Our students love us as much as we love them. Read some of their testimonials about working with New York Vocal Coaching and our internationally-renowned staff.

I have now worked with Justin Stoney on two separate projects… In both instances, through his masterful and thoroughly exhilarating technique, I felt I transitioned from “insecure, hopeless, frustrated and strained” to confident, free and relaxed! Justin understands not only the voice and breathing, but acting and sustainable technique. I'm thankful I now have a vocal coach for life.

Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub Tony Award Winner The Band's Visit Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Television, Film, and Broadway Star

Justin and his colleagues are doing amazing work at New York Vocal Coaching. Performers of all levels can develop the skills they need in a truly safe, supportive, and nurturing atmosphere… the technique that Justin teaches provides a solid foundation that really opens up the voice to express itself freely and effortlessly. I highly recommend Justin and his team to any and everyone who wants to sing and reach their full potential.

Randy Skinner

Randy Skinner Four-Time Tony Award Nominee Three-Time Drama Desk Award Nominee Director & Choreographer

The results I've seen from performers who have worked with Justin have been remarkable. He enthusiastically and joyfully helps others to attain the results that have long escaped them working with other coaches or in acting and singing classes. I recommend him to actors, singers, and dancers of all ages and skill levels without qualification.

Barry Moss

Barry Moss Legendary casting director for over 100 Broadway shows including Nine, Children of a Lesser God, 42nd Street, Titanic, Crazy For You, Broadway revivals including West Side Story, Camelot, My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, and TV shows like The Cosby Show & A Different World

Justin is a fantastic teacher. Working with him has given me more confidence, expanded my range, and gotten me through months of touring - sometimes doing multiple shows a day. His knowledge and clarity about the physicality of singing would be a great benefit to singers in any genre. And, his lessons are actually fun!

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon Actor, Musician The Bacon Brothers Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Film, Television, and Music Star

Working with Justin has been nothing short of incredible. He has a thorough understanding of not only singing but music and various musical styles. Each lesson he tailored or created exercises which specifically addressed my weaknesses and goals, as well as gave very insightful and encouraging critiques of repertoire I was working on. Of particular note were the rasp and distortion techniques he helped me with, which had never been taught to me before. Leaving each lesson I always felt challenged but encouraged and excited to work on what we had covered. I cannot recommend Justin highly enough for anyone seeking a vocal coach.

Tim Quick

Tim Quick Guitarist/Vocalist The Bacon Brothers, Gloria Gaynor, NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Broadway

Andy King Testimonials

Andy King is hands down the best voice teacher I’ve ever had. My vocal range has grow beyond anything I ever imagined and he is helping me to sing in a way that feels easy and effortless, especially when I am struggling with a difficult phrase or particular note, he knows exactly how to make it happen. I’ve made greater progress with Andy in a much shorter time that I ever did from years of struggling with other teachers/coaches. My technique, tone and confidence are much more consistent now, thanks to Andy’s knowledge and expertise!

Jeff Lagace CATS Broadway National and International Tour

I have been taking voice lessons with Andy King just short of a year. I can’t begin to tell you how much confidence I have gained since starting lessons with him. He has helped me recognize bad habits that I didn’t even know I had, which included a ton of tension in my jaw specifically. We’ve worked on exercises to help relieve all that tension. In doing so, it has helped me tremendously. Singing has become easier, my range has improved, and I’m finding that my tone has been much more consistent throughout. Singing was always the most stressful part of auditioning for me, but now I can walk into that room with confidence, sing comfortably, and leave feeling good about what I did! I highly recommend checking him out!

Danny Lopez Broadway Tour Mamma Mia, Something Rotten

Studying and taking lessons with Andy King has been one of the best decisions that I could have made over the last couple of years. Before coming to NYVC, I wasn’t so sure if Musical Theatre was still the path for me. Working with Andy brought that back to life. From his teaching methods, patience with his students, dedication, challenges to see you grow as a performer, and positive attitude, I was able to rediscover my passion for Musical Theatre that once was lost. I have gained new skills, better vocal technique, and a confidence in myself that I had never truly experienced before. Whether you just love to sing for fun, you’re an experienced singer or performer, or maybe you, just like me, need that nudge and encouragement to continue moving forward, I would highly recommend Andy King as your voice teacher! You won’t regret it!

Berkeley Glover Professional Musical Theatre Actress

I am so lucky to have found New York Vocal Coaching and in particular, Andy King!  As a novice singer, I needed a lot of time and technical help to progress.  Andy has helped me correct my breathing, develop my mix voice, learn how to relax while singing and in the process, made it possible for me to reach higher notes.  He has also worked tirelessly to act as a mentor, always available and going out of his way to give advice and guidance in creating a career.  Andy speaks as a friend and authority as he attempts to instill in his students the love of music and theater he so clearly possesses.  He has made it possible for me to begin seeing myself as a singer. I cannot recommend him enough.

