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The Author

Mariam Sarkissian, lyric singer and pedagogue


Thanks to a unique experience of post-traumatic self-education following a serious car accident, and having taken up the works of the great singing teachers of past centuries and their pupils describing their methods and empirical experience, the lyric singer Mariam Sarkissian has created a synthetic method of teaching vocal technique which has no known equivalent to date in the field of teaching singing and spoken and sung vocal technique: the Sarkissian Method®.

Based on Sarkissian's original concept called the Balance Triangle (Le Triangle de l'Équilibre®), inspired by the teaching of the Belcanto tradition schools (Lamperti, Everardi, Garcia), the method is intended to form or re-educate the expression tool of different singers and speakers, both amateurs and professionals.

Mariam Sarkissian's book I Think, Therefore I Sing or The Praise of Cognitive Belcanto,  including a description of her teaching method and her work with opera singers (soloists and choristers, amateurs and professionals, beginners and advanced, in career and in rehabilitation) was published in 2018 and is currently available on our website in French and in English.

Mariam Sarkissian - professeur de chant

The second, revised and expanded edition of the Sarkissian Method's book I Think, Therefore I Sing is published in November 2023.

In 2019, Mariam Sarkissian has been invited to teach singing and vocal technique at the Legion of Honor School in Saint-Denis. Her book I Think, Therefore I Sing was distributed to students in individual and group classes and served as a workbook during this year of installing their technical basis with the Sarkissian Method.

In 2020, Mariam Sarkissian created the first Virtual Cursus: an introduction to the Sarkissian Method accessible to all, where everyone can progress at his own pace, trying out and choosing the educational tools that suit him and finding individual answers and technical solutions (in French).


Mariam Sarkissian is a registered training provider (training organism number delivered by the Prefect of Île de France: 11940956194), holder of the State Singing Teacher's Diploma (Diplôme d'Etat de Professeur de Chant) and holds a diploma equivalent to the CA registered at Level I (code NSF133) of the National Directory of Professional Certifications. Mariam Sarkissian teaches singing and vocal technique to singers and speakers in individual and group lessons and consultations at the Atelier Sarkissian (Paris), in masterclasses and workshops. She trains singers, actors and singing teachers in the teaching of her method via the Opéra Off educational organisation.

In France, her consultations, lessons and masterclasses can be covered by the organizations that provide financial support for training (AFDAS for intermittent artists, FIFPL for the liberal professions, etc.)

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