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, Co-Director of New York Acting Coaching

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

Senior Voice Teacher Associate

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

Andrea Grody

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

Andrea is a Broadway music director, arranger, composer, and voice teacher with a focus on developing new work.

Kacey Velazquez

Associate Instructor

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.

Tim Rosser

Associate Instructor

An NYVC Voice Teacher Associate, Tim Rosser specializes in Pop, Contemporary Musical Theatre, and Classic Musical Theatre styles.

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.

Becca Grossman

Associate Instructor

Becca Grossman (MS, CCC-SLP) is a speech-language pathologist and Associate Instructor. Her experience as a medical professional and trained actress informs her individualized coaching style, tailored to meet the needs of her clients.

Carson Davis

Instructor in Training

Carson Davis is an Instructor-in-Training at New York Speech Coaching who specializes in Public Speaking, Voice Enhancement, and Accent Modification. Carson has a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University in Voice and has performed advanced study in application of voice for both speaking and singing.

Courtney Armstrong

Instructor In Training

Courtney Armstrong (MS, CCC-SLP) is a speech-language pathologist with extensive experience in accent modification training and public speaking. Her technical degree and research background combine with her love of interpersonal connection to provide holistic client-centered therapy.

Daniel Reece

Associate Instructor

Daniel Reece is a speech instructor with over ten years of experience in education. With a background in performance, Daniel fosters authenticity in his approach to voice and speech. He works with clients to explore their instrument with curiosity and guides them toward a visceral, full-body consciousness of their range and power.

Esther Fallick

Instructor In Training

Esther Fallick (she/her) is thrilled to be an Instructor-in-Training at New York Speech Coaching. Her background in improvisational and musical performance informs her vibrant coaching style. As a recently-out transgender woman, she intimately understands the importance of being seen and heard on one’s own terms.

Joti Patel

Instructor in Training

Joti Patel is an Executive Coach with a multifaceted career in business and the arts with communication as the common thread. Her unique skill set has served as an ideal foundation for providing high-value communication for global organizations across legal, finance, retail, tech, health, and service sectors.

Xavier Clark

Instructor In Training

Xavier Clark (he/him/his) is a bilingual speech teacher, accent/dialect coach, and public speaking coach currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California San Diego, where he taught Public Speaking to STEM students and specialized in Edith Skinner Speech Technique, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he currently is on faculty through the Stella Adler Studio of Acting as a Voice and Speech instructor.

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.

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.

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.

Becky Rosky

Executive Assistant

Becky is thrilled to be on the team as the Executive Assistant at New York Vocal Coaching. Originally a Pittsburgh native, Becky attended the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

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.

Josh Couvares

Recording and Videography Services

Josh Couvares is a recording engineer, singer-songwriter, and musician based out of Brooklyn. Josh delivers NYVC clients polished mixes that are the standard in today's media landscape using the highest quality equipment in a hybrid analog/digital recording rig.

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.