SET YOUR UNIQUE VOICE FREE!
“I’m passionate about the voice and am delighted to share my knowledge and music industry experience with you. I hope to inspire you to be curious, daring and excited about this journey together. I’ll help you find your own pace and rhythm in building consistency of your practice. And most of all, I’ll do my very best to help you find and shape your own unique voice.”
Nika is an award-winning singer, songwriter and an experienced Vocal coach. For the past 15 years she has been teaching people of all age groups, from signed artists to complete beginners and became a mentor for younger artists shaping their talents which resulted in their very successful carriers. The main focus of Nika’s teachings is on a balance of the voice as a whole without breaks and flips, helping a student to reach these powerful hight notes, riff or scat with ease, great breath control and healthy vocal cords closure. She teaches variety of styles: Soul, Funk, R’b’B, Power Pop, Rock and Jazz improvisation.
Her teaching method covers healing breathing techniques, belting, and a big part of it is based on Speech Level Singing (SLS), founded by Seth Riggs, an American vocal coach, whose students have included such musical legends as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Prince. Her vocal mentor -TV coach Joshua Alamu had a pleasure to work with Seth Riggs himself and is currently coaching such Major artists as Little Mix, Louisa Jonson, JP Cooper and many more.
Nika teaches 1 on 1, groups up to 3 and bigger groups in School/College setup.
She offers Online vocal coaching on Zoom, Skype, or, if you prefer, at her own home studio in Acton. It’s a quiet safe location with Free Parking and a fully equipped studio for your vocal practice. She also travels within zone 1-4 at additional cost.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced singer, the improvement in the following key areas will help you during your live performances, studio sessions, auditions or during the enrolment in music courses:
· Dynamic posture, breath control and support
· Tone control and variety (from breathy tone to POWER)
· Singing in tune
· Groove, phrasing and feel
· Range extension (whistle practice)
· Getting over bridges/breaks
· Agility, which includes licks, riffing, ad-libbing etc.
· Being Understood (articulation, pronunciation, diction)
· Stage technique
CREDITS and EXPERIENCE
Nika has been professionally involved in the music industry for the past 22 years, 13 of them in the UK. Three times Eurovision finalist in her native Latvia, she reached the UK X-Factor Bootcamp stage and had wowed the crowds at Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo, Shepherd’s Bush Empire to name a few. After she has been signed with a Latvian Major Label this has been a combination of experiences in Live Performances, TV appearances, Studio Sessions and Songwriting. She has released two successful Pop-R’n’B solo albums in three languages and have been featured on multiple tracks. Nika’s career highlights include performances as a Backing vocalist for Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and Emeli Sandé alongside Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Craig David, Leona Lewis, Zara Larson and other Major Artists.
She is an active member of the international community of world-class session musicians and singers and is leading a few successful music projects, supplying Live Shows for venues and events.
· TSA (TheSongwritingAcademy) Songwriting and Production 1-year course
· Trinity London College Diploma with distinction in Music Practice-Performing
· Master Performance Course in Music Practice-Performing-Songwriting (TVU/BIM/Vocaltech)
· Contemporary Rhythmic Music program – 2 years (Jazz, Improvisation, Scat)
· Latvian Music Academy – 2 years (Classical singing)
Fee: £50 for a one to one lesson (60 min)
Introductory Lesson: £25 (40 min)
DISCOUNTED BLOCKS OF LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE
4x £160 (save £40)
5x £190 (save £60)
6x £220 (save £80)
To secure the booking the payments have to be made in advance by transfer or in cash. 24 hours cancelation policy applies.
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