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Abdoul
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R1164/h
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Response Time 7h
Lessons offered by Mari
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Composition
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year

Former Prof. Berklee College of Music offers Singing Lesson in your home/by Skype!

Methodology

I am happy and thankful to do the work I love both as a coach and a singer! There are a few graduates of Berklee College of Music here, but I am the only voice teacher in Paris who has taught at Berklee College of Music, one of the top ten music schools in the world. I offer you rigorous and fun voice lessons, and I can promise you... if you work, you will grow.

As a teacher, I have worked with about 100 voice students. I've taught private lessons to major label artists, touring singers, musical theater actors, teenagers preparing for music school, professionals who want a creative hobby, and many other types of people.

I've learned that no two students are exactly the same, so I've become first and foremost an ally and creative collaborator of my students.

I earned my degree in vocal performance in New York City, where my teachers sang with legendary artists (like Bob Dylan, Blondie, & Luther Vandross), at the Metropolitan Opera House, and on Broadway. I specialize in contemporary commercial music styles ‚Äďpop, indie, jazz, soul, rock, world music, and r&b. I'm also an award-winning singer and songwriter with awards in both Pop music and Latin Jazz.



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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Mari will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

Learning to sing is empowering. So, whether you are looking for more range, flexibility, vocal power, or self-confidence, prepare yourself for positive change!

I am an award winning singer-songwriter, but I started off as a voice student like you. It's important to me that your understanding and independence grow with each lesson because the point is for you to become autonomous: to learn how to sing well, perform well, and to take care of yourself. A great voice is meant to last a lifetime, and with the right care, it will!

All lessons are a mix of technique and performance. I lead you through exercises, and teach you the techniques to succeed at them. We will also spend time on the repertoire of your choice. I specialize in popular music styles: pop, soul, rock, jazz, musical theater, Latin Jazz, etc.

Teaching popular music styles is a relatively new phenomenon. Vocal technique has been something curated by the classical community almost exclusively. I am happy I can offer you the most up-to-date techniques on how to sing non-classical music healthily, and these are techniques I learned and tested as a student in New York City.

I teach lessons in your home or apartment. If you don't have a keyboard or piano, I will bring mine.

If you have any questions, send me a message and tell me about yourself. I will be happy to answer you.

Rates

Transportation Fee : R10
Rate for online lessons : R1164/h

Details

I offer a discount rate when a student buys a pack of 10 lessons.

* For lessons at your home*
The price for a single lesson is 70 ‚ā¨ + 10 ‚ā¨ for travel costs or 80 ‚ā¨ inclusive

A pack of 10 classes is 750 ‚ā¨ inclusive

* For lessons by Skype *
The price for 1 lesson is 65 ‚ā¨

A pack of 10 is 60 ‚ā¨ per lesson or 600 ‚ā¨ inclusive

Lessons offered by Mari
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Composition
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year

Mari's CV

I earned two BA degrees in Music and Modern Languages from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

I am a Certified Somatic Voicework teacher.

I have significant training in Bodywork, Alexander Technique, Breathing Coordination, and Mindfulness Meditation.

Notable Performances at:
The Latin Grammy Street Party (NYC),
Arturo Sandoval's Jazz Club (Miami),
Rockwood Music Hall (NYC),
Cornelia Street Cafe (NYC),
The Harvard Club (NYC),
Fais Do Do (Los Angeles),
Club Passim (Boston),
Ronnie Scott's (London).

Notable Collaborators:
Cachao, (Cuban legend and inventor of the Mambo),
Harvie Scott Healy (Conan O'Brien show),
Richie Morales (Spyro Gyra),
Emmy winning composer, José Cancela
Grammy-Award winning composer, Fernando Otero
Parks,
Will Daily,
DelExilio,
Oscar Albis, of the Grammy winning band,
Don Friedman,
Kermit Driscoll (Bill Frisell).

23 reviews on Mari
  • 4.9/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
A
Abdoul

Excellent! Bon prof

Isabelle

Excellent! Mari est une professeure √† l‚Äô√©coute de ses √©l√®ves qui prend en compte notre histoire et nos attentes. Elle a une belle √©nergie et a pleins de conseils pour arriver facilement √† faire ¬ę¬†sortir sa voix¬†¬Ľ.
Merci

Mari's response

Isabelle comes to voice lessons with no previous background in singing but she brings certain undeniable strengths: intelligence, attention to detail, and a disciplined mentality. Her willingness to learn and explore new spaces with a balanced ego and open mind will serve her well as a singer!

