Sauti Academy programs are designed for all vocalists; from professionals to intermediate singers as well as total beginners. With our specialist team of coaches, we aim to inspire and share knowledge with all who are interested in singing. The singers we work with are usually between 14 and 30 years old, but we are always open to conversation and don’t have strict age limits. We offer various programs during the terms (January – March, May – July, September – November) and holidays (April, August, December).
Sauti Academy – Artist Development for the most talented and ambitious singers
The Sauti Academy is a one-year artist development program; we have two departments; one for singers led by Natalie Lukkenaer with teachers Mordecai Kimeu (H_art the Band), Susan Wanjiru (Simply Susan, former Gogosimu) and Waksy and a Rap & Spoken Word department led by Nazizi Hirji.
The program includes singing lessons, performance coaching, song writing lessons, event organising experience and music business workshops. Ultimately, all vocalists who complete the program will have developed a unique musical identity and a confident stage performance. They will also have gained basic music industry knowledge that enables them to start and sustain a performing career in the industry. In order to qualify for Sauti Academy, you need to pass a competitive audition. More information about the auditions can be found here: https://sautiacademy.wordpress.com/auditions-2015/
Sauti Academy charges Kes 21,000 per term.
This is a 3 month preparation program for those who would like to join our artist development program, Sauti Academy. The Raw Talent program covers basic voice technique, develops the vocalists’ musicality and awareness of themselves as singers and introduces music interpretation and performance. It also intends to build the singers’ confidence level and helps them prepare for the next Sauti Academy auditions. At the end of the term, the Raw Talent singers perform as the opening act during the Sauti Academy end of term concert.
To join Raw Talent, you have to pass auditions. These are the same auditions as for Sauti Academy, so click here for more information and audition dates.
Raw Talent charges Kes 10,500 per term.
Sauti ya Kwanza
The Sauti ya Kwanza lessons cover basic voice technique, an introduction to music and singing together and aims to develop its students basic, musical skills. In the weekly 1,5 hour group sessions, students enjoy singing en performing in front of each other and they receive feedback. These lessons are open to anybody who would like to explore singing; you do not have to pass an audition to join the Sauti ya Kwanza program.
Sauti ya Kwanza charges Kes 6000 per term.