Alternative Vocal Coach

Singing lessons in Berlin and Online
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I’m happy to announce that in person lessons are back again! My studios have organized all processes related to cleanliness and safety measures.

Online lessons are available as well.

4 Lessons Pack – 219€
10 Lessons Pack – 449€
Each lesson is 60 minutes long

Trial lesson – 15€

To book a trial lesson please write an email to

Do you want to learn modern singing but can’t find a teacher? You don’t need to spend hours watching YouTube tutorials without any progress. You learn singing by doing! I’m Mark Gritsenko and my lessons are based on my 15+ year career as an award-winning musician and a degree in contemporary singing. Alternative Vocal Coach is one of the leading vocal schools in Berlin and has helped an ever-growing number of students to sing better and with more confidence.

About my lessons:

✓ Rock, Pop, R&B, Indie/Alternative singing techniques
✓ For all ages and levels, from beginners to professional singers
✓ Fun and interesting classes, calm and patient teacher 🙂 Good mood guaranteed!
✓ Affordable and flexible pricing
✓ Most effective and proven exercises and techniques taught in systematic, structured method
✓ Discover innovative warm-up exercises, correct breathing, expand your range, improve your tone & pitch
✓ Central location (between S Ostkreuz and S Frankfurter Allee)

Explore the full programme of study here

Lessons are available in English and Russian

Lessons are available via Skype

Additional Services

• Vocals recording and mixing. Get a professional recording of your singing

• Guitar lessons

• Songwriting and Music production lessons (Ableton)

• Songwriting and composing services – contact me at for a quote

Ready to Rock ?
Let's talk about your voice!

Contact me via email to book your trial lesson


What my students say

“Learning singing with Mark was amazing and relaxing. During his lessons I got to know many great tips and tricks that helped to shape my voice. Very professional and he is a real nice guy. Highly recommended!” (Dartsya T.)

“I’m currently taking skype lessons with Mark, and have done so for the past 4 months. I am very pleased with my progress and I intend to stick with Mark as my singing teacher for a long time to come. I highly recommend Mark as a teacher, he is both calm, pleasant and a good teacher.” (Tobias D.)

“I took vocal jazz classes for many years and wanted to do something new to open up my musical and creative horizon. Since Mark was playing in multiple bands all over Europe he is not only able to train pop/rock vocal training but also to give comprehensive insight views of the pop/rock music business. With Mark´s help I was able to experience various ways of singing and using your voice, high quality vocal training and a whole different musical world besides jazz in a very comfortable atmosphere. Mark is not only a professional singer and songwriter with a lot of proven experience but also a very nice and warm hearted person.” (Katharina N.)

“Mark was great. He was knowledgeable, professional, and very patient. I highly recommend his lessons for anyone wanting to improve their singing voice.” (Kurt L.)

“Mark is a very calm and canny teacher. I always enjoy my lessons and I’m satisfied with my improvement. My recommendation for him as a vocal coach!” (Olga M.)

CLICK HERE for many more reviews on my Google page


My music studio is located at Wiesenweg 5, 10365 in a central area of Berlin-Friedrichshain between S Ostkreuz and S Frankfurter Allee


Mark Gritsenko is an award-winning singer-songwriter best known as a leader of a rock band Marakesh and a member of a synthwave duo Siamese Youth.

Formed in 2006 and named by Billboard as “solid and manifestly eclectic sound”, Marakesh soon appeared in the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack, reaching over 1,5 million views on YouTube. This led the band to touring all over Europe, including open air festivals and a support slot for Placebo.

Along with his band work, Mark has been successfully giving music lessons in Berlin and online via Skype.


Started graduating as a vocalist at the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Variety Arts


Started Marakesh

Released debut LP


Released an EP and several music videos followed by a 9-month long tour

Received a vocals degree


Released a second full-length LP


Released a second EP supported with a 20-dates European tour

Featured in the Grand Theft Auto IV video game soundtrack

Performed as an opening act for Placebo

Worked as a music producer for The X Factor show

Provided music for Carling, Watsons and Shake Cocktails commercials

Became an endorser for Shamray Guitars


Performed at Berliner Pilsner Music Award

Provided music to TV shows on RTL, VOX, SAT1 in Germany

Toured over 15 cities of Germany

Started a synthwave project Siamese Youth, signed to NewRetroWave Records (New York, USA)

Won remix competition of a British synthwave artist Futurecop!

Siamese Youth released debut album „Electric Dreams“ to critical acclaim in the synthwave community, with all vinyl and cassette copies sold out in the first months of the release

Siamese Youth won an award „One To Watch 2020“ from Forever Synth radio (London, UK)



Marakesh on Wikipedia

Marakesh on Bandcamp

Siamese Youth – Electric Dreams



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Lesson cancellation policy:
You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours beforehand, afterwards we unfortunately do have to fully bill you