Joshua M. Musical Theatre Actor

When we first signed up our daughters for voice lessons at New York Vocal Coaching, we weren't sure whether we made the right decision nor did we know what to expect. I can say with all certainty that it was the best decision! It has been a great experience. The girls (7 and 10 years old) have learnt so much with Andy and they have a wonderful time while doing so. They look forward to every lesson. Andy is great with the kids and keeps them engaged; he is an outstanding coach and the girls value him as a friend as well. They sing and use their voice for auditions and life in general with more confidence and others take notice. We are grateful to Andy, Tanya and all at NYVC for the warm, positive and inspiring environment that they create.

Camila Cervantes-Flores Mother of Andrea and Camila, professional actresses

Arbender Robinson Testimonials

Arbender definitely knows the industry and his students are very lucky to learn from his experience. Not only is he a great performer and teacher, but he is also a wonderful, generous person.

Anthony Lyn Broadway Associate Director Lion King, Mary Poppins,

Professionals and students alike took away a vast amount of information from Arbender's workshop. Finally a teacher that quickly gets the results that are promised while teaching actors a deeper appreciation for the craft.

International Thespian Festival

I was lucky enough to observe one of Arbender's sessions with a group of high school students. He made theater so accessible, relevant, and fun for those students. He covered everything from harmonizing a lyric to staging a number. The students learned so much and so did I.

Michelle Lehrman NYC's Broadway Artists Alliance

Kacey Velazquez Testimonials

She has a highly intuitive knowledge of music and when added to what she’s learned in school becomes an unbeatable combination. Anyone who is lucky enough to study with her would get the benefit of her talents, knowledge, and sheer joy of creating music with someone so special.

Rachel Ticotin Film & Television Actor

Kacey has the knowledge and skills to help me deep-dive into my vocals and achieve a level of excellence even higher than what I dreamed of. In just a few lessons, I've become more self-aware of my vocal habits and accomplished things that seemed nearly impossible before working with her. She is super patient, focused, and fun! I definitely recommend her, especially to more advanced vocalists. Plus, she loves the Backstreet Boys. I'm sold!

Mike Tirado Recording Artist

Kacey has made one of my life long dreams come true. As a musician, I’ve mostly stayed behind the scenes and stuck to producing (mostly for other artists), however, my ultimate goal was always to be an artist singing my own songs; but my insecurities in my voice due to not knowing how to sing or not even knowing how to practice killed those dreams pretty quickly.

I decided to take the plunge this year and invest in voice lessons and came across Kacey. Within one lesson, I knew that this was the best decision I’ve made this entire year. Since then, Kacey has had me singing songs I never thought I would be able sing. On the surface, I’ve learned how to sing and am continuing to learn; but deeper than that, it feels like my life has opened up. Having someone as knowledgable as her makes it much easier than to try and navigate everything on my own. All thanks to Kacey!

Bes Aliju Recording Artist

Kacey has been an absolute dream to work with. She's the best voice teacher I've ever had and I wish I could work with her every day! Her enthusiasm is so contagious and her encouragement really helps with working on the material. I sought her help because she had a background in the music industry already working with artists on developing their sound and that's exactly what I wanted her help with. She's given me so many great ideas and feedback that I'm blown away at the improvement I've made. She's got a ton of experience and I highly recommend her on any project you're working on.

Stu Basham Singer

Kacey is an incredible, experienced, high quality vocal coach & songwriting teacher. In my combo sessions, I've been learning so much from her - both when it comes to vocal technique as well as best songwriting practices. Her vocal tips and guidance improved my singing skills tremendously. And her feedback on the songs I am writing is invaluable: She has creative, powerful ideas for additional layers, harmonies, and ad libs that elevate the song to the next level. Plus, it is just so much fun to work with her! Not only am I profiting from her expertise and experience, but I am also enjoying working with her thanks to her great personality! It's such a pleasure! I've been enjoying every session and I am looking forward to continuing to work with her. Dear Kacey, thank you SO much for your support, guidance, and for sharing your talent with me!

Carolin Obernolte Recording Artist and Producer

Kristy Bissell Testimonials

I have been working with Kristy Bissell, and she is the best vocal coach I have found after years of searching! Not only is she an extremely talented person herself but she has a vast knowledge of vocal anatomy and technique to help guide you towards any goal it is you have in mind as far as singing and performance. She has been able to utilize my previous experience as a singer and classical training to cater towards other genres which is what I had been hoping for. She has one of the most positive energies you could hope for in a voice teacher and she will always make you feel good about yourself even when she is offering corrections. Her patience is endless and she's just really good at renewing your faith in yourself as a performer. Her interest in her students' success is palpable and she is just a wonderful person to work with!

Aja Broderson Musical Theatre Performer, Voice Teacher

I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude in working with Kristy Bissell, a truly talented and caring voice coach at New York Vocal Coaching. After literally only a handful of sessions with Kristy, she has taken this very timid, fearful singer-hopeful to a level that I thought was once unattainable.