S
Stéphane

Perfect! J'ai commencé à prendre des cours avec Mari depuis peu et je ne suis pas déçu ! En plus d'être extrêmement compétente, elle est très patiente et pédagogue. C'est rare de trouver des cours de cette qualité sur Paris ! Je recommande vivement !

16 recommendations

Philip

Je travaille avec Mari depuis plusieurs mois et c'est vraiment un plaisir. Elle m'a vraiment aidé à améliorer ma voix de chant et de présentation en général. Elle est experte dans son domaine, très professionnelle et toujours à l'écoute- je la recommande vivement!!!

W
Williams

I have worked with Mari for several years and I highly recommend her! She's a dedicated and talented musician and educator.

J
Jos

I have had many piano teachers and Mari is definitely the best of them all. I have come a long way thanks to her. She is not only a great teacher, but also very patient and kind. Highly recommended!

Interview with Mari

QUESTION 01 | 08
Depuis quand développez­-vous une passion pour la musique et plus particulièrement pour votre instrument de prédilection ?
Mari ‚ÄĒ My grandfather was a musician, and from my earliest memory, I knew I wanted to be a musician too. Hearing beautiful music, and particularly singing, made me feel so alive. My parents played a lot of Motown music, as well as classical music, punk music, top 40, and music from Latin America. I heard so many different kinds of voices, and I heard how strong and flexible the voice is. I fell in love with singing, and I'm still there today!
QUESTION 02 | 08
Quelle musique pouvez-vous écouter en boucle avec toujours le même plaisir (et sans devenir dingue) ?
Mari ‚ÄĒ I listen to almost every style of music, and I'm so glad about that. What I choose to listen to depends on my mood. Do I want to dance, or am I feeling introspective? Do I feel like listening to something that's current or am I nostalgic? There are so many ways that music can be great. It's really more about the moment!
QUESTION 03 | 08
Parlez-nous du cours le plus difficile ou étonnant que vous avez pu donner !
Mari ‚ÄĒ Singing is technically challenging, but there's also a mental side to it that people don't expect. It can feel vulnerable, and learning how to work through that is huge! My students come to me because they want to sing better, and yes, they sing so much better. They also learn about themselves, and find a new confidence through their singing challenges. It is really exciting to see!
QUESTION 04 | 08
D'apr√®s vous, quel est l'instrument le plus compliqu√© √† ma√ģtriser et pourquoi ?
Mari ‚ÄĒ The hardest instrument to master is the one you don't like! J Your curiosity, and your love for the instrument make the difference. When you love something, you will work at it, and you will have fun even with the challenges that come with it.
QUESTION 05 | 08
Quelles sont, pour vous, les clés de la réussite (hormis celles de Sol et de Fa) ?
Mari ‚ÄĒ Curiosity, courage, and consistency!!
QUESTION 06 | 08
Citez 3 musiciens avec lesquels vous rêveriez de faire un boeuf dans un bar à 2 h du mat et dites-nous pourquoi !
Mari ‚ÄĒ That is a really hard question!!! There are so many great musicians I would LOVE to play with, but this would be an interesting team:
Freddie Mercury, Miles Davis, and Bjork. They are so different from one another, have strong personalities, and are all amazing musicians. It would be an exciting show!
QUESTION 07 | 08
Une anecdote à raconter en rapport avec votre métier ou votre scolarité (et pas forcément la fiesta que vous avez faite suite à votre entrée au Conservatoire) ?
Mari ‚ÄĒ My voice teacher from Berklee was so wonderful and also very demanding. When we first met, he was playing all over the piano, leading me to sing high and low, fast and slow, soft and loud, staccato and legato. He looked at me and said, "You've got to have a strong mind. That is the first rule of singing. If you have that, you can do anything." In both my academic life, and my artistic career, it's been the most useful advice I've received. I was lucky enough to get it on the first day of school!
QUESTION 08 | 08
Quel est votre petite touche qui fait de vous un Superprof adoré par tous ses élèves ?
Mari ‚ÄĒ You may learn more from my student reviews, but I think it's that I really listen to, respect, and care about my students and their progress.

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