Vasili (Tutor in London)
Royal College of Music
International Opera School
Artist Diploma (2015)
Royal College of Music
Master in Musical Performance
Information about Vasili
Hello everyone. I am a professional vocal coach with a long established history of teaching and coaching all ages and levels.
I am working via Skype and one-to-one in central London.
One of my pupils Kelli Leigh has been recently number 1 a whole month in UK Dancing Top Chart with song More than friends. https://www.youtube/watch?v=IIsWmB28AdM
I am so happy that my fantastic pupil London-based singer-songwriter KleoNiki announces her single, Unity, Check video here m.youtube/watch?v=hzLPpYGxxD0 with 60000 views already
I am very excited about my current pupil Yaroslav getting to the final of The Voice UK ( final will be on 21 July 2018). https://www.youtube/watch?v=fq4GcRLoggI&t=5s
Here is the video of my pupil Leyla Diamondi Disc of Light - Official Music Video https://www.youtube/watch?v=aI-sM3QjT78&feature=youtu.be
My interview to HuffPost about vocal coaching
"Vasili K, a vocal coach and singing teacher in London (The Vocal Coach London), said he has witnessed the benefits singing can have on peoples mental health on numerous occasions.
Whether its a banker who is seeking a form of mental relaxation, a teenager who feels uncertain about himself or a mum tired of daily obligations - after the first session, 99% of my pupils break all the psychological barriers and feel happy about themselves, uplifted, energised and focused, he told HuffPost UK.
In my opinion, even humming without any words with a closed mouth will uplift your energy. You can simply vocalise some easy scales or try to sing together with your favourite singer. Do not go for technically difficult songs.
Good choices for new parents would be Amazing Grace or Dreamed A Dream from Les Mis. Many of Elton Johns songs are great to sing as well. If you like jazz, songs from Billie Holidays repertoire will also be great.
The main idea behind is that you focus on the text and the melody. I assure you the magic of singing will bring the most joyful result.
My pupils are absolute beginners and those who are in UK Top chart. Kelli Leigh is one of my current pupils, she is in the Top UK Chart
I completed my opera education in the UK in International Opera School Royal College of Music and with principal coaches of Royal Opera House and English National Opera. I worked with major vocal coaches of Italy and Europe.
Additionally, to the process of singing itself the very important component which I add is phrasing. Voice can be beautiful not only by the level of singing technique but also by the depth of understanding and imagination of performer. I prefer to work with these both parts equally.
I am working with breathing technique, the projection of the sound, phrasing and many other things.
I am very happy to answer all your questions
Mainly, I am focused on Italian classical style of opera singing, though very often I am working with students under other styles, I worked recently with the cast of Guy Ritchie for his new film Alladin and back vocalist of Adele, for example.
Let me know if you have any questions - I look forward to hearing from you!
My advice regarding freedom in your singing:
In the very beginning of trying to explore our vocal potential, it is essential to completely exclude the movement of shoulders whilst we are breathing. The majority of vocal teachers of the past emphasised the importance of involving the lower part of the lungs in the process of breathing for singers. From the point of view of human physiology, it can be easily explained - lungs become wider at the bottom. If we do not breath ";;;low";;;, firstly we will use only 50% of our potential in terms of oxygen. Secondly, it is simply impossible to then support our lungs and breath properly with the diaphragm (the muscles just under the lungs).
It takes time to find your own voice. You need to be true to yourself. It is so important not to give your voice extra weight or to have it too light. You will need to find the balance - ";;; chiaro scuro";;; , as Italian masters say ( light and dark). A sound that has a balance of overtones will fly, and will also allow singers built up a good vocal range.
Recent Google Reviews
Monica Newell Oct 2017
I have recently enrolled my 11 year old Grandson for classes with Vasili. I was overwhelmed by the immense improvement after just one lesson
Mar 17, 2018
I decided to learn singing just for the fun of it and I have now taken lessons with Vasili for a few months. Those moments are just fantastic. Vasili is supportive, enthusiastic, and gives me confidence, by using an array of technics. The perfect combination of fun and rigour. Vasilis voice is superb...and mine is improving 😉;;;;;.
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 6, 2018
Vasili is a very passionate teacher who inspires and motivates his students. In my case he found my weakness in our first lesson and with his approach and technique he showed me how to fix it. Now I know how to work and that it is important to be patient with myself and the process. I am very grateful that I found such a wonderful teacher. Everyone who wants to take it to the next level should do at least one lesson with Vasili - I am sure you will be very pleased with the results.
Mar 4, 2018
Vasilis coaching has been a revelation for me. He has a very positive approach and is technically excellent. It was hard to adjust initially but I have made big improvements in a relatively short time. Plus its been great fun.
Mar 4, 2018
Mr. Vasili is an amazing voice teacher. He is an experienced singer and is skilled exploring students vocal potentials. I had very little knowledge about techniques prior to meeting him, and had doubt about my ability to sing solos. But Vasili was very supportive and was clear in his illustrations. And through just a few lessons I found myself singing with more confidence and with a lot more control over my voice. I took away a lot from Vasili, and I truly recommend him for those who love singing and want to learn more about it.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: 10 years of teaching
Hundreds of clients in UK and worldwide
Feedback For Vasili (3)
This is my second feedback:
After my daughter`s singing coach for 12 years left London we had been looking for another one.
I must admit that it was not an easy task.. I was not sure about male tutor believing that a soprano would be better for her
I was wrong. Vasili has changed all the misconceptions I had.
His professionalism from day one is really admirable. He is such a gentleman. Every Saturday , always punctual, he arrives with such a positive energy. They warm up about an hour and then work on the piece they already have chosen whether it is a classical piece, musical or jazz.
Having mastered in yoga himself he has a very good understanding of posture and their warm up is not only about warming up the voice but working on the perfect body and mouth position to be able to produce the best possible voice.
His training is very holistic and for my daughter, she has been truly transformed and became very confident. She now finds it much easier to sing the difficult songs. She can hold her breath much longer.
On a regular basis he keeps us updated about the progress and he finds opportunities for her to perform. He recently accompanied her for Berklee School of Music (Boston)audition in London. Usually she gets nervous before any audition but this time she was very calm and focused.
I already have recommended him to couple of friends.
We have found a treasure and I am sure my daughter will be working with him for a long time .
I highly recommend Vasili Karpiak for vocal education
This man is a gem! Very knowledgeable!
Wow. What a fantastic tutor!
He is always on time. He is very enthusiastic. He is great moral booster.
He completely transformed my daughter`s ccnfidence in singing. His multi angled approach in to her vocal training is amazing. I am sure we will have him to continue vocal training for a long time. Highly recommend him.