31368 Via Colinas #102
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Long before performing in front of a national audience every week on American Idol‘s ninth season as a top-ten finalist and appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Didi Benami had spent years refining her craft as a vocalist and performer with top vocal coaches in Nashville and Los Angeles. After her experience on Idol, she felt compelled to step out of the spotlight for a while to continue to cultivate her vocal skills.
Didi has worked closely with world renowned vocal coaches Ron Anderson, Roger Love, Liz Lewis, Dorian Holley and Debra Byrd who have coached many top artists including Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Toto, Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Rob Thomas, LeAnn Rimes, Mary J. Blige and Ozzy Osbourne to name a few.
While in the studio recording “Terrified”, a song that gained huge popularity after Didi performed it on Idol, Grammy winning producer Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, Jason Mraz) was so impressed with how dramatically her voice had improved since he last worked with her four years prior, he asked her to become his main vocal coach for his current young artists in development.
Through her extensive studies, Didi has been able to develop a wider, more powerful range and is excited to help others do the same. One of her main focuses is to teach proper technique to stop singers from damaging their vocal chords.
Didi‘s musical influences include legendary artists like The Beatles, Jimmy Ruffin, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Mazzy Star and contemporary singers such as Demi Lovato, Sara Bareilles, Sheryl Crow and Ingrid Michaelson.
Didi’s outgoing and encouraging personality ensures that each lesson is not only educational but a whole a lot of fun!
Instruments: Voice, Piano.