ABOUT DR. SADHANA NAYAK- INDIA’S RENOWNED VOICE COACH
Dr. Sadhana Nayak is an internationally renowned vocal medicine specialist, voice coach and communication & performance consultant, based in Mumbai, India. She specializes in training, therapy, clinical care and medical treatment of professional and artistic voice users. She is currently a consultant laryngologist and vocal arts medicine specialist at Nanavati Superspecialty Hospital, Mumbai. Combining her expertise as an E.N.T surgeon and laryngologist with her training in vocology, mind-body medicine and Hindustani classical singing, Dr. Nayak brings a unique insight, vast experience and a holistic approach to her work with clients in India and from around the world.
After her Master of Surgery in E. N.T, Dr. Nayak did a fellowship in ‘Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice’ at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, U.S.A. She is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, a vocal training methodology, taught in world-class performance training programs at the Yale School of Drama, Harvard University and other institutions in the U.S.A and Europe. She is an associate of Dr. Ann Utterback, broadcast voice coach in Washington D.C, for CNN, NBC and CBS. Dr. Nayak has been honoured with prestigious national and international awards and fellowships, including the Fulbright and Commonwealth fellowships. She is on the editorial advisory board of ‘Voice and Speech Review’, a scholarly journal of VASTA, U.S.A.
Dr. Sadhana Nayak is recognized as a top voice doctor and coach for professional vocalists. She has a conservative approach to the rehabilitation and treatment of voice disorders. As a voice doctor, she helps vocal artistes and performers recover from a voice disorder through voice therapy and non-surgical adjunctive approaches. As a vocologist and voice coach, she goes beyond therapy and medical treatment, and helps optimize the voice, to achieve peak performance levels for singing, acting and public speaking.
Our unique and personalized training programs integrate vocal science & medicine, speech physiology and psychology with vocal arts and communication & performance skills to produce transformative and lasting changes in your communication, performance and artistic expression. We also help you take better care of your voice and rehabilitate a voice, speech or breathing disorder.
Dr. Sushant Shinde M.D
Founder & Director, QUEST Medical Academy, TEDx Speaker, Mumbai, India
I am a doctor and a teacher. And teaching for long hours used to leave me with a sore throat very often. That’s when I met Dr. Sadhana Nayak. Before meeting her, I must admit that I was skeptical about how much she could help me as I had only read about her over the internet. Being a doctor added to my confusion, as this is a very unique field of medicine that not many doctors are trained in. However, meeting her was one of the best professional decisions of my teaching career. Her therapy and training helped me improve my understanding of the voice as a tool and to correct errors in my speaking technique while teaching. And the results have been amazing! Within weeks of her training, I could literally sing even after talking for 8 hours. I believe that anyone who needs to use his/her voice professionally should meet Dr. Nayak once. Learning the skills will prevent many mistakes that we all are prone to do. What’s more is your voice will find a new expression!
CEO, Seeds Intimate Apparel- JV Brandix Group, Visakhapatnam, India
I am fortunate to have met with such a wonderful professional and human being. She put me through a well-constructed and tailor made training program to transform my communication skills organically through mind and body. I truly admire Dr. Nayak’s professional approach towards the training program, the attention to detail and personal touch. She uses effective and excellent techniques and the entire training program is measured based on qualitative factors rather than being quantitative. In the end I had a great sense of achievement and had fulfilled the requirements as I had envisaged. More importantly, with Dr. Nayak’s abundant knowledge and experience she was able to get the best out of me and elevate my confidence & leadership skills. With my experience of her coaching, I highly recommend Dr. Nayak’s corporate training program for aspirant corporate leaders. Thank you for your guidance and effort Dr. Nayak, all the very best!
Mr. Narendra Vachharajani
Head of Operations & IST, Essar Energy, Mumbai, India
I am a senior corporate professional and transitioning into life coaching & mentoring. As a precursor to my new career, I consulted Dr Sadhana Nayak for voice coaching as I wanted to improve my tone, diction and overall vocal delivery. Dr Nayak fulfilled all these requirements with perfect professionalism and great deal of passion and personal interest. Her training methods are personalized and are highly user friendly. As a person too, I found her very warm, friendly and approachable. I am very impressed with the voice training she did with me and wish her continuing success in her practice.
Actress, Vocal Coach, Associate Professor of Voice & Speech, Ithaca College, New York, U.S.A
In Dr. Sadhana Nayak I have found a kindred spirit as a vocal trainer for actors and other voice professionals. Her practical approach, extensive subject knowledge and years of experience allow her to offer the gold standard in the treatment of vocal health issues and training of the voice. Her commitment to treating the origin of vocal problems rather than simply treating the results of vocal misuse provides her clients with the tools needed to reverse vocal problems and prevent them from returning. I am proud to count her among my professional colleagues and will always continue to welcome opportunities to collaborate with her.
