Vocal Instruction & Production

Mady Kaye has been offering private vocal instruction in Austin since 1975. Her first vocal classes were at Capitol City Playhouse in the mid 1970’s. She now teaches exclusively in her own studio, one on one, and sometimes with small groups of band members. Her teaching practice is limited to adults, no beginners. Since the pandemic began, lessons are also offered on zoom. Lessons last an hour and are usually on an every-other-week basis.  The cost is $80.  Teaching days/times are by appointment, usually between the hours of  3 and 8 p.m.  Ms. Kaye also has years of experience instructing students with vocal issues such as nodes, chronic fatigue or vocal overuse.  Several local Ear, Nose and Throat physicians routinely refer their patients to her studio.

Mady KayeMs. Kaye has presented Vocal Performance Workshops at the Armstrong Community Music School of the Austin Lyric Opera. She has also been a regular presenter of Vocal Performance Workshops through the annual Women in Jazz Concerts and affiliated workshops.

Ms. Kaye started her own vocal study at the age of thirteen. She pursued her vocal training through college and graduate school, and during the years she lived in New York. Her early training was in bel canto. In New York Ms. Kaye continued her studies with a jazz vocal coach. Mady Kaye holds two degrees in music: a B.A. from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and certification from the Kodaly Musical Training Institute, Wellesley, MA.

Austin Chronicle’s Critics Picks (1995)
Best Professional Voice Instruction

Mady Kaye. A very talented musician and singer in her own right, Mady Kaye is also a much sought after vocal instructor. Beginners with career aspirations and professionals who just want to keep their chops in shape are among her legion of satisfied students. Kaye’s main criteria for selecting students is that they share the same delight in singing and
professional attitude reflected in her own work.

–Austin Chronicle

Vocal Warm-Up CDs

Mady Kaye has created four volumes of vocal warm-up CDs. Each volume has instructions and a demonstration of the exercise, followed by the exercise itself, which is piano with metronome. (All instruction/demos are the odd numbered cuts; the exercises are the even-numbered cuts.) Volume 1 is fairly basic warm up, gradually moving toward harder exercises. Volume 2 assumes you are basically warmed up and is more vocally athletic. Volume 3 has an emphasis on ear training, moving from easier to harder exercises. Volume 4 addresses access to the low range, again moving from less to more demanding exercises. CDs are $15.00. To purchase a vocal warm-up CD, please contact Mady Kaye directly at mady@madykaye.com. All orders are handled personally.

Vocal Production

Mady Kaye has been actively involved in vocal production in the studio for the last twenty five years or more. If you are recording a CD or demo, she can help you get the best possible results from your singing while you are in the studio, and/or in post-production during the vocal editing process. Ms. Kaye is very familiar with Pro Tools and all the perks it offers the singer, from improvement in intonation to tempering of vibrato to minimization of consonant attack.

Some of the studios in which Ms. Kaye has coached vocalists include:
Flashpoint Recording Studio,
Parrot Tracks Studio,
Stinson Studios, Bixmeaux Studio and Congress House.

Production Reviews

Read some endorsements from colleagues who have worked with Mady Kaye in vocal production.

Mady Kaye is absolutely marvelous as a producer of vocal sessions. She works with the artist on all aspects of singing in a recording studio, and has a magical ability to get the singer to deliver an outstanding performance. Plus, she’s fun to be around and so darn cute!
– Paul Pearcy, Producer

Mady destressifies vocal sessions by giving her students the tools, power and knowledge they need to perform well. Mady is always a pleasure to work with and the results she gets with her students never cease to amaze me.
–Bennet Spielvogel, Owner of Flashpoint Recording Studio, Austin, TX

One mark of a great producer is the ability to gently coax magic from the artist . To extract performances that the artist wasn’t aware they were capable of. Mady Kaye has this gift in spades! To watch her work as she listens for the rainbows that are possible in a vocal performance is pure magic itself.
—John Stinson, Stinson Studios/Productions

Mady Kaye has the fantastic talents and abilities to help singers extract the passion in a song. She quickly figures out and teaches vocal harmonies and coaches singers in breathing techniques to correct vocal problems.
–George Coyne, Owner of Parrot Tracks Studio, Austin, TX