We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicky Allado and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicky, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want to instill to everyone who comes into the studio that their voice serves as a purpose for them to let their light shine however it is meant to be poured out. I am continuously creating, educating, and coaching the art of singing because it’s so much more than singing – it is getting to know yourself better through the art of your voice. I want people to remember me as the singing coach who made an impact in their lives not just by coaching them on singing techniques, but also help them gain confidence and find their purpose through the gift of voice.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Creating My Father’s Studio started from the longing of community in Temple City. It was first a drum studio the was created by my late father, and later on turned into a voice studio. I started working on the studio while I had a full time job. To be honest, I don’t know how I have gotten away with 12-15 hours of work, 3 hours of sleep for 7 days a week for 3 years. I finally resigned from my day job and fully committed myself to the studio. Now, we are not just educating singers in the Los Angeles region, we have expanded our community nationwide and across the globe, including Australia, Saudi Arabia, and The United Kingdom.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ah obviously it would definitely a fun filled day in the city that I love the most – Los Angeles. We’d definitely hit SoulCycle in Pasadena. Then we’d probably hit Silverlake to grab some coffee at Alfred’s and probably hike to the Hollywood sign with our coffee. After that we’ll go to my all time favorite brunch place – Sqirl on Virgil Ave. after that we might hit the Now, a massage center in Santa Monica. Finally we’ll walk along the pier and soak in the last moments of the sun!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to all my students and the My Father’s Studio’s community in the SGV and all over the world! The art of singing has become more meaningful in my career thanks to all of you!