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"I have 5 albums out and so I thought there was not much left for me to learn. But I was
wrong because I met Justin! I have learned so much in such a short period of time. So
fast! I wish I’d met him before! Great technique, great taste, great sensibility. Simply a
thrill to be coached by him!"-Jimena, Latin Pop Singer#1 Latin Billboard with the hit song "En Soledad" 2007 tour with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
"Last year, I got the chance to work with Justin Stoney. I went back to Italy to work on a
TV series (something like an Italian GLEE) and I practiced his exercises. Now, I keep
making trips back to New York to work hard to improve my skills and to take lessons
with Justin. Thanks to him I've finally found the best way of improving my singing so I
can completely express my feelings and the meaning of my songs. He's also a super
nice person and a pleasure to work with. Which is definitely good for such a good
teacher!"-Jacopo SarnoItalian Pop Star and Television Star
"I studied five years of opera and classical voice all around Europe and I also perform
on different big stages in Germany and all over the world. Once I came to New York
City for my Audition for CAMI(www.cami.com) I met Justin. I got to know him better as
a very smart musician and artist. His coaching elevated my work and preparation for
several gigs. Justin has a vast knowledge about Music, Accompaniment, Music Theory
and Voice Technique, and Anatomy. He works with everyone in a unique and individual
way – as I think that each student deserves to be treated. He is able to feel what the
students feels and relate to the student on a personal and professional level- which
is a big plus for being a coach and voice teacher. Within a short time, with the help of
Justin, I improved my understanding of my own voice structure in a major way, which
has helped me to be always perfectly prepared for my international auditions. I'd like to
thank Justin for his support and I definitely wish him all the best for his entire future. I
recommend him to you strongly as he has helped me so much!-Florian V.Professional Opera Singer From Germany"www.florianvoss.eu
"I discovered Justin Stoney from the other side of Atlantic via Internet. Working with him
is one of the best decisions of my life. He is beyond what I can put into words, but let
me try. Every time I’ve been to New York Vocal Coaching, I’ve trusted that Justin will be
able to help me make a gorgeous change through wonderful technique, his kindness,
and his mastery. Though it’s a long way to travel for me from Turkey, I always keep
coming back! I had many vocal issues before I met Justin. As a foreign artist, I also some
concerns about the language barrier both in my songwriting and singing. He is not only
a voice technician for me, but also he was able to help me with my accent, my lyrics,
and my obsessions about rhyme. He has done such a great job with me! I call him my
Professor Henry Higgins"-Şans n Tüzün ("ChanCe")Singer/Songwriter from Istanbul, Turkey ByChanCe Music
"I had the privilege of working with Justin whilst I was in New York for a few months.
Never have I gained so much vocally in such a short space of time. I have been studying singing
for over ten years and within a few sessions I understood more about the capabilities of my voice
than I have during those aforementioned years. Many teachers know the subject matter, and many are
good are boosting confidence (which working singers will know can be crucial) but very few are able to combine both,
and communicate the mechanisms of your voice in an accessible, clear and workable way; a way that leaves you feeling
confident about hitting 'that' note, or switching from mix to belt in 'that' impossible audition song. Justin interweaves
technique with songs to show you exactly how an exercise will help you in a number and if a note or phrase isn't quite
working he will break it down and work solely on that, never letting you settle for less than you're capable of.
And often it's this attention to both dramatic and vocal detail that will distinguish you from the others and make
you stand out in auditions. Aside from the technical aspects of the coaching, he creates a safe, embarrassment-free s
pace to do what you love most, and whether you are a beginner singing for fun, or an experienced Broadway performer,
the lesson will be catered to you and the individual needs of your voice. I highly recommend New York Vocal Coaching
(and I should perhaps mention that the way in which I myself found Justin was through two other equally passionate recommendations!)
and can't emphasize enough how, as a pupil, you leave with not only the confidence, but most importantly the skills to back it up.
