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Our students love us as much as we love them. Read some of their testimonials about working with New York Vocal Coaching.

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

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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


David McCall Testimonials

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I’ve been working with David McCall at NYVC for over six years now. He is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had, in ANY field. With David’s guidance I have learned so much about myself as a performer- and person- and soared to heights I never even dreamt of as possible for myself. He is supportive, compassionate, and kind. He is hilarious, creative, and inspiring. He believes in his students- pushing them to their potential and holding them accountable, while also congratulating them every step along the way. He always has your best interest at heart. David is an amazing voice coach whether you‘re at step 1 or step 100. He has coached me through so many stages of life- from college auditions to musical theater intensives to grad school auditions to professional New York showcases etc.- and I’m just so overwhelmingly grateful. I truly wouldn’t be the same singer that I am today without him!

Alexa Jordan Actress, Playwright

David is an amazing vocal coach and an awesome human being!  The progress my son has made in the three years he had been working with David is phenomenal.  It had allowed him to land several lead roles in both school and company productions.  My son loves taking lessons with David and the professional growth he has made is a direct reflection on David's ability to bring out the extraordinary potential in all of his students.

Lori C. Parent of student at a Professional Performing Arts High School, NYC

I was in need of vocal lessons and coaching to prepare for an audition, and found out about New York Vocal Coaching and my instructor David McCall through a mutual friend. Because of a time crunch, I was only able to book three sessions. However, in these three short sessions, David worked very attentively to not just prepare me for the audition but offered incredible tips and suggestions which I can use in the future as well. David is a very nurturing and caring individual, and this is evident in the way he conducts himself. His expertise with vocal training coupled with his demeanor makes him an ideal vocal coach for people of all ages and skill levels. I highly recommend David to anyone out there looking for vocal lessons, whether you are a beginner or seasoned professional, and I myself look forward to training with him in the future.

Nuah Ozryel Television Actor The Blacklist, Madam Secretary, Mr. Robot

David McCall has been an incredible source of musical knowledge.  His technique and breathing exercises are insightful and help you make the most out of every breath you take to help you sing with ease. I have everything to owe to him with regards to my voice. His musical guidance has been outstanding, and I am eternally grateful for it.  I look forward to every lesson I have with him, and I highly recommend him as a tutor.

Ruben G. Finalist The X-Factor

Taking lessons here is addictive. That is to say, I find that my lessons with David McCall seem to have me hooked. David is a consummate professional and has had me making discoveries in just a few weeks that I never came close to in 3 years of vocal training in London. I cannot recommend NYVC or David McCall highly enough. Every hour I have seen there is a joy.

Tyler Jane Actress, Film and TV Writer


Julie Reumert Testimonials

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Julie Reumert is virtuosic as both a vocalist and a teacher, which allows her to impart the invaluable knowledge that helps mold individuals into both confident and technically skilled singers.  As a person, she emits the light that is needed to clearly view the potential that lies within all of us, especially when we have trouble seeing it ourselves. With Julie, you will learn the science of healthful singing as well as the art of honest singing.

Anthony C. Singer/Songwriter

Lessons with Julie became the best hour of my week. It became something I decided to take seriously, and I believe it's because of her charm, enthusiasm and clear love and dedication to her art. It's infectious. Julie Reumert is such a gifted teacher. Some people can do art well, but rare are those that chose to take the time to share their gift.

Maura Barthel Singer/Songwriter

A renowned opera singer, studied at Julliard… I felt like I hit the jackpot finding Julie. When I finally had my first lesson, I was nervous.  I thought Julie would be “better than me” for lack of the right word.  She was AMAZING.  She took time to listen to my story.  She shared her story.  She didn't judge me, she didn't laugh when I told her how important singing was to me, she didn't laugh when I cried, she didn't act “better” than me...  She was VERY real, and VERY sincere, and VERY giving.  She knew right away what direction my lesson needed to take for the duration of the lesson!  I felt totally comfortable singing for her from the first note.  She pinpointed strengths and weaknesses right off the bat.  She offered constructive criticism in a very comfortable manner.  And THEN, before, during, and AFTER my audition, she checked in on me via email just to see how I was.  Teachers don't have to do that.  They don't get paid for that extra time… Bottom line, if you are looking for a voice teacher, New York Vocal Coaching is THE place to go.  If you have to wait to get a lesson, it is WORTH THE WAIT!  Don't get caught up in having to have a lesson with Justin or no lesson!  Justin is amazing - no question.  But so is his staff.  His assistant and associates are simply fabulous.  I have the utmost respect for Justin, and for my teacher, Julie Reumert.  If there's one thing I know, it is that you CANNOT sing in a negative environment.  The NYVC Company is anything BUT negative.  They will inspire you, lift your spirits, and light your fire.  Not to mention - teach you the most comprehensive techniques to “cure you of what ails you.”  They are, in a word, the BEST!

Regina Noel Downing Professional Voice Teacher and Singer

I have never experienced being in a room with such talent. Julie Reumert is one of the best coaches I have ever worked with. She has an unexplainable enthusiasm for not only music, but the progress of her students. She takes the time to work out every intricate detail with you and your music. Not only is she always honest, but the best part is that she then gives you techniques on how to improve and become an even better vocalist and artist.

Julie was one of the first people who told me that I can do anything I put my mind to regarding music and the first one I actually believed. She is always rooting for me and always wants to enhance my vision for music. I absolutely love class; if I could go every single day I would. This year has been incredible and I can just say that I never thought I would be here in New York City singing and learning from someone who knows so much. I have drastically improved, not only vocally and musically but also my confidence has jumped right up and made me feel like I really can do anything I put my mind to. None of this would have been possible without Julie Reumert. Julie has become my mentor and her success has driven me to become just as successful one day. I feel so lucky and am so proud to call her my coach. Since I have been at NYVC, I have been asked to perform my own original songs for the military in front of a few thousand people.

Alexandra Zoghby Singer, Songwriter

When I finally had my first lesson, I was nervous.  I thought Julie R. would be “better than me” for lack of the right word.  She was AMAZING!!!  She took the time to listen to my story.  She shared her story.  She didn't judge me, she didn't laugh when I told her how important singing was to me, she didn't laugh when I cried, she didn't act “better” than me...  She was VERY real, and VERY sincere, and VERY giving.  She knew right away what direction my lesson needed to take for the duration of the lesson!  I felt totally comfortable singing for her from the first note.  She pinpointed strengths and weaknesses right off the bat.  She offered constructive criticism in a very comfortable manner.  And THEN, before, during, and AFTER my audition, she checked in on me via email just to see how I was.  Teachers don't have to do that.  They don't get paid for that extra time.... Bottom line: if you are looking for a voice teacher, the NY Vocal Coaching Company is THE place to go. They will inspire you, lift your spirits, and light your fire!  Not to mention - teach you the most comprehensive techniques to “cure you of what ails you!”  They are, in a word, the BEST!

Regina Noel Downing Singer/Songwriter


Kristy Bissell Testimonials

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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

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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