Reporter Anchor CNBC TV, New York, U.S.A
Great experience for an Indian American to become familiarized with the Indian accent and pronunciation. Dr. Sadhana took me through the entire training program in an organized, clear and systematic way. It was an amazing way to get acquainted with the Indian dialogue. Thanks for everything Dr. Sadhana.
Professional Singer & Finalist Zee Sa Re Ga Ma 2008, Mumbai India
Back in 2008, I was struggling with nodules on my vocal cords. I had my 1st episode of the TV reality show Sa re ga ma almost at my doorstep. My ENT recommended that I should go to Dr. Nayak for voice therapy. I wasn’t sure if I could sing at all for my episode which was to be shot in a month or two. But after I started my therapy with Dr. Nayak I was totally fine by the time of my 1 st episode. My nodules had completely gone. Cut to 2017…. I had to improve my range for some songs that were high pitched. So I went to Dr. Nayak again for range improvement and right singing and breathing technique…And her exercises are proving to be very effective. With regular practice I can go to my upper range more easily. I can feel more openness in my voice now than prior to the therapy.
Senior Vice President, IDFC Ltd., Mumbai, India
Unequivocally, I can say that I am a huge beneficiary of Dr. Sadhana Nayak’s training. It has been a great and exciting journey over the last 10 years. I met Dr. Nayak because my voice was not effective enough for my professional communication. Being schooled in vernacular medium, my pronunciation also was not in consonance with the requirements of the corporate world. The training started with unlearning all the bad habits that restricted my voice and learning all the basic building blocks of voice and speech. I can say with certainty that the training has helped me immensely. It has improved my confidence and helped me become a better speaker. I keep coming back and take training sessions even now, to hone my skills further.
Dr. Pushkar Shikarkhane M.D
Physician & Singer, Mumbai India
I am a consulting physician & started learning vocal music at the age of 35. As a colleague, I’ve always known Dr. Sadhana Nayak as an excellent ENT surgeon and voice specialist. But I consulted her for myself when I developed a hoarse voice. I was about two years into my classical music training and I would enthusiastically take every opportunity to sing. I was making mistakes & ended up hurting my voice. Dr. Sadhana checked me thoroughly and diagnosed a polyp on my vocal fold. She explained my wrong doings patiently. Her prescription of a few medicines & recommended voice therapy exercises pulled me out of the crisis. Now even after 7 years of this episode, Dr. Sadhana’s exercises help me even now and my music training continues unabated. I sing on stage and my patients and well wishers are very happy to see me perform. I am very thankful to Dr. Sadhana Nayak and wish that her expertise and healing touch helps one and all.
International Image Consultant & Etiquette Trainer, Mumbai, India
As an international image consultant and etiquette trainer, I communicate with clients frequently, during one-to-one sessions and while conducting workshops. I realized that our voice is one of the most important mediums for communication. The training imparted by Dr. Sadhana Nayak helped me communicate effectively with my clients. Through her fun and interactive method of learning, she helped me understand the importance of relaxation along with breathing techniques and how it directly affects the pitch, strength and tone of voice. She also helped me globalize my accent resulting in effortless communication with people belonging to different countries and cultures. Thank you Dr. Nayak for the transformation you have brought about in me.
Telecommunications Professional, Dhaka, Bangladesh
My voice had become hoarse and got tired easily after speaking. My doctor in Dhaka did a surgery for a polyp on the vocal cord. After that, my voice worsened so much that I was afraid to hear my voice and I was always mentally stressed because of my voice problem. Doing voice examination and therapy with Dr. Sadhana Nayak in India, gave me a lot of confidence, which I feel was very important for me. The therapy sessions and conversations with her were very inspiring. I got a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of my voice with relation to my body and mind and how to use my voice in a better way in harmony with my everyday life. Thank you Dr. Nayak.
Founder & Artistic Director, Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts & Research, Auroville, India
I consulted Dr Sadhana Nayak because she is an E.N.T specialist as well as a voice coach, who is not only a singer of Hindustani music herself, but has also trained with various Western voice and speech experts in theatre and music. I took advice and training from her with regard to my voice, which had developed some serious problems. She was able to locate the physiological causes and to advise remedial measures and exercises, which I have found extremely beneficial.
Senior Executive, Glencore India Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India
First of all a big “Thank you” for helping me in my last minute preparation for my keynote presentation in Kolkata. Without your help it was impossible. You corrected and modified my presentation content and also directed me on how to present it in the right way. My presentation went off very well and got a lot of compliments…and the credit goes to YOU. With your training not only my voice was clear but also my confidence level was much better.