The only downside for me is that he is based in New York and I am based in London..."-Sarah MossActress/Singer London’s West End
"Justin is simply an amazing coach and mentor. He truly inspired me and gave me the
confidence to achieve what initially I thought would not have been possible. He has a
wonderful empathy and cared about my development. He not only spotted my issues
straight away and managed to correct them very quickly, but also enabled me to make
a quantum leap forward. No wonder so many professional singers and people from the
show business go to him. I am so thankful to Justin and highly recommend him."-Laurence L.Singer from London, England
"I am a vocal artist, training in Classical singing (and a bit of Musical Theatre) from London. So why do I travel all the way to the states for lessons when London has a vast collection of teachers and more specifically why all that way for Justin?
Initially I just wanted to continue training while on an extended holiday and so after comparing various testimonials myself, I decided to give him a go. I have never looked back since.
What Justin offers is not only teaching on how to improve your singing, but he also explains the reasoning behind his methods through description and depiction of the vocal system and its workings. A lot of teachers fail to recognize the importance of this. I also enjoyed and found valuable the very specific and unique exercises he creates, which work your voice, enabling you greater agility and command, as well as a purer sound: in a ”Justin Lesson” you do not just warm up and practice technique with you conventional arpeggios. He really does bring something new. His method just works!
My advice is that if you're looking for something exceptional, give him a go. In fact, even if you're perfectly happy with what you have now, give him a go! I can guarantee you won't stop going back.
Personally, I look for any excuse to fly over to New York City to improve, enhance and strengthen my voice with the help of Justin and the methods he prescribes."-Sanee P.Classical and Musical Theatre Singer from London, England
"Justin has created something truly special with his voice teacher training. A genuine master of voice teaching, he’s able to consolidate even the most complex aspects of vocal pedagogy into something that’s very attainable in understanding and utilisation for others. He provides all the voice teaching tools you could need to know about, their application, and crucially how to infinitely adapt them. This puts you in the rather unique position of essentially knowing everything you need to know, before you’ve perhaps even taught a lesson! That is the real x factor of the course, it purposely accounts for the fact that mastery is primarily achieved through experience. Justin’s voice teacher training which is grounded in science, vocal technique truths, unlimited training tools and boundless inspiration provides the optimum kick start to this process. So when you then go out into the world of teaching you’ll be able to mindfully, confidently and intelligently cultivate how you will uniquely teach."-Michael ReynoldsVoice Teacher based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
"My work with Justin was so revealing! I’ll never forget the things he taught
while I was in New York and the ways he changed my technique. Even when
I "fell down" in his lessons it just showed me how I can believe in myself even
more, and how I can go further and discover my voice even more. I felt like
crying during his classes because it was as if I had been reborn. I had gotten
too comfortable with my singing. And this is death for me as an actress. I don't
wanna be comfortable with anything in my work of actress, ever. I want to always
think that it is the process and not the results that make you keep working. And
Justin lessons made me believe in that again. And I thank him!"-Elisa VolpattoProfessional Singer/Actress from Brazil
"I cannot describe how glad I am to have Justin as my voice teacher and how grateful
I am for what he's been helping me accomplish. I began retraining my voice with him
just a few months ago and since then I've made a huge amount of progress in my
technique and overall performance! His passion for music and teaching are beyond
comprehension and clearly reflect on the positive results of his students. He has a
motivating and patient approach (and great personality as well), which make him
appropriate for anyone, no matter what level, who wants to improve as an artist and
have a great time singing and learning!"-Myra R.Brazilian TV Actress HBO’s "Woman Of Faces"
"Despite having already had classes with several other excellent teachers,
Justin managed to have a different point of view of my technique and in only one class
he could give me some effective technical solutions for my vocal problems. I highly recommend his classes!"-Marilice CosenzaSinger, Actress and Owner of the Famous Brazilian Website for Actors: Guia do Ator www.guiadoator.com.br
