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Ajda S.

Effective & Supportive Modern Voice Teacher (Beginners welcome!)

Effective & Supportive Modern Voice Teacher (Beginners welcome!)

$60/hour

  • 181 hours tutoring

About Ajda


Bio

Teaching voice since 2009, I've worked with hundreds of beginner/intermediate singers of all ages and from all walks of life (straight/LGBTQ), with a focus on general development and exploration of the voice and contemporary styles such as rock/pop/r&b/jazz/blues/country/indie/electronic/folk/goth, etc. I absolutely love teaching voice, and particularly enjoy working with adult beginners.

Developing your voice offers an excellent and fun opportunity for personal growth, which manifests...

Teaching voice since 2009, I've worked with hundreds of beginner/intermediate singers of all ages and from all walks of life (straight/LGBTQ), with a focus on general development and exploration of the voice and contemporary styles such as rock/pop/r&b/jazz/blues/country/indie/electronic/folk/goth, etc. I absolutely love teaching voice, and particularly enjoy working with adult beginners.

Developing your voice offers an excellent and fun opportunity for personal growth, which manifests itself through increased confidence and freedom of creative expression. Teaching voice has made me about 1000% better at singing - something important to me since I am an active vocalist/multi-instrumentalist songwriter, performer, and recording artist - not just an academic. I have 20+ years of experience singing and playing in bands.

My real-world experience in music has been rooted in and augmented by a firm foundation in academic learning. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 1999. Since then, I have independently pursued increased knowledge through attending numerous seminars and conferences in the field of voice, as well as earning the New York Singing Teachers' Association's "Distinguished Voice Professional" certificate in 2016. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the New York Singing Teachers' Association.

Contact me today to schedule a lesson and get started on your journey of discovering and strengthening your voice!


Education

Berklee College of Music (Boston)
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Please note, if the student gives no notice and fails to join the lesson in the first 15 minutes, the lesson will be considered cancelled and a cancellation fee equivalent to one full lesson assessed.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Music

Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate '99, and a Singer/Songwriter with 20 years experience writing, performing, recording original and cover music in several contemporary styles. I have been an independent studio voice teacher since 2009, working with a diverse group of people ages 7-80, straight/LGBTQ. I am a New York Singing Teachers Association "Distinguished Voice Professional" recipient 2016. I have been a voice instructor/band coach for Girls/Ladies Rock Campaign Boston and Camp Jam (nationwide). I treat my singers in a holistic way, paying attention to the entire student, not just his/her voice, but goals and overall health, etc.

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So Helpful!

Ajda is helping me overcome my extreme fear of singing. She’s so kind and patient and explains exactly why we do different exercises. I had no idea! With her help I think I can make some progress.

Jill, 10 lessons with Ajda

Structured to my needs and wants

Ajda is geared to details based on what I want to learn. I'm delighted with how much music is easier to understand. My love for music expands with each lesson. Thank you, Ajda.

Debi, 18 lessons with Ajda

Great as always

Ajda really helps me improve. Great instructor. Hitting my goals and my notes had never been better. Ajda really helps me improve. Great instructor. Hitting my goals and my notes had never been better.

Jeff, 5 lessons with Ajda

Great first session

I enjoyed getting back to working on my voice with Ajda. She is very knowledgeable and has a clear methodology with helpful exercises. I hope to be able to continue my vocal journey with Ajda's assistance.

ARYEH, 1 lesson with Ajda

My son gave great feed back after just the first session

Ajda was attentive to my sons needs and made him feel confident in a short amount of time. She touched on various rips which could be used during and after lesson. We will be taking more lessons asap.

Odain, 1 lesson with Ajda

Great Warmups

I'm reviewing my first lesson with Ajda. We covered proper posture and breathing. We did a bunch of pre-singing stretches and massages to get everything loose. It was basically a yoga lesson. At the end, we covered two warm ups. Adja is very knowledgeable.

Jonathan, 10 lessons with Ajda
Tutor responded:

So glad you enjoyed learning about how to prepare the body/instrument for our sport of singing! Any teacher who does not acknowledge and address patterns of tension is doing you a disservice and neglecting one of the biggest and most obvious obstacles to singing well. Before we can open ourselves up for our listener, we singers must dispel physical tension, and usher in relaxation. Hope those handouts of our voice anatomy and physiology are helpful, too!

$60/hour

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Ajda S.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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