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Justin Stoney, the Founder of New York Vocal Coaching, 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 NBC Today Show, CBS, Fox News, Fox 5 New York, The Insider, and is a frequent 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, NME, Fox News Magazine, Discovery News, Medical Daily
David McCall is a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. David has become one the leading instructors of Contemporary Voice in New York City, with clients ranging from Broadway singers (Billy Elliot, Matilda), Classical and sacred music singers, to cantors in New York City Synagogues, to Professional Rock and Pop artists
Julie Reumert is a Senior Voice Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. As a Voice Associate, she specializes in Musical Theater, Pop, Rock/Hard Rock, RnB and Classical Singing. Mrs. Reumert's clients rank from professional recording artists, singers featured in Broadway shows and classical singers performing in operas and sacred concerts.
Zac Bradford is proud to be the Director of the Australian studio for New York Vocal Coaching. For several years he was a voice teacher associate at NYVC’s Mid Town Manhattan studio (NYC). During this time he worked extensively with Mr Stoney and other staff at New York Vocal Coaching. Zac is now excited to be bringing the values, energy and successful teachings of New York Vocal Coaching to Australia. He specialises in teaching voice technique, across a wide range of musical genres.
>Andrea is currently the Music Director & Supervisor of the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical The Band’s Visit. Her other music directing credits include the upcoming musical adaptation of Tootsie, several productions at the Public Theater, two new musicals in Central Park with free Shakespeare in the Park, and premieres at Tony Award-winning regional theaters like the Yale Repertory Theatre; Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA; Dallas Theater Center; and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Andrea's compositions include the full-length musical Strange Faces and several songs for The Civilians' Let Me Ascertain You series. Her music has been performed at Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Andy King is a Senior Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. He specializes in voice technique for Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock/R&B, and Classical. Mr. King’s clients range from professional Music Theatre actors to Professional Pop/Rock/Singer-Songwriters and sacred singers singing professionally in NYC churches and synagogues. He also accompanies and coaches a Musical Theatre class at New York Vocal Coaching.
Brendan Houdek is a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. Brendan specializes in teaching Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, R&B, and Classical styles. He is also a singing voice rehabilitation specialist, which enables him to provide healing to injured singers and proper technique to avoid injury in healthy singers.
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.
Over the past decade, John West has established himself as New York’s most versatile speech coach. He has trained top executives and employee groups at nearly every major financial institution and law firm in New York City. He works regularly with companies such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Google, and MediaCom to promote effective communication skills and help employees achieve pristine speaking voices.
Paul Geiger’s speech coaching specialties at New York Speech Coaching are: the dynamics of public speaking, accent reduction and the subtleties of business communications. He has worked with individuals and groups from a wide range of national and international companies: Banco do Brasil, Morgan Stanley, UNICEF, and Deutsche Bank, to name a few.
Clara Pagone is an associate speech instructor with over 12 years of experience. Her expertise ranges from the corporate world to the arts, working as a lawyer, public speaker on trustee boards, and in corporate training, international debate tournaments, in vocal health for stage, screen, singing dance and movement, directing, producing, bilingual performances, and dialect coaching.
Brendan Houdek is a New York City and Long Island-based speech-language pathologist, musician, voice teacher, and speech coach. Brendan holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in Speech Communications and Philosophy/Religious Studies from St. Joseph’s College.
Tricia Veldman is a bilingual Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellow. 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.
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. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning production of Hairspray; where he covered the role of Seaweed. In the original cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid he covered the role of Prince Eric. He also served as the Dance Captain and Swing for the Broadway revival of Hair and appeared in the Broadway revival of Ragtime. His credits continue with Disney’s The Lion King, one of Broadway’s longest running and all-time highest grossing show. Later, he was in the original cast of Beautiful- The Carole King Musical and the 2014 revival of Les Miserables and as the cover for Marius. He is also the first African American to ever play Marius on Broadway. Arbender was also in the original cast of Shuffle Along and performed with many Broadway Legends including Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell. The list of legends continue with Director George C Wolfe and Choreographer Savion Glover.
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. Grant later moved onto Boston where he received his BFA in Acting and Theater from Emerson College. He then immersed himself in the Boston acting industry by performing in commercials and small roles for movies while continually gracing all the stages in Boston. Grant's experience ranges from shows like Medea with Actor’s Shakespeare Project; Rent with New Repertory Theater; Nicholas Nickleby with The Lyric Stage Company, The Great American Trailer Park Musical with SpeakEasy Stage; and the American premiere of Now or Later at the Huntington Theater alongside Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox and directed by Broadway's Michael Wilson.
Eli Zoller is the Director of New York Guitar Teachers, which has become one of the fastest growing guitar studios in Manhattan. Eli enjoys coaching guitar students, as well as numerous performers and actors on performing/auditioning with instruments. His clients of have gone on to major success in the film/television industry, as well as in the recording industry and on the Broadway stage.
Jonathan Segal is the Piano and Accompaniment Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. Aside from being an Emmy-Nominated composer, Mr. Segal has been a pianist all his life, and has taught piano for decades.
Mark Berman is a renowned pianist, composer and arranger. He has written music, performed and recorded with the proverbial who’s who of jazz, pop and rock: Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Hugh Jackman, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Phoebe Snow, Chita Rivera, Gladys Knight, Wycliff Gordon, Burt Bacharach, Richie Havens and many others.
Marc Smith is an audio engineer, singer/songwriter, arranger and videographer with ten years experience recording and producing artists across many genres. For six years he developed a unique music-as-therapy program at Phoenix House, a national non-profit substance abuse treatment provider. Through music, and more specifically recording, adolescents and adults coping with addiction found their voice in the studio every day. “Its been deeply enriching to work with people from every walk of life who rediscover themselves through music.”
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. After earning her BA in Theatre from Meredith College, she moved to New York City to pursue her love of the stage.
Tanya Koroleva is the Director of Program Development at New York Vocal Coaching. Tanya holds a Master’s Degree in Music Management from the St. Petersburg University of Culture and the Arts and has a broad experience working in professional theatre. She has also worked extensively with prominent theatres as a set, costume and production designer for musical theatre productions
Alaina Fragoso is New York Speech Coaching’s Administrative Assistant. Growing up in a suburb of Boston, Alaina has always had a passion for acting and singing. She graduated from Emerson College after studying performing arts, and eventually, she moved to New York City.
Eric Van Tielen is an associate speech instructor with over 10 years of experience in professional teaching and private coaching. He has been a professional actor for nearly 20 years. Eric's teaching combines his knowledge of classical singing and acting with a practical and professional approach to speech. He is equally at home with artists and professionals alike.
Matthew Johnson is a voice teacher associate at New York Vocal Coaching. He specializes in voice technique for Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, R&B, and Classical, and has worked with students of all ages.
Caleb Shomaker is an associate speech instructor, voice and text coach, and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and Mathematics from New York University and is an alumnus of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
Joel Rainwater is an associate speech instructor, previously working with The Promentum Group as a speech coach, delivery consultant, and speech content creator for former professional athletes, CEOs, and keynote speakers.
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. His doglike behavior and hypoallergenic nature allow him to quickly become the best friend to cat-lovers and also to those who have never loved a cat in their life. Manny Cooner’s special skills include fetching, singing soprano, defending helpless victims from printers, and successfully using the human toilet. Manny Cooner also holds the World Record for most Voice Lessons observed by a member of the feline species. New York Vocal Coaching is grateful to have Manny Cooner as a valued Staff Member and as our Beloved Mascot.