Kristy Bissell is a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. 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. She also is a two time participant at The New CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University. Kristy is also a graduate of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification program. Kristy is also the creator and host of The Happy Singer podcast. She and her guests discuss topics such as music, style, artistic expression, mental and physical health as it pertains to singing, and so much more! The Happy Singer Podcast is meant for any singer or music fan who wants to dive deeper into music and fan the flame of passion and joy for their art! You can listen to The Happy Singer Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, & Podbean.
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!