Genevieve was born and raised in Singapore where her musical grounding was formed in classical piano. She is a Licentiate with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (London) and holds a Master of Art from the National University of Singapore. She is a certified graduate of New York Vocal Coaching's Teacher Training Program.
Genevieve’s calling to be a singer-songwriter was birthed after a pivotal and challenging time in her life when her father passed. She moved to New York City in 2014 and over the years, established a unique artistic identity with her blend of piano pop rock, neo mellow, indie acoustica, urban contemporary and Christian worship styles of writing and music production. She has produced and published 5 records as well as several EPs and singles. The more she created, the more she felt led to step fully into her identity as an artist who is called to minister edification, testimony and truth. Today, Genevieve conveys her art with a passionate voice on stage and in the recording studio. She also shares her joy and craft as a dedicated voice teacher and mentor to countless other singers and aspiring musicians. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.
Lindsay Mendez is currently one of the stars of the CBS drama "All Rise." She received a 2018 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award, for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in the 2018 Broadway revival of Carousel. Other Broadway credits include: Significant Other, Wicked (Elphaba, 10th Anniversary company), Godspell, Everyday Rapture, Grease. Off-Broadway/regional credits include:The Golden Apple (City Center Encores!), Dogfight (Second Stage; Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown Theatre Festival), 35mm, The Winter’s Tale (Delacorte Theater). Other Television: "Elementary," "The Helpsters," "Modern Family," "Murphy Brown," “Smash.” Debut album: This Time. Her concert work includes appearances with Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Lyrics and Lyricists, and the American Pops Orchestra. In 2012, she co-founded Actor Therapy, a training and mentorship program that she currently runs both in New York City and online, with composer Ryan Scott Oliver. She also has a private vocal studio that she runs both out of NYC, LA, and online.
Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens is a Chilean Speech-Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training. He graduated from the University of Chile in 2008.
He completed a specialty diploma in Vocology and a specialty diploma in Research Ethics in Humans at the University of Chile (2016 and 2019, respectively). Currently, he is a Ph.D. student of the Doctoral Program of Vocology at Tempere University, Finland, with Dr. Anne-Mari Laukkanen as his advisor.
Research His line of research is related to the vocal economy in Contemporary Commercial Music technique. This line of research emerges from the lack of information about how economical are the exercises currently used to train CCM singers, and the need for counting with specific training methods in order to achieve the unique vocal demands of singers in a healthy way. He has published several scientific articles on this topic and is currently working on the research project “Contribution of twang to vocal efficiency and economy in contemporary commercial music singers” at the University of Chile.
Additional Training Also, Marcelo has been certified in the voice therapy programs developed by Dr. Katherine Verdolini-Abbott (Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Therapy, and Adventures in Voice). In terms of vocal performance, Marcelo completed the Voice Teacher Training Program at the New York Vocal Coaching Studio in New York City, with Mr. Justin Stoney as his mentor. Professional Affiliations In 2017, he became an Authorized VIP Instructor (Vology in Practice). Later, from December 2019 to March 2020, he served as a board member of Vocology in Practice. Currently, Marcelo is a member of PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association) and The Voice Foundation.
Current Work In Chile, Marcelo works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile.
Additionally, he is a Clinical Professor of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile, where he supervises SLP undergraduate students in the Vocal Academy of Chile and the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile.
Marcelo is also a contributor for VocalPedagogy.com.
Carla Stickler is a New York City based actress and voice teacher. She has performed the role of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and theaters throughout the United States. She has toured both nationally and internationally throughout Canada and Asia with multiple shows.
Having grown up in her Grandmother's voice studio in the Fine Arts Building in Chicago, she was originally trained in a traditional bel canto style of singing and spent many of her early years studying classical music. She sang in a Children's Choir from an early age, and the spent her summers and senior year of high school studying musical theatre and opera at Interlochen Arts Camp and Academy. Carla trained for a year in Opera at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before undergoing surgery for a cyst on her vocal chords. This traumatic event has shaped who she has become as a singer and teacher. Shifting her focus to musical theatre and regaining the confidence to sing was a long battle that has given her the strength to be the kind of singer she is today and has inspired her teaching immensely. Having successfully made the shift to musical theatre and learning how to belt, Carla loves working with opera singers who are trying to create that Broadway sound in a healthy manner. However, her voice studio is currently comprised of students from all walks of life ranging from ages 9-65. She truly believes anyone can sing and loves guiding her students through this journey of discovering their true potential.
She holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is currently working toward her Masters in Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. She works closely with the Educational Theatre Association creating and performing in concerts with high school students from around the country to raise scholarships for students in theatre. She attends the International Thespian Festival every summer to teach workshops in musical theatre and judge musical theatre competitions. She is honored to have participated in the New York Vocal Coaching 40-hour Teacher Training last spring. Justin Stoney has blown her away with his knowledge of the human voice and changed her own views on how we should train singers to sing.
Nicolás Hormazábal is a singer, singing voice researcher, and above all, a teacher, student and lover of vocal pedagogy. For years, he has specialized in vocal distortions and extreme voices. This has led him to gain international recognition by being accepted into different congresses and entities such as PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association), The Voice Foundation, and more:
Founding member and Vice President (2021) of APROCAN Chile
Founding member of PAVA Chile
Vocals/Screams in Nous (Chile)
Abby Payne is a Brooklyn based musician and teacher. She has been performing and teaching in New York City for more than a decade, having released four albums of her original music (and currently at work on the fifth). She has performed at venues like Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, and Joe's Pub, and has written and performed a full length musical ("The Gunfighter Meets His Match"), which continues to grow and evolve.
Payne received a Bachelor of Music from SUNY Purchase, where she majored in Jazz Studies. She has been teaching private voice and piano lessons since then. She is also on the faculty of Church Street School for Music and Art, where she directs both the Southbridge Seniors Chorus and the Battery Park City Adult Chorus.
Adriana is a voice teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico who enjoys sharing the magic of music with her students. She has lived throughout Europe, and speaks fluent Spanish.
Adriana has been studying music since she was a child, and started with piano before moving onto voice. She is a classically trained singer, although she enjoys singing other genres as well, such as jazz and R&B. She teaches all genres from contemporary to classical.
Adriana is a kind and compassionate person who is passionate about voice, and she feels that it is her purpose to share that with others.
Aliki Katriou is a Greek-New Zealand singing teacher based in London, UK. She specializes in teaching all types of vocal distortion (rasp, grit, death growl, screams, vocal fry, false cord etc.), with an emphasis on rock & metal genres.
Born and raised in Greece, Aliki worked extensively with voice during her eleven years in an experimental theatre lab. She started classical singing at the age of sixteen and then branched into other vocal techniques after graduating from the London Film Academy. With experience in directing, acting, audition preparation, songwriting and recording, Aliki focuses not only on voice but also on artistic presentation.
Aliki offers in person and Skype lessons through her website and via Rocky Music Studio.
She sings for the band Eight Lives Down.
Amy has enjoyed a varied performance career in Musical Theatre since graduating from The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2006. She has been seen across the country on the first national tour of The Bridges of Madison County (music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Bartlett Sher). In addition to both regional and local appearances in musicals, Amy is a favorite singer of many NYC composers, known for her wide vocal range and advanced musicianship. Amy has performed in countless presentations, labs, workshops and concerts and recorded dozens of professional demos for students and graduates of the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writers Program and the BMI Workshop. Recently, Amy was featured on the demo recording of the in-progress musical The Magnificent Seven about the 1996 Olympic women's gymnastics team, written by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald. Amy has been seen onstage in NYC at nearly every cabaret venue, including 54 Below, Ars Nova and Joe's Pub. Amy is currently working on a yet-to-be-disclosed TV project as a series creator, writer and star.
As a direct result of her completion of the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Course, Amy has now joined the Vocal Tech staff at Musical Theater College Auditions (mtcollegeauditions.com), where she will coach and guide high school juniors and seniors as they prepare to audition for the country's best musical theatre programs and follow their dreams. More info and media at amy-linden.com.
A New York City based actress, Amy Londyn began performing at the age of three. Since moving to NYC in 2010 she has performed in Manhattan and Brooklyn, produced her own shows and worked in theatre, television and film. She continues to study her craft in classes and private lessons. She is also works as a private Voice Teacher after being a certified thanks to New York Vocal Coaching and the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program.
André is a vocal coach based out of Eastern North Carolina! He has been a singer his whole life. Whether he was at church leading worship, at school singing in chamber choir or just at home doing everyday things, you could always catch him singing! André had plenty of experience with performance and using his voice but teaching voice was a space of music he had never walked into. Fortunately, he had the amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a teacher under the leadership of Justin Stoney at NYVC! It has truly pushed André to move forward with sharing the gift of music with others and now he has people seeking his help to build their vocal skills!
Andy King is a voice teacher, actor, and music director from New York City. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with his Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance and earned his Master's of Music in Music Theatre at The Boston Conservatory.
Andy has been teaching voice for eight years, from the Midwest to the East Coast. Before moving to Boston he was on the adjunct faculty at Iowa Western Community College. In addition to being a private voice instructor at the college, he also created, implemented, and taught a music theatre techniques class. He is currently a private voice teacher in New York City.
As a music director, Andy has played for and conducted Urinetown with the Secret Theater, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson with 5th Floor Productions and two productions of the new musical Kingdom Come.
Andy has also been active as a professional actor. He spent the last year in the cast of the Camelot National Tour. Other favorite roles include Austin (I Love You Because), Cinderella's Prince (Into The Woods), and Curly (Oklahoma!).
Andy has extensively studied vocal pedagogy with Justin Stoney and has completed certification of Voice Teacher Training at New York Vocal Coaching as well as studied voice with Kevin Wilson at The Boston Conservatory.
Brendan Houdek (M.A., CCC-SLP) is a senior instructor at New York Speech Coaching. He specializes in effective business communication, executive presence, and vocal production. His teaching emphasizes control over one’s speaking abilities to be utilized as they see fit in any speaking situation. His training covers not only the physiological aspects of speech production, but also presentational performance and psychological perspective work.
Brendan’s clientele consists of individuals and groups from Google, Disney, Forbes, Nasdaq, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Capital One, MetLife, and McGraw-Hill. Brendan’s private clients include C-suite executives, politicians, doctors, dentists, accountants, lawyers, journalists, law enforcement officials, architects, TV executives, actors, musicians, art curators, literary agents, engineers, psychologists, software developers, and more.
In addition to his work as a speech coach, Brendan is a NYS-licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, specializing in voice and fluency disorders. He is the head of New York Speech Pathology. His in-depth understanding of vocal anatomy and physiology assists his coaching by enabling him to provide speakers with healthy and efficient vocal technique.
Brendan also is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and voice impressionist, hosting the show Voice Breakdown on YouTube. These skills further enable him to have deep insights into the voice and performance.
Brian Lin has undergone extensive training with certifications in the Speech Level Singing (SLS)* and New York Vocal Coaching (NYVC)** techniques. He is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
An avid lover of music, Brian graduated top 10% of his class from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
Most notable mentors include:
Seth Riggs former teacher of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and James Ingram
Aaron Hagan teacher of Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Ray Dalton
Richard Fredricks former principal baritone of Metropolitan Opera
Justin Stoney founder of New York Vocal Coaching
Greg Enriquez former Master Instructor at Speech Level Singing
Lorna Emata Goodwin Level 5 Instructor at Speech Level Singing
Brian's teaching style focuses heavily on the intersection of vocal science and artistry. He is also bilingual in Chinese and English and teaches in both languages. Most recently, he helped Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) prepare his voice before the Backstreet Boys Vegas Tour.
*The SLS technique is one of the most famous singing techniques worldwide and has been studied by over 120 Grammy Award winners under the tutelage of founder Seth Riggs. Brian was a certified instructor of SLS for four years, from 2009 to 2013.
**The NYVC technique is studied by a wide range of professional singers ranging from Broadway actors to Metropolitan Opera soloists, and has combined the best tools and techniques from Bel Canto, SLS, and Complete Vocal Technique (CVT) techniques.
Camilla DeFaria currently makes her home in Boca Raton, FL with her husband Rafael DeFaria. Originally from Brazil, she has been a singer/performer from the age of 6 and has been trained vocally by some of the best teachers in her area. It was her passion for music, only matched by her desire to use it to impact lives, that led her to pursue the area of Worship Leading.
She is a Christ For The Nations Alumni and also had the opportunity to join as a Staff Worship Leader at one of the most creative churches in America, Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX. While at Christ For The Nations she had the opportunity to engage in Voice Teaching, attending the needs of several students from the Institute. At Fellowship Church her skills as a vocalist and performer were shaped to excellence and her style ranges from Contemporary, to Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz and Musical Theatre.
Before opening a studio in Florida, Radical Coaching Studios, Camilla DeFaria trained as a voice teacher under Justin Stoney and completed the New York Vocal Coaching 40-hour Teacher Training.
At the studio, which she founded alongside her husband, they coach a variety of styles. By offering individual and group lessons, both local and long distance via Skype, in English and Portuguese, they reach students of all ages, levels, backgrounds and nationalities. They train worship teams from different churches, providing voice lessons and workshops. They also work with studios assisting recording artists preparing them for studio sessions.
The New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training was pivotal in this new season of teaching and coaching. Justin Stoney is an amazing teacher, coach and person, and the impact can be seen throughout the work Camilla is performing. As now great passion and strong technique work hand-in-hand in helping students intentionally improve how they sound.
Canan Uzerli is an enthusiastic professional singer and singing teacher located in Hamburg (Germany).
She gained her Diploma in 2008 at the Hamburg School of Music as a professional singer and singing pedagogue for Pop/Jazz.
Following this period of initial education she continued her studies at the Conservatoire for Turkish Music in Berlin specialising in Turkish Singing and also giving lessons there in the field of singing technique herself.
In the context of her further professional development she attended various courses at the ‘Bund Deutscher Gesangspädagogen’ (=/ ‘Federation of German Singing Pedagogues’) with a focus on ‘Improvement Work for Beginners’ and ‘Anti Aging for the Voice®’. In ‘Soulvoice® Workshops’ and working as an assistant in these Canan Uzerli then became familiar with new forms of vocal expressions.
Since 2008 she has been teaching at Music Schools as well as in her own vocal Studio ‘Raum für Gesang’ (=/ ‘Room for Singing’) in Hamburg, while at the same time participating in a number of music projects of different genre like, Jazz, Pop, Bossa Nova and Worldmusic.
With her own project ‘Içten Gelen Ses – The Voice from Within’ she has been giving Concerts in several German Cities and published her Mini-Album. Her new Album will come out in the autumn of this year.
Canan Uzerli has now completed the ‘Voice Teacher Training’ with Justin Stoney (New York) to extend and deepen her knowledge and teaching competences. The intention was also to be updated with the latest scientific and pedagogical standards in her field.
Carrisa Sukboriboon is a vocal teacher, singer/songwriter and actor based in Portland, OR. Carrisa is originally from St. Louis, MO. She has traveled around the US teaching theatre to elementary school children. Carrisa is currently a teaching artist with Kaiser Permanent's Educational Theater Program in collaboration with Oregon Children's Theatre.
Cassie Okenka, originally from Ohio, is a actress and voice teacher currently based in New York City. She has always had music in her life, being involved in the Toledo Opera Youth Chorale and Ohio Music Education Association throughout her childhood. Having played clarinet in the past, her love for music has ascended into adulthood. She became a young actor performing in plays and musicals across Ohio and Michigan.
She has a Bachelor's of Music in Music Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University-Conservatory of Music, furthering her education with the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Training Certification. She has been in the Broadway productions of Bonnie And Clyde, along with being part of the Original Cast of The School of Rock. Across the United States, she was seen in The Royal Shakespeare's Company The Wizard of Oz and The First National Tour of Wicked.
In Cassie's vocal studio, she loves giving a positive influence to encourage new and professional singers the confidence and the tools needed to succeed. She holds her student to a high standard while still letting them explore their true selves and the music.
Catherine Vega Codd Is a speech and language therapist, based in the north of Chile, currently working on a specialty in Vocology. Catherine started singing naturally at a young age. She considers herself a ballad/R&B singer and plays some musical instruments, mostly guitar, to accompany herself. Catherine has studied voice with private singing teachers for a few years. She’s performed in bars and has participated in a few music projects in different genres such as Hip Hop, Soul, Rock, Pop and R&B. Catherine Vega Codd trained as a voice teacher under Justin Stoney and completed the New York Vocal Coaching 40-hour Teacher Training.
Cauê Ferreira is one of the most requested vocal coaches of the Brazilian music industry.
He prepares the greatest artists of the musical industry, besides attending several renowned actors and the biggest digital influencers of the country.
With clients spread throughout Brazil and around the world, he does an average of 250 monthly coaching sessions (in person and online), in addition to preparations in the studio, in shows, lectures and workshops.
He has unique techniques that he has developed with his daily practice and that has been giving incredible results.
O Cauê Ferreira é um dos preparadores vocais mais requisitados da industria fonográfica brasileira. Ele é o mais popular entre os artistas mais populares. Trabalha com grandes nomes do Mainstream. Além de atender diversos atores renomados e os maiores influenciadores digitais do país.
Com clientes espalhados pelo Brasil e pelo mundo, faz em média 250 atendimentos mensais (presencias e online), além de preparações em estìdio, em shows, palestras e workshops.
Ele tem técnicas exclusivas que vem desenvolvendo com sua pratica diária e que vem dando resultados incríveis.
I am singer teacher with over 10 years private teaching experience, helping students from complete beginners develop into competent vocalists.
I trained with New York Vocal Coaching, Laine Theatre Arts gaining Teaching Associates in ISTDA, Diploma in Musical Theatre. I have also worked extensively as a professional musician, working on board Cruise ships P&O and NCL. I draw on both my academic learning, as well as my time performing, to provide singing lessons that really enhance a students singing ability through sharing technical exercises that will train the voice comprehensively.
I pride myself on being a friendly, patient teacher who is able to help students of all ages to develop their vocal strength, tone and singing confidence.
Cheryl Tan is a voice teacher, vocalist and professional actor currently working in Singapore and Malaysia.
At the time of writing she is playing the lead in landmark Singaporean musical Beauty World, and will be directing her first musical in Kuala Lumpur at the end of 2015. Next year she will direct a mini-musical anthology and co-write a new original musical as well as perform and teach.
Cheryl began dabbling in voice teaching at 14, forming a choir from her friends in school. She taught choirs through her university life and coached college productions of Sweeney Todd, Sunday In The Park With George and Into The Woods as well as her senior recital, The Old Maid And The Thief.
At home she has taught privately and in special workshops for private and international schools. In the two months since completing NYVC’s teacher-training she has acquired 10 new students and begun her teaching studio, Voice KL. Former and current students have starred in musicals locally.
Chris is a professional singer and singing teacher based near London. He graduated from the GSA Conservatoire with a BA (Hons) Degree in Performance. His professional credits include numerous shows in London’s West End, and international tours.
Chris has a great knowledge of many vocal techniques/pedagogies including Speech Level Singing, CVT, and the work of Jo Estill. His passion for singing has lead him to working with the best singing teachers from all over the world.
He completed the Level 2 Estill Course at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
He then went to Italy to attend various masterclasses and work with Brett Manning. Once familiar with Brett’s work, Chris taught a vocal masterclass in Norway with Jason Catron, who is a Master Associate of Brett Manning.
Chris had a breakthrough when he began working with Justin Stoney. Chris found himself singing, and teaching better than ever. He was passionate about furthering his own knowledge, so he then completed the Voice Teacher Training Course.
Chris had the pleasure of writing some of the Daily Vocal Tips for New York Vocal Coaching. He is also delighted to be teaching alongside New York Vocal Coaching’s Julie Reumert, for a week vocal masterclass in Copenhagen.
Chris’s currently teaches singing to students of all levels from beginners to West End Professionals.
Clara Gálvez is a Speech Therapist graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is also Master in Pathology of the voice and Professional voice from the Universidad de Alcala de Henares (ICH), Madrid.
She works in clinic with Roxana Coll Barragán recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise and her excellent work in the rehabilitation of voice pathologies. They work with all kind of voice disorders with adults and kids, professional voices, speech and feminization of transgender people.
In order to further deepen her expertise as a voice specialist, she's getting individual singing classes by Fernando García Escudero. Fernando has taught singing with a physiological technique (proprioceptive) in order to deepen her knowledge of the voice through singing.
She followed the 10 hours course with Justin with the objective to enlarge her professional knowledge on voice techniques.
Conrad believes that everyone can sing and his motto is "Give a note a home". Once an individual is presented with the skills to produce a manageable sound, it then has a home. This is why he welcomes teaching anyone from beginners to professionals and recording artists; which covers all styles of singing such as Pop, Rock, Gospel, and Classical.
Conrad Gayle, born in South London, is a vocal coach with over 24 years of experience. Based in the West Midlands, Conrad Gayle works as a vocal coach and choir director, as well as training individuals and groups all over the country. Mr Gayle passed with distinction, his Certificate in Singing at New College Nottingham in 1996.
His passion for teaching the art of singing developed, which led him to continue his studies in education, completing a teacher training course the following year and immediately securing part-time employment at the same college. Conrad gained extensive professional experience in tutoring and in lecturing singing classes with an attendance size of 30 individuals with a retention rate of students which had never been seconded within the music department. All this took place while completing his professional studies with the Institute of Legal Executives at Nottingham Trent University
Conrad has an extensive background in a vast array of vocal technique. His passion and understanding has allowed him to sing with and train a number of groups, choirs and individuals from around the country and has his sights set on sharing this workable technique across the Atlantic.
This sort after, personable, organised and focussed individual currently coaches two Choirs, sings professionally with his own group, tutors for Aston Performing Arts Academy, holds bespoke master classes all over the country and intensive vocal classes with planned sessions and holds private sessions for a number of individuals per week. As well as nurturing his 3 Children along with his wife Sarah Gayle, who is also a singer.
Unlike other vocal coaches and voice technicians in England, Conrad has written a choir vocal trainer course for inexperienced contemporary choir leaders and assistants on how to develop voices in their membership. This is a 12 week curriculum which he has delivered to Worksop Community Choir leaders, which will soon be rolled out to other church and community choirs across England.
On a visit to New York USA, Conrad came into contact with the worldwide renown vocal coach, Justin Stoney, which led him to enroll on the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training and Certification Program. This catapulted him into teaching and singing to a much higher level and his vocal pedagogy skills.
Without a doubt, everyone that has come in contact with Conrad’s tutoring has experienced great positive change with their vocals and increased confidence in a short space of time.
Damaris Lopez-Canales is a New York native. She has been singing and performing since the age of 6 starting in her local Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx and then moved to Miami to continue her studies.
She has trained at HB Studios in NYC for Musical Theater and graduated from Fiorello LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in New York with a vocal performance degree. Damaris also attended the University of Miami School of Music, Musical Theater program. She has been coaching voice since 2001 and is the artistic director for Miami Children's Theater in South Florida since 2004. She has directed over 50 musicals to date. Some of these credits include In the Heights, Little Shop of Horrors,Les Miserables,Aida,Anything Goes, Jekyll and Hyde,Shrek and many more. Her extensive training was based on 10 years of classical,musical theater, pop, R&B and other techniques of singing. As well as acting for the stage and dance. Damaris has performed in several regional theaters and venues throughout South Florida,Arizona,Texas and New York. Some of her performance credits include, Hunchback of Notre Dame,Little Shop Of Horrors, Funny Girl,Evita, Sound of Music and many more. She is the voice instructor and guest teacher at both South Miami Elementary and South Miami Middle School Magnet programs in South Florida for over 10 years. She continues to sing at her local church as a vocalist and choir director. She has completed her 50 hour Voice Teacher Training at New York Vocal Coaching with Justin Stoney and is thrilled to be certified for doing what she loves. Thank you!
Daniela Guirola is passionate about the power of music. She is a NYC based singer-songwriter, originally from Guatemala. She loves to connect with her audience with refreshing music with positive messages. Fusing several styles, from pop, reggae, latin, jazz and folk music.
In Guatemala, Daniela has been featured in several TV talk shows and her music is currently sounding in several national radios.
Since she was small, Daniela was passionate about music and singing, studying with various renowned music teachers in Guatemala, and doing her musical training in vocal performance at Nyack College in NYC. She has sing in various venues, including Lincoln Center with the Nyack Jazz Ensemble.
Daniela firmly believes in the power music has to heal and cheer people´s spirit, body and soul. She is currently working on her musical project “Manguito”, in which she wants to deliver innovative, refreshing, and good lyrics to her audience; Music that will enrich people’s lives and journeys.
Music is the universal language of the soul, and Daniela´s mission is to unite people with every/any background or story into loving each other through music. To deepen her knowledge as a teacher and as a singer, Daniela studied with Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching, were she did the 40 hour teacher training & certification. A course that has created a new momentum in her music career as a teacher and as a singer; and has given her the confidence, inspiration and enthusiasm on building a high level music academy in her hometown, Guatemala.
THE SINGER DANIELA PUSCEDDU…
Whether backstage or on stage when you meet her for the first time you will experience an authentic, down to earth and adorable singer, that has completely dedicated life to her one and only true obsession: MUSIC! She is a native born italian, currently based in Germany. Blessed with a huge natural talent and a big portion of ambition, she refined her vocal gift and developed as an exceptional professional singer. For more than 17 years Daniela has captivated audiences Europe wide in her own special way. The rise in her career brought her to many top stages, the biggest concert halls and arenas and the most renowned cultural events around the world, where she had the privilage to share the stage with some of the music industry´s top artists.
FROM A SINGER'S DREAM TO A SINGING CAREER…
Daniela grew up in a very musical family where even as a small child she displayed a major interest in music. Her grandfather played the guitar and her uncle played multiple instruments and was a voice teacher, professional pianist and singer all over Europe. Influenced by so much musicality she began singing at the tender age of 5 years old in the homeland of the “Belcanto” (Italy) under her uncle´s tutelage. From this moment on, all she wanted is to become a singer. Her multifacetided voice makes it possible for her to sing many different styles, but Soul, R&B, Jazz and Gospel make her heart beat faster.
ENTERS SUCCESSFULLY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY…
As the winner of a talent contest, sponsered by one of the biggest radio stations in Germany, she performed at an open air event with an audience of 20.000 people, where she shared the stage with many of the top music artists from Europe. Daniela was recognized more and more in the public eye and in a short period of time a lot of professionals in the music industry wanted to work with her.
LIFE IN THE SPOT LIGHT…
And so the talented singer started touring in England, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and in the USA. Along with her numourous performances as a solo singer singing; Soul, R&B, Jazz, Pop and Gospel she also toured as a background singer for several major artists. As a background singer she had the honor to appear on many premier live television shows throughout Germany and Italy. She was also a part of the “Soul of MTV-Tour” and Support-Act for the “The Tiger” Tom Jones, the US-Band City High and the soul artist Bilal. Even though she had a lot of engagements as a background singer she never forgot about her own music career. She celebrated her next success as an Opening-Act at a huge concert where many of the european top ten billboard chart leaders performed.
AS A STUDIO SINGER…
Thanks to Daniela´s diverse vocal abilities she also made her impact as a studio singer. She masterfully used her talent to record radio-jingles, corporate songs, diverse cd projects and song-productions. For example, her voice was heard during the closing credits of the popular MTV-Show “Date My Mom”.
HIGHLIGHTS WITH BANDS AND ORCHESTRAS…
As a lead vocalist of different band formations she performed at the world famous Vienna Opera Ball and a vast number of other top-quality gala and ball events Europe wide and shared the stage with showacts such as; Gloria Gaynor, Kim Wilde, Boney M., Andrea Bocelli, The Supremes, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, The Weather Girls, Bryan Adams and many more.
Daniela achieved everything that she ever dreamed of as a little girl. She has become a professional singer and that still today, is like heaven on earth for her.
From the beginning of her professional singing career Daniela was always fascinated with the voice as an instrument and never left a chance behind to grow as a singer and consistantly polish up her own techniques in breathing, vocals and physical training. Many years of experience as a professional singer, joyfully dealing with lots of individual human beings and many requests have inspired Daniela to teach her craft to other devoted singers and share her passion for music and fascination of the voice with others around the world.
THE NEXT STAGE IN DANIELA´S LIFE…
Along with working on new recordings and show concepts for her live performances, spreading the gift of music has become one of her most important missions. So in 2017, she graduated and became a certified voice teacher from the private educational company New York Vocal Coaching, trained by the Founder and President Justin Stoney himself. That´s another milestone added in her resume and she is overjoyed to hold the NYVC Voice Teacher Training dipolma in her hands and is thankful for the oppurtunity given to her.
She is currently in the process of opening the doors to her own voice studio for singers, ranging from beginner to professional levels.
Danielle is a singer and voice teacher currently residing in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She first started singing and playing piano at the age of 6.
In her high school years, Danielle accompanied her choir in high school concerts and played piano for her church. She sang in a traveling choir as both a member and soloist, which gave her the opportunity to sing in many cities throughout the world. She has performed in notable venues throughout Europe (Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic), and the East Coast (New Jersey, New York). Danielle has received multiple awards and honors in recognition of her talents. Among other achievements, she was one of only 11 students in New Jersey chosen in the All State Rising Stars Competition, and earned a level 5 distinction from the Royal College Board of Music.
After High School, Danielle went on with a scholarship grant to the Hartt School of Music where she received a B.M. in Vocal Performance and a minor in Italian studies. Throughout college, Danielle studied from renowned voice teachers including seasoned performers of the Metropolitan opera and New York City Opera.
At the Hartt School of Music, Danielle performed in an array of lead and supporting operatic roles which included works by Mozart, Ravel, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Engelbert Humperdink. She also performed with The Boston Longwood opera and had the opportunity to study voice in Northern Italy through the Manhatten School of Music. While in Italy, Danielle undertook an intensive course of study in Italian operatic performance where she refined her musical style, presentation, diction, and her Italian conversation skills.
After College Danielle decided to pursue her love of teaching and completed New York Vocal Coaching's 50-hour Voice Teacher Training Program under the guidance of Justin Stoney.
With the help of New York Vocal Coaching Danielle has learned and is committed to helping her students consolidate ideas about vocal technique, and break down vocal barriers in a supportive and engaging environment. Danielle is also currently a voice student of Justin.
Daniel Orama is the Founder/Vocal Instructor of THE SCHOOL OF SINGING located in Nassau County Long Island, and New York City. He specializes in training voices for professional performance in Musical Theatre, Commercial Contemporary Music, Classical, Jazz, Audition Preparation, etc. Daniel has brought his students to the stage on Broadway, Off Broadway, and Regional Theatres. His students are accepted to prestigious music colleges with healthy scholarships. Daniel holds a B.A. with Empire State College and has studied at The New England Conservatory. Daniel has studied with numerous voice professionals throughout the United States, his most recent training is with Justin Stoney at New York Vocal Coaching's voice teacher training program.
Daniel is a highly sought after industry professional in voice instruction, especially in the art of breathing. He is an accomplished vocalist, performer, composer, People of Godspell Producer, produced and directed Esther the Musical. Currently, Daniel is producing his musical rendition of “A Christmas Carol” and writing another new musical debut release 2016. He is the founder of The School of Singing and Orama Theatrical Enterprises. Daniel’s first musical based upon a Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, will have it's NYC debut December 4, 2015 at The Davenport Theatre. For more information on Daniel’s expertise visit www.theschoolofsinging.com.
Darren Williams’ first stage appearances were at the tender age of seven, winning several medals for singing at The Sydney Opera House. To date, his many accolades include AUSTRALIAN VARIETY ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR and BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMER from the MO AWARDS, as well as BEST MALE VOCALIST from the ACE (Australian Club Entertainment) AWARDS.
Darren’s extensive performing career and extraordinary five-octave vocal range have enabled him tackle various musical genres, from pop through to opera. He travels the globe performing his “pOperatic” show for an array of corporate clients and regularly appears as a headline act for the world’s most luxurious cruise lines. Establishing himself as one of the most loved performers on the US Concert and Cabaret scene, Darren has received rave reviews from publications such as the NEW YORK POST and has performed his own shows in venues as diverse as the IRIDIUM Jazz Club and Metropolitan Room in New York City, to an array of Performing Arts Centers and Country Clubs throughout The US and Australia.
Although raised on Rock n’ Roll in a family of professional singers, Darren is equally at home singing the classics. He played the role of leading man in the Australian Production of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Musical, A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING and also appeared in Gordon Frost’s International Production of SOUTH PACIFIC.
With his ability to sing in several different languages, Darren was chosen to sing in German as a featured artist at The Cologne Philharmonics Concert Hall, backed by the 100 piece Beijing Symphony Orchestra and an 80 piece choir.
Having completed his studies with Justin Stoney at New York Vocal Coaching, Darren is also a certified voice teacher and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of vocal technique and performance skills with newcomers and pros alike.
Darren is a dual citizen of Australia and The United States Of America, and is a member also a member of Actor’s Equity in both countries.
David McCall is a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. David has become one of the leading instructors of Contemporary Voice in New York City, with clients ranging from Broadway singers (Billy Elliot, Matilda), Classical and sacred music singers, to cantors in New York City Synagogues, to Professional Rock and Pop artists, some of which have toured and been signed to record contracts, appeared on shows like The Voice and American Idol, and performed at venues such as SXSW. Additionally, David has taught as a Master Teacher of Contemporary Voice for the NYSTA Comparative Vocal Pedagogy series.
David holds a BA in Music: Vocal Performance from Murray State University, where he studied classical vocal technique with veterans of the Operatic and Broadway stage. He also completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program in New York City.
David is a CoDirector of New York Acting Coaching which seeks to help actors all around the world to find individual, creative solutions in an ever changing business. David is a member of Actors Equity, having performed in New York (LaMama; American Globe Theatre; Fringe) and regionally (Barter Theater, Jackson Theatre Guild). His directing credits include contemporary theatre for young audiences (Miss Nelson is Missing, Barter Theatre; Billy, Goat, and Gruff: The Musical, Savannah Stage Co) as well as classic works (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Scarlet Letter, Julius Caesar, Savannah Stage Co.). He has collaborated as a music director and composer on new musical theatre works that have toured across the US (A Year with Frog and Toad; All I Want for Christmas; I Can Be Anything: The Musical). As a writer and producer, he’s worked with many leading Broadway stars on popular new works that have been featured in NYC and as a part of popular web series and viral videos. David is also a founding member of The Nerve Project Theatre Company, which, as its name suggests, values ‘nerve’ and imagination in storytelling.
David’s students at New York Vocal Coaching are singers of all levels (from beginner to professional) and all styles (from classical to pop/rock/R&B). He firmly believes singing is the right and joy of anyone who chooses to do it and he whole-heartedly commits to helping each student free, discover, and cherish his or her individual voice.
For even more insight on David’s teaching style and philosophy, you can read some of his articles on singing for New York Vocal Coaching’s Vocal Articles.
Delaney is a speech-language pathologist based in Buffalo, NY, with a special interest in voice. She took the 40-hour training course to enhance her understanding of vocal pedagogy, and to apply this knowledge while working with singers and other voice professionals.
She completed her bachelor and master of science degrees at SUNY Fredonia, where she initially majored in music as an oboist. She is a singer-songwriter, and has a few studio writing/publishing credits to her name. She co-wrote and performed all vocals on "If You Would" (Spinnin' Records), which reached #1 on the Beatport charts in 2011. It was later released by world renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold on his compilation disc “We Are Planet Perfecto, Vol. 2”.
In addition to the NYVC Teacher Training Course, Delaney has pursued voice certifications and continuing education over the last few years. She has completed training in Myofascial Release for voice and swallowing disorders, and is a provider of SPEAK OUT!, a program designed to preserve the voices of individuals with Parkinson's disease.
Delaney owes a debt of gratitude to Justin and his teachings. He was able to masterfully combine voice science and vocal artistry, which has helped tremendously in her own vocal journey and voice therapy practice.
Originally from South Florida, “rich voiced” mezzo-soprano Desiree Maira has enjoyed an active singing and teaching career along the east coast since 2009. Recent performance highlights include covering Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County (Media Theatre) and being a featured soloist in the Duke Ellington Sacred Concert (DuPont Clifford Jazz Festival) in Wilmington, Delaware.
Desiree serves as musical theatre faculty at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Rowan University and works as a mentor with ArtSmart: an organization that provides free voice lessons to underserved communities. She also has a private studio in Philadelphia, where she currently lives. She holds a master’s degree is in opera performance from The Boston Conservatory and a bachelor’s in vocal performance from Stetson University.
Desiree is thrilled to have completed the 40-hour training with Justin at New York Vocal Coaching and plans to return for the 10-hour intensive next year. The NYVC teacher training was the most rewarding educational experience she has participated in to date and will forever positively inform her teaching for the entirety of her music career.
Education: 2010-2015 Russian Academy of Music named after Gnesins Department: musical art in contemporary singing. Theme of the final work: “Articulatory exercises in the professional preparation of variety performers: a comparison of American and Russian traditions.” Specialty: pop-jazz singer.
September 1, 2015 enlisted in the postgraduate course of the Russian Academy of Music named after Gnesins, for 1 year full-time education.
Specialty 13. 00. 02 - Theory and methodology of teaching.
The supervisor of studies is professor, candidate of pedagogical sciences Olga Leonidovna Berak.
The theme of the dissertation research: “Formation of articulatory technique of the pop singer”. 7/04/2016. Participation in the V international conference “Philosophy and Art”. Theme of the report: “Anthroposophy of M. Chekhov and her place in Russian culture”. 04/04/2016. Participation in the IX Russian Scientific Conference “Studies of Young Musicologists.” The theme of the report “Relax Kids - program is the peaceful future of our children”. 12/15/2016. Participation in the scientific and practical conference “The Borders of Culture: Actual Problems of History and Modernity”. Topic: “Innovations in vocal pedagogy”. 12/04/2017. Participation in the 10th Russian Scientific Conference “Studies of Young Musicologists”. The theme of the report is “The Kristine Linklater School turned the world over”. Member of the club for improving communication skills “The Art of Speech.” A.E. Epstein.
Personal achievements during his studies: Concert activity during the whole period of study, touring abroad in various bands (Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Italy, USA, France, Switzerland).
Increase of professional skills (summer course) Tech music school (London, 2011) Assistant in Jazz Festival, Montreux, 2012. Performing on the radio Scorpio, Belgium 2015.
Teaching Activities: Started from 2015. Teacher of the author's course in RAM named after Gnesins Vocal Breathing and Vocal Techniques" at the pop-jazz department.
07/23/2016. resident of the festival of electronic music Alfa Future People.
November 25-27, 2016. Training in the Estill Voice Training method. Certificate I level of EVT. Teacher Alejandro Saorin Martinez.
12/25/2016. Diploma of professional education at the course ”Leading on radio and TV.“ Head of the course Konstantin Mikhailov. Chairman of the Commission Xenia Strizh.
February 2017 - training on the "Voice", the author's course of Vadim Kurilov. March-April 2017 - training at the Center for Improvisation and Art Music Inside, in the direction of “Performance”.
March-May 2017 - training program Logic Pro X - professional creation of music, processing and mixing of sound. May 2017 - invited expert in the musical TV show of the first channel “Winner”.
10-11.06.2017. Training in Estill Voice Training. Certificate of the II level EVT (Estill Voice Training). July-August 2017 took a 10 hours course in Voice Teacher Training in New York Vocal Coaching Inc. Instructor Justin Stoney.
August 2017 was trained at the Kistine Linklater School in New York City. Tamala Bakkensen. Spoken languages - English (TOEFL certificate 2013), Italian and French (A2 and B2 levels).
Dorothy Savage is a vocalist and Equity actress currently residing in her home town of Fairhope, Al. After completing her Bachelors in Vocal Performance, Dorothy went on to continue work on her craft in New York in acting and voice with private study.
Dorothy has performed in regional theaters along the East Coast as well as in the South with some of her favorite rolls being Nellie in South Pacific, Shelby in Steel Magnolias and Mayzie in Seussical.
Dorothy has had the opportunity to work in not only the theatre medium but also has done work in independent film and TV.
Dorothy has recorded and released two contemporary Christian albums and has had the opportunity to tour and perform for audiences throughout the south, in Ohio, and also Baltimore. Dorothy's song ‘Finder of the Lost’ from her album Glorious Mess, received national radio play and recognition with the nations largest most recognized inspirational stations, K-Love.
After taking time to begin her most important accomplishment yet by having her two children Honor Blue and Ever Brave, Dorothy is finding perhaps her greatest professional satisfaction yet in bringing the techniques and approaches she has learned through years of study and most notably with Justin Stoney and the staff at New York Vocal Coaching to eager students locally.
Dorothy has found a new passion for bringing her experiences and techniques from her New York study to the local person who has the same hunger to grow and improve as a performer be it for personal reasons or professional. I have been so blessed to learn and study my craft and perform in wonderful places around the country. To be able to bring those experiences and techniques back to my home town is pure joy.
Douglas Charles, a native of Connecticut, has been served as worship leader for over 10 years. Douglas' has been inspired first by gospel music through his father. From singing in the church choir, gospel quartet group and praise team into being founder and president of a new organization called “Singers Connected” an organization for singers to join and become professionally trained background vocalists to service musical is artists, events and more. Douglas will continue to walk in the footsteps of gospel music creating a legacy for his family and those who believe in their dreams.
Emile Rocha is a Brazilian speech therapist and vocal coach for renowned Brazilian singers, including some vocal athletes from the carnival in Bahia. She holds a B.S. (2005) in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of Bahia (Uneb) and a Master's (2015) in Health, Environment and Work from the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil. She is a Voice Specialist and board certified by the Brazilian Federal Council of Speech Therapy (2006) and holds a Certificate (2008) in Vocology from the University of Iowa and The National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, Colorado. As a clinical speech pathologist, Emile teaches numerous university courses at the Metropolitan Union for Education and Culture (Unime) in Lauro de Freitas, Bahia, and is a clinical professor at the State University of Bahia (Uneb). Out of the academia, she acts as a consultant and provides professional voice counseling services to several patients.
Emily has been coaching performers throughout the country for over 12 years. In addition to her years of voice training, she has also completed the 40-hour Voice Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher Training with New York Vocal Coaching. This course presented Emily with the opportunity to venture even farther down the path to becoming not just a better teacher, but a better vocal technician, through the tutelage of world-renowned vocal teacher Justin Stoney. She continues to travel the world, attending classes, webinars, and conferences that put her at the cutting edge of vocal science and health.
As a performer, Miss Emily spent the first 6 years of her career working in regional musical theatre in New York as well as throughout Colorado. For the last 10 years, she has been the lead singer of three bands that have performed across the country. Some of her favorite performances include opening for Victor Wooten, Tinsley Ellis, and a special event at Mile High Stadium.
Above all, Miss Emily wants her students not just to become better vocalists, but to be confident that they truly have knowledge and control of their own voices.
“The thing I love most about teaching voice is the chance to watch people grow and be proud of what they’ve accomplished.”
Emi Pellegrino is a professional vocalist and newly certified voice teacher.
Born and raised in New York, Emi has always been around the music scene. Emi has been training professionally as a vocalist since a very young age and just knew that she needed to turn her talent into something much bigger; a career.
Emi was always the music leader for all of the children in her church and one day she realized, “Hey! I’m pretty good at this teaching thing!” From then on, she set out to learn all there is to know about the voice and singing and how it all worked. She was very interested in studying all that she could and that’s how she came across NYVC.
Emi joined the NYVC Teacher Training course in the summer of 2017 and fell in love with the art and science that went into being the best kind of voice teacher.
Straight out of graduation, Emi has been hired as the lead vocal instructor at Guitar Center in Selden, NY and she couldn’t be happier with where her studies and perseverance has taken her. She is still singing and performing as a solo artist and becoming a voice teacher has helped her to even improve her own singing. Emi says that joining the NYVC Teacher Training course was the best decision she has ever made.
Gema Vau is the founder of ESCUELA VAU located in Madrid, Spain, and also give lessons online worldwide. She has been the leading singer of the progressive metal band “Biosfear” and she also has participated in various Rock, Soul, Jazz and Blues projects, such as Jeff Scott Soto's guitarist's latest LP, Mago de Oz, or the UK band “The Answer.” She collaborates with several studios as a dubbing actress, and also as voice talent for commercials and jingles. She has run private events at Hard Rock Cafe. As a writer, she is an active member of several Spanish blogs devoted to musicians as an expert in Vocal Technique, Coaching, and Personal Growth.
She has been trained as actress and clown, and has been a member of various professional gospel choirs in Madrid, Spain.
Her wide curiosity and thirst of knowledge led her to Justin Stoney. She was visiting NYC during the spring holiday season when they first met. Back in Madrid, she felt she had found THE teacher, and she decided to enroll in NYVC's Voice Teacher Training and Certification course.
She loves teaching more than anything, and nowadays, she is gaining a consistent reputation as a specialist in voice for demanding styles such as Rock, Metal, Gospel and their special needs. She studied English Philology at the University so she can teach in Spanish and English.
Gil Avidor is an NYC based Israeli singer.
Gil started singing professionally at the age of 10 when she joined an acclaimed Israeli youth ensemble. During this time Gil began performing in musical productions that involved singing, acting and dancing.
Gil joined the Israeli Defense Forces and served as the Lead Singer for the prestigious Education Corps Band, with whom she toured internationally, performing mainly across Israel and the U.S.
Aside from her IDF experience, Gil went to Rimon School of Music, Israel’s largest independent professional school for the advanced study of jazz, R&B, rock, and more. Gil also has a dual bachelor's degree in psychology and communications from Tel Aviv University.
In 2015 Gil co-founded "Budgetless Covers", an online musical project that aims to provide a free stage for professional singers. The project records cover versions to songs that range from contemporary upbeat pop hits to old Israeli classics. “Budgetless Covers” gained nationwide exposure through social media, radio, and television, and continues to operate today.
Over the years Gil performed at various events including the annual beer festival in Haifa, the "Budapest's Boats" musical which won the Best Musical title at the Bat Yam Musicals Festival, “Cafe Wha” in New York, and more.
Gil has completed the 40-hour teacher training & certification course under the guidance of Justin Stoney and is now teaching voice lessons in NYC.
Gregory Lee Harrell has been an associate professor of voice at Baldwin Wallace University since 2014. Before that time, he taught voice at Western Michigan University specializing in music theater performance for seven years. He also served as vocal director and music arranger for the annual WMU music theatre senior showcase in New York City and previously taught private voice, voice for actors and singing for non–majors and assisted with the opera workshop at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music. Harrell has completed additional study at Manhattan School of Music’s professional musical theater program, New York University Steinhardt and Langone’s Voice Center, New York's HB Studio, T. Schreiber Studio and the New York School for Film and Television.
Harrell is an accomplished performer, teacher, and music/vocal director and his private New York City voice studio includes numerous Broadway artists. He has studied with such distinguished artists as Mark Oswald, Sherrill Milnes, Dawn Upshaw, Joan Dornemann, Arlene Shrut, Bob Cowart, Lucy Arner, Bill Schuman, Adele Addison, Paul Gemignani, Paul Ford, Seth Rudetsky, Betty Buckley, Austin Pendleton, Donna McKechnie and Bruce Norris.
As an operatic baritone, Harrell has sung at the New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center′s Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Opera Orchestra of New York, Washington National Opera, Eugene Opera, Dicapo Opera, Brooklyn Philharmonia Orchestra, National Lyric Opera, Opera Northeast, Metro Lyric Opera and Opera at Florham. Among his many opera credits are New York City Opera′s productions of "Margaret Garner" (NY Premiere), "La Fanciulla del West," "Antony and Cleopatra," "I Pagliacci," "Cavalleria Rusticana," "King Arthur," "Ariane et Barbe-Bleue" and Carmina Burana. Select roles performed include Marcello and Schaunard ("La Boheme"), Sharpless ("Madam Butterfly"), Gianni Schicchi and Betto ("Gianni Schicchi"), Silvio ("I Paligiacci"), Don Basilio ("Il Barbiere di Siviglia"), Dr. Falke and Frank ("Die Fledermaus"), El Dancairo ("Carmen"), Father ("Hansel and Gretel"), Dimitri Petrovsky ("Chekhov Trilogy" – NY Premiere), Mr. Ault ("Pamelia" – World Premiere) and Mr. Browne ("The Dead" – World Premiere). He has performed as a soloist in Mozart's "Requiem", Brahms′ "Ein Deutsches Requiem," Vaughan Williams’ "Five Mystical Songs," Haydn's "Mass In Time Of War," Handel's "Messiah," and Saint-Saëns′ "Christmas Oratorio," and he has given concerts across the U.S. and in Bologna, Florence and Rimini in Italy.
Harrell′s work also includes film, TV and radio commercials, industrials, tours and numerous musicals and plays. As a musical theater artist, he has performed Off–Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, York Theatre, Playwright Horizons and Beckett Theatre as well as the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Joe′s Pub, the Producer′s Club, Don′t Tell Mama, The Duplex Cabaret Theater, 88′s, Grove Street, Courtyard Playhouse, Chashama, Blue Heron and Storm Theatre. Regionally, Harrell has performed at Seattle′s 5th Avenue Theatre, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Coliseum, Stamford Center for the Arts, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Seattle′s Civic Light Opera and the Palace Theater. Favorite theater roles include the Phantom (Yeston′s "Phantom"), Fred/Petruchio ("Kiss Me Kate"), Billy Bigelow ("Carousel"), Lancelot ("Camelot"), Jesus and Caiaphas ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), Pirate King and Sergeant ("Pirates of Penzance"), Lord Savage ("Jekyll & Hyde"), Prince Nicki ("My One and Only"), Audrey II Voice ("Little Shop of Horrors"), Bill Sykes ("Oliver"), Mr. Clive Paget/John Jasper ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), Rooster and Daddy Warbucks ("Annie"), Beauregard ("Mame"), Squash ("Victor/Victoria"), Tom/Phyllis/Leslie ("Sylvia"), Histangua ("A Flea in Her Ear") and George ("Hedda Gabbler"). Harrell has originated the roles of Marquis d'Evremonde ("Two Cities" – NY Premiere), Nanaka Noru ("Hameko & Lulu" – NY Premiere), Caleb Proctor ("Winter In Paradise" – NY Premiere), Spartico and Bruno Cecconi ("Bellissima" – NY Premiere), King Louis XIV ("Liberty Smith" – NY Premiere), D.B. Norton ("Meet John Doe: The Musical") and Henry Ford and Frank Esty ("Dream Mountain" – NY Premiere).
Harrell has performed on stage with such remarkable artists as Placido Domingo, Marcello Giordani, Catherine Malfitano, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Patricia Racette, Lauren Flanigan, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Brandon Jovanovich and Michael Todd Simpson. He has worked with such notable conductors and stage directors as Larry Fuller, Joe Calarco, Steven Crawford, George Manahan, Mark Morris, Jiri Belohlavek, Jane Glover, Anton Coppola, Eve Queler, Leon Botstein, Giovanni Reggioli, Lillian Groag, Italo Marchini, Austin Pendleton, Imre Pallo, Steven Lawless, Charles Prince, David Alden, Andrew Gerle and Tazewell Thompson.
Harrell′s classical and music theater students have performed on Broadway ("American Idiot," "An American In Paris," "Beauty And The Beast," "Bright Star: A New American Musical," "A Class Act," "Curtains," "Godspell," "Jackie," "Little Children Dream Of God," "A Little Night Music," "Mamma Mia," "Matilda," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood," "Newsies," "On The Town," "Rock Of Ages," "Saturday Night Fever," "Smokey Joe’s Cafe," "West Side Story," "Woman In White" and "Wonderful Town"), Off-Broadway, in national and international tours ("50 Shades! The Musical," "Beauty And The Beast," "A Chorus Line," "Cats," "Dr. Doolittle," "Evil Dead: The Musical," "Fiddler On The Roof," "Grease," "Guys And Dolls," "Gypsy," "In The Heights," "Kiss Me Kate," "Legally Blonde: The Musical," "Les Miserables," "Mamma Mia," "Phantom Of The Opera," "Ragtime," "Seussical," "Shrek," "Sister Act," "The Wedding Singer," "West Side Story," "Wicked," "White Christmas" and "Zoro"), at London′s West End, on network and cable TV, in Las Vegas, on cruise lines and in regional theatres and opera houses across the United States, and they have won major national and international singing competitions.
Harrell is a member of Actors′ Equity Association (AEA), American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
Jacob Thomas Carr is a New York based voice teacher, music director, and contemporary keyboardist. He has a private voice studio in the city, and was formerly adjunct voice faculty in Sam Houston State University’s Department of Musical Theater, as well as a vocal coach in the Houston metroplex. He has had students accepted to major university musical theater programs, as well as others who have worked professionally on various cruise lines and and national tours. Work as a music director have included collaborating with Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen, as well as various other Broadway performers including Josh Young, Jarrod Spector, and Kelli Barrett. On keyboards he specializes in Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM), and also works regularly as an audition accompanist for musical theater. He has collaborated with singers and actors in various capacities for over a decade, and has been fascinated with the technical and artistic abilities of the human voice for just as long.
Education includes a B.M. in Music Composition, summa cum laude, from Sam Houston State University School of Music, including dual study in piano and voice, and extensive work as a choral accompanist. He is certified in Levels I, II, and III of Somatic Voicework The Lovetri Method, and is a graduate of the New York Vocal Coaching 40-hour Teacher Training. He is also a graduate of The Esper Studio Two Year Professional Acting Program, where he was in class under the direction of Bill Esper, in addition to studies in Linklater Voicework, Alexander Technique, Loyd Williamson Technique, Mask, Mime, and Stage Combat. Private voice instruction has included work with John Barth, David McCall, and Justin Stoney.
He is committed to providing the best artistic and personal experience for the various performers he coaches, and believes strongly in the power of habit formation and kinesthetic learning. Earlier in life he had a stint as a horse trainer, and practices John Lyons Natural Horsemanship Method. He is thankful to his horses for teaching him that words mean much less than behavior and body language (though he’s still trying to learn that one). He actively follows a primal food and movement based lifestyle, and loves improvising in the kitchen as well as on the dance floor (specifically partner based street dances like Blues and Fusion). He is immensely grateful to Justin for his mentorship, expertise, and infectious positivity.
Jaime Johnson is the K-8 music director at Ben Franklin Academy in Highlands Ranch Colorado. She is responsible for directing all performances, middle school music/theatre electives and is the supervisor for after school classes.
Outside of Ben Franklin, Jaime is the musical director for Audience of One and plays flute for local musical theatre pit orchestras. Prior to BFA, she taught band and orchestra at three Douglas County schools and K-8 general music at a charter school in Denver.
Jaime holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from University of Redlands and a Masters in Music Education with an emphasis in music technology from University of Colorado Boulder.
