A lifetime of vocal study.
A library of vocal science.
One singular vision.
Created by acclaimed vocal coach & voice teacher, founder of New York Vocal Coaching, and award-winning author of Sing Like Never Before, Justin Stoney, New York Vocal Coaching’s Voice Teacher Training & Certification presents a practical and actionable approach to teaching voice within the modern vocal studio.
In this course, you’ll learn the science and art behind vocal pedagogy from some of the finest, most experienced instructors working today. Your training will also include Justin’s unique innovations and studies on technique, and exercises not available from any other vocal certification & teaching course.
This is not a dogmatic “method” or limited to one style of singing. You’ll gain a complete, comprehensive understanding of vocal pedagogy applicable to any singer, for any song, in any style.
Learn the techniques New York Vocal Coaching’s own beloved instructors have applied to countless students, and reach your own masterful understanding of vocal pedagogy.
A complete curriculum for any voice teacher.
The Voice Teacher Training & Certification course curriculum explores a great variety of techniques, concepts, and ideas from the world of cutting-edge vocal science and vocal pedagogy. Teachers gain a comprehensive understanding of vocal pedagogy and learn a multitude of technical, physical, and psychological strategies that have been used historically and in today’s modern vocal studios. Participants learn exactly how sounds from all vocal styles are produced and how to teach them successfully and healthfully.
The course is organized into sections including the following. Click a section to read more:
Learn the foundations
In the LECTURE, you will receive comprehensive instruction on all aspects of the voice, vocal technique, and vocal pedagogy. This includes Breathing, Anatomy, Laryngeal Studies, Vocal Registration, Vocal Science, Acoustics, Resonance, Posture & Alignment, Diagnostics, “Vocal Exercise Design”©, Vocal Styles, Phonetics, Singer Psychology, and much more. You will gain a complete understanding of the human voice, practical application of this knowledge to voice students, and will have the opportunity to address any and all questions throughout the course. You will emerge with every tool you need for masterful pedagogy and confidence in your teaching.
See concepts in action
In the Observation section, you will observe vocal technique concepts applied to students taught live by Mr. Stoney. These observation sessions are performed in an interactive master class setting during the weekly class time. The observations allow you to witness how vocal pedagogical concepts can be applied skillfully and practically to help singers make fast and tangible improvements to a wide variety of vocal issues. New York Vocal Coaching’s students represent a vast array of styles, levels, backgrounds, ages, nationalities, and interests - allowing for a rich educational experience in diagnostic and practical vocal pedagogy.
Learning to relate
In the Personal Study section, you will receive a one-on-one training session with Mr. Stoney. This session gives you a vocal “blueprint” as to how the concepts covered in the Voice Teacher Training apply to your own singing. Having a nuanced understanding of one’s own vocal technique is vital for helping others. Personal study allows you to gain a richer understanding of your own individual vocal technique as well as how to communicate your experience to your students.
The Teaching session is a practicum that gives you hands-on teaching experience under the care and guidance of Mr. Stoney. As you teach a student, live feedback and guidance is offered with respect to developing a diagnostic ear and understanding how to instinctively and practically apply concepts of vocal pedagogy to singers in the vocal studio.
Hearing the details
The Listening section helps you to train your ears and learn to identify a wide variety of vocal qualities. Analyzing clips from many different artists and styles, you will receive guidance throughout the semester as you explore numerous examples for each vocal quality. Listening assignments mirror the Lecture component of the course, providing a deeper understanding of technical and stylistic topics. This prepares you to have greater confidence in assessing and collaborating with students of all styles.
Learn from the experts
The Mentorship component allows you the opportunity to be mentored by Mr. Stoney and other industry professionals during the course through ongoing opportunities for Q&As, feedback, business consulting, and personal correspondence. Graduates of the course have the option of continuing this mentorship through additional one-on-one sessions with selected staff from NYVC. The ongoing mentorship, separate from the 50-hour Complete Voice Teacher Training, is a personalized curriculum based on the goals and needs of each graduate. It is designed to ensure that you are not only continuing your growth as a voice teacher, but also creating a successful and expanding business.
The NYVC Voice Teacher Training was a complete game-changer for me...as a teacher, as a singer, and as an artist. I found the program to be the most comprehensive and detailed course of any I have ever taken. And Mr. Stoney is the world's most loving, hands-on teacher, as he guides you through each and every moment....SO generous with his valuable time and talents, that together, my classmates and I left no stone unturned when it came to the "how-to's" of vocal technique and pedagogy. I can truly state that you will come out of this program with the tools to teach ANYONE to sing.
