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Vicki Shaghioan Voice Studio

South Pierre

160 W 71st St

NY NY 10023

©2019 BY VICKI SHAGHOIAN | NEW YORK CITY | VOICE TEACHER.

TRAIN WITH VICKI SHAGHOIAN

To schedule a private voice lesson or vocal coaching, reserve a time on Vicki's calendar by clicking the button below. If you don't see a time that works with your schedule or would like to talk before scheduling a lesson, please feel free to Email Vicki at: vicki.shaghoian@gmail.com

Vicki is available for: Private Voice Lessons, Private Vocal Coachings, Audition Coachings, MFA Audition Coaching, Group Musical Theatre Audition Classes, Group Vocal Technique Classes, Music Directing, Guest Masterclass Teaching, & Guest Lecturing. See below for details.

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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

"The individual artist is a vessel for the written word, whether it be spoken or sung. Their craft is to breathe life into the text.  Thus, they are bringing their truth, their life experience, and themselves to the work. 


What I tell my clients is that the ‘technique’ is only the training and conditioning of the instrument- much like going to the gym to build muscle tone and body strength in order to ‘look and feel fit. Fine-tuning the body, mind, and breath in the studio gives you the confidence in your creative work to focus on the ‘play’ of performance-the freedom to be fully present and authentic to the moment.


You may have read or heard the Zimbabwe Proverb: “If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.” It’s true. We are designed for the simplest and most athletic of tasks. The only question is your curiosity, tenacity and passion to achieve vocal athleticism. I can run, but I am not able to run a marathon next week. It takes commitment and training to build the endurance and condition the body for such a feat.


My goal is to give you the understanding and knowledge to know and access your authentic instrument, the tools to fine tune and strengthen your instrument, and the command to eventually be able to self-coach and adapt as needed."

COMMON TOPICS COVERED IN VOICE COACHINGS AND MASTERCLASSES

THE BODY ELECTRIC VS. THE ACOUSTIC VIBRATION

THE BREATH

  • The Physics of Breathing in Vocal Athleticism

  • Emotional & Rhythmic Breath

  • Onset & Release of Sound

  • Sustaining the Sound & Filling the Thought with Breath

  • Breathing for Fragmented Text & Patter Text

  • Employing Dynamics with Breath

  • Accessing Extended Range with Breath

  • Anatomy of the Larynx as the Intangible

  • Clear the Mind vs. Being Mindful

  • Softening Inside & Outside - the Before Moment

  • OMNI-RESONANCE by Accessing the “OHM"

  • One Instrument: Inflected Speech & Melodic Speech

  • Separation of Church & State: Vowels & Consonants

  • Hearing with Your Mind

  • Listening with Your Body

  • Speaking Your Mind vs. ‘Speeching’ the Text

  • The Subconscious vs. the Conscious Mind

  • Brain One & Brain Two - the Spinal Connection

  • Expectation vs. Affectation

  • Dropping In vs. Bringing Up

VOCAL PEDAGOGY AND TECHNIQUE:  THE "HOW AND WHY"