She believes music has the ability to create well-rounded students in a way that other subjects can’t always achieve. Her role as a music teacher is to teach skills that will help students succeed in school and in life such as working with others, listening, storytelling, speaking in front of a group, being a good audience and accepting other people’s interests. Through music, she has seen students come out of their shells and embrace learning. This is what she loves to see and this is why she’s a music teacher.
Jana Price is 25 years old and has been teaching Applied Voice and Coaching for 6 years and has been singing since she was 3 years old. Born in Inverrary (Lauderhill) Florida, USA - she grew up in Barbados (home of Rihanna).
Jana has shared the stage with Sir Tim Rice (of Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar & Aladdin fame), at Barbados' Annual Holders Season - her biggest accomplishment to date. Jana is passionate in sharing her experience with others. She has taught many young aspiring singers to reach their goals and build their confidence.
Jana now owns her own vocal studio Mustardseed Vocal School specializing in teaching children ages 6- 16, where she provides an environment where children create and perform together regardless of their skills, talents or special needs. She welcomes children with varying interests, abilities and backgrounds and encourage them to come together and learn the importance of team-work, tolerance and respect. Jana is committed to the individual, watering their seeds of creativity and confidence. Each student is guided and directed according to his/her abilities and gifts - helping each child to become the best that they can be.
Jasmine Baxter (Jaz) is a woman of God, singer-songwriter, and vocal coach/voice teacher. Jaz always knew that she wanted to sing for God and has spent the last 6 years singing and leading praise and worship at church. She began teaching praise and worship at True Hope Apostolic Church in Austin, Texas under the leadership of Justin Ash; a profound background singer and worship leader in the Gospel community who helped shape the teacher that was already within.
However, it was at her church in Dallas, Christian Stronghold that she realized that she too had the gift to shape leaders. Jasmine worked over the youth praise team with notes, song choice and performance, thus, receiving the revelation that she had influence with younger generations. It wasn’t until about a year later that God revealed to her that she was gifted to become a vocal coach. Jasmine learned vocal technique, creativity, breathing, and vocal health from gospel recording artist Gaye Arbuckle and celebrity vocal coach Ametria Dock (India Arie’s coach). She attributes the majority of her knowledge and skills to Justin Stoney. He shared a great wealth of knowledge and wisdom that Jaz plans to use with her students.
Jasmine is a lifelong learner and continues to grow and educate herself in order to give her students the best results. Currently, she is in the process of starting her own performing arts school, Pursuit School of the Arts, which will be birthed out of vocal coaching the youth. Jasmine presently lives in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Christian Hip-Hop artist The Author, and their two children, Sarai and Timothy.
Music changed my life since I was 10. My parents gave me an electric guitar and I got to channel my raw energies through it. Little did I know then that music was gonna be part of my everyday life, in the ups and downs…
After graduating Berklee College of Music and studying piano, guitar, songwriting, and music business with the most amazing musicians and friends, I worked as TV Producer in Miami and Mexico, then as member of the band Numasbala in NYC, then as founder of the music project “Manguito” in Guatemala, yet what remained constant those years was my passion to share and teach music to others, whether in a classroom, in a birthday celebration, or even in a hospital…
In struggling with developing my own voice as singer, I kept searching and searching, studying and struggling, until I found Justin Stoney and NYVC. This experience has changed my life as a person, musician, and teacher, and I am now living, sharing, and teaching in my beautiful home country: Guatemala (you are invited to come!).
And now I’m working on new music that searches deeply into Beauty, Truth, and Goodness, and to discover other people through music.
“To sing is to pray twice.” St. Augustine of Canterbury
“As long as my heart beats rhythmically and my voice sings melodically, then my soul shall speak musically.” Javi Sames
A good music instructor goes beyond just showing a student how to use an instrument -- she also inspires a love and appreciation for music and challenges her students to believe and understand that they, too, can become great! This job is one that Jeseth Griffith does not take lightly and one that humbles her each day. A native of Guyana, South America with an upbringing in Antigua, West Indies, Jeseth's pursuit of a musical education began early in her life. At the age of seven, Jeseth asked the pianist at her church in Antigua to teach her how to play the piano. Since that day, her hunger for learning and experiencing music has never been satisfied. Her family later emigrated and moved to the United States. As she grew, she developed a natural passion for singing, taking every opportunity to exercise that gift, particularly at her church. She would later train with Karen Walker and Venus Asai and credits them both for inspiring her to teach. Her training in those formidable years paid off as she became a young adult. She began a fruitful career as a studio session singer, professional background singer and corporate band frontline performer. Throughout her 10+ year career, she has worked with various artists in the Gospel, Jazz, R&B, and Pop genres, both in recording sessions and in live performances. As a vocalist, Jeseth's professional demeanor and distinct sound breed versatility and make her a true in-demand jewel who stands out among her peers around the world. Currently, Jeseth travels regularly with wedding/corporate event bands in the Southeast and is also a passionate worship leader at Grace Church, Intl in Atlanta, GA.
Through her work in the music industry, Jeseth noticed that not every singer was privy to the type of quality vocal education that she was afforded. In 2010, after graduating with a Social Sciences degree from Kennesaw State University, she decided to put her strong foundation to work by becoming a voice trainer and vocal coach. In 2014, she completed the Vocal Teacher Training Course at New York Vocal Coaching in New York, NY under world renowned voice trainer, Justin Stoney. Employing both passion and education in her approach, Jeseth's goals with each student are to reinforce fundamental concepts and techniques and to inspire them to Confidently Develop Their Unique Singing Voice.
Jessica Callen is a music instructor of voice, piano, harp and songwriting. She currently owns and runs House of Sound, a mobile music school servicing Westchester County, NY. In addition to her own music school, she has taught at The Rye Arts Center, Westchester Community College, Scarsdale Adult School, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Amadeus Home Music School, Westchester Music School, Milton Elementary School, and the JFK Elementary School Outreach Program.
Jessica holds a B.M. in Studio Composition (Magna Cum Laude) with a concentration in harp from Purchase College in New York. While at the university, she also received professional, college-level training for piano and voice as well as instruction in music theory and composition. She received her vocal teacher training certification from New York Vocal Coaching in 2013.
In addition to teaching, she is also a professional harpist, singer and songwriter. Her original music, highlighted on 3 studio albums with her group The Callen Sisters, has been featured internationaly on BBC Radio in Wales and in publications such as Harp (Blurt) Magazine. She's performed at venues such as The Frick Musuem, The Waldorf, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Chipriani's, The Central Park Boathouse, The NY Wine & Food Festival, The Natural Museum of History and more.
Jessica Foster is a New York City-based singer and actress. She has performed in numerous regional professional theatre productions and new works in NYC. She has also worked as a voice-over artist for over ten years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Texas Wesleyan University and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Jessica has been involved in several studio recordings and can be heard singing the role of Leah alongside Ramin Karimloo on the Song of Solomon Original Concept Recording by Broadway Records. She worked as a member of Casa Mañana Theatre’s resident company and as a resident musical theatre teacher for the esteemed Casa Performing Arts Conservatory (formerly known as Casa Mañana Theatre School). Jessica also loves regularly leading worship at her church in Manhattan.
Jessica is tremendously thankful to Justin for the wealth of knowledge he generously shared regarding teaching voice in his Voice Teacher Training course. Jessica cares deeply for her voice students and is passionate about guiding singers of all ages to grow in their abilities and increase their confidence and love of singing.
Jessica Maroney is a singer-songwriter with her roots firmly planted in New York City. Jessica was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, NY. Music has always been an integral part of her life. She first started singing at the age of 11 in the local Church Choir and moved on to being a vocal major in Bay Academy in Brooklyn, NY where she was exposed to a lot of soul, funk, and mo-town. After being accepted into Fiorello H. Laguardia for Vocal Performance at the age of 14, Jessica spent 2 years studying classical music in Italian, French, German, and English. She then left to delve deeper into the more therapeutic and spiritual impact of music on people as well as dive into poetry and songwriting. She continued writing until graduation and taught herself piano and guitar as well as percussion. She moved on to study Music Theory at one of the top institutions for music theory - University at Buffalo. Throughout her college years she went deeper into instruments such as guitar, piano, synth, drums and percussion, but voice has always been her main instrument of choice. She has a true passion for writing and integration of different genres and has a very broad understanding of several different styles ranging from pop, rock, soul, blues, jazz, folk, funk, electronic dance music to classical music. Teaching has always been a natural occurrence throughout her career with the people she has worked with and she has a passion for helping other artists as well. She decided to further her understanding of singing and the voice by taking it to the next level by attending New York Vocal Coaching’s Teacher Training Program under the guidance of Justin Stoney. Some students of hers have said that she leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment and breakthrough. Jessica feels her purpose in life is truly to "break through oppression with creative expression" whether it's within or on the exterior and hopes to bring that energy to her students and others alike through her own work and in working with others.
Jessie is a voice teacher, singer, choreographer, director, and performer with over twenty years of teaching and performing experience located in the Twin Cities, MN, US area. Jessie teaches private lessons, vocal workshops, masterclasses and performance groups out of her home studio and via Skype to students around the world.
Jessie is committed to the possibility of everyone knowing the power of their own authentic voice. Through vocal exercises tailored specifically toward each individual and expertly chosen repertoire, Jessie facilitates lessons that make a difference for all students no matter what genre they choose to study. Her teaching supports classical, choral, pop, gospel, rock, jazz, musical theatre, folk, world, singer/songwriter, and opera styles. Young singers, especially those with changing voices, not so young singers, beginners and professionals, have found strength and confidence in their voices while working with Jessie.
Jessie studied at Luther College, Cardinal Stritch University, and is a graduate of New York Vocal Coaching's Teacher Training program. As a lifelong learner, Jessie was delighted to learn of Justin Stoney’s Teacher Training Program. Justin’s educational philosophy, expert knowledge of every aspect of vocal training, and joy for his craft is a clear match for vocalists and teachers who strive to continually hone their skills in order to meet the needs of a diverse student base. Jessie extends this education to her students, sings with area choirs, facilitates and attends workshops for teachers, and continues to seek out and apply best practices tailored to each student. As a member of The Voice Foundation, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers Association, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and Minnesota River Valley Music Teachers Association, Jessie is able to provide recital and competition opportunities for all students. Join us at Midwest Vocal Academy and realize the power of your authentic voice.
John Wenning is a freelance choral arranger, clinician, consultant and adjudicator for many schools, festivals and competitions. He also teaches private voice and piano at a local music store in Huntington, Indiana. John is a 1982 graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a BS and MA in Music Education. John spent the past 33 years teaching vocal music in the public schools. He taught both high school and middle school vocal music. For twenty-eight of those years, he was the choral director at Huntington North High School in Huntington, Indiana. John was the director of the nationally acclaimed Varsity Singers show choir. While under his direction, the Varsity Singers were named Grand Champions more than 70 times and received numerous awards for their outstanding vocal production. Each year his concert choirs consistently received Division I ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association organizational competitions. In 1996, they were named Indiana State Grand Champions. John has also been musical director for over 50 different musical productions during his tenure.
John was selected as “Teacher of the Year” for the Huntington County Community Schools and “Educator of the Year” by the Huntington County Rotary Club in 1994. He was also recognized as “Teacher of the Year” in 2000 by the Fort Wayne, Indiana Radio Station WMEE. In 2006 John was recognized by Ball State University and the School of Music with the Alumni Achievement Citation award. In 2009, John received the Golden Apple Award celebrating outstanding teachers in Northeast Indiana from 21Alive, Fort Wayne, Indiana newscast center.
John took part in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training under the outstanding teaching of Justin Stoney to further develop the understandings and nuances of the singing voice. Studying with Justin has been one of John’s biggest highlights of his career. The valuable information he took away from this experience has taken him to a whole new level in both his consulting and private instruction.
One of John’s greatest joys as a music educator is to equip aspiring vocalists, pianists and fellow music educators with the tools to realize their musical potential. His mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of all those he comes in contact with.
Since the colorful walls of pre-school Jonathan Farrington has been singing and performing and now the 25 year old Bahamian artist has made his mark in the industry as one of the vibrant and convicting gospel singers of our time. Known for his warm tone, soul stirring lyrics and authentic riffs, he takes gospel music to a whole new level. The anointing of God which rests heavily on him, allows Jonathan to minister to persons on many different levels through his music, which in their lives being totally transformed.
Confident, vibrant, and innovative are just a few words to describe Bahamian Gospel sensation Jonathan “Jonny” Farrington. Passionate about the arts at a young age, he was active in school plays, concerts, musicals and recitals. In 2007 he entered The Bahamas National Arts Festival singing competition and results won the Gospel title for Best Male Vocalist.
At 17 Jonathan joined the Bahamas National Youth Choir, where he received vocal training from director Cleophas Adderley. He also gained a greater appreciation for other genres of music such as jazz, negro spirituals, classical, and reggae. As a member of the choir, Jonathan traveled extensively to the USA, Europe, South Africa and other Caribbean Islands, representing the Bahamas as a cultural ambassador.
After parting from the secular, all-male group “No Way Out”, Jonathan won the popular reality TV show, BTC Starmaker, and was signed as BTC’s first voice spokesperson in 2010. During his transformation from secular to Gospel music, Jonathan realized that he had a higher calling, so he devoted his music as a message of hope that would uplift and transform lives. He had his first gospel concert and after its success within the nation he started his own gospel group called Risen Destiny with friends who were apart of the concert as background singers. However the group only lasted a short time, but during its operation it was very effective and helped to inspire its members to walk into their purpose in God and ministry. Shortly thereafter, Jonathan became a lead vocalist in the Gospel ensemble, “Shaback” the Bahamas’ leading top ensemble.
In 2012, Jonathan hosted his first album release concert featuring Kiera “Kiki” Sheard. There, Jonathan released his first hit radio single entitled “We Need You” from his EP “It’s Time For Me”, produced by Elevation Records. Jonathan continues to enhance his fresh and diverse sound that showcases his love for other genres of music. He does not like to be boxed in and does fit himself into one category of music.
Jonathan currently serves as the senior judge on the popular Bahamian televised singing competition, 242 Untapped which is in its 3rd season. As an entrepreneur he also creates jingles and ads for companies and he also does sing-a-grams for persons celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. He also works with the Elevation Record Label where he produced, arranged and wrote many popular and impactful songs from some of the greatest Bahamian artist of our time. One of which is the heart moving, We Are One Anthem. A song of unity performed by an all star cast of Bahamian gospel artists, which was emotionally penned by Jonathan after the tragic plane crash of Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth Munroe and other great leaders within our country. Jonathan desire for the song was to remember and honor those that fatally lost their lives in the crash and to also bring about a greater awareness of unity within the Bahamas.
In search of fulfilling his purpose in a greater way, Jonathan began seeking for direction toward new music. He began searching for new background singers, however while in search he started to have visions and dreams of himself leading and singing with other young singers on large platforms. He quickly realized that God was showing him more than just background singers but a new ministry and the new direction he was searching for towards his music. Hence, Grace Generation was conceived, a group of anointed singers and musicians who though faced with struggles in their life, have committed themselves to using their gifting and talents to bring about change in the earth under the leadership of Jonathan. Farrington’s desire through Grace Generation is to inspire and empower this generation to fulfill their purpose in God knowing that a life without purpose is simply death. He is excited about this new mandate and anticipates that God would do some new and amazing things within his career, music ministry and life.
In order to develop his gift and talent and learn more about the field in which he is in, Jonathan recently entered the competition “The Shot”, a mentorship-based vocal talent search focused on providing emerging talent with opportunities for professional development. Jonathan placed 1st runner up in the competition and feels very accomplished.
Jonathan L. Segal is a "Musicality teacher". As a voice teacher and coach, he specializes in jazz, broadway, and pop. He is a pianist, singer, entertainer, songwriter, author, and music educator. He’s had a diverse career. He has written music for television, including themes and songs for "Monday Night Football", "Another World", "Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures", and "One Life To Live" (for which he received an Emmy-nomination). He has starred in theatrical tours of Broadway shows ("Pump Boys & Dinettes"), music-directed on TV ("Afterdrive" starring Denis Leary, two Tom Brokaw specials), accompanied a number of music greats (Chuck Berry, Dizzy Gillespie), entertained as a singer/pianist at approximately one-thousand private events (events for Broadway’s Tony Awards, the British Consulate, Al Gore, Mayor Bloomberg, The Discovery Channel, many major corporations), concertized ("The Great American Songbook on the Jazzy Side") played jazz in Tokyo, worked in industrial theater for many more corporations, music directed off-Broadway ("Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah") and worked on Broadway (teaching the Von Trapp children their songs for “Sound Of Music” and playing in The Radio City Music Hall Pit Orchestra).
He has been a blue ribbon judge at the Emmy Awards, and appeared in Who’s Who in Entertainment and Who’s Who in Emerging American Leaders. He has acted in film ("Baby It’s You") and on radio. His novel, "The Disharmonic Misadventures of David Stein" is a funny, far-out jazz mystery. He has written the lyrics, music and book to a new musical, "Space Vacation", and has put out an album of his jazzy/funny songs and another of his country songs written with Christine Asero. Jonathan has been the middle school chorus director at Trevor Day School, the music specialist at Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and PS6, and music director at Crane Lake Camp and for the Summer Stock musical theater camp at the JCC in Manhattan. He teaches piano privately and coaches singers. Jonathan is thrilled to have taken New York Vocal Coaching's "Voice Training and Teacher Certification" course with Justin Stoney.
Joseph M. Smith is a voice teacher, singer, songwriter and currently the Minister of Music at the Lamb’s Church of Manhattan. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joseph has always been involved in music. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 8 and started singing at the age of 10 at his former church, The Brooklyn Tabernacle.
While singing at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Mr. Smith has had the opportunity to sing back up for artist such as Cece Winans and Anthony Evans. He was also a member of the youth choir for many years and a worship leader for the children and youth ministry. Joseph had the privilege to sing with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir during the 2nd inauguration of President Obama.
Mr. Smith graduated from Nyack College with his Bachelors of Sacred Music, with an emphasis on vocal performance. During his time there, he was a member of the chamber singers, chorale, opera theater workshop, and the jazz ensemble. Joseph was also the worship leader for chapel services for 4 years in the Manhattan Campus. Joseph was involved in many ensemble tours including on the East coast, Mid-West and Puerto Rico.
During his collegiate years, Joseph had the opportunity to sing in Carnegie hall, Calvary Baptist Church, and as a member of the chorus for the production of “Philharmonic 360” in the Park Avenue Armory.
Desiring to become a voice teacher, Joseph was recommend to take the voice teacher certification from NYVC. After completing his 40-hour Teacher Training Program with Justin Stoney, Joseph opened his own studio and has begun teaching voice immediately in his hometown of Brooklyn and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Mr. Smith’s motto is:
“Do you think you can sing? Let me make you a believer! Join me at J.M. Smith Vocal Studio and let US discover YOUR voice together.”
Juanita is a Canadian voice teacher and worship leader. She is passionate about all things music and experiences so much joy when she is able to sing. Juanita has been singing for years, but it wasn’t until she had an opportunity to take private lessons from a very gifted teacher that she learned that she wasn’t just stuck with the vocal range or tone that she had. Because she felt such growth and vocal freedom with the new tools she learned, she knew she wanted this for every singer. It was because of this that she pursued training to become a vocal teacher and vocal coach.
Juanita has a passion to equip singers to become the vocalists they’ve always hoped they could be.
Juanita is always excited to work with new students who would like to grow as vocalists. If you would like to work with Juanita, please feel free to visit her studio website at www.jrvocals.com.
Julie Brooks is a New York based voice teacher. She has been passionately studying voice since she was in her early teens, and has been lucky to study with many of New York’s top voice teachers. She is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where she studied Musical Theater. She has also completed all three levels of the Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy Program at Shenandoah University. She has been playing piano since the age of 4, and spent her high school years as the pianist for her school’s jazz band. Before being hired to the staff of New York Vocal Coaching, Julie Brooks trained as a voice teacher under Justin Stoney and completed the New York Vocal Coaching 50-hour Teacher Training.
As a performer, Julie is a member of Actors Equity. Some highlights of her theater career have been traveling around the country twice in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof as Bielke/Grandma Tzeitel, where she worked beside theater luminary, Topol. She also originated the leading role of Chloe in Frank Wildhorn's Broadway musical Wonderland.
Julie loves working with students of all ages and levels, and helping each one truly unlock his or her vocal potential.
Julie Reumert is a New York based teacher and singer. She specializes in opera, classical singing, musical theater and pop.
As Denmark’s biggest opera star, Julie Reumert has sustained national and international acclaim over the past five years.
Julie has received internationally and nationally recognized awards for excellence in her field and has performed a leading role in distinguished opera houses all over the world. Throughout her young career, Julie has won numerous prestigious and nationally recognized awards for her talent.
Julie’s professional work have been written about extensively and in major media around the world. She has been written about both in publications well known inside opera circles and in major national and international media with general audiences. Notably, Julie and her work have been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Vogue Magazine, and in all major Danish newspapers, magazines, and online publications.
Julie has consistently been chosen by distinguished opera houses across the globe to fill leading roles in their operas. Ms. Reumert Haagensen has repeatedly had leading roles and featured solo parts in music venues that are well-known and highly regarded both in informed opera circles and the general public, such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Julie has been Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel” at the New York Lyric Opera, Amor in “the Coronation of Poppea” at Lincoln Center, “Kate Pinkerton” in Madame Butterfly at Carnegie Hall, Eurydice in “Orfeo and Eurydice” at the Opera of Fyen in Denmark, Venus in “the Judgment of Paris” at the Manhattan School of Music, and Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” at La Lingua Della Lyrica in Italy.
She has also performed as the lead soprano and soloist in performances around the world—in Julliard's Bach Opera in New York, the Orchestra of Etat's Opera Concert in Denmark, Hungary and Mexico.
On account of her many leading roles Julie also performed at the TEDxEast conferences in New York City. TEDx conferences are part of TED, an important nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.”
Julie Reumert is trained by Justin Stoney and completed the New York Vocal Coaching 50-hour Teacher Training.
Kacey Velazquez is a seasoned vocal coach, songwriter, and recording artist from New York City. Kacey has been involved in the arts her whole life, getting her start in musical theatre. When she was just thirteen years old, she began songwriting, recording, and performing her original music at acclaimed venues in New York City including The Bitter End, 54 Below, The Cutting Room, The Astor Room, and the St. George Theatre.
In addition to 10+ years of professional private voice instruction in New York City, Kacey studied classical, musical theater, and gospel music at esteemed LaGuardia High School (The Fame School) in Manhattan. She also completed songwriting and music business intensives at NYU Steinhardt and NYU Tisch. Kacey went on to study pop, R&B, and soul at Berklee College of Music, and graduated with a degree in Music Business.
Kacey moved to Nashville in 2017 and worked in various areas of the music industry including marketing, A&R, publishing, and artist management in companies including Big Machine Label Group and BMG. She is also involved in the Nashville songwriting community and has performed at renowned venues in Nashville including The Listening Room and The High Watt.
Kacey is also a successful recording artist (see Kacey V), having released music that has amassed thousands of streams across all platforms and garnered praise from fans to industry veterans alike. Kacey has been a vocal coach for years, working with singers of all ages from beginners to professionals in the music industry. In 2018, Kacey completed New York Vocal Coaching’s Voice Teacher Training & Certification course. She continues to study voice and collaborate on projects with NYVC founder Justin Stoney to serve the singing community.
Kristy is very proud and humbled to join the long list of music loving graduates of the New York Vocal Coachings Teacher Training Program under the direction of Justin Stoney. Ms. Bissell specializes in teaching Contemporary Commercial Music styles such as Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre, and R&B. She holds a Master's of Music in Vocal Pedagogy with a focus on Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) from Shenandoah University, and a Bachelor's degree in Music Theatre with a Voice Minor from Seton Hill University. She is also a graduate of the CCM Institute where she received her certification in Somatic Voicework under the direction of Jeannette LoVetri.
Kristy is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. She has performed in regional theatres and tours, and some of her favorite roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Sally in Cabaret, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp in Miss Nelson is Missing. As a vocal soloist, Kristy's styles run the gamut, including pop, folk, bluegrass, rock, country, and R&B.
Aside from developing vocal artists into professionals, Kristy believes in the power of the performing arts for developing individual self-confidence and self-awareness. She has a passion for teaching music and theatre to students of all ages. By combining her training in music and theatre, her experience as a performer, her knowledge of vocal anatomy, and her understanding of various approaches to vocal pedagogy, Kristy utilizes a functional approach to help students develop their skills, pursue their goals, and reach their greatest potential!
Kyleen is a singer and actress who is thrilled to begin her journey as a voice teacher. Currently a resident of Philadelphia, she is a graduate of Temple University and has studied voice since the age of 12.
From Musical Theater to Soul to Rock...you name it and she’s performed it. Her mission as a voice teacher is to not only get her students to OWN their vocal technique, but to also OWN the platform they’re performing on. As a vibrant performer, Kyleen is passionate about developing bold, confident performing artists.
As a performer, she has gained a respectable reputation as an entertainer in and around Philadelphia, and has made appearances in a number of local theater productions: the world-premiere musical Touchtones at Arden Theatre Co., Lizzie at City Theatre Co., Cabaret at Wilmington Drama Leauge, HAIR at 11th Hour Theatre Co. and City Theatre Co., to name a few.
In addition to theater, Kyleen has also rocked several stages around Pennsylvania: WAWA Welcome America, Warmdaddy’s, Long’s Park Amphitheater, as well as a ton of other regional venues as she performs frequently as a lead singer under the EBE Events & Entertainment group.
Lacy Rose is a lyric poet, classically trained vocalist, composer, performer, and voice teacher living in New York City. In addition to frequently singing time worn music, she also performs her own compositions: modern day art songs regaling listeners with tales of magic, myth, tragic and eternal love. As an actress she has performed such roles as Mooncat in Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture at The Connelly Theater and Pregnant Goth Girl in Pedro Reyes’ immersive theater piece Doomocracy. As a collaborator she creates and performs original works with such artists as composer and poet Alaina Ferris, dancer and choreographer Coco Karol, and classical guitarist Colin Fullerton. As a theater composer, Lacy Rose has composed for projects such as Harunalee's Memory Palace at La MaMa, and Nadja Leonard-Hooper's Vera and Valya and the Magical One Cat Circus. As a lyric poet, she recently composed a song cycle entitled Songs of Remembering and Forgetting which follows the transformational journey of Molpe, the siren of music and Ariadne, protectress of the labyrinth. She is currently working on a three movement EP entitled Mizzi which explores the inner life and personhood of Gustav Klimt's muse, Maria Zimmerman.
In addition to being an active performer and composer, Lacy Rose has been a voice teacher for many years, teaching voice, piano, and songwriting. She recently received her vocal training certification from New York Vocal Coaching and found her training with Justin Stoney to be a completely life changing and inspiring experience. She continues to study voice with Justin Stoney and is so grateful for her lessons with him as every one is a profound discovery of both artistry and technique!
Lauren Hall is joyfully beginning her journey into voice teaching. Though she has found her home in more than a few cities and countries throughout the years, she currently lives in Indianapolis.
Before completing the Voice Teacher Training program with Justin Stoney, Lauren attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and Music. She then became a member of the Lit Moon Theatre Company, touring with them to Macedonia in 2015 for the Bitola Shakespeare Festival, and acting and directing her heart out before moving to Indianapolis, where she works on more modern pieces with Theatre On The Square. Lauren began taking voice lessons herself as a dreamy teenager, focusing mostly on musical theatre and pop until college, where she primarily studied classical repertoire. These days, she sings folk, rock, and pop songs with her husband, and hopes to expand herself to more soulful style.
Lauren’s vision for her vocal studio is a place where students of all backgrounds can find their own sound, and learn to sing confidently, skillfully, and joyously in a welcoming, rigorous, and lively environment.
Leyla is an artist, song/writer and certified teacher originally from Switzerland. She graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Musical Theater and The International Dance student program at Broadway Dance Center in New York.
Her current work includes singing, arranging music and recording an album for an independent record label in New York as well as teaching artistic German classes for children using music, theater and arts&crafts.
Leyla loves to inspire and create. She believes that we are meant to follow our heart and chase our dreams. Leyla is dedicated to facilitate a positive and safe space in order to unlock the potential of her students. Music is her passion and she trusts in the healing power of music. Therefore she extended her studies further as a Sound and Music Healing Practitioner as well as Reiki Master.
'Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.' -Plato
Lina Hager is a Voice and Music Teacher from Sweden. She’s been into music since she was a child, and she was singing in church with her dad. She started with piano lessons and helped out with the local church choir at an early age. As a teenager she was singing in different choirs and after senior high school she decided to study music. She began studying to become a Music Teacher at the Orebro University in Sweden, with singing as her main instrument. For four and a half years she studied music and pedagogy. After Lina got her degree as a Music Teacher she started teaching music at a senior high school in Jonkoping in the south of Sweden. Her subjects include Solo Vocals, Choral Singing and Ensemble. She has also continued to study Voice and has taken courses in Complete Vocal Technique.
As a singer Lina has been touring in Europe with different choirs and bands, among others Bullock Hearts, Praise Unit and Paddington. Lina is often performing with her husband Johannes, who works as a Music Producer. Together they playing in the band Bullock Hearts, which has been played frequently on the radio in Sweden and Finland. Lina has also been recording a lot of background vocals on different records and albums in Sweden.
In 2015 Lina started her own vocal studio, called You’re The Voice, where she teaches students in singing. To help people to find their own voice and expression through singing is a great passion for her, and she loves to inspire people and see them discover the joy in music and singing.
In the spring of 2016 Lina travelled to USA and in New York she met Justin Stoney at the NYVC. She really liked the philosophy, so she decided to attend the Teacher Training Course. The course has been amazing, and a great help for Lina in her profession as a Voice Teacher in Sweden.
Luanne Lewis Asta is the Founder and Director of Hamptons Learning Cottage. Luanne is an award winning Vocal Coach, whose merits include international Radio play in the United States and Canada, South America, Europe, and Africa. Luanne holds Certification in all Musikgarten Curricula (2020), as well as from New York Vocal Coaching (2015) and in business from The Canadian Securities Institute, Toronto (2000) and The Harvard School of Business in Negotiation Mastery (2021). Luanne currently studies voice under the direction of Kurt Alakulppi at The Juilliard School, in New York. She also serves as Music Director for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the Plainview Stake, Long Island.
Canadian vocal technician and coach Lynne Martin is a knowledgeable and experienced singer in all genres of music.
Born in the U.K where her love of singing began, Lynne has spent many years training with top vocal coaches and performing in everything from musicals, to community concerts and tours across Canada as part of a musical duo.
With over 15 years of teaching experience, Lynne loves the challenge of helping singers and aspiring singers of all ages take their singing to a whole new level with uniquely designed lessons tailored to each student’s specific voice.
Having successfully completed the Justin Stoney 40 Hour Teacher Training Course, Lynne is excited to hit the right note with her students and enjoy the musical journey together.
Lynne presently resides in Alberta, Canada with husband and 5 children.
María Teresa holds a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a Diploma in Vocology from Universidad de Chile, and a Certification in Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice therapy and Casper-Stone Confidencial Flow therapy with Katherine Verdolini. She has 5 years of experience doing voice therapy and voice training, working with actors, singers and music theatre companies in Chile. She recently graduated from the 40-hour Teacher training program in New York Vocal Coaching.
She has worked in several universities in Chile as an academic, coordinating and teaching courses related to the Voice Therapy and Training field, and is currently participating in a research project from Universidad de Chile, assessing the effect of a group of vocal exercises in behavioural dysphonia.
As a performer, she has worked as a back-up singer for various local bands, and is a songwriter since a young age. In the last three years, she has explored working in music theatre productions with companies like La Pianola (“La pérgola de las flores”, “No es gratis el amor”), Milenium (“Jesuschrist Superstar”) and Vitacura Corporation (“Miss Saigon”, “Les Miserables”).
Maria Millet is a singer from Barcelona, Spain. She started studying music, singing and playing piano at a very young age.
After finishing her music studies in Barcelona, her love for music led her to study in New York and Rio de Janeiro, where she specialized in Brazilian popular music. She is also passionate about contemporary and R&B music.
She has performed in many Spanish and Brazilian cities.
Maria is trained by Justin as a voice teacher with the 50 hour Teacher Training Program.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, vocalist and music teacher Maria Zarick currently fronts her soul/blues/rock band, Maria and the Freeboys alongside her acoustic jazz/soul duo Maria and Saul. A classically trained soprano, Maria also holds a BM in voice performance from the Ohio State University.
At Ohio State, she participated in numerous choirs, musical theater and operatic productions. Highlights from her undergraduate years include appearances as Eve in Children of Eden and Peggy in Godspell. She was a soloist and member of OSU's top choir, and was both a soloist and a music director for the a capella ensemble, Dynamic Contrast. She is a proud alumna of the Music and Service Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. After leaving OSU, Maria obtained certification as a Level 1 Orff Schulwerk teacher, and participated in Justin Stoney's New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Course. Maria has studied with a number of acclaimed teachers, including Janel Frazee, Dr. Karen Peeler, Dr. Tamara Regensberger, Dr. Keyona Willis, and David Urbon.
Maria returned to the Cincinnati area in 2013 and has spent the time since building studios in both voice and piano. Maria regularly teaches approximately 30 students and currently serves on the faculty of the Cincinnati School of Music. She also offers in-home private lessons throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Martin Mol is a singer, voice teacher, vocal producer and music director from Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Martin began his musical career as frontman, guitarist and songwriter in various bands. He has also been active as a solo singer/songwriter from an early age. His enthusiasm and interest in providing singing and voice training grew whilst studying to be a performing musician at the Rotterdam Conservatory. The most applied vocal techniques in Europe however appear to be mainly related to genres which unfortunately is at the expense of the authenticity of the vocalist.
After achieving his bachelor diploma at the Rotterdam Conservatory, Martin began his search for a singing technique which was not specifically genre related and one that does not get in the way of the sound and focus of the performer; where the capabilities of the voice can be credible under all circumstances. In order to develop a broader vision Martin decided to look for singing coaches outside of the Netherlands and as such ended up at New York Vocal Coaching. After a number of private lessons with Justin Stoney, Martin decided to sign up for the 50 hour teacher training program with him.
In the Netherlands Martin provides singing coaching and voice training from two locations in Amsterdam and via Skype. Martin works closely together with ENT specialists and speech therapists where there is question of voice restoration (following an operation for example) or after voice problems identified through incorrect voice use. Martin is also a sought after freelance vocal coach for auditions and coaching during singing related television programmes. Martin has been involved with various television programmes such as: The Winner Is… (Dutch and German version), The Voice of Holland, X-Factor and Holland’s’ Got Talent.
Mary Candler is a Brooklyn-based voice teacher, actor, and singer. Her studio, Joyful Singing, inspires students to find their truest voices and sing their hearts out. Mary holds a BA in Music from Duke University (NC) and an MFA in Classical Theatre from The Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting (DC). She has worked as a professional actor and singer for over ten year playing roles like Amalia/She Loves Me, Juliet/Romeo and Juliet, Maria/West Side Story, Audrey/Little Shop of Horrors, and Anne/Diary of Anne Frank.
Mary has worked with a number of exceptional voice teachers during her career, but is most thrilled by the training she received at New York Vocal Coaching. She strives to bring that level of excellence to her students in a fun and joyful experience. While not teaching, Mary can be found running her theatre company, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre.
Matthew Johnson is a singer, actor, and dancer in the Connecticut/New York area, with a focus in musical theatre, operetta, and opera. He has also been teaching private voice lessons for three years and counting.
Since being bitten by the theatre bug in sixth grade, Matthew has performed in over one hundred stage productions. He is thankful to have worked with a large number of diverse directors, cast, and crew members. Most recently, in the summer of 2016, Matthew acted as an intern with Summer Theatre of New Canaan, performing in their childrens’ production of James and the Giant Peach as Ladahlord and their mainstage production of West Side Story as Glad Hand. Through this, he became an EMC with Actors’ Equity.
After becoming hungry for more vocal knowledge, Matthew came across NYVC’s Teacher Training Program and dove in with both feet. Though he graduated with the fall semester of 2016, Matthew believes his learning will never come to an end, and strives to gain more knowledge on the voice each and every day.
As a teacher, Matthew encourages each student’s uniqueness, seeks to inspire confidence, and aims to make lessons full of vocal growth and self discovery.
Michael is a voice teacher located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. He has always been interested in music and sound, with musical inspirations mainly residing in musical theatre, rock, and film; however he enjoys a wide range of genres from pop all the way to classical. Highly musical he has studied cello, music theory, piano, singing, and continues to develop his vocal capabilities and skill as a pianist.
Sounds of the voice have always inspired him. Over the years this fascination has only grown; specifically in regards to how all sounds of the voice are created and how others, including himself, can make them. As a result he has gained expertise in vocal technique across all styles through personal study, and most notably by training under his voice teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching with whom he continues to study and has also completed Justin's 40-hour Voice Teacher Training & Certification.
Michael’s teaching is built upon the foundation that nearly all sounds of the voice can be created by anyone and that a person can achieve much more with their voice than first imagined. Making a point to not label singers; as in, not labelling voices as low/high, powerful/soft, contemporary/operatic (etc.). He believes every voice is capable of an extremely wide spectrum of sounds.
Michael trains people to sing how they have always wanted to sing and is in love with that process.
Michelle is a dedicated singer with more than twelve years of professional experience. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from The New School University. She has performed in New York City for seven years as well as across the nation at special events. Theatre Credits include: Come Dance With Me (Soloist), Laundry and Bourbon (Amy Lee), 1776 (Martha Jefferson), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia), Fiddler on the Roof (Grandma Tzeitel/Chorus), Annie Get Your Gun (Chorus), Working (Candy Cottingham).
Izaar is a regular performer, vocalist, songwriter, voice teacher and academic educator for Academy of Rock Singapore. His background spans more than 12 years of performing as a vocalist in various bands and currently he fronts for Singapore’s premier Reggae band, Bushmen and pop/rock outfit, Inertia.
Izaar has been a voice teacher at Academy Of Rock for the past 7 years and has graduated with a Grade 8 in Rockschool Vocals and a Level 6 Licentiate Diploma in Rockschool Performance (Vocal). Recently, he has also graduated from the 10-hour Voice Teacher Training Course conducted by Justin Stoney at New York Vocal Coaching. Apart from being a full-time Voice Teacher, he is also a key member in Academy Of Rock Singapore’s academic department, where he helps to develop vocal training and design academic materials as well as coaching & mentoring new staff.
Artist and vocal instructor, Montez Terrell, hails from the city of Nashville where he honed his craft and artistry by undergoing artist development and vocal conditioning training from Bravo Voice Studios. It is here in Music City where Montez wrote, recorded, and performed on many of Nashville's legendary stages including the Hard Rock Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry. He specializes in contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, and Jazz.
Helping youth, who also share the love of music, is one of his biggest passions. In pursuit of this vision, Montez has spent time teaching songwriting camps to the talented youth of Nashville.
Continuing to merge his love for teaching and passion for music, he joined the Murfreesboro Voice Lessons team in 2014 as a voice instructor. It was here that Montez spent time tailoring voice lessons for each of his passionate and thriving singers. Montez currently teaches at Cardon Studios in Washington, DC where shares his love for the art of music with those who embody a similar desire and passion.
Mutsuko Kawamoto is a jazz vocalist and educator based in Hiroshima, Japan. Mutsuko’s grandparents were survivors of the atomic bomb that changed so many lives. Her grandfather was a “Shigin Master”, a specialist in a traditional way of reciting Chinese poems.
When she was six years old, Mutsuko's family moved to White Plains, New York. After living in New York for three years, they returned home to Hiroshima. Mutsuko majored in foreign studies at Osaka University and earned a degree in linguistics.
During her university days, Mutsuko started singing in a club band. In 2002, during a short study-abroad stay in New York City, she visited the Village Vanguard and discovered jazz. This experience changed her life, and from that time she knew she wanted to be a jazz singer. With this new passion, she began her career of singing jazz in 2004 in Osaka.
After spending time performing, practicing and gaining experience, Mutsuko took another big step in pursuing her dream: she released her first album, “Muz Quartet.” The album's release in 2008 marked a milestone in her jazz singing career, and she knew that this would be the first of many albums to come. In 2012 she released another album, “Live at Mister Kelly's”, recorded with three legendary musicians: guitarist Kazuhiko Takeda, pianist Satoru Ajimine, and bassist Kousuke Inoue. With such a talented group, she was pleasantly surprised to be chosen “The Best Female Vocalist of 2012” [ by “Jazz Page” ].
In an effort to share her passion for jazz, Mutsuko has started “Jazz Jaken Hiroshima”, a project to promote the local jazz scene, and she holds frequent performances around her hometown. She also does voice training, teaches English pronunciation, and recently achieved a lifelong goal of opening a vocal studio in Hiroshima. Now she teaches not just jazz singers, but pop singers, children and elderly people, and does professional English-Japanese translations. Through years of practice and performance, Mutsuko has developed beautiful expression, natural pronunciation, great technique, and a sense of jazz.
Nate Plummer is originally from Chippewa Falls, WI. He started performing at the age of 7 with the various theatre groups in his local community. He attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and graduated with a Comprehensive Theatre Arts Degree with emphases in Theatre for Youth / Education and Performance. He studied Theatre for Youth / Education with Dr. Jennifer Chapman of The American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) and worked with her in numerous capacities in her Touring Theatre & Theatre Outreach Programming.
Nate completed his Theatre Education Internship at Birder Studio (formerly Performer’s Workshop) of De Pere, WI under the direction of Artistic Director Alicia Birder. During his time there, he taught courses such as Beginning Acting, Audition Techniques, Character Analysis, Private Voice, as well as serving as Music Director / Co-Director for numerous musical revues and productions.
Upon graduating he joined the Missoula Children’s Theatre International Tour Project as a Tour Actor & Director (Teaching Artist) where he taught hour-long musical productions to children ages 6 – 18 all over the country. In 2014 Nate joined the acting company of the Arkansas Art Center Children’s Theatre in Little Rock, AR where also served as a lead teaching artist / educational programming advisor. He helped design and establish the new educational programming for their 2015 – 2016 season, as well as coordinating the programing with the National Theatre Education Standards established by AATE.
Nate has studied with Andrew Cooke – musical director of Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Guthrie Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, and numerous Broadway and regional theatre productions, and Brett Schrier – Composer, Musical Director / Conductor for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, numerous Broadway National Tours and regional theatre productions, and Director of Broadway Playground. In the fall of 2016, Nate received his Advanced Vocal Coaching / Teaching Certification from the Internationally known New York Vocal Coaching under the instruction of Justin Stoney in New York City.
Nate founded Stage Door Unlocked in 2015. Since it’s opening, the studio has worked with clients in over 35 states, every US time zone, and 12 countries.. His E Books and Musical Theatre Repertoire Guides have sold hundreds of copies all over the world. Stage Door Unlocked’s workshops have served over 5000 participants to date all over North America.
He has been a featured guest on NATS Chat with Dr. Kari Ragan, The Full Voice Podcast with Nikki Loney, and is a contributor to Full Voice Music’s Teacher Guide (available on Amazon here.) In 2020, Nate joined the team at Grosh Backdrops & Drapery as a production consultant and blogger. His posts can be found here.
Nate is a proud member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), MTEA (Musical Theatre Educators Alliance), The Voice Foundation, and is considered a resident expert in musical theatre, auditioning, and pedagogy techniques with several teaching forums and organizations. He is also a member of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, directs productions for various organizations around the midwest, and is a frequent presenter and clinician / adjudicator for various organizations around the country.
Nate Plummer’s selected performance credits include:
Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Gibbs in Our Town, Green Dog in Go, Dog. GO!, Rumpelstiltskin in Rumpelstiltskin (The Musical), The Prince / Others in The Little Mermaid (The Musical), The Cat in the Hat in Seussical, and Snail in A Year with Frog and Toad.
Nicky is a New York based voice teacher, performer and award winning composer. She is a graduate of New York Vocal Coaching's Voice Training and Teacher Certification (40h) under Justin Stoney. She has been privileged to have been mentored by Tony and Grammy award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights) and to have worked with musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell).
Nicky has been teaching for over 10 years both privately and in schools and camps across New York, New Jersey and Toronto, Canada. Her work as a multi faceted artist has given her the unique ability to teach not only with a solid technical foundation but with an eye and ear for telling story through song. She currently works with students of all ages and levels and offers lessons in her home studio in Hudson Heights, New York City or online via Skype.
Nicky is currently a member of the Advanced BMI musical theatre workshop where she was awarded the Jean Banks Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. She is the recipient of a 2017 ASCAP Plus Award and her musicals have been nominated for theatre awards across Canada. She has trained in music through the Berklee School of Music, studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and is a graduate of Ryerson University's Theatre Acting program.
Nicky’s songs have been showcased at 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Theatre Barn. She was honored to have written an original song for Colm Wilkinson that was featured in Music of the Night-a tribute to Colm Wilkinson. When not teaching or writing, she is in the voice over world recording commercials, audio books and is the voice of Simply Orange Canada.
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz is an active working performing artist here in NYC! Her most recent work includes performing as the leading lady in the Off Broadway hit show Spamilton. She is extremely grateful to New York Vocal Coaching for their continued support and for the opportunity to pass down her experience and knowledge to future students.
Nitya Thomas is an Inspirational Singer, Song-writer and Voice Teacher based in New York City. Classically trained in Vocal Performance at the Mannes College of Music, she has been singing and playing piano since the age of six. She is deeply passionate about Sacred and Inspirational music and currently is the soloist at the prestigious First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lincoln Centre in Manhattan. In 2014, Nitya released a 3 song Inspirational Music EP called Awakenings, showcasing her vocal talents as a classical crossover artist with a pop edge. Produced and orchestrated by Peter Link, this album also marked Nitya’s debut as a song-writer and composer.
Nitya began teaching Voice after completing the 3-month Intensive Voice Teacher Training in 2016. Years of musical training, curiosity about vocal technique and now a solid understanding of the mechanics of the voice, enable her to work with students of all ages, across all genres and styles. Nitya is passionate about the transformative role that the Arts can play in developing character and providing life-skills, as she has experienced with her own life.
Nitya also holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and worked for several years in the Investment Banking world before moving to New York City to pursue a career in Music.
Oliver Dagum is a Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Performer, Independent Music Professional and Vocal Coach from Mount Holly, NJ and Manhattan NY. Oliver has been performing since he was 9 years old and has won numerous contests and awards in singing. He immigrated to the United States to fulfill his dreams to become a successful singer.
Fate had rerouted him continue his passion in the military by joining the United States Air Force. He still continued to sing while he was in the service. Notably called upon and requested to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” on different awards and ceremonies held by the military. In 2008, he decided to audition for Air Forces Entertainment’s “Tops in Blue” A special group that comprises of talented performers and musicians where 80 was selected to audition out of hundreds of applicants in the Air Force. He was then selected to be one of 10 male vocalists in the group where they toured around the world performing over 135 shows to military families in the United States and overseas locations.
In 2010 he moved to New Jersey where he learned how to record and produce his own music. He started his plan to fulfill his dream. He became a project manager for Making Music New York, a program where the city opens up one day to all singer and music performers. When he is given places to perform, he recruits performers for that spot. Besides performing himself in places like Coney Island, Foley Square by the New York Supreme Court and Dag Hammarksjold Park.
When he separated from the military in 2015, he has completed his Music Business Certification from Berklee College of Music Online and a diploma from Raritan Bay Guitar Repair learning how to set up guitars for musicians that helped him save by setting up his own guitars. Recently, he was one of the 24 that was selected out of 80 that auditioned to be a part of MTA’s Music Under New York and one of the few people selected for NJ Transit’s Music in Motion Program. The singers selected are given the opportunity to perform in the New York City Subway and NJ transit train stations. Because of his selections after separating from the military, a NJ.com reporter did and article about him called “From service to subways, N.J.military vet pursue musical dream”. He is also a Grammy Associate Member selected by the Recording Academy.
After years of singing and performing he wanted to help out singers that experienced the same problem that everyone encounters, trying to find your own voice. “I knew I could sing but it took me a long time to figure out how I should sound like. I tried to sound like singers that were out of my range and forced myself to be like them when really, I was not like them at all. The moment I found my voice, I was more comfortable and relaxed and that made a big difference in my singing. So I want to be able to help others get to that point that took me years to realize”. He then enrolled at the New York Vocal Coaching and took the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program. Under the guidance of Justin Stoney, Oliver has learned ideas about vocal methods and how to create a compassionate and appealing environment for upcoming singers and performers to be able to learn and overcome barriers.
A native of Bangkok, Thailand, Padcha began singing nearly eight years ago because she needed “voice training” for her news career. Little did she know then that singing, and now teaching voice, would become something she cannot imagine living without. Before New York, Padcha studied voice under leading teachers in Thailand and, in October 2013, journeyed to New York Vocal Coaching where she completed the Voice Teacher Training under Justin Stoney.
In January 2014, Padcha’s “Studio Voice Box” officially opened its doors for Bangkok singers to come sparkle, work on their techniques, and nurture their love for singing. She plans to welcome everyone who walks through its door with open arms and absolute certainty that they will leave with a better understanding of their voice and a heart that knows singing is theirs to keep and share with the world.
As someone who revels in the arts, Padcha holds Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Mills College, CA, and her books of poetry are published and read in colleges and graduate programs across the US. She also plays piano and flute.
Paola is a professional vocalist and singer-songwriter based in Beirut, Lebanon.
She had a big crush on music since her little age. She started exploring her passion at the age of 12 ; she studied guitar lessons at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music, and three years later, was already the beautiful leading vocalist of a school band, and a songwriter too.
Performing in concerts and events was only the start of a music career, Paola made sure to nourish constantly through ongoing learning and practice. Singing lessons was the next challenge she decided to undertake at the age of 18, while completing her BA in advertising and marketing at Notre Dame University (NDU).
Starting her journey at Lebanon's premier live music venue and one of its trendiest nightlife spots, the Music Hall (Beirut and Dubai), she beautifully performed many music genres varying from 2009 to 2013. It was not too long before renowned venues started hosting Paola for their weddings and events.
Paola has also joined “Heartbeat” in 2013, the humanitarian association that aids children born with heart diseases, contributing in their fundraising concerts and events with her beautiful voice.
She also performed at The Formula1 Abu Dhabi in 2015 and in different others venues in Dubai.
The next step for Paola was the small screen from where she appeared to her audience as a host in famous local TV programs on MTV Lebanon, LBCI Lebanon, MBC Dubai and many others.
Today, Paola and her band captivate the audience with their dazzling show wherever they go, singing for the stars of poprock, reggae, funk and jazz, in English, French, Italian and Spanish. They mainly perform in weddings and events all over the globe.
She is also currently working on her Debut EP that will be released in 2018.
She has always been asked to teach voice lessons so she started assisting her vocal coach and this is when she realized she has a passion for teaching and decided to enroll in the New York Vocal Coaching summer voice teacher training. Justin served as an inspiration for Paola, his teaching had a big impact on her and she learned a lot from him during her stay in New York. The course has been so complete on all levels and she is now ready to start her voice teaching journey!
Rachel is a New York based voice teacher who used to only sing in her closet. The path to performing solo in Carnegie Hall was filled with self-exploration and dedicated mentors and teachers. Though singing and music are at the heart of who she is, helping others find their way is what she is most passionate about. She has worked with students who want to improve their voice for their own personal joy as well as with professionals who want to increase their range, stamina and audition abilities. Be it singing on stage, or singing in the shower, she believes having the reliability of a solid technique is what allows students to express themselves exactly how they intend.
In addition to teaching, Rachel has worked as a professional classical singer for over 20 years. During that time, she won national competitions and traveled to Europe to sing with festivals and opera companies. For 15 years she sang as a soloist and core member of The Philadelphia Singers where she worked with world renowned conductors in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln center. Recently, she has been performing as a jazz singer. She finds that making this transition has only added to her extensive teaching abilities. As a voice teacher, Rachel studied vocal pedagogy at the Mannes College of Music. She also studied under Justin Stoney and completed the NYCC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program.
Rachel Sarah Thomas is a teaching artist with ten years of performing and recording experience in the contemporary, pop, and radio jingle arenas. She studied in the classical voice program with Luretta Bybee at the University of Michigan and Alexander Technique with Mary Jean Allen (What Every Singer Needs To Know About The Body). After studying classically, she shifted her focus to contemporary music and original composition. In her recordings she has worked with Grammy Winners Tha Bizness, internationally renowned rapper Talib Kweli and producer Thelonius Martin. She has songs licensed by the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network, the Wrigley Corporation, indie hit film Henry Gambles Birthday Party, and television series Twenty-Fiveish. She has performed as a supporting artist for Femi Kuti, Thievery Corporation, and K. Flay. She also works with Starbeat Studios in Deerfield, Il lending her voiceover and writing skills to various nationally and regionally syndicated jingles including Celebrity Scoop for WGN radio, American Weather-makers, and Tri-State Carpet and Floor.
She believes in empowering her students with impeccable technique and coaching them in the stylized and emotional realm of contemporary performance to create formidable singers. She teaches each student the WHY behind each exercise so the student gains a deeper understanding of their own voice. In addition to foundational vocal technique and performance skills, she likes to expand her students vocal vocabulary by having them explore treatments and executions they might not be used to. Riffs, Scatting, Melodic and Rhythmic Improvisation as well as Vocal Tone play are all explored, obviously catering to the style and genre preferred by the student. She is taking students of all ages, and is happy to accept vocalists who want to work on writing their own songs, helping them achieve their desired vocal sound and preparing them for the studio process. She coaches singers prepping for auditions and performances, and helps students who just want to KILL IT on karaoke night gain vocal confidence. She’s excited to teach you!
Graduado em Música (licenciatura) pela USP–RP (2008), atualmente desenvolve pesquisas na área de técnica vocal e regência coral. Realizou diversos encontros, cursos, oficinas e workshops em sua área de pesquisa destacando-se o Curso de Regência Coral (2005 e 2007) ministrado pelo diretor da Universidade de Tübingen – Alemanha, Tobias Hiller, I Encontro de Jovens Pesquisadores da USP – RP (2009), onde apresentou sua pesquisa “Regência Coral: levantamento crítico da bibliografia brasileira”, Oficina de Coro Infantil (2011) ministrada pela maestrina Margrete Enevold (Dinamarca), especialista em pedagogia vocal e didática de coro infantil. Estudou técnica vocal com os mais renomados professores do cenário nacional, como o maestro Marconi Araújo, Wagner Barbosa e Márcio Markkx e também cerfiticou-se em Nova Iorque (2015) no programa “Voice Teacher Training”, ministrado pelo fundador e presidente da escola de canto New York Vocal Coaching, Justin Stoney. É maestro titular do Coro Experimental de Franca, do Coro Infanto-Juvenil de Franca, professor de técnica vocal e cantor.