"There are no words to thank Justin Stoney for his dedication, professional expertise,
and true commitment to the success of all his students. No matter what level you are at
in your journey of music and performing arts you will discover your potential through his
coaching. Why am I so sure about this? Because he already sees you as an amazing
and successful performer even though you might not yet see it for yourself. I personally,
had repressed my voice for 18 years until I met Justin. Now I can enjoy my voice and
the new amazing possibilities that come with singing. He truly went far beyond all
expectations!"-Nury M.Singer from Argentina
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"Heaven must be missing a vocal coach!!! I am a musical actor from Slovakia. I have
been singing since my early childhood, I have studied singing for several years but
never had this kind of teacher. I had a great summer in NYC. The city was great,
shopping was great, parties were amazing, but the highlights of my trip were classes
with Justin!!! Just as an example, if I had such teacher in economy, I could, for sure,
solve our economy crisis in Europe. Justin explained me everything about breathing,
about the behavior of the muscles that influence my vocal cords and then he worked
hard on teaching me, by great innovative exercises, how to get my cords under absolute
control. Now I do not consider myself the best singer in the world, not even in Slovakia,
but I definitely know how to sing. The progress I made in two months (13 classes) under
Justin's lead, was huge and I am sure he can do that with anyone!"-Martin M.Pop Singer and Musical Theatre Actor from Slovakia
"Justin is a wonderful teacher in every way. I only had a chance to experience a few of
Justin's lessons (on a visit from my home country of Indonesia), but he teaches in a
peaceful, supportive and yogic manner that he makes you feel comfortable while being
aware of your voice and improving. More importantly, Justin made me love to sing!
THANK YOU JUSTIN!! :)"-Sri P.Pop and Musical Theatre Singer from Indonesia
"Justin is AMAZING. I had never taken voice lessons until I came here, but he quickly
made me feel at home and my singing has improved since day 1. He quickly identified
my problems and we worked on making them better and healthier, and of course sound
a hundred times better! Not only did my voice improve but so did my confidence, I feel
much more confident and comfortable singing. He is such a sweet and knowledgeable
vocal teacher and I will definitely be going back!! Oh, and his cat Manny is the cutest
creature ever!!! Justin, you're the best, I can't thank you enough!!"-Nana H.Japanese Pop and R&B Singer
"I started taking vocal lessons with Justin about a month ago as an absolute beginner
with no music background whatsoever. I was quite nervous at first but his calm and
positive but honest approach really made me feel comfortable. His lessons are an
amazing confidence booster. Never bothered looking elsewhere because I knew that he
was the man!"-Conrad MengChinese Beginning Singing Student
"An absolute delight and a great experience to work with Justin!
He is extremely professional and has an extensive knowledge of the voice and vocal training.
In addition to all his great knowledge, he is such a kind and nice person.
And from the minute you walk through the door, he has an unique and focused energy on how to bring out your
potential and how to help you overcome your challengers. Justin is exceptionally talented and I still have a
ton to learn from him. Can’t wait to come back!"-Julia O.Pop/Rock/R&B Singer from Denmark
"Justin Stoney is everything singing should be about:
Fun, loving, challenging, inspiring and true. I can’t imagine a visit to
NYC without seeing Justin and working with him to improve my voice. Highly recommended!"-Niklas RiesbeckProfessional Actor and Singer from Sweden
"Everyone at New York Vocal coaching is outstanding! Justin, John and David are exceptionally knowledgable
and they passed their knowledge on to me in both speech and singing lessons.
After every lesson I left with a sense of really feeling a lot of improvement.
Also, the fun I had at each lesson left me eager for the next lesson each time! Highly recommended!"-Michelle RossActor and Singer from Australia
"Justin is one of the best teachers I have ever worked with.
He has a lot of knowledge about singing technique and makes it easy to understand.
In his classes, I hardly sang English song, mostly in Thai. However, he could correct
my problem in every single spot from the sound I made even though he did not understand
the meaning of the words. No matter where you come from, we all sing in the same language, 'singing language.'"-Sirus T.Pop Singer from Thailand
"I was recommended to Justin for his speech coaching lessons.
