Nina holds a BFA in Jazz & Contemporary Music & Voice from The New School University. Nina is a Billboard Award and multiple Song of the Year Awards winner. Nina studied Opera with Prof. Kathleen Blix and Jazz with Dr. Dave LaLama at Hofstra University as well as all classical and contemporary genres, songwriting & production with Billboard award winner Elisa Hale, & Grammy winners Harry Whitaker & Bob Stander
A highly sort-after vocal coach, many of Nina’s current & former students have attained professional & academic success -NYSSMA & NAfME All County / All State Choirs, University Degrees, Professional auditions. They range from a Portugal pop star, to Bollywood singers, a Metropolitan Opera singer, multiple Broadway cast members, Metropolitan Opera Children’s Choir singers, and many professional performing & recording jazz, rock, pop, country, blues, gospel, classical & variety, even a few rap, artists.
“My main goal for you is to help you strengthen and protect your voice while giving you the confidence to take your singing to the next level – and from there? – consistently progress. I will help you achieve control and artistry and give you the tools to reach your particular vocal goals.
I can help you with all your vocal and music needs, from beginner through professional levels and cover a wide range of technique and performance coaching.
Credentials & Affiliations
Voice & Music Coach Jan 2015 NYSSMA – New York State School Music Association certification to coach and prepare NYSSMA students for Annual NYSSMA testing and evaluation conferences EditKatie Agresta Vocal Pro & Associate CoachSep 2010 Katie Agresta Vocal Studio One of only three coaches certified world-wide to teach the legendary “Katie Agresta Vocal Technique” by Katie Agresta – vocal coach of numerous Grammy and Tony Award Winners such as Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Cindy Lauper, Annie Lennox, etc. Awards Add EditSong of the Year Award – R&B/Gospel CategoryFeb 2017 Song of the Year Song of the Year Award – R&B/Gospel Category for the song “Can I Get A Witness” EditBest Singer on Long Island – 2011-2014Aug 2011 Long Island Press Association voted Best Singer on Long Island 4 years in a row EditSong of the Year Award – Pop CategoryFeb 2011 Song of the Year Song of the Year Award – Pop Category (International Song & Lyric Writing Competition) for the song “Make It Right” EditBillboard World Songwriting Award – Honorable MentionSep 2008 Billboard Billboard World Songwriting Award – Honorable Mention for the album “Rebel With A Cause” EditBillboard World Songwriting Award – R&B CategorySep 2008 Billboard Billboard World Songwriting Award – R&B Category for the song “Nobody’s Gonna Own Me”
Nina teaches Voice lessons