Rafael DeFaria currently makes his home in Boca Raton, FL. Originally from Brazil he has been a singer/performer since 7 years old and has been trained vocally by some of the best teachers in the United States and overseas. It was his passion for music, only matched by his desire to use it to impact lives, that propelled him to pursue the area of Worship Leading.
Rafael is a Dallas Baptist University Alumni where he studied Music. He also had the opportunity to join as a Staff Worship Leader at one of the most creative churches in America, Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX.
While in Dallas he had the opportunity to engage in Voice Teaching, as a staff teacher at Christ For The Nations Institute.
At Fellowship Church his skills as a vocalist and performer were shaped to excellence and his style ranged from Contemporary, to Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz and Musical Theatre.
Before opening Radical Coaching Studios, Rafael trained as a voice teacher under Justin Stoney and completed the New York Vocal Coaching 40-hour Teacher Training adding so much to his experience as a Vocal Coach.
At the studio he coaches along with his wife Camilla DeFaria in a variety of styles. By offering individual and group lessons, both local and long distance via Skype, in English and Portuguese, they reach students of all ages, levels, backgrounds and nationalities.
They train worship teams from different churches, providing voice lessons and workshops. They also work with studios assisting recording artists preparing them for studio sessions.
Their great passion and strong technique work hand-in-hand in helping students intentionally improve how they sound.
Rafael graduated from NYVC and lives and teaches voice in Brooklyn NY. He has been singing and performing in choirs and synagogues from age 9. Rafael specializes in vocal stamina, teaching grade school and singing nights and weekends all while keeping a clear, healthy and strong voice. His favorite teaching styles are middle-eastern, pop, opera and rock. Rafael's passion for teaching and sharp vocal analyzing skills make him a gifted teacher who gets results fast.
He can be reached at 908-675-7934 or email@example.com
Regina Noel Downing is the owner and instructor of the Regina Noel Music Studio in Decorah, Iowa. She teaches both private piano and private voice lessons (both in studio and on Skype), as well as offers group classes and unique studio projects. Regina also volunteers her services teaching general music to a local preschool and ballroom dance for wedding dances.
Regina has taught music for the last 12 years, played piano since the age of 8, and started singing as early as she can remember. Her father, Stephen Lee Yarbrough, was a theory, composition, and ear training professor at the University of South Dakota, as well as a nationally sought-after composer. Awarded music scholarships to 3 colleges and universities, Regina chose Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for her BA in Physical Education and Music. Shortly after graduation, she went on for her MA in Elementary Education. Having successfully completed the New York Vocal Coaching Company Teacher Training course, she offers a well-balanced approach to all aspects of teaching music. The professional education she received from Justin Stoney provides flawless pedagogy that she has found transformative for students of various ages, styles, and individual differences. Regina has a passion for inspiring musicians to dream big, give big, and plan accordingly. Each lesson is catered specifically for each individual. Regina takes great pride in offering the best music education in the best environment in which to study: fun, positive, and passionate.
Renee Finkelstein “Radharani” is a singer of Indian and World devotional and sacred music. She sings with many other World and New Age artists at festivals through the USA. Her debut album “Just One Drop” was released in 2016 through White Swan Records, a label for yoga-related music, and it is being reviewed in yoga and spiritual magazines world-wide. She specializes teaching music as a personal practice and a tool for healing and upliftment. She also emphasizes the element of musical community through her choir workshops and classes.
Renee graduated with honors from Cornell University in 2002, with coursework in music and the arts. She subsequently spent around 4 years in India studying Indian classical music and Sanskrit along with Indian philosophy. She currently takes people on pilgrimage to sacred sites in India, alongside her teaching and performing.
Renee's voice lessons emphasize the journey of self-discovery. She brings in elements of yoga, meditation and traditional Indian music to her classes. These tools are used to help train the ear, refine the voice, and bring an artist into their authentic self-expression.
For Robin Avery vocalist and songwriter, following her dreams has always led to music. From the time she was a little girl, Robin was infatuated with music and performing. A native of Florida, she grew up on Miami Beach. She began at an early age singing and dancing to pop tunes in front of her stereo and when she was 9 wrote her first song and won her first talent contest. From the ages of 11 to 16 she was the lead soloist in her school choir. Having her journey temporarily turned away from the musical path, Robin immersed herself in academia and eventually earned a Ph.D. in psychology. She pursued a career as a neuropsychologist in California, working with stroke victims and patients with head injuries, but never abandoning her musical spirit and passion. Later, returning to South Florida, that same musical passion inspired Robin to begin the pursuit of her lifelong dream to write and sing her own songs.
She’s performed at numerous city events and night clubs in South Florida as well as festivals like the Hollywood International Music and Arts Festival, the Abacoa Music And Arts Festival , the Miami International Book Fair, and SunFest, the largest outdoor music festival in South Florida, where she performed as concert opening act for Bruce Hornsby. Other highlights for Robin include performing at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts in association with Women In Jazz South Florida, the Arts At St. John's concert series on Miami Beach, as well as the Jazz For Peace event (Fort Lauderdale).
While you may hear echoes of Sade, Marvin Gaye, Carole King there can be no mistake that Robin Avery's music and voice are all her own. In 2008 she released the single Light The Way a song for all earth citizens to awaken to righting social injustices and respecting the environment. For the week of August 1, 2008 Light The Way was included as part of the TM Jones Hit Disc compilation that also had cuts from superstars Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and Natalie Cole as well as singer/comedian Wayne Brady and Dutch sax sensation Candy Dulfer. TM Studios distributes these discs to over 5,400 stations worldwide, as well as satellite and internet networks, websites and the Armed Forces Radio Network. The song's music video features images aimed at reminding the viewer about the magnificence of the planet put in our charge. It was directed by veteran film director and MTV pioneer Ken Ross of Cyclone Pictures, Inc.
In her 2005 release, The Way You Hold Me, Robin teamed up with producers Paul Banman and Greg Minnick, as well as world class musicians Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report tours and recordings), Leo Brooks (Lauryn Hill, Pit Bull tours), Jonathan Joseph (Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Zawinul Syndicate, and Ricky Martin tours) to offer her unique fusion of smooth jazz and R&B/Pop. With lyrical reflections on life and love, Robin's songs flow to the rhythm of life covering the joys and pangs of men and women who are trying to connect, separate, or find their own meanings. Avery’s cover version of The Cars’ Drive, which featured top smooth jazz saxman Warren Hill and was the featured single on The Way You Hold Me, received airplay on over 50 smooth jazz stations nationwide. Sandy Shore of smoothjazz.com said of Avery’s The Way you Hold Me: “slick, crisp production, fresh and cool vocal tunes...create a fantastic listening experience from the beginning to the final track. Radio & Records’ smooth jazz editor Carol Archer adds, “Avery’s a new artist to me - a damned good one, too.”
Robin's newest work is her soon to be released world music project Rose. She and producer Paul Banman, are joined by guest musicians Leo Brooks-bass (Lauryn Hill, Pit Bull tours), Mitch Farber-guitar (Julio Iglesias tour), Hector Neciosup-percussion (Tania Maria tour), and Quinton Robinson-drums (Gladys Knight recording) adding their creativity and inspiration to the recording.
Rudy DeJuan Campbell-Smith is the Founder of Love, Music & Soul Entertainment Records and DC Vocal Coaching Studios. Mr. Smith is a native New Yorker raised in Washington Heights. He is an accomplished Singer Songwriter, Musician, Voice Teacher/ Vocal Coach, Producer, and Actor who is a Tap Dancer. Mr. Smith graduated from Nyack College with his Bachelors of Science in Business with a focus on Management, even though Mr. Smith was originally accepted into Nyack College for Interdisciplinary degree with an emphasis on vocal performance, piano and pastoral ministry. During his time there, he was a member of the jazz ensemble. Rudy was also a guitarist with the praise & worship team for chapel services for one year in the Manhattan Campus.
During his high school years, Rudy joined the school chorale, and performed part of a special ensemble for all four years. While in high school Rudy performed in a lot of school plays and musicals, such as West Side Story, and Guys and Dolls. Rudy at the age of 14 was accepted into the Julliard Repertoire Program for Classical & Contemporary Voice Technique, which he studied with some of the most noted teachers in the nation. Rudy was also part of All-City High School Chorus performing at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fischer Hall and Lincoln Center Arts Building along with performing in Spain, France and Budapest; Rudy was already a very accomplished Classical Singer, Sectional Leader in All-City for Bass and Baritone by the age of 15. Rudy co-founded an all-boys music group called Voices of Harmony in high school, which was signed to RCA Records by Producers Rick Petrecco and Jimmy Putignang. Rudy under RCA Records became a background vocalist on various records and for artists such as Jon Secada. Mr. Smith is also Spoken Word Artist and Poet who has performed at Nuyorican Poets Café and SOB’s Lounge in NYC. Mr. Smith also had the opportunity to join Hezekiah Walker’s Choir, and CUNY Mass Gospel Choir. The Host of cable music show, “Ear to Da’ Ground,” for Bass Line Entertainment Inc. Mr. Smith has performed at the Apollo Theatre as a background singer for Indie artists. As a songwriter, Rudy has contributed to songs such as “Bright Lights, and Leanin.”
Rudy was also discovered by Julie Taymor:
...Rudy one day working as an Usher doing his clean up in the New Amsterdam theatre was singing, of course Rudy thought he was by himself when a tap on the shoulder gets his attention. It’s Julie Taymor the Creator of Lion King. Ms. Taymor heard Rudy’s voice and approached him saying, “Have you ever thought of auditioning for Lion King?” Shocked and a big yes flew out of Rudy’s mouth and Ms. Taymor set up Rudy’s audition for Lion King. Hesitant at first, Rudy’s friend Christopher Jackson (Grown-Up Simba, Original Cast, and the Heights) convinced Rudy to go for it! And Tsidii Le Loka, who Rudy had become close with and looked up to as an Actor, pushed him to the audition. Chris Jackson “What do you have to lose since Julie Taymor is interested in you. Screw the tattoos! Go for it!” Suffice to say Rudy audition once and had 16 callbacks. I will let you figure it out from there… Rudy (DeJuan Campbell) also performed in various Off-Broadway productions, “Nothing But the Blues” and Shakespearean plays such as Othello and Hamlet. Rudy has studied under the late Great Acclaimed Songwriter and Guitarist “Larry” Lawrence Lucie, who played with the late Great Duke Ellington, studied Guitar under Tamara Hey, Anne Husic (NYC Guitar School), and Jack Baker (Fretted Instruments). Rudy has also studied Functional piano under Jazz Pianist Prof. Jon Werking, Prof. Hughes for Jazz, and Pianist Prof. Lawrence Wilson. Rudy has studied Classical Voice technique and Musical Composition under NY Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Director Prof. Douglas Anderson and All-City and All-State Director Ann-Marie Hudley. Rudy has also studied drums under Rafiq D. Nelson (Child Prodigy who played with Grover Washington Jr. at 13). Rudy has studied under Actress and Acting Coach JoAnna Rhinehart (Law & Order, As The World Turns, Second Sight, and Damages).
Ruti Halvani is an internationally acclaimed singer and teacher based in Israel. She is the head of the Contemporary Music Vocal Department at the Ra'aanana Music Center, one of Israel's leading music education institutes. Before she received this position she was a singing tutor at the Goldsmith College in London University and the director of JMI's Jewish Song School at SOAS London University. The vocal coaching offered by Ruti is complimentary with her work as a life coach, in which she facilitates students' breakthroughs in their career and personal life.
After developing, for 20 years, an internationally acclaimed operatic singing career in Europe, she went on to master contemporary singing styles such as jazz, music theatre, pop, ethnic and Israeli repertoire. Her versatility and excellence as a singer combined with her long experience as a vocal teacher and wicked sense of humor make her a perfect choice for anyone who wants to take their singing to the highest level.
Ruti is the author of "How to choose your singing teacher" book http://www.amazon.com/Ruti-Halvani/e/B009DA5RRE
“Ruti, you gave me courage to sing and helped me open up; you are a wonderful teacher who was always there for me. Through working with you I had the privilege of fulfilling a life time dream - to sing. Thank you” ( A.G, Carmel Women Vocal Group)
“Ruti, thank you for three excellent years of vocal and personal growth. Your genuine interest and understanding of people, for their strengths, weakness and sensitivities are truly remarkable.” Hagit. S – Yoga instructor, Israel
S. Adithyanarayanan, fondly known as "Adi" started his basic training in South Indian Classical music(Carnatic music) at the tender age of 4 and he showed incredible talent and progress, that, he made his concert debut by the age of 9! Since then he has been performing regularly all over India as well as abroad. He is a winner of numerous titles and awards. Some of his awards have been mentioned below:
Winner of “The Best Individual performer” for his concert in the HCL Concert Series at Music Academy for the year 2016. Winner of MS Subbulakshmi Hindu Saregama Award 2015 instituted jointly by "The Hindu" and "Saregama" after going through a very tough competition. Youngest to receive this award to date. Winner of the Maham Sangeetha Nakshatra(Music Star) award -2016 Winner of the Best Vocalist – Award from Madras Music Academy in their 27th Spirit of Youth concert Festival held in August 2015 Winner – AIR(All India Radio) competitions held in Aug 2014 in the Classical Music and Devotional music categories Accredited AIR B Grade artist awarded directly for winning the All India Level Competition in both categories Title "Golden Voice of 2014 – Tanishq Swarna Sangeetham" in a "reality show" for Carnatic music conducted by RajTV and Tanishq. Striking feature of this contest is that contestants are required to sing different genres like, Fusion, Film Songs, light devotionals, patriotic songs, wedding songs through about 12 rounds of gruelling elimination process. Winner of the shoot yourself singing an "Aalaap"- world wide contest(no specified age limit) conducted by an organization called "Aalaap" in Aug 2013. Winner - "Times Thyagaraja Award" - Feb 2013 in a competition held by Times of India. Contestants were chosen from among the best concerts by city sabhas/Music Organisations. Times of India conducted the contest with renowned musicians, Smt Sudha Raghunathan and Shri OS Arun as judges in December’12 Season. "Ramakrishnaiyya Pantulu Award" for his outstanding performances in Music from none other than Shri Dr Balamuralikrishna during December 2012. "Most promising upcoming youngster in Music" in Nov 2010. "POGO Amazing Kid" award for the year 2009 by POGO TV Channel for Kids And the list goes on…
Adi has always been fascinated about the mechanics of Voice Production at a very early age. He worked hard to know more deeply about the human voice and discussed with many knowledgeable musicians and voice experts. With this knowledge he could get through the period of ‘Voice transition’ during his adolescent age understanding what he has to do and what he should not do. He came to know about the Voice teacher training course conducted by New York Vocal Coaching at NYC through his friend. He jumped and grabbed this opportunity, AND is now a "Certified Voice Teacher" from the institution, coached by its founder - the ever incredible Justin Stoney. Adi is quite versatile and open to many genres of music. While he looks forward to incorporating his learning in his field of Carnatic Music, he is keen to spread the knowledge and make ‘Facile Singers’ out of every one of the aspirants in their chosen genre of music.
Samyukta was trained in classical South Indian vocal music starting at age 8. She had begun singing in the South Indian music circuit by age 13, and a just a few years later had given invited solo concerts at a number of historic venues across the region. Since then, her experience as a classical Indian singer has been bolstered by an active performance career that included several cities in South Africa and the United States.
While she was a graduate student at Columbia, Samyukta had the chance to collaborate with and learn from some of the amazing talent the New York City has to offer. She has found herself thriving in this nexus of different musical styles, ranging from classical South Indian to out-and-out rock. In recent summers she's worked and performed with her band Electrik Buddha (www.electrikbuddha.com) here in the city. Staying true to her roots, she spends the Carnatic music season performing back in India.
Samyukta came to New York Vocal Coaching to learn how to incorporate vocal technique in to her own style of singing and to begin a career as a vocal teacher of Carnatic Music. She is excited to share what she has learned with students, in India, the United States, and thanks to modern technology, all across the world. Her belief is that modern developments in western vocal techniques as taught by New York Vocal Coaching can be effectively adapted and brought into the realm of Carnatic music. Crucial advancements in technique, she believes, will bring increased longevity, stamina, quality, and vocal awareness, to what has been an art form that has been primarily taught "by feel". She is happy to work with a range of singers, from professionals, recreational singers to young children.
Sara Jane Isom is currently the Co-Producer and the Artistic Director of the Camp Humphrey’s Theatre in South Korea. Her love for performance and music has spanned most of her life, having discovered her passion for the various art forms at the age of seven.
Sara has performed in, directed, choreographed, and/or musically directed over fifty productions in several states, and three different countries. Some favorites include: Showboat (Magnolia), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Steal Magnolias (Shelby), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Spamalot (Lady of Lake), Lucky Stiff (Director/Choreographer), Kiss Me, Kate (Director/ Music Director), Into the Woods Jr. (Choreographer), Oliver (Director), and You Can’t Take it With You (Director).
Her passion for theatre led her to Western Wyoming College where she earned her Associates in Musical Theatre. She then attained her Bachelor’s at Troy University, minoring in both Dance and Business. After, Sara continued her studies at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, also completing the New York Vocal Coaching’s Teacher’s Program with Justin. While completing her studies, she held a position as her church’s Choir Director, and also began teaching voice, her most recent students residing in South Korea.
Sara’s love of music has led her to start her own vocal studio, SJ Vocal Studio, where she teaches a variety of musical styles to students of different levels and ages. She relishes in the opportunity to share her love for the art form, and the opportunity it provides to cultivate the individual’s own unique appreciation and passion for music. When she’s not teaching, she’s a full-time mommy to her precious daughter, Audrey, and also routinely volunteers in her church, and community. She would like to personally thank all our servicemen, and especially, her husband. Thank you for your time and service, and God Bless You!
Sarit Barkan is an Israeli Tel Aviv based singer and voice teacher. Sarit Barkan pursued a career as a classical singer and studied in the Tel Aviv Academy of Music. She began writing music and left her classical career.
Her debut EP "How To Compose a Musician" was released in 2014 on Levontin 7 Label at Tel Aviv. The album was produced by Ori Winokur and recieved excellent reviews by major Israeli music critics such as Yoav Kutner, Guy Tene, Ben Shalev as well as Israeli and international music blogs.
The second single has entered the playlist of Israel's most popular radio station (Galgalaltz) for several weeks.
Sarit has worked with Rockfour, Einav Jackson Cohen, Naj Hamadi, Nitzan Horesh and the Cut Out Club, Noam Rotem, Omer Hershman and other Israeli Musicians.
She is currently recording her second studio album.
She has been a voice teacher since 2006, working at her studio as well as managing a vocal ensemble for girls, writing vocal arrangements and conducting a choir of unprivileged youth for the Tel Aviv and Jaffa Foundation.
Sergey is a russian singer-songwriter currently based in Saint-Petersburg.
He was captured by music at the age of fifteen and he was listening to it night and day never thinking of a joy that he might have as a performer or musician until one day a friend of his left an electric guitar at his home.
Since then Sergey became obsessed with creativity powers that musical instrument can give. He started to compose tunes and riffs and also to investigate his time in learning music theory by books. He started to record his first demos using home equipment and though they were terrible he was so excited about a possibility to make records that he picked up learning musical production as well. Later Sergey joined a local band as a guitar player.
In order to improve his musical ear that was sometimes there and sometimes not Sergey started to learn how to sing. He also mentioned that singers are much more admirable by an audience and that they don’t have to carry any heavy things to rehearsals.
Local vocal teachers were very disappointing and Sergey found out that it is more effective to practice singing alone than with person who doesn’t really want to help. He started to watch YouTube channels on singing and soon found the greatest one - New York Vocal Coaching.
After having all the episodes on this channel watched twice he started to feel that he really can make it someday and that practicing singing making him better every day changing the life around like magic. Singing now was the main passion in his life and there wasn’t a day when he wasn’t reading about it or wasn’t practicing it. He started to do yoga and meditation as he realized the role of a good breathing in our life. After having some tough cognitive dissonances that were produced by all the information he got Sergey decided to take 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training & Certification at NYVC to know the whole truth and never to be in doubt again. And now he knows it.
This was a first music related certification in his life.
Shégun is a gifted musician who has been around music circles for a while. His first dose of the spotlight came while he was a lead vocalist at Winners Chapel, Kubwa, Abuja, and Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). He is particularly known for his tonal quality and precision vocal gymnastics. He is the first African to pass through the prestigious New York Vocal Coaching course.
Shégun is also a fantastic bass guitarist, and with his tools of music he tutors and is seen as mentor to many including the National Christian Corpers’ Fellowship (NCCF) Lagos choir and Daystar Youth Fellowship choir. He currently serves at Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos and has had the opportunity to minister in different parts of Nigeria. His newest project - The Voice Planet - is a unique outfit dedicated to grooming vocalists to the professional use of talents. The Voice Planet is poised to produce some of Nigeria's best singers yet.
His single, "You are God", continues to enjoy favourable reviews across the entertainment industry.
Solmarie is a Preschool Classroom Teacher and Music Teacher in New York city. Her passion for music began in her early lower school years where she began singing in school choirs up until her early teen years. She was chosen to participate in the school talent shows and later. sing the 8th grade graduating class' anthem song.
Along with singing, writing is also one of her passions and talents. Solmarie has won many creative writing awards during her young school years including a creative writing achievement award which included her name being engraved on a plaque in Sacred Heart Middle School in the Bronx. This passion for writing has taken her to write her own music, soon to be released, and write music for her Preschool students concert performances.
During her adult years, Solmarie continues to develop her artistic gifts by taking private voice lessons and studying music at Nyack College. Solmarie considers it a privilege and a blessing to be the Worship Leader and Director of Music in her home church, House of the Almond Tree Church and has traveled to countries like Colombia and Nicaragua with the International Ministry Eagles of Salvation where she has ministered through song in special events and services. Solmarie's passion for worship and how it transforms and heals the soul comes from a very deep and personal journey where God has marked her life. The anointing on her life and ministry are definitely God given and her desire is to impart faithfully what she has been entrusted to the world.
Currently, Solmarie is also the director of New York Performing Arts Conservatory (CNYPAC), where she also teaches voice lessons. After completing the NYVC Teacher Training course, CNYPAC has added a Vocal Coaching Studio where she desires to impact current and future generations through the gifts of music and give students their voice so they may impact the world.
Sophia Chariarse grew up in a family of musicians. A Yoga teacher (her father) and artists. After learning Piano, classical Singing with her mother Beate von Zehmen, who is a classical singer in the tradition of the Garcia Method, classical Ballet, classical Indian dances, Oriental dance, taking Pop-Singing lessons with Harepriya Wolfram, and studying Yoga in the school of her father, GGF Yoga School, she started a solo career as a dancer in the Oriental and Bollywood dance scene in Germany, where she was one of the Pioneers of Bollywood dance. 1996 she fell in love with Jazz, Blues and Soul singing and later, 2001, founded a Jazz Duo with Jazz Guitarist Uwe Arenz. In the following years she worked together as a singer with different musicians and bands, to name only a few: “Visions and blues Duo” with Blues Guitarist Norbert Benneckendorf, the Blues Rockband “Ben in the Cornervillage”, “Shadan and friends”, which is a cross-cultural ethno-fusion project, 2010 was her first Solo-Singing and dancing Performance on a Festival stage of the big german dance festival "Orient Magazin Festival" where she performed a song from the musical Chicago. 2011 followed a duo Burlesque performance with vocals and dance with the renowned german dancer Manis Sjahroeddin at the german festival “Orientale” at Tanzhhaus NRW. Since 2015 she started her studies with Justin Stoney and New York Vocal Coaching, and teaching vocals at music school in Neunkirchen Seelscheid and at home nearby Bonn. Not only because she had major health problems with her voice, which could only be successfully cured by spiritual healing, she is specialized also in spiritual healing as well as in spiritual coaching, channelling and aura chirugy and offers singers help with their voice with this methods if no medical help works.
She is a writer, dance teacher and painter also.
Tamis, a natural born teacher, was drawn to be a singing coach when her own struggles with stage fright and vocal challenges lead her to study everything (from anatomy to neurology) to "slay that dragon." Her passion is to empower inexperienced singers of all ages who think they can't sing or are afraid to be heard. Her unique teaching approach yields amazing results regardless of skill level, and encourages each person's vocal journey.
Refusing to let her stage fright interfere with her desire to perform, she implemented her theater background experience and"became a character" on stage, calling herself Tameese. She even put herself through college performing singing telegrams and was hired as a tutor for students in theBeginning Piano and Music Theory classes at Mendocino College.
After graduating on the Honor's List with a Vocal/Music Degree in 1991, she became apart of the teaching team for the Joy of Singing classes through SRJC Community Education, specializing in helping new students overcome stage fright and helping returning students with vocal training, staging, and costuming.
Her teaching experience also includes: Song Composition-- Cotati/Rohnert Park School District, and Musical Theater-- Bellevue School District. She was recently featured in Sonoma Family Magazine in an article "Music Matters" for her unconventional teaching style.
Tamis comes from both a teaching and a musical family: her parents and paternal grandparents were musicians, her grandfather was also a music teacher. Her father was a Math instructor, and mother an Art teacher: which makes her a Left-Brain/Right- Brain person, creative and playful but with an analytical attention to detail. Growing up with no radio in the car, she learned how to sing harmony at a young age by singing along with the family, and can harmonize to any song, even songs she has never heard before. She has performed in several different bands and sings diverse styles, including folk, country, hard rock, punk, metal, swing and jazz. She has been in many plays and talent shows, starting in grade school. And in high school she was awarded the Bank of America Award in Theater Arts.
Tamis has been teaching music since 1987 for both adults and children, and is currently teaching groups and one-on-one private lessons in her welcoming and somewhat eclectic Northern California home.
After graduating from the Melba Conservatorium of Music in 2007 with a major in classical voice, Tania has become a sought after voice teacher, performance and accent coach and choral director. Tania has trained internationally with Kristen Linklater in Scotland (2016) and at the NYVC in New York (2017) as well as postgraduate studies in actor voice training at the VCA (2013) and NIDA (2012.) Tania has studied America accents with Hollywood Speak in Sydney and has also undertaken Estill Voice Training. She was recently a delegate at the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Stockholm, Sweden and at the Australian Voice Associations ‘Science of the Singing Voice’ in Brisbane. As a performer Tania enjoys cabaret and recital work across many genres and as a Vocal Director she has worked on Sweet Charity, Cats, Les Miserable, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Company, All Shook Up, Evita, Big Fish, Guys and Dolls and most recently Heathers. Tania teaches voice privately and in schools and is at the helm of several secondary school choirs and vocal ensembles, she is an active member of ANATS, NATS, VASTA and the AVA.
Terri Gorgone is a freelance musician and musical director in theatres and venues throughout New York and New Jersey. She has been a music educator for over 25 years. She presently teaches musical theatre at the Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts and is the director and music director of several shows produced throughout the school year. She is currently on the board of The Vanguard Theater Company and serves as the Music Supervisor. She has been the musical director for the Encore Youth Theatre at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts and worked as music director and accompanist at NJPAC. She is a graduate of the Crane of Music with Piano Performance concentration and has a Masters degree from NYU in theater. Some of her most recent musical directing credits include: Memphis, Carrie, Sister Act, James And The Giant Peach, The Wiz, Nania, Rent, The Frogs, Hairspray, Shrek, Little Women, Tommy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Seussical, Honk, 13, Once Upon A Mattress, The Apple Tree, Into The Woods, The Color Purple, Pippin, Songs For A New World, Most Likely To… Senior Superlative, Once On This Island, Joseph, Guys and Dolls, Sleeping Beauty, Gypsy.
Tracie Morris is a poet and performer working in multiple media. She has performed, researched and presented work in 30 countries and has taught in higher education for 20 years. Her experimental sound poetry been presented at numerous institutions, including the Drawing Center, Dia: Chelsea, The Kitchen Performance Space, The Museum of Modern Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Silent Barn, and multiple times at The Whitney Museum (including The Whitney Biennial) Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, MIT, the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton among other esteemed universities and institutions. Morris is the recipient of awards, fellowships, and grants for poetry and performance, including New York Foundation for the Arts, Asian Cultural Council, Franklin Furnace and Creative Capital fellowships as well as residencies at Millay, Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. Her most recent poetry collection, handholding:5 kinds, was published by Kore Press in 2016. Her upcoming fifth poetry collection (also her first collection in French translation) is Poems Selected and New (joca seria, 2017). Tracie is co-editor of Best American Experimental Writing 2016 with Charles Bernstein, published by Wesleyan University Press. She is a former fellow of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Cave Canem fellow and a 2018 Master Artist for the Atlantic Center for the Arts . She holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College and a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, has studied American acting technique at Michael Howard Studios and classical British acting techniques at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Dr. Morris has taught at many prestigious academies and is the founding Professor and Coordinator of Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute, New York.
Travis is a Certified Voice Teacher, Transformational Coach and Movement Educator. With a strong foundation in contemporary voice pedagogy, somatic movement such as yoga and the Alexander Technique as well as Transformational Coaching, Travis’ work focuses on the whole singer - spirit, soul and body.
He specializes in contemporary music styles including Pop, Rock, R&B, Country and Contemporary Musical Theater. Having been raised in church, Travis has an extensive background in music ministry and a special love for sacred music.
From 2009-2013, Travis attended Nyack College where he studied Music and Vocal Performance under the direction of Drs. Sue and Dana Talley. He later graduated from Nyack with his Associate of Science in Music.
Travis is a natural-born teacher. His love for helping others unlock their voice and discover their innate potential burns bright in him. He began working under the mentorship of Justin Stoney in 2012 and later that year enrolled in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification program. He completed the program in 2014 (50hr.)
Since then, Travis has had the privilege of working with a variety of performing artists who range from beginners to industry professionals. Many of his clients have been involved in major recording projects and are signed with labels such as Sony and Warner Music. Some of his other notable clients appear regularly on the Netflix Series Sweet Mongolias and serve as Voice Over Actors for children’s television programs.
His work can be described as holistic, healing and spiritually uplifting. He loves helping singers connect with their source of being and sing from a place of pure joy.
Treshia Mckie is a singer/songwriter and voice teacher that lives and teaches in Brooklyn, NY. From the age of 8 Treshia has embraced her singing ability in church by singing lead on the choir or singing solos and going to different churches with her pastor. As she continued to grow her passion for singing and music grew. Singing became more than a hobby but her life’s goal. Treshia is currently the Minister of Music at her church and leads the choir and Praise & Worship Team. Her goal is to utilize her passion in singing to develop other voices that have gone unforeseen. After completing the NYVC training, Treshia is currently pursuing her degree in Music Technology at City College.
“I believe that singing is a language that all can understand. When a singer connects to a song both technically and emotionally, regardless of your background you will be able to feel and understand that connection. It is my job as a voice teacher to not just train your voice but to train the total package!”
Treshia is the owner of The Levite School of Music, which is a school that specializes in Voice, Keyboard, Drums, and Guitar.
Vanessa Kelly Brown is a Professional Vocalist and Coach based in New Zealand.
She has had a great passion for the Voice and Performing Arts for much of her life.
She has worked professionally as a Vocalist and Actor for the past 20 years, during that time touring internationally as a Singer/Songwriter in the world of Contemporary music with Universal Records. She has achieved 3 number one hits in her own country and several numbers ones abroad. She has received a NZ Tui Music Award for her vocal ability and of most recent a Ruby Award in recognition for her contribution to the history of New Zealand Music. She continues to write and perform for commercial and theatrical projects as well as create events and opportunities for up and coming artist.
Vanessa’s passion extends to teaching in the contemporary voice arena - Pop, Rock, Country, Musical Theatre, Folk, Original and Experimental. She has a passion for the development of the artist, not only healthy voice production but performance factor and understanding the business of the industry.
Vanessa was invited to teach at University level with her Voice Coaching and now works independently with her own successful Vocal School “Vocal Mechanics” based in the South Island of New Zealand.
Vanessa trained with the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art in Christchurch (NZ) and has trained with many well respected teachers locally and internationally with Voice and Acting – most recently with Justin Stoney at New York Vocal Coaching for which she has found was highly effective and very inspiring. Justin has a style of intuitive teaching mixed with extensive knowledge and experience. His enthusiasm is infectious making it impossible not to what to learn more and push yourself to a higher level.
Vanessa, better known as “Nessi” is german singer-songwriter, currently based in Berlin.
She left her hometown of Hamburg at the age of 19 and headed to Berlin, where she began to write and create her music, inspired by the likes of the National, Matt Berninger, and Elliott Smith.
Nessi's earlier work was strictly solo, and she relied on the strums of an acoustic guitar alongside her engaging vocals on a self-released EP, which displayed her raw talent and songwriting ability.
It didn't take long for her to find the right musicians to work on a full length album, which she released in 2015. She's played very successful tours and over 100 shows with bands like Take That, Jessie J, James Morrisson, Babyshambles, Manic Street Preachers and others. In 2016 Nessi won the Berlin cultural award for “Best newcomer singer songwriter”. She is currently working on her second full length record while teaching privately and using the skills she's learned in the Voice Teacher Training at NYVC.
Apart from working on her own next release she is also involved in co-writings and advertising work all across Europe.
Vicky Hicks is a Vocal Coach located in Strawberry Hill, London.
Training commenced aged 11 with a renowned Opera Singer. Offered a Recording Contract aged 13. Over Ten Years' Training with a West End Singer.
*Trained at Trinity College Of London: Musical Theatre *Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond Upon Thames *De Montfort University: BA, Theatre Studies *Roehamption University; Post Graduate Certificate: Art Therapies *Greenwich University: PGCE
Vicky is delighted to have studied Vocal Pedagogy at the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training with Justin Stoney.
*"An Evening At The Musicals" Concert with West End Singers *Charity Event: Sands, London Victoria *Faures Requiem, Westminster Cathedral *Royal Festival Hall
Vicky teaches Pop, Classical, Jazz and Musical Theatre Vocals within schools, local recording studio & a private practice: workshops and one-on-one lessons.
Includes professional singers, who prepare for gigs/recording studio work, beginners with a variety of objectives such as examinations.
Vicky is also passionate about teaching singing within the Special Educational Needs Sector: Sensory Integration & Makaton Trained. Access to lessons are available via an Outreach program. (Funding provided through various pathways).
Also, a Member Of AOTOS (Association of Teachers Of Singing, UK)
Vivianne Aparecida Lopes was born in Canaã, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is a singer and a teacher, having a degree in Music Education by Ouro Preto Federal University, Brazil, specialization in singing. In this same institution she postgraduated in Culture and Baroque Art. Complemented her studies in Portugal, where she concluded her bachelor degree in Theatrical Singing. Meanwhile, at Catholic University, she took a master degree in Music Teaching and also in Performance, both of them with focus in classical singing techniques. As a sequel, she took a PhD at this same institution, studying curricular differentiation within the context of singing lessons. During this time she also worked as a voice teacher at Vizela Music Academy, in Vizela, Portugal. In 2010, before moving to Portugal, idealized and founded, along with Efraim Rocha, in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil, the Mestre Vicente Ângelo das Mercês Music Conservatoire, in which she still works as a general director. As a singer, she studied with Eliane Fagioli, in Minas Gerais; Susan Waters, in London; António Salgado, Fernanda Correa e Sofia Serra, in Portugal. In New York, she had the opportunity to study Belting with Justin Stoney and the wonderful teachers from the New York Vocal Coaching. She also completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification Program, which helped her not only as a voice professional, but in her desire of changing her singing and changing other’s people life through music. Back to Brazil, she has been working as a substitute teacher at Mato Grosso Federal University.
Joe is an Egyptian vocalist based in Cairo who has an extensive experience in the “Voice Teaching” field.
His experience increased gradually during the last ten years. It started by being responsible in conducting voice training for choirs. He attended several singing courses with various expert vocal coaches and singing teachers. When he acknowledged his passion and talent in coaching, he started sharpening his knowledge by researches and self-studies for few years. During this period, his one-on-one coaching skills increased significantly and started teaching different singing styles.
His focus mainly is the voice mechanics and his legitimate belief is that the musical scales are caught but proper voice mechanics are taught.
Yurie Fukagawa sings the universal language of music. She is a singer and composer based in Japan. She loves to connect with her listeners through her soothing and passionate voice. Blending a myriad of styles, from classical, pop, jazz and traditional Japanese music, Yurie is a dynamic and convincing storyteller.
In Tokyo, the epicenter for a plethora of artistic endeavors, Yurie joined a J-Pop (Japanese Pop) group, “Don Ultra”, fronting the band as the singer and co-director. E-sum Records (Universal Records Japan) released Don Ultra’s debut single, “Beyond” and “Sora Namida Iro” in 2008. The band released an album “Kyun-Kyoku” the following year. She performed in popular venues throughout Tokyo area, and has appeared in many radio programs.
However, Yurie regarded jazz music as her backbone and she never left it behind. She was accepted to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and now holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She studied with talented musicians from all over the world. Yurie led her quartet for International Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland.
Yurie is also passionate about choral music. She became a member of New York Choral Society, and had performed at the prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden, and many churches and concert halls throughout New York area. She had an opportunity to share stages with Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Joyce Didonato and Heather Headley.
Through her travels in the U.S. and to other countries, Yurie has found this to be true: “Music really inspires people and uplifts them. Every culture uses music to express emotions. Music is the universal language that we all can understand, no matter what background you are from.” As a performer, Yurie’s goal is connect people from all over the world together with music and singing. To deepen her knowledge on her own instrument, Yurie studied with Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching, and finished a 40 hour teacher training & certification and is excited to share the joy of singing.
Zac Bradford is an Australian singing teacher, based in New York City. In addition to being an Associate Voice Teacher at New York Vocal Coaching, he has worked at NYU Steinhardt, where he served as Adjunct Faculty teaching Voice.
He specializes in teaching voice technique & styles including Rock, Pop, R&B, Country, Jazz and Musical Theatre. Zac’s clients have performed on Broadway (Aladdin), Off Broadway, 1st USA National Tours (Memphis, All Shook Up, Joseph, Ghost), The Metropolitan Opera and work as Professional Artists (backing singers/band members for Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen & Dave Brubeck). Zac was the vocal coach for a musical episode of the TV show "Royal Pains" (USA Network), with original music by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then).
He holds a Masters of Music Studies degree in Voice Pedagogy from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Australia). In the Spring of 2016, Zac will graduate from NYU with an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy (post masters), under the guidance of Dr. Brian Gill and Professor Jeremy Aye. He also holds a GDipMusSt (Pedagogy/Performance) & BMus (Jazz Voice) all from Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia). Zac is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association & the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
In 2014, Zac completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification (40hr) under Justin Stoney. Zac is a Certified Integrative Studies Practitioner (One Voice Centre), under the guidance of Dr. Joan Melton & Jennie Morton. He also completed the NSVPI certificate (at NYU Langone Medical Centre) under world renowned voice experts Johan Sundberg, Dr. Brian Gill, Jeremy Aye, Joan Lader, Dr. Milan Amin & Shirley Gherson.
Zac’s has a wealth of experience as a lead & side man at festivals, clubs & on the corporate music scene. He has performed on stage with finalists from “The Voice” , “Idol” & “The X Factor”. Zac has an extensive performance resume, including over 50 musical theater productions, as performer, orchestra pit musician, vocal director, and music director.
On stage, he has worked professionally as a gig singer, performing in a wide variety of styles, ranging from Jazz to Pop and various other mediums in the contemporary music genre.
As a performer, Zac has a wealth of experience as a lead & side man at festivals, clubs & on the corporate music scene. He has performed on stage with finalists from “The Voice”, “Idol” & “The X Factor”. Zac has an extensive performance resume, including over 50 musical theater productions, as performer, orchestra pit musician, vocal director, and music director. In the USA & Australia Zac has presented voice & music based workshops, lectures & master classes at various events and venues. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA). Zac is passionate about helping singers at New York Vocal Coaching access their full vocal potential and realize their artistic dreams! For even more insight on Zac’s teaching style and philosophy, you can read some of his articles on singing for New York Vocal Coaching’s Vocal Articles.
Skye is a UK based singer, performer and voice teacher. She started having singing lessons at age 8, and hasn’t stop singing since! She performed in many local competitions and theatre productions in her childhood. From the age of 18, she has been working as an events singer, entertaining at weddings, corporate functions, parties and many other events.
Performing is something that Skye has a huge passion for, but she also discovered that exploring other peoples voices with them and helping them learn and grow was something she equally enjoyed. Skye teaches singing for national UK company TheatreTrain, and this is where her joy for teaching and sharing singing with others excelled.
Wanting to be a voice teacher with a lot of knowledge behind her, she decided to enrol in the New York Vocal Coaching teacher training programme, where she learned vast amounts of knowledge to really help her teaching grow. It also has benefitted Skye massively as a singer herself.
Skye offers one on one lessons to focus on your vocal technique, and also how to excel in the performance aspect of singing.
Oscar is a music producer, songwriter, singer, and vocal coach based in Hong Kong. Oscar has won over 30 singing contest championships and has participated in many TV auditions.
BaeKo is the vice president of the JZ Sindorim Music Academy in Seoul, South Korea. He is also a vocal trainer and recording engineer. His vocal teaching skills, which combine phonetics and recording techniques, are literally unique.
"Mixed voice is just the beginning of vocalization. Correct information produces quick results. Phonetics and the desire to learn this correct information led me to the Voice Teacher Training program with New York Vocal Coaching in New York City."
Charlie is on a mission to bring singing to the world—one laugh, one voice, one song at a time. A vivacious, London-born singer, voice teacher, choir director and creative entrepreneur, she began her journey with a degree from the Liverpool Institute of Performing arts. Now based in New York, She has crisscrossed the pond and conquered musical challenges up and down the scale, from producing grassroots community arts projects to large-scale singing events. Over a nearly 20-year career, she has performed at the Glastonbury Festival, sung along side Brian Eno, Ringo Starr and the Zombies and conducted a 50-person choir at Madison Square Garden.
She is the founding director of New York Choir Project, where her passion for music continues to be a force for education, well-being and change—and a chance to harmonize her way through life.
Sawsan Albahiti was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. She has discovered the magical world of music from the early age of 6 years old, when she was self taught in playing the guitar. She has developed her vocal skills with the songs she would play from different genres. In 2008 during her study at The American University of Sharjah, majoring in advertising, she came across a Choral Ensemble course to take as an elective and she decided to go for it since she has a love for music; little did she know a surprise was awaiting her. During her audition the professor suggested that she sings opera given the potential he heard in her voice. Surprised and horrified at the same time at the thought of singing opera, she decided to go for the challenge, and ever since that time she fell in love with the world of opera and classical music. She is a mezzo soprano and has recently launched her career as a professional singer in Saudi Arabia.
With her long and diverse experience in singing, she became curious about vocal technique and what makes the voice work in different ways; specially during her training as an opera singer, and she decided to gain proper knowledge and method on training the singing voice for different genres to become a certified voice teacher in her country. She loves training other singers and enjoys the amazing positive effects it has on the individual; both to their voice and their personal state, and she is excited to be the first Saudi voice teacher in her country and in the NYVC Alumni.
With over a decade of vocal coaching and performing experience, Tina Alcorace, founder and director of Rise Academy of Music, is not only an accomplished vocal coach, qualified music teacher (Bachelor of Contemporary Music and Masters in Teaching/Double Method in Music) and songwriter, she also continues to work and perform in and around Sydney, under her stage name, "Mys T."
Tina’s industry knowledge and experience stem from her work in radio and appearances on a vast array of television programs such as Young Talent Time, Australia’s Got Talent, Australian Idol, XFactor and The Voice Australia. In 2018, Tina was invited to utilise her musical skills and knowledge by appearing as a judge on Channel Seven’s hit show, All Together Now.
Despite her achievements in the profession thus far, Tina continues to develop her expertise in music with a firm belief in hard work, humility and passion. These experiences and innate values have ultimately inspired the establishment of Rise Academy of Music.
Caleb Allred was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies with a minor in Global Business and Literacy. He has been training as a performer and has performed in various musicals in the U.S. for the past 15 years. As a singer and dancer, Caleb served as the Student Director of the BYU Young Ambassadors and toured with the cast to Northern California and Brazil in 2015 and 2017. He has been a swing dance and hip-hop instructor in various studios in Arizona and Utah since 2012, and has worked as a collegiate choreographer for various musical productions. He is currently teaching voice and dance at the Scotia Suzuki School of Music in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his Suzuki Early Childhood Education of Music Stage 2 training in Ontario, Canada. Aside from his music and dance training, he is also a certified personal trainer through Canfitpro and enjoys staying very physically active. He is so excited to be finishing his teacher training course from New York Vocal Coaching. This course has completely changed his life for the better as a teacher and as a person. You can contact Caleb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larisa Amaya-Baron trains performers who wish to make entertainment their career. She believes every person deserves a chance regardless of their means, and enjoys tailoring her instruction to ensure each individual reaches beyond their maximum potential.
Originally from Michigan, and trained in New York City, Larisa moved to Japan in 2012 where she currently manages her own theatre company.
She founded International Stage Academy of Performing Arts (ISA) to bridge the international gap between the East and the West, providing opportunities where there aren’t any to study professional theatre.
Larisa is a certified Voice Teacher, has a BA in Stage Management, and an ongoing Master’s in Education. Her clients include corporations such as Universal Studios Japan, Sesame Street Japan, YBM Japan, and other production companies. She is also a regional editor at BroadwayWorld.com, and writes for several online travel magazines.
To reach out, book her services, or work with ISA, Larisa is happy to receive your interest at email@example.com
Shaindel has been singing since she was a young girl and started writing songs at age ten. She has been touring and performing around the world professionally for the past thirteen years. She has released four studio albums, as well as many singles. Her main goal is to uplift and inspire others, whether it's through a concert or building them up in a vocal lesson by helping them see their strengths. The Teacher Training course has been a treasure chest of knowledge and Shaindel can’t wait to share that with others. Shaindel currently resides in Far Rockaway, NY and is looking forward to sharing the amazing techniques and information she has learnt from Justin at the New York Vocal Teacher Training Program.
Shaindel can be reached through her email address (ShaindelAntelisMusic@gmail.com) or through social media by searching "Shaindel Antelis" on all major platforms.
Thomas Arillotta hails from Pittsburgh, PA. He has been involved in music since the age of 8 years old when he began studying the accordion and has been studying music ever since; right up to his present age of 65 years old.He became involved in Pittsburgh Community Musical Theater in 1983, when he began his vocal training and has been performing around the city in Musical Theater as well as Stage Theater ever since.
In 1998 he started producing and performing his own musical vocal shows. He wanted to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a Voice Teacher, sought out NYVC and became a successful student, making his dreams come true. He has started his own Vocal Learning Studio in the Pittsburgh, PA area and is looking forward to helping many, many people fulfill their dreams of becoming great vocalists.
Allison Balanc is a Neo-Soul singer, songwriter, and vocal coach born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. Creating music has always played a major role in her self-expression. Classically trained, she has lent her talent to multiple artists' projects. In 2007, Allison was signed to the Grammy award-winning label Compound Entertainment after winning "Neyo's Talent Search." Then again in 2012, the songstress caught the ear of entertainment manager, William "Malachai" Johns. She then won the "Are You the Lipstick Talent Search." Allison is also a 7x Washington Area Music Award nominee. Allison released her first solo album "Lost and Found" in 2017. She released her latest series of work titled #SocialDistanceBae during the Covid-19 pandemic in April 2020. Stemming from this project, Allison collaborated with Baduist, Durand Bernarr and released a remix of her song “Friendzone” in October 2020. She continues to focus on expanding her craft through multiple collaborations with various R&B artists set to be released in the coming year. Allison draws inspiration from Jazz, Soul, 90’s Hip-Hop, and R&B. She believes in the deep impact that musical entertainment provides and works meticulously to develop a unique blend of sounds that is not only cathartic for her, but more importantly meaningful, empathetic and enjoyable for listeners.
Fernando is a Uruguayan singer-songwriter and vocal pedagogy enthusiast residing in New York.
He currently runs The Harmonyc Group—a full-fledged creative digital agency, and has worked as a professional photographer for over a decade.
Fernando holds a B.A. in Psychology from New York University (2009). He had a brief stint as a Biotechnology student at Columbia University, before coming to his senses and rediscovering his passion for singing and voice science in late 2019.
He has a penchant for technology and likes to geek out about 3D rendering and machine learning.
Cherilyn Bannon is from upstate NY. She has been involved in music since the age of 13 years old when she began learning to play guitar with her father has had a passion for music ever since. She didn’t begin singing, however, until the age of 33, shortly before being diagnosed with advance stage Cancer. Cherilyn feels that music, particularly singing, is what got her through such tough times and continues to do so to this day, as lead vocalist in one of the Hudson Valley’s most popular bands.
In 2019, she resigned and ended a 20 year career to live a life of music by fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming a Voice Teacher. Cherilyn sought out NYVC, became a successful student and made her dreams come true. She has started her own Vocal Learning Studio in the Poughkeepsie NY area and is looking forward to helping many, many people fulfill their dreams of becoming great vocalists.
Gemma is a Voice Teacher, Vocal Coach & Singer, with a belief that there are no limits to what you can achieve, if you’re brave & do what you love! With over 10 years experience in the industry, she brings her performance background and industry connections to her coaching & as well as working with her students on technique & performance, she also regularly hosts industry workshops & masterclasses for professional performers and those in training.
Gemma’s career has taken her all over the world, and she has been lucky enough to tick off many of her dream jobs (with a lot of hard work & persistence!) and believes her students have the ability to do exactly the same by working hard, always learning & reminding yourself daily WHY you do this. Why do you sing? Why do you perform? Why do you love it?
As a certified Voice Teacher by New York Vocal Coaching, a Vocal Health First Aider & a member of AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing - UK) she is always continuing to build her knowledge, her network & share her love of performing, her drive & passion with everyone she meets.
You are welcome to email Gemma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I was a teenager living in Honduras, my sisters, mom, and I joined the church choir. One day, I was asked to be the choir soloist. I sang in front of 2,000 people that attended Church that day (all the churches in the the area from my faith gathered that day). I thought, "I'm only 12 years old! Why don't they ask someone more mature than me?" I stood in front of everyone and I was trembling. It was a nice and terrifying experience all at the same time. It was a life-changing event for me.
My sisters and I continued singing together. This time, not just church songs for church, but we also started singing songs from the radio. We eventually participated in a talent show competition on national television with Willard Scott as the host. Even though we didn't sing professionally, we enjoyed singing together and we shared our love for music with everyone.
When my five children were little, I taught them dances and songs to perform for neighbors, festivals, and family reunions. It was a tradition with my sisters, “The Mayorga Sisters,” to have fun family shows. We had our children participate as well. I wanted to keep that tradition with my five kids. I wanted them to feel the joy of giving their time and talents instead of trying to find a gift at the store that only brought happiness for a short time. We spent hours preparing songs. I remember when we lived in Sandy, Utah, I put Santa hats on my kids and we went through the neighborhood asking if we could share our Christmas songs with them. Neighbors gladly accepted, and we left their homes with joyful hearts. The true spirit of Christmas was felt in our hearts!
Besides teaching my children and others to sing and perform, I have also continued to perform professionally for the church and the community. This love of music has been such an important part of my life that I want to share it with others. I owned a singing school for beginners (children ages 4-18) and it was a lot of fun! I named the school after my children Claudia, David, Daniel, Jazzy and Amber Archuleta. This is why I named it “Archuleta Performing Arts.”
I just finished the Teacher Training Course from New York Vocal Coaching with Justin Stoney. This course was very challenging but Justin simplified it in a way that it was easy to understand. Justin and his team at NY Vocal Coaching are very organized in every aspect. They really care about your learning and are always there to help you.
You can get hold of me through my email: email@example.com.
Jonathan Bauerfeld is a New York based musical theater composer, orchestrator, music director, and certified vocal coach. He has worked as a member of team music on shows such as HAMILTON, KING KONG, and THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. As a composer, Bauerfeld has been working with his collaborator Casey Kendall for more than 7 years. Their two shows, LIMBO: The Twelve, (now titled The Jury) and LEGACY: The Book of Names premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 and 2019 to 4 and 5 star reviews. Bauerfeld’s 10 minute musical BOOK LOVERS with Talaura Harms is available to license with MTI, and he penned the score for Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors at the Tony recognized Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
As an orchestrator, his work has been heard across New York and beyond, including Off-Broadway, NYMF, the Actors Fund Gala, The Green Room 42, and Symphony Space. He has worked with many of the top talents in the industry, including Alex Lacamoire, Christopher Jahnke, August Eriksmoen, and more. Bauerfeld has Music Directed Off-Broadway, at the New Victory Theater, and for several Theaterworks USA tours. As a copyist, Bauerfeld's work can be seen on stands across the country, working for Anixter-Rice music service on several shows for Broadway, Radio City, and beyond. As a music assistant, Bauerfeld has worked for some of the most well-respected composers on Broadway, including Stephen Flaherty, Pasek and Paul, Andrew Lippa, Scott Frankel, and more. A detailed list of selected credits can be found here.
Jonathan holds a BM in Composition from Northwestern University and is a proud member of the Advanced BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.
Ester holds a degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Universidad de la Frontera as well as Diploma in Vocology from Universidad de Chile. She specializes in voice therapy, voice rehabilitation and voice training. Ester works as an academic and as a clinical teacher in an University in the south of Chile. Ester’s life turns around music and communication as a way to serve the people. As a musician Ester sings and plays instruments since her childhood in schools, churches, choirs and orchestras in Temuco, Chile and also Germany. Now she is convinced that her call is to serve people through her voice, in voice teaching and in voice therapy. Ester found the Voice Teacher Training from NYVC and took part of it under the teaching of Justin Stoney. This training and above all Justin Stoney, the teacher, were totally good and surprising. What Ester takes from this experience is the passion and what she learned from Justin Stoney and she know for a fact that this was the best way to learn about the singing voice, anatomy and many other miracles around the voice.
You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abhijeet Ranade is an Indian singer-songwriter currently based in the US. He has been passionate about music since childhood, being a part of the school choir and then the lead singer and guitar player in the quintessential college band. He was later the bass guitarist and lead vocalist of the rock band Tungztn which have two albums to their credit and toured all over India, before he had to move to the US for work.
Having been away from music for a few years, Abhijeet came to New York Vocal Coaching to help improve his own singing, and to gain the necessary knowledge to be able to start his own vocal studio. Abhijeet aspires to help singers better their craft using the tools and techniques learned at NYVC, applying them not only to singing in general but also to contemporary “Indian” music specifically, where voice training/vocal coaching is conceptually just gaining ground.