Her knowledge of the voice and how it operates is exceptional; you will gain such an education! She is beyond informative and can answer my questions literally before I even ask them. She provides a very comfortable learning environment, and you will leave the studio excited to incorporate her teachings into your craft. How much she cares for her students and their progress is immediately evident.

Studying with Kristy has truly been one of the best decisions I have made for myself. As someone who was literally crippled with stage fright only a few weeks ago, Kristy has helped me to overcome such an obstacle so I can enjoy performing rather than fear it. She has helped me learn to rely on my voice with consistency, something I’d been striving towards for years, but only recently was able to achieve.

After years of being pigeon-holed into only classical singing, Kristy tapped into my pop and rock sounds in a matter of minutes. I left that first session absolutely stunned and knew I had found the right vocal coach for my vocal needs.

I have taken lessons both via Skype and in studio. I really enjoy going into the studio because it is such an exciting and welcoming atmosphere. The staff is very nice and accommodating!

Thank you, Kristy, so very much for believing in me and helping me to finally believe in my voice.

Dana Marie Voice Teacher, Pop/Rock Artist

Happily sharing my testimonial for Kristy Bissell and New York Vocal Coaching!  Prior to working with Kristy, my confidence was nearly shot after a stressful 4-month experience with another coach.  Upon my first lesson, I felt at ease with her immediately, as she provided constructive feedback without judgment.  I sang freer and with each lesson since, I’ve gradually gained back the confidence that was lost.  Kristy as a singer is amazingly talented, effortlessly singing across genres.  One day I hope to achieve that level of skill.  With Kristy as a coach, I now genuinely believe I can. On another note, everyone on staff is friendly and super attentive.  I've also worked with Justin a few times as well and as with any great company, it starts at the top.  Highly recommend NYVC for your vocal needs!

Maribel Malit Pop/R&B Singer

10 minutes into my first lesson with Kristy Bissell, I knew I was going to be back again and again. She’s focused on growing not only your sound, but your confidence and comfort as a performer. Kristy really cares about her students and does everything in her power to help them become the singers they want to be. She’s incredibly knowledgeable of all things related to performance, actively encourages auditioning/showcasing your skills, and I leave every session with her feeling like I’ve truly learned and improved.

Kiana Kountze Musical Theatre Performer

So fortunate to have found Kristy as my vocal coach. When I first came to NYVC I was super nervous about it and within 5 minutes Kristy made me feel super comfortable and I knew instantly that she was the teacher for me. I’ve been going weekly for almost 3 months now and I’ve improved so so much and I couldn’t be happier. Kristy is also there for us all (has a Facebook group for all of her students) outside of the lessons as well and I really do feel like she genuinely cares about each and everyone of us. Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed!

Jonathan Negron Aspiring R&B Artist

Zac Bradford Testimonials

I've been taking voice lessons with Zac for about a year now, and the way I've used my voice has changed drastically under his tutelage.  My voice is clearer, brought more forward, and I now have a stronger mix between my head and chest voice.  I recommend him, and this studio, to anyone who wants to become a professional or wants to get closer to their true voice.

Carolina Do Actor/Writer SHE, a choreoplay Off-Broadway

I really enjoyed my time with Zac Bradford. He is a skilled technician of the anatomy of the voice and is very good at helping all levels learn to sing safely and more efficiently. I would recommend Zac as a voice teacher for SURE!

Daisy Hobbs Actress/Singer Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

My wife and I are both professional ballet dancers at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC and we both have studied with Zac. He is the best voice teacher we've ever had! He's is brilliant in helping us understand the importance of our vocal instrument. We became much better singers and we also have a complete understanding of the power of our voices. He is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable and the way he taught us to prepare, warm up, breathe was very efficient. We definitely recommend Zac a million times!

Junio Enrique & Ana Luiza Luizi Ballet dancers The Metropolitan Opera, Actors (including Converse, Calvin Klein & Faber Castell commercials)

Zac Bradford is one of the most insightful vocal coaches I've ever worked with. His coaching technique is spot on for whatever is holding back your progress and moves past those blocks very quickly. But most importantly, he gives you hope!

Mara Sanchez Actress/Singer-Songwriter

I usually call Zac “the chiropractor for my voice” because whenever I work with him, he gives these adjustments and then I am good to go. Zac has a deep understanding of the physiology of the voice, and is able to offer simple and easy adjustments and exercises to get your voice in the right placement. I’ve worked on a range of styles with him including my original material and despite singing professionally for 15+ years, I always finish my lesson grateful that I have gained so much insight in such a short amount of time. I’ve worked with other male teachers who more often than not throw their hands up and say “well I’m a man so it’s different” but Zac is not one of them. Zac is a master teacher as well as being hugely empathetic and understanding. Would (and do) recommend him to literally anyone I talk to.

Tamara Hanson NYC Singer/Songwriter