Tony Award Winner, Renowned Broadway & TV Actor, Co-Founder of Actor Therapy
Voice Teacher Training & Certification
The NYVC 50-Hour Complete Voice Teacher Training & Certification is the comprehensive vocal pedagogy course offered by New York Vocal Coaching. This program equips any new or veteran voice teacher with all the tools they need to teach vocal technique for all styles of singing: classical, contemporary, musical theater, pop, jazz, and everything in between. The NYVC Voice Teacher Training includes very thorough and in-depth lectures on all aspects of vocal pedagogy. The course also includes observation, private study, master classes, and a guided teaching practicum. Graduates emerge fully prepared to begin their own vocal studio, take their current teaching practice to exciting new levels, and understand their own vocal technique in greater ways than ever before.
Voice Teacher Training Mini-Course
Graduates of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification are welcome to continue their studies in the future with the NYVC Advanced Voice Teacher Training Mini-Course. These additional sessions are only for graduates of the full Voice Teacher Training course who would like to further explore their voice teaching craft. The Advanced Mini-Course can also serve as a refresher for graduates who are running successful vocal studios, but would like to sharpen their voice teaching with even more information and inspiration. Graduates are welcome to expand upon their Voice Teacher Training & Certification with this additional course.
Voice Teacher Training Mini-Course
The NYVC Introductory Voice Teacher Training Mini-Course is ideal for international or out-of-state students traveling to New York for a short time. Voice teachers often travel to NYC seeking pedagogical information and training to further their teaching practice. The Introductory Mini-Course allows participants to explore many of the benefits of the Voice Teacher Training & Certification in a short time frame. This training is not a prerequisite to the standard training. It is simply another option for those unable to participate in the full training. Introductory Mini-Course graduates are still eligible for participation in the 50-Hour Complete Voice Teacher Training & Certification after completing this course.
Foundations of Music Theory
6-week Music Theory Course
Taught by New York Vocal Coaching’s Senior Vocal Associate Andy King, "Foundations of Music Theory" will provide you with a strong foundation in the basics of music. Topics range from rhythm and pitch notation to understanding chord progressions, as well as sight-reading and ear-training. By the end of the course you will have a deeper understanding of how music theory works and be able to break down sheet music on your own. This course is designed for both voice teachers and singers alike!
From the first day of the course, Justin talked about vocal production so clearly and with updated and accurate information, not myths or beliefs. As a speech therapist and voice trainer, I want to be able to work from a solid foundation of knowledge that allows me the freedom to design my own methodology and tailor it to each singer in an effective and healthy way.
Marcelo Saldías O’Hrens
Internationally-recognized Researcher and Presenter, Speech Language Pathologist specializing in Voice Therapy and Voice Training, Founder of PAVA's Chilean Chapter
Meet Your Instructors & Lecturers
Music Theory and Ear Training
Current Vocal Research
Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens
Current Vocal Research
Dr. Michael Pitman
Vocal Health and Voice Medicine
Vocal Style and Auditions
Indian Classical Singing
Vocal Style, Phrasing, and Word Waves
Rasp, Distortion, and Vocal Effects
To me this course epitomizes excellence. Justin Stoney’s utter brilliance, passion for the voice, and commitment to his students are only matched by his immense kindness, patience, and humility. This course is a bargain—I know I received far, far more value than the amount I paid. Around every corner I was amazed by the way the information had been uniquely curated and synthesized, always with practicality in mind. I believe that everyone, no matter where they are on their teaching journey, would benefit greatly from this course and I cannot recommend it more highly.
DMA, Professor of Voice at the University of Southern California
Dedicated to the craft.
Devoted to the calling.
New York Vocal Coaching is the world's premier studio for voice lessons, vocal coaching, voice teacher training, and more — both in-person and online. Mr. Stoney and the staff of New York Vocal Coaching are dedicated to the craft of teaching voice and are committed to offering the highest level of vocal training to singers and voice teachers in New York and worldwide. The team at NYVC works with professional and beginning singers of all styles, levels, and backgrounds. For more information, visit our site.
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 The Today Show on NBC, CBS, Fox News, Fox 5 New York, The Insider, and frequently as a guest on Huffington Post Live’s interviews of celebrity singers. His teaching has been featured in publications such as 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. Visit Justin's site for more.