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TESTIMONIALS

Neda is an outstanding Voice Instructor. I've had the pleasure to work with her, and in that amount of time I've learned so much from her. She has taught me when it comes to singing that the tiniest adjustments can make the biggest change. Neda's passion for music, teaching, and Vocal Performance reflect in all of her lessons. She provides a safe environment for her students to express themselves as individual artists through singing. I highly recommend working with Neda!

AIDAN HARRIS

Neda has done wonders for my voice! I am a recent graduate of AMDA College and Conservatory of the performing arts and have had many last minute auditions pop up. Neda has helped me prepare for these auditions by giving me quick lessons. She truly helps me be the best singer I can be! She also helped me make choices and discoveries in the lyrics by giving tips on how to look at the lyrics differently while singing. I highly recommend taking lessons from her. You will hear a difference in your voice immediately. 

Ariel Murillo

Neda is one of the best vocal coaches I’ve worked with. She is always so warm-hearted and fun, she can have you belting a note you were sure you’d never reach with only ten minutes and a few words of encouragement! She truly listens to your voice and knows just how to make you grow as a performer!

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CAROLYN REYES

Working with Neda allowed me to expand my voice to a place I didn’t even know it was capable of going. I have always struggled to bring my voice to its full volume due to keeping my placement further back and Neda was able to finally help me break that habit and really get me into a vocal stage that I could be proud of. Before working with her I would have never dreamed of having the songs in my book that I have now and I am so grateful that AMDA put us together because I truly don’t think that another teacher would have been able to get me to where I am now the way that she has.

Crista Wortkoetter

I have had the honor to be a sponge when it comes to this amazing gem of a teacher and person. The amount of knowledge, tricks and tools Neda has to offer is priceless. I am a Dancer first, so being in a space where I feel safe to be uncomfortable and learn is very special. The last year of working with her I've grown so much. She has an undeniable charm that allows for laughter to drive the practice but also doesn't let you get away with anything but your very best. 

Elise Gonsalves

Amazing! Marvelous! In just one work session she not only improved my technique but also my tonality and sound. I was blown away! She really works with students to figure out which technique will work best for them as an individual and I have only found that in a few mentors. Super sweet and kind as well as incredibly talented human being!

Erika Cruz

RESULTS. Neda brings the best out of you. She's an incredible teacher and an inspiration. She gets it. She knows how to work with each person individually and knows what it's best for each different person and each different voice. She helps you develop your voice in the right direction and pushes you to find the best of you. On top of this, Neda is comforting, understanding and a sweetheart! At the same time, she's also honest and she doesn't give up! She is encouraging and is all the time insisting that you didn't get to the max of your ability, that there is always more to learn and develop… inspiring! I 100% recommend Neda as a teacher. She gave me techniques and phrases I'll never forget.

Franco Bianchi

In this business, it can sometimes be difficult to find such genuine warmth and generosity, yet Neda Lahidji creates a clearly positive and welcoming environment for all of her students. It was clear Neda's studio is worth it when over just a few lessons, several of my colleagues noticed a difference in my voice. Each lesson is nuanced towards my specific goals, and I feel confident as ever approaching audition rooms. She's the real deal. 

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Jenna O'Neill

Neda has taught me to be a confident singer. She emphasizes the importance of healthy vocal technique and has expanded my ability to sing all different styles of music in just a short few months. 

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Katie Rose

Working with Neda, I know I’ll be given tools that I can apply immediately and repeatedly throughout the week. Her education and knowledge is apparent, and our lessons are crafted toward exactly what my voice needs. Neda keeps an open line of communication, so I’m never nervous to ask that silly question about that thing I’m probably pronouncing wrong. I always leave Neda’s lessons rejuvenated and excited!

