Kristy Bissell


Voice Teacher Associate

Kristy Bissell is a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching.  Ms. Bissel 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.  Kristy is also a graduate of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification Program.

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!