Educational Focus:

A recognized leader at building artists’ voice while allowing for individual creativity, Sachal has conducted workshops and masterclasses around the world. He has trained all genres of singers and instrumentalists as well.

His approach, welcoming and disciplined, allows for students to thrive regardless of aptitude or experience.
Modules include:

  • Songwriting: Genre-bending, lyric writing, using both acoustic and electronic tools to tell a compelling story

  • Technical intensive: Building upon fundamentals and students’ good and bad habits to break through vocal difficulties

  • Jazz styling: How to connect to true jazz performance, from feel to rhythm and phrasing, plus interacting with musicians on stage

  • Performance vs. Studio: Techniques for mastering both studio recordings and live performance opportunities

  

Director, Vocal Jazz Studies:

  • Indiana University Bloomington  2018-present

  • Temple University  2015-8

Guest Instructor:

  • Manhattan School of Music, New York

  • City College, New York

Selected Workshops & Masterclasses:

  • Sligo Jazz Festival & Camp  2019

  • Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA  2007-2015, 2018

  • University of California, Davis, CA  2014

  • Manhattan School of Music, NY  2014

  • Global Music Institute, New Delhi, India  2013

  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA  2012

  • Rotterdam Conservatory, Rotterdam, Netherlands  2012

  • U. of Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico  2012

  • Cornish College, Seattle, WA  2012, 2009

  • Southbank Centre, London, UK  2011

  • Cons. EZ, Zwolle, Netherlands  2011

  • University of New Orleans, LA  2011

  • Arizona State U, Phoenix, AZ  2010

  • U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  2010

  • Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NY  2009

  • Queens College, Queens, NY  2008

  • Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Nepal  2007, 2009, 2013

  • University of Idaho, Moscow, ID  2008