Laura Kelly

Neda is so sweet and so smart! Every time I see her she is warm, friendly, and very approachable. She was a guest in my mock panel class at AMDA and in one class you could already see the differences she was making in all of our voices and audition cuts. She is full of so many vocal tricks and knowledge, it’s truly amazing. Definitely someone you want to have in your life making you as great as you can possibly be!

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Lenessa Age

Where to begin! At my very first lesson, Neda knew exactly what I needed in order to have a freer tone and sing with ease. She has great warm ups and exercises that I use daily. Also her ability to be able to communicate what exactly is happening in my body and with my voice was crucial to my rapid success. She understands the voice not only as an instrument but as a part of the human body. Working with her is not only an absolute joy, but has made me a more skilled vocalist. I am extremely grateful for our past lessons and our lessons yet to come!

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Meredith O'Brien

Not only does working with Neda help improve my voice vastly every time I meet with her, but it also feels like working with a really close friend, which is a pretty cool bonus. She's always sweet, supportive, and pushing you to do your very best. I leave feeling confident and proud in how my voice has grown, what it achieved and what I can accomplish in the future with Neda. For that I am so thankful.

Nicole Rush

Truly an amazing teacher! She has taught me so much about my technique, singing styles and bad habits! She’s also such a pleasure to work with and makes you feel truly comfortable. Love her!!

Nikoletta Patendis

I met Neda when I was a student in AMDA and I will be forever grateful for all the things she taught me. I used to be super insecure about my voice because I was not familiar with all the possibilities we have as women with our voices. I didn't fully understand many concepts about singing. It was my belief that the ability to belt your heart out reaching unthinkable notes was that of a great female singer and, if you weren’t able to do it a “certain” way, then you suck. Once I met Neda, all of that misinformation, prejudices and myths about women voices that I once believed disappeared. I found myself singing in a healthy way, with projection and sound that I never imagined was inside me. Each lesson was encouraging, and with her help I built confidence and learned the techniques that helped me improve my instrument so far. A voice coach that is only nice and keeps things easy for you is not a good voice coach. To me, a good voice coach is one who pushes you to work harder each time, someone who tells you the truth about your progress, someone who helps you to trust yourself and on top of everything someone who teaches you how to sing in a healthy way. Neda has all these qualities. PLUS she is hilarious and creative which makes each lesson an amazing experience. Also, as a Latina with Spanish as my first language, she helped me immensely with the right pronunciation. Only a teacher who truly cares about their students will pay attention to details such as that one. As singers we never stop learning and improving, and I just started a whole new journey with her. Thank you forever sweet Neda!

Paola Gomez

Neda has been able to show me what it means to really sing with freedom. I started to notice a change within the first couple minutes of our lesson. The great part about her vocal regimen is that it is simple yet so effective. It eliminates the element of overthinking in vocal exercises and singing. Her technique allows us to produce a professional sound without fuss or worry. I would highly suggest anyone to sign up as soon as you can for a wonderful lesson with this gem.

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Samuel Fierro

Neda Lahidji is an amazing vocal instructor. She is so passionate about teaching; it shows in her private lessons. She is so intelligent when it comes to vocal technique and vocal health. I’ve been taking vocal lessons with her for only two months now, and I’ve already seen an increase in pitch, tonality, breath control, and all around support. I fully recommend Neda, for anyone who wants to get better in their voice.

Stephen Rodondi

Working with Neda is such a wonderful experience! I have been studying voice for a long time and she taught me things in just one lesson that I had never tried before, and found very helpful. She really listens to you sing and can pinpoint exactly what you need to fix when you hit a trouble spot. She understands how the voice works and helps explain all of her exercises she has you do in a way that everyone can understand it. If you’re looking for a new voice teacher, no matter what your level of training is, she might just be the perfect fit for you! 

TJ Kubler

Neda is a great teacher. I’ve been able to learn so much from her in such a short amount of time. She’s really great at understanding what your personal needs are as a performer and provides a clear way to achieve your goals. I would definitely recommend her!  

Victoria Prado

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