Voice Coach / Conductor / A Cappella Coach
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Nikki Blackmer lives and breathes all things a cappella. A classically trained soprano, she holds a master's degree in vocal performance from the University of Washington. She sings the lead vocal part with Frenzy, an a cappella women’s quartet that won the 2017 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Championship, earning the title of Queens of Harmony. The quartet performs and teaches all over the world and has recorded a CD, Diva Las Vegas.
Additionally, Nikki is the director of A Cappella Joy, a regional champion women’s barbershop chorus. She also directs The Supertonics, an a cappella ensemble representing Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses, the largest volunteer LGBT+ choral organization in the world. She has also recently stepped into the role of Assistant Conductor of the Seattle Women's Chorus. She is excited to be working with these nationally recognized ensembles.
Nikki is also a world-renowned a cappella ensemble coach, teaching groups all over the United States, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. With her boundless energy, she is frequently asked to lead youth a cappella events as well. Sweet Adelines Regions 8, 11, 12, 13, 26, 31, 34, 35, LABBS, Bing!, and the Barbershop Harmony Society have all benefited from Nikki's teaching! When she isn’t directing or coaching a cappella groups, Nikki is a full-time private voice and piano teacher based in Kirkland, Washington, where she lives with her chiweenie rescue dog, Lily.
Consider hiring Nikki to coach your chorus or come to your region for an education event. Full of energy, loaded with knowledge, and never short of a good joke, Nikki makes learning fun and accessible. She offers more than 20 classes, including A Look Inside Your Larynx, Mastering the Inner Game of Singing, A Director's Approach to Arranging, The Aging Voice, and more! Contact her today for a full list of her classes. Your whole ensemble will feel empowered and rejuvenated after a weekend with Nikki!
For information on private lessons, ensemble coaching or teaching at your next educational event, please email or text me:
Lesson Prices: 30 min $45 / 45 min $60 / 60 min $75
Custom Warmup recordings $75