After a couple of sessions I have seen major improvements in my voice and my confidence.
Justin is an amazing teacher. Soon after vocal coaching I continued taking singing lessons with Justin.
Singing is something I've always wanted to do but I sounded terrible. Every weekend for the last two months has
been a wonderful experience. Justin brings fun in learning any new skill. Every session is different and challenging.
He is very patient and encouraging with his students, especially with a guy like me who doesn't have any previous musical background.
It is amazing how different my voice now sounds when I sing and speak, and it has only been a couple of months. I will continue taking
my lessons with Justin and I will recommend him to anyone out there wishing to explore their voice to its full potential."-Dali L.Music Industry Professional, Voice and Speech Student from Croatia
"When I first started coming to Justin, I was blowing my voice after
15 minutes of singing, going hoarse and losing my high's and low's.
Within a couple lessons, Justin helped me identify what I was doing to cause my voice to strain itself, and how to avoid doing so.
In the past three years of working with Justin,
I've systematically gained awareness of so many parts of my voice
I was unaware of before, such as vocal cord closure, jaw tension, tongue position,
and resonance/air flow, and I've gained a greater vocal range than I had dreamed possible.
The voyage continues..."-Ben L.Singer/Songwriter from New Zealand
"I came from Russia to study with Justin for 2 weeks in September 2010.
I got a lot of new and interesting information on how to train my voice.
I learned a lot of new exercises, which help me a lot in my practicing. Justin is very enthusiastic teacher,
full of fresh ideas. His classes were extremely interesting to me and very different from lessons with Russian vocal teachers.
Justin gave me a new start and fresh ideas for my work as a professional vocalist. Thank you Justin for your great job!"-Valery A.Pop/Rock Singer from Russia
"Through Justin’s guidance and teachings,
my voice became stronger as he helped me strengthen my
lower range, when before I had only been taught to sing in my higher one.
As a result my voice felt much more controlled and powerful, and I could finally belt out in song without pain and hurting my vocal chords.
Justin is a great teacher, with lots of experience and patience.
He truly cares about his students and will always listen to you and take a personal interest in
helping you become a better singer. He uses plethora of great techniques, customized to your specific needs and in turn will no doubt help you realize your potential.
I look forward to my return to New York and becoming his student once again."-Jeeny F.Musical Theatre Singer from Ecuador
"My voice has improved dramatically in the short time I've studied with Justin.
There were immediate improvements in my singing after only one lesson - I've
even had compliments on my advancement from friends who know my voice.
Justin has an uncanny knack for isolating vocal weaknesses and tailoring specific
exercises to counteract bad habits. It's truly amazing at how fast my quality and
confidence in singing has grown by practicing with Justin's teaching these last
few months."-Julien F.Rock Singer/Songwriter From Canada
"I travelled to New York for a short holiday from Finland but was able to book
several lessons with Justin and his associates at NYVC. With their teaching I was
able to drop many old habits that were on the way of making my voice sound
better and of producing it healthier. I now sing in a less pressured voice that
feels more free and strains my muscles less. Justin and his associates gave me
several exercises that I use both individually and when prepping for a difficult part
in a song. I work in the music theater biz back at home in Finland, and I was also
able to get advice on different styles of singing in theater. This in turn will make
me more versatile in auditions. Thank you so much Justin and NYVC! When I
travel back to NYC, I'll be sure to knock on your door again!"-Raili R.Professional Musical Theatre Performer in Helsinki, Finland
"I came from France to NYC to achieve my dream- singing!
I've been singing since I was 7 and this means a lot- 25 years of bad habits! When I first met Justin,
I felt in love with his studio, his kindness, his way of working. Justin is a fantastic teacher… WHY ?…. because he knows how to listen,
how to find new exercises to finally hit the high notes, how to advise and to tell his feeling with no pressure. I am French and it was so
great to have a vocal coach like Justin, in each lesson he created new "words" that I can "hear" in French, to help to make me open my jaw,
open my voice, open whatever can be more open while singing! I discovered hundreds of tips that I still continue to use. My friends and family
were stunned by the progress I made in one year. I discovered some new methods, such as how to belt, and I also discovered my own true voice. I
found some parts of my range which I never used before. And I, above all, discovered Justin himself: human, kind, sensitive, professional, smiling,
clever, attentive, creative… I am involved in a new show right now, and be sure, that every technique he gave me are being used back home in France.
