Vocal Lessons



WELCOME!

I am honored to offer Private Vocal Lessons, Audition & Performance Coaching 
and Songwriting Lessions for adults and children 11+ at my studio in Columbia, Maryland, 
or ANYWHERE by Skype, Messenger, or FaceTime.

I love helping people find their divine singing voice. My favorite student is the adult who "always wanted to sing," but for whatever reason thinks they "can't." 
(Usually someone told them that!!)
I truly believe if you can talk, you can sing!

I started as a French horn player, and I didn't start singing until I was in my early 20's. 
Therefore, I see my body as an instrument, AND I know how scary it is to use 
and find your voice! 
To find your own authentic, divine singing voice, 
you simply need to understand how your body makes sound.

To help with this, I came up with my own method of teaching, called the "The Vocal Ladder." 



I will teach you how to use your body as an instrument to help you find and keep the voice that is divinely and uniquely yours using a 7-rung "Vocal Ladder." With this ladder I will also explore with you how singing can move energy through your energetic body for emotional healing.

 I am always excited to share the joy of singing with kids, adults, seasoned singers and especially those who have never sung, or think they "can't" sing, or who those who "always wanted to sing." Singing is our divine right, I am here to help you connect to that joy again!

Our goal will be to learn to use your body as an instrument by learning breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as learning about the placement of your body and your sound, to free your voice and help you sing from the heart. 

I also offer a "Vocal Ladder Workshop" for groups. 
Please contact me to discuss specific details for your group or venue.


"Connect With YOUR Voice" on Facebook

For more seasoned singers and singer/songwriters, 
I also offer Audition, Performance and Songwriting Coaching.

Thank you so much, I look forward to working with you soon to connect with YOUR voice!

Love,
Sahffi

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ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS NOW!


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Private lessons at the studio and online 
are $85 per hour.

Lesson fees are to be paid in advance.
Reserve your lesson by using PayPal to sahffi@sahffi.com,
or order here:


Sahffi's teaching days at the studio are on Sundays. 
Online lessons via Skype (or other method) offer more flexibility in scheduling.


If you are interested in purchasing a Gift Certificate,
please contact Sahffi by filling out the
CONTACT page.

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SAVE THE DATE! 



Have you wondered how to improve your voice in both speaking and singing? 
Your voice is a tool that you use every day, so why not learn how to use it to its fullest potential? 

Using her own trademarked “Vocal Ladder Method,” 
Sahffi will teach you a step-by-step guide 
on how to use your body as an instrument, 
increasing your confidence and comfort with using 
your speaking and singing voice.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
1 - 3 pm
at The Creative Alliance
in Baltimore, Md.

“I recently had the pleasure of attending Sahffi Lynne's Vocal Ladder workshop at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Sahffi created a warm and safe space for singers of all levels and backgrounds from the very first moment, so important for the vulnerable act of singing. The workshop was a combination of pleasure, mindfulness and learning. Sahffi skillfully guided us on a ‘tour,’ if you will, of our bodies; specifically, the mindfulness, focus and actions leading up to breathing and singing. She created (and nurtured) a space for self-discovery and self-expression which is invaluable for me as a professional singer and educator, both to learn for myself and to collect tools to help others. Her mastery lies in the creation of this safe space and having wisdom to share her experience with all those who enter. I would recommend her workshop for those who've always wanted to explore their voices but haven't yet and also to those who are very experienced singers.” 

-      Kristen Toedtman, member of the LA Master Chorale and 
Director of the Peabody Community Choir

For more information, click here.


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ABOUT SAHFFI'S STUDIO:

Sahffi's studio is in Columbia, MD, in the Baltimore/DC area,
in a multi-use healing center called "Stellar Marks, LLC" on Shaker Drive.

Sahffi is also happy to offer lessons online via Skype, Messenger or FaceTime.



   


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ABOUT SAHFFI:

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

Sahffi offers Vocal Lessons for beginners (ages 10 and up) 
and Audition, Performance and Songwriting Coaching for more seasoned singers. 

She teaches her own "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, Performance and Songwriting Coaching
for those more seasoned singers, performers and singer/songwriters.


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WHAT SAHFFI'S STUDENTS SAY:


"Sahffi Lynne is amazing! She is helping me overcome a lifelong fear and block around singing. It's enjoyable and fun and she's a genius at the craft of helping you to sing." - Tim M., adult voice student

"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


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STUDENT 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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STUDIO POLICIES:
Studio/Skype:I teach one-hour lessons in person in my studio in Columbia, Maryland, usually twice a month on Sundays. I also teach online using Skype allowing more flexibility in scheduling. Please arrive at the studio or online at least 5 minutes before our scheduled lesson time. The studio address is 10440 Shaker Dr., Suite 105, Columbia, MD, 21046 (behind the Dunkin Donuts.) You can find me on Skype by searching “Sahffi Lynne.”

Lesson Fees:  Private lessons at the studio and online are $85 per hour. Each month’s lesson fees are to be paid at time of booking.Lessons can be paid through my website on the “Vocal Lessons” page (www.sahffi.com) or by paying directly through PayPal to sahffi@sahffi.com. (You may also use the Venmo or Cash app, search for “Sahffi Lynne.”) 

Cancellations:Cancellations are understood and expected, but must occur prior to 24-hours of our scheduled lesson, except in the cases of true emergencies.  With proper 24-hours notice, the lesson may be rescheduled within one month. However, if proper cancellation notice is not given, the lesson fee will be revoked. 

Lesson times:If you are late for your lesson, I cannot guarantee to extend your lesson time. Please be on time so we can get the most out of our lesson together. Also please be aware that should you continue to miss or cancel your lesson times without rescheduling, you may be subject to dismissal from the studio.

Teacher Reschedules:I am a professional musician and may, on occasion, need to reschedule your lesson due to my performance schedule. I will do my best to give you at least one week’s advance notice prior to your scheduled lesson. I always appreciate your understanding and support.

I am truly honored that you have chosen me as your teacher.  I look forward to working with you to uncover a lifetime of musical fulfillment!


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