About New York Vocal Coaching

New York Vocal Coaching was established in 2005 by leading vocal technician Justin Stoney. We firmly believe that everyone can — and was meant to — sing and make music. Our renowned vocal coaches and staff members execute our vision every day.

We teach students of all ages from all walks of life local to New York City out of our Midtown Manhattan studio, as well as through online/Skype sessions.

Click on a staff member to learn more.

Justin Stoney

Founder and President

An internationally-recognized voice teacher and vocal coach, voted one of New York City’s "Best Voice Teachers and Vocal Coaches" by Backstage readers.

David McCall

Senior Voice Teacher, Head of Vocal Development

One the leading instructors of Contemporary Voice in New York City, with clients ranging from Broadway performers to Classical and sacred music singers to professional rock & pop artists.

Julie Reumert

Senior Voice Teacher Associate

A consummate performer and Senior Voice Associate specializing in Musical Theater, Pop, Rock/Hard Rock, RnB and Classical Singing.

Zac Bradford

Director of NYVC Australia/Voice Teacher Associate

Zac’s clients have reached the Top #10 on the US Billboard Charts, have been featured in Hollywood Films, Television Shows & Commercials, performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, 1st USA National Tours, and more.

Andy King

Senior Voice Teacher Associate

A Senior Voice Teacher Associate specializing in voice technique for Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock/R&B and singer/songwriters, and Classical music.

Brendan Houdek

M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD / Head of Speech Pathology / Senior Instructor

A Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching that specializes in teaching Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, R&B, and Classical styles.

Kristy Bissell

Voice Teacher Associate

Kristy specializes in teaching Contemporary Commercial Music styles such as Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre, and R&B.

Matthew Johnson

Voice Teacher Associate

He specializes in voice technique for Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, R&B, and Classical, and has worked with students of all ages.

Andrea Grody

Senior Voice Teacher Associate, Musical Theatre Career Consultant, Resident Music Director

Andrea is a music director, arranger, composer, and voice teacher with a focus on developing new work. She served as Music Director, Music Supervisor, and Additional Arranger for the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT, which won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

John West

Co-Founder and Head Instructor of New York Speech Coaching

John West has trained top executives and employee groups at the world's largest financial institutions, technology companies, and law firms.

Joel Rainwater

Associate Instructor

Joel Rainwater comes to New York Speech Coaching after previously working with The Promentum Group as a speech coach, delivery consultant, and speech content creator for former professional athletes, CEOs, and keynote speakers.

Clara Pagone

Associate Instructor

Clara Pagone's expertise ranges from the corporate world to the arts, working as a lawyer, public speaker on trustee boards, in corporate training, international debate tournaments, in vocal health for stage, screen, singing dance and movement, directing, producing, bilingual performances, and dialect coaching.

Eric Van Tielen

Associate Instructor

Eric Van Tielen is an associate speech instructor with over 10 years of experience in professional teaching and private coaching.

Tricia Veldman

M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD / Founder of Georgia Speech Coaching / Instructor

Tricia Veldman is a bilingual speech-language pathologist. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bilingual Extension in Italian, from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida.

Caleb Shomaker

Head of Education / Associate Instructor

Caleb Shomaker is an associate speech instructor specializing in accent modification, presentation skills, and vocal clarity. After working with students of all ages in general education for 8 years, he now assumes the role of Head of Education at New York Speech Coaching, where he supervises the internship and work-study programs.

Josephine Barton

Associate Instructor

Josephine is a voice, speech, and accent coach. She has a Master of Arts degree in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and studied acting in Sydney.

Arbender Robinson

Musical Theatre Acting Coach

Arbender Robinson is currently the Musical Theatre Coaching Associate at New York Vocal Coaching, and Co-Director of New York Acting Coaching. No stranger to the stage, Mr. Robinson has appeared in ten (10) Broadway musicals.

Grant MacDermott

Monologue & Acting Coach

Grant MacDermott is our head acting coach and Co-Director of New York Acting Coaching. Grant has been a professional working actor for most of his life. He began acting professionally at the age of thirteen in commercials and live theater.

Eli Zoller

Head of New York Guitar Teachers

Director of New York Guitar Teachers with clients having major success in the film/television industry, as well as in the recording industry and on Broadway.

Mark Berman

Piano And Songwriting Associate

A renowned pianist, composer and arranger who has written music, performed & recorded with the proverbial who’s who of jazz, pop and rock over his illustrious career.

Marc Smith

Recording & Videography Services

Our in-house audio engineer and videographer, as well as a singer/songwriter and arranger, with ten years experience recording and producing artists across many genres.

Meredith Davis

Executive Manager

Meredith is the Studio Manager at New York Vocal Coaching. As each student pursues their own vocal journey, it is Meredith’s job to ensure that they have the best experience possible.

Manny Cooner

Customer Relations Specialist

Manny Cooner has been a part of the New York Vocal Coaching family from the very beginning. His extensive training and expertise as a Customer Relations Specialist has served to put many singers at ease and has assisted them being at their vocal best.