I am a New York City-based singer-songwriter, professional actor, and educator. As an actor, I've been in the original casts of multiple Broadway productions, I've also starred in multiple Off-Broadway productions and at multiple Tony award-winning regional theaters around the country. As a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, I have been blessed to perform at such renowned NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, The Shrine in Harlem, and Pete's Candy Store amongst many others. I am also a veteran member of the Faculty at the Molloy College-CAP21.
As a vocal coach, I works with all ages and all levels. Current and previous clients have gone on to find success on Broadway, Off-Broadway, America's Got Talent, The Voice, and more. Whether you want to build your voice from the ground up, want a quick prep for an audition, or want to get your vocal performance to the next level, I am equipped and ready to work with you!
For more information, feel free to visit: www.azudi.net
There is simply no other job that invigorates and impassions me as much as teaching. I truly adore it. There is nothing like witnessing a student make a breakthrough right before your very eyes! And I count myself blessed that I am able to do this while still maintaining my professional career here in NYC.
I started my lessons with Azudi and it was a right shot! I needed to know how to perform and he is the best one to teach you. He makes you understand that you’re capable to do anything and to be anyone you want when you’re on stage.
I have never had such an amazing and talented teacher who was able to discover in me so many new abilities and who could inspire me so much !!! !!! That was a dream to work with him!!! !!! He is very very positive and supportive!!! !!! THANK YOU so MUCH, AZUDI!!!
He is a very patient, and caring teacher. But also pushes and challenges you to be the best you can be.
My process for the initial lesson with a new student is usually to chat through goals for the first few minutes, then to go through some vocal/physical warmup exercises (for about 10 to 15 minutes...assessing range, technique, habits, locating how/where tension is stored), and then lastly jumping into a song.
I graduated with an honors dual-degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. I double-majored in Theatre and Africana Studies, but also trained extensively in voice and music theory. My voice teacher throughout my time at NYU was renowned vocal coach Dr. Pamelia Phillips (well known for writing the book Singing For Dummies).
I've worked with students from all backgrounds, ages, and levels. Professional actors preparing for auditions, young people and adults jumping into singing for the first time, aspiring singer-songwriters ... As well as international students from various countries, including Germany, Brazil, and Russia, who have come over to study with me and improve their vocal performance.
I recently coached a student who was going in for a big Off-Broadway production at a renowned theatrical institution here in the city. Though she was quite an accomplished actress she did not consider herself to be a singer, and this audition required her to sing a jazz standard.
We spent our session working on breath support, ear training, vocal phrasing, diagnosing and releasing unnecessary tension in various trouble areas (such as the lower jaw, the tongue, and the shoulders), and by the end of the session, she was feeling way more confident about going in and telling this story through song.
She wrote me back a few days later, thanking me and telling me that her audition and callback went very well! And then a few days after that, she wrote to let me know that she booked the job!
Nothing makes me prouder.