voice and least amount of work to release “air flow” *Basic fundamentals (breath energy, resonance, and vault/space) *Physicality and acoustics (source, filter, balance, alignment, efficient placement) *Musicianship (accuracy, phrasing, reading scores) *Increase the range *Provide a toolbox to adjust their instrument *Making the voice flexible to let dimensions and colors come out *Truthful communication as a storyteller *Audition Coaching *Joy of singing! I am passionate about teaching and sharing what I have learned as an actor and singer. I want to let you make a new discovery about your voice and open up the world of possibility for the voice. Singing is an incredible way to grow confidence and positive even if it's merely a hobby or extra curricular activity!
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Current Top Pro

Hired 48 times

Serves New York, NY

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1 employee

5 years in business

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

32 reviews

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Debbie B.
Sep 7, 2021
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Saki is a wonderful teacher. She is patient, knowledgeable, responsive and gives detailed feedback both during and after the lesson. My daughter really enjoys how positive and kind she is in her guidance, and appreciates Saki’s practical advice for adjustments. We have seen real growth in my daughter’s singing. I also really appreciate how flexible Saki is. She works with you at all times to resolve scheduling conflicts and is proactive about confirming all appointments. We have had an incredibly positive experience with her.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • Musical theater • Jazz • Classical • R&B • Opera • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • Pop • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Debbie! I really appreciate it. I'm so excited for your daughter and I look forward to seeing her again! ♫♬
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Evan M.
Feb 24, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Saki is an absolutely phenomenal teacher. Throughout our lesson she was endlessly patient, encouraging, and responsive. I never felt judged or self-conscious while working with her, and one lesson has already done so much to build my comfort with my voice. I couldn't ask for more from a voice teacher and I am excited to work with Saki in the future.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • What the teacher recommends • R&B • Jazz • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Evan! I really appreciate it and I am excited to work with you in the future as well! ♫♬
Singing Lessons
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Prisca F.
Jan 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Saki is the best! She is so intelligent and patient. I know even when I am not doing my best, she is very encouraging. Wow, and she is so knowledgeable. I am learning so much from her lessons. Her price reflects her quality of work. If you want a top-tier vocal trainer, look no further!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Pop • R&B • Musical theater • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Prisca! I greatly appreciate it and I look forward to working with you again! 🎶
Singing Lessons
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Hadley S.
Mar 1, 2021
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Working with Saki was a dream! I feel so lucky to have found her on Thumbtack. It's like I reached into a haystack and just happened to pull out a thread of pure gold. I'd had no professional training and was dying to get back to that childhood feeling of really being in control of my own voice. From the beginning, Saki broke down the science and physiology of singing for me so that I could intellectually understand what I was doing. Her exercises took me back to basics, and rid me of a lot of bad habits I had no idea I had. She allowed me to record our Zoom sessions so that I could practice with them throughout the week. She's kind, brilliant, very funny, warm, encouraging, and very fairly priced. She gave me exactly the technical foundation I was hoping for, and on top of that she had a really non-intimidating way of coaxing artistry out of you. In terms of working on songs, she let me pick what I wanted to do sing, but when I asked her for suggestions, she came back with several options specifically suited to my voice, with detailed explanations of how each song would help me progress in a specific technical area. After each lesson, she emailed me a summary of what we worked on, as well as educational documents to help me practice more intelligently. I had to pause lessons for various reasons, but I can't wait to get back to training with Saki. Highly, highly recommend.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • Gospel • Opera • Country • Classical • Jazz • Musical theater • R&B • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Hadley! I greatly appreciate it :) I really enjoyed working with you and I can't wait to work with you again! ♫♬♪
Singing Lessons
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Luke V.
Sep 2, 2021
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I want to preface this by saying that I wish I could pick all 5 items instead of 3 in regards to what I like about working with Saki. She is extremely knowledgeable about her craft and knows a variety of methods how to help me overcome my personal habits that inhibit my voice. She is also very considerate and encouraging. I've been working with Saki for a few months now and while there will always be much to learn, I'm happy to have grown as much as I have. I didn't have much hope for myself going in, but I'm glad I dared because I found myself a wonderful teacher. The lessons are the highlight of my week.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Pop • R&B • Musical theater • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Luke! I greatly appreciate it and am excited for our lessons! ♬♫
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