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, and Vocal Coach, Alicia Taylor is a fine product of the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts. As a holder of an Associate's Degree in Theatre Arts from the School of Drama, Alicia engages musical theatre as her primary theatrical outlet. She has accomplished lead roles in Productions such as Garvey The Musical and The Trial of Governor Eyre. As a developed tutor, she has engaged in training various groups such as The Ashe Company in drama, voice, and speech. As an international recording artist, Alicia Taylor is a former member of the group iWorshipp and has performed as a background vocalist for Jermaine Edwards, Rondell Positive, Prodigal Son and has done numerous collaborations as well as recordings with other Jamaican artists such as Jabez, Sean Lypher and Kevin Smith. Her portfolio extends to work done with regional and international artists, sharing the stage with artists such as Donnie McClurkin. Alicia’s penchant for life as theatre leads her to living life expressively whether on or off stage.
Allison’s singing career began at the age of 15 when she apprehensively auditioned for a production of The Music Man at her high school. Not thinking she could carry much of a tune, she was shocked to be cast in the leading role of Marian Paroo. It was this pivotal moment that, along with the patience and encouragement from her first voice teacher, Allison found her first calling as a performer.
A life-long resident of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Allison moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington where she received a B.A. in Theater. Since then, she has continued to be an active actor and singer working at various Seattle theatres playing roles such as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Cinderella in Into The Woods, and Claire in Proof. Allison is the recipient of a Gregory Award for her performance as Kate in The Wild Party and has received three additional Gregory Nominations for other previous work.
Alongside performing, Allison found her second calling as a voice teacher and vocal coach. She has taught voice lessons and provided audition coaching (including virtual sessions) for over six years. It has been a constant source of joy to help her students grow as singers and to guide young people and their families through the world of auditions and theater. Allison encourages her students to embrace their unique sound, lean into their fears and failures, and to become best friends with their voice. Allison is grateful for her continued education through Justin Stoney’s 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training and Certification Program.
You may contact Allison at email@example.com.
Alyssa Harris is a vocal professional from the West coast and has been performing on many stages including cruise ships, regional musical theatre productions, theme parks, and local music venues for over a decade. She is blending her love for music and education by exploring and embarking on the profession of vocal coaching. She has had an incredible experience in the Voice Teacher Training program, and would like to thank the entire team at NYVC for all of the amazing support. She plans to open her own singing studio and hopes to share the knowledge she’s gained with her future students.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Anahí’s first approach to the arts was when she began studying ballet at the age of three. After ten years of dedication, she moved her passions to music and wrote her first original song. At 18 she began her studies in contemporary composition and voice at the Fermatta Music Academy in Mexico City, which she concluded four years later. After finishing school she continued her studies in composition all while composing the music for several short films and beginning a career as a voice teacher. She worked at the IVT Santa Fe singing school in Mexico City and then began to just teach private lessons. Recently she started working as a voice artist for advertising, including Northgate Market Gonzalez in California all while completing the 40h Voice Teacher Training and Certification here at NYVC. Her goals this year include releasing her first EP as a solo artist and establishing her Voice Teaching studio in the south part of Mexico City.
Anahí is a very caring and committed singing teacher whose main goal is to guide her students to find their own voices, capabilities, and possibilities. She believes in the healing and connective powers of music and singing, and has always encouraged that attitude and direction to all of her students.
Anaité is a Peruvian Performing Arts major, voice teacher and CCM singer with a special love for jazz. She has been singing all her life, but confirmed her passion for singing in the exchange program she completed at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 2013-14, where she studied Musical Theatre. Back in Perú, she obtained her degree in 2018 with a thesis on how singing helps developing interpersonal communication skills in teenagers. This research confirmed her love for teaching, since she designed a workshop for a group of high school students. By the end of it, they all showed and recognized improvements both in their singing and communication. After this, she has continued teaching in her home studio with happy students. She is certified as a Vocal Health First Aider by Vocal Health UK and as a Voice Teacher by New York Vocal Coaching. She continues to grow her love for singing and teaching because she believes singing can change people’s lives for the better.
You can email Anaité at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anastasiya Lavrentyeva (born in 1991) is a singer and a voice teacher. She has loved singing and music all her life and regards music as a miracle and the most faithful soulmate that can never betray anyone, in spite of the fact that it's created by people who may- or might- betray or have betrayed each other.
She has grown up in a small town and in a non-musical family but showed her interest and passion for music and singing quite early (somewhat at the age of 5). That was noticed by a music teacher who got fascinated by it and decided to give her music lessons for free- which would continue for about ten years.
When she was about 13, she started taking professional singing lessons (classical singing) and participating in different singing festivals and contests, events, and concerts. She took the highest places and her singing took her even abroad- to Germany and Austria when she performed with other teenagers. She was really dreaming of becoming a great singer and intended to start a singing career, but there came a time, when she had to face the fact, that the branch of music industry of her country she had passion for was too unstable and one could hardly trust anyone promising support, so she decided to step aside and get an education that could help her to survive and earn her living in case she would fail in music industry. She went to the university to study languages and translation. When she had graduated from it, she decided to start working with her voice again and went to a studio, where she would start teaching some years later. once she came there, she felt immediately at home. She was happy to find a supportive and wise teacher who herself kept on learning and improving her voice. Anastasiya had been studying there for several years, participating in every concert the studio arranged and made a success.
She also tried to participate in some bigger project but failed, which she does not really regret, as the projects went wrong.
In 2018 her voice teacher suggested that Anastasiya could follow her steps, since, according to the teacher's words, she had "a teaching talent". As Anastasiya had thought about getting able to share the gift of singing, she followed the suggestion and became a teacher of the studio she loved that much.
Now she is keeping on teaching and learning. She finds herself happy with what she's doing and can conclude- as one great actor of her country had once said- that she does not only do what she loves but also gets paid for that. She is happy to see her students grow vocally (and even mentally), even if their growth is the tiniest in the world and she hopes she is a supportive and listening teacher, who understands their needs and gives them what they've been looking for. as a singer, she is looking for a group to join and hopes that one day she will find it.
Musical styles: As a singer and a listener Anastasiya is open to any musical style except for classical music- which she was fed up with as a teenager- and that so-called "experimental" music consisting of the uncombinable sound combinations that make her feel wretched. She could sing anything from pop to Country and feel good about it. She also loves musical theatre and hopes that one day every new fantastic musical coming to her country would be taken with the same joy and glory as it is being taken in the UK for example.
Inspiration: Anastasiya has been inspired by Swedish groups and singers (ABBA, Roxette, Lisa Nilsson, Tommy Körberg and so on). She always comes back to Swedish music when she wants something new or when she has lost her music way or just wants some joy. However, as time goes by, she finds many other singers and groups of other origins whom she adores and who she would love to learn from (Evanescence, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and so on). When it concerns performing and acting in singing, her most favorite singing actress is Elaine Paige who inspires her not only as a musical theatre actress but also as a strong personality. to contact Anastasiya, you may use the following:
E-mail address: email@example.com WhatsAPP/Viber/facetime: +79163615142
Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Andy Yeung loves music and singing. He is fascinated by all kinds of music styles, including Chinese and Western pop music, classical and jazz music.
Andy played in the pub since the 1980s, playing and singing English pop music. In the 1990s, Andy appeared in various high-end restaurants and large clubs, playing music and presenting famous songs. He cooperated with partners to record and produce CDs for music lovers, and took charge of music arrangement and production supervision.
Since 2016, Andy has held his first charity concert with his students and friends every year, which has won praise from all walks of life. He has also raised considerable money for charity organizations to benefit the community.
With years of experience in large-scale performances, Andy gets connected with a lot of like-minded and experienced stage production partners. Naturally, he started stage production business, undertaking stage design for a number of well-known organizations or societies. In recent years, his business scope expands to provide one-stop services, ranging from providing full production services for customers to arranging banquet activities, which are all well-received by his customers.
Feel free to email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born in Tajikistan, raised in Germany, grown in California, Angelika Ullrich has seen many sides of this great earth. She discovered her passion for vocal-expression with a friend on a playground at the age of 13.
At 14 she joined her first band, while writing her very first song. She was the first (of this school band) to record her own composed song at age 14. She took up singing lessons and paid appearances in churches & wedding receptions followed.
She entered the States at 19 as an Au-pair and recorded her first EP on a PC. Not fully realizing she was going through depression for 3 years it allowed her to reflect upon her darkest emotions. After being rejected from Pop Akademie iin Mannheim she swore she would show them that they missed out on something amazing.
She relocated to San Francisco with a ton of sound, lyrics and solitude. After joining the trip-hop project PRETTYHIDEOUS in 2008, which hit the lists on iTunes in 2010 she decided that it was time to fly solo, since personal differences pertained.
In 2011 she worked briefly with top producer Joshua Rumor/Invengo Records in LA, while recording a couple of killer demo tracks.
2013 Angelika started collaborating with the fantastic pianist & composer Wendy Loomis. As AWE they made appearances in the Bay Area as well as recorded an album named “Aspiration” that summer.
In the spring of 2014 she met the extremely talented & dedicated multi-instrumentalist Blaine Dillinger. Together they formed A.D.360, which was their guitar-based acoustic duo, embellishing airy melodies with eclectic layering sounds. AcousticX is an EP, which sprung forth in 2016 from this collaboration.
2015 & 2016 Angelika completed 2 national tours and various smaller west coast tours throughout the US as a background songstress for E.N Young & Imperial Sound.
Always involved in musical projects, she released the Single “Never Sell” under E.N young’s record label RootsMusicianRecords in 2017. Self-released the Ep “ElectronicX” and is working on another album as well as another Single named “ClassicX”.
After returning to Germany in 2018, she started teaching voice lessons at a private school and completed the NY Vocal Coaching course in 2019.
In 2020 she will be coaching the choir of a local musical project.
Singer, Actress and Singing teacher. Born and raised in La Paz – Bolivia. Ani started her music career at the age of 10 as a self-taught singer. During her career years she participated as a singer and actress in several musicals produced by the famous integral school of arts: "All That Jazz" in the city of La Paz - Bolivia. Ani is one of the most requested singing teachers in Bolivia.
2018 to date: Singing teacher in her own home studio and also in “All That Jazz“ Integral School of Arts. 2018: First Bolivian musical "El Regreso." Role: Catalina. Repertoire of iconic works of Bolivian musical culture of the last 50 years. 2018: Musical "Popera with Latin Soul." 2017: Concert “10 Years of Art - All That Jazz Productions.” 2017: Performance and singing in “Les Miserables” with the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia. Interpretation of the role of Eponine Thenardier. 2016: Premiere of the Musical "Rock of Ages." Playing the role of Sherrie Christian. 2016: Tour of the Musical "Notre-Dame de Paris". Interpretation of the character: Poet Gringoire. 2016 to date: Singer in Group of the artist Iván Guzmán J. 2015: Premiere of the musical "Notre-Dame de Paris". Alberto Saavedra Pérez Municipal Theater. Interpretation of the character Poet Gringoire. 2015: Musical “The Musical Magic of Disney.” 2014: Musical "Spectacular Christmas." 2014: Musical "A Walk Through Hollywood 2." 2014: Premiere of the Musical "Les Miserables." Playing the role of Eponine Thenardier. 2013: Musical "Christmas Pópera." 1999 to date Various recordings of jingles, spots, dubbing, voice-overs for companies such as: “La Casacada,” “Viva,” “Coca Cola,” Aldeas infantil S.O.S, etc.
Arabella Berman, a New England and Tri-State area based teaching artist, is the founder of Arabella's Voice Studio. Ms. Berman started vocal teaching with the belief that training upstages talent and that anyone can learn to sing. Ms. Berman received a B.A. in Communication and Spanish with a minor in music from Northeastern University while simultaneously completing her vocal styles certification from Berklee University. Ms. Berman is currently a candidate for her M.S. in speech-language pathology at leading Boston Hospital, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA.
As a supplement to her work, Arabella has celebrated her love for anatomy and holistic health as a former Pilates coach. Additionally, Ms. Berman has worked at a top production agency, BBDO, at their NY headquarters and has also run social, marketing campaigns for studios and not-for-profits throughout the Tri-State/New England area.
Ariena is a passionate and experienced singer & songwriter based in Switzerland. She discovered her passion for singing and music very early in her childhood. She is very proud and humbled to join the long list of music-loving graduates of the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Training and Certification program under the direction of Justin Stoney. Ariena believes that each voice is unique and can be shaped like a diamond to reach its full potential. Through singing, things can be expressed that are otherwise difficult to put into words. Ariena's deepest wish is to help people to discover their voice and all its facets, to reach their own singing goals, and to grow in their own personality through the joy of singing.
I am a U.K. born singer/songwriter (now based in South Africa) with an acoustic guitar/vocal duo and am self-taught on guitar and piano. I am part of an acoustic guitar instrumental duo when in London performing a range of styles from Spanish/Latin/Gypsy/Country/Irish/Folk and I also play electric guitar/keyboards/vocals in a covers band in London. I am relatively new to singing but very passionate about progressing my vocal journey.
Bruno Fariña is a singer, voice teacher and vocal coach from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He specializes in Pop, R&B, Musical Theatre and Rock music. He continues to study and expand his training with some of the best vocal trainers in Europe and the US.
Bruno is also certified as a "Vocal Health First Aider" by Vocal Health UK. He believes very strongly that anyone can learn to sing with the correct vocal technique.
He offers personalized and individual lessons in person and online to all parts of the world in order to empower and take his students' voices to a professional level.
Calvin Cheung is a voice teacher based in Hong Kong. He produces and stars in his own YouTube series that focuses on singing techniques in Cantonese. He has over 56,000 subscribers to his channel. He has completed the Estill Level 1 & 2 training, and most recently, he completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course with New York Vocal Coaching in order to gain more singing-related knowledge.
Cameron is a teacher, vocalist, performer and multi-instrumentalist based in New Zealand.
Born and raised there, he has had the privilege of growing up around music and theatre his entire life, leading him to pursue a bachelors degree in Musical Theatre from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) where he found his passion for vocal teaching, music direction and inspiring through music.
In his budding career so far, Cameron has had professional work in acting, singing, dancing and accompanying as well as in the orchestra pit. As he and his career ages, he plans to refine his professional work to focus on his teaching and music direction where he finds most of his passion.
Working with Justin Stoney and the team at New York Vocal Coaching came as a decision to help further his knowledge of vocal technique, style and health and ended with so much more than he bargained for. This course has lit a flame inside Cameron inspiring him to continue learning, training and pursuing this career. He has been motivated by Justin’s teaching and passion to bring the magic of vocal joy to New Zealand!
Find me on Facebook and Instagram: @cameronmchughmusic
Hailing from sunny South Africa, Carmen sang before she walked. After starting singing lessons at age 8, her love affair with voice and performing was officially ignited. Throughout her schooling years, Carmen took part in amateur competitions and national eisteddfods (festivals) all over South Africa. These afforded her the opportunity to sing in Los Angeles, Japan, and Singapore by the time she was 16. Over the last decade, Carmen has crafted a successful career in the English and Afrikaans stage and screen industries in South Africa. She has commanded numerous leading musical theatre roles both locally and abroad, as well as roles on primetime TV and in film. Carmen has performed in over 15 countries, including Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, and China. She has recently been awarded the prestigious South African Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for "Best Actress in a Musical," in honor of her portrayal as Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music. In 2020, Carmen returned to South Africa after spending 2 years on the road starring as Roxie Hart in the world touring cast of Chicago.
Her musical theatre credits include Lorraine in JERSEY BOYS WORLD TOUR (2012), Lulu & (understudy) Sally Bowles in CABARET (2012), Sophie in MAMMA MIA! (2010), Ariel Moore in FOOTLOOSE (2009), Leizl and Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (2014/15/18/19), and Gabriella in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2008/09).
Carmen is thrilled to be realizing her longtime dream of opening her own vocal training studio, The Voice Lab. She believes that the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification course has literally skyrocketed her ability as a vocal technician, teacher, singer, performer, and human being.
“Justin and his team have changed my life, changed my voice, and given me not only the confidence, but also the knowledge to share my passion for voice. I look forward to spreading vocal joy and harmony in this world and am far better off in doing so now. Baie dankie Justin and VTT."
You are always welcome to contact Carmen at email@example.com.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Cassie is an indie folk singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Music, concentrated in Songwriting and Music Production from Berklee College of Music, she is keen to instill her love of creative expression and freedom in all her students, all the while maintaining a solid basis in technique and providing a safe and comfortable learning environment. She possesses qualifications with Estill Voice Training, Complete Vocal Technique, Lichtenberger Method and New York Vocal Coaching, and has performed across Europe, the U.S.A and Australia. She designs each class based on the student's interests, needs and desires, and urges them forward in their musical and emotional journeys. Aside from teaching voice, Cassie is passionate about artist mentorship and thrives on working with budding artists to hone all aspects of their craft and amplify their voices.
Cathrine Hopkins is a vocal coach and musical theatre lecturer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK. Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, Cathrine ran a successful studio, VocalCoachSA for 9 years. Her studio was one of the leading vocal studios in the country, specializing in Musical Theatre vocal technique, repertoire and Contemporary Commercial Music training.
Cathrine’s studio has had great success in the musical theatre industry of South Africa, with her students being cast in productions such as The Lion King (International Tour 2018/9), Chicago (Asia and South Africa Tour), Mathilda (Asia Tour), Into the Woods (2019), Rock of Ages (2018), Evita (2017/18), and Cats (UK tour and Asia tour).
As a musical director, Cathrine has worked for Hazel Feldman in relaunching the Globe Theatre, directed the national tour of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as had a residency at the Peoples Theatre (Joburg Theatre), where she musically directed over 10 childrens theatre productions.
As a performer, Cathrine began her career playing the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the South African premiere of Hairspray and her on-stage career has seen her tour Asia as part of various international musicals.
Cathrine obtained her Bachelor of Technology Musical Theatre (cum laude) from Tshwane University of Technology and has recently started her masters in vocal pedagogy at the Voice Centre in London.
Currently Cathrine is the cohort lead of the BA and Foundation Degree programmes at Newcastle College and University Centre.
She has a passion for developing and training talent, aspiring to in-still the love and skills of singing in musical theatre to young people.
Debuted at the age of 6 on a kids’ talent show in China, Chang Wang discovered the joy of singing in his early childhood and was enchanted ever since.
All of Chang’s fondest memories come from singing, whether it is singing in choirs, in A cappella groups, or trying to riff like a diva alone in his room. Chang’s passion for singing evolved into an interest in vocal knowledge. The life-changing discovery of Justin Stoney’s New York Vocal Coaching videos in 2014 led to his completion of the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Program 5 years later.
With a Master of Arts in Television, Radio & Film from Newhouse School of Public Communication, Syracuse University, Chang is aspiring to become a filmmaker while also exploring his passion for singing and performing. He believes that different art-forms have interconnectivity that helps inspire artistry. With Justin’s encouragement and the world-class vocal pedagogy from the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Program, Chang is excited to bring the joy of singing to more people!
Constanza Daviu is a singer and music teacher based in Viña del Mar, Chile.
Her passion for singing started at a very young age, while she was at primary school. She studied at Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. In college, she initially studied and worked as a singer in the lyrical field but later she turned to popular singing. After graduating, she completed multiple courses and certifications in contemporary vocal technique, jazz, popular harmony, and composition. As a performer, she sings in various groups and she is working on her first album. Her first EP has already been released on Spotify.
As a voice teacher, she works in her own vocal studio and in different institutions around the city. Recently, she has completed the Voice Teacher Training & Certification Course at New York Vocal Coaching.
My name is Corinne Suarez and I have been singing since I was a kid. My dad ran a youth choir when I was young and that's where I learned how to harmonize. Being around my dad, who plays the piano, who I feel is one of the best at being a choir director, I learned how to lead a choir as well. I lead my own youth choir when I got older and it was the most fun job I had. I love helping develop ears to hear harmonies and dynamics of a song. I come from a musical family and my parents played music all the time in the house which is how I grew to love different styles of music. I wanted to grow in this art of teaching music. Though I do not play an instrument, I believe the voice is an instrument as well that needs to be worked out. That's when I wanted to stretch and challenge myself by taking a vocal coach course to help with my craft. I learned so much from Justin at the New York Vocal Coaching class. It was awesome to be there every week and learn something new or something I knew but not the technical version. This course was great and has really helped me in teaching. I started teaching kids vocal at a summer camp this summer and I know this course helped me bring the best out of the kids that I worked with. I want to thank Justin for putting is hard work and time to teach us. It was a great experience.
Courtney Chizmadia is a voice teacher, singer/songwriter and worship leader located in the greater Boston area. Influenced by the many talents of her dad, her childhood was filled with a variety of music styles, as well as dancing, singing, and acting. She learned to play the piano and trumpet at a young age and started writing songs before she could read. Her home was the stage but she would later discover that her true passion would be helping others achieve their dreams from behind the scenes.
Courtney is a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Post-graduation, she left the comfort of her home state of Iowa to continue her private voice studies in New York City. Shortly after, she excitedly accepted the opportunity and challenge to develop and teach the original music curriculum at a number of private pre schools in Connecticut. Over the next few years, she provided creative music therapy to local adult day centers, started a musical theater program at The Pilot House (a non-profit for kids and teens with autism and other special needs), and served as the Worship Director at Black Rock Church of Stamford.
In 2008 Courtney married and moved to Boston where she and her husband started their family. In 2011 she stepped into the role of Worship Director at Grace Church in Avon, Ma where she was able to utilize many of her musical skills. In 2015, as the demands of the weekend schedule became too large for the needs of her growing family, Courtney stepped down from her position. Now a seasoned mom of 4, she has found her stride and considers it a dream come true to be teaching out of her small private studio, West Street Music. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her kids’ schools and serving her community by doing original educational music programs.
Dana Brown is happily starting her journey of becoming a voice teacher. She is an NYC/New Jersey based performer. Since 2019, Dana has held a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Dana has appeared in numerous productions but some of her favorite roles to date are Clarice (Acedia), Leslie/Vikki/Joy (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom) and Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes). Dana is a performance coach with Broadway Artists Alliance in New York City and recently accepted a voice teaching position in New Jersey. She has studied for many sessions at Actor Therapy and BAA. Dana has been studying privately with Tony Award Winner, Lindsay Mendez, for 5+ years. She is hopeful to open her own private studio after studying at NYVC's Voice Teacher Training and Certification Program.
Dana Nuzzo is an accomplished voice teacher, pop/rock singer, and floutist. Originally from Staten Island, NY, her musical journey began with playing the flute at the age of 8. She is a 7-time solo and ensemble gold medalist, has been featured in all-region concert bands in both New Jersey and Arkansas, and has also enjoyed playing in pit orchestras and her local church.
Her musical interests gravitated to vocals, which has been her focus for the past 17 years.
In 2005, Dana’s performance of “Deh Vieni non Tardar” from Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” was reviewed by an audition panel, and she was awarded acceptance into New Jersey City University’s Music Education Program. She has since been a featured vocalist with local cover and tribute acts such as Warhammer, Bad Obsession, A Perfect Crime, and provided lead vocals for the acoustic trio, Bruce Jovi. She has performed in several venues across central and southern New Jersey including Crossroads, Tavern On the Lake, The Claddagh, and The Cranbury Station.
Dana’s student roster includes singers and musicians of all ages and levels, from novice vocalists to accomplished musicians who are studying both voice and music theory. She is honored to share the training she received through New York Vocal Coaching with her students.
If you would like to contact Dana for a voice or flute lesson, she can be reached at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Carson is a Pacific Northwest local, who has been singing his entire life. “I grew up in a musical family, and decided it was something I wanted to pursue.” David is a graduate of the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training and Certification. He also earned a music scholarship at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) and studied vocal performance, music theory, and ear training. He previously studied voice with Dr. James Brown, Dr. Glenn Guhr, and Susan Trainer.
While David was studying at PLU College of Music and Performing Arts, he was a member of University Chorale, Choir of the West, PLU Opera, and Opera scenes. He toured with Choir of the West in Europe, where they competed in the Anton Bruckner Choral Festival in Linz, Austria, and won the mixed choir and sacred music categories. The choirs performed annually at Benaroya Hall and Schnitzer Hall. He was in A Midsummer Night's Dream opera by Benjamin Britten, Alcina by Handel, and sang works from Baby Doe, Sweeney Todd, and Little Women. He also performed with jazz combos at PLU, and has performed with other combos professionally.
During his secondary education he participated in the audition choirs All-Northwest Mixed and All-State Mixed, respectively. He was a member of Wind Ensemble, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Instrumental Ensemble, and Concert Choir. He competed in vocal and instrumental Solo and Ensemble, festivals, and performed regularly. He won the award for Outstanding soloist at the Bellevue Pacific Jazz Festival where he sang alongside the Bellevue College music faculty rhythm section.
David is a recording artist at Dogfish Bay Studios, and is currently working with the artist development program and record label IRize International.
He teaches voice to all ages. Lessons will be slightly different for each student depending on their musical goals. He teaches technique for Pop, R&B, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Classical.
Don is an English/Spanish voice teacher, singer, studio engineer and choir director based out of Northern New Jersey. His passion for teaching vocal technique and learning vocal pedagogy led him to complete the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course under the tutelage of acclaimed voice teacher Justin Stoney.
He is experienced working with singing students of all skill levels and ages with a patient and positive approach in all contemporary music genres. Some of his students have performed on the stages of Lincoln Center and NJPAC.
If you are looking for a singing teacher in the Northern New Jersey area or would like to schedule a Skype or Zoom voice lesson you can contact him at email@example.com.
Douglas Tholedo is a singer, actor and voice teacher who specializes in singing for Musical Theater. He holds a degree in Vocal Performance/Music (Brazil) and has a certificate in Voice Teacher Training at New York Vocal Coaching under the guidance of Justin Stoney in NYC (USA).
He has performed in some of the greatest musicals produced in Brazil such as The Phantom of the Opera (M. Reyer/ u/s M. Andre), Les Misérables (Courfeyrac), We Will Rock You (Axl Rose and u/s Galileo), Sister Act (u/s Eddie, Pablo, and TJ), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy) and O Menino Maluquinho - The Opera, to name a few.
As a voice teacher and vocal coach for over 15 years, his students range from aspiring singing college students to career musical theater professionals. He specializes in belting, legit, pop and contemporary singing. He also has extensive experience working as a music director, making him highly qualified to help his students become better artists.
By combining his training in music and theatre, his knowledge of vocal anatomy and vocal pedagogy, and his experience as a musical theater performer, Douglas takes a functional approach to help students develop their skills, pursue their goals, and reach their greatest potential.
He currently teaches private singing classes in New York City (in-person and online) and the lessons can be either in English or Portuguese.
Douglas Tholedo é cantor, ator e professor de canto especializado em Teatro Musical. É graduado em Canto/Música (UFSJ) e professor certificado pela New York Vocal Coaching - Voice Teacher Training, sob a orientação de Justin Stoney, em Nova York - EUA.
Como ator, integrou o elenco de alguns dos maiores musicais produzidos no Brasil, como O Fantasma da Ópera (M. Reyer / André M.), Les Misérables (Courfeyrac), We Will Rock You (Axl Rose e Galileu), Lei das Irmãs (Eddie, Pablo e TJ), Você é um Bom Homem Charlie Brown (Snoopy) e O Menino Maluquinho - A Ópera.
Professor de canto e vocal coach há mais de 15 anos no mercado, seus alunos variam entre estudantes de faculdades de canto até profissionais de teatro musical em carreira. Especialista em belting, legit e pop, também tem uma vasta experiência trabalhando como diretor musical, o que o torna altamente qualificado para ajudar seus alunos a se tornarem melhores artistas.
Combinando música e teatro, sua experiência de palco como performer e seu conhecimento de anatomia e pedagogia vocal, Douglas utiliza uma abordagem prática para ajudar os alunos a desenvolver suas habilidades e alcançar seu maior potencial.
Atualmente, Douglas dá aulas particulares de canto em Nova York (pessoalmente e on-line) e as aulas podem ser tanto em inglês como português.
Originally from Montreal, Elaine Lemieux has always been fascinated by vocal expression. The spark began at five years old when her family bought a blue record player for Elaine to sing along with. She saw her parents faces light up at her singing. That was the moment when she recognized the power of musical language.
Twenty years later, Elaine began her classical training in voice and then received a Post-Master’s Degree (D.E.S.S.) from the University of Montréal. Elaine then gained experienced as a recitalist, cantor, chorister, choir director, performer, voice teacher and music facilitator.
Elaine has a thirst for knowledge. Her discipline has been enriched by theatrical and dance improvisation styles co-created by talented performance artists. She received instruction from Pol Pelletier creator of Dojo for Actors, Sara Zalek from Butoh Chicago, Richard Armstrong’s Extended Voice from the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity. Further, she completed five year training in the Musicianship and Leadership Program (MLP) from the Music For People organization founded by David Darling. She has truly enhanced her leadership and creative musical language and has found her doorway to help people find their authentic expressive selves. She brings a new sensitivity to music improvisation with her foundation in formal classical voice. She is an active member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.) Elaine teaches in both French and English.
Elaine is enlivened by her voice teaching for people of all ages and levels of experience. To further her expertise and knowledge as a voice teacher, she participated in the NYVC 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training & Certification led by Justin Stony. She deepened her understanding of belting and vocal physiology. The program demystified the differences among vocal styles. She appreciated Justin Stony’s devotion to his students and his love of voice. Elaine enjoyed every moment of this training.
Eliezer Rabinowitz, born in the 1980s in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a natural-born Singing Artist and a graduate of the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher's Training Course. His interest in singing and music began at a very young age, from "musical geekhood" at home and in school (often in the middle of class, to the chagrin of his teachers!), culminating in a childhood career in the Miami Boys Choir of Brooklyn. There he performed with the choir in many cities across North America and was, on one occasion, starred as a vocal accompaniment to the late legendary Moshe Yess, Jewish country music star (the latter performance can be found by googling Miami Experience My Zaidy).
In addition to singing, Eliezer has had, from early adulthood, experience in teaching and working with children and adults. A graduate of the Aish Dos Teachers Training program in Lakewood N.J. where he now resides, Mr. Rabinowitz served as 5th-grade afternoon teacher for one of the largest Orthodox Jewish schools in North America, the Lakewood Cheder School. There and in private voice and guitar lessons which he gave, he has honed the art of professionalism in teaching and coaching people of all ages. Coupled with the all-encompassing course given by Justin Stoney, he has become and is continually striving to grow as, a true Teaching Artist for aspiring vocalists young, old and in-between. In recent years, at the urging of close friends and family, he has founded the Songs And Voices of Lakewood Singing Clubs where, children of different ages, regardless of musical talent and background, have had the opportunity to shine in the area of singing. The boys, after only a few weeks of practice and homework, perform wonderfully and professionally in a public setting. Eliezer also teaches voice privately. He also works, on a freelance basis, as a "pinch hitter" for various choir conductors around the Tristate Area.
A song composer, Mr. Rabinowitz primarily uses his keen ear as his guide to produce musical novella. Although he does not play the piano or keyboard (taking up guitar in recent years), he has guided the musical performance artists under his hire via his favorite instrument.. the vocalized sound! Using only verbal mimicry, the musical accompaniment to his album under the title Songs and Voices of Lakewood was beautifully arranged under his supervision.
Eliezer is forever grateful to Justin Stoney and his wonderful staff at New York Vocal Coaching for catapulting his career to a new level!
Eliezer can be reached at 848-210-6416 or email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellina (also known as SHATELLE) is a classical (soprano) and contemporary styles singer and voice teacher from Moscow.
She was born in a small Siberian town in Russia. She graduated from the RUDN University, Moscow with a Master’s degree in International Relationships. She then entered the Ippolitov-Ivanov Institute of Music and Music Pedagogy for classical singing, chasing her dream to become a professional singer. For many years previously, Ellina had been singing in different styles - from rock to classical opera, developing her voice intuitively. This contributed to her wide vocal range and stylistic diversity. Classical singing still remained a real challenge and passion, offering an infinity of vocal masterpieces.
Even after years of studying, she felt that the potential of her voice was not fully unveiled. Despite excellent marks and feedbacks from her professor and other vocal professionals, she felt that it was not enough. During the pandemic, with no chance for in-person consultations and lessons, she started to explore and learn about vocal technique. She wanted to train her own voice to get closer to that “ideal” sound she wanted.
She also became a vocal teacher for nonprofessional singers at RUDN University. She faced a few issues with teaching contemporary singing styles, although she was using them freely in her own singing career. Solving this problem led her to NYVC's "Voice Lessons to the World" series on YouTube. After viewing those videos, she decided to join the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course. She obtained more knowledge in vocal pedagogy and voice training than she received over the five years of studying at her previous institute.
She believes that improving her own voice and coping with problems and limitations in singing is essential to being not only a good singer but also a good teacher. She continues to study vocal technique and pedagogy, to practice with students as well as to prepare herself for serious classical singing competitions and auditions. She has already won First Prize and Special Prize in International Competition of Musicians in Cyprus (classical singing). What is most exciting to her is receiving feedback from her students, impressed with their new singing abilities.
From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Elsa has been training and performing in music, dance, and theatre since a very young age. She was a dancer and singer with the Brigham Young University’s Young Ambassadors performed in their international tour of “Welcome Home” performing across the United States and Brazil. She has competed in countless dance and musical theater competitions over the years. In 2015 she represented Nova Scotia at CANdance Competition at the International championship level, ranking her as an overall title soloist winner. Elsa has trained at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in their Professional Dance Diploma Program as well as receiving training at schools such as The National Ballet of Canada, Boston Ballet School and Ballet West. Elsa’s passion and experience in the arts is not limited to performing. With this experience and training, Elsa has taught music, dance and theatre classes for years as well as choreographed for many productions. She currently teaches Musical Theatre, Dance and Suzuki Early Childhood Education at the Scotia Suzuki School of Music in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.
El is a well rounded singer and artist, musician, and voice teacher with more than a 15 year career as a music professional. His growing list of accomplishments include multiple chart topping releases in the house music genre with songs charting at #1, top 5, top 10, and top 20. El also earned a #3 song on the UK Soul Charts and is also noted for his contributions to many other independent and major label releases and Grammy nominated projects.
From a young age, El has been drawn to voices that reflect brilliant artistry as well as a keen technical prowess. It made sense that years later El would be able to share stages and sing duets with the likes of Patti Labelle and Shoshana Bean.
The NYVC Voice Teacher Training course has added a new dimension to El's unique intuitive ability as a teacher and has also increased his own ability as a singer. His goal is to continue making a genuine and purposeful contribution to the standard of excellence that has helped shape who he is today. El's voice is the perfect combination of technique and feeling, his music is the perfect combination of science and artistry, and his talent is the perfect example of nature meets nurture.
Emilia Sargent is an actress, singer, director, and teacher who studied Vocal Performance and Electrical Engineering at Auburn University. A proud member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Emilia most recently appeared on stage in the Tampa Repertory Theatre production of Heisenberg, and off stage as the director of Copenhagen and The Children's Hour.
Emilia was honored to receive the both the 2017 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Best Actress Award and the Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Award for her portrayal of the Pilot in Grounded, as well as the 2016 Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Award for her portrayal of Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky and the 2012 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2016, Emilia was awarded a full Hillsborough County Arts Council Individual Artist Grant to attend a summer intensive on Practical Aesthetics at the Atlantic Acting School in New York.
Passionate about theatre education for youth and a perennial kid at heart, Emilia founded and directed the S.A.L.T. Summer Drama Intensive 2001-2013, served on the theatre and music faculty at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts 2005-2012, served on the Corbett Preparatory School faculty 2012 - 2015, and has directed numerous youth musicals in the Tampa Bay Area. Emilia currently serves as the Director of Education Programs for Tampa Rep and teaches voice and acting through the Emilia Sargent Studio at the Community School of the Arts.
After a rigorous stint as a controls engineer working on automation systems that ranged from King Kong at Universal Studios to wastewater treatment plants (glamorous) to steel mills (so very hot), she moved to working full time as an actor. Emilia is the mother of two amazing girls, Emma and Olivia, and she shares her time between Florida with her husband, Jeff, and New York City.
Emily L. Johnson-Martin, also known by her stage name, JEMASIZ, is more familiar with singing than most of us. She was inspired by her father, Harris C. Johnson, who was also a singer. At the age of eight, when most children were primarily interested in playing outdoors with their friends, Emily was performing music in public. The same year, she received a scholarship from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA that lasted until she graduated from her high school, “Boston Arts Academy.” As time went by, many people recognized her talent, and she was awarded accordingly. For example, in 1994, she received the President’s Award for outstanding vocal achievement at the Milton Town Hall Peace Festival.
1996 was a big year for Emily. She sang the Vincentian National Anthem at a ceremony in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Grenadine's Independence from foreign rule. She also sang at a Jamaica Independence Day ceremony. During these events, it was not uncommon for individuals to refer to her as a “Future Rock Star.”
Emily exhibited her singing talent in various ways. She performed Gospel with the Philmelodia Children’s Choir, the Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and the Waymark Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Boston. She performed Opera/ Classical music with New England Conservatory. She also performed Jazz/ Chamber/Contemporary music with Boston Arts Academy and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Furthermore, Emily has sung at weddings and other formal functions. She has directed youth choirs and instructed music at the Boys & Girls club.
Emily's talent was not limited to only singing. She also participated in musical theater. Her achievements include Dear God, Harriet Tubman, Arch the Angel, Little Shop of Horrors, Fresh Flags, Phantom of the Opera, Aida, The King and I, and Grease.
Thus, her accolades cover both her musical and theatrical talents. Emily was crowned Miss Massachusetts in Harlem, NY and was entered into running for Hal Jackson's Talented Teens in 1997. She also performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Boston Celtics benefit games. She has sung at the Apollo Theater, The Cotton Club, and The Gardens New York. She has performed in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Boulevard Hotel under Kemet Productions Company. In addition Emily has also performed at various venues such as the Berklee Performance Center, Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, Boston Arts Academy, Lombardo’s, and the Regis Lewis Center.
At present, Emily continues to perform across the world, from London to Bahamas to Los Angeles to Washington DC, New York, Florida, Texas, and Atlanta. She models and dances at numerous functions. Emily also spends a considerable amount of time working as a vocal coach for the Phil Collins Scholarship program “The Dreams” at Markee Music at Deerfield Beach, FL. This new role enables her to share some of her secrets and techniques to her students. JEMASIZ is more than a name: her essence shows the world that is truly special.
You can contact her at Jemasizstudio@gmail.com!
Emily Whitaker is a music director, pianist, and teaching artist from upstate New York. After graduating with a BA in Music and Theater from Princeton University, she began working on musical theater projects in the New York area. Favorite recent credits include Merrily We Roll Along with Fiasco Theater Company/Roundabout, The Band’s Visit on Broadway and with the Atlantic Theater Company, Into the Woods with Fiasco, and Unknown Soldier at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She has performed in renowned New York venues such as 54 Below, the Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama. She also works as a music director for improv comedy and recently completed a Masters in musicology at Columbia University. Emily is a proud teaching artist with McCarter Theater Center.
Eric Stephenson is a performer and voice teacher based in Brooklyn. As a teacher, he’s focused on unlocking a singer’s technical potential, storytelling skills, and joy. He’s performed at regional theatres throughout the country (Bard Summerscape, Fulton Theatre, 34 West Theater, East Lynne Theater Company, Seven Angels Theatre, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Cumberland County Playhouse) and has worked on new shows in development at various theatres in New York (Musical Theatre Factory, 54 Below, Signature Center, La Mama ETC, Town Hall, BMI Lehman Engel Workshop). Eric is represented by Metropolis Artists Agency, is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and a graduate of Muhlenberg College. He’s loved delving into the voice with NYVC and can’t wait to keep learning!
Erin has enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Her professional theatre credits include Australian tours of Xanadu the Musical, Mary Poppins, Hot Shoe Shuffle and the 25th Anniversary of Les Misérables. Before embarking on a music theatre career, Erin toured internationally as a lead vocalist and singer/dancer with various cruise lines for several years.
Erin has a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and a Certificate IV in Performing Arts from ED5 International in Sydney Australia. Her additional professional development includes the teacher training course at New York Vocal Coaching, studying at the Neil Semer Vocal Institute in Coesfeld, Germany, as well as completing courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics and Resonance with the New York Singing Teachers Association. She has working relationships with various top tier coaches in New York, including Aaron Hagan and Neil Semer and is currently investigating a Master in Research, focusing on music theatre pedagogy in Australia.
Erin maintains a private vocal coaching studio, with students performing professionally in musicals such as Chicago and Oklahoma, and gaining places in leading Australian tertiary institutions. Erin is a vocal technique teacher and senior vocal coach at various performing arts institutions across Melbourne.
Erin’s vocal and performance coaching philosophy pairs a solid foundation of advanced vocal technique with an emphasis on bravery, vulnerability, imagination and creativity. She loves working with teenagers and young people to establish great foundations for their vocal journey, as well as a positive and courageous mindset in their approach to singing.
Evis Elizabeth Budina started singing professionally at the age of 12 and toured internationally, performing mainly across Europe. She studied classical music and has her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the Conservatory of Beautiful Arts in Tirana, Albania where she was born and raised. She also attained a post-university certification from Harvard University and studied Baroque and 18th-Century Italian Opera under the guidance of Professor Thomas Kelly.
Evis is the founder of Bel Canto Academy. She works with underprivileged young singers who would otherwise not be able to afford singing lessons, and her students have received recognition in local and national competitions. She takes part in many music projects serving as a vocal support for churches, soloists, worship singers, and periodically holds master classes and workshops.
She is currently recording her studio album and is preparing to launch her new book “The Art of Singing.”
Hi, I am Jin, a person who is obsessed with the magic and beauty of human voice, a classically trained voice technician, an okay piano accompanist, and a firm believer in the power of exploring and nurturing the voice through singing.
Singing to me is not merely matching notes and showing off skills. It is more than that: Singing is healing. Singing is a prayer. Singing is the soul’s language.
When we turn off our judgmental storm inside our head and be one with our gut feeling and our hearts, the notes flow out effortlessly. In a sense, singing is meditating. And a singing lesson is a zen session. Struggling, suffering, shouting, straining, would only cause pain in the vocal folds and produce sounds not so friendly to the ears. We learn how to trust our instinct and intuition, relax ourselves in different shades of emotions, hold onto our true selves no matter what note or words we are singing.
So in a way, singing is a journey to finding your personal truth, with hours and hours of zen time to find your center and express the life inside you. And the best thing is, eventually your singing spills over to every area of your life. When the pain of life crushes you down and you feel trapped in a misty maze, singing is the light that shows you the way and tells you that you are okay and everything will be okay. And the more you sing, the more you find the truth inside you, the more you shine, the more passion you feel inside yourself, the more you could feel the life force carrying you through the ups and downs of this world.
I am devoting my life to sending out warm invitations to beautiful souls to embark on the journey of singing with me, and guiding them through their unique vocal journeys!
Fernanda Medina Ollarzú is a Chilean speech and language therapist. She has worked in different areas, but always her passion has been the voice. She started singing when she was a child and took singing classes with private singing teachers for a few years. Then she took some music classes, for example, one of musical composition. Lately, she has been singing independently and writing songs. In addition, she has continued to learn about voice by taking a certification in “Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice therapy and Casper-Stone Confidential Flow therapy” with Katherine Verdolini; also an internship of two months with PhD Marco Guzmán, a course of objective voice evaluation and the 40-hour Teacher training program and certification in New York Vocal Coaching.
Franco Jofré Canales is a professional singer and vocal coach from Chile. He started playing the piano when he was a child, and a few years later, he took lessons with the renowned VGM Composer: Francisco Cerda. After this, he got interested in singing and studied various methods with different voice teachers. Some months later, he met Cristobal Aragon (Founder of Academia Vocal de Chile) who expanded his perspective on singing and encouraged him to study and become a vocal master.
Today, he is the lead singer in the grunge band "Deck" which has worked with some of the most important music producers of the country, including the director of the Festival de Viña del Mar Orchestra: Carlos Figueroa Salazar. The band has appeared on TV, Radio, and is available on streaming platforms.
Franco is the founder and director of "Vocalizate," the first full-online academy in Chile dedicated to singing and vocal technique. He completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with Justin Stoney, which gave him the wisdom to guide singers to a new perspective on singing.
Feel free to contact Franco at email@example.com.
Gabrielle Jessica Lopez aka Gabie (rhymes with "baby") was born and raised in California. She was raised in a family of music. Since the moment she was able to talk, she was already singing. At age 9 she began classical piano lessons and studied piano until she was 16 years of age. In high school she joined 3 choir classes: she played piano in one and sang in the other two. It was there she really began to “find“ her voice. At the age of 25, she started working on cruise ships as a show band singer. She then had an amazing opportunity to live in Japan for a year and work as a singer/dancer/actress at Universal Studios Japan. After that she returned to cruise ships and did a few contracts as a production singer. Now, Gabie has created her very own show. She headlines for major cruise lines as well as on land. She has been blessed and has traveled all around the world, sharing her gift with the world. She is super excited to be able to take her career to the next step in helping others achieve their dreams in singing and performing!
Gabriela Munguia has been passionate about singing since she was a young girl. After a few hundred rejections at around age 8, she decided to study psychology. I know: what a drama queen! Have mercy! She was 8! She gave up on singing altogether (outside of her shower, of course).
At age 14, she went to a church and was invited to join the choir. Overwhelmed with joy, she accepted. After a few years, the choir director asked her to give voice lessons to the members of the choir. She was so passionate about seeing each person's voice be transformed that she formed her own children’s choir. Word spread quickly and people began calling her about voice lessons.
Today, Gaby continues attending one of Almavision’s many churches in the United States and has decided to continue pursuing her dreams of teaching voice lessons to all people! She is overwhelmed with excitement to continue teaching now that she has finishing Mr. Stoney's Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course. In her free time, she loves to write her own music and will soon produce her first album for the honor and glory of God. She believes that all people can sing and especially loves working with all those who like her were once told they could not sing!
To contact Gaby please email her at Krystal.Munguia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hila (Ella Marie) Tako is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, performer and voice teacher born and raised in Israel.
First attending a branch of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (Manhattan) in Tel Aviv Conservatory (2012-2015), she got to study with leading Israeli jazz musicians such as Yuval Cohen, Harel Shachal, Michal Cohen and Gilad Ronen, and even performed several times as a solo vocalist with the Israeli Big Band. This genre was a revelation to her; the combination of deep tradition, freedom of expression and discipline led her to a deeper connection with music.
In 2015, growing away from traditional jazz, she began releasing original music as well as performing it all around Israel under the stage name Ella Mar. First came the "Joy and Pain" E.P. (2015), then came her debut full length album "Embodimental" (2019) – the same year as her first international festival performance at the Canadian Music Week. Her music could be described as a blend of alternative, folk, jazz and avant-pop, with her lyrics often dealing with "heavy" subjects including depression, PTSD, destructive relationships, and love.
Hila began teaching voice and music in 2014 - at the age of just 21, and as time went by, it became a second nature to her. She has been working with students from age 5 to 75 on just about any genre in contemporary music.
Her approach to teaching would be "give them what they need technically, then give them the gift of radical self-expression, then repeat", as well as "show them new music that you know will inspire them to do more". Drawing on both her education in jazz and in voice technique as well as on her generation-Y-indie-musician demeanor, while making sure her singers always enjoy a positive and encouraging environment, she has the ability to connect to a very wide variety of students and help them reach their goals.
Hugo Kerth M.F.A. received his Bachelor of Performing Arts from UNIRIO (Brazil, 2015) and Master of Performing Arts from the same University (2018). He received his certification from NEW YORK VOCAL COACHING INC. in 2019. Hugo studies the theory of the speech, voice, singing, vocal pedagogy and also works as a translator, versionist and writer. He has just been accepted to the Doctoral Program of Performing Arts of the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).
Hugo has been teaching singing since 2013 at VOCE Studio, in Copacabana - a famous music school in Rio, managed by Mirna Rubim, Ph.D. in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan (UMICH) (Michigan, US, 2004), teaching over 20 classes a week. Hugo is a member of VASTA: Voice and Speech Trainers Association. Besides his work with the singing voice, Hugo has experienced working and teaching actors in speech voice. On the Performing Arts level, has has been a part of the most important Acting Schools in Rio de Janeiro, such as CAL (Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras) and CEFTEM (Centro de Estudos e Formação em Teatro Musical), being part of the teaching staff of a Graduation course named CLINVOZ (Clínica da Voz) working with speech pathologists.
His latest works as an actor are: "Rapsodia - o musical" (2019); "Thomas e as Mil e Uma Invencoes" (2018); "Chacrinha, o Musical (2017); “Politicamente Incorretos – Uma Revista de Ano” (2015) and “O Primeiro Musical A Gente Nunca Esquece” (2015/2016).
Ian C. Temple is a bicoastal stage and voice actor, hard rock vocalist, studio manager and comedy producer. He has a BFA in theater and created, co-wrote and co-starred in the Brooklyn-based sitcom, ‘Lofty Dreams’, hosted on Amazon Prime. He is currently or has been the voice of a few internationally known brands and done commercials for some dozens of others. He’s done both conventional and eccentric characters for animation, celebrity voicematch, interactive, and highly characterized e-learning. His life’s mission is to give the gift of optimized vocal communication in a microphone age, to the masses.
Iñaki Lirón is a Singing Teacher and Producer/Composer based in Madrid, Spain. He is the founder of Emotionforge: a production company devoted to bespoke compositions for Film and Game and Solo Artists production.
He grow up in a musical family, and at an early age, he felt the spell of music and the inner feeling that it would play a main role in his life. He started learning music and piano at 9, songwriting and playing in local bands at 16, singing and playing guitar at 19, and producing and recording in his own commercial recording studio at 24. Even though he is trained in Modern Music, Piano, and Harmony, he considers himself a creativity-driven and self-taught musician. The daily interaction with music, other musicians, instruments, and recording equipment during the many years fueled the will for getting better and gave him the edge and the wide picture as a producer, musician, and singing teacher.
As a singer, he trained over 8 years with the best coaches in Madrid for Pop, Classical, and Rock. His curiosity led him to train also with some of the UK best Metal and Progressive Metal World-touring rock singers. The restless quest for knowledge and global understanding of the voice mechanics, no matter the style, brought him to Justin Stoney and set a key milestone for him and his teaching. Iñaki is honored and thrilled about being part of the Voice Teacher Training Certification. He is inspired by Justin's knowledge and craft for changing singing lives.
Iñaki loves teaching and guiding others in the amazing journey that singing is. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Jack Yee, a Malaysian Chinese, is a veteran Asian Vocal coach based in Southeast Asia. He is the Founder of J Musique Academy (JMA), where he provides vocal lessons and recording services for all age groups.
Jack is a well-known classical singer and performer. He has won numerous championships both at National and International levels. He represented Malaysia in “Thien MingEn International Singing Competition” in 2010 and was awarded the award of “Best Folk Song Singer.”
From 2013 until 2017, Jack was involved in collaborating with a few famous ASTRO Malaysian Singers in several fundraising events.
He has been invited to be a guest performer at various events, including “The International Queen Tour 2018,” “International Fashion Week,” and others charity events.
In the past years, he had brought numerous JMA students to overseas performances, various competitions, as well as a 7-day Vocal Workshop jointly organized by Mido International Entertainment Co., Taiwan.
His passion in teaching voice is further motivated by Mr. Justin Stoney, who is the founder of New York Vocal Coaching. After searching for better improvement in vocal knowledge, Jack stumbled upon NYVC’s Teacher Training Program. His dream to equip himself with greater skills to provide coaching to the new era, teaching vocal techniques for all styles of singing industry, has finally materialized. Mr. Stoney always says “Don’t lose the Joy & Passion for music,” and that will always resonate with Jack.
Jack strongly believes that he will continue to strive to gain more in-depth knowledge of voice every day. There is no doubt that his passion will inspire others to chase their dreams in the Music Industry.
Jacob is a speech-language pathologist in Dallas, Texas, with a specialty in the treatment of voice disorders. He holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Texas A&M University. He has sought additional continuing education in the area of voice, and is a graduate of the Summer Vocology Institue through the National Center for Voice and Speech.
Jacob is a singer himself, and has experience in both classical and contemporary styles of singing that began at a young age. He is also a singer-songwriter and has written and recorded original music. He continues to perform in and around Dallas in various settings, including an all-male chorus called the Turtle Creek Chorale.
Jacob has a passion for vocal health and healthy, sustainable singing no matter the style, and strongly believes in the importance of combined understanding of vocal science and vocal pedagogy for anyone in the work of voice training or rehabilitation. He took part in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training to better understand the physiological underpinnings of various singing styles, and was so fortunate to have learned invaluable concepts that are applicable to both singing and speaking voice rehabilitation. He is so grateful to Justin for his expertise, generosity, and dedication to the craft.
Jae Franklin is a singer, songwriter, music producer, and vocal coach. Since making her official debut with 2016's Cheers to Life - a widely acclaimed album that received international notoriety - Jae Franklin has made waves in the soul landscape with her breathtaking vocals and endearing songwriting. Over the past years, she has traveled the world, graced the silver screen, released 4 EPS, and contributed to countless collaborations and projects. She continues to captivate with her live performances. Along with establishing her media company, Voroso Entertainment, she's currently working on her next album.
Through her work in the music industry, Jae decided to put her strong foundation to work by becoming a voice trainer and vocal coach. In 2020, she completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course under world renowned voice trainer, Justin Stoney. Employing both passion and education in her approach, Jae’s goals with each student are to reinforce fundamental concepts and techniques, style development, wellness, and to inspire them to become the best version of themselves.
If you are interested in getting in touch with Jae or taking a voice lesson, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Psalmist and Christian worship leader with a unique ear for music, Mila E is a minstrel after God’s heart. Growing up in a musically inclined family, Mila E has been exposed to the art of Christian music for as long as she can remember.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, her music ministry began when she led songs while her mother, Mary Edwards, played the guitar, and her father Donald Edwards, would play his saxophone. Upon moving to Thomasville, Georgia at the age of nine, Mila E’s anointed voice could be heard in singing groups and choirs in her community and local church.
In 2008, Mila E transitioned to Albany, Georgia to attend The Unsinkable Albany State University, where she majored in a dual degree program. In Albany, Mila E remained faithful in using her God-given talents as the praise and worship leader for her current ministry, City of God Worship Center, as well as doing background vocals for the Vessels of Worship. She was also a director for the Anointed Albany State University Gospel Choir.
Mila E experienced a life changing and exciting year in 2013 when she was elevated in ministry by receiving her minister’s license and marrying the love of her life Minister M. J. Rouse. She also received her dual bachelors in Business Management and Information Systems in December of 2013. In 2015, Mila E has completed her debut album called, “I Glorify You.”
