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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 Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. As Denmark’s most well-known opera star, Ms. Reumert has sustained national and international acclaim. As a Voice Teacher, she specializes in Opera, Classical Singing, Musical Theater and Pop.
Zac Bradford specializes in teaching voice technique & styles including Rock, Pop, R&B, Country, Jazz and Musical Theatre. Zac’s clients have performed on Broadway (Aladdin), Off Broadway, 1st USA National Tours (Memphis, All Shook Up, Joseph…, Ghost), The Metropolitan Opera (as Dancer's) and work as Professional Artists (backing singers/band members for Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger & Dave Brubeck). Zac was the vocal coach for a musical episode of TV show “Royal Pains” (USA Network), with original music /lyrics by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then).
Andy King is a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. He specializes in Pop/Rock/R&B, Musical Theater, and Classical. Mr. King hold a Master’s of Music and Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory, where he studied voice and vocal pedagogy extensively with the award-winning Kevin Wilson. He also graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with his Bachelor’s of Music in Classical Voice Performance and Musical Theatre Performance.
Andrea Grody is a Voice Teacher Associate at New York Vocal Coaching. She is an active member of the New York and regional musical theater scenes, where she works primarily as a music director, composer, orchestrator, and arranger. Her recent projects include The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater and Dallas Theater Center, The Great Immensity at the Public Theater, Tectonic Theater Project's Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Opera with Moisés Kaufman and Arturo O'Farrill, Love's Labour's Lost at
Mr. Mitchell’s passion for furthering his vocal knowledge led him to Justin Stoney’s teaching and to completing the NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification Program. He has since found himself singing and teaching at a higher level than ever before!
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.
Dax is the Studio Manager at New York Vocal Coaching. Since graduating from Louisiana College, Dax has worked in many administrative and artistic positions in several different cities throughout the country and the East Coast. Her Joy is to assist all singers at New York Vocal Coaching as they discover their vocal best with NYVC's dedicated staff. Dax strives to offer the care, compassion, and commitment that is commensurate with NYVC's Mission Statement and to ensure that each and every individual receives personalized attention and the best possible experience in pursuing their vocal journey.
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.
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
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.
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.
John Armstrong is an associate speech instructor with over 10 years of experience in professional teaching and private coaching. His clients have presented, spoken, and interviewed with success at venues such as the United Nations, TED, Google, Citibank, PWC, Thomson Reuters, and disciplines including business, finance, marketing, tech, and more. John’s teaching combines his experience as a corporate instructor with the training of a classical singer and actor, the practices of chakra meditation and yoga, and his background as a director and film producer. John possesses a unique skill set that allows him to effectively integrate healthy voice and speech technique into the demands of professionals in every walk of life.
John also has comfort with teaching dialects and the International Phonetic Alphabet, and he has successfully trained clients from all corners of the globe to communicate effectively in English. Interviews with John have been featured in Backstage Magazine, Fast Company Media, and in the book, Dancing with Voice, by renowned voice specialist, Joan Melton.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre and a master’s in acting from Indiana University and has served as professor, instructor, and teaching artist of acting, voice and speech, musical theatre, and Shakespeare studies at The New York Film Academy and in professional institutions and universities across the country. In addition, John is the co-founder and COO of Pigasus Pictures, LLC, an independent film company recognized as Cultural Visionaries in Film by NUVO Magazine for the work on their feature film, The Good Catholic, starring Danny Glover and John C. McGinley.
Clara Pagone is an associate speech instructor with over 10 years of experience, specializing in the corporate world (as a lawyer, public speaking on trustees' boards, corporate training, and debate tournaments) and the arts (vocal/stage/screen acting, singing, dance/movement, directing, producing, bilingual performances, and dialect coaching).
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.
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.”
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. His diverse career has included performing, song-writing, and teaching. He has written music for television, including themes and songs for “Monday Night Football”, “Another World”, “Mighty Mouse - The New Adventures”, and “One Life To Live” (for which he received his Emmy-nomination).
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.
Kelly Taylor Brown graduated with honors from Shenandoah Conservatory, where she received a BFA Music Theatre degree with a minor in Piano Performance, and a certificate in Vocal Performance. She has toured around the country as a singer/keyboardist with the New York City-based band Cooke.