Dominic Sahagun

Dominic S.

New York, NY
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details

Loading-circle

About

Dominic passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Dominic delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 2+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2008

A professional voice teacher from The Boston Conservatory of Music, Dominic S. (lyric baritone) has years of experience teaching people of all ages, and in all styles of music. Professionally, he has performed in National Tours, Off Broadway, and in major films.

"Music has always been my absolute favorite thing in the world.
As far as I know, I am the only music teacher in New York City who teaches Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Trumpet."

Currently Dominic's studio consists of -
An Academy Award winner
A Tony Award nominee
One student is working with Lady Gaga's producer
One student is signed with Akon
Four students are currently performing on Broadway

BFA The Boston Conservatory of Music

Performed in two national tours and off Broadway
Has a speaking role in the films "Milk" and "The Dropout"

List of notable students:

Constantine Maroulis
Jessica Stam
Jennifer Babiak
Jason Jurman
Mitchell Jarvis
Spencer Plachy
Jenn Marie Hertel
Brendan Washington
Kasey Marino
Jordana Marcus
Krisztina Soltesz

References:

Victor Jannett
Sheri Greenawald
James Javore

Lead singer of the bands Air For Ants and Dead Body
Music Director and House Pianist of The Vaudeville Villianettes Burlesque

Notable Quotes about S.:

Ken Nelson (Coldplay) - "Fantastic voice"
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds - "Really cool songs"
Dan Grigsby (Keith Richards' Engineer) - "Genius"

*** Lesson Details ***
Music is fun.

My personality is laid back, but I would never say that I teach that way.
There is a delicate balance between learning, fun, and concentration.

I have watched my students (especially the beginners) grow as people as well as musicians over the course of a few months. It's really amazing to watch someone do things they never thought they would do, sing or play something they thought was beyond them.
That alone makes what I do really special to me.


*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha U1 Upright Piano, MIDI Keyboard, Akai Miniak, Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar, Fender Squire Electric Guitar, Fender DG-60 Takamine Acoustic 3F30CE

*** Travel Equipment ***
Both the teacher and student should have sheet music

*** Specialties ***
Vocal Lessons - Diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation techniques
Scales, solfeggio, vocal tricks, tongue stretches

+ Read More

Education

BFA
Aug 2000 - May 2004
The Boston Conservatory of Music

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Apr 2006

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

+ Read More

Photos & Videos

Photo by Dominic S.

View
Photo by Dominic S.

View
Photo by Dominic S.

View

18 Reviews

Write a Review
Ariel B. Oct 11, 2016
Trumpet · In home

He is great Trumpet teacher. He is professional and friendly. My son enjoyed his first lesson. Thank you

Marla H. Mar 22, 2016
Piano · In home

Dominic is fabulous. if you have a chance to work with him, do yourself a favor and do it!

Cathy M. Feb 2, 2016
Piano · Online

Dominic is really easy to work with. He is very patient, talented and can work will all levels of learning. Absolutely recommend!

Corey Birtles Jan 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

Dominic has been an excellent voice coach. Each week he uses appropriate techniques tailored for the unique challenges that I've been having and genuinely shows an interest in my progress. He's always pleasant to be with and continues to be punctual. On the weeks where my work schedule affects our slot, he's been more than obliging in finding another appropriate slot. Before each session, Dominic makes a point of reaching out to me to confirm all is ok. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for coaching at any level.

+ Read More
Cathy M. Jan 28, 2016
Piano · Online

Always fun and challenging. Thanks, Dominic!

Kendall Nov 23, 2015
Piano · In studio

Dominic is a real blessing, after I master the piano I will be moving on to guitar, God is amazing.

Alex Oct 26, 2015
Singing · Online

Great Teacher

Carlton May 14, 2014
·

Great intro to singing. I have never taken singing lessons because I never thought I could have a singing voice, but after taking this intro course with Dominic it made me realize that I could develop my voice into something good. Dominic is very knowledgeable and very patient. I recommend using headphones so you can hear the piano as you are going through breathing exercises.

+ Read More
Wendell May 14, 2014
·

Dominic is terrific! I haven't been this close to a piano or keyboard in probably 30 years. He was very patient and kept me focused.It's amazing how things come back to you. I will definitely keep him as my teacher. Thank you Dominic!

Marian

Deeann May 14, 2014
·

Other than a technical difficulty, the instructor was fantastic. I learned a lot, and look forward to learning more!

Monserrate May 14, 2014
·

Very easy to relate to! I will definitely come back to this Helpout!

Mariah May 14, 2014
·

Amazing teacher that is really fun to work with. Thanks so much!

Jackson May 14, 2014
·

Dominic was very knowledgeable and helpful. Although I don't have a great deal of music experience, he was able to teach about basic music theory and I felt that I came away with a learning experience. I would highly recommend him to friends.

Jordana R. Mar 20, 2014
Piano ·

My lessons

Dominic is patient and thoughtful, I am someone that started piano two years ago, and I am now in my 40'S therefore set in in my ways, and i could not read music and had no idea how to play but decided one day I wanted to try. Dominic tries to get me as his student to feel the music through intuition, while also learning the parameters. He also has taught me that there are no mistakes; and it is important to have fun and keep moving forward. This is similar to the best wine connoisseurship classes that I have taken which make the point that while you can learn about wine the best wine is the wine that you enjoy.

+ Read More
Felipa Mar 6, 2014
·

Review

Dominic instantly made me feel at ease and gave me a lot to think about as I continue to practice my singing every day. In just a short session, he helped me to warm up effectively and think more about how my breath, jaw, and tongue all effect my sound. Plus, we sang some Joni Mitchell :) All in all, a great lesson!

+ Read More
Sharonda Mar 6, 2014
·

Review

You Are Great Dude I soon Will Learn How to Sing Better.

Isela Mar 6, 2014
·

Review

Awesome! Dominic is Very Friendly! This was a great Refresher for me.

Audra Mar 6, 2014
·

Review

My 10 yr old daughter took her first songwriting lesson with Dominic, and he was super nice and patient. She loved it. Dominic gave her some really good ideas about how to get started. He kept it simple and easy to understand.

You may be interested in

Similar teachers: