SAKI Vocal Studio
SAKI Vocal Studio

SAKI Vocal Studio

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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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Hadley S.

Singing Lessons

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.
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! ♫♬♪
Mar 1, 2021
Lisha L.

Singing Lessons

I really enjoyed my session with Saki. She has the sweetest temperament and very patient especially since I’m super shy when it comes to singing.
SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you for your review, Lisha! I really appreciate it. I enjoyed working with you, and I hope the lesson helped! :)
Jan 9, 2021
C. W.

Singing Lessons

Saki is an incredible teacher. Her approach is that of compassion. She took her own time to send me helpful singing tips we discussed in our sessions. Her dedication is inspiring and her passion for what she does is empowering. Anybody who has the pleasure of having Saki as a voice teacher is in for a lovely experience.
SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I really appreciate it and I hope the lessons helped :)
Aug 23, 2020
Betty H.

Singing Lessons

I've been working with Saki on my voice for a few months now, and I'm having a great experience! She’s very attentive and observant, always able to pinpoint the little things I need to adjust in order to make better sounds. The biggest problem I’ve always had is vocal strain and throat discomfort (even when speaking!) because of improper technique. Saki knows what I should do differently in order to stop the strain. My throat feels less tense after I apply what she tells me to fix. Even my speaking voice has changed for the better! The best part about working with Saki is that I can tell she genuinely cares about her students' progress and is as excited about their vocal growth as the students themselves. I appreciate how encouraging and patient she is. Saki is someone who I highly recommend for lessons!
SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Betty! I really appreciate it, and I'm excited to work with you again! :)
Aug 12, 2020
Jaritza L.

Singing Lessons

I have been working with Saki for a few months and I feel like I have already improved the quality of my voice. She has also helped me with singing in a healthy manner and with more emotion!
SAKI Vocal Studio's reply
Thank you, Jaritza! I really appreciate your review, and I'm excited to work with you again soon! :) ♪
Jul 17, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Cancellation Policy: Should you need to cancel for any reason, we require 48 hours notice. You may contact us to try and reschedule your time. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, you will be responsible for payment for the lesson.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We typically do check in, vocalises (warm ups), and repertoire (singing a song). As for repertoire selection, you can bring in a song of your choice. I am also happy to recommend you training songs based on your technical needs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    NYU Steinhardt, Masters of Music in Vocal Performance, Musical Theater concentration and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy.

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