Vocal Lessons




Welcome!


I am honored to offer Private Vocal Lessons, Audition Coaching and Songwriting Sessions for children and adults at my new studio in Columbia, Maryland, starting in September, 2018,
or ANYWHERE by Skype.

I love teaching people how to sing, and a big part of learning to sing is your comfort level. Therefore, one-hour lessons are offered on Sundays on a flexible basis: weekly, every-other-week, monthly, or just when you'd like a "tune up!" 


Learn to use your body as an 
instrument of sound and energy 
to find and free your voice.

I will teach you how to use your body as an instrument in a healthy and freeing way so that you get the voice that is uniquely yours. I call my method the "Vocal Ladder," and I am always excited to share the joy of singing with kids, seasoned singers and adults who "always wanted to sing."

I also offer a "Vocal Ladder Workshop" for groups. The objective is to learn to use your body as an instrument by learning breathing and relaxation techniques as well as placement of your body and sound to free your voice and help you sing from the heart. Please contact me to discuss specific details for your group or venue.

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Thank you so much!
Love,
Sahffi



Letter to current students:

Hello, dear friends and students!

I am very excited to be making some changes to my teaching model starting this fall! Please read on for details...

First, I need to let you know I will be taking the summer off and getting back to teaching at a new studio in Columbia, MD, this fall. I will be teaching at my home studio in Catonsville on Sundays through the end of April, 2018. (Please reach out if you'd like to schedule a lesson!) Starting in September, 2018, I will only be offering full one-hour lessons at the new studio.

I have been building my studio up to this point for many years now. When I first started my own studio 7 years ago, there was (and still is) a desire and need for parents and students for a 1/2 hour lesson option. These lesson times not only work for busy schedules, but also tight budgets. Most music stores and online companies offer this option, so I felt the need to offer them as well.

However, as a trained musician myself, back when I was taking lessons, 1/2 hour lessons were not even an option. Most music teachers I know, including myself, find that 30 minutes is just not enough time to warm up, practice exercises, learn new concepts, practice those exercises, and practice repertoire as well.

I have been proud of my students and my ability to squeeze all this great information into a half hour lesson over the past several years. (To read some of my student's successes, scroll to the bottom of this page.)

I've also enjoyed having my studio in my home, which has made my lesson times very flexible for my students.

However, I am now at a point in my teaching career where I need to follow my growth as a teacher and performer, which is leading me to a beautiful new studio space in Columbia, Maryland, with specific times for lesson offerings.

With a studio outside of my living area, I can reach more students, and not just rely on word-of-mouth advertising. Also, by offering one-hour lessons, I will be able to offer a higher level of learning to my students, something that is very important to me. I will still be offering lessons via Skype, but again, I will be moving to a one-hour model.

All lessons will take place on Sundays, between 2 - 8 pm. (Which means each Sunday there are only 6 slots available!) I will be offering weekly, every-other-week and as-needed lessons. I will give priority to students who commit to weekly lessons, but will always make room for any student who wants to take a lesson at the studio. As my new studio grows, I will offer more options for days and times. Lessons will be $65/hour. 

I am letting you all know before I start a major advertising campaign in May. Please let me know as soon as you can if you would like to reserve a weekly or bi-weekly lesson time. Lesson times available will be 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm on Sundays starting Sunday, September 9th.

I understand this change may mean some of my students may not be able to stay a part of my studio. Please know it will be with a heavy heart to see you go! However, I know this change will be better for me and my students in the long run, and I am certainly hopeful you will choose to continue your musical studies with me.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of my continued journey to continue to "spread light and love, one song at a time!"


Love,
Sahffi


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A graduate of The Peabody Conservatory, Sahffi has taught privately for over 10 years. 
(Click for full bio)

Sahffi offers Vocal Lessons for beginners and Vocal Coaching for more seasoned singers. 
She teaches her "Vocal Ladder" method and also incorporates her intuition into her lessons 
to help each individual connect with their own true voice. 

 "When we connect with our authentic voice, we connect with our hearts, which leads to connection with others. Truly one of the many gifts of singing is not only the connection we uncover with ourselves, but with the connection we discover with others."
- Sahffi

She also offers Audition Coaching (see below for Sahffi's students' successes)
and Songwriting Sessions for those interested in learning the craft of songwriting.

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Private lessons at the studio and online 
are $65 for an hour lesson.

You may book a 60 minute no obligation trial lesson for $65.00.