Currently Mila E now resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband where she now ministers over the United States. As God continues to manifest Himself in the life of Mila E, she continues to give all the praises and glory to Him for what He has done and where He is taking her. If asked, “What is your advice to the world?” Mila E always says, “Never give up.”
Jeannette Smith was born and raised in Palo Alto, California. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance), Jeannette has been singing, teaching music, and performing in many different genres and capacities for about 30 years, including vocally directing, musically directing, playing piano for and/or performing in local musical theater and operetta productions, performing as a keyboardist and singer/songwriter with an original 1980’s rock band, singing with opera companies such as Livermore Valley Opera, Rogue Valley Opera and Opera San Jose, teaching chorus and music theory at the middle and high school levels and acting as a choral director and resident voice teacher with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, all while teaching private voice lessons. In 2006, Jeannette established JS Vocal Studio in Pleasanton, CA. Currently, her busy vocal studio is her primary focus. She works with people of all ages and abilities, finding joy in guiding her students as they cultivate their skills and build upon their passion for singing and performing.
Jeannette is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the American College of Musicians and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist (California Massage Therapy Council #76717) and holds a certificate from Total Vocal Freedom: Alexander Technique for Voice Teachers. She is thrilled to have completed the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Training & Certification Course in August 2020. She feels that the brilliant and unsurpassed professional voice teacher training that she has received from Justin Stoney and NYVC has transformed her voice teaching and elevated her vocal studio status from the level of average to exceptionally rare.
Jeannette can be contacted through her website www.jsvocalstudio.com.
Jen Thomas is a singing teacher/vocal coach based in Mount Pleasant, Washington Tyne and Wear (United Kingdom) and teaches all ages from 5 and up! She teaches most musical styles: classical, musical theatre, pop, and rock. During lessons, she enjoys focusing on power and range for the contemporary genre, along with musicality and beauty in the voice. Lessons with Jen are fun but extremely thorough in terms of vocal technique. She has studied voice with many world-renowned coaches: Dean Kaelin, John Henny, and Anne Marie Speed to name a few.
She received her diploma in contemporary vocal coaching in 2012 and began teaching right away. She discovered New York Vocal Coaching in 2015 and completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification program soon afterwards. Today, Jen gives lessons through her studio "Jen Thomas Singing Studio." Feel free to visit her Facebook page and book a lesson!
I believe that music is a powerful tool of communication, self-expression and building self-confidence. Teaching singing is my passion and forte, and I have taught at various schools in Mumbai and now I train voices privately. I have first-hand experience of the transformation that music brings about in both children and adults. I have sung in, and conducted choirs. I have also been involved in Musical Theatre; both as a performer and also in the capacity of Music Director. I was the Vocal Coach and Mentor for the only Western Vocal Reality show in India, called The Stage, for the 3 years that it aired. I have been more of a Vocal Coach all this time, but now, after doing the Voice Teacher Training with Justin Stoney, I am excited to be a voice technician to my students; a service which I was previously not fully qualified to provide.
Jess Maison is a Singer, Songwriter, and Lawyer based in Uruguay.
Jess considers that, to be a complete artist, it is important to study different disciplines. Since she was a child, she studied musical theater, acting, dance, piano, guitar, and musical production. She further progressed her studies to become a professional singer at the School of Music of Buenos Aires (EMBA). She has participated in reality shows on Argentine television, including Latin American Idol.
What she enjoys most is performing live. She was able to do it as one of the shows of the five-star Hotel "Enjoy Punta del Este" in the 2020 season.
Jess began teaching singing classes in 2020, wanting to share what she learned with others on her journey as an artist. At the end of 2020, she obtained her certification as a Voice Teacher from New York Vocal Coaching.
Jessica Guariglia is a Singer and a Voice Teacher based in Italy. Born in Rome on February 28 1990, she quickly approached the world of music. In 2016, she began to take modern singing lessons.
Training experiences: Private modern singing lessons, Private piano and music theory lessons, Voice Teacher Training with New York Vocal Coaching
Participation in seminars and courses:
Took part in the "Vocal Freedom Circle" course lasting 6 months in 2018 with the Vocal Coach Cari Cole
Took part in several online singing courses with international teachers (Felicia Ricci, Cheryl Porter and Tara Simon)
Participated in the seminar on vocal teaching "Singing in childhood and adolescence" held by Erika Biavati
Participated in the online seminar "Breathing and posture in the singer" held by Eleonora Bruni
Participated in the seminar "How the voice ages" held by Nuova Artec
Participated in the seminar on vocal teaching "The screaming students" held by Erika Biavati
Participated in the seminar on vocal teaching "The extended vocality in singing" held by Eleonora Bruni
Participated in the seminar on vocal teaching "Mix and Belting" held by Erika Biavati
Took part in the seminar “The whistle register” held by Erika Biavati
She teaches modern singing, musicals and vocal interpretation for the social promotion association Music Center APS since 2018.
She is a founding member and Vice President. The lessons are always held in the presence of the live pianist to get the student used to performing with the musicians.
She organizes individual singing lessons focusing on musical dynamics, rhythmic solfeggio, music theory, and piano skills along with vocal training. All lesson are accompanied by Marco Casini (teacher of piano, harmony, composition, solfeggio and ear training).
She organizes singing classes with the pianist Marco Casini for the association “L’inchiostro del Futuro"
She directs the amateur choir "Le Note Allegre" together with the teacher of piano, harmony, composition and solfeggio Marco Casini.
You can email Jessica at email@example.com.
Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Jewel came from a musical family, inspired by her sisters who were constantly performing. Being the youngest among her sisters, Jewel learned to amplify her voice early on sharing her BIG and BOLD voice through the power of song at a very young age. She was inspired by the musical talents of the classic Etta James and the deep, expressive vocals of Amy Winehouse. These idols helped to formulate her vocal style as she often engaged in musical genres, including soul, jazz, rhythm and blues.
Her love of expression through song, led her to perform in various musical productions and even earned many achievements as a vocalist, such as: 1st Runner Up in Western PA and Eastern Ohio's singing competition, Rocket To The Stars. Although music has been her first passion, her desire to continue her education led her to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Communication, with a specialization in Public Relations from Slippery Rock University. On the corporate side, Jewel uses her voice to effectively communicate and mentor her colleagues and trainees. It is with her exceptional communication skills, true compassion for people and her natural ability to connect and build relationships that makes her such a strong leader and educator within her field. So much that she has held significant professional roles at well-renowned companies and organizations such as Disney World and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jewel will always find a way to express herself through music no matter where she may be in her life. Her perseverance and passion to share her gift led her to create her very own Motown inspired band, Grandview Soul, where she is the lead vocalist. Additionally, Jewel has added motherhood to her resume, and she shares that singing to her daughter Charley is the best gig yet!
Jewel is excited to dive deep and utilize her passion and professional skills to educate and guide her clients with her new role as a Vocal Coach.
Ji Hyun Kim majored in and earned his university degree in vocal arts. He is currently working in Korea, China, and Japan as a vocal coach. In Korea, he is working in YG Entertainment Company as a vocal coach and is teaching a vocal clinic at a medical school. He has taken the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course at New York Vocal Coaching to learn more in-depth teaching methods in order to better educate his current and future students. He now has his own Academy: check out his website below!
John A. Guiliano has had a love for singing since he could talk. John attended St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, New York, and was part of their men's choir "Himphonix." The choir competed in the 2015 Music in the Parks festival and won first place among the men's choirs with a superior rating. During this time, John also was a backup singer in a teen pop rock band called Nexus. Nexus has appeared on local news and has performed at the 2016 Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, New York. Graham Nash also performed that year. In addition, John's grandfather was the legendary bolero singer Johnny Albino. John would like to thank Justin and Michael for everything. He is looking forward to helping singers become the best they can be. Choose him for your next voice lesson!
You may contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jorge Sanchez is from Huaraz, Peru. Since he was a child, he loved the sound of music and singing, but was too shy to try singing in front of people, even his own family. It wasn’t until he turned 18 that he finally stood in front of a recording microphone and sang. However, after listening to the song, the results weren’t really pleasant. Yet, instead of giving up, he started to search for ways on how to become a better singer and also to prove everyone that anyone can sing and that you don’t need to be born with a “gifted” voice to be a great singer. Thus, his curiosity and compassion got the best of him and he went from taking lessons with the best teachers in the industry to start teaching himself.
As an eternal student, Jorge continues his personal studies and research about the voice and vocal pedagogy, to provide the most accurate, effortless, and easy-to-understand technique.
Besides being a Certified Vocal Instructor, Jorge is also a Civil Engineer: a career that has also helped him understand the complex physics and dynamics of the voice.
Jorge currently lives in New Jersey, where he gives online lessons in both English and Spanish.
Judith started working in New York City as a speech-language pathologist in 1993, where she worked extensively with diverse populations and communication issues, including accent, voice, and stuttering, as well as language and speech delays/disorders. Her business for the past 10 years has focused on improving communication skills for professionals seeking to be more successful in their business and personal lives. She works with individuals, corporations, and other organizations to improve speaking, voice and overall communication skills. With a background that includes a B.A. in linguistics and an M.A. in speech and communication sciences, she is a member of CorSpan (Corporate Speech Pathology Network), VASTA (Voice And Speech Trainers Assoc.), and ASHA. She's studied several languages, in addition to voice, public speaking, acting, and movement, and occasionally performs as a singer in New York City. She has a strong interest in the mind/body/voice connection and meditation. On the business side, she's taken over 20 courses relating to organizational communication skills, strategic human resources, leadership, and the like-- a fascination discovered later in life!
She has a passion for what she does and approaches each client with fresh eyes. Her approach is holistic and focuses on the needs of the unique individual to improve professional and personal communication skills. The approach stems from insights gained through years of experience in working with professionals of various backgrounds and science, theory, practicality and creative intuition, which is what makes it effective. She gives her all to every single client.
Judith has worked with diverse companies and organizations, including Bloomberg, BTG, Merrill Lynch, Palmolive, Bank of China, HSBC, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYU Business School, Columbia Engineering Department, the U.N., Ernst & Young, Thomson Reuters, among others.
Kayleen Seidl, originally from Missouri, is a New York based actress, voice teacher, and musical theatre audition coach. Singing has always been a source of joy in Kayleen’s life, which is why she decided to make it her life’s work. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from St. Olaf College where she graduated with Distinction.
After 7 successful years as a musical theatre actress, a career she is still actively pursuing, Kayleen decided to continue her vocal pedagogy training with the NYVC Voice Teacher Training Program. With this new knowledge, Kayleen is excited to bring her joy and love of singing to students of all ages and levels. Her collegiate classical vocal training combined with her professional musical theatre experience has given her a firsthand understanding of how to successfully cross-train the voice in a wide variety of styles. Whether you are completely new to singing or looking to hone your skills for auditions and performances, Kayleen would love to be a part of your vocal journey.
“The only thing better than singing is more singing.” – Ella Fitzgerald
Keonhui Lee is a Voice Teacher based in South Korea.
He majored in contemporary music vocal in college, is currently under constant guidance from a voice teacher, and is constantly working to improve his own skills.
Keonhui Lee has been educated in teacher training at various institutions that were focused on education. He learned about Justin Stoney and his teaching method, and was very curious about it, so he decided to complete the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with New York Vocal Coaching. This cemented his standards of professional ethics as well as a lot of educational knowledge. His teaching method will continue to improve. He is currently offering classes for clients in Suwon.
Kevin Rabemanisa (born July 20th, 1992) is a performer, vocalist, songwriter, and guitar player from Madagascar. Since 2011, he now lives in Hannover, Germany. He also has been a vocal coach at a private vocal studio (CK VOICE LESSONS) since 2018. He graduated from the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with Justin Stoney in 2020.
His background spans more than 10 years of performing as a vocalist and guitar player in different bands and in different styles (pop, rock, soul, classic, reggae, funk & World music) in Madagascar and in Germany. He discovered street music in 2012 and played in many big cities like Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Borkum, and more. He got enough attention and started to perform on bigger stages and events in the city like GOP, restaurants, hotels, etc.
Outside the performer/singer life, he works as a vocal coach and voice teacher to help aspiring singers to find their voice and their style to express their feelings with singing.
Kianna Osorio began singing at the age of 2 years old. Her passion for voice immediately began to cultivate. She grew up singing in church choirs (and now is a worship leader, which has given her a firm confidence in performing). She attended The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School and studied voice, specializing in classical opera. It was there that she discovered her desire to become a vocal teacher. After graduating, she studied a specific method in voice and body for soulful singing and performance arts. After completing her studies, she took the next step and became a vocal coach! During lessons, Kianna consistently motivated students and taught with positivity. In both private lessons and group lessons, she successfully helped many students achieve their singing goals.
Continuing her studies, Kianna attended New York Vocal Coaching's Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course in order to further expand her knowledge of voice and also to help enhance the lesson experience for her students. With the knowledge she has gained from the joyful New York Voice Coaching School and her past, Kianna has the skills and tools to guide individuals to their unique and best voice. She is excited to work with and inspire all who love to sing and are willing to explore their voice!
Kiria is a musician, music director, songwriter, and private voice teacher based in Melbourne, Australia. She is passionate about empowering people of all ages and all abilities, guiding them beyond what they thought themselves capable of. Kiria has been creating and singing harmonies since she was six years old. She is passionate about passing on these skills by running local choirs and as a musical director in community theatre productions.
Kiria completed her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Theatre Studies, with a concurrent Diploma of Mandarin at the University of Melbourne and is currently studying Speech Pathology. Kiria continues to study voice and hopes in the future to combine her passion for vocal pedagogy and music with speech pathology.
Kiria recently completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with New York Vocal Coaching, and cannot wait to pass on the wealth of knowledge shared by Justin Stoney to her students.
You are welcome to email Kiria at email@example.com.
Kristina Tornquist has loved singing ever since she can remember. Like many people, she started out singing in church and has always felt most at home serving in music ministry. She began taking voice lessons as a preteen and competed in vocal competitions, moving on to state and national levels. In high school she discovered her love and talent for musical theater, receiving vocal coaching and coming under the mentorship of Broadway veterans and producers Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe. During this time Kristina also recorded background vocals, demos and radio commercials for a local professional recording studio. After high school, Kristina studied musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and graduated from their integrated program in 2005. Feeling called back to her church roots, Kristina lent her newly obtained musical theater training to serve the drama and music ministry of her home church- a congregation of about three thousand people. Over the years Kristina has continued to study voice privately (in classical, theater, jazz and pop styles) and serve in a number of music ministries, acting as assistant director, assistant music director, and performer, as well as lending her voice to the choir, ensemble and worship teams as a front line vocalist. Kristina is so grateful to have received vocal pedagogy training from Justin Stoney, and is proud and excited to now be able to teach and serve in a whole new way!
Kristine Torchilo is a piano and voice teacher from Cleveland, OH. She comes from a musical background; both parents attended music school and encouraged her from a young age to pursue piano. As her passion for piano grew, Kristine fell in love with singing as well. She actively works in music ministry in her church, playing piano and singing in choir and worship groups. Temporarily, she pursued a different career path and completed her bachelor's in biomedical engineering, however her love for music never faded. After completing her voice teacher training at New York Vocal Coaching, she plans to open her own studio where she will continue teaching piano and voice. Kristine desires to help and inspire her students to become more confident in expressing their unique voice and fall in love with music.
Krizia Marie is a singer and lead vocalist from Bohol, Philippines. Her passion for music started early as a little girl growing up with a musically inclined family.
Krizia went and majored in Voice at the Conservatory of Music of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila for 4 years 2008-2012.
She continued as a Bossa Nova/Jazz singer with her band Jam403 beginning in 2013 and it has opened a lot of doors for her to perform in different places, locally and internationally.
2020 came and all of her gigs got cancelled due to the pandemic, but it didn’t stop her. In fact, it has motivated her to find a good way to continue music despite these trying times. She initiated hosting free virtual concerts with her band and has been doing it regularly on a weekly basis since May 2020 until today. These virtual shows are dedicated to every person affected, battling and fighting Covid19, especially the Frontliners around the world. Krizia and her band’s main goal is to enlighten and uplift the spirit of people through their music and they’re glad that people not just in the local scene but also people from across the globe are appreciating their efforts.
Aside from singing with her band, Krizia’s love and passion for teaching music to children is her side job. She has been holding private voice and piano lessons for kids at her home since year 2015.
Krizia thought of the free time she had because of the pandemic as an opportunity to learn and enhance her vocal teaching and coaching skills. This is the reason why she enrolled at New York Vocal Coaching.
Now that she has finished the course, Krizia plans to open a studio and start teaching music full time.
Kunho Song is a Korean ENT doctor (otolaryngologist) based in South Korea. He is the director of his own otolaryngology department 'Medicalvoice Clinic' in Seoul. And now he is also working for the NATS Korean chapter as chief-president. He is especially interested in laryngology, which includes voice restoration. He is passionate about singing. He has received vocal coaching for over 10 years and always wondered about the anatomy and physiology of the voice. Therefore, he became an ENT doctor and continues to study voice. He is happy to help anyone who is eager to sing better. In addition, he also hosts his own show through YouTube called "Medicalvoice." During the show, he shares and discusses new vocal knowledge with other artists and vocal coaches in Korea.
Song completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course through New York Vocal Coaching. Thanks to Justin, he has gained a wider knowledge of voice and improved singing skills.
Laura Lanci is an Actress, Singer-Songwriter, life long Dancer-Choreographer with a background in Musical Theater. She was born and raised in Argentina, where she performed with reputable Argentine Directors and Choreographers winning several awards for these performances. She grew up in a family of Choir singers and conductors that influenced her deep love for music at a very early age. She completed a scholarship to study Musical Theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, and has been performing in the United States since then. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
She is thrilled to have had the opportunity to continue her voice education with Justin Stoney.
She has taught voice lessons, as well as dance and fitness for several years. She is committed and very passionate about providing the best possible vocal and musical education for all ages and all levels, prioritizing vocal health, well being, joy, and a safe space for all. She is on a mission to provide a better quality of life through music, voice, and movement.
Laura Martin started her journey with the music since she was 7, playing the Spanish guitar, singing in a choir and learning the piano by herself. Years later she had vocal training and got a Bachelor's degree in Piano with classical training, in Madrid (Spain). She recorded an album with her own music and performed several times in Madrid. She is also the keyboard player and backup singer for Persephone's Dream, prog rock band based in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). Currently, she is a dedicated instructor of piano and voice with more than fifteen years of experience and with the desire of learning more and improve. She wants to inspire a passion for music, no matter how old you are.
Lauren is a Seattle-based classical and contemporary trained vocalist, specializing in musical theater and jazz. She is also a pianist with over 24 years of experience, having worked as an accompanist for a variety of musicals, soloists and choirs.
Lauren has performed in a variety of places such as Spokane, West Seattle, New Orleans and Vietnam. In her early 20s, she was diagnosed with MTD (muscle-tension dysphonia) which sparked her passion for vocal health and healing from vocal disorders.
Today, after proper vocal training and education, she is fully recovered and runs a YouTube channel performing and teaching people how to sing. Her mission is to help guide anyone who wants to learn how to sing to find their voice and train it in a holistic way so that they can sing with freedom, confidence and without fear of injury.
Tania Levy is a vocal coach, acting teacher, and former record artist from Universal Music Germany. One of her life goals came true by signing a record deal with Universal Germany. Discovered at the age of 16, Tania worked with her producers and her band for over 9 years in the Music Business. They created two Albums, toured through Germany, and appeared on a famous TV show with her debut single "Durch die Nacht" at ZDF Fernsehgarten. From 2015 -2017, Tania continued to work with Warner Music Producer R.R. Maue before she moved to Singapore, Asia for a job as a vocal coach in a Performing Arts school. After studying theater and singing, Tania worked in over 15 different private & public schools in Hamburg, including Stage Up, Stage Coach, On Stage, Stage School, and Center Stage. Students of Tania's participated in the finals of "The Voice of Germany - Kids“ from 2015-2018.
Now, Tania lives with her "Company Stage Art Studio Pte Ltd" in Singapore, and still continues to hate cold coffee, loves to meditate, and continues to grow as a soul.
Mike Chutz is 62 years old and started playing the guitar and singing professionally when he was 8. After college his music was limited to family and friends while he developed a career in law and business. Upon retiring six years ago he re-engaged, forming a band called Chaos Creek in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also does solo acoustic work. Over the years Mike has had several vocal instructors, but no one ever explained how the vocal instrument worked or was able to take the superstition out of the singing process. When Mike started working with Mr. Stoney late last year he immediately increased his range and began singing with more confidence. Eager to thoroughly understand his instrument, just as he would his guitar and the rest of his gear, Mike signed up for the VTT class.
Marc Smith is an audio engineer, singer/songwriter, arranger and videographer with ten years experience recording and producing artists across many genres. For six years he developed a unique music-as-therapy program at Phoenix House, a national non-profit substance abuse treatment provider. Through music, and more specifically recording, adolescents and adults coping with addiction found their voice in the studio every day. “Its been deeply enriching to work with people from every walk of life who rediscover themselves through music.”
A multi-instrumentalist and composer, Marc is talented at building songs from the ground up. “I love it when someone comes in with a simple melody or a page of rough lyrics and I get to help them construct an original song from scratch. It's a thrill to help singers at any level develop their song idea, beginning with the simplest beat, a chord progression, the melody and hook, followed by all the instrumentation and effects. When ideas start to gel and sounds pour out of the speakers it's always electrifying.”
Marc creates content for independent artists as well as for clients in education, finance, healthcare, non-profits and more. His music is available at thesebarehandsmusic.com.
Stephanie is an educator and performing artist originally from Boxford, Massachusetts. She grew up surrounded by theater & music in both church and community theater. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Salem State University, where she studied Music (voice & flute) and Early Childhood Education. She also has a Master of Arts in Worship Studies, a Master of Arts in Music & Worship, and a graduate certificate in Worship Studies from Liberty University.
Stephanie currently runs a studio out of her home, SMB Lessons & Tutoring. She also runs a non-profit performing arts program for all ages known as The Misfit Artist Company alongside her husband, Michael Barry. At the Misfit Artist Company, students and adults can participate in a variety of programs ranging from opera to Shakespeare, musical theatre to show choir, and beyond. The mission of the organization is to reclaim the term misfit as something positive, and create a space where all artists can belong.
Because Stephanie studied both Education and Music in her undergraduate career, she has the unique ability to connect with young musicians, specifically in the early childhood range. She is extremely passionate about engaging with this age group and taking them to the highest level of instruction.
While Stephanie coins herself as an educator first, she has performance experience as well! She interned and performed in Walt Disney World as a parade and show performer in her early 20s. She also worked professionally throughout New England doing theater for young audiences and continues to perform when able.
In 2019, she was awarded the Northeast Regional Educator's Hall of Fame Rising Star Award for her work in Arts Education.
As an enthusiast of the voice, Sammy sought out the Voice Teacher Training Certification in an effort to deepen his knowledge and love of the voice. This Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course follows on the heels of a 6-month commitment to speech coaching, though New York Speech Coaching.
Relatively new to the world of music, Sammy is constantly looking for ways to develop his singing voice and musicality. After taking the VTT course, he finally feels like he has the tools that he needs to sit behind his piano and confidently continue to hone his skills. Furthermore, he also feels prepared to pass along his knowledge of the voice to all who are interested in the coming years.
“Learning from Justin was an absolute joy! His lessons were clear comprehensive and well structured. He also has a rare & wonderful way of making sure that every student feel seen, engaged and believed in, even in a course about theory. My advice is that if you have the opportunity to learn from a master in any field, take it!”
Lesley Perrin’s professional passions are singing and teaching. Now in her 9th decade, they still keep her young, current, and with an energy that belies her age. She brings a wealth of experience and a lifetime of wisdom to her singing teaching. Lesley began training in 1956. Soon she was winning awards, had her ‘letters’ (A Mus A.), was a State and National finalist in the ABC Vocal and Concerto Competitions and the Australian heats of New York Metropolitan Opera Competition. Over the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, her professional career included principal roles in many operas with the WA Opera Company and Opera Viva; solo voice in oratorios, leads in Gilbert and Sullivan; regular national broadcaster for the ABC; toured as a featured soloist with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and was a frequent recital artist and popular concert soloist.
Lesley had 35 years as a classroom teacher in primary and high schools. As one of the first high school specialist music teachers, she influenced the growth of music programs in secondary schools. In primary schools, she set up an area project based on Kodaly Method, teaching students and classroom teachers, a very successful scheme that was recognised in the WA Director General of Educations Awards for Excellence. She taught trainee teachers, demonstrated in the classroom, conducted workshops, helped design the syllabus for music teaching in primary schools in Western Australia, was active in the Australian Society for Music Education, and a founder of the Music Specialist Association in Western Australia. Retiring from the classroom, she grew her private studio, joined ANATS, and began a search for excellence in teaching solo voice, leaning heavily on what she was taught, attending workshops and masterclasses with Eric Verteer, Jo Estill, Richard Millar, Neil Semer. In 2000, Lesley was asked to join the singing staff of the Music Theatre Department at the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University, the leading Music Theatre training course in Australia. Many of Lesley’s students have gone on to international success on Broadway and the West End and of course at home in Australia and New Zealand. It was recognizing the changes in the current stylistic and vocal requirements for Music Theatre that brought Lesley to the NYVC Teaching Course (2019), bringing her up to date with both the science of voice and contemporary voicing for the current decade. Now as a graduate, she has both the knowledge, tools, energy and know how to inspire and support students in her care. Lesley is indeed most grateful for an ongoing long and blessed life living her passions.
Hello everyone! My name is Mario Cruz, and I am a New York City-based Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach with more than three decades worth of experience in the musical theatre and performance space. Music was a regular part of my life growing up where both grandparents served as organists for our local parish. As a child, I was taught piano and organ by my grandfather, and started playing the organ at services by the eighth grade, subsequently leading a choir shortly thereafter. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. My concentrated studies in Ear Training/Solfege, Harmony and Music Theory, Arranging, and Conducting prepared me well to collaborate with singers, musicians, and production teams as a Music Director, Accompanist, and Vocal Coach with individuals and groups at all levels.
Upon moving to New York City, I completed the 40-hour Voice Teacher Training & Certification program with New York Vocal Coaching, Inc. and am accepting new students.
As a voice teacher, I work with vocalists to maximize their range, style, and technique. My lessons are personalized to the student's voice and designed to help you achieve your goals as a performer and artist.
In my work with solo performers, I am available to collaborate with vocalists who need assistance in repertoire building and in putting together and rehearsing solo cabaret acts. I tend to gravitate more toward Contemporary Broadway and popular style genres, but am well versed in a variety of styles.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking the city and seeing as many shows as I possibly can. I have also started to explore life on “the other side of the boards” by taking Theatre, and Jazz dance classes. I am ecologically conscious and follow a plant-based (vegan) diet.
Tatum D’Souza is a singer, songwriter, voice teacher and marketing professional with a successful music and media career spanning over 20 years. She has trained at the Berklee Online College of Music, Boston and is a certified teacher from New York Vocal Coaching. She is the founder of The Vocal Studio, in India, a specialized school offering voice lessons to empower young singers. Having led the marketing functions for brands of multinational companies like The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, she brings to the table a perfect amalgamation of music, business and brand.
Music & Professional Journey Tatum D'Souza, has been a professional singer since the age of 3 and trained with celebrated musicians across Mumbai and Goa. She has performed in multiple stage productions, won several awards and her first original composition and album had over 1 million views on YouTube. She leads the Cantor Ministry at Our Lady of Victories Parish and has also been a soprano in one of the popular choirs in Mumbai, The Victory Chorus Line. Her 20 year long successful career in media had her working for brands like The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, Discovery where she led the marketing functions for Star Movies, Star World, Channel [v]. During this stint she worked on live music concerts featuring leading Indian and International artistes like Priyanka Chopra, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaggy, Akon and won awards for her marketing campaigns for international shows like Game of Thrones, MasterChef Australia, The Oscars and has also been an Executive Producer on the hugely popular and iconic Bollywood show Koffee with Karan.
Musicianship & Vocal Pedagogy 1. Voice Technique, Musicianship & Keyboard Method - Berklee Online College of Music (Boston) 2. Certified Voice Teacher - New York Vocal Coaching 3. Vocal Training - New York Vocal Coaching, Private tutors in India 4. Voice Pedagogy Practicum Child Voice with Dr. Shannon Coates (Canada) 5. Vocal Health First Aid – Vocal Health Education (UK)
Teaching Journey Tatum is a mother of a 12 year old who sings beautifully, plays the piano and the flute. Having seen and experienced the difference music can make to a child, she knew it was time to share this joy with others. She began her teaching journey training her daughter's friends at school for singing contests and helped them pursue their love for music. The children excelled at school competitions and one of the bands they formed, The Ones won every major All India competition. She then went on to launch her voice training school, The Vocal Studio. She wanted to learn the art of voice teaching from the best and joined New York Vocal Coaching and under the guidance of the genius and brilliant Mr. Justin Stoney, she is now a certified vocal teacher and continues to share this God given talent and joy of singing among young voices.
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Lenwood Turner is an accomplished conductor, composer and trumpeter based out of Orange County, New York. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Performance from The New School, with a minor in composition.
With almost 30 years of experience as a trumpeter, Lenwood has toured the U.S. and Canada performing for several off-Broadway productions.
He has also composed hundreds of original works as well as many arrangements of existing works. Several of his premier works have been showcased for live debut.
Lenwood is now excited to step into the world of vocal pedagogy after having completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course under the mentorship of New York Vocal Coaching founder Justin Stoney.
Libby Servais was recently seen performing the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway. She was also in the Original Broadway Cast of Lysistrata Jones. Libby has performed on beautiful stages spanning all across the United States as well. Some of her favorite regional highlights include Legally Blonde (Elle Woods, Broadway World Award Winner), Chicago (Roxie), Hairspray (Amber), Elf (Jovie), Pride and Prejudice (Eastman Opera House) 1776 (Martha) and A Taste of Things to Come (Broadway in Chicago). You may have also spotted Libby singing on TV in NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween special. One of Libby’s most treasured theatrical experiences was meeting her wonderful husband, Stephan Stubbins on stage in a Broadway Under the Stars concert. They continue to love singing alongside each other both on and off-stage...in fact they're currently developing their own cabaret-style show about their love for each other...all through show tunes of course!
Libby received her Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music, where she majored in musical theatre. Along with performing, she also has a great passion for teaching, both private voice lessons and group musical theatre workshops. Libby is extremely grateful for the masterful knowledge she's learned from Justin Stoney and the New York Vocal Coaching team. She’s inspired to continue growing as a teacher and watch her students flourish both as artists and confident individuals. Libby believes singing offers a spiritual connection to the soul and hopes to share this joyful connection through her teaching and performing for the rest of her life.
Lisa Capps is a Michigan based voice and acting teacher. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began her professional singing and acting career at the age of 13 filming commercials and TV series. (“Growing Pains, “General Hospital” to name a few) while also singing for many commercial jingles. She later moved to NYC to pursue a career in musical theatre and played the role of “Fantine” in Les Miserables (Broadway) and “Ellen” in Miss Saigon (w/Lea Salonga). She has studied voice and acting since her college years at the University of Southern California. She later received her Master’s Degree in Educational Theatre at NYU. Lisa now enjoys honing her young students’ love for the arts and watching them develop into well-rounded human beings.
Lisa French is a singer and composer who has led a life dedicated to music. With 12 years of classical training under her belt, she is well-versed in vocal technique and the art of performance.
Lisa began her musical journey early in life when she began taking voice lessons at Ferri Music Studios in Denville, NJ. She grew even more in love with music after joining the Morris Knolls Chorale, with whom she has sung in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as toured in Austria and the Czech Republic. While still in high school, Lisa had the wonderful opportunity to also sing with both the North Jersey Regional Choir and NJ All-State Choir.
In college, Lisa continued to find a home in the world of choral music, joining the esteemed Ramapo Chorale and, shortly thereafter, becoming their social director. With this group, she toured in Guam, Cuba, and Ghana, and performed again in Lincoln Center, conducted by the genius composer Eric Whitacre. Lisa swiftly became infamous among her peers, being dubbed the “Music Monster” in her freshman year, for her ability to conquer any song and any voice part thrown her way. Over the next few years, she was also granted the monikers of “Songbird” and “Angel” by her fans.
Lisa’s musical accomplishments in college were not limited to her time in the chorale, however. She also performed in Mack Brandon’s renowned annual Gospel Explosion concerts, and was known by many for singing the Alma Mater and National Anthem at events around campus. In her sophomore year, Lisa became the first-ever recipient of the Dorothy S. Neff Scholarship for Choral Excellence, an award she continued to receive every year until she graduated. At the end of her senior year, Lisa had the honor of being selected to sing the National Anthem at the Class of 2017’s Commencement Ceremony, and, while processing at graduation, she was personally thanked by Ramapo College’s President Mercer for all her musical contributions to the school throughout her four years there. Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Music Performance and a minor in Psychology.
After graduating, Lisa got a job singing as a cantor at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mountain Lakes, NJ. In 2018, she also began to do volunteer work with the Garden State Threshold Choir, singing at the bedside for hospice patients. Since joining, Lisa has written three songs for the Threshold Choir, the first of which has already become a part of the group’s official repertoire.
Now, Lisa hopes to pass on her knowledge and wisdom to a new generation of musicians, so that others can discover the love that is singing. Equipped with pedagogical know-how and a passion for helping others, Lisa is ready to take the voice-teaching world by storm.
Lorraine Felix is a bilingual (English/Spanish) worship leader, songwriter, and recording artist. Music and singing, which runs deep in her family, has always been a passion from a very early age. She began singing at age 3 and by age 6 was already taking organ lessons. As a teenager, she joined her local church's worship team in 1992 where she began leading worship and has continued to do so ever since. At age 15 she had her first opportunity to record as background vocalist for Latin-American Christian/Gospel singer, Jocelyn Arias, on her solo debut album, "Heme Aqui." She also has had the opportunity to sing background vocals in several other studio recordings and live worship events in the tri-state area, as well as radio jingles. Two other Latin-American Christian music artists she has had the honor of working with are Puerto Rico's own Samuel Hernandez and Domincan Republic's own Lisette Acosta de Jimenez.
For the last two decades, Lorraine willingly and joyfully chose to set aside many personal dreams and goals in order to raise her three children alongside her husband while working full time and eventually coming home as a full time homeschooling mom. They have been the most rewarding years of her life. And now, by God's grace and perfect timing, she was able to release her debut single "More Than Enough" at the end of 2019 and her debut EP of same title in March of 2020, both recorded and produced in Nashville, TN and available on all digital platforms.
In addition to music, another one of her passions is teaching. After having completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course under the tutelage of Justin Stoney, she is so excited to begin this new season in her life of helping other people do what she loves most by combining her professional experience of almost 30 years along with everything she's learned at NYVC. Her dream is to one day open up her own performing arts school.
Lorraine currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and three amazing kids. Her eldest son, 23, is a producer, sound engineer and recording artist know as @oh.so.lucid and her daughters, 16 and 14, are both developing singer/songwriters. One of her songs, "The One Seated On The Throne," was actually written by her youngest daughter who, at the time, was only 12 years old.
For more information, you can email Lorraine at email@example.com
Jasset is a singer, vocal coach and voice teacher born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He is also a sound therapist, producer and actor. He is a co-founder of Stage Center: Performing Arts & Arareko Theater. He has been teaching singing and the performing arts since 2010. He is a D4 RSL Performance Arts Teacher by the Rockschool of London and is a graduate of the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with New York Vocal Coaching in New York City. As a performer and producer, he has participated, directed, and produced more than 50 shows, mostly in Mexico. His passion for learning, expanding, and sharing continues in his latest vocal adventure with a project focused on Latin singers. You can follow his journey with this and more through his Instagram: @JassetVocalCoach.
Manuela Pachler is a singer, voice teacher, vocal coach, and mental health coach in Vienna, Austria. In 2017, she finished a private vocal coach training in Vienna. After that she decided to quit her job and dedicate her life to music. Eager to extend her expertise she attended various workshops and trainings to improve her singing and teaching skills. In 2021, she was able to refine her technical skills through the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with New York Vocal Coaching. It is her passion to support her students in their vocal and mental growth.
Mariann Leppik is a singer/songwriter and voice teacher from Tallinn, Estonia.
She began her music career at the age of 18 as one of the top 9 finalists of Estonian Idol. She has since graduated from Georg Ots Tallinn Music College, and received a Certificate of Higher Education from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Tallinn University in Social Sciences.
In 2015 she released an EP titled “My Heart Only Beats” (White Bedroom Records, artist Marian Saar), and has since then collaborated with many Estonian musicians while also concentrating on learning and teaching the voice. She completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course with New York Vocal Coaching in the Fall of 2020.
Marko is a professional singer and vocal coach based in Germany. He founded Rock Voice Vocal Coaching as well as the Voice Teacher-Network ProVoice. Having his roots in Classic Rock Music, he studied Classical Singing and Pedagogy with an emphasis on Learning Psychology. With further education in CVT, Voice Therapy, and lectures in the scientific field of Vocology by Dr. Ingo Titze, he acquired a method-independent teaching style, which perfectly cooperates with NYVC’s method of teaching. Recently, Marko has completed research on vocal effects and established the #ScreamSmart program.
Marta Kosarska is a vocalist, instrumentalist, and vocal teacher. Born in Poland, there she acquired both education and experience teaching vocals. Three years ago she decided to move to New York, where she currently resides and works. Her journey with music started with piano classes at the G. Fitelberg Music School at just 7 years old. She then proceeded to finish the classic guitar course in the same school. It wasn’t until high school that she discovered her true passion - vocals. She graduated high school with a focus in opera and then obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Jazz and Popular Music Department of the Music Academy in Katowice, Poland majoring in Jazz vocals. She is also a graduate of the University of Silesia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education majoring in music pedagogy, as well as the Jagiellonian University in Krakow which she graduated with a Master’s degree in Culture Management.
Her musical interests span over a wide genre of music, however, it is the music itself that is closest to her heart. Marta is an example of a fully devoted teacher who not only focuses on passing on the technical aspects of the art of making music, but also understands the importance of providing psychological support to her students to help them build awareness and confidence. Aside from her teaching career, she has also taken part in many music projects serving as vocal support for soloists and bands, and she was a finalist in various music festivals across Poland. She is a participant of many workshops for vocal educators at the European Center of Vocal Education in Warsaw and IVTOM Teacher Training, which all focuses on basic vocal techniques such as SLS and IVA, including anatomy, physiology and voice hygiene, as well as media and arts speech therapy. She has successfully expanded her knowledge throughout the amazing 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training and Certification course at New York Vocal Coaching, and is now teaching vocals, piano, and classic guitar in her proprietary school in NY.
Matthew La Rochelle has been a passionate singer since his youth. He has extensive experience of many genres including musicals, choirs, rock bands, worship services, and operas. Some notable roles include the title roles in Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Ko-Ko (The Mikado), John Sorel (The Consul), Pippin, Audrey 2 (Little Shop of Horrors), and Curly (Oklahoma).
Mr. La Rochelle has been teaching voice privately for seven years. He holds a Master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. He teaches the individual processes of healthy vocal projection in the bel canto style of singing. His lessons include exercises in musicianship, character development, and stylistically appropriate interpretations while encouraging good vocal habits. He is dedicated to the success of his students and strives to equip them for the rigorous demands of a professional career in music.
Maví is a teacher, singer, guitarist and composer from Brazil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in contemporary singing from FAAM (Faculdade de Artes Alcântara Machado) and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo. He is also a certified voice teacher through New York Vocal Coaching (2021).
His work as a musician covers many genres such as Samba, Bahian music, Bossa and Jazz. His first album “Numa festa que imagino,” featuring ten authorial songs, was officially released and distributed on digital platforms in 2018 by Tratore. Maví has performed in cities such as São Paulo, Lyon, Paris, Lisbon (selected as part of the Cultural Promotion Program of Brazil's Department of Culture, 2013) and Tehran (invited by the Brazilian Embassy in Tehran, 2014).
Currently, Maví dedicates his time to teaching Brazilian music to foreign students online, focusing on singing, guitar, Harmony and history of Brazilian music.
You are welcome to email Maví at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meg is a New York City-based performer who has a background in classical, jazz, and musical theatre technique. She hails from a small town in Western New York and is an alumni of SUNY Buffalo State College. While being an aspiring songwriter and recording artist, she is extremely excited to open up her own vocal studio in Queens, NY.
Melissa Guttman, MA, MT-BC, is a voice coach and board certified music therapist. Melissa completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification (40hr) under Justin Stoney, and life coach training (100 hr) at CTI. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Voice and her master's in Music Therapy from NYU. She has studied extensively with renowned vocal coach and counselor Jennifer Hamady.
During her master’s, Melissa worked with singer-songwriters whose careers were interrupted by trauma and mental illness. She researched and documented in her thesis how music therapy helped them to recover their creative self-expression.
Melissa’s specialization is using a combination of music therapy and voice coaching to help people heal themselves through singing and become fully self-expressed as artists. Melissa’s methods naturally reduce anxiety, and enhance vocal power, creativity, communication, and stage presence.
Melissa’s other work experience also lies at the intersection of education and therapy: leading songwriting & recording sessions for homeless veterans with PTSD through the nonprofit Voices of Valor, where her dedication was recognized with the My Brother’s Keeper award; and leading therapeutic music education and performance groups for differently abled adults through the Brooklyn Music School outreach program. She has additionally facilitated music therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering for children with cancer, in outpatient clinics for adults with mental illness, and in hospice care for the elderly.
Melissa has a private practice working with singers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and online.
As a voice teacher and aspiring singer-songwriter, Michael aims to achieve excellence by continually sharpening and applying his skills. Michael has participated in music workshops led by esteemed industry professionals including Will and Crystal Yates (People and Songs), Jenny Lee Riddle, and Dr. Craig Jessop (Mormon Tabernacle Choir). As a performer he has sung at many churches, festivals, in musical theater productions, and official ceremonies for the United States Armed Forces. His most cherished musical moment to date is having shared the stage with gospel music sensation Bishop Hezekiah Walker in 2018.
Michael’s passion for music stems from his family, who strongly supports and encourages his endeavors. And from whom he received his first lessons in melody, harmony, and singing with heart. In college Michael pursued music education with the hopes of being a high school choir director, but life’s plans led down a different avenue. Since graduating the voice teacher training program, Michael has been working with soloists and church music ensembles abroad. With his varied musical background stretching from classical to contemporary, he has been able to instruct vocal pupils in a wide array of styles. Michael also hosts a music podcast entitled Vocal Sessions, discussing a wide variety of musical topics aimed toward helping singers at any stage of their musical journey.
Michelle Marie is a singer/songwriter from the Bronx, NY. She has been playing guitar since the age of 14 and leading songs in her local church since the age of 16. Currently, Michelle is a worship leader and youth choir director at Harvest Fields community Church. She is also one of four singers in a recording gospel group, “Destiny Music Group.” She has released her first solo single in May of 2020 called “Used to This” that is out now on all streaming platforms.
Miquéias Martins has a music technician degree from the Federal Institute of Ceara (IFCE) and is graduating from the Music Degree course at the State University of Ceara (UECE). He participated in the workshop "The Voice in the Musical Theater" with Doctor Reinaldo Yazaki (an ENT), speech therapist Adriana Bezerra, and vocal coach Rafael Villar. He also graduated from the Musical Theatre course from The Biz Performing Arts, where he is now a professor and coordinator of the singing department. As an associate music director, he participated in musicals including Big Fish: the Broadway musical and Rent: the Broadway musical, which were also produced by the Biz Performing Arts in Fortaleza and Ceará! As a performer, he was part of the cast of Godspell: the Broadway musical and was a swing in Rent: the Broadway musical. Miqueias studied singing with great teachers like Marcelo Castro, Rafael Villar, Liana Fontenele, and is now part of the team of teachers certified by New York Vocal Coaching!
Singer/songwriter Miya Mitchell, known professionally as “Misha Fair” is the product of a musical family hailing from Atlanta, GA. In early development, Misha Fair trained as a classical vocalist, with early experiences with the Young Singer's of Callenwolde and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, under the direction of Robert Shaw. Additional training included choral intensive work with famed composer and arranger, Moses Hogan as well as leading roles with the Americolor Opera and Capitol City Opera Companies.
For several years, Misha worked alongside Janelle Monae and the Wondaland Arts Society (now Wondaland Records) and many incredibly talented, budding artists. In addition to working in creative and administrative roles within commercial studios and recording labels, Misha Fair developed and maintained a thriving career as a songwriter, performance artist, vocal producer and coach. She has built a portfolio of many live and studio experiences, ranging from performing and touring to creating music with a plethora of notable artists and producers. Recent releases include, but are not limited to features on David Banner’s “The God Box" (A Banner Vision/Independent), Yelawolf’s ”Trunk Music 3" (Interscope/Shady Records/Slumerica), and Alex Harris’ “I Am”(Epic Records).
Misha Fair is now the CEO of M Fair Vocal Mastery, LLC where she offers vocal coaching and instruction as well as music theory, songwriting and vocal performance intensives. She is also Head of Artist Development with one of Atlanta’s premier production houses and artist development facilities, BNDWTH ATLANTA.
She has a heart for the Lord and a passion for singing about His goodness! A woman of great faith, substance, and integrity; a worship leader, vocalist, aspiring song writer and author; and now, vocal coach – Monique’s goal is to help others find the voice inside of them; their OWN voice and help them bring it out for all the world to hear.
From the womb, born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, Monique was destined to sing! As a child growing up in Brownsville Housing Complex, you would often hear her singing her lungs out while standing in front of her bedroom mirror as she pretended to direct a choir, or teaching her younger sister to “sing out loud and strong” as she recorded these masterpiece productions on her tape recorder. Her mother, Gloria, always inspired her to use her voice and never keep silent and Monique always had something to sing about.
At the age of 14, Monique, who was a student at Pilgrim Christian Academy, joined her first choir – “Youth for Christ” at Pilgrim Baptist Church. She was also a member and attended regularly while serving in the music ministry. She was also a part of her High School choir, where she was a lead vocalist and sang at prestigious events held at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Throughout her years, she would go on to become part of several choirs, such as Total Praise, where she also served as the Soprano section leader, an assistant choir director and worship leader in her church; two praise teams: Daughters of Judah and Reflections of Christ; the NFL Super Bowl Gospel choir, where she sang background vocals for some of gospel’s greats, such as Donnie McClurkin, Beverly Crawford and the fabulous Pattie LaBelle; and the McDonald Gospel Super Choir. Monique has also appeared on Nick Cannon’s MTV/ TRL 2017 Thanksgiving special.
After faithfully serving in Total Praise choir for approximately 9 years and given the gracious responsibility of leading and directing, Monique became interested in pursuing a career in vocal coaching. She found New York Vocal Coaching and completed the 40- Hour Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course. She went on to start her own vocal coaching business, Diamond Vocal Coaching Studio in Brooklyn. Feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com if you are interested in a lesson with her!
Naeem Iman is excited to listen to any singer! As a voice technician, he explores music with students from a detailed and thoughtful space. He works with all ages and skill levels; from beginning to advanced singers. He generally teaches in contemporary styles (Musical Theater, R&B Pop, etc.), although any styles are welcome.
As a classically-trained singer, he believes in the necessity of introducing the origins of singing and applying many of its foundational principles. With this as a base, he loves to explore more contemporary elements of singing and co-design techniques tailored to his students' goals as a singer. As a result, he believes that each singer can command more presence, confidence, and overall control with the songs they want to perform throughout their singing journey.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Behind Natisú hides Natalia Suazo. Deceptively hidden behind a picture of a singer with her guitar, her musical project covers many more fields and nuances of what brings us to the first look, with its hidden roots in rock and pop references vanguard such as Björk and PJ Harvey. This, connecting with an unavoidable reference like Violeta Parra, in search of her own languages, but with very personal poetry -- one point that has conquered amazed audiences in Chile and abroad. With her musical ideas always boiling, she faced on to conceptual project of three EPs: "Demo" (2010), "Relato Entre Paréntesis" (2011), and "Los Muertos" (2012) each with its own musical and thematic concept, interrupted by the appearance of her debut album "Deshabitar" (2011), which places her as an essential name of the local scene. This allows her to be called to collaborate with related projects, like Javier Barría, Francisca Valenzuela, and joining the band Camila Moreno, with whom she toured in the continent and what allowed her, in turn, to show her own music to other audiences in other countries.
In 2013, she ventures to her most ambitious project, "La Historia" (2014), edited by Cápsula Discos and financed by Contienda Nacional, a crowdfunding project. With this album she jumps both in compositional and sound levels, and is rewarded with excellent reviews and the appearance in many year-end lists. Her international impact grows and she is selected by the Spanish festival Monkey-Week (Cádiz, Spain, 2014), and then invited to the C/O Pop Festival (Cologne, Germany, 2015), and SXSW (USA, 2015). Her previous works had already taken her to show her music in Argentina and Mexico (2011 – 2013). When she comes back from the tour, the promotion of ‘La Historia’ continues, but her ambitions in the recording studio gets Natisú immersed in a new project: the EP “La Ilusión de los Mapas Vol. 1”(2015), in which she confronts versions of Björk, Radiohead, Tori Amos or Massive Attack. Natisú’s curiosity includes more than just her own music work because she’s the creator of intimate sessions titled“Sesiones en Miniatura”, with several artists playing their own songs in her living room, she’s been a voice teacher for the past 10 years, and also hosts Nación Indi, a podcast that reinforces the interaction between the local scene both with audiences and with other musicians - to give it strength and visibility.
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Nathan Pothier is the Founder of The Institute of Theatre Arts in San Clemente, California. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Music Education.
Nathan has always been interested in performing since a young age. After performing in several regional theatre productions his interests began to gravitate toward singing and teaching. He embraces the opportunity to teach and help students reach their full potential. This lead to Nathan opening The Institute of Theatre Arts in 2018. This school has given Nathan the opportunity to be the vocal coach of hundreds of students.
Nepthali Laxamana is an accomplished professional vocal coach who has turned his passion for music into teaching. He has worked with various students who want to improve their singing voice and boost their confidence on stage. He believes that, “As long as you can talk, you can SING!” Having a strong foundation of techniques in singing is the key to allow students to express themselves through music.
In addition to teaching, Nepthali was part of his University’s official choral group on his college days. During that time, he was able to performed to different halls such as Philippine International Convention Center, PhilAm Life Theater, AFP Theater to name a few. He also undergone concert tours and solo singing engagements on different parts of the Philippines. He also worked and performed with the World renowned AUP Ambassadors where he developed his love for classical. He got the privilege to perform with one of the Broadway Legends, Lea Salonga on her tour in New York City. After his university days, he became part of Advengels, a group of young professionals who are dedicated to spread ministry through music. He got invited to sing internationally for evangelistic meetings in Macau, China, and Japan. As a voice teacher, Nepthali studied vocal methods at Coaches Academy of Center for Pop Music Philippines where he was awarded as the Gold Medalist. Some of his students competed on national television singing competitions such as The Voice of the Philippines and Tawag ng Tanghalan. Just recently, his students competed in World Championship of Performing Arts held at Long Beach, California and won Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, and EuroPop held at Berlin, Germany and bragged the Grand-Prix Award. He’s been passionate in teaching music to those who are willing to learn. He always reminds his student to “Sing to Express, not to Impress.”
Nicolas Cuellar, singing teacher and vocal coach in Rosario, the second most important city in Argentina, with its own academy is a certified teacher by the Institute for vocal advancement and pioneer in this technique in his country.
He teaches workshops, individual and group singing classes, consultancies, vocal training sessions in studios, and institutions. He works with clients of the music industry in their studio in Rosario, in person or via Skype.
A Light Tenor in his tessitura, he studied in the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in classical singing specialization until he decided to perfect himself in musical theater and contemporary styles.
Years of experience in such styles, allowed him to be an adjunct professor at the Broadway theater academy in his city working with hundreds of children, teenagers, and adults.
Since an early age, he found in music his vocation: leading as a singer in bands of different styles such as Metal, Pop, Rock, and Latinx.
Of a restless spirit, as a keyboardist and percussionist, he understands music as a whole. Having battled many years with his own voice, he found in teaching the perfect way to help others find their best version and in this his true passion.
Nicole Charmaine Koning-Bouw is a singer, voice teacher and music educator from the Netherlands. She’s always been passionate about singing, even at a very young age. At the age of seven she started with formal singing lessons. In her teens she attended the TheatherHAVO/VWO, a school specialized in theatre, singing and dancing. Around this time Nicole wanted to expand her horizon beyond classical technique and so she took singing lessons with a certified CVT teacher. However, after a while the methods made her singing feel restricted and in the search for a new teacher she ended up at VTT alumni Martin Mol. At this time Nicole decided to combine her passion for teaching and singing and started her Bachelor of Music Education at Codarts, where she graduated top of her class in 2018. At the age of 19 Nicole and her partner Erik Koning founded Zang & Muziek Centrum Vlaardingen, a music school in Vlaardingen focused on contemporary music styles. A year later the couple also decided to start their own recording studio: ZMC Studios. Wanting to learn more about building good vocal technique for her own voice and that of her students and recording artists she ended up at the Voice Teacher Training. Next to being a manager and voice teacher, Nicole is planning to release her own music under the name Red Charmaine in the near future.
Nicole Owen is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She is a married mother of 2. She has been a performer since the age of 10. Since starting out she has been in numerous television commercials, performed the National Anthem countless times for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Camden Riversharks. She has also starred as the lead role in many plays including, Annie, Beauty and the Beast and Snow White. Later in her career, she did a remake of the hit En Vogue song “Let it Go”, that played all over the radio and can be found on the Ministry of Sound Best of 2005 album!! Performing is a passion for Nicole but since having children and specifically her daughter, who is 4 years old and showing all the signs of being a STAR, Nicole has decided to become a vocal coach to help her daughter and also help as many children as she can start their careers in a fun and motivational way!!
Nicole Tanner is a vocalist, performer, electronic music producer, and voice teacher from Perth, Western Australia. Nicole’s versatility as a performer and teacher comes from combining her degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) specializing in Jazz vocals with her own brand of sophisticated electronic pop. Nicole has ten years of vocal teaching experience, with a special interest in the adolescent voice, making her one of the best teachers to prepare students for University and/or a career in performance. She completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course under the instruction of Justin Stoney (through New York Vocal Coaching).
Nikita Pavlov is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from Siberia, Russia. His artist name “INOY” literally means "different."
At age 5, Nikita started his journey learning the classic guitar at elementary music school. There, he had his first vocal experience singing in the choir. Along with the choir, he studied solfeggio, music history, and piano basics.
After graduating from music school, he founded a band in which he played electric guitar and sang. The band was called “iPeople.” At that time, Nikita was firmly convinced that music was his profession and destiny.
