AWADA Mariko Official Site

Jill of all trades!! by Kim Nazarian(New York Voices)

After graduating from Osaka University with a BA in Literature, Mariko worked for a one of the biggest leasing companies in Japan.

  • In 2007, she received a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
  • In 2009, she graduated at the top of the list in Professional Music Major from Berklee College of Music.
  • In 2010, Mariko won a prize “Fujitsu-Ten Award” at the 11th Kobe Jazz Vocal Queen Contest and the grand prize at the 5th Saitama Shin Toshin Jazz Vocal Contest.
  • In 2012, she released her debut CD “Marguerite” and second CD “My Lovely Way”.
  • In 2017, she released her third CD “That’s My Way”. Mariko also became a teacher at Nagoya University of Arts. (She retired from it in 2022.)

Currently she performs and teaches in her hometown of Nagoya.

You can order your own music charts and karaoke soundtracks!

Have you ever experienced that jazz sheet music does not match your range and makes it difficult to sing?


Singing in a key that suits you is very important to enjoy singing.


Usually, you write your own transposed sheet music in your own key, but some people find it difficult to do this on their own.

I can figure out your correct key and write the music for you. I can handle many jazz standard songs, and I can also handle non-jazz songs such as Beatles and Stevie Wonder. (Price depends on your order. Please feel free to contact me for more information.)


In addition to sheet music, I can also make karaoke soundtracks in your key!


Especially for the jazz standard songs, I can create a a live jazz band karaoke soundtrack for you. It must be a great help for your practice.

I can also answer other orders on a case-by-case basis. In other words, if you’re interested in trying your hand at jazz music.


I am very happy to help you enjoy your musical life. Please feel free to contact me!

Online Scat study course at Udemy

Let’s try scat singing -Jazz vocal improvisation for singers

In this program, I’d like to tell you the secrets of “scat singing”. This is for the Jazz singers, especially for the beginners.

I’m teaching many Jazz students and most of all said that they were very afraid of singing Jazz freely.!

For beginners, I think that enjoying scat singing is one of the most important elements in jazz. Also, you can find many new Jazz elements in this course. These experiences will make your skill better! Let’s get started.


This course is for beginners, so there is no lesson about modes and scales. 



The secrets of scat singing
  1. What is “scat singing”?
  2. Let’s try the “Call and response” exercise and “chord tone singing”.
  3. let’s try “the embellishment of the melody”.
  4. Let’s cover the solos by the famous Jazz players.
  5. You can sing a song with many high-quality instrumental sing-along karaoke BGM tracks!

Feel free to contact me!