Lesson fees can be paid by Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo or Credit Card.

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If you are interested in taking lessons
(or purchasing a Gift Certificate),
please contact Sahffi by filling out the
CONTACT page
or by calling 410.963.2199.

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NOTICE:
Starting in September, 2018, Sahffi will move her studio to Columbia, MD,
to Stellar Marks, LLC on Shaker Drive.
Students will be seen on Sundays, and space will be limited.
Please contact Sahffi now to reserve your lesson time!




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WHAT SAHFFI'S STUDENTS SAY:


"Highest recommendation for Sahffi Lynne and her profound singing lessons! What a joy it was to learn about the art of making sound and truly understanding all the different movements we make with our body. I really loved and appreciated how Sahffi incorporated the chakras into the importance of climbing up the vocal ladder." - Michael, adult vocal student

"Lucienne had an awesome voice lesson this weekend with Sahffi Lynne . We highly recommend... Lucienne keeps asking me when we’ll go back. Nice refinement to her technique!"
- Ellie Mitchell, mom of Lucienne

"Just wanted to share something that happened today! I go to this thing we call yoga church (b/c it's on Sundays)! At the end, we sing the same song every week (Long Time Sun) and today I had three people comment on my singing (in a good way--ha)... And one asked, 'are you taking voice lessons?' After just three lessons, I thought that was quite a testament to your teaching and I wanted to share! I could feel the difference, too!" - Beth, adult voice student

"Sahffi is an amazing vocal coach! She literally helps you understand that your voice is an instrument, just like a flute or a trombone. Her approach takes a lot of the fear and unease out of learning how to make sound and sing from the heart. She helps you open up and teaches the essential fundamentals of an instrument we were all born with. Deep gratitude for your compassion and care Sahffi!"
- Camille Eroy-Reveles MPH, adult voice student from Kunkawaki Yoga & Music Retreat, 2017

"Sahffi is a talented, fun and loving musician and voice coach. She combines her knowledge of vocal techniques, anatomy and subtle energy in her classes. I highly recommend her to anyone who'd like to work on their vocal abilities, regardless of age and experience." - Isabel, adult voice student via Skype

"I made more progress in one lesson with Sahffi than in months worth of previous lessons with a different instructor. Cool!" - Robin, adult voice student via Skype

"It means a lot that you were right with me throughout our lessons, making me feel at ease and swaying along with me. Stage fright was one of the things that kept me away from doing this earlier. Your encouragement built up my confidence enough to go onstage and finally face the crowd."
- Sharon, in a note to Sahffi regarding her vocal coaching sessions 

"Sahffi is a GENIUS at teaching voice. Three lessons with her changed my singing forever!"
- Farida, adult vocal student

"Sahffi is a natural born teacher. Lessons are enjoyable and productive, and I feel that I've made significant progress with her guidance." - Shannon, adult voice student

"I can't express what an amazing influence you've been to Acey. Being a kid these days is hard and being able to do something so cool is something she'll long remember." - Brian, Acey's dad (voice student)

"As a student of Sahffi's I want to give her the highest recommendation possible. I am miles ahead of where I was just after two and a half months of her lessons and she has honed in on everything I needed to change to bring out a voice I never thought I had. She also is super nice." - Michael, adult voice student 

"You are so inspiring! No one has ever told me I had a nice tone, or a tenor at that. Thanks for being an awesome teacher and making me want to sing more and more! You rock!" - Scott, adult voice student

SAHFFI'S STUDENT'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

** Congratulations to Swaha and Neil, brother and sister, who both were accepted into the Peabody Children's Chorus! (2017)

** Congratulations to Sharon, who got on stage and ROCKED with her rock band from the School of Rock, and who wrote, recorded and released her first song! (2016)

** Congratulations to Sarah who nailed her audition to Carver High's music program and will be attending in the fall of 2016!

** Congratulations to Aniya, who passed her audition to the Baltimore School for the Arts! She'll be attending in the fall of 2014.

** Congratulations to Julia who nailed her audition to the Patapsco High Music Program! She'll also be attending in the fall of 2014.

** Emma was just accepted into the University of Miami's Music & Business Entertainment program in Undergraduate music. Although she was accepted into 6 other programs, this is her first choice, so she will be attending in the fall of 2015. Very proud of her!

** Lily is following her dream of becoming an original artist by releasing her original songs via video; check out her catchy tune "Mr. Inconsistent" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RbvSrQwzu4



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