Passionate about arts education, Sacha teaches private voice coaching and piano lessons to people of various skill sets, and is willing to work on a sliding scale. For information/inquiries, please email him using this form. Sessions are tailored to the individual students’ needs, and often include breath work, mic technique, phonetics, posture, critical listening, music history, and applied theory. (Armchair therapy, notwithstanding.)
He is also available via Chicago’s historic Berger Park Cultural Center, working as part of an arts partnership with Hollis Hahn and Kyle Gilbertson. To set up lessons this way, please contact Hollis via the School of Guitar.
Sacha is an alumnus of the Perpich Center For Arts Education’s music department, and received a BM in Contemporary Music Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in 2010.
He has formally studied voice under Judi Donaghy-Vinar, Lori Dokken, Peggy Larson, Jill Marie Diem, Dessa Darling, and Jennifer Scovell-Parker; studied piano with Kristin Sponcia, Peter Schimke, Lubomir Daskalov, and Linda Chacholiades; and composition/arrangement with Sean Turner and Janika Vandervelde.
As a guest artist, Sacha has taught classes at Walter Payton High School and Columbia College, and in his early career, was once a consultant/talent scout for several episodes of Marathon Productions’ America’s Got Talent and X-Factor USA. Some recent clients have included many talented Chicago-based indie artists such as My Gold Mask, Bill Myers (JOB), Angelo Zai, Yoel Benjamin, Meg Comrade, and various soloists from the Lyric Opera.