Monika Judkins

Monika J.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
There is something special that music does to the soul. Singing expresses the emotions that are trapped in our hearts. My goal is to tap inside singers natural voices and pull out what is already inside. I teach voice techniques, pitch and rhythm as well as help the singer find their voice that is hidden.
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About

Monika delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2014

When music is done right,it transcends language and words. That is one of my favorite quotes. Being able to express yourself through singing is like a religious experience if done right. My passion for music goes beyond the technical aspect, but rather the personal experience, and the personal connection. It is like taking listeners on a journey without visuals but just a melody. That is what I try to instill in my students.

I have a background in opera and gospel singing. I have a degree in music. I also taught children's choir at a public school as well at a church. My goal is to teach students how to maintain and strengthen their voices metaphorically and physically. I have a set lesson plan for students that are offered weekly to students that will help with pitch, rhythm and breathing. Along with the weekly lessons, I teach basic music theory as well as some music history to students. Students will learn songs from a set list of songs and will work on their own songs.

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Education

Music
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Baruch College

Photos & Videos

Reise singing “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton
Brooklyn Borough Hall Black Leadership: Celebrating Unsung Heroes,  hosted by Council Member Antonio Reynoso February 11, 2015
Photo by Monika J.

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Ginny's Supper Club Gospel Open Mic

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Bailey singing “Remind me to Forget” by Kygo and Miguel
“Tell Me You Love Me” Demi Lovato Cover

19 Reviews

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Etsy R. Jun 12, 2018
Singing · In studio

Monika is an excellent teacher. She really breaks it down so that you can truly understand why and how you're using your voice. I've seen tremendous improvement with my voice and singing since starting my classes with her.

Etsy R. Jun 12, 2018
Singing · In studio

Monika is an excellent teacher. She really breaks it down so that you can truly understand why and how you're using your voice. I've seen tremendous improvement with my voice and singing since starting my classes with her.

Jazzmine C. Mar 24, 2018
Singing · In studio

Monika is great. She not only teaches you singing and vocal technique she also helps you find your voice, gain confidence and own your power. She is an encourager, motivator and great vocalist.

Tomiko M. Mar 24, 2018
Singing · In studio

Monica is very personable and she loves to bring out the best in her students. I’m glad I chose Monica J

Bailey M. Feb 15, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

Monika is such a talented singer and a truly warm and encouraging vocal instructor. Her approach to singing is much deeper than technical proficiency. It is about finding the heart and emotion within the song and discovering your unique voice to carry it. As someone who has taken vocal lessons before, I really appreciate Monika’s approach of encouraging her students to find their own voice rather than to sound like another. I highly recommend her as a vocal coach, for anyone who want to strengthen their voice and develop their confidence as a singer.

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SONIA Feb 7, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

Well, it's been 3 lessons thus far and the experience is getting better and better. She is so knowledgeable and I already see improvement. The breathing techniques she has been teaching me is working as well as the warm up exercises. I'm learning so much. I can already hold my notes longer and sound much better and my confidence is building. Each week I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas because I can't wait for the next lesson.

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Sonia Jan 25, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

I really enjoyed my first session with Monika. We spend time getting to know each other and I learned a lot from her so quickly. She seems to be very knowledgeable. I'm a very shy and nervous person when it comes to singing and she made me feel so comfortable. Looking forward to my future sessions.

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Nexelda B. Jan 3, 2018
Gospel Singing · In studio

Awesome experience, the vocal exercises are a freat gelp for my daughter. My daughtet love her. She has patience with children . My daughter Grace has improve a great deal.

Reise Dec 19, 2017
Singing · In studio

Monika is the best! She's a very patient and encouraging teacher who knows how to critique when necessary. If you're looking for a kind environment to grow in, without the prospect of judgement, she is the place to go.

Kristina P. Nov 15, 2017
Singing · In studio

Ive been training with Monika since the summer and my voice has strengthened tremendously ! Im much more confident about singing and I look forward to every class because every class is an opportunity to grow as a vocalist . Thank you Monika !

Martine Aug 24, 2017
Gospel Singing · In studio

She's great!

Kristina P. Jul 11, 2017
Singing · In studio

Very nice introduction to the course , we took our time and focused on where I need help vocally and Monika even gave me some tips to follow on my spare time :)

Ria Mar 20, 2017
Singing · In studio

Monika is an amazing instructor with patience and knowledge. She is kind and supportive!!!

Catherine B. Jul 10, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio

Monika immediately began working on building confidence in me. This helped me to remove some of the fears that I brought to the lesson.

Peaches G. Jun 20, 2016
Singing · In studio

Today was my.forst.lesson with Monika and it was an amazingly pleasant and informatove.experience. I have learned so much during this.first.session...even more.than I.had expected. I.am excited to comtinue with Monika. She is.talented and brilliant as an instructor.

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Effua M. May 2, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Monika was a pure joy to meet. We took the time in my first lesson to talk about my goals and share our expectation for the class. She is very knowledgeable and open. I left excited and am eager to see how our time together will unfold.

Janet Apr 9, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio

She teaches you in such a caring but yet a professional way. It is a pleasure and a privilege to seat under this young lady and have her pour into my life. After each class, I feel a lot more stronger and bolder knowing that I can sing no matter what.

Michele M. Apr 2, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio

Very awesome and knowledgeable

Marcella Mar 18, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio

Monika is a very professional instructor; she has the passion for teaching voice lessons. She is well versed in her craft. Her confidence and knowledge of music is amazing. I didn't have the confidence in singing and she is helping me to become a better singer and worshiper.

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