Nitya has been performing professionally for the past 5 years and teaching for the past 2 years. She has also worked with both adult and children’s choirs, and teaches students of all ages and genres.
Undergraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance, Mannes College of Music.
Classically trained in Vocal Performance at the Mannes College of Music in New York City, Nitya has been singing and playing piano since the age of six. She is deeply passionate about Sacred and Inspirational music, and is currently the soloist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Manhattan. In 2014, Nitya released an EP called Awakenings, showcasing her vocal talents as a classical crossover artist with a pop edge and marking her debut as a song-writer and composer. She is currently working on an album of all-original Christian music.
Nitya began teaching voice after completing an intensive voice teacher training program taught by well known vocal coach and pedagogue, Justin Stoney. Years of musical training, curiosity about vocal technique and a solid understanding of the mechanics of the human voice enable her to work with students of all ages across all genres and styles, discerning their areas of development and creating a customized approach to meet their individual needs and desires.
Nitya is also currently pursuing the 2-year Total Vocal Freedom Pro Certification – an intensive training program for voice teachers specializing in the Alexander Technique for singers. Having experienced the vocal freedom that the Alexander Technique has brought in her own singing, Nitya is deeply passionate about the life-changing benefits that this work can bring to singers of all ages and experience levels, in helping to release vocal tension and other unhealthy habits and in developing essential practice and performance skills.
Nitya enjoys working with children and believes strongly in the transformative role that the arts can play in developing character and providing life-skills, as she has experienced with her own life. She currently assists with the Children’s Choirs at the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola on 84th and Park Avenue