Justin, you're simply the best. Truly and Simply- MERCI."-Nelly M.Pop/Rock Singer from France
"SIMPLY THE BEST VOCAL COACHING SERVICE OUT THERE! My experience
working with Justin has been truly MAGICAL. I have tried so many other services
before but nothing helped! I am so glad and happy to have found New York
Vocal Coaching and to have the opportunity to get training from Justin. Being
Indian by nationality and having been trained in Indian folk singing for years, I
was not very used to the American singing styles. This created confusion in my
singing technique and I had a hard time adjusting to either style. Fortunately,
I found Justin and upon continuously working with him, I have IMPROVED
tremendously!!! My confidence and my experience with music have been like
never before. I am so THANKFUL to Justin for providing such great training to
singers and performers from all over the country. He is extremely skillful and can
help anyone! You need to take advantage of learning from him ASAP & you too
well feel LUCKY :)"-Ripa C.Pop And Musical Theatre Singer From India
"Justin is the solution to any problem you have with your voice. He is no doubt one of the top rated voice coach, you can find in NYC. I have been training my voice with many different voice teachers, because I was moving a lot. I probably had about between five to ten lessons with each voice teachers. And I wasted my money and time. Even in 10th lessons, I was same as before I took first lesson and I am a college student. Money and time is really valuable to me. So I became more cynical about taking voice lessons. I was afraid that in order to become a good singer, I need to constantly keep taking voice lessons. And I could only afford few lessons. let's be honest, taking voice lesson is really expensive, especially for students who are not making money. HOWEVER, when I decide to give it one more shot with Justin, It was one of the wisest decision I have ever made. I was INSTANTLY got better with my problems in singing at my first lesson with him. At third of our lessons, I became no where close to who I was as a singer before Justin. In final result, I have saved my money and time. I really believe that taking lessons with Justin is like taking 10 lessons with other teachers. one lesson with Justin worth more than lessons with other voice teachers. There are many ways to solve your problems and Justin knows the best ones. Of course, you need to do your job, practicing and not forgetting what you felt that was told that it was right. I really want to thank Justin for his kindness and his techniques."-Hara K.Pop and Classical Soloist From South Korea
"The New York Vocal Coaching Teacher Training Course offered me the further training and opportunity in which to immerse myself that I was looking for. My compliments to Justin for providing a well-organized and relevant training whereby all facets of the voice, vocal use, and vocal training were covered- both from a technical perspective as well as performance perspective. It’s one of the few courses which is not out to create an army of “followers”, but one which puts the creativity and personality of the vocal coach first. The overall potential of the voice and how it could be further trained is clearly set out and demonstrated. This without influencing the individuality of either the student or the vocal coach, but by stimulating and motivating their creativity – unique and inspiring!"-Martin MolVoice Teacher and Vocal Coach from Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Justin is not only one of the most joyful human beings and nurturing vocal coaches I have ever met, but he completely devotes his life to music and his students. The love for his work, which I believe, is his true calling, emits from within and reflects in his teachings and all his classes. I believe, that is one of the reasons why he understands so well, how to unveil one’s true vocal essence.
“Every voice is unique and no voice sounds the same.” That is one the most valuable sentences I have internalized and learned from Justin's Voice Teacher Training as well as his private vocal lessons.
Apart from improving my technical singing abilities, Justin has helped me to be more appreciative and accepting of my own voice. Because Justin is also a great musician and accompanist, he has been able to support the growth of my original material. Every time I leave Justin’s class, I feel highly inspired and confident to follow my dreams and to keep working on reaching my goals.