At the age of 20, he moved to California for a music carer. His first appearance in Hollywood clubs was as the frontman of a hard-rock band called “Rowdy Clast.” The band primarily played 80s- and 90s-covers and some original music. At the same time, Nikita began to teach his first vocal lessons and fell in love with the craft of vocal pedagogy.
Now, Nikita is a solo artist and also is a newly certified voice teacher based in Los Angeles. He has completed his 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training course at NYVC with Justin Stoney and is ready to work with students of all ages!
Noa Miranda is an actor, singer, voice teacher and vocal coach born in New York City. Raised by Spanish immigrant parents, her multicultural upbringing sparked an interest for all styles of music from an early age. She began her training in Classical Voice Technique in 2010, later switching her concentration to Musical Theatre. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from CUNY College of Staten Island in 2013.
Noa has since performed in regional theatre productions of shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Anything Goes. She has also performed backup vocals for France Joli, Lime, Yvonne Elliman, and Bonnie Pointer on the stages of the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando and New York’s St. George Theatre. She was most recently seen in concert productions of Spring Awakening and Hair at Feinstein’s/54 Below in Manhattan.
Noa is a voice student of Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez and musical theatre composer Tim Rosser. Noa recently completed her Voice Teacher Training & Certification from New York Vocal Coaching and she is excited to share the knowledge with her students.
Nolberto Naveas is a Chilean singer, songwriter, vocal coach and singing voice teacher dedicated to training CCM singers. From a very young age, he has dedicated himself to studying the voice from art and science, having particular training with vocal trainers such as Marcelo Saldías and Karol Acevedo (Leading chilean speech therapists and voice trainers).
Nolberto has worked with different voice professionals, such as singers, speech therapists, singing voice teachers, actors and actresses. In addition to teaching, he is also a Director of a Glee Club in Chile.
His professional training begins at the ESAM (school of arts in Maipú, Santiago de Chile. National certifications (Vocal Coach and Vocal Rehabilitation certification by Comunikrte and Open-class Academy), and then international certifications (diplomado en Voz Profesional by TECH). In 2020, he became a singing voice teacher in the Conservatorio Nacional de Acordeón y Música and currently trained as a voice teacher under Justin Stoney by completing the New York Vocal Coaching 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course.
He specializes in vocal technique focused on popular and musical theatre styles.
Oliver Dagum is a Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Performer, Independent Music Professional and Vocal Coach from Mount Holly, NJ and Manhattan NY. Oliver has been performing since he was 9 years old and has won numerous contests and awards in singing. He immigrated to the United States to fulfill his dreams to become a successful singer.
Fate had rerouted him continue his passion in the military by joining the United States Air Force. He still continued to sing while he was in the service. Notably called upon and requested to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” on different awards and ceremonies held by the military. In 2008, he decided to audition for Air Forces Entertainment’s “Tops in Blue” A special group that comprises of talented performers and musicians where 80 was selected to audition out of hundreds of applicants in the Air Force. He was then selected to be one of 10 male vocalists in the group where they toured around the world performing over 135 shows to military families in the United States and overseas locations.
In 2010 he moved to New Jersey where he learned how to record and produce his own music. He started his plan to fulfill his dream. He became a project manager for Making Music New York, a program where the city opens up one day to all singer and music performers. When he is given places to perform, he recruits performers for that spot. Besides performing himself in places like Coney Island, Foley Square by the New York Supreme Court and Dag Hammarksjold Park.
When he separated from the military in 2015, he has completed his Music Business Certification from Berklee College of Music Online and a diploma from Raritan Bay Guitar Repair learning how to set up guitars for musicians that helped him save by setting up his own guitars. Recently, he was one of the 24 that was selected out of 80 that auditioned to be a part of MTA’s Music Under New York and one of the few people selected for NJ Transit’s Music in Motion Program. The singers selected are given the opportunity to perform in the New York City Subway and NJ transit train stations. Because of his selections after separating from the military, a NJ.com reporter did and article about him called “From service to subways, N.J.military vet pursue musical dream”. He is also a Grammy Associate Member selected by the Recording Academy.
After years of singing and performing he wanted to help out singers that experienced the same problem that everyone encounters, trying to find your own voice. “I knew I could sing but it took me a long time to figure out how I should sound like. I tried to sound like singers that were out of my range and forced myself to be like them when really, I was not like them at all. The moment I found my voice, I was more comfortable and relaxed and that made a big difference in my singing. So I want to be able to help others get to that point that took me years to realize”. He then enrolled at the New York Vocal Coaching and took the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program. Under the guidance of Justin Stoney, Oliver has learned ideas about vocal methods and how to create a compassionate and appealing environment for upcoming singers and performers to be able to learn and overcome barriers.
Oren is an award winning singing teacher from London and the founder of OB1 Theatre Company Ltd. Oren truly believes that performing arts education from a young age is a stepping stone to greater personal and social skills, as well as a significant contributing factor in cognitive development, which is why he founded the company - to inspire students to reach their full potential so that they can excel in every aspect of life - not just the performing arts, and to enable access to performing arts education and opportunities, for everyone.
Oren's vocal journey started at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he trained in singing and vocal technique, as well as studying internationally in Holland in collaboration with the London College of Music. He's also studied at Middlesex University, completing his BSc in Psychology before going on to expand his training in acting, singing, and vocal technique at WEMT and NYVC (New York Vocal Coaching), in addition to completing professional CPD courses in the subjects. He is also the recipient of the first worldwide 2018 Creative Courage For Life Award for Outstanding Singing Teacher.
He continues to expand his training with some of the best vocal coaches in Europe and the US, as well as continually studying to further his knowledge and qualifications in the fields he teaches. Oren is also currently combining his passions - neuropsychology and music - by furthering his thesis research for his PhD, by developing new ways to improve musical ability, as well as using music and sound to boost the brain! Oren loves to apply his knowledge to help new singers develop their voices, giving them the opportunity to hone, explore, develop, and master their voice.
Panagiota Cook, affectionately known as Penny, is a Fitness Trainer based in Australia focusing on Pilates Exercise, Movement and Stretch, Body Conditioning Programs. She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. Penny took part in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training under Justin Stoney’s direction to deepen her understanding of the beauty and complexity of the Singing Voice; and has graduated from it with a whole new career! Naturally, she loves music and is a budding Jazz Singer.
Penny also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Speech Language Pathology at The University of Sydney. Most importantly, her calling is in supporting and inspiring people with their health and fitness and looks forward to integrating Voice in her work. She has a natural passion, understanding and over fifteen years dedication when it comes to coaching people of all levels.
With the warmth and care of a valued friend together with the professionalism of an instructor who nurtures excellence and a graceful attitude for the long-term, she is here for you! Penny recognises the demands and challenges of the speaking and singing voice and loves personalizing just the right program for you.
Paloma holds a degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile dedicated to voice therapy, with formal studies of music, conducting and choral singing in the same entity. As a musician, Paloma has played the piano and has sung since her childhood as a soloist and in various polyphonic singing groups. Currently, she is dedicated to vocal rehabilitation and training for singers. She is also a choral director, vocal trainer, and piano accompanist of polyphonic choirs for children, adolescents, women, and mixed ensembles.
Her passion, studies, and line of research are aimed at improving vocal efficiency in choral groups. She aims to perfect the performance of the conductor based on sensorimotor learning and the physiological approach to vocal training. In her work, she seeks to ensure that each individual maintains a healthy and strong voice while developing the best vocal technique fitted for the repertoire, style, and goal of performance.
She firmly believes that anyone can sing and achieve their full potential without any limitation, based on rigorous training and teaching with evidence-based practices. The 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with New York Vocal Coaching has allowed her to expand her technical knowledge of singing, giving her a holistic vision in working with singers of varied styles.
If you are looking for a speech pathologist and/or individual or group singing teacher in Santiago de Chile, or you would like to schedule a voice lesson online, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patcha Sennun is a professional voice teacher and vocal coach based in Thailand.
Patcha has been singing since the age of 13 and has been vocally trained by the best instructors in Thailand. In middle school, she attended The College of Dramatic Arts where she first began vocal and piano lessons. She then attended The College of Music at Mahidol University with a Major in Classical Voice. At Mahidol, Patcha began her performance career both inside and outside of college, including Opera and Musical Theater.
Patcha is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University with a degree in Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts, Voice Classical Performance. Her experience at Chulalongkorn helped Patcha to become fascinated and focused on vocal pedagogy and vocal teaching.
Her vocal teaching career began shortly after graduation. She ran her own studio in Bangkok and taught as a freelance teacher for all level of singers. This included anyone from middle school, high school, college, and record labels.
Recently, Patcha has been working extensively with Studio 54, a Thai record label with deep ties with labels from China and South Korea. She is responsible for continuously training and promoting the label's artists to all three regions. Patcha's role at Studio 54 requires a nuanced and deep understanding of different vocal types, ranges, and techniques in order to accommodate and highlight each artist's personal style. Patcha's time at Studio 54 fueled her interest in learning about Justin Stoney's teachings that are extremely beneficial for finding the best vocal character for each individual.
Born and raised in Gdansk, Poland, Patrycja Kuncelman-Höbel (Patti Shen) began studying music early in life when she discovered the piano at age five. She counts classical training as instrumental in honing her musicality. She won several national and international competitions playing the classical piano. She gave numerous recitals in her country, Germany, Holland, and Belgium, where she was invited to take part in the prestigious Chopin Festival in Brussels. Radio programs and TV appearances followed.
After this, Patti decided to spread her wings and travel in order to gain singing experience. Arriving in Greece, she was heard by a Danish bassist, who invited her to join his trio. She then appeared in festivals and clubs, gaining experience and improving her repertoire before meeting jazz singer/pianist Pete Smith. After studying jazz with Pete for a period of time, they traveled to many countries and performed as a duet. Feeling empowered after these experiences, Patti entered the International Jazz Vocal Competition in Brussels where she reached the semifinals. Realizing the limitations of jazz in Greece, she was on the move again - now headed for Germany.
Now, Patti lives in Kaiserslautern, where she teaches singing at the local private music school and also at her home studio. She has more than 10 years of vocal and piano coaching experience, and 15 years of performing on stage as a singer. Patti has developed her own unique way of teaching called "Steps to better singing,“ which uses a very individualistic approach to her students. Patti‘s motto is: "Music is what feelings sound like.“ She loves her work and is very committed to bringing her students to a higher level.
Patty is a Broadway actress and audition coach who has been performing all over the world for over a decade. She graduated magna cum laude from the esteemed Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music, with a focus in Musical Theatre.
Since graduating, Patty has performed at sea, overseas, regionally and in multiple Broadway National Tours. She is a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and has spent many years studying nutrition, weight lifting, and yoga. She also has years of experience in Scene Study, Audition Technique, and Audition Coaching for Musical Theatre and Broadway. Patty has a specific interest in teaching students interested in vocal technique from a total body and mind perspective. She believes that there is room for everyone in the theatre, and aims to help students who have been told they "don't belong." You are perfect as you are, and your uniqueness should be embraced, not hidden.
You can find Patty on instagram @pattylohr or email email@example.com with performance or teaching inquiries.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Phil Holmes (tenor) is an experienced performer, worship pastor, arts administrator, and voice instructor who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Currently, Phil serves as a voice instructor at Grace Christian University (GCU) where he has been since 2012 and serves on the worship staff of Christ Memorial Church-Holland. Before coming to GCU, Holmes taught on the voice faculty of Cornerstone University for 12 years. Phil holds a M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina (full-scholarship recipient) and a M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of Michigan (arts administration scholar). Additional studies include doctoral level classes in organizational analysis from Western Michigan University, Level I, II Certification in Somatic Voicework for Contemporary Commercial Vocal Pedagogy – The LoVetri Method™ from Shenandoah University, and he is currently completing the ACC level coaching endorsement from the International Coaching Federation (ICF™).
Phil’s greatest strength as a teacher is his ability to listen empathically which creates a psychologically safe environment for his students. He strives to meet each student where they are, listen to where they want to go, and, with the student, chart a course to achieve their goals. From his studio, students have earned vocal scholarships and awards to the University of Michigan, Florida State University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Michigan State University, the University of Iowa and other fine schools. Several students have landed professional careers performing in musical theatre, Contemporary Christian Music, Indy Rock, and church music.
Phil looks forward to implementing and sharing with his students the valuable information he has learned from his work with NYVC. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan and can be reached at his email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Raahel is a singer/songwriter and a voice teacher based in the New York/New Jersey area, originally from a Northern European country called Estonia. She has been singing ever since she can remember but started training her voice at age 10. Raahel used to study pop-jazz music in Estonia and has many years of experience in performing with pop, jazz and funk bands at any kinds of public and private parties, weddings, corporate events and festivals. She has also been acting, dancing and singing in musicals, being part of the shows on cruise ships, and also performed as a backing vocalist to well-known bands in her home country. Raahel is also well experienced with cameras as she has been participating in different TV shows. Some of the countries she has performed in are the USA, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Spain, Georgia and Israel.
As a voice teacher, Raahel always gives her best to make sure her students reach their personal goals and focuses on teaching vocal technique as well as helping singers with acting tips that would improve their performance skills. You can contact Rachel at email@example.com
Rachel Yung (nee de Vetter) is a wife, mother of three - and lover of music. She is a vocal and piano teacher in Whangarei, New Zealand. Her love for music and singing started as a toddler and by five she was having her first piano lesson. Her fascination for music led her to try a few other instruments, but she kept coming back to her first two loves, singing and piano. During her high school years, she entered and won a number of talent quests. She was given the opportunity to develop her craft by playing and singing in church every week, and then after leaving school, spent two years at Excel School of Performing Arts, as a vocal major and piano minor. From there she taught NCEA Level 1 Music and Drama part-time, while also being a part-time Music Pastor in Kaitaia. During this time, she started teaching private singing lessons and realized how much she loved passing on what she had learned. After getting married and having three children, she spent a year studying at Pathways School of Worship Leading in Tauranga, New Zealand. In 2018 she completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course through New York Vocal Coaching. She is currently teaching private music lessons from her home studio, as well as being an active member in her local church music team.
Rodj Dullipan has maintained a very successful career both before and after completing the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification Program. Rodj loved singing and performing for over ten years before deciding to pursue music as a profession. He has been the head of Kru Rodj Vocal Studio in Thailand for over 20 years, which consists of 15 music professionals who are all well known as "Kruroj" -- world-class audio technique teachers. Together, they have hosted many concerts and events all over Thailand.
Rodj's main goal is to convey his knowledge to those who love singing. He wants to help any singer develop a professional sound to support any style of singing that they have chosen to pursue while helping them avoid harmful practices that could damage their voice.
His team has long focused on Speech Level Singing: a technique first coined by Seth Riggs. However, Rodj Dullipan later sought our the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification for new and modern ideas for his teaching. For more information on Rodj's mission, his team, and more, please visit krurodj.com.
Ronald Campbell was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York. He’s been singing in choirs from as early as 2-3 years of age and was privileged to develop his craft, mainly in the church. He recalls being led to move to North Carolina in 1995, and with permission from his parents, relocated “down south” where he spent almost 20 years of his life.
Ronald has always loved to sing, but did not realize that he had the passion and expertise to direct and enhance the sound of a choir until he was 13 years old. After many years of being a member of many different choirs, he became the director of his church choir at 19. Not long after, Ronald was later appointed as director of the NC Metropolitan Diocese Coastal District Choir.
It has been said that Ronald encourages choir members under his direction to work towards musical excellence and will spend considerable time ensuring that end result. This only comes from Ronald’s love of growing and developing a choir in realizing the importance of ministering through song. This passion led him to the appointment of NC Metropolitan Diocese State Choir Director in 2010.
Professionally, Ronald has extensive career experience in the area of sales and customer service, and eventually relocated from North Carolina to New York, and from New York to his current residence in Connecticut. After many years working for others, he decided to lean more heavily in his passion. In 2018 and 2019, he released two singles with his musical group, Mission. As of 2020, Ronald is the owner of his own business, Duly Noted, which focuses on vocal teaching and coaching of individuals, ensembles, and choirs. Ronald is ready to take the world by storm one voice at a time!
Ross Baum is a composer, performer, music director, arranger + producer, and vocal coach + teacher in NYC. Through his private vocal studio, his clients have booked major roles on Broadway and National Tours including DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, MY FAIR LADY, CHICAGO, WAR PAINT, CHICAGO, and RENT. He has also worked as a vocal director, arranger, and orchestrator for corporate entertainment companies including Walt Disney Imagineering, Celebrity Cruises, and RWS Entertainment Group. Ross attended New York Vocal Coaching’s 2019 40-Hour Teacher Training in order to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the human voice so that he can help his clients achieve even greater success.
Ross received the 2018 Richard Rodgers Award for his original musical GUN & POWDER (book & lyrics by Angelica Chéri), which will have its world premiere production at DC's Tony-winning Signature Theatre in January 2020, directed by Robert O'Hara. GUN & POWDER was also selected for the 2018 NAMT Festival, Theatre Latté Da's 2018 NEXT Festival, and Signature Theatre's 2017 Sigworks Lab, with presentations in Lincoln Center's Broadway’s Future Songbook Series, the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival, and the Drama League’s 2018 DirectorFest. Ross is currently the music supervisor and arranger for BRADICAL AND THE PINK SOCKS, a new musical in development with Holtzman-Lopez Productions.
Ross composed original scores to ANNE FRANK: MY SECRET LIFE and A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA, which were commissioned by Diverging Elements Theatre Company. Also with Chéri, he was commissioned to write the official anthem for the National Children's Theatre of South Africa and the score for her play, Crowndation: I Will Not Lie To David, at the National Black Theatre. He has had residencies at Two River Theater and the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and was selected as winner of Disney/NMI's 2018 New Voices Project and New York City Center’s Sondheim Remix contest with a mash-up that "dropkicked" Lin-Manuel Miranda's heart.
Ross is a founder and music director of RANGE a cappella, through which he has provided vocal arrangements for Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Playbill, Billboard, the E! Network’s 2015 Oscars Live Red Carpet coverage, and a YouTube channel totaling 30 million views. He conceived and arranged their viral hit Hamilton [in 7 minutes] and produced their debut studio album, RANGE volume one, available on iTunes and Spotify.
Regional/International performance credits include: Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage Company, Syracuse Stage, Vital Theatre Company, and Disney Cruise Line. Ross has also performed at NYC venues including Lincoln Center, New York City Center, Joe's Pub, SubCulture, 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, and Radio City Music Hall with Kelly Clarkson.
Ross holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University, and is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
Ryan Wisniewski comes from a non-musical family. It wasn't until his sixth grade choir class that he started singing, and until his freshman year of high school that he was introduced to barbershop quartet singing. At the age of 14, it was this exposure that soon paved the way to a lifelong obsession with ensemble singing and a profound love towards the instrument of the voice.
Originally from Oceanside, CA, Ryan’s family moved out to Las Vegas, NV as a teenager, where he was heavily involved with the choir program at his high school and went on to study Music Education with a Voice Concentration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He soon moved back to California to pursue an opportunity to sing with the Masters of Harmony and Westminster Chorus, two well-renowned male choruses within the Barbershop Harmony Society. Over the last seven years, he has been fortunate to earn a number of gold medals with both choruses at BHS’s annual International convention and competition, as well as earn great success with The Newfangled Four, earning the title of International Collegiate Quartet Champions with them in 2013. Assuming the baritone part with NF4, the quartet had the great fortune of being one of the top barbershop quartets in the world, consistently finishing in the Top 10 in annual competition, as well as getting to perform in over 30 states and 6 different countries. Over the last eight years before stepping down from the quartet in June 2020, they had developed a reputation not only for their fine singing and showmanship, but also for their work and involvement in the youth movement as clinicians and educators, leading countless workshops for young singers in the US. The Newfangled Four has appeared on Buzzfeed, the Home and Family Show, the return of the Gong Show, and has recorded custom tracks for the Lifetime Movie Network. With millions of views on their YouTube performances, they helped introduce the barbershop artform to aspiring young singers and provide nostalgia to those that fondly remember “the good ol’ days” with their unique blend of old-fashioned slapstick humor and quirky youthful comedy.
Although no stranger to the performing circuit, Ryan finds most of his joy as an active coach and clinician, and continues to give back and serve the barbershop community both locally and globally. He has assumed a number of leadership roles with both the Masters of Harmony and Westminster Chorus, is the current Musical Director of mixed gender chorus Pacific Coast Harmony in La Jolla, CA, and just recently became a certified BHS Singing Judge. As the youngest certified judge in the category, he has the great opportunity of getting to travel several times in the spring and fall to contests put on by the Barbershop Harmony Society, evaluating groups on their vocal skill and prowess and providing lessons and workshops to those with the will to improve. He has a unique perspective as a top-level competitor and finds no greater joy than seeing both hobbyist and advanced singers in the artform make significant strides with their technique, artistry, and psychology. He can honestly say that he wants nothing more than to give back and help others in the same way that his mentors have for him!
Outside of the barbershop world and occasionally teaching private voice lessons from home, he works as a vocal instructor at his local School of Rock, directs the church choir at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and records learning media for quartets and choruses alike. Ryan and his wonderful wife Rebecca (also a singer!) reside in Escondido, CA with their two “fur children,” Toddy and Whiskey, and enjoys life as an avid gamer and collector when not singing. Although initially closed off towards the idea of singing, he is eternally grateful for the opportunities that have blessed his vocal journey thus far, and he hopes to encounter even more bountiful blessings in the future!
Sara is a singer and a voice teacher based in Queensland, Australia. She was born and raised in Finland. Her childhood was centred around singing and she spent time performing and touring around Finland. This makes sense coming from a very musical family and why singing and music has always been a big part of her life.
She is passionate about teaching people of all ages to express themselves through song and in particular enjoys teaching children and teenagers grow in confidence. She feels music is a powerful force that that assists in drawing emotion and confidence from within.
She has been teaching voice for 5 years. She operates from her home studio and teaches online and in her most recent role she teaches in school – primary and high school. She has great experience in contemporary singing from beginner to advanced level. She is passionate about applying proper singing technique and correcting both, common and uncommon issues ensuring her students voice reaches its full potential while their instrument remains healthy and strong. The Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course with NYVC has further expanded her knowledge and understanding in vocal technique. The course has equipped Sara with new skills that have further assisted in her development to fulfill her desire to continue to be a successful voice teacher ensuring a long and fruitful career ahead. While teaching, she applies a fun and informative approach while making lessons engaging, incorporating a high level of skill.
She has gained many years of singing experience in Australia as well as her home country Finland, where she has made 3 albums, featured on a number of additional albums, and been chosen as Christian Artist of the year.
She looks forward to her next stage of teaching after gaining even further knowledge from Justin. She is excited about bringing out the confidence in her students and hearing the beautiful voices that may still be hiding and are soon to be discovered.
A current resident of San Jose, Shannon was raised in Carmel and Morgan Hill, Ca. She attended Presentation High School, De Anza College and then attended University of California at Santa Barbara where she studied Vocal Performance and Cultural Anthropology. While in college she traveled to Italy for an exclusive voice program and had the amazing opportunity to travel through the entire country on her own.
Shannon began her vocal training at nine and has worked professionally with Opera San Jose and other Opera and Theater companies throughout the Bay Area. Recently graduating from the Teacher program through New York Vocal Coaching with Justin Stoney, she has recently started her own vocal studio geared to the diverse population that is Silicon Valley. With the goal of working with anyone ready to fulfill their true voice, Shannon is especially excited to work with those who may feel most marginalized, including: people who identify in the LGBTQ community, adolescents, people considering, or in process of reassignment, minorities, and anyone who just wants to ensure a safe space to develop their amazing instrument. Shannon has enjoyed her recent departure from working full-time, having the ability to spend more volunteer hours in her children’s classrooms and lead community involvement projects (homeless care packages, clothing drive, etc.) through the school. What Shannon misses most about her previous work, is helping her associates grow and learn. This has developed from her long-time passion for learning and advocating for others. As a parent Shannon has shown resourcefulness and persistence while ensuring the best resources and education for her children. Parenting two children, one with ADHD and Dyslexia has helped her grow her own patience. Shannon has also coached her daughter's soccer team and is certified as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), representing children who are in the dependency system. Shannon is married to local celebrity chef, Russel Valdez.
Sofía Madrid, is a Chilean CCMS and Speech and Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training with a diploma in Vocology from the University of Chile. She has 4 years of experience in voice therapy and training with actors and singers. Since childhood she has been related to music and singing, at age 17 she started singing in local funk and soul bands. She worked in several Universities in Chile as an academic, coordinating and teaching courses related to professional voice, voice training and voice therapy. Currently, she develops research around professional voice, university teaching, and clinical teaching.
She graduated from the 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course in the Summer of 2018.
Stephanie Younes is a Speech Language Pathologist with an emphasis on voice and swallowing disorders. She is a singer and performs in many private and public concerts, targeted for humanitarian causes. She has acquired her diploma in Speech Language Therapy with high distinction from the Saint-Joseph University (USJ) in Beyrouth, Lebanon. She further obtained her Masters in Speech Language Therapy, again from the USJ and her thesis covered the development of a self-assessment scale of voice quality. Stephanie has also conducted internships at the Oncopole, Larrey Hospital and Purpan Medical Center in Toulouse, France and at the Tour Medical Center and Clocheville Children’s Hospital at Tours, France. She has further participated in several international professional voice workshops.
She has her own multidisciplinary clinic in Badaro - Beyrouth, Lebanon under the trademark “De Bouche A Oreille”, where she practices as a Speech Language Pathologist and as a vocal coach.
Stephanie has now acquired all the knowledge and skills in relation to the NYVC Voice Teacher Training course, conducted by Mr. Justin Stoney. This course strengthened her vocal coaching and singing skills. This has given her all the tools necessary to join between her Speech Language Pathology career and her Vocal Teaching expertise. Stephanie’s participation in this course was a strategic accomplishment for her professional journey!
Sungha Kim had been performing in concerts and teaching predominantly jazz and pop singers in South Korea for over 6 years before coming to New York City to pursue Jazz. However, after arriving in NYC, he quickly realized he missed teaching. He wanted to teach again, but was also interested in learning the skills that go into becoming an influential voice teacher. After some searching, he came across the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification Program. Since graduating from the program, Sungha has returned to South Korea and maintains a successful vocal studio.
Susana is a Venezuelan singer and cellist based in Philadelphia. She started studying music from a very young age and it has been part of her life ever since! She is a classically trained singer, however, her love for singing went beyond the classical repertoire. As she explored other styles, she found a love for musical theater and jazz. Susana has had the opportunity to perform in operas, operettas, musicals, and as a soloist in different venues around the world.
Even though she loves performing, Susana quickly realized she had a passion for serving others and helping singer explore their voices. With this mission in mind, she set out to learn a healthy technique that could help all singers in the search of their true sound. She teaches online and from her home studio in Philadelphia.
She also holds a BA in Public Relations and Communications.
Sydney Sahr is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist signed to Kobalt Music / Archangel Media. Her original music has been featured on NBC, Bravo, MTV, Fox, ESPN, ABC, and Freeform. Her cover of “Running on Sunshine” closed out the season 11 finale of Grey’s Anatomy.
Sydney’s vocal journey began at a young age, performing “God Bless America” at NYC’s Shea Stadium when she was 11. She’s continued to hone her craft ever since, performing with her band at music festivals and museums across the country, and most frequently at venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Through her extensive experience both on the stage and in the studio, Sydney has gained unique insight into the wonders, the vulnerabilities, and the all glorious possibilities of the human voice.
Inspired by the prospect of helping others to discover and shape their own voices, Sydney recently completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training program. This program has given her the tools to translate a lifetime of experience into language and knowledge that she’s thrilled to pass on to students. She believes the singing voice must be looked at from multiple angles—the technical, the physical, the psychological and most importantly, the emotional. She strives to offer her students support on all fronts, with a diligence for technical growth, as well as a nurturing attitude and an open heart. She’s currently available for in-person voice lessons in NYC, or remote lessons via Skype.
Sydney Simpson is a singer, songwriter and vocal teacher/coach currently based in Austin, TX. Her upbringing in a military family provided many opportunities to travel, and with that came exploration of music, theater, and the arts in a vast array of communities and influences. Her vocal roots stem from an upbringing of musical theater, singer-songwriters, pop, jazz, opera, and classic rock--all of which keep her on her toes as she enjoys crossing genres often in her performance and in her songwriting!
After graduating from Florida State University with her B.A. in Commercial Music in 2013, Sydney moved to Sydney, Australia for four years--there she gained extensive experience as a studio and background vocalist, vocal director, and began her journey with voice teaching. Since returning to the U.S. in 2017, Sydney has enjoyed participating in local theatre, writing and performing in the 80's inspired pop/rock band "Goons", and continuing to discover her passion for training and building community amongst singers of all ages. She completed her VTT in the winter of 2020, and is so thankful for the confidence NYVC has instilled in her through this season! Led by her motto, "to create is to be human", Sydney seeks to inspire and encourage others to place value on their voices and creative instincts, believing that this leads to greater respect and empathy for the voices and creativity of others. You can follow Sydney and connect with her at @sydneysimpsoncreative.
Takahisa Sato is a Tokyo based producer, vocal coach, singer-songwriter, composer and arranger.
He studied composing and arranging at Shobi College of Music. He completed NYVC 40-Hour Voice Teacher Training thanks to Justin Stoney.
As a voice technician and expert of music, his mission is to make everyone from beginner to professional sound better than before and feel the joy of singing and music.
He is a member of an R&B band Dirty Poetix and has collaborated with numerous musicians and dancers, including a Japanese metal band Unlucky Morpheus (as Backing Vocals) and a dance coaching group Dancers’ Smile.
Hi! My name is Talisangla Jamir. I was born and raised in Nagaland, India. I started singing at the age of 4, where I was brought up in a community where church and group singing in general was a regular activity. I completed my degree in Sociology in 2006, and then immediately pursued my Bachelors in Divinity (BD) degree for 4 years. After graduating, I moved to Delhi (the incredible capital of India) in 2010. I immediately started teaching singing lessons as a full-time music teacher in an academic school where music was an extra-curricular activity; not a subject. Starting my career, I was mainly self-taught and partially trained. I was always thirsty to further educate myself and be better. I was interacting with my own music teachers, but I was not 100% satisfied with any of them. Something was still missing.
My favorite quote "Learning is a lifelong process" is always a constant reminder. I kept searching for other voice teachers through different social media platforms and, eventually, magic happened when I found NYVC and the amazing Justin Stoney. I realized and confirmed within myself that, in all of my 10 years of teaching voice lessons to students, the Voice Teacher Training and Certification course with NYVC was the first time that I learned the REAL building blocks of voice in general. I feel very blessed!
Currently, aside from full-time teaching in an academic school, I teach private voice lessons to a good number of students with a major focus in preparing them for the Trinity London and Rockschool London Voice Grade exams. I also prepare students to enroll and receive their diploma in various certificate programs as well.
Feeling so proud to be a part of NYVC Voice Teacher Training Course!
Tamara Irvin is passionate about communicating the love of music to her students and helping them realize their fullest vocal potential. Her journey began in a Moscow public school for music. The passion for singing followed her to the United States, where she completed a BA in Music at Minnesota State University. During her studies, Tamara won numerous awards for vocal performance and worked with outstanding professors, such as Dr. David Dickau and Dr. Stephanie Thorpe. Along the way she discovered her gift for teaching, which led her to New York Vocal Coaching program (Certificate 2019). In addition to being a voice teacher, she is actively involved in the Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove, NJ and at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, NJ. Tamara is prepared to teach voice in a wide range of genres, from classical to contemporary.
After graduating from the Melba Conservatorium of Music in 2007 with a major in classical voice, Tania has become a sought after voice teacher, performance and accent coach and choral director. Tania has trained internationally with Kristen Linklater in Scotland (2016) and at the NYVC in New York (2017) as well as postgraduate studies in actor voice training at the VCA (2013) and NIDA (2012.) Tania has studied America accents with Hollywood Speak in Sydney and has also undertaken Estill Voice Training. She was recently a delegate at the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Stockholm, Sweden and at the Australian Voice Associations ‘Science of the Singing Voice’ in Brisbane. As a performer Tania enjoys cabaret and recital work across many genres and as a Vocal Director she has worked on Sweet Charity, Cats, Les Miserable, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Company, All Shook Up, Evita, Big Fish, Guys and Dolls and most recently Heathers. Tania teaches voice privately and in schools and is at the helm of several secondary school choirs and vocal ensembles, she is an active member of ANATS, NATS, VASTA and the AVA.
Teonykkia Starr has been gracing the world with her melodic voice ever since she could speak. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, her mother was her very first vocal coach: teaching her to sing with great power, grace and range. Teonykkia continued her vocal and piano training throughout middle school, high school and college. College is also where she acquired an interest in theatre. Upon moving to the Atlanta, Georgia area to further her career, Teonykkia continued expanding her knowledge of music and theory. Teonykkia worked with many creative groups, and individuals. She has also recorded with award winning producers, writers, composers and performed with grand ensembles as a soloist. Teonykkia was also the founding member of "The Separates," an acoustic soul group that still holds fond memories to this day. Teonykkia has contributed her soulful sound to award winning choirs, choruses and productions throughout her lifetime, and continues to inspire others with her craft. Her dedication to music has allowed her to bring artists together, and showcase her talent on and off stage. Teonykkia is currently in training to elevate her skills as a vocalist and coach. She believes an artist should always be open to learn and teach. Her life mottos are "I do what I can" and "Everything she touches turns to Starrlight."
Tim is half of the songwriting team Rosser and Sohne. They are recipients of the Jonathan Larson Award, ASCAP’s Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award, the San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Original Score, and the Kleban Prize. They are the songwriting team behind the off-broadway musical The Boy Who Danced on Air (Abingdon Theatre Co.), the short film Truth Slash Fiction (best comedy at SeriesFest and ITVFest), the song cycle With The Right Music (Oakland Symphony Orchestra) and a new family musical, Talk to Me (New York City Children's Theatre). They also wrote India.Arie's single, High Above. Tim has worked on Broadway as a pianist and conductor. Most notably, he was a pianist/conductor for A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, and was the music director of the BC/EFA benefit Broadway Backwards. Tim co-teaches voice lessons with Lindsay Mendez, as well as privately.
She is a Colombian singer graduated from the Faculty of Music of Eafit University with a concentration in Jazz Singing. She has been working as a professional singer for the past 13 years, and she has also been working as a vocal coach for the last 10 years with kids, teenagers, and adults. Besides Jazz, she has also knowledge about pop, rock and Latin music.
Victoria Morrison, born in London, England, started singing at the age of five. A self-confessed bedroom "hairbrush" singer, she grew up to be a constant whirlwind of song and performance. This led her to performing in various Primary School theatre productions, and later joining a local theatre school, where she was able to delight in singing and dancing with others. Her love for learning and thirst for knowledge began early.
Victoria studied dance and theatre in her secondary years. She excelled and gained top marks in her examinations. After attending University to study media studies, Victoria took to London where she trained at Pineapple Dance Studios in London to learn more about dance and performing Arts. She then went on to the London audition scene and soon found herself in a manufactured pop band, where she was thrust into intensive training both vocally and for dance performance. Here, Victoria learned what it is to be a part a band, being managed by music management, and performing in all different locations (including a school tour).
Victoria went on to to study to become a yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and trained in the energetic field of Reiki and natural therapies, which gave her a deeper understanding and appreciation for the fellow human.
Taking a break from music and performance, Victoria went on to have two beautiful children, moved to New Zealand, and decided to homeschool the children. Victoria, since becoming a mother, has kept her music career going by regularly singing live on her music pages and recently putting out her first EP.
Victoria decided to train as a voice teacher with Justin, as it simply made sense. Her love and thirst for knowledge coupled with her passion for music and performance makes her a wonderfully gifted teacher. Victoria is able to work holistically with her singers, helping them with both physical and emotional alignment throughout their time together. Victoria is thrilled to have been a part of Justin's Teacher Training program and can't wait to start accepting students into her private studio in New Zealand, London, and online.
Vincent J. Raffaele is a singer, actor, and entrepreneur based out of Philadelphia. His first performance onstage was in the Christmas pageant at his church. Moving up from a tree to the role of Jesus in the Stations of the Cross, the seed was planted for his love of the theatre and performing at a young age. After that, most of his time was spent on baseball and soccer fields until an audition and casting in a high school show made the love of theatre resurface. Ever since, Vincent has been involved in commercials, tv/film, and theatre.
When Vincent is not auditioning or performing, you can find him managing his entertainment and fitness company. With specialties and certifications in Zumba, Laughter Yoga, Drums Alive (and many more), to performing at happy hours, Vincent, with his holistic approach to wellness, offers entertaining and interactive programs that provide wide-ranging health benefits for participants and their families, who leave energized, inspired, and full of joy.
A lover of all things creative, Vincent brings years of experience to his work as a teaching artist and wellness coach. He develops and leads engaging, multigenerational programming for schools, summer camps, community organizations, and retirement homes in the greater Philadelphia area. He is so proud to now be certified as a Voice Teacher from New York Vocal Coaching and is excited to offer lessons and help individuals grow and succeed on their own vocal journey. Vincent believes in the power of positivity and is committed to spreading his message of laughter, love, and positivity through his teaching.
Vishal Vaidya is a performer and voice teacher based in NYC. He made his Broadway debut as Larry the cameraman in Groundhog Day the Musical, and has worked on dozens of new shows in development, including Mandela, Letters to the President, MAYA, Bhangin It', and the Tina Landau helmed DAVE. Vishal has worked with all levels and ages as a teacher and, as a pop/rock and riffing expert, has worked with high school and college classes across the country. Vishal is the Riff Coach for Sheri Sanders' Rock the Audition and teaches group riffing classes. Other performing credits include New York City Center, Prospect Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arena Stage, and Ford's Theater.
Wendy is passionate about making people love singing as much as she does.
Coming from the Caribbean, but with a family background heavily influenced by classical music, her tastes spread through a range of genres. Everything from Trinidadian soca and calypso to classical hymns, Broadway standards, reggae, operatic arias, even old war-era weepers!
Beyond her two decades of live performance, which included singing to a crowd of twenty thousand people to welcome her local World Cup soccer team home, Wendy is seasoned in recording and live concert production. She’s creative in sourcing accompanying vocals and eclectic instrumentation for her projects and she’s always ensured that musical collaboration is fun and rewarding for everyone involved.
In 2019 Wendy shifted her focus to vocal tuition. She enjoys paying forward valuable singing skills picked up at practical courses at Julliard when she lived in New York, and more recently from the comprehensive online voice teacher training course from New York Vocal Coaching.
Nothing rewards Wendy more than finding a natural talent, and by interactive vocal pedagogy, moulding that voice into something really special. She is really excited to use her new knowledge and see it broaden and enrich her whole teaching experience.
Zani McPherson is a singer/songwriter, performer & independent music professional from Los Angeles, California, currently living in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Zani was born in the U.S. into a multi-cultural family. At the age of 7 her family moved to Brazil where she was baptized in the pulsating Afro-Brazilian rhythms and lush melodies. It was there that her passion for singing and drumming was sparked.
After returning to the U.S. at age 11, her musical inquiry continued, taking her through many genres such as CCM, Indi Folk, Choral music, and World Fusion. Though Zani was very capable and comfortable singing within this variety of styles, she chose to focus on the music that resonated most with her soul - World Fusion.
In 2000, while living in Los Angeles, Zani began studying W. African drumming and joined the Brazilian percussion ensemble, B.E.L.A. By chance she met up with griot and master kora player from Guinea Conakry, Prince Diabate. He invited her to join his band as backing vocalist. Of that, Zani says "performing and recording with Prince was an amazing opportunity and an experience I will always cherish. His rich repertoire, deeply rooted in traditional music of the Mandinka culture, opened my mind and pushed my musical and vocal boundaries to a level just beyond my reach."
Having been struck with wanderlust at such a young age, Zani left the comfort zone of the U.S. in 2003 to begin a new era of wandering and learning. She spent the following two years living in France, moving to Spain in 2005. During the next 12 years in Spain, Zani performed regularly and flourished in the diverse musical landscape of Madrid, establishing herself as a singer/ songwriter and as lead vocalist in several of her own projects. This led to many collaborations as a guest vocalist on several World Music recordings for artists such as Alain Nkossi Konda (DRC), Nelida Kaar (Equatorial Guinea), Alex Ikot (Equatorial Guinea) and Yolanda Eyema (Equatorial Guinea).
Wrapping up her time in the EU, Zani continued her forward motion and moved to Morocco in 2017, where she currently resides. In 2019, Zani established the Performing Arts Club as a seasonal offering at the American Language Center in Marrakech. This club gives young, aspiring artists the opportunity to explore and express themselves through music, singing, dancing and acting.
Feeling frustrated and limited as a mostly self-taught artist, in March 2020 Zani enrolled in musicianship and theory course through Berklee Online, after having received a scholarship. Her desire to further develop herself as a singer along with her commitment to refining her own sound and style led her the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program.
Zani is now embarking on a new musical phase as a voice teacher, thanks to the impeccable training and preparation she received through NYVC Teacher Training.
"I have such a strong desire to help anyone and everyone who wishes to sing, to find their own, unique voice and let it ring!"
Other degrees and certificates: BS Psychology Certified Massage Therapist Certified Reiki Master Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Art as Healing Therapist Chakra Vocal Sound Healing
You can contact Zani at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoya Zharzhevsky is a France-based singer and songwriter.
She was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she studied at the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts in the Drama Department.
Later she moved to Israel with her family, where she developed more and more interest in music and singing. She started to work as a lead and back vocalist in different projects over the world.
In 2003 while visiting Paris, she was so impressed by the beauty of the city and the musical richness and diversity that she decided to continue her education at the CIM (Paris-based school of Jazz and modern music) and she lived and worked in Paris ever since.
Zoya is passionate about music, singing, and vocal pedagogy.
Yannick Vez is a Dominican/Swiss Singer-Songwriter. He sings Pop music, with some influences from other genres like Latin, Blues, Country, Rock. He was born in Dominican Republic in the city of Santo Domingo. Later In his teens they moved to Portugal. He released his debut album "10°" in 2019. Yannick Vez started playing guitar when he was 16 years old in Santiago do Cacém, but only got into singing and writing in his 20's when he decided to pursue music seriously. He attended the London music school for 6 months. In 2017 He sent a few songs he'd written to Mario Díaz (Renowned songwriter from Dominican Republic known for international hits like "Azúcar negra", "Comuniquémonos", "No soy automático", "Voy a escarbar tu cuerpo"), who was a childhood friend of his Mother. Mario liked his songs and invited him to play in the "Festival de Los Cantautores Las Terrenas 2017" in Dominican Republic where he opened. He stayed in Dominican Republic to work in his debut album "Where are my country Roads?". With the help of Mario Dias to guide him, he met music producer Jc Lauren (former member of band "Codigo Latino").
I'm Suzanne Perkins, Singer/ Performer. I've been in the music industry for over 10 years. I have toured with an international artist Omi performing his hit Cheerleader as background artist. I'm currently performing as a Production singer on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. I love music and I did the NYVC Teacher Training Course so I could give back to aspiring singers/performers.
Ali Urusow is born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she currently resides. She has been singing since the first chance she could, starting in her elementary school choir. Since then she was introduced to musical theatre by her older sister and such began her passion for performing. Ali graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, concentrating in Musical Theatre. Her final year of college Ali took a vocal pedagogy course and fell in love. Since her first anatomy class in high school, she had a desire to combine anatomy with performing and NYVC Voice Teacher Training course seemed to be the answer.
After teaching her first lesson she knew that teaching is something she had a passion for. “Teaching is fun: almost like a puzzle, there is a mystery to it, and I want to discover the clues!” Inspired by her voice professor in college, teaching is something that Ali has wanted to do. Her teachers have given her so much knowledge about her own voice that she wants to share that with others and help them unlock their voices.
Ali Urusow has been seen on Disney Cruise Line as Anne Marie in Disney Dreams, Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard at Bagaduce Theatre in Maine, and most recently, in the staged reading of Boundless as Lizzie at Music Theatre Philly. Some of her favorite learning experiences were during Lucio Silla at Temple Opera Theatre and as a soloist for “God Bless America” during a Philadelphia Phillies game where she could take part of different styles of music, and performance, than that of the musical theatre genre.
After graduating from NYVC Teaching Course(2021) with the knowledge of vocal anatomy and physiology, concepts of the voice, and countless technical aspects to apply, Ali feels confident that she can inspire others to free up their voices. She believes we should sing for the joy of it; the voice is so beautiful and everyone has something to sing about (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Amaya started her professional career at the age of 17, and was immediately dubbed as one of the most promising voices in Slovenia. After 8 years of violin playing and singing in a rock band, her name quickly spread after she had her debut performance on a TV program called Hri-bar. People immediately reacted to her soulful sound and powerful stage presence. From there, she went on to participate in many soul, jazz and pop projects, as well as doing numerous performances with big bands and orchestras throughout Europe. Then in 2011 she represented her home country in Eurovision, scoring the highest position for Slovenia to date since the introduction of the semi finals. The following year she released her debut and the best selling album of 2011 called “Po Viharju” with her then group Papir. She’s been nominated for the Slovenian of the Year, GONG of popularity and a Music Performer of the Year.
After achieving a lot of success in Slovenia, Amaya decided to hone her craft at the University of Arts in Rotterdam Codarts (POP department). In 2015 she completed her Erasmus exchange year at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm (JAZZ department), where she began to write and collaborate with some of the most established international artists, producers and songwriters while signing her publishing to Baggpipe production house. She became very immersed in the Swedish music industry which led her to writing songs for some of the biggest Korean Pop stars (Girls Generation, Red Velvet, NCT, SHINEE, Hyuna,…), and different collaborations with some of the biggest Swedish and international artists, producers and songwriters (Carola, Dirty Loops, Jörgen Elofsson, Rodney Jerkins, GRADES, Andreas Carlsson, Jacob Shultze, Victor Thell, Anders Bagge, Loreen, Anastacia, Will Singe, Anomalie…).
Amaya has garnered attention from musical geniuses like Quincy Jones, Craig David, Jacob Collier, James Fortune, Anomalie, Yebba, Jhenne Aiko, H.E.R., Snoh Aalegra (to name a few) for her very technically skilled, soulful and captivating voice as well as her moving presence and alluring performances. Amaya has always remained present in the Slovenian music scene and never stopped touring, releasing songs and performing in all major TV and RADIO shows. She’s been a judge in many singing competitions in Slovenia as well and a part of the official committee in EMA which is the national contest in Slovenia to select the country's entry in Eurovision.
After 10 years of being very immersed in the music industry all over the world, the pandemic unexpectedly brought her back to her homeland Slovenia where she stayed way longer than intended. She started to receive many inquiries to give voice lessons and she very quickly realised there was much more to it. She fell in love with teaching and realised that it was her true calling. She decided to further develop her knowledge about the voice and came across Justin Stoney and NYVC. After months’ long worth of research on different Voice Teacher Training courses, she knew this was THE ONE. Oh, it turned out better than she could have ever imagined! Ever since successfully completing the teacher training program, she has become a full time voice teacher and a vocal coach, currently residing in Slovenia, Maribor.
Anne Martin is a voice over artist, singer, vocal coach, and music educator who’s been teaching for 11 years, and performing for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Ohio where she began her career as a singer at the age of 13. She studied voice weekly for 7 years, and received a scholarship in university and then later graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2007 with Bachelor’s in Music.
As a music teacher, Anne has experience working with all ages, varied class sizes, and different cultures both in person and online. She was a certified public-school music teacher in Florida where she gained skills needed to differentiate for a variety of unique needs students may have when learning. In addition to teaching in the schools, she also has worked as an Activities Director for senior communities in Florida and has taken several courses related to family science and elder care. During those seasons of life, she was also a traveling vocal coach. More recently she has taught both group and private voice lessons to over 1100+ children and teens around the world, all online through a company called Outschool. In addition to teaching music, she has taught over 2000 online English classes to students in China.
As a vocal performer, Anne has sung for a wide variety of events from Ohio to Kansas, to Florida in both choirs, solo concerts, and musical theater productions. Her favorite role being “Sandra Bloom” in Big Fish at Sarasota Players. It was through a production of “Phantom” in 2016 that she met her now husband, who is an actor and vocalist. In 2017 they started their own business and provided a variety of entertainment around Florida. They are now known as “The Martin Duo”, performing themed concerts and singing for special events. They have sung for the Tampa Bay Ray’s game on more than one occasion. Anne also was a member of Sarasota's professional choir, the Choral Artists for the 2017-2018 season.
As a voice-over artist, Anne has recorded several books with her husband through World Book, has provided singing demos and instructional vocals for the “Singorama” course, and will be providing songs for a new children’s program not yet released.
As a personal vocal coach & voice teacher, Anne desires first and foremost to encourage other singers to set their voice free today and not let anything hold them back. She is passionate about helping singers who’ve overcome many obstacles just to be where they are today and wants to help them find freedom, hope, love, and joy in singing. However, she also does enjoy teaching needed vocal techniques and is known for developing specific written plans for her students to use as guidelines in their training.
As a continual student, she has really enjoyed Justin’s Voice Teacher Training course and is additionally beginning to pursue other schooling and qualifications needed to one day become a Vocal Rehabilitation Specialist. In the meantime, she has also launched a business, “Free Your Voice Today” that she hopes will both provide both education and inspiration to other singers on their vocal journey.
Caitlyn Porayko has been singing and studying various forms of music since she was 4 years old. She graduated from Belmont University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Classical Voice, with a Minor in Dance. Since then, she has worked professionally as a singer, dancer, actor, voice actor, audiobook narrator, voice teacher and coach. She currently teaches voice, while also performing professionally at various regional theatres and narrating audiobooks. She is thrilled to have graduated from the NYVC VTT program and hopes to keep expanding her knowledge of vocal pedagogy.
I am a singer, songwriter and voice teacher based in Heidelberg, Germany.
My musical journey began at an early age. I learned to play the chromatic button accordion for almost 8 years and later on also the piano and guitar.
But my true passion has always been singing. I was singing through my childhood and teens, but didn’t start taking singing lessons until the age of 22, when living and working in Ireland for three years.
As a teen, I used to sing in my local Gospel Choir. When moving to Ireland, on the weekends I was busking in the streets of Dublin with a friend and also took part in various singing contests. When moving back to Germany, I continued taking singing lessons and sang in a Soul Band for seven years.
Since 2009 I’ve been the singer of an Acoustic Cover Band and since 2012 of a Gala Band. I write songs, influenced by Blues music, and perform them with my partner in life and crime on guitar in our duo Finest Blend.
Since 2012 I’ve been working as a voice teacher and what shall I say, I just love teaching! I never stop learning and studying voice.
Attending the 50-hour New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Program and learning from Justin Stoney was the next step, I just had to take. And I’m so grateful to him and his team at New York Vocal Coaching. This course helped me getting so much better as a singer AND a voice teacher and brought my voice and teaching to the next level. I am proud and so happy to pass this knowledge on to my students.
So, has it always been your dream to learn how to sing? Maybe you’re already singing in a band, but you’re stretched to your limits frequently?
Then just give me a shout! I will be more than happy to support and accompany you on your journey to become the best version of your singing self.
I teach voice lessons both in German and English.
Elia is an experienced professional voice instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching voice in Mexico and the United States. She delivers high quality vocal education to people of all ages, both one-on-one and to groups. Elia trained as a voice and performance artist since she was a young girl. At the age of five, Elia began singing in churches, and then two years later, as a soloist at events all across Mexico. She later studied voice in Mexico City, and San Francisco and San Diego, California. After achieving national acclaim as a soloist, Elia now helps others discover and master their musical gift.
Elia is a private voice instructor. She believes that vocal performance has the energy to illuminate and enhance lives, to foster a sense of community and to tap the unique gifts that each person offers to the world. She teaches various singing styles. Elia recently completed the voice teacher training and certification course provided by New York Vocal Coaching.
Emily Durand is an actor singer and dancer who has performed Off-Broadway, toured nationally and worked consistently in regional theaters around the country since coming back to her New York roots in 2015. She has performed in well known NYC venues such as Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Theatre Center, Arlene’s Grocery, The West End Lounge and has worked with exceptional musical theatre professionals such as Sierra Boggess, Andrew Lippa and Evan Pappas and studies private voice under Lindsay Mendez and Tim Rosser (both NYVC Voice Teacher Training Alumni as well). Emily began her career as a child actor at just three years old working in television and joined SAG-AFTRA by age five. She was first introduced to music at this young age by her late grandfather, David H. Pitman, a professionally seasoned musician who played regularly with Tommy Dorsey, Bob Eberly, Sammy Kaye, and Ralph Flanagan during the big band era. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Millikin University and has completed her certification in Voice Teacher Training at New York Vocal Coaching with Justin Stoney. Emily believes that growth never stops and is passionate about helping others find their voice in an environment centered in joy and kindness.
Emily Wronski is a Performance Artist, Vocalist, and Teacher based out of New York City.
Most recently she performed her hit sold out show Rockin’ With Wronski at The Bowery Electric. She was able to donate the funds from the show to The Ukulele Kids Club.
From 2019-2020 she got to see the world on Azamara Cruise Lines as the Lead Vocalist, Vocal Captain, and Company Manager. She is working her way towards getting back on cruise ships or working internationally.
Emily has been performing and teaching in New York City since graduating from Baldwin Wallace University with her BM in Music Theatre. She has performed at: 54 Below, The Green Room 42, The Laurie Beechman, The Duplex, and Don't Tell Mama. You may also have seen her teaching classes at New York Kids Club and hosting birthday parties. She now provides music classes to families all over the city with singing and guitar!
Although originally trained in Classical and Musical Theatre vocal styles, Emily’s passions are in Rock, Pop, and Alternative music. Her mission is to help people find their inner rockstars and she believes everyone deserves the chance to make music!
Born on the shores of “starnberger see” (lake southwest of Munich) in Bavaria, laura lives in Hamburg and enjoys the proximity to the water today.
Love for life and relationships in it are an endless fascination for her. What moves us humans and how we see our world is an issue that never bores her.
First expected to become a professional ballet dancer as a child turned out to be a much more colorful life path that contained many exciting twists and turns. Going from ballet academy to becoming a hip-hop master instructor to competing and teaching latin & ballroom . From dancing to studying musical theatre.
From the incapable single to someone who stubbornly masters relationships despite ups and downs. From someone who sees herself as a victim of her circumstances to someone who consciously creates and influences her life . From laughter-yoga instructor to becoming a personal coach. From a struggling vocal beginner for years to becoming a voice teacher. Every life is a journey and inspiration.
Coaching is a big part of her life, be it in voice, dance or coaching someone on a path to find more love in and around life. Accompanying someone on their journey of life and creating a space for growth and self-acceptance within is something that gives meaning to her life.
