TESTIMONIALS

Adina Verson

Broadway: Indecent Off Broadway: Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), The Servant of Two Masters (TFANA) TV: Mozart In The Jungle, The Strain

"Vicki Shaghoian has changed my life. Her knowledge and intuition- at once simple and complex- have allowed me get out of my own way and find access my voice with deep expression, ease, and joy. I use her exercises daily, and her warmups are essential to my preshow routine as a performer. A true master!"

Bryan Terrell Clark

Broadway: Hamilton (Currently Starring as George Washington), Motown The Musical (Marvin Gaye), Regional: Fences (opposite Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett

“Vicki makes the work easier.  She helps the artist get out of their own way, which allows access to freedom and truth in the work.”

Bryce Pinkham

Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Nominee), Holiday Inn, & The Heidi Chronicles

"Vicki Shaghoian is a force of nature that can make anyone, beginner to veteran, a more interesting singer. Her approach is balanced between the technical and the visceral and her greatest strength is that she cares most of all about the student in front of her, helping find his/her most authentic singing voice, rather than try to recreate a specific sound or vocal quality for its own sake. 

 

Vicki approaches music as an actor, seeking the keys to unlocking character and action. In so doing, she helps singers act their songs, which frees them up to more authentically sing them.  Vicki cares passionately for her students not just as singers an actors, but as people.  Whether you're afraid of singing a single note, are seeking a new approach, or just fancy a vocal tune-up, you'd be lucky to have Vicki Shaghoian in your corner!"

Ethan Dubin

TV: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix /The Coen Brothers), Off Broadway: Rancho Viejo (Playwrights Horizons), The World My Mamma Raised (Clubbed Thumb / Kip Fagan)

I came to Vicki as an actor seeking help with releasing my speaking voice for performance, and a broader interest in beginning to sing. With just a few private sessions, her instruction led me to make enormous strides. She explained the fundamental mechanics of the instrument with extraordinary clarity. From there, she shifted my attention to how I can connect voice to intention and imagery. I was not only learning technique, I was becoming a better actor. Whether we worked on simple exercises or audition sides, she gave me clear, precise ways to approach text that immediately opened up my voice and brought my craft to the next level. She’s amazing!

Tarell Alvin McCraney

Playwright, Actor, and Incoming Chair of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama, Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay 2017: Moonlight

"If it weren’t for Vicki Shaghoian I would never have found my voice and my need to incorporate music on every level into my work. Vicki offered vocal arrangements and suggestions regarding music for the lyric pieces of The Brother/Sister Plays Trilogy and when I came to her looking for understanding of the Negro Spiritual idiom she gave me lessons on the history and origins of the sound. She coaches actors not to just sing the music, but to reach for it in a place where it was made most active on the stage.”

Simon Spire

Indie Pop Singer, Songwriter, & Recording Artist, Albums: Four Letter Words, ALL or NOTHING

"Vicki's work has opened doors in my artistic development that I didn't even know existed. Her commitment to supporting the authentic voice in both its sonic and expressional capacities is such that the limitations that usually persist and hinder progress can at last be seen and transcended, as she challenges her students to live fully in their artistic integrity. I am deeply grateful for the vocal transformation that studying with Vicki has fostered. I attribute this to her unique and holistic approach to unlocking the true potential of the voice; to her finely-tuned ability to discern whatever obstructions may be impeding the full expression of the voice; and to her fierce commitment to her students' artistic growth."

Samantha Sidley

Singer, Composer, Foo Fighters Backing Vocalist

"Vicki is an extraordinary teacher with an intuitive and psychic ability to see into the heart of everyone one she works with, narrowing in on the places one needs the most growth, support and transformation.  When working with Vicki, I know I am being seen as a WHOLE PERSON and not just a voice. Nothing goes unnoticed in this somatic experience and I am left feeling empowered, creatively open, and full of love and possibilities... My intentions are clearer, my voice is fresh and free after just one lesson.  

 

Her technique is revolutionary and deeply moving and although she has a fundamental outlook and direction, her lessons are completely tailored and unique to each person she works with. Not only that, Vicki is kind, intelligent, hilarious, honest and one of the most genuine people you could ever meet; a glowing gem. She has truly changed my life.

 

In my opinion she is the groundbreaking teacher the performative arts have been searching for and there is nothing she can’t do."

Kathryn Hahn

Transparent, Parks and Recreation, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

"I felt, as a non-singer, that I gained the confidence and skill to welcome singing opportunities that I never would have gone in for before. She worked seamlessly with our acting professors at Yale and our work with Vicki felt like a natural extension of our work in acting class. Vicki is a complete artist and an extraordinary teacher.”

Ato Blankson-Wood

Broadway: Hair (Revival, OBC), Lysistrata Jones Off Broadway: The Total Bent (The Public), As You Like It (The Public), Transfers (MCC)

"Vicki is a dedicated teacher. her approach is an amazing synthesis of technique and emotional imagination. She knows how to meet a performer where they are and give them effective tools to tell a story through song. Her love for singing and her passion for teaching are obvious and they make her an amazing teacher."

Marni Nixon

8 Broadway Credits, Movie Musical Singing Voice of: Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Anna (The King and I), and Maria (West Side Story)

"Vicki, is a vital performer, educator, director and motivator. She is insightful and full of humor.  I admire her knowledge of her students and her knowledge of the means to get the best from each individual.  She knows how to motivate them to 'turn on' and find themselves and communicate in many forms of performance."

Carmen Ruby Floyd

Broadway: Hello Dolly, Porgy and Bess, After Midnight, Chicago, & Avenue Q.

"I met Vicki years ago doing an opera reading. It wasn’t until years later I finally had a lesson with her. I realize now I wasn’t ready for the truth and brilliance that would occur with her guidance. She is more than singing. She is more than acting. She is about expressing the truth within you and the music you sing. After each lesson with her I feel more confident and ready to master my art. If you’re ready to master your gift give her a call."

"Ellington's lyric-free but gorgeous "Creole Love Call" is delivered with a hypnotic simplicity, her voice taking flight in tandem with the swooning melody, which seems to glimmer visibly in the air before you.".

- NYTimes Charles Isherwood

Jason Kravits

Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone, Relatively Speaking, & Sly Fox; TV: "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Madam Secretary, Smash, The Michael J. Fox Show

"Performing regularly as a singer, both on Broadway and in the world of cabaret, it's easy to fall into poor vocal habits. Studying with Vicki has not only taught me new techniques for keeping my voice consistent and safe, but my singing and breathing have become much more effortless. As a result, I have discovered a wider vocal range and better support than I thought I was capable of. Her passion for teaching is evident from moment one, and her encouragement and enthusiasm are infectious."

Maulik Pancholy

Broadway: It’s Only A Play, TV & Film: Star Trek: Discovery, 30 Rock, Weeds, 27 Dresses

“I first worked with Vicki when she was my singing teacher at the Yale School of Drama.  She approached singing with an extraordinary blend of teaching technique while also never letting you lose sight of finding the truth in the acting of each song. Songs were active scripts, and she helped bring out the heart of whatever character was being played.

 

So much of what Vicki taught me has stayed with me in the way I work as an actor. I’ve returned to her many times over the years for coaching, most recently when playing Kate in an all male production of Taming of the Shrew - complete with Duncan Sheik songs - at the Shakespeare Theater, DC. Not only did she work with me vocally on the singing, she also guided me through text work. Vicki even traveled down to DC to see the fruition of the work. She is truly invested in her students and their careers.”

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