What’s so special about Justin is that his passion is combined with a vast knowledge about the voice which he is continuously expanding. That is one of the many reasons I chose to do the Voice Teacher Training with New York Vocal Coaching. I learned to understand my instrument on a much deeper level. Due to Justin’s teachings I have acquired profound insight into the voice. I’ve gained clarity about breathing, the anatomy of the voice and connected muscles, vocal registration, vocal compression, resonance, style, the physical body, vocal exercise design, vocal health as well as voice teaching and psychology to name a few.
If you are seeking an in-depth understanding of your instrument and how to teach as well as design voice exercises for your own students, you are certainly at the right place. If you are looking to get to the bottom of your questions and finally understand how to belt, mix, vocal fry, whistle tone and approach different vocal styles, Justin is your guy. I don’t think you could be in better hands with either your instrument or your aspiration to be a voice teacher."-Leyla MesicSinger/Songwriter and Voice Teacher from Switzerland
"I have had the pleasure of developing myself as a singer under the nurturing wings of New York Vocal Coaching in a myriad of ways. In particular, I had lessons with Julie Reumert, completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training, and I currently continue into my second year of enjoying regular voice lessons with Justin Stoney.
My time with Julie was characterized by much growth and exposure as she was immensely patient and encouraging with me. She gave me the necessary training I needed as a working choral singer as well as a solo singer and introduced me to a diverse classical repertoire. As an opera singer herself, Julie had much to share from classical music, but her knowledge of and experience in helping singers sing in pop and musical theatre styles are equally extensive.
During my teacher training course of study with Justin, my mind was literally blown away by the conceptually sound, scientifically grounded and revolutionary coursework material that was covered. Not only did I benefit intellectually as a student of the voice, my way of thinking as a teacher truly broadened. In addition, Justin often encouraged dialogue and open discussion among all course participants and I learned a lot from that too.
My learning curve however, is at its steepest during my private singing lessons with Justin. I have learned to sing in ways that I never dreamed I could, to reach notes I never thought I had, and to experience music with so much joy and passion I never knew was humanly possible. As a master voice technician, Justin is consistently focused on helping me improve on my methods of vocal production, and he does this with a relentless determination to achieve positive results while at the same time, maintaining such a kindness with mistakes, repeated attempts, and the vulnerabilities that inevitably surface when one is struggling as a singer to grow.
As the founder of NYVC, Justin exudes an entrepreneurial spirit of constant sharing and giving which is both magnanimous and forward-thinking that I find this an inspiring strength that I would like to emanate as a teacher myself. Among the many things I have learned from Justin, the most important one for me has been his generosity – a trait I never knew so keenly as I do now that is integral to being a true artist.
I also think it worthy of mention that the lovely ladies – Kelley, Emma, Juliana, Tanya & co. – who industriously man the phone lines, emails and appointment schedules will always do their darnedest to help you get what you need as a client. It is never stressful booking appointments with NYVC!
And so, to anyone reading this trying to decide whether or not to embark on a meaningful journey of growth as a singer or voice teacher with NYVC, I fully recommend you wait no longer, but begin your beautiful voyage of self-discovery and musical maturation with Justin and his wonderful team."-Genevieve TohProfessional Voice Teacher, Pianist, and Singer from Singapore
"Having been part of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training has become in the most enriching experience I have had in years. In Latin America, the knowledge of vocal training and physiology of the singing voice in the context of contemporary commercial music is very limited. From the first day of the course, Justin talked about vocal production so clearly and with updated and accurate information, not myths or beliefs. As a speech therapist and voice trainer, I want to be able to work from a solid foundation of knowledge that allows me the freedom to design my own methodology and tailor it to each singer in an effective and healthy way. Participating in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training has allowed me to complement my studies in Vocology and get a better understanding about the process of vocal training. Also, as a part of the course my own voice has become stronger, freer and easier! So, as a singer, voice teacher, and vocologyst I have experienced an incredible development and growth with NYVC.