Born and raised on the Isle of Man, Mandy began singing and performing at a young age, firstly at school and later at University where she studied first at the University of Liverpool for her BA (Hons) degree in Music and Drama, and subsequently at Durham University where she studied for her MA and PhD.
Since then, Mandy has worked as a singer in her native Isle of Man, throughout the UK, in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, as well as often performing on choppy international waters as a guest entertainer on cruises!
She fell into teaching singing almost by accident when a few people asked if she would give them lessons whilst a post-graduate student. Mandy found that she loved being able to help others to use their voices and, over time, she has found this quest to help others to sing becoming the main focus of her work. A lifelong learner, Mandy still has her own vocal lessons, and her undertaken courses at the National Opera Studio, The Royal Academy of Music, with Estill Voice Training, and with Vocal Health Education UK. Most recently, she has undertaken the teacher training programme with New York Vocal Coaching.
Now living back on the Isle of Man, Mandy teaches around 50 students of all ages and levels of experience on a regular basis both in-person and online. Alongside her teaching, she also continues to enjoy her own singing career in recital, oratorio, opera and musical theatre, and also works as a musical director and college lecturer.
Michael Guerzon (Mikee) is a singer-songwriter, vocal coach, and voice teacher from Covington, WA.
Starting in the world of music at the young age of 7 years old, Mikee has been singing and performing for 20 years all over Washington State (and a few others including California, Oregon, Hawaii) for audiences between 1 - 3000 people. He’s written many original songs for clients and himself over the past 11 years, produced music for the past 5 years, and plays piano, guitar, ukulele, and drums.
Growing up, Mikee was always surrounded by music of all genres. His biggest influence in music is his dad, Michael Guerzon Sr. His dad is a well-known bass player in Washington State who has played almost any genre one can think of, with a variety of live bands. Mikee got to tag along to a lot of his dad’s rehearsals and gigs, and spent a lot of time with his aunt, who is also a jazz singer that frequently performs at restaurants with a rotating roster of musicians in her live band. Family parties were always full of karaoke and jamming.
Mikee started out in a school choir from second to tenth grade. He then got accepted to join the Washington State Choir in 2005. In his early teens, he sang with a church choir that further confirmed his true love for music. He saw what the power of music can do and how it can move people. “I believe it’s a powerful language that we can all speak.”
Freshly 18, Mikee started connecting with other local artists and gaining some exposure through frequenting many shows/open mics, busking at Pike Place Market, and serenading anyone who wanted to listen. Meeting all of these people throughout the years led to jam sessions, performances, and meaningful collaborations.
Today, Mikee leverages all of this experience in offering voice lessons and vocal coaching under JAM House Music in Covington, WA — a small business started by him and his partner, Jessica. Mikee’s students span a large range of ages: the youngest being 10, and the oldest being 45. Mikee truly believes that “no matter what level you’re at, or however much experience you have, music should be accessible to everyone.” Outside of private teaching and coaching sessions, Mikee also works full-time as a Lessons Lead at Guitar Center in Tukwila, WA where he manages and coaches their roster of music instructors.
Hello! My name is Mia and I am the founder of the One Voice server on Discord. Our community comprises over 5,000 members who share a common goal of improving their understanding of their voice under the guidance of professional supervision, without incurring any cost.
I have been offering voice lessons on a paid and pro bono basis since 2019. Continuously honing my skills, I have trained with teachers Silva Makamian (opera, pop) and Aliki Katriou (distortion) and completed the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Course. My approach, heavily inspired by Feldenkrais, is now further enhanced through my enrollment in the Robert Sussuma Teacher Training Program. Additionally, I actively study Brian Gill's work and learn from the teachers he has trained.
My teaching approach emphasizes minimizing tension, enabling the body to produce powerful, natural sounds. I specialize in coaching the highest registers of the voice, extending range and tone to their full potential, and cultivating an effortless mixed voice—my unique "One Voice" approach.
Currently in my fourth and final year pursuing a degree in Psychology and Vocal Pedagogy, I am well-equipped to teach individuals with general joint hypermobility, GERD, ADHD/ADD, and those on the autism spectrum. I firmly believe that posture, physical well-being, and mental health are essential for both exceptional singing and a fulfilling life.
As a voice teacher, I help beginners grasp the fundamentals efficiently and effortlessly. As a vocal coach, I specialize in Pop and confidently teach all microphone genres.
I can't wait to work with you!
Nicole Sylvia Javorsky is a singer, artist, teacher, and writer based in New York City. Her artwork and music reflects her path: exploring her identity, while making sense of the traumas she has survived, through connection with her surroundings and the broader Universe. In 2021, she released her first album of original songs called UNEASY STREET, which she recorded from her Brooklyn apartment, singing, playing piano, and playing guitar at home. Nicole started a non-profit organization called Cubs for Coping at the age of 17 to engage other young people in making unique, handmade teddy bears to give to people in hospitals, homeless shelters, and eating disorder treatment programs. Cubs for Coping began with a simple belief: that we all deserve compassion, love, and thoughtfulness in our times of need. By the time it closed in 2020, the organization had donated more than 1,000 teddy bears and enlisted countless crafty volunteers across New York over the course of 7 years. And Nicole says no two bears donated were the same because no two people are the same. This open-hearted spirit of generosity is a common thread in Nicole's work as an artist, singer-songwriter, and teacher. Nicole shares her soul and story through her artwork, music, and writing, including her newsletter Chicken Doodle Soup. She has prior experience teaching elementary-aged children.
Nirupama Venkatesan is a Mumbai based Musician, Performer and a Certified Voice Teacher. Hailing from a family of Rich Musical background, her journey into Music started right from the age of 2. She started training under Carnatic music during her initial days and has branched out to Hindustani Classical Music since 2016. She has been trained under many renowned Teachers, including Dhrupad exponents Gundecha Brothers. She has collaborated with artists around the world. performed in many cities in India and is now making a mark as an upcoming Independent musician. She also is extremely passionate about Jazz and Blues music and takes great interest in interpreting Jazz and Blues pieces through the art of Scatting in Indian Classical Raga system. She also teaches Music and Voice culture to students from different parts of the world.
Pedro Coppeti (Porto Alegre, Brazil - NYC) studied Vocal Performance at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and graduated in Musical Theatre from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NY). He has worked as a Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach and currently is one of the biggest names in the voice teaching scene in the country, having over half a million followers among his social networks.
In 2013 he became the youngest main soloist ever to perform at “Nativitaten” the largest known outdoors Christmas project in the world, for a total of 500,000 people.
He has also performed as a featured soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre, Philharmonic Orchestra of Gramado and Terra Symphony Orchestra.
Since moving to New York, he has been an active participant of the musical scene. In 2016, he was selected to represent AMDA at the 10th Anniversary of the Broadway Rising Stars concert, which took place at The Town Hall, an iconic stage in the heart of Times Square. After receiving positive critical acclaim by the reviews, he was invited to perform at venues such as Feinstein's 54 Below, Lincoln Center, The Carnegie Hall, and many more. In 2018 he was invited to return to The Town Hall and sing in the acclaimed Broadway By The Year event where he had the chance to perform alongside inspirations like Alice Ripley, Tonya Pinkins, Emily Skinner, Brandon Uranowitz, Josh Young, Beth Malone and many more.
His theater credits include "Charles" in the Off-Broadway "Out Of Water - A Brazlian Pocked Musical", "Linus" in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", "John Handley" in "All Hands on Deck", "Beast U/S" in the educational tour of "Beauty and The Beast", "Vega" in "Occasion for Sin" (Outstanding Featured Actor nomination in the PCTF), among others.
A native of Tokyo, Japan, she has been performing publicly in wide range of styles: pop, rock, R&B, jazz funk, gospel, free jazz and various forms of Brazilian music since high school. Her early musical career began when she founded the girl’s rock band Sissy Boy, which produced two CDs: Marcy’s Factory, with Vaan Media, and Kick Off Boy’s, with Crown Records Japan. Yuko's musical vision was broad and she chose to move to New York in 1994. A vocal coach soon encouraged her to explore jazz and eventually this led to her receiving B.F.A degree from City College of New York in music (Jazz Vocal Performance, She studied from Sheila Jordan). After a jam session Yuko attended while still in school, she was invited by jazz artist Sabir Mateen to perform with him. This encouraged her to continue to draw deeply from the jazz tradition in her work. She has performed with the Harlem Gospel Choir and appeared at Blue Note (New York), She has also performed with the Harlem Gospel Choir in Times Square on Good Morning America (ABC) and “New Yorker”( NHK BS1).She also performed at Blue Note NYC as her own band on July 29 2018. During Covid19. She become a curator of Nomad Restaurant. And She books great musicians and keep live music alive.
Based in New York, She has performed at many of city's top venue: Blue Note New York, Jazz at Kitano, Russian Samovar, The Better End, Webster Hall,Tomi Jazz, Antique Garage Soho and TriBeCa, Nomad restaurant and tours in Japan.
The culmination of her experiences in multiple genres is what gives Ito her rebellious verve, along with jazz phrasing.
Having been lured by positive lyrics, unique beats and passionate movement, Ito incorporates a melodic structure to form a style that is uniquely hers; truly a mature songstress. Ito's passion for Brazilian music as shown by her 1st album "Mania De Você" and her 2nd album "O Cantador"co-produced by great pianist / composer Cidinho Teixeira( He played with Djavan and Gilbelt Gil and more). and her 3rd album "Esperança" Co-produced by Helio Avles featuring Romero Lubambo( He is 18th annual Latin Grammy winner.) Yuko Ito, originally from Japan, has evolved into a born again Brazilian New Yorker, even her fellow native born Brazilian musician friend tough her Portuguese as being flawless and her ability to interpret the music unmatched and purely original.
Rhonda Denét is hailed as a virtuoso that lends her flair to every song she sings. Her repertoire covers the gamut ranging from the American Songbook to Top 40 radio in addition to her inspirational original compositions. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, the jazz/soul vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader makes a full-time living doing what she LOVES.
Denét began studying music at an early age. Her passion led her to earn a Bachelor of Music from New York University and a graduate degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University’s School of Music. Since 2007 she has been active in the professional music scene with several New York area bands including her own trio/quartet, The Bad Cats. She has released two self-produced EPs of original music “Another Day” (2010) and “Perfectly Human” (2017). She is the founder and primary performer for the SILVER FOX SONGS showcase series, a program that brings live music to appreciative populations at various community service organizations and celebrates American classics from Jazz to Soul.
As a result of the global pandemic, all live performances were canceled. Denét knew music could offer hope and peace during such a challenging time. She started SOUL GOOD SERENADES, a service that creates video telegrams and live-streamed concerts allowing her to expand her Soul Good Music brand into a new medium that reaches beyond a single live performance or limited local area.
The pandemic also gave her the time to reflect on her career and her desire to share the knowledge that she’s gained throughout. She’d heard about Justin and the New York Vocal Coaching programs and decided to enroll in the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course to gain more technical knowledge to support her desire to develop a series of workshops in Vocal Styling. She had no idea what learning from Justin would spark in her. She is excited to take what she’s learned to open a Vocal Teaching studio in the near future.
"Her singing is heartfelt and honest. She sings with depth and passion. What a joy to hear her" - Sheila Jordan
"Erika's voice is filled with sentiment and warmth. She integrates both passion and gentle emotion into her lyrics" - Dr. Lonnie Smith
"Obsession is a promising debut...beautifully produced, finely performed" - All About Jazz
New York-based, Japanese jazz vocalist, Erika Matsuo, burst on to the international jazz scene in 2010 with her self-produced album, "Obsession" (ErikaJazz), a sensual sojourn through American, Brazilian and original songs, which was hailed by All About Jazz as "a promising debut, beautifully produced and finely performed." She had previously self-produced a single, "Close My Eyes" (ErikaJazz) in 2007.
After graduating from City College, where she was also awarded the prestigious Pro Musica award, which is given to graduating music majors for distinguished service to the cause of music at the college, Erika went on to win first prize in the highly prestigious Asakusa Jazz Contest in Japan and, in 2007, was featured in Coca Cola's So-Ken-Bi Cha TV commercial, becoming one of the most recognized voices in Japan.
Based in New York, she has performed at many of the city's top venues, including BB Kings, Sweet Rhythm, the Kitano, S.O.B.'s and the Blue Note, and regularly tours Japan.
In March of 2012, she did a guest performance for Monday Michiru at the Long Island Jazz Festival. She followed up this to be featured for her "caressing vocals" on the acclaimed trumpeter from the Duke Ellington Orchestra, James Zollar's 2013 album " All Good People".
Also in 2013, Erika released her second album, "True Colors". This Album was picked by the prestigious Japanese jazz website. Jazzpage.net as "Finest Vocal Album of 2013", and awarded her first place on the Jazz Page Readers Poll.
In 2015, Erika released her 4th album "Nostalgia".
The album includes magnificent performances by Dr. Lonnie Smith, Gil Goldstein and Romero Lubambo.
While back in Japan in August of 2015, Erika appeared on the popular national TV show, Woman on the Planet and was featured on a recording session and ''behind the scenes'' shooting of a video with Japanese super model/celebrity, Rola.
In 2017, Erika came out with her latest album, "Reflections" in which she songs written for her by Monday Michiru and Yusuke Hirado. She had over 14 different musicians record with her on this album including Steve Wilson, David Gilmore and Johnathan Blake. The album is scheduled to be released in both Japan and the U.S. on October 11th, 2017.
Erika also did a guest performance on Stacey Kent's album "I KNOW I DREAM"
During the year, Erika did many guest performances for Yusuke Hirado's new project " Yusuke Hirado Prospect". She performed at all the Tower Record's in Japan.
In October 2017 she was named Lifetime Ambassador of Tourism in her native Miyama city, Fukuoka. She was also featured on the cover of the city Council Newsletter. She has been appeared many radio shows in Japan.
Erika has been performed at Blue Note New York, Rockwood Music Hal and Jazz at Kitano over 10 years.
Erika did also guest performance on the great bassist, Leo Traversa’s new album, scheduled to be released at the end of 2021.
Erika released her 6th album「Here And Now」 It’s celebration of her living in NY for 20 years. It was released in Japan on August 22 and now available on all digital platforms on September 22, 2021.
Piret Pajusaar is an Estonian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.
Piret’s musical journey has been a diverse one. She started her violin studies at the age of 6 and in 2016 graduated as a pop-jazz violinist from Tallinn Georg Ots Music School, one of the leading music academies in Estonia. In 2017 she obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, specialising in music composition.
Piret’s interest in singing began in the summer of 2017 when she started her first band, the experimental punk-influenced Stressipank. The band was only active until January 2019 when she moved to Iceland to work as a music teacher. In 2019 she founded a folk-rock duo with her spouse. The duo, named Who Shot Ruby, is still active.
As a teacher, Piret has experience in a lot of musical subjects. Since 2015 she has been teaching solfeggio, music theory, violin, piano, improvisation, band lessons and has even worked as a primary school teacher for 1st and 2nd grade. In 2020 she got her first vocal students and has continued to teach singing since then.
Besides music, Piret is interested in psychology and is studying to become a licensed therapist. She believes that it is her mission to help people find peace within themselves and accomplish what they are really capable of. She sees singing as a great tool to express oneself, release emotional stress and heal old wounds. That makes her an encouraging voice teacher.
Renee is a self taught singer, who discovered her voice only at the age of 30, when she joined her church gospel choir. She learnt how to sing by first letting go all the barriers and limitations and discovered the healing power of singing. when she was asked to coach and teach, she knew she needed to have a deeper understanding of the vocal instrument, that would transform her teaching. She is now a recognized voice teacher and vocal coach and was also selected to join the voice talents for her vocal performances and stage presence at The Voice France tv show.
Mezzo-soprano Andrea Saposnik has 25 years of experience teaching voice. She has studied vocal anatomy and physiology intensively, participating in the New York Singing Teachers' Association's Professional Development Program for distinguished voice professionals. She has taught at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy; Greenwich House Music School, New York City, and at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY; she currently maintains a private voice studio in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She holds a Doctorate in Voice from CUNY Graduate Center, a Master’s in Voice from Yale University, a Bachelor’s in Voice from Oberlin Conservatory, and a Bachelor’s in English from Oberlin College. She is also certified in Somatic Voicework™. Her doctoral dissertation, Women in the Spotlight: Divas in Nineteenth-Century New York was published in 2011. She is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, New York Singing Teachers’ Association, The Voice Foundation, and the American Guild of Musical Artists.
As a performer, Andrea has performed extensively in opera, oratorio, and recital. Her recent performances include Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, and the role of Micah in Handel’s Samson, all with the Putnam Chorale; Respighi’s Il Tramonto in Arcidosso, Italy. She is a frequent soloist with the Long Island Choral Society, where she has performed Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in B Minor, the Requiems of Duruflé and Verdi, Copland's In the Beginning, Handel's Messiah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and world premieres of works by Meredith Baker and James Cowdery. She was a fellow at the Ravinia Festival and The Bach Aria Festival, and has been a frequent collaborator with members of the Bach Aria Group. Andrea has also performed with the New York City Opera educational outreach department. Her recordings include Handel’s Messiah with Trinity Choir and Orchestra on Naxos and Elliot Goldenthal's Juan Darien on Sony.
Mariel Cordero is a Singer, songwriter, vocal coach and voice teacher, University of Costa Rica graduate, one of the most prestigious of Costa Rica, in musical education.
First Costa Rican to graduate the voice teacher training from New York Vocal Coaching.
She has participated in very important festivals in Costa Rica and Panama as a lead Singer and back vocalist of very well-known bands in the country. Festivals such as:
Festival Internacional de las Artes (International Festival of the arts) Tribute to the Latin reggae in Casco Viejo, Panama. Festival Nacional de las Artes ( Festival of national arts).
As well as in important theaters such as Melico Salazar with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Costa Rica, as a back vocalist of the band Café Surá.
She has sung with several bands as an opening act for International and Latin American artists such as Cultura Profética, Cafres and Joss Stone.
She has been a voice teacher and vocal coach since 2013 teaching on several academies and on her own studio. Looking for versatility as the main focus of her teaching methods.
She has a solo career as well as a singer/songwriter.
Melissa Treinkman, DMA, is a singer and voice teacher based in Los Angeles. She teaches musical theater voice at the University of Southern California and classical voice at Loyola Marymount University.
Melissa recently sang the role of the Vendor in Carmen and the role of a Noble Page in Tannhäuser, both at LA Opera. She was also a featured singer on the 2017 GRAMMY winning recording of The Ghosts of Versailles. She has sung with opera companies throughout the US, including Sarasota Opera, Utah Opera, Opera North, Chicago Opera Theater, and Cedar Rapids Opera Theater.
Melissa earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. Her work has been published in the Journal of Singing and the Journal of Voice. She was the 2020 recipient of the Voice Foundation's Sataloff Award for Young Investigators and was the first person ever to win the award in the category of vocal pedagogy. www.voicebymelissa.com
Megan is a Philadelphia based musical theater actress and voice teacher. She has a passion for teaching the young voice through adolescence in the healthiest, most enjoyable way possible.
Megan holds her B.A in Musical Theater from Temple University, furthering her education through New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Certification. She has performed in regional theaters throughout the North East, including Media Theater: Elf (Jovie), Newsies (Katherine), Beauty and the Beast and Next to Normal. Ocean City Theater Company: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava).
Megan’s studio strives for a healthy combination of fun and professionalism. Her professional career in Musical Theater is an asset to her students to get an inside peek at a life in the arts, and to have the advantage of the most up-to-date information. She always welcomes new students of any age or stage of singing into her studio!
Kele is a California native and has been teaching music for 41 years. She began her career in a private school and developed their music program for pre-school-8th grade. She directed a number of choirs and musicals and left after 23 years to be home to raise her 4 kids. She found that it was a natural transition to teach voice from her home around her childrens’ schedules and now that they are all gone she has a full time home studio. In addition to teaching voice, Kele also performs in community theater and directs the musicals at the local high school.
Windy is a singer, born in New York and located in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Music has always been a big part of her life; she and her sister, Raini Charuka, who’s also a professional singer, grew up listening to their parents’ music and seeing them perform.
Windy’s father, Rookantha Goonatillake, and her mother, Chandralekha Perera, are highly-influential singers in Sri Lanka.
Windy’s career officially began in 2020, and she continues to make music with her partner, Sanuka Wickramasinghe.
She has taken voice lessons and completed the Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course at NYVC.
Lisa Simpson was born and raised in Utah. She has been singing and performing since she was eight years old. Her favorite plays she has participated in was "The Music Man" and "Rumors." While at Brigham Young University she performed in the Theatre Department's rendition of "Oklahoma!" She also directed "Annie" at the Center For Change Rehabilitation Center as a part of their Recreation Program. Lisa has opened her own vocal studio is so excited to have completed the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Certification Program and share her knowledge with her students.
Viktoria Vera was born and raised in Poland and grew up near Krakow in a city called Tarnow. Sharing the same birthday as one of her greatest inspirations, Whitney Houston, she established a connection to RnB and Soul artists such as Amy Winehouse, Adele, Aretha Franklin, and Jorja Smith from a young age. After years of training at various music academies in Poland, Vera began writing her own songs at age 14 and began teaching vocal students at age 15. At Twenty one years of age now, she has achieved a successful teaching career early on as a Top Professional on the popular site Thumbtack and is the resident Vocal coach for her record label, Lit Honey Production based out of Boston, MA. Vera has released seven studio singles on streaming platforms and has thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify. She is currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts and will be releasing her debut EP in 2022. Viktoria will be completing the New York Vocal Coaching School’s 50 Hour Training. This training has helped Vera grow as a teacher and singer to recognize student challenges in the teaching field and has cultivated enhancements in her abilities to resolve student issues in a informed manner. New York Vocal Coaching School has also developed Vera’s skills to realize an evolved version of herself as a singer and teacher. As of late she has become increasingly interested in modern Rnb, motivated by the careers of Snoh Aalegra, Sinead Harnett, and Alina Baraz as well as electronic infusions of various modern styles such as EDM and Vapor Soul to name a few.
Mildred Chalmers has been singing since childhood although her interests were elsewhere in science and entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, she became known for her passionate performances, astonishing vocal range, and ability to let the message of a song be heard and felt. Whether grounded in a deep, soul-shaking spiritual or soaring high through a classical rendition, her one goal is to connect the audience with the message of the song. She has been told she sings with ease and the stage is her element, but to her, the stage remains a battleground where talent and the desire to give the lyrics life, tend to win over her extremely reserved nature.
That almost came to an end when singing became challenging due to a physical constraint. She was quite content with the thought of not stepping on stage anymore, until she was handed a new song whose lyrics were so compelling that she invested in voice training to ensure it was given a fair hearing. The training not only resolved the vocal issue she was having, but also leveled up her voice and performance. Her intuition about the song having an assigned purpose proved true when it was chosen as the official Territorial Song of Montserrat.
She considered becoming a voice teacher and sharing what she had learned with other singers, but that remained a dormant thought until she found herself helping a young lady prepare for entrance into a school for performing arts. That’s when she realized how much she loved teaching voice and it was time to expand her education to become a competent voice teacher. She completed a Foundation Certificate in Teaching Contemporary Singing (Distinction) from The Voice College, and also became a certified Vocal Health First Aider, as a testament to her belief that safe vocal practice is one of the keys to longevity of a singer's voice and career. This was later followed by the BAST Singing Teacher Training Course certificate. Then she completed the prestigious NYVC Teacher Training Certificate Course which was certainly top level and gave her the confidence to continue setting up her voice studio, Voice Set Free LLC.
Lisa Kelly Ferlita has as been performing since the age of three. She grew up in Middletown, New Jersey studying dancing, singing and acting. She went on to pursue her love for the arts and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Drama from Hofstra University in New York. She auditioned in Manhattan and landed herself her first professional musical theater gig at the age of 19. She went on to audition regularly in New York and toured nationally and internationally dancing, singing and acting. She earned her Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) union card through TheaterWorks USA.
After 10 years of performing professionally, she was asked to direct a dance program for a brand new Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. She built a very successful dance program from the ground up and assisted with the drama and musical theater departments. This is where she learned about her passion for teaching the performing arts!
Since then, Kelly-Ferlita married and moved to Tampa, Florida and founded a dance program at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. There she created a dance curriculum for grades Pre-k through 5th Grade. She also started her own after school dance program for ages 3 through Adults. Both programs have grown by leaps and bounds.
At Corbett Prep, Kelly-Ferlita was a co-teacher in the Drama Department. Now, Lisa has founded Stagelights Performing Arts Center where she is currently sharing her passion and love for the performing arts with her beloved students.
Lisa studied dance with world renowned dance artists such as: Robin Becker, Lance Westergard, Finus Jhung, Andy Blankenbuehler, Mia Michaels, David Marquez, Frank Hatchett, Charles Kelly, Sheila Barker, Luigi, Charles Goddard, Germaine Salsberg and many more. Lisa studied private voice under the direction of Steven Lutvak, Brad Ross, Thomas Parisi, Thomas Shephard, and Lynn Singer. Lisa studied and performed at T. Schreiber Actors Studio in NYC.
Felipe is a Singer, Music Producer and Voice Teacher based in Argentina. He studied singing technique for 10 years and he’s been producing other artists besides his own material.
He started studying music at the age of 7 at the Collegium Musicum in Buenos Aires. Then, after years of not playing any instruments, he started taking electric guitar lessons. After High School, he studied Professional Musician major in CAMESA and Music Production in EMBA, both institutes in Buenos Aires.
Also, Felipe went to Berklee for a whole summer course, based in Performance. Nowadays, he plays piano and guitar as well, as secondary instruments. He believes in the development of the vocal instrument as a result of combining good technique + boldness, crucial aspects to sing joyfully. Now, as a very loud graduate of the Voice Teacher Training Program he is giving Voice Lessons, specialized in Pop, Rock, Soul and R&B.
James Rushin has been musician, improviser, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, coach, gamer, actor, writer, journalist, poet, librettist, professor. He brings with him a wealth of experience across all facets of the industry gained on multiple continents from Second City Chicago to the Booth Theater on Broadway to The Royal Swedish Opera Hall. Throughout his career, teaching has been a constant, starting with teaching musicianship and piano classes when he was 14, to becoming a Teaching Assistant to the Theater Department at his alma mater of West Virginia University as an undergraduate Junior, on through Point Park, Carnegie Mellon, and New York University’s Tisch and Steinhardt schools. As a teacher he focuses on pushing the students’ instincts forward toward learning experiences while offering a sturdy backbone in technique, theory, and what he likes to call “Rules You’ll Eventually Break.”
Along with his theater work, James has a long background in live music, sharing the stage with the likes of Victor Wooten, The Deftones, and Nicki Minaj. He’s performed with some of Broadway’s greatest, most recently playing keyboards for the Broadway run and National Tour of Freestyle Love Supreme, with regular guests like Wayne Brady, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Jackson, Amber Ruffin, Tina Fey, and Daveed Diggs. His improv career has taken him through national and international tours with Lisa Flanagan’s one-woman improvised opera La Donna Improvissata, T.J. Mannix’s one-man improvised morality tale Limboland, Northcoast’s improvised historical hip-hoppera Anybody, and musical monsters Baby Wants Candy.
James is also working with playwright Amy Claussen on the access rich branching narrative play Little Blue, orchestrating and playing all instruments for the concept album of the heavy metal musical Rathskellar, and working as Resident Teaching Artist of the EnsignDarling Vocal Fellowship for New Voices with Director Ariana Valdes,where underserved students are able to receive fully paid for acting, singing, and dancing training, along with regular masterclasses with some of the greatest teachers in the entertainment industry.
James’ home coaching and production studio lies in Long Island City, where he has been learning from 3x Grammy winning engineer Denise Barbarita and producing tracks that have been heard across Tik-Tok and the world.
Originally from Cleveland, OH, Dan Hoy is a professional singer, actor, and teacher in New York City. After graduating from Baldwin Wallace University in 2018, Dan appeared on the 1st National Broadway tour of the CATS revival as Munkustrap. He has performed in regional houses across the country, including Great Lakes Theater Festival and Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and has sung his way across the US, from Los Angeles to Chicago to Washington D.C. In addition to performing, Dan runs his own private studio and is currently working on the development of his next teaching venture: The Building Blocks Studio.
Dominic was born in London to a German mother and a Burmese father and taught by his step-dad to play guitar and sing from the age of seven. Since then he has moved geographically, to Hong Kong for twelve years, then South Africa for 18 years and Cyprus since 2013 and now planning a move back to the UK, north Wales, towards the end of 2021. And musically to bass guitar and finally electric guitar and is also starting to learn piano. Singing, however has always been his primary passion and the thing that brings him the most pleasure.
Now in his fifties and living with his wife Jan, Dominic moves between the UK and Cyprus performing in front of large and small audiences, singing and playing guitar. Apart from his wife's three grown up children, Dominic has two grown up boys of his own.
From singing to 2500 people in an outdoor amphitheatre to entertaining 20 diners in a romantic restaurant, the enjoyment and dedication is the same. Recently Dominic decided to start teaching, which led to enrolling in the teacher training course at NYVA, brilliantly instructed by the amazing Mr. Justin Stoney. Dominic believes that everyone can learn to sing, even if it's only at home to your pets! In the short time he has been teaching, Dominic has witnessed amazing changes in his students' mood and outlook on life.
Dominic loves to perform, whether it be an emotional ballad or a dance tune to get his audience out of their chair and onto their feet. And now he wants to help others discover their voice and hopefully even help more experienced singers improve on what they already know and take their singing to greater heights.
Some things may not be available to everyone. We all come from different backgrounds, we are all in different financial situations. Sometimes our beliefs, our language and sadly even the colour of our skin as well as many other factors can inhibit or even prevent us from pursuing certain dreams, but regardless of these factors, we were all born with a voice and, if it functions normally, we can all use it create sounds that others may want to listen to, even beyond our furry friends curled up on the sofa!
She began her music studies at the age of 7 and singing studies at the age of 14. At the age of 18 enter the singing career at the Escuela Superior de Música. She majored in Performance Psychology with Noa Kageyama at The Juilliard School and his studio Bulletproof Musician. In 2016 and 2020 she makes two specializations in Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Vocal Pathologies in Voice Master at Hospital Español and with the SLP Carlos Manzano (Clínica de la Voz and The Voice Foundation Chapter México). She studied with Dr. Kari Ragan in her Voice Teacher Practicum, Resonant Voice Therapy with CCC-SLP Katherine Verdolini Abbott and she has 2 certifications in Voice Pedagogy and Functional Habilitation for Singing Voice in CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute from Shenandoah University.
She has been dedicated to teaching singing since 2005 and to the Habilitation of Singing Voice since 2015. In the same year, she founded her studio Voice Training Center where she teaches Vocal Technique, Singing Voice Habilitation, Vocal Pedagogy, Stage Management and Performance Psychology. Most of her students have received national and international awards; participated in competitions such as The Voice, Mexico; leading roles in Musical Theater; record productions and national and international tours. She has been published in voice journals such as PAVA’s InFormant and Spanish music newsletter Classic Auditorium.
As a singer, in 2019 made her first record release Libertad with the Grammy nominee Vladimir Suárez.
In the scenic field, as Vocal Director has participated in several productions, such as: Alicia in Wonderland, Hairspray, A chorus line, Bye bye birdie, Formas de amor, Juegos de amor, and Mamma Mía.
She is currently a Voting Member and chair of Spanish translations in PAVA, and member of The Voice Foundation and NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
Mikayla Feldman is a singer, choir director, and teacher from Southern California, currently serving as the Treble Choir Director at Chapman University and the Assistant Choir Director at Tesoro High School. She earned her BM in Vocal Performance and BS in Business Management from Chapman University before later earning her credential in music and Master of Arts in Education and Teaching.
Early on in her classical voice education, Mikayla became fascinated by vocal pedagogy, and started a passion project to learn the mechanics of the voice in as many styles as possible. Driven by a desire to equip young singers with practical tools across all styles of singing, she has worked to translate the principles of pedagogy and performance into an educational format that they can understand. In 2020, she developed a YouTube series to equip high school students with virtual lessons about singing, vocal health, music theory, and performance anxiety. Her channel is featured by the American Choral Director's Association as an official resource for K-12 choral educators, and her writing is published in ChorTeach – ACDA’s K-12 education journal.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Mikayla maintains a small private voice studio, and enjoys helping students find that moment when singing just feels amazing. Outside of teaching, she has served for over 12 years as a worship leader, music director, vocal director, and instrumentalist, as well as prepared choirs and vocal arrangements for events and outreaches across Southern California.
Mikayla completed New York Vocal Coaching's 50-hour voice teacher training course in 2021, and has thoroughly enjoyed implementing Justin’s tried-and-true strategies in both the choral classroom and private instruction environment.
My name is Devena and I am a Certified Voice Teacher and Technician with a genuine love for singing and performing.
You may be wondering what is a Voice Teacher and Technician?
A Voice Teacher and Technician is someone that has trained and been certified specifically to teach the "how of singing". They have studied the science, vocal pedagogy and anatomy. They know how to find practical solutions to help singers improve their voice and to sing with ease, in a healthy way and to how to have better resonance. Basically they are "Voice Builders."
By training under the tutelage of Justin Stoney (widely considered one of the worlds top voice teachers and trainers) founder of New York Vocal Coaching and special education from Airbender Robinson (11 times broadway actor) and renowned ENT Dr Michael Pitman, I have the knowledge to assist you in reaching your goals. For example you may want to learn how to overcome performance anxiety, belt safely, how to get a 50/50 mix or even what is belting and a 50/50 mix? I love working with brand new singers and hobby singers because I truly believe everyone should sing but I do also believe they need to learn to sing safely with the proper foundations.
A bit about me personally;
I have always loved singing however I haven’t always loved performing. When I was 8 years old, I did an impromptu (albeit forced) stage performance at a large Country Music event and for me it was a disaster – put simply, I wasn’t ready! I had no preparation, no practice, no forewarning, no experience working with a live band and no confidence. This experience had a profound affect on me for many years.
My short time on stage taught me firsthand why preparation and repetition are paramount for a successful performance. This experience lead me down the pathway of years of vocal study and personal growth and is one of the reasons that my special area of interest is managing stage fright and performance anxiety.
One of my favourite sayings is “knowledge is power,” and with the voice this couldn’t be more accurate. I believe that everyone can sing and in fact should sing! By using the latest science backed techniques, I help my students gain the necessary skills to work towards vocal mastery.
Furthermore, I have found that music and singing can have significant benefits for mental health and wellness and as such I focus on these areas within my singing school. I have seen many people have profound benefits by including music in their lives.
I am a regular performer throughout Brisbane, working with many talented musicians allowing me to foster wonderful relationships and to build a strong and supportive music community. I have an immense love for Blues and Soul music; I enjoy singing covers and writing and performing my own original material.
My school is focused on Contemporary Music (Pop, Rock, Soul, Blues & R&B etc) and provides a non-judgmental, safe and relaxed environment for my students to explore their voice and to take risks with making new and wonderful sounds.
My Special Areas of Interest
Stagecraft Working with other musicians within a band setting Performance Anxiety Mental Health/Wellness Mindfulness Goal setting with Positive Outcomes Voice Health and Education
I was born in 1981 in Havana, Cuba.I growed up learning from my mom (who is a singer) each song and choreography that she practiced.
When I was 18, I was hired along with a quartet of musicians to the United Arab Emirates, where we played cuban music, and I was the singer and bongo player at the same time. Our contract was for 11 months in Abu Dhabi.
After that wonderful experience, I came to live to Spain where I founded my own band, and we had our own big mobile stage with which we toured all over the North of Spain. We also appeared on some local television. I was gaining more and more stage confidence, singing and dancing latin, pop, rock, and folklore spanish music .
I took voice lessons with a famous voice teacher in Nashville and from that moment i started to learn more and more about voice technique. I was so fascinated that I started to give my singing colleagues some advice and exercises to sing better.
I realized that I not only liked to sing but to teach the same things that I learned. That is why I decided to certificate myself with Justin in the New York Voice Teaching Training, because I discovered this beautiful calling.
I hope I can help and teach as many students as I can from now on. Thank you Justin! :)
Meg van Wyk (she/they) is a professional singer and vocal coach with over 10 years experience in both teaching and performing. Meg trained in Musical Theatre at Stageworld Theatre School (2012) in Gqeberha and holds their ATCL in both Musical Theatre and Speech & Drama Performance. Meg studied with New York Vocal Coaching in 2021 to broaden their knowledge of teaching Contemporary Commercial Music style singing methods. After working in the performance industry in South Africa for 6 years, Meg relocated to Hong Kong to teach Musical Theatre as well as writing and directing productions featuring young performers. As a vocal coach, Meg is trauma-informed and neurodivergent friendly, and is passionate about helping each student unlock their own unique sound and achieve authentic self-expression through using the full voice. Meg teaches both online and in-person in Cape Town and surrounds in their home country of South Africa.
Christina Luz Tulier is a singer, worship leader in the band Collide at TORCC NYC, and an independent teacher whose work consists of teaching voice, early childhood development, and assisting in homeschooling education. She was classically trained for 7 years, including her time at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School where she graduated as a vocal major. She debuted as both Camila Rosario and Abuela Claudia (as the understudy on opening night!) during the school’s annual musical of In the Heights back in 2015. She then continued her musical endeavors by exploring the world of vocal jazz through the New York Jazz Academy and sequentially joining the Young New Yorkers Chorus for a year. Music and performance was always a part of Christina’s life while growing up, but it wasn’t until her early adulthood life that her passion to work with young children in various settings and capacities was met with her gift in music. She has her hands in several creative projects for both business and pleasure, but her heart’s desire is to inspire, train and teach the youth and help them to able to fully express themselves in personal, creative and artistic ways.
A fanatic for human voice. Despite learning vocal for over 10 years, June keeps his inquiring mind to dig deep in music. As rapid as the world has changed, as rich as his hungry heart has grown.
June has been studying vocal from various sects, from their beliefs to science of thought. From Bel canto to modern vocal music, each has its own merits. Thus, June customises lessons that suits different individuals with comprehensive knowledge and practice.
With experienced stage performances in band, June are capable in playing a variety of instruments. June is a sound engineer and also an independent vocalist who has been rewarded in several singing contests. He now sings in an acappella group as a Baritone.
Playing diverse roles, June sees vocal in different perspectives which make him a professional musician.
Mary Connally grew up enjoying and studying music. She has formal piano and voice training and has been playing and performing in choirs and bands since she was a teenager. Her recent experience has been in serving as a worship leader. She is passionate about developing a love for music in children and adults alike.
Maya is a singer, worship leader and vocal teacher, currently based in Milan, Italy. She was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. During her childhood she always showed her love for music, even though she didn’t grow up in a musical family, she used to learn almost every jingle she heard on tv and all rhymes she could ever possibly learn.
At 6 years old, when her grandma and auntie brought her to a church for the first time, she fell in love with the contemporary Christian music she heard in there. However, she never had the chance to study music in her country, but despite the musical education she didn’t receive during her young age, she was fourteen when she joined the worship music team at a local church, and one year after, she moved to Italy.
Since then, she continued to sing in different music events at different churches, as soloist and backing vocalist, she started as a self-taught singer, and over that time she gained experience about how things work behind the scenes in live performances and learned to make music with people from different backgrounds and ages.
After years of doing different kinds of jobs completely unrelated with music, she sang every-time she could, and she realized that she needed to follow her dream, so on 2017 she began to study contemporary singing in a private music school of Milan, and for more than five years, along with vocal technique, she studied music industry & marketing, music history, music theory and she obtained a grade 5 certificate in Popular Music Vocals from the London College of Music. She taught herself to play guitar and on 2017 she had her first solo concert. Her thirst for knowledge, led her to take private lessons on vocal pedagogy and after reading different books, and figuring out about different methods, she found Justin Stoney's video series and hoped for one day to enroll in the teacher training program.
Overtime she had different experiences as a voice teacher, that’s how she discovered that she had a calling to help other singers, one of her favorite Bible quotes is “It is more blessed to give than to receive” and that’s the goal behind her dream, help those who never got the chance to learn and encourage people around her to nurture their musical skills.
Maya continues her personal studies and research regarding voice and pedagogy. She currently teaches singing from her home and she also gives online lessons.
Dr. Patrice Jégou-Oyelese is a Boston-based Canadian ex-professional figure skater who took up singing at the suggestion of a cast-mate while she was skating in an ice show on tour in Mexico. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical vocal performance from Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts (New Jersey); a Master of Music degree from Belmont University (Nashville); and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary (Canada). Dr. Jégou-Oyelese also completed the Programme D’Apprentissage de Français Langue Seconde at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, École de langue française et de culture Québécoise (Canada). Although Dr. Jégou-Oyelese’s degrees are in classical vocal performance, she has been studying contemporary commercial vocal technique and styles in private lessons with acclaimed vocal coach Mr. Justin Stoney since 2015.
After completing her doctoral studies in 2012, Dr. Jégou-Oyelese embarked on a career in popular music and has recorded and released three albums on her record label Prairie Star Records LLC. On these projects she collaborated with some of the leading pop, jazz, big band, and gospel musicians, arrangers, producers, and engineers. These include nine-time Grammy® Award winning vocal jazz group TAKE 6, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Andraé Crouch Singers, Táta Vega, Jorge Calandrelli, David Paich from Toto, Don Murray, and Al Schmitt. On her own imprint she released her debut album SPEAK LOW (2014), IF IT AIN'T LOVE (2019), followed by THERE'S A LIGHT which was released on August 20, 2021. In 2019 and 2020 she and her collaborators won the INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for “Best A Cappella Song” for the tracks “Lover Come Back to Me” featuring Mark Kibble and Alvin Chea of TAKE 6 and “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams” featuring TAKE 6.
Patrice’s classical recording experience includes an album of art songs with famed Galician bagpipe player and pianist Cristina Pato of The Silk Road Ensemble. Recorded in 2006 in Ourense, Spain, the duo’s album entitled “From Russia to Brazil: Spanish and Latin American Songs for Voice and Piano” features song cycles by Shostakovich, Braga, Ginastera, and Montsalvatge.
Over the years Patrice has taught at the university level and privately, and her career includes international experience as an adjudicator, master class clinician, and performer. While teaching at the University of Lethbridge (Canada), Dr. Jégou-Oyelese’s duties included private voice instruction, the presentation of departmental master classes, adjudication of junior and senior recitals and end of semester voice juries, and the presentation of studio recitals. She also taught three academic courses: Introduction to Music (Music 1000), Music in Recital (Music 3261), and Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy (Music 3850). Further, she was Director of the 2003 and 2004 Richard Miller Vocal Performance and Pedagogy Institutes. Former students of hers have gone on to graduate programs studying voice/opera at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, The University of Western Ontario, The Vancouver Academy of Music, and musical theatre study at Theatre in the Round in New York City. Some have gone on to sing professionally in German opera houses and beyond. As a voice teacher in Nashville at The Music School on Music Row and Belmont Academy, Patrice taught students interested in establishing a solid vocal technique who
performed in the genres of gospel, country, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, musical theatre, singer-songwriter, rock, and classical.
Dr. Jégou-Oyelese has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) since 2001. In 2003 she was selected as a recipient of the prestigious NATS Summer Intern Teaching Scholarship and interned with Master Teacher Judith Nicosia. Patrice has been a voting member of The Recording Academy (GRAMMY® Awards) since 2014 and was a juror in the Classical Album of the Year (solo artist) category for the 2022 JUNO Awards through CARAS (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) which she has been a member of since 2014. She is a Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 GRAMMY® U Mentor. GRAMMY® U is a program that connects "college students with the industry's brightest and most talented minds, [and] provides aspiring professionals with the tools and opportunities necessary to start a career in music." In April and May of 2022, Patrice served as an adjudicator for the Maine Classical NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) online festival. In March of 2022 she was a symposium presenter and panelist at Simposio Internacional de Universitarias at Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico. At the symposium she discussed her experience as a woman in academia and in the music industry, and the importance of mentorship and allies. Dr. Jégou- Oyelese’s international experience as an adjudicator and master class clinician includes serving as a judge for the XII Concurso y Festival Internacional de Canto Lírico in Trujillo, Perú, and presenting master classes in Lima and Trujillo, Perú; Cordóba, Argentina; and Xalapa and Tampico, Mexico. As an artist she has performed in London, UK; Lima and Trujillo, Perú; Celanova, Spain; Orvieto, Italy, and in Canada and the U.S.
Patrice is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including a Calgary Opera Scholarship (Canada), and a PEO Scholars Award. She has done two residencies at the Banff Center for the Performing Arts and has entered and won international singing competitions in Italy and Perú. She is a Laureate of the XIII Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, [Théâtre Lyrichoregra, Montréal] and was chosen through audition to represent Canada in Orvieto, Italy in the XII Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici Spazio Musica. Patrice was the First Place Winner of the IX Concurso y Festival Internacional de Canto Lírico in Trujillo, Perú. Some of her other career highlights include guest performances with KIRK WHALUM at the Berks Jazz Festival and TAKE 6 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.
Patrice is a retired professional figure skater, having coached in New Zealand, the US, and Canada, and having skated in an ice show on tour in Mexico for Richard Porter Productions, Las Vegas and Hermanos Fuentes-Gasca, Mexico City. She currently skates for fun and is a member of The Skating Club of Boston. Patrice is a dual citizen of Canada and The United States, and lives in the Boston area with her husband Yinka and their two rescue cats.
Please visit https://linktr.ee/patricejegou for links to all of Patrice’s social media platforms, her artist and record label websites, and streaming links and CD Liner notes to all of her recording projects.
Polyxeni Karakoglou is a Greek singer-songwritter and voice teacher based in Athens. She has two albums, many singles, and she has shared the stage with well known artists such as Thanos Mikroutsikos, Pantelis Thalassinos, Giannis Kotsiras, Kostas Makedonas, Rita Antonopoulou etc . After gaining her diplomas in contemporary and classical singing, she studied vocal pedagogy and recovery from vocal surgery with doctors and phonotherapists.She completed the 50 hours Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course with New York Vocal Coaching in order to gain more singing-related knowledge. Her Voice Studio is based in central Athens.
Mrs. Odelia Stephanie Harris is a singer, songwriter, teacher, vocal coach and holistic therapist through the human voice. She has been teaching voice development in Israel for over twenty years. Odelia also delivers classes over Zoom with students from all over the world.
Mrs. Harris is a graduate cum laude of the "Rimon" School, one of the leading schools in Israel for jazz and contemporary music. She studied with the best teachers in Israel. And is currently Justin Stoney's private student.
Mrs. Harris prepares singers for recitals, auditions and performances. She works on jazz, rock, pop, R&B and soul and musicals. Many of her students are successful in Israel and abroad, both as singers and actors.
One of her students successfully participated in "American Idol," and in Israel her students also participated in The X Factor and in other programs and shows.
As a Voice Teacher, Mrs.Harris studied vocal pedagogy with some of the leading vocal pedagogues in Israel. Harris also studied under Justin Stoney and completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification program.
Thanh was born in NhaTrang - a coastal city in the middle of Vietnam. She is a freelance singer in many venues in Saigon: performing French songs, some swing jazz and smooths, oldies, and pop ballads. Besides this, she is a voice teacher at Adammuzic - the first school in Vietnam to apply online vocal teaching with hightech support (particularly for the vietnamese community overseas, mostly in the US). She is also a songwriter, (with two singles), has appeared in Vietnamese short celluloid movies, and in both February 2019 and May 2020, Thanh's singles got in the top 20 songs chart classified by NTC corporation (a well-known online music platform and app in Vietnam). She is on the way to release an album of 5 new songs this 2020 summer.
With a great passion in music and teaching vocalis, she keeps on learning singing and performing techniques. The Voice teacher training course of New York Vocal Coaching is so meaningful to her, that is a change and remarkable note to her portfolio in teaching. Her biggest wish is to help people to discover and improve their voice, because every voice in the world has its own timber, uniqueness and beauty to listen to and feel.
Jazmin Crumley is a professional vocal coach, vocalist and mentor whose roots are held in the city of Ellenwood, GA. She began singing in church at the age of 2 and since then, her relationships with God and music have become a major part of her life. Even as a child she had a powerhouse sound that grasped the undivided attention of everyone who heard her voice. At age 15, Jazmin began classical voice training and was accepted into DeKalb School of the Arts where she continued her training, majoring in Vocal Performance and minoring in Visual Art. While attending this prestigious school she also began developing her performance skills in multiple musical genres including Gospel, R&B/Soul, Broadway show-tunes and Opera. Further, she made her acting debut as a lead in musical productions such as Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, and Abbott and Bissell’s The Pajama Game.
In 2012, Jazmin completed her undergraduate studies at Georgia State University’s School of Music, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Management with a focus in Vocal Performance. Simultaneously, while in her sophomore year of collegiate studies, her career as a professional background vocalist began. Since that time, Jazmin has traveled the world and has shared both the stage and studio with some of the music industry’s top artists including, Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Musiq Soulchild, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Erica Campbell, Avery Sunshine and many more. She worked on both the NAACP Image Award winning soundtrack and on the television set of Oprah & OWN Network's hit tv drama, "Greenleaf" for multiple seasons, BET Network's drama series, "Boomerang", MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents Wild'N Out" and worked as a member of the house band for the 34th Annual Gospel Stellar Awards, 20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, both The 2018 and 2019 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards honoring Janet Jackson and Brandy. Jazmin now serves as the Vocal Director and Contractor The Stellar (Gospel Music) Awards and Black Music Honors. She has had vocal arrangements featured on Lifetime's EMMY nominated "Robin Roberts Presents: MAHALIA", The EPIX Docu-series "By Whatever Means Necessary" and has been a featured vocalist for those projects as well as on networks such as STARZ, PBS, television commercials and more!
Upon obtaining her degree, Jazmin founded The Outlet for Vocal Expression, LLC, where she currently works as a professional vocal coach, arranger & vocal producer in Ellenwood, GA with vocalists, artists and background vocalists all over the world. She is a Vocal Health Instructor certified by The Music And Arts Healing Institute, Voice Teacher Certified by New York Vocal Coaching and has had much success in her years of instructing. “The Outlet” provides a comfortable, uplifting environment for singers, from beginner to industry level, to receive quality vocal training. Her expertise continues to open many doors, allowing her to do what she loves and help others to grow and do the same. Her ultimate goal is to share the love and message of Christ through music and mentorship. She hopes to inspire everyone she comes in contact with to be who God created them to be and pursue every dream He has placed in their hearts.
Sachiko Tatsuishi is a jazz vocalist and voice teacher. Sachiko’s performing career started in the famous jazz town of Roppongi (Tokyo suburb). She performed there and also at other clubs and restaurants in the Tokyo metropolitan area. As she continued performing, she refined herself further by taking classes at the Breath Voice Training Laboratory. To expand her knowledge of jazz she began playing African Drums with B. B. Mo-Franc and sang in a gospel choir at the Tokyo U. S. Air Force. During this time, she developed an expressive and deep style that is very recognizable today. Sachiko moved to New York in 1999. Since then, she has studied vocal with jazz vocalist and educator, Amy London, and piano with Danny Mixon. She also studied vocal and music theory with Barry Harris, an internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer and teacher. Sachiko recorded her first mini album, “Teach Me Tonight” with legendary musicians Danny Mixon, Lisle Atkinson, and Al Harewood. Soon after she made her New York City debut as a jazz vocalist at historic Lenox Lounge in Harlem Manhattan. Since then, Sachiko has performed at restaurants and clubs in Manhattan and the Tri-State area. She is a member of the wonderful Barry Harris Jazz Ensemble.
After the completion of her Voice Teacher Training and Certification from New York Vocal Coaching, she moved back to Japan. She is excited to share the knowledge and joy of singing with her students.
Blake has spent most of his life on stage, in the studio, or behind the scenes assisting singers to experience performing. He got his start as a stage actor and then worked his way to Music Theater and performing in original bands. At 17 years old, Blake found his first singing teacher and began his training in Art Songs, Arias, and Classical Music Theater. His fascination for singing in different languages led him to the North and South of Germany where he worked in Cabaret Theaters performing, Singspiel, and Operetta. In between performances, Blake started an original Country Western band in Seattle, Washington. In Brazil, he appeared regularly with the Symphonic Orchestra of Belo Horizonte and the Orchestra of UFMG in Ouro Preto as a soloist in Operas, Symphony’s, and recordings of Sacred Music. It was in Brazil where Blake first started teaching contemporary singing at the suggestion of a close friend and colleague. Blake has been in San Francisco, California since 2008 where he has been active as a vocal coach, hobbyist songwriter, student, and singer. He has coached many singers in the styles of Rock, Pop, Southern Soul, Country Music, and Musical Theater. It is Blake’s passion to assist singers in learning the art of songwriting and gaining their full expression through their own music. Blake is a trained Actor and Classically trained Singer. He studied Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has studied singing privately since 1991.
Faith Morales is a voice teacher, worship leader & singer/songwriter based in Santa Barbara, California.
Music has always been a pervasive presence in her life. At the age of 16, Faith was a part of an acapella trio with her two sisters, competing in singing competitions on a local and national level, and winning several awards. By the age of 19, she decided to branch out and pursue music, specifically in the area of worship on her own.
Faith obtained her Bachelors in Worship & Technical Arts from Christ For The Nations Institute. She went on to work and perform on stage for the same school where she had the opportunity to lead thousands through conferences and worship services throughout the country. In 2012 she helped lead and co-write songs for an album produced by Grammy award-winning producer Raymond A. Boyd under CFN Music.
Faith has a passion for developing young singers and has been affiliated with many houses of worship, inspiring the love and skill of singing to countless people. In addition, she’s led multiple music bands, helping train, develop and launch teams.
Faith’s vocal teaching begins with a solid foundation of personalized vocal technique with an emphasis on authenticity, finding your true voice, and connecting with the music. She loves working with young and old alike to establish great foundations for their vocal journey, as well as a positive and courageous mindset in their approach to singing.
Jessica Low (she/her) is a Seattle, WA based director, actor, teaching artist, voice teacher and award-winning choreographer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from The University of Washington with an emphasis in acting and directing. She has worked with various regional theatres in the Pacific Northwest and beyond including The 5th Avenue, Village Theatre, ACT, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Showtunes, Harlequin Productions, ArtsWest, Sound Theatre Company, Seattle Musical Theatre, Coeur d‘Alene Summer Theatre, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. She was the Gregory Award recipient for Outstanding Choreography for The Wild Party produced by Sound Theatre Company in 2014.
