New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney is an internationally-recognized voice teacher and vocal coach.
One of the leading voice teachers in today’s music industry, he has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, MTV, Fox News, Huffington Post Live, and Fox 5 New York. His teaching has also been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, SELF, NME, Fox News Magazine, Discovery News, Medical Daily, UK’s Daily Mail, Tech Times, and Backstage Magazine. Backstage readers also voted Mr. Stoney as one of New York City’s best voice teachers and vocal coaches.
Mr. Stoney’s celebrity clients include Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning artists. His students have collectively won an EGOT. Notably, Justin worked with Tony Shalhoub in preparation for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Band’s Visit in 2018.
Justin’s pop/rock/R&B clients have reached #1 on Billboard Charts, have had international radio airplay, and have signed with major record labels including Universal, RCA, Sony, EMI, and Disney Records. His clients include recording artists, bands, celebrities, and singer/songwriters who have toured in the US and internationally. Contemporary artists have also appeared as finalists on The Voice, American Idol, and X-Factor after working with Justin.
Justin’s theatre clients have appeared in leading and ensemble roles in nearly every Broadway musical in the last decade. A few highlights include:
NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification
Mr. Stoney is devoted not just to training singers, but also to training and mentoring other voice teachers. The NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program is helping aspiring and experienced voice teachers from around the world to reach their fullest potential as pedagogues and teachers of singing.
Throughout Mr. Stoney’s teaching career, he has taught over 20,000 voice lessons to students from a vast variety of vocal backgrounds, levels, styles, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. This has given him both a unique perspective on teaching as well as a strong passion for inspiring other voice teachers. Hundreds of voice teachers from countries all across the globe have become alumni of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification under Mr. Stoney’s tutelage.
Graduates of the program include voice teachers, vocal coaches, music directors, speech language pathologists, performers, composers, and recording studio engineers. Many graduates of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification have gone on to develop successful vocal studios across the US and internationally.
Voice Lessons to the World and Quick Singing Tips
Vocalists and voice teachers may also recognize Justin Stoney as the host of the popular YouTube programs “Voice Lessons To The World” and “Quick Singing Tips”. Voice Lessons to the World offers vocal information and training to singers from all over the world who may not otherwise have the means to receive it, and Quick Singing Tips wraps bite-sized singing advice in short, fun videos filmed all across New York City. The New York Vocal Coaching YouTube channel has over 150,000 subscribers, over 15 million views, and fans from countless countries.
Associations, Memberships, and Industry
Mr. Stoney is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association), The Voice Foundation, Actors Equity, and SAG-AFTRA. He is recognized as a Distinguished Voice Professional with NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association) and also serves on the Board of Directors for NYSTA. He is also certified in Yoga with a strong background in anatomy, Alexander Technique, and physical fitness.
Justin collaborates with leading voice doctors and laryngologists to help bridge the gap between vocal pedagogy and voice medicine through New York Vocal Coaching’s relationship with Columbia University’s Voice and Swallowing Institute. Mr. Stoney and the staff of New York Vocal Coaching also collaborate with leading vocal research institutes to participate in cutting edge research on vocal science, pedagogy, and technology.
Justin and New York Vocal Coaching also hold relationships with several agents, managers, and casting directors in New York City and Los Angeles. NYVC receives numerous inquiries from record companies, TV/Film producers, theatre producers, casting agents, and music groups and bands seeking to audition new talent in New York and Los Angeles. Justin and the New York Vocal Coaching staff often assist students by providing industry counsel, as well as access to industry opportunities when appropriate.
Education and Training
Justin holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance and a BA in English from the University of Michigan, where he graduated at the top of his class and also was elected University Commencement Speaker. Justin studied classical vocal technique with veterans of the Metropolitan Opera, musical theatre vocal technique with veterans of Broadway, and contemporary vocal technique with industry-leading pop/rock/R&B instructors. Alongside vocal training, Justin has extensive formal training in classical and jazz piano. An accomplished musician, he plays the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, drums, and the Irish whistle.
Music Direction, Recording, Composition
Previous to his calling as a voice technician, Justin worked professionally as a music director. He has music directed Equity shows both in New York and regionally, as well as for soloists and cabaret acts in New York City. Notably, Justin teamed up with Bill Whelan (the composer of Riverdance) to compose and orchestrate original music for the Irish Repertory Theatre. Justin has also accompanied many professional singers to recording studios for music direction and coaching, as well as to assist with the compositional, technical, and performance elements of the production process.
Master Classes and Guest Appearances
Mr. Stoney has taught master classes throughout the US and internationally. To inquire about booking a master class or workshop for your university, school, or church event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.