I am very grateful to the entire NYVC team and their work as trainers. Special thanks to Justin Stoney who is an excellent teacher and guide. Definitely I would live this incredible experience again!"-Marcelo Saldías O’HrensSpeech Pathologyst/VocologystSinger and Voice Teacher
"After my first lesson with Justin I felt like I learned and understood more within an hour with him than what I did with years of vocal lessons before. I couldn’t believe how much I learned and improve after only a lesson with him. I’m trained as a singer and a musician, but after few sessions with Justin, everything made sense to me. I really understood how the voice works in a way that I never did before. Justin is a fabulous teacher, he knows what your voice needs and creates specific exercises for you. He also understands what your goals are and tailors everything just for you. I’m so happy I found NYVC and especially Justin. He makes you feel comfortable and he always finds a way to make everything seem easy and help you achieve anything you are trying to achieve. I live in Barcelona and I keep traveling to NY just to “make some joyful noises” with Justin.
I recommend Justin to anyone. HE IS WONDERFUL!"-Maria MilletProfessional Singer and Voice Teacher from Barcelona, Spain
"I took lessons with Justin while living New York for a few months and feel incredibly lucky to have found such an amazing vocal coach and person!
After only one lesson I felt and heard a complete transformation in my voice. I always said that I thought he was magic as he intuitively knew exactly how to fix the things that I needed help with. A singing lesson with Justin feels like a lesson with a friend and the atmosphere is so relaxed that it gives you the confidence to aim for that shrieky note without embarrassment.
A master of vocal mechanics, Justin gave me the technical skills that I needed as well as improving my confidence and performance ability. I cannot emphasize how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to know and learn from him!
He is a legend - as we would say in Ireland. You can't get better than this!"-Elizabeth MurphySinger/Songwriter
"What can I say? Except THANK YOU very, very much, Justin Stoney, for bringing out that three and one-half vocal range that I never knew I had! And for that UNBELIEVABLE first session with you! I, for one, can say it is ALL true; that after just one lesson with you, your students leave your studio with a richer voice, and (in my case) a wider vocal range. My children call me a diamond in the rough; all I needed was to enter your studio, get polished and come out a very different person with better technique, more self-confidence and a better appreciation and passion for music! Travis, David and Julie (with the voice of an angel), you are all the ideal teachers. You have the kind of patience that every good teacher should have. That gift of making each student feel that you are there only for them, bringing out the best in them. Kelly, your receptionist, was very helpful and accommodating, I was very happy with her. She let me know right away when you had a vacancy for me. I have had no formal training at all, except for a recent short stint with a voice teacher in the Philippines. A month ago I traveled here to see my daughter and she knew my lifelong passion. So she told me that she found the best vocal coach in New York for me. I thought Justin would not agree to coach me since I wasn't a professional singer. I soon realized that he was very approachable and made me feel so comfortable with his style of teaching, so comfortable in fact, that two hours went by just like that! First he put me at ease and I sang the scale and did my runs (he has the perfect ear; a slight change in intonation and he immediately corrected me). Then he informed me that my low is B-flat and high is F #6. I still wonder how he got all of that from the first session, I never even knew that was my range. And at the end of the first lesson he had me belting out a Broadway song when I’ve never done anything like that before! First lesson! THAT is how good he is!!! Anyone that gives him and his people a try will realize that with his style of teaching and techniques, he can coax the impossible out of them. I am so glad I took that first step. I truly wish I lived in New York, I’d love to have more lessons with NYVC. If you plan to take up lessons with Justin Stoney, you need to book your appointments waaaaaay ahead of time. That is how tight his schedule is! Thank you, again, Justin Stoney and all the staff of NYVC. I think you are all doing a great and special thing, making people happy. Thank God for the gift of music and for people like you, who unselfishly impart knowledge, and make learning fun.
P.S. Thank you for finding the time for me, especially since you are always fully booked. really thought my chances were slim after I told your staff that I was 62!"-Mary AnnAPMDCI (Association of Practicing Musicians in Davao City) Philippines