Jessica is also a licensed Zumba and Barre instructor and was adjunct faculty at Bellevue College from 2015-2022 in their physical education department. She also used to practice massage therapy. As a teaching artist and voice teacher Jessica has worked with many youth theatre organizations such as Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Youth Theatre Northwest, Studio East, Stage Struck and Big Star Studios, where she also works as a coach for their musical theatre competition teams. Jessica enjoys incorporating aspects of her background in theatre, dance, fitness, and wellness into her work as a voice teacher and teaching artist.
Jessica began singing as a teenager, where she got her start singing country music. From there she went on to study pop and then eventually found her way to musical theatre. She has studied with many voice teachers over the years as she went on a journey to find her authentic voice. She loves being a voice teacher and helping others develop their unique voices.
Natalia V. Garmashova is the founder and the owner of the •Voce Risoluto• vocal training studio. Natalia is a singer, born in USSR, raised in Russia, first-generation USA citizen, currently residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Natalia has over 16 years of continuous training in classical technique under private voice teachers and coaches. She performs in recitals, at private events, beneficial concerts, and local community concerts.
Natalia’s current country of residence inspired her to dive into the world of traditional oriental repertoire from Arabic-speaking countries, infused with soulful melismas and mesmerizing quarter-tones.
Regardless of your preferred style of singing, Natalia’s goal is to help her audience and her students to decode vocal repertoire into an accessible performance, filled with emotional and meaningful context.
Delivering Music From The Heart @voce.risoluto on Instagram
Bella is a singer-songwriter, performer, and singing teacher located in Sydney, Australia. She gained her Bachelor of Music with a specialisation in Songwriting in November 2021 and her Voice Teacher Training Certification with Justin Stoney 6 months later in May 2022. Bella’s love of music began at the age of 5 when she discovered the power of voice and drama. In her teaching practices, Bella focuses a lot of emphasis on emotion and the connection between the physical body and the voice, as influenced by her background in musical theatre. Bella strives to make her lessons collaborative, fun, and engaging while providing her students with the skills and confidence to get up on the stage. Due to her education and skills as a songwriter she also loves to work on students original music with them.
Mary Margaret is a Voice Teacher and Mentor to Young Artists in Dallas, TX. In 2015, she graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City where she studied Musical Theatre. Mary Margaret has been training as a performer and performing in various musicals in the U.S. for the past 15 years. Mary Margaret is also a certified life coach and loves combining her knowledge of vocal training and her background in coaching to help her students reach their goals. Mary Margaret helps young singers and performers hone their skills while celebrating themselves and building their confidence along the journey! Mary Margaret truly believes that the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification course has skyrocketed her ability as a vocal technician, teacher, singer, and performer. You are welcome to contact her at email@example.com.
Knowledge, Experience and Passion.
As a native Ukrainian, I emigrated to Germany in 2005. I finished my music studies here and have been working as a freelance singer, voice teacher, choir director, composer, piano teacher and arranger since 2012.
At the age of five I received my first piano lessons from Professor Viktor Makarov at the High Music School in Kharkiv (Ukraine). This was followed by many years of lessons with professors Sergei Polusmiak, Nina Rudenko and Rimma Popkova, whose musical sensitivity and ability to simply explain music and technique have had a strong influence on my further musical life.
In 2002 I began my studies at the University of Arts in Kharkiv. I gave piano lessons myself for the first time as a student. Even then I discovered that I really enjoy teaching and that I have a gift for conveying the fun of making music to every student in a special way.
In 2005 I continued my studies at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Professors Bernd Goetzke, Elena Margolina-Hait and Roland Krüger. Through their lessons, I learned how easy it was to conjure up the most varied timbres from an instrument, and thus to showcase the music of the great composers in a special way. During my studies, I also felt the desire to think outside the box of classical music. I learned improvisation and dealt intensively with singing, choir direction, composition and arrangement in the direction of jazz/rock/pop and gospel. Singing in an acapella jazz/rock/pop student choir “Vivid Voices” (conductor: Anne Kohler, later Claudia Burghard) became my great passion.
In 2009, I was delighted to accept a position at the music school in Hemmingen (near Hanover) as a piano teacher and choir director of a jazz/rock/pop choir "blue'n'groovy". I was proud of the position until I moved to Stuttgart in 2013.
In 2011, after graduating as a piano and voice teacher, I wanted to gain more musical experience. I succeed in doing this through numerous master classes, internships and workshops with Alfred Brendel, Bernd Goetzke, Gerrit Zitterbart, Christopher Oakden, Vladimir Klainev, Christa Benz, Martin Carbow, Oliver Gies, Felix Powroslo and others.
In 2013 I founded my private piano and singing school. Many years of experience didn't seem to be enough for me. That's why I expanded my knowledge at the NYVC. I am very grateful to Justin Stoney and his team. The 50-hour New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Program helped me understanding much more than I’ve ever learned about singing. I became a much better singer and a voice teacher as well and I am very happy to pass this knowledge on to my students.
I teach voice lessons in German, in English and in Russian
Irina is a singer and a voice teacher based in Lynnwood, Washington. She was born in Estonia and emigrated to the United States in 1997. She comes from many generations of talented singers and musicians in her family. Ever since she was a child, she has been involved in musical ministry at her local churches singing in choirs and worship groups. Music and singing holds a special place in her heart and she shares that passion by teaching people of all ages to sing beautifully, freely, and efficiently. As a graduate of The Voice Teacher Training and Certification Course with NYVC, she has expanded her overall knowledge and proper singing technique. She strives to empower her students to find the confidence they are looking for to express themselves using their vocal instrument. Her goal is not only to teach her students to become great singers but also to show them that music is art, music is joy, music is life.
I am a singer, performer and currently a voice teacher/founder of Sarah Crider's Vocal Studio. I am dedicated to teaching both Classical, Pop, R&B, Gospel and Traditional/Contemporary Musical Theatre to students of any age level. I had taught for four years in the Philippines where I'm
originally from and where I took my Bachelors degree in Music as well.
In 2013, I came to America and pursued my Masters in Vocal Performance at Lee University and graduated in 2014. My goal is to teach my students healthy vocal techniques in their preferred Music Style or Genre, but at the same time have fun singing while
learning. I have performed in concerts, musicals, operas and oratorios and churches both here and back in the Philippines. I have taught at Guitar Center Lessons for almost 2 years. Also, I have been a Private Vocal Instructor in America since 2016. I also recently received my Voice Teacher Training Certification from NYVC. I offer In-home, In-studio and Virtual Lessons through Sarah Crider's Vocal Studio..
Sharing this God-given talent and the gift of music in singing is what gives me joy in this line of work. And being able to see the progress of my students is incredibly fulfilling for me as a teacher.
I am a singer, performer and currently a voice teacher/founder of Sarah Crider's Vocal Studio. I am dedicated to teaching both Classical, Pop, R&B, Gospel and Traditional/Contemporary Musical Theatre to students of any age level. I had taught for four years in the Philippines where I'm
originally from and where I took my Bachelors degree in Music as well.
In 2013, I came to America and pursued my Masters in Vocal Performance at Lee University and graduated in 2014. My goal is to teach my students healthy vocal techniques in their preferred Music Style or Genre, but at the same time have fun singing while
learning. I have performed in concerts, musicals, operas and oratorios and churches both here and back in the Philippines. I have taught at Guitar Center Lessons for almost 2 years. Also, I have been a Private Vocal Instructor in America since 2016. I also recently received my Voice Teacher Training Certification from NYVC. I offer In-home, In-studio and Virtual Lessons through Sarah Crider's Vocal Studio..
Sharing this God-given talent and the gift of music in singing is what gives me joy in this line of work. And being able to see the progress of my students is incredibly fulfilling for me as a teacher.
Ameer Corro is an exceptionally gifted artist, musician, and music educator from Vancouver, Canada.
At the age of 4, Ameer started singing and playing piano by ear. By the age of 14, he was skilled on piano, guitar, bass, drums, and trombone. By the age of 19, he was studying under Grammy and Juno Award-winning artists, selling out shows, and releasing original music (3M+ streams)
As an NYVC Certified Voice Teacher, Ameer refined his craft under some of the most esteemed voice teachers in the world, such as Justin Stoney, Eric Arceneaux, Sophie Shear, and many others. But more than just knowledge, Ameer cares deeply about understanding his students and their needs.
Ameer is also a passionate storyteller and content creator who has been featured on ABC News and spoken on the TEDx stage twice.
In everything he does, he seeks to inspire and empower others to be their best selves.
Kenneth was born in Honduras, but raised in NYC since being only months old. He began as a musician at the age of 12 and has since built a passion for helping others grow in their musical craft. In his church, he served as the music director, bassist and a worship leader for more than 20 years.
Kenneth is also a composer, arranger and producer, a multi-instrumentalist and singer/artist, that has decided to add vocal teacher to his skills by completing the New York Vocal Training's course.
Marjo is a voice teacher, a choral conductor and a music pedagogue based in Kokkola, Finland. She has taught singers of all levels since 2015. She graduated as a BA in Music Pedagogy from Centria University of Applied Sciences in 2019 and has expanded her skills in many different singing and choir conducting courses ever since. Currently, she is doing a Master's degree in Music Pedagogy in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and working as a voice teacher, a conductor and a music teacher. In summer 2022, Marjo participated in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certificate.
Marjo is very passionate about learning more about the voice and teaching singing. She wants to help people discover their beautiful unique voices and express their personalities. Her goal in life is to encourage more people to sing and that's why she also shares singing tips on Instagram in Finnish language.
Melissa is a 26 year old mother of a two year old from Florida, and is currently pursuing her dream to be a full time voice teacher. She grew up writing silly songs when she was very young; she adores music and singing and she has a choral background all throughout her schooling. She has been in two musical theater productions, Legally Blonde and Annie as an ensemble cast member.
Melissa found NYVC through her voice teacher, Matt, and his recommendation for further pedagogy study from Justin Stoney’s book, Sing Like Never Before. Since that time, she has been studying as much information about the world of vocal science, technique and voice teaching as she can, and is hungry for more.
She currently takes improv classes, voice lessons and she posts to her TikTok almost daily with new singing content! She also often sings karaoke at her local bar and is honing in on her craft as a belter and learning how to add more stylistic flairs to her own vocals, such as rasp, riffs, runs, and register disparity. She has a desire to serve her students’ best interests and help them find the joy she found herself in music and singing.
Her role models in the world of music include her father, who was a small-time country singer, her voice teacher, Matt Johnson, who is also an alumni and former employee of NYVC, Justin Stoney himself, and artists like Tori Kelly, Beyonce, Adelle, Demi Lavato and many more.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Millsya has experienced working across her local repertory theatres. She also graduated from the Australian Institute of Music for contemporary performance studies and National Institute of Dramatic Arts for acting. Started as a performer and having worked her way into a creative team in an independent production company, Millsya loves every aspect of the live theatre world, including singing! Throughout her singing journey, Millsya’s had different singing teachers telling her things that contradicted each other, so she decided to take on the journey in NYVC and come learn straight from the expert! Millsya hopes that the knowledge she’s learnt will not only help her, but also others.
Paige is a singer, actor and voice teacher originally from Queensland, Australia. She began performing and singing from a young age and developed a passion for musical theatre. In 2017 Paige received a scholarship to study a Musical Theatre short course with New York Film Academy in NYC. In 2019 she relocated to Perth, Western Australia to complete a Bachelor in Musical Theatre attained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Paige began teaching in 2018 and teaches at studios, privately and online. She has a warm, positive energy and a vivacious personality which creates an encouraging and nurturing environment for her students. In 2022, Paige completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training course under the instruction of Justin Stoney. This course fully equipped Paige to become a highly skilled voice teacher who could help any student achieve their goals. Paige is passionate about teaching students of all ages and abilities. She hopes to further her studies and continue learning to specialise in teaching voice to transgender students and other LGBTQIA+ students, adolescent students and pre-professional students.
LaShella Sanders, born and raised in Dallas, TX, is the founder of Ignite Vocal Studio™, a certified voice teacher, an audio engineer, and an independent recording artist. She also enjoys playing her guitar.
Her musical journey began as a child singing in elementary school and church choir. During her high school years, she was introduced to a local producer who helped her gain experience in the recording studio. After graduating high school in 2009, LaShella attended Mountain View College and studied digital music production where she learned the use of synthesizers, computers, sequencing, music printing software, multi-track recorders and other MIDI devices in the notation, arrangement, composition and performance of music. She used these skills in learning to produce her own music as well as helping other local artists to produce theirs.
In 2012, LaShella was offered a recording contract with a local record label based in Fort Worth, TX where she gained experience while traveling to perform at various venues ranging from small outdoor venues to large ones such as the Omni Theater, performing radio interviews, and attending artist development events. She has been featured and interviewed on KHVN Heaven 97, one of the largest contemporary gospel radio stations serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and Mid-Day PraiZe Radio. LaShella has led praise and worship for several years.
While helping other local artists on their projects, she realized that she had more joy serving them in their musical journey rather than promoting her own. She was led to pursue becoming a voice teacher and took on studying vocal pedagogy, performance, and style through the “Voice Teacher Training Program” with Justin Stoney, who is one of the leading voice teachers in today’s music industry. LaShella still resides in Dallas, TX with her husband and two children and looks forward to teaching voice lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles, Shira found her love of the arts at a young age and has never looked back. For as long as she can remember, she’s been in a near-constant state of singing – whether in voice lessons, school performances, community events, NBA games, local competitions… or just walking down the street. Throughout high school she developed a real love of theater, and after a few years of college, she left LA to pursue a music and acting career in New York City.
Shira has performed in off-Broadway productions of Into the Woods, Cabaret, and Jekyll & Hyde, as well as a myriad of concerts and galas, including a theatrical showcase at Carnegie Hall. She has been writing her own music for more than 10 years and is super excited to now be performing that music around NYC. She is also in the process of recording her debut album – blending her passions for R&B, Jazz, Theater, Pop, Folk, and Soul.
Never one to keep her love of music to herself, Shira has been teaching voice lessons for the last 4 years, both virtually and in person in New York. She enrolled in Justin Stoney’s Voice Teacher Training Program to deepen her knowledge and confidence, not just in the voice itself, but in the art of teaching. In particular, she loves helping beginners explore what their voices are truly capable of, giving them practical guidance to grow their abilities with the intuitive understanding that every student has their own unique journey, talent, humanity, and set of experiences. Her motto is that anyone who loves music can – and should – sing… all it takes is a positive attitude, some determination, and a passion for the process.
For questions or to book a free consult, email Shira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin was born and raised in Prior Lake, Minnesota and now has the joy of residing in Johannesburg, South Africa. She trained in Minnesota in voice, piano, and violin under individuals trained by Robert Shaw, and Itzhak Perlman. She had the opportunity to play violin in multiple orchestras, including under director and composer Larry Dalton. For over a decade, she ran her own piano and violin studio. Her first love is voice, and after moving to South Africa, she continued to study voice under three internationally acclaimed singers. She has studied music theory with the Royal School of Music, and further obtained distinction in vocal studies. Along the way came marriage, and the privilege of home educating her three children in a classical education. For the past 19 years she has been principal musician at her church, and has continued to teach piano, violin, and voice.
Rebecca Alderman is a piano and voice teacher as well as a classroom music teacher for a Christian private school in Western Oklahoma. She is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. She is affiliated with BMI, SongTrust, and SoundExchange. Her latest instrumental "the Sound of Water" has now been played around the world.
Music has always been an important part of Rebecca's life but became the anchoring tool for herself and her children's lives after the loss of her 3-year old son and, 20 months later, her husband. Performing music in multiple states and countries gradually took a back seat to her forefront mission and purpose of helping as many as possible learn music elements in a variety of fun activities and educational events.
Rebecca took on more private piano students (ages 5-75), then more voice students, then began teaching in a classroom ages PK-6th grade. When she ran into an issue she wasn't familiar with vocally, she researched and discovered the New York Voice Teacher Training & Certification program with Justin Stoney. Completing the 50-Hour training has now equipped her as a Voice Technician versus a Voice Coach. "Let's make a joyful sound" is now the vocal cry for every student as they forge into expressive authenticity, finding their true voice and connecting with the music and message to impact the listeners.
But what about the non-musician? How can they reap similar benefits of music without becoming a performer? Well, Rebecca developed a simple online curriculum for non-musicians to have fun engaging with music elements for at least 3 hours per week, so they, too, could reap the brain boost that neuroscience concludes improves cognitive, sensory and motor skill functions. Her new online class for non-musicians should be launching soon.
Rejoice Tenson grew up in Kerala, India. He graduated from St. Albert's college with a masters in social work. He has been training singers for the past 5 years under a few academies in India, and is currently working as a freelance voice teacher. Music was always part of his life, starting with guitar lessons from a young age. During his masters, he started training young singers as a part time job and ever since he has understood that this is what he wants to do with his life. He dedicated himself to becoming a full time musician, and thoroughly enjoys sharing his passion with his students.
Rejoice looks forward to opening his own virtual academy, where students from anywhere in the world can study music. He strives to encourage his students to really enjoy music and all that comes with it.
This course was an eye opening experience for Rejoice. He especially appreciates Justin's approach to teaching, and he will carry this into his own work in the future.
Kelsey is a music educator, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. Originally from Miami, FL, she studied Music (classical piano and jazz voice) at Wellesley College and has performed in many NYC venues with different bands. Kelsey is the co-founder of Soul Flow House, a company that offers music sessions, curates performances for young musicians, and provides live music entertainment for people of all ages. Kelsey spent years as a private music instructor and Music Specialist in early childhood, elementary and middle school settings. When she's not teaching, Kelsey is writing songs and collaborating with other NYC artists. Kelsey is passionate about helping people experience the joy, healing, and connection found in the universal language of music. She has traveled the world (South America, India, and Africa) to share music with people of all ages and from all walks of life. As a lifelong student of music, completing the Voice Teacher Training at NYVC was a significant milestone in her career as an educator and also as an artist. She is excited to apply these newfound skills to inspire and empower her students to share their unique voice with the world, and also to share her own.
Wyz Kim-Chan is a lifelong student of singing and voice science. He believes that anybody can sing whatever they want in a healthy manner, as long as they know how.
As a teacher, Wyz empowers students to unlock their voices through real-time sensory feedback. He is sensitive to his students' needs, quick to diagnose issues, and offers solutions that work.
Wyz's singing journey is one like no other. Starting off effectively "tone-deaf", he taught himself how to sing and developed perfect pitch. Along the way, he joined an award-winning choir and started a YouTube channel that has garnered over 2.8 million views.
To better understand his instrument, Wyz studied voice science and vocal pedagogy. Realising how helpful voice science was to his own voice, he felt the urge to spread his newfound joy to others by teaching singing.
Aiming to provide the highest quality lessons possible, Wyz enrolled into and graduated from the 50-Hour NYVC Voice Teacher Training course.
Wyz now provides singing lessons under the name 'Sing As You Like!' This name embodies both Wyz's philosophy that there is no one right way to sing and the idea that in spite of what people say, everyone can - and should - sing.
Antoine Souris is composer/songwriter, pianist, choir director and music instructor. He is a versatile Seychellois musician who plays an active role in his country’s musical life especially in the field of music education. He graduated with the bachelor’s degree in music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2003 and now working as Head of Music at Seychelles National Centre of Performing Arts. As a pianist/keyboardist he has performed in hotels or other venues as a soloist, in duet with a trombonist, saxophonist, trumpeter or violinist and in jazz trio, quarter or quintet. Lately he has formed a new duo Intimate Sounds with his wife Nidia, a singer.
As a composer, he composed two anthems for the Indian Ocean Games when the games were held in Seychelles in 1993 and 2011. He is often engaged in the Seychelles National events as a composer/arranger and choir director.
At the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, he had two of his work performed in students’ composer concerts and scored high marks for his portfolio of compositions. He applied for a place in the master degree in that same institution in 2008 although accepted he could not pursue such studies because of financial reasons.
Antoine has also contributed a lot in the field of choral music, church music and the development of choirs in Seychelles. His post as a choirmaster in his parish church and a leading choir director in Seychelles has influenced him to compose or arrange many works for choir. He is planning to get many of his work published in the very near future.
As choir director and a music teacher Antoine has been an excellent mentor for many singers and other musicians. Since his marriage to a singer, he started to venture more into songwriting and developed further interest in the pedagogy of the voice, which led him to enter in the NYCC’s Voice Teacher Training Course.
Antoine is a passionate artist, patient, hardworking, and an excellent influential teacher who is always seeking to get the best out of others and himself
Danise Esswein is an experienced singer, guitarist, and voice teacher from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From humble beginnings, Danise began her musical journey at the tender age of five, learning fundamental music theory by playing an old electric keyboard in the corner of her parents' bedroom in rural northeastern Wisconsin. As a young, hyperactive child with parents and teachers desperate to help her direct her energy in places other than the classroom or the kitchen table, Danise soon discovered that the stage was her home away from home. Acting, dancing, singing, she did it all.
Danise continued to stay active in music throughout her adolescent years, where she began to fall even deeper in love with music and performing arts, particularly the world of singing. For over 15 years, Danise has made it her mission to develop her voice to its highest possible glory. Blessed with the opportunity to have private voice training all throughout high school, Danise is intimately aware of the inseparable connection of the singer's vocal journey with the human life journey. She believes it's never too early or too late for anyone to start on a new path, or pick up right where you left off.
Danise continued her music and voice education at Millikin University in Decatur, IL, in their commercial music program. It was here where discovered a new way to use her talents: as a Christian worship leader. She traveled throughout the Midwest performing with various groups in both church and secular settings.
In 2016, Danise was presented with a unique opportunity to help with a church plant. She is an original member of the music team at what became City of Light Church, a growing, thriving, multiethnic community of believers, serving in Milwaukee, WI. Danise continues to lead worship regularly during Sunday experiences, and has performed at many church-sponsored events.
Since making Milwaukee her home, Danise began venturing into musical territories she had not yet discovered at that point. She resumed regular voice lessons, picked up acoustic and classical guitar, and recorded some original music of her own. She greatly enjoys playing and singing around the city and state. She's even performed at the Resch Center, Fiserv Forum, and Summerfest!
In 2022, Danise took off into yet another new territory when she was accepted into the highly acclaimed voice teacher training program at New York Vocal Coaching in New York City. As a recent graduate of the 50-hour program, Danise has already discovered newfound passion and success in the world of voice teaching. Students love her personalized, custom approach to their specific vocal needs and goals in a fun, supportive, judgement-free environment.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned voice veteran, looking for lessons for children or adults, Danise can do it all and would LOVE to meet you!
Rodrigo Gorosito is an Argentinian psychologist and voice teacher living in Toronto, Canada, since 2019. His relationship with music started when he was a child through his parents, playing guitar, drums, piano, and singing. Rodrigo has studied with different voice professionals in Europe and Argentina, but he wanted to increase his knowledge scientifically. While taking a postgraduate in addiction and mental health, he found NYVC Studio on youtube and there he knew Justin had something that most of the courses and professors hadn't.
Nowadays, he is graduated from the Voice Teacher Training Program and offers personalized and individual lessons in person and online around the world; his vision is to merge both of his passions, mind and singing.
Ranhao (Hao) Zhuang is an experienced singer, a passionate voice teacher, and a dedicated lifelong learner. She is originally from China and is based in Auckland, New Zealand. She teaches in both Mandarin and English.
Coming from a musical family, Hao has been singing since little. She believes singing is miraculous - it is about talking to your soul and touching other people’s souls; it is about expressing your innermost emotions and feeling comfortable of doing so; it is about being confident of who you are and embracing your uniqueness; it is about loving, caring and being free. She truly believes in the power of singing!
Hao absolutely loves the voice-building journeys with her students! She believes that although singing is so much more, the vocal techniques are vitally crucial because they are the essential tools towards the ultimate goal - singing freely and turning whatever expressions you want in mind into reality accurately. Hao is so looking forward to helping more and more people to find and build their unique and powerful voice!
Hayley is a complete voice geek and vocal health nerd.
Trained in Musical Theatre, Hayley has been a member of numerous Brisbane-based vocal ensembles and choirs, including the Queensland University of Technology Vocal Collective.
Hayley's most recent credit is the audacious Hel and one-third of Cerberus in "Jasper In Deadland" with Phoenix Ensemble.
Previous credits include "Heathers: The Musical" (booth) with Phoenix Ensemble, two seasons of "Avenue Q" at the Brisbane Arts Theatre, "West Side Story" with Queensland Musical Theatre, "Frankenstein" at the Capillaries and Arteries Festival, and "Lilith" at the Brisbane Fringe Festival.
Hayley has been known to make an appearance at local bars and pubs for the occasional gig and is always up for karaoke night.
Her guiltiest pleasure is watching "vocal coach reacts" videos until stupid o'clock in the morning.
Sinead is a Multi-Award Winning Singer and Low Whistle player and uses a combination of voice training with her diploma of coaching with Neuroscience to help people all over the world find their voice and express themselves in a non-judgemental, fun, safe and secure environment. All ages from 8 years up are welcome.
People choose to learn to sing for a whole variety of reasons, some people want to feel a sense of achievement or a challenge, build confidence, overcome anxiety, for fun, to develop a party piece, go to auditions, personal development or just to change things up a little! Whatever your reason for yearning to sing, why not give yourself a block of six lessons and see what you can learn. Lessons can be, private 1 to 1 online or in person, lessons are completely confidential.
No previous experience or ability to read music is necessary, just bring your voice box, a song you'd like to work on and an open mind!!
Feel free to ask Sinead about what voice training lessons involve and how she might be able to help you realise your singing goals.
Lauren De Marco is a Nashville-based vocalist and founder of The Voice Garden, a primarily online voice studio offering lessons to musicians nationwide. With a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University, Lauren studied the art of vocal performance in a range of contemporary genres and styles, as well as modern composition, arrangement, and production.
In 2021, Lauren pushed her skills even further, graduating from New York Vocal Coaching's Teacher Training & Certification course, where she honed her expertise as a voice teacher in both the science and artistry of the voice. Not only did this course greatly enhance her teaching abilities, but it also helped Lauren explore and improve her own instrument.
When she's not teaching, Lauren can be found performing across Nashville's vibrant music scene. She's a proud member of the Nashville Women in Jazz collective, which encourages and empowers women and underrepresented people in the city's jazz community. During the summer, Lauren holds a residency on Mackinac Island as the lead vocalist with the Grand Hotel Orchestra, and she'll soon be featured as a backup singer in an upcoming video with Post Modern Jukebox. Feel free to get in touch with Lauren at email@example.com.
Growing up in a small town in Mississippi, Cory Duplantis discovered his love for performing at a young age during productions of "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast" and "The Wiz of the West" from the traveling Missoula Children's Theatre. He immersed himself in theater at any opportunity, including performances in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Into the Woods", and "Little Shop of Horrors".
While going to school for Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University, Cory continued to study voice and became a member of the chamber choir, men's chorus, and Phi Mu Alpha fraternity. He discovered barbershop harmony singing in college and chose to pursue barbershop singing while starting a career in computer security. He has continued to sing in various barbershop quartets in the Southwestern District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The harmony of barbershop has kept him involved in singing and has sparked an interest in music theory and arranging.
Residing now in Austin, TX, Cory looks forward to performing with the local barbershop chorus and looks forward to participating in the local musical theater scene. The voice teacher training program not only gave Cory the confidence to pursue more singing engagements, but also instilled a lifelong journey to better understand the voice and help others in their journeys as well.
Maria Palomar is a Mexican singer-songwriter and voice teacher in Mexico City. She discovered her passion for singing during her time as a student at the New York University Tisch Drama program and the Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio in New York City. Her top-tier voice teachers allowed her to explore and relish the magic that great technique provides. Upon graduating from college, she moved to Los Angeles to write and record her debut pop album with producer Giovanni Piacentini.
In Mexico City, Maria continues to work on her music project and teaches in her voice studio, MP Studio. She is grateful to have participated in the Voice Teacher Training and Certification program, and motivated to continue helping singers in Latin America to reach their highest potential.
Mindy is a music teacher and singer based in the greater New York City area. She currently teaches voice and piano at Young Mozart Music Academy in Edison, New Jersey and music and movement classes with Music Together of Union County, NJ. She is also an Assistant Teaching Artist with Broadway Bound Kids in NYC.
Mindy has been involved in music and the arts for over three decades, having earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree in Music from Brevard College (NC) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Arts Management from Ithaca College. She has performed with a variety of choral and acapella groups at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden Theater, and Radio City Music Hall, as well as venues throughout Western Europe. She has also performed and recorded as both a solo artist and part of a duo group throughout NYC. Passionate about arts education and youth, Mindy has held administrative positions at music schools and non-profit organizations in New York and New Jersey and is thrilled to now have the extensive knowledge she gained in the Voice Teacher Training Program to pursue her dream of teaching!
Isabel Tucen is a Singer, Catholic Cantor and Musical Theatre Performer based in Florida!
Born and raised there, she has had the privilege of growing up around musical theatre and worship music her entire life, leading her to pursue a bachelors degree in Musical Theatre from New World School of the Arts where she found her passion for vocal teaching, music theory and inspiring others through music.
In her budding career so far, Isabel has had professional work in acting, singing and directing! As she and her career ages, she plans to refine her professional work to focus on teaching voice and performing!
From working in Children’s Theatre, Cantoring and producing her one Person Show Soul by Soul she is a freelance collaborative Artist who loves to share the gifts and fruits of vocal joy through voice lessons with others.
Working with Justin Stoney and the team at New York Vocal Coaching came as a decision to help further her knowledge of vocal technique, style and health and ended with so much more than she bargained for.
This course has magically transformed Isabel inspiring her to continue learning, training and pursuing this career! She had been motivated by Justin's teaching and passion to bring the charm of vocal joy to Florida!
Find me on my website! Isabeltucen.com
Vanessa Racci is an Italian American jazz vocalist and educator. She was classically trained as a child, developed in musical theater (starring in Westchester Broadway Theater and winning a Helen Hayes award for her role as Christine in Phantom) and trained as an adult in jazz voice from Jackie Presti and Alexis Cole at SUNY Purchase.
She toured with a jazz trio for many years and built a repertoire of over hundreds of songs from the Great American Songbook. In 2017, she launched her first self-released album, Italiana Fresca, that reinvents the Italian Classics her grandfather taught her with modern jazz arrangements. She released the album at Birdland Jazz Club NYC to a sold out audience and toured from 2017-2019 at over 70 Italian Festivals, events and jazz clubs around the country; notably San Gennaro, NYC, Jazz Forum Arts, Chelsea Table & Stage, Green Room 42, Swing 46, The Columbus Day Parade on ABC7NY, the National Italian American Foundation Gala in Washington D.C.
She currently performs and producers a number of Italian American and Jazz Shows including Italiana Fresca, The Songs of Gershwin, and Forbidden Love (The Love Story of Bobby Darin and Connie Francis) and a Very Jazzy Christmas. She'll be launching her second album, Jazzy Italian, Oct 21, 2022 on Zoho jazz label, with a Birdland NYV album release show Oct 23. The album celebrates Italian American composer contributions to jazz from 1917 through to modern day.
She has been teaching voice for 2 years now and took the NYVC course to enhance her skills. It is her new found love and passion. She looks forward to growing her vocal studio and touring with her new album in 2023!
Joanne is a worship leader, vocal coach, and voice teacher based in Manila, Philippines.
She is born into a family of singers, her mother was a former television classical singer and her father a full-fledged singer of “Kundiman” a genre of classic traditional Filipino love songs, her father was always hired to play guitar in “Harana” a traditional form of courtship in the Philippines wherein men serenade women underneath her window at night. These introduced a classical music background to her as a young child.
But her love for singing was developed in the church, where she joined the children’s choir at the age of eight and started leading worship at the age of 13.
Today, she is a full-time missionary worship minister and music trainer, together with her husband, Marlon, who is a composer, musical director, and arranger, they have been teaching worship teams in the Philippines and abroad for almost 15 years. They also collaborated in producing the church’s musical theater and other musical productions.
Joanne has sung, written, co-produced, and vocally arranged a number of gospel records for her church - Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide, and other churches as well, and has crossed over to the Philippine mainstream music industry for television and various record labels.
But her ultimate passion is to sing and make music from her heart to God and mentor others to do the same in adoration to the Giver of music, the Great Maestro, the Lord Jesus Christ!
In the summer of 2022, she was greatly honored to have completed the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teachers Training with the amazing Justin Stoney where she was awed by the joy and glory of the voice, singing, and teaching.
Nelson Deas began their journey as an artist in childhood — studying flute, clarinet, saxophone, and piano for over 10 years. Nelson is a graduate of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study where they studied voice and theatre under the tutelage of members of Fiasco Theater, as well as minoring in physics. They have pursued singing at New York Vocal Coaching for approximately 7 years, and continue to do so, including receiving the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Certificate in 2022. Nelson’s methodology incorporates anatomy, the science of singing and sound production, and innumerable artistic concepts like liminality, flow, and energy. Their teaching highlights the connection between emotions, the voice, the body, and the brain. Nelson believes the voice is an intrinsic representation of one’s self and that exploring it is a courageous step toward personal growth in every aspect of life. They strive to offer a comfortable, safe place where students can explore, pursue their goals, make mistakes, and succeed — so that every student can build a rock solid vocal technique that can be called upon at any moment to express freely. Nelson is queer and nonbinary. They welcome any and all students who respect the space and dignity of others. They can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sudha, based out of Bangalore (India) is a Vocal Coach and a Sound Healer. She started her voice journey quite early in her childhood with Hindustani Classical Music and received her Bachelor's Degree in the same by the age of 15. After a short period of break, she pursued Music in her college and graduated with a B.A., with triple majors in English Literature, Western Classical Music & Psychology. In college, she was also a part of the Wind Chamber Orchestra where she briefly learned, practiced, and performed as a Clarinettist. Since her final year of college, she has been officially teaching voice both online and offline.
Deeply fascinated with the power we hold in our voices, Sudha is on a mission to help people realize this force of nature and liberate them. She says, “This course has helped me connect so many dots and given me the push that I needed to go in the direction that I wanted to. I have never been this excited to serve before! I feel that I cannot afford to keep the knowledge to myself. Therefore, I intend to share my wisdom and give back to the community as much as I can.”
In addition to being a voice coach, Sudha is also a philomath and a polymath. This love of integrating different fields makes her a holistic coach. She also enjoys dancing and listening to podcasts!
I am a Lebanese Speech Language Pathologist who works in my private clinic practice on the rehabilitation of the speaking and singing voice since obtaining my diploma from St.Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut in 2015. Thenceforth, I attended many international professional voice rehabilitation workshops and trainings and I conducted workshops for teachers and singers to raise awareness of healthy vocal technique and hygiene. I am also passionate about singing which I practice in choirs and private events since the age of 7. I participated in the YES Academy Broadway Musical Theater program in August 2019 and it encouraged me to dive furthermore into the music world which led me to NYVC Voice Teacher Training course conducted by Mr. Justin Stoney. This course was just what I needed to combine and strenghten my speech pathology/vocology skills with voice teaching/coaching skills that I am much more confident to fervently pursue and implement in my practice.
Kelly Summer is a highly experienced voice teacher, singer/songwriter, and music therapist based in Long Beach, CA. With over 30 years of dedicated involvement in performing, writing, and teaching, Kelly is a master teacher and a seasoned professional musician. Kelly's educational background includes a Master's degree in Vocal Jazz from the University of Southern California, where she refined her skills and deepened her understanding of the art form. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Vocal Jazz from the University of Miami, where she began to develop her musical expertise. To augment her teaching abilities, Kelly completed the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Certification course, expanding her knowledge and techniques in vocal instruction. She is a member of Vocology in Practice, an organization that emphasizes the scientific and artistic aspects of the voice, ensuring she stays at the forefront of voice science and education. In addition to her dedication to teaching, Kelly is an accomplished singer/songwriter, captivating audiences with her soulful performances. Her extensive experience as a vocalist and musician enhances her teaching style and inspires her students to develop their unique artistic voices. Furthermore, Kelly's passion for the therapeutic power of music led her to pursue a Music Therapy degree from California State University, Northridge. With over 15 years of clinical experience as a music therapist, she has witnessed firsthand the profound impact music can have on individuals' well-being and personal growth. This expertise informs her teaching approach, enabling her to connect with her students on a deeper level and provide a holistic learning experience. Operating her own vocal studio in Long Beach, Kelly is deeply committed to guiding aspiring singers on their musical journey. She strives to empower her students to discover and embrace the transformative power of their voices. Through her teaching, singing, and music therapy, she continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of those she encounters. Kelly Summer's enduring dedication to her craft, unwavering passion for helping others, and profound love for the power of music define her journey in the music industry. Whether through teaching, performing, or therapy, she consistently creates meaningful connections and leaves a lasting impression on those she engages with. More information is available at KellySummerMusic.com
Nina is a voice teacher based near Antwerp, Belgium.
The first thing you will notice about her is her overflowing passion for the voice, which makes her classes easily accessible and fun! She knows how to motivate people and help them overcome their insecurities to get the best out of their voice.
Her passion for singing started at the age of 6, she loved singing so much that each day after school she would lock herself up in her room to sing along to her favorite singers. From the age of 12 she enrolled in Classical singing classes at her local music school. To grow further as a singer, she's been taking private singing classes with a few "Complete Vocal Technique" teachers for about four years. As she reached her plateau with CVT, she then moved on to the "Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy" to further her skills.
As a result of her interest in music, she found a job at the Belgian music chain store "Key Music NV", where she learned a lot about musical instruments and equipment, so she can give you great advice when looking for studio equipment.
Because of her unstoppable hunger for more information about the voice and her eagerness to share her passion with the world, she then decided to become a voice teacher and enrolled in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training, where she learned everything she needed to know to become a great teacher.
She teaches her classes online or face-to-face at her home studio in Mortsel, Belgium. Please take a look at her website to find out more: www.ninastandaert.com
Justin has been involved in opera and musical theater (as both a director and performer) throughout Georgia for the past 30 years. Justin has performed such opera roles as Nero in The Coronation of Poppea, Alfredo in La Traviata, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Le Remendado in Carmen, and Monostatos in The Magic Flute. Justin has also performed contemporary musical theatre roles as the title role in Lil Abner, Jamie Lockhart in The Robber Bridegroom, Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Oliver Warbucks in Annie, Tateh in Ragtime, Edward Bloom in Big Fish, and the title role in Jekyll and Hyde.
Justin is co-founder of Peach State Opera based out of Atlanta, Georgia and studied under Evelyn Hughes at GPC and Dr. Martha Malone and Dr. Rick Kosowski at Mercer University in Macon. Justin was recipient of the Gibb Vocal Award for Excellence and was a member of the Harrower Opera program at Georgia State University. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Justin is currently teaching voice at Performa Music Studio in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Katie Cone is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist originally from Golden, Colorado. She began playing piano at the age of five, and added violin at nine. She became first chair violinist throughout her schooling, played in her church orchestra, and took private lessons. She competed and earned all superior marks in the Colorado State Solo and Ensemble contest with violin. While in high school, she picked up ukulele, guitar, cello, and guitalele. Katie began singing and songwriting throughout high school, and realized how much she enjoyed performing. She began playing and singing at conferences, weddings, church events, and around venues in Denver. She's had the opportunity to perform a half-time show for the Alzheimer's Foundation and National Anthem for the JUCO World Series. She attended the University of Colorado Denver, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music with an Emphasis in Singing and Songwriting. During college, Katie worked at three different music schools along with being an evaluator and contributor for Foxhedge Music City Songstar Awards in Franklin, TN, judging songs for an international songwriting competition.
Realizing a passion for teaching as a senior in high school, she began teaching privately and has been doing so for eight years. She has taught violin, piano, music theory and songwriting classes although her primary has always been voice. After seven years, she switched gears to focus primarily on vocal teaching and coaching, giving online lessons to students around the United States with her business, The Vocal Fix. Katie has taught students as early as three years of age to adults 70+. As a teacher, she strives in helping students reach their goals by shaping lessons according to each unique individual. She focuses on sight reading, technique, ear training, and musicality. She believes music lessons should pave the way towards confidence in performing, knowing technique, and bettering one’s overall musical knowledge yet also be fun!
When she is not teaching, Katie continues to create music and advance her singer-songwriter career. During college, she was scouted off of an instagram video and started an artist development deal learning the ins and outs of what it takes to make it as a singer-songwriter. She has had the privilege of writing, recording, and working with top songwriters and producers in Nashville, and is currently working on releasing her debut EP "Do You Feel The Same?" under her stage name, Lost Blonde. Her single, "Dreamin' About You" has gained airplay on several radio stations across Colorado and surrounding states reaching top seven power play on KKDG 99.7 FM Top 40 Hits Radio Station. "Dreamin' About You" is one of ISC's (International Songwriting Competition) 2021 winners with honorable mention for the Adult Contemporary category, placing top 1% out of 21,000+ entrants. She was also a top 10 finalist in Bebe Rexha's Songwriting Competition sponsored by Protégé. Her single, "Dreamin' About You" won first place in the Unsigned Only Music Competition, out of 7,000 entrants from 120 different countries. Katie was also a top ten finalist in the 27th USA Songwriting Competition for 2022. She was a top five finalist in the 39th annual Mid-Atlantic Song contest for Pop in 2023. Katie won first place for the pop category in the SongDoor 2022 International Songwriting Competition. She recently signed a sync licensing deal with Pop-Up Music UK in October 2022.
Shaurya is a singer, songwriter, music producer, voice teacher & vocal coach currently enrolled in Berklee College of Music's Songwriting & Production Masters degree program at Berklee NYC.
Originally from Faridabad, a small town bordering the capital city of Delhi(India), Shaurya started singing at a very early age and learned through the process of imitation. He directly cleared the Rock School Grade 8 Vocals performance exam with merit while in high-school without having attended a single music lesson in his life!
After getting a Bachelor's degree in engineering and working on and off in the event industry through his college years, at age 22 Shaurya decided to turned back to music and pursue his one true passion. Shaurya has since released 4 singles under his moniker "Cosimo Stone" and has also been credited as a songwriter/producer on many others.
As a voice teacher, in the short span of 3 years Shaurya has conducted over 2000 voice lessons and has worked with 80+ singers of ages 4-42. Shaurya firmly believes that "Singing is not some God given talent, singing is a skill and like in the case of any other skill you can simply practice and get better at it."
Ela sung in multiple classical choirs, has been a part of a musical ensemble Triglavski zvonovi (7 years), sung pop and jazz at Osminka music school (Sandi Vovk) where she attained her solo vocal training (4 years). She finished a 6-year music school for classical guitar and music theory at Glasbena šola Jesenice (Slovenia), while she performed as a vocalist and an instrumentalist at local and regional festivals, cultural and sports events, such as Vegafest (Slovenia), Planica World Ski Jumps (Slovenia), MANO festival (Germany), S.O.S. festival etc. One of the most memorable moments was in year of 2013 when she attended Slovenia’s got talent and got into semi-finals with her original song. She continues to lead groups of musicians to perform, teaches voice lessons to adults, children and people with special needs.
Randy is a New York based vocal instructor, music director and actor.
A former full-time actor/singer in New York City, he finds much pleasure in helping singers fulfill their passion while maintaining healthy vocal habits. There is no greater gift to a singer than being able to trust their vocal technique so they can truly find the joy in singing.
Randy holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Florida, with secondary emphasis in Voice and Theatre. He has also studied conducting through the Juilliard School evening division in New York City.
As an actor Randy’s credits include the Broadway and National Tour of Les Miserables, and the Broadway production of A Tale Of Two Cities. He has performed in many regional theatres across the United States with concert appearances that include the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The Mantovani Orchestra and The Memphis Symphony.
He has served as vocal coach and/or musical director for shows with Norwegian Cruise Line, Universal Studios, American Girl Place NY, Paramount Show Services, and the Walt Disney World Company.
Currently, he spends much of his time as a Musical Consultant and Musical Director/Supervisor for many ongoing projects with Norwegian Creative Studios/Norwegian Cruise Line. Recent projects with NCL include: Beetlejuice, Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (The Musical) and Burn The Floor.
Always wanting to help singers and actors express their passion through song, Randy came to the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification course to continue exploring his knowledge of the human voice so that he may further help his students maintain their own vocal health and technique on their personal musical journey.
G'Shavonné G. Garvey is a ardent Gospel singer, songwritter and Minister of worship who hails from the beautiful island Jamaica.
Garvey holds a BSs. in Biotechonlogy & Chemistry (minor), is a Certified Confidence and Empowerment Coach and now a well trained and competently certified Voice Teacher.
She possess the natural gift of teaching. she enjoys imparting knowledge and uplifting others and will no doubt help you to birth your God given gifts and talents with her persistent but gentle, flexible and effective work style. She aspires to not only be one of the best Voice Teachers in Jamaica and the Caribbean, but in the world!
G'Shavonné has served as a Music Director and Choir / Praise Team Leader at her home church for many years, is the first Jamaica Pentecostal Union Apostolic Youth Arm - National "Voices Of Pentecost" Winner in 2014 and was a Top 10 finalist in the 2022 Gospel Touchdown Singing Competition.
Holding firmly to the mantra, "When you put God first, everything else will fall into place" she has proved to be a gifted singer and composer with vocal styles ranging from traditional Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Dancehall and Alternative Rock.
She is currently working on establishing herself as a Gospel Recording Artiste and making her presence felt in the World of Singing, serving as a Passionate, Effective & Proficient Professional Voice Teacher.
Mary Kate, based in Philadelphia, is a professional Musical Theatre actor, Voice Teacher, and Teaching Artist. She is a proud graduate of the Temple University Musical Theatre program.
As a Voice Teacher, Mary Kate strives to create a positive and encouraging environment for her singers. As a teaching artist, she has directed and choreographed several children’s theatre productions, and emphasizes the importance of healthy singing in all areas. She enjoys teaching singers of all ages and experience levels.
As a performer, Mary Kate has worked all across the country, from South Carolina to Alaska! Favorite credits include: SISTER ACT (Mary Robert), FOOTLOOSE (Ariel), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Silly Girl), MAMMA MIA (Lisa) and Music of Denali (Holland America/Princess Cruise Lines).
"...it is well known that few of the great singers turn out to be good teachers. It is a special gift." - Joan SutherlandAmerican Dramatic Soprano Kerry Rocks has studied voice since the age of 9 and classical singing since coming under contract with Palm Beach Opera at the age of 16. After studying Vocal Performance and Psychology, she continued to pursue an operatic career. She has had the pleasure of studying vocal pedagogy and performance with top teachers in West Palm Beach, New York City, and around the world. Ms. Rocks spent many years pre-Covid as a full time Music Teacher, Teaching Artist, Musical Director and Vocal Instructor at a Conservatory of Performing Arts. Currently, Kerry divides her time between singing with Palm Beach Opera, Choral directing, running her private vocal studio and enjoys performing in a wide variety of concerts, from Musical Theater and Sacred music to Opera, throughout South Florida.
While studying and pursuing my operatic career in New York City, I came to the realization that more even than performing, I have a passion and a calling to help foster a culture of positive, natural, and informed singing in today’s performers. With 15 years of vocal teaching experience, I have honed my technique in discovering each artist's true voice and helping them work to set it free. My goal as a teacher is always first and foremost to promote healthy and natural singing. Performing as a Mezzo and Dramatic Soprano, I have had the privilege to have studied Bel Canto with some of the greatest of our time. Through my own vocal exploration, performances, and studies I have discovered how to tailor the appropriate balance of bel canto and vocal sciences. Attending Justin Stoney’s VTT has been integral in broadening my understanding and knowledge, including vocal anatomy and the physicality of our instrument so that in combination with classic Italian technique, psyche, and emotion-we will work together to produce both a free and healthy voice and a highly trained instrument. My passion for vocal pedagogy has brought me to attend many lectures and workshops as I continue to live as a devoted student of the voice.
Laura Castrillón, voice teacher, life coach and musical actress. An expert in the vocal instrument, she has completed many years of training and various master´s degrees in voice. She is thrilled to have had the opportunity to improve her voice education with Justin Stoney in NYVC. Born in Cataluña and raised in Madrid, currently she is the director of Acting America, a performing arts school in New York, acceding students globally.
As voice teacher, she is passionate about merging personal growth and teaching as a learning methodology for students. She has been teaching singing lessons for more than 15 years and helped students from all the world to achieve their vocal and personal goals.
Actress with national recognition in musical theatre in Spain, she has worked in major productions on Madrid´s Gran Vía (the “Spanish Broadway”). In 2022 she made her debut in the USA with On your Feet and In the Heights.
Born in Brescia in 1998. She graduated in 2019 from the Bernstein School of Musical Theatre under the direction of Shawna Farrell. She takes part in various school productions such as 'The Witches of Eastwick' and 'Big Fish'. She plays the role of Anybodys in 'West side story' at Teatro Comunale in Bologna and plays Roxie Hart in Chicago, directed by Saverio Marconi. In 2019 she was cast as Chacha in the Italian production of Grease by Compagnia della Rancia, directed by Saverio Marconi and she worked with them until 2023 having the chance to play Rizzo and Frenchy too as understudy. In September 2021 she takes part in the Cinderella workshop by Iperformers Company. And she plays Betta in Test the musical by Areazione. In summer 2023 she was in the ensemble of Jesus Christ Superstar by OperettenSommer in Austria.
Currently based in Singapore, Iveta is a singing pianist-cum-music teacher with more than 20 years of musical experience. Her parents immigrated from Latvia to California where she was born and raised. In 2017, Iveta relocated to Singapore with her husband Jovan Tang and co-founded Harmon-ee Music, performing and teaching voice and piano lessons. Together they have written & produced three original singles: "Christmastide" in 2020, "Onward" in 2021 and their newly released single “Purpose."
As a singer-songwriter, Iveta released her debut album in 2018 titled “Only One,” featuring 10 tracks of original music produced by Erwin Rocha and Volsa Entertainment/RediRecords. Her musical style includes pop, jazz, R&B, gospel and musical theatre. With her sound engineering background, Iveta engineered, co-written and co-produced Harmon-ee’s first local artist, Valeri Chua for her EP debut, “New Dawn.”
Wirayuda Gunawan is a passionate voice teacher and content creator from Indonesia. Currently, he is pursuing a BEng in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, demonstrating his commitment to both science and the arts.
Wira's musical journey began at the tender age of six when he embarked on classical piano training. His vocal journey, however, began later in high school, where he was pleasantly surprised to earn the lead role in his school's 2020 musical theatre production. Since starting university in 2021, Wira has actively participated in on-campus events and performances.
However, Wira found that his true calling lies in teaching. Wira stumbled into the world of voice teaching almost by chance. It was during the musical production in high school when he noticed a lack of guidance for the cast's vocals. Taking the initiative, Wira offered whatever vocal tips he had gathered from the numerous 'Voice Lessons To The World' videos he had watched. His teaching abilities didn't go unnoticed. One day, the music director saw Wira's teaching and promptly entrusted him with the responsibility of providing weekly voice lessons to his fellow cast members. Surprisingly, Wira discovered that he enjoyed voice teaching even more than acting, especially as the pandemic forced the production to move online. This unexpected turn of events marked the moment when Wira truly found his calling, where he finds immense satisfaction in witnessing his students' growth and the joy they experience as they develop their vocal abilities.
Wira has diligently improved his skills over the years through a combination of experimentation and professional guidance from New York Vocal Coaching Associates. He firmly acknowledges that he is not a natural singer, and this awareness has granted him a deeper understanding of the common challenges faced by singers and the effective methods to overcome them.
In early 2023, Wira ventured into content creation on TikTok and Instagram with the mission to educate and engage a wider audience about this fascinating world of voice. His TikTok channel quickly gained popularity, accumulating over 50,000 followers and millions of views within a few months.
At only 20 years old, Wira proudly stands as the youngest graduate of the Voice Teacher Training program – a testament that he is dedicated to the craft and devoted to the calling. His journey as a voice teacher, content creator, and student of chemical engineering serves as an inspiration to others pursuing their dreams with determination.
Georgina is a voice teacher/ vocal coach from Northern Ireland. Georgina has always had a passion for sing and exploring all styles and genre of singing. She is a singer/songwriter in her own right but her passion is in teaching singing and coaching students to explore and enjoy their voices.
Georgina holds a, Grade 8 vocals in rock/pop with Trinity college London. Grade 8 Theory of music with Trinity College London. Grade 8 Acoustic guitar with University of west London. Level 3 in Creative Arts and digital Technologies (music production) Level 6 RSL Professional teaching Diploma in music.
Having completed her studies with Justin Stoney at New York Vocal Coaching, Georgina is a certified voice teacher.
Georgina is planning to further her teacher learning with the Vocal Distortion teacher training course that NYVC has to offer with Nicolas in the Autumn/winter of 2023.
Jenny Fullwood is an Oklahoma based singer and voice teacher. Beginning piano lessons at age 4 and voice lessons at age 11, she has over 20 years of professional voice and music training and over 30 years of vocal performance experience, including: solo performances, vocal competitions on a local and national level, high-school and collegiate ensembles and choirs, traveling the U.S. with vocal and theatre groups, and serving in ministry as worship leader, youth and adult choir director, and vocal instructor for several large churches. In addition, she has led multiple bands and vocalists, helping train, develop, and launch teams.
Jenny graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma in 2003, where she studied speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. She later continued her voice education with Justin Stoney, of New York Vocal Coaching, and is a graduate of the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Certification Program. Her education, combined with years of vocal training, knowledge of vocal pedagogy, and her personal vocal journey of learning to sing different styles, has given her a first hand understanding of how to successfully cross-train the voice in a variety of styles. Jenny is the founder and owner of Encore Vocal Studio based in Oklahoma City, where she offers in-person and online voice lessons.
Justin Parish is an American composer, baritone vocalist, and technician located on Massachusetts' South Shore. His musical philosophy is rooted in the idea that humans can accomplish more when creating together. In addition to working as a soloist and educator, he is a proud member of the Vermont Chamber Artists, established by Jessie Pierpont. While a variety of interests take him down many vocational paths, (including real estate and mixology) Justin still strives to keep music alive in his life and the lives of others. His students see a wide range of success, from admission into top-tier collegiate programs, to actively working in the performance scene in cities like New York and LA.
Hailing from South Alabama, Justin is a proud southerner. As such, he holds social equity and human rights as core values and advocates for these values through his music and teaching. He presently teaches vocal technique at The Conservatory School for the Performing Arts in Stoughton, MA in addition to maintaining a private studio. In his search for connection with listeners, students and performers, he seeks to filter musical thought through human experience, and approaches composition and performance by exploring colorful and evocative topics and themes. Justin received his BM in composition and voice from Indiana University in 2017.
Liberty was raised admiring and participating in musical theatre, and has toured with Arise Collective Theatre productions for several years. While she does enjoy her time on the stage, her true passion is helping singers achieve their goals and discover their voices for the sheer joy of artistic expression. Liberty is based in West Michigan, but completed the New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training program in-person in New York City.