In the weeks leading up to the start of a new semester, I want to take a little time to highlight the fabulous clients I have in the studio. First up, we have Nitya — who is the best – we have a blast singing from whatever coast or location she happens to be in that week – she’s an incredibly talented singer who chooses the best repertoire to work on! Starling Voice Studio is very lucky to have such a positive ray of sunshine in the studio.
Tell me about yourself.
My name is Nitya and I’m a pediatrician by day and secret Broadway wannabe by night! I grew up singing, dancing, and doing musical theater. I finally decided to pursue voice lessons in the midst of my residency training and the pandemic, realizing how much I missed having more creativity and art in my life. I’ve been singing with Julia for almost 3 years now and it has been an incredible experience!
What do you love about your voice?
I love my vibrato, riffing ability, versatility, and power. Contemporary theater ballads are accordingly my favorite to tackle.
How has Starling Voice Studio helped you?
My experience with Starling Voice Studio has been absolutely phenomenal! Even though I am not new to singing (having done theater, choir, and a capella for years), my vocal technique and clarity has improved significantly since working with Julia. Our voice lessons are always tremendously fun and have helped me reconnect with my artistic side! I have a reinvigorated confidence in my ability to tackle new and challenging genres and repertoire.
What’s your vocal goal this year?
My vocal goal this year is to continue recovering and expanding my range. I am also working on making songs more of “my own,” so not only emulating artists that I admire, but really owning my own spin and interpretation of each piece.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting voice lessons for the first time?
Don’t worry about looking or feeling silly (as Julia will have you make many funny noises and faces). Just dive right in and be open-minded to new methods, genres, and repertoire. And most importantly, as trite as it sounds, focus on having fun and embracing your unique creativity.