Testimonials

DAVID MCCALL

"I've been amazed at what I've accomplished so far in my lessons with David McCall. A songwriter, I started taking vocal lessons to expand my range a bit and strengthen my ability to write melodies using my voice. Through David's guidance, I have experienced greater improvement in my singing than I imagined possible and am now looking forward to performing. David's subtly employs his expansive knowledge of music and the vocal mechanism to draw the best out of me. His good humor and graciousness make lessons comfortable and fun. I'm looking forward to continued work together and would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their singing."
-STEVE D.
Singer/Songwriter

"Whenever I feel uncomfortable with a note, David is just brilliant in explaining the reason behind it and how to adjust it. I completely trust him with my voice."
-EDIZ B.
Dubspot Music School

"I first came to David because I wanted to learn how to sing pop and R&B songs. I grew up learning strictly classical music, so I was afraid that I will not be able to change my habits and be able to sing the popular songs I have always wanted to sing.

But David was so patient with me. He broke down all the techniques I needed to know in ways I could understand. It didn't matter how long it took, he was willing to take the time to teach me the proper technique for singing these pop tunes. For example, he taught me how to become more comfortable with my chest voice, a technique I used to be hesitant in using frequently. He also has a great ear, which helped me fine tune my tone and pitch each time. Most importantly, no matter how frustrated I would get, he would always give me encouraging messages and cheer me on.

With his coaching and his positive energy I am now a lot more confident with my singing abilities. I couldn't be happier and I look forward to my weekly lessons with David. It's like musical therapy day for me. And I guess that's the best way to describe it."
-GITA S.
CEO Guide Prep

"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, Professional Performing Arts High School, NYC

"I had never had a singing lesson in my life prior to starting with David McCall. After just 3 months, I must say my singing has improved dramatically. I feel like I am better after each and every lesson. Not only does David guide you through various exercises, but he also explains what is happening technically in a clear and concise way. In addition, he is great at giving tips which help you feel what you are trying to accomplish. I would highly recommend David to anyone trying to improve, amateur of professional."
-ARTHUR W.
Guitarist and Singer

"I came to David looking to expand my repertoire for auditions and to improve my voice.  He went above and beyond to help me in these areas, but what I wasn’t expecting from my weekly lessons was the major boost in self-confidence!  Looking back, I hardly recognize the timid-voiced girl I was during my first lesson.  David’s friendly demeanor will immediately put any student at ease, and his constructive criticism never comes across as harsh or judgmental.  Simply put, David is the best!"
-MEGAN M.
Director of Education, Greyman Theatre Company

"Dave quickly identified ways in which I could improve my vocal projection / range and helped me implement these improvements through the appropriate exercises."
-ROB D.
Alternative Rock Singer/Songwriter

"For almost a year, I have been traveling into New York City to work with my vocal coach David McCall. And I can sincerely say that you will not find a more talented or knowledgeable teacher than David McCall. His ability to communicate the technical and musical aspects of vocal performing is truly amazing. So, if you are a professional entertainer or just a person starting out, David will help you achieve your dream."
-JACK R.
Classical Choir Singer

"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.
X Factor Finalist

"I was in New York only long enough for three lessons with David, but I could tell he is a very patient and attentive teacher — and person."
-GENNARO R.
Italian Pop Rock Singer

"I want to tell you how awesome it has been working with the associate, David McCall, at New York Vocal Coaching on 36th Street. I have been singing on my church's worship team for about nine years and this past July I began to experience difficulties singing in the higher ranges. I began to feel what appeared to be a lump in my throat and decided to have it checked out. On 07/30, I was found to have vocal nodules, or nodes, as described by Brittany Snow on Pitch Perfect. It was then I began vocal therapy and scheduled my first vocal lesson with David. I was unable to sing in the higher ranges like before but that very first lesson completely took its toll on me. I was amazed, astonished, overwhelmed with hope at how within one hour David took me from barely being able to hum without pain to feeling absolutely relaxed, free and confident that I would someday sing like before and even better. Do not hesitate to try working with one of the associates, especially with David, he is an amazing teacher who brings the basics and the talent of singing into a tangible reality for anyone.

I thought I was singing correctly all of these years but I was doing it all wrong. I absolutely urge you to try one class with David, it will open your eyes and you will come back for more."
-ROSALIE B.
Worship Music Leader

"I have taken David’s vocal class for three years now and it has been truly life changing. From the moment I walked in, there was such a welcoming feeling. David McCall had a big smile on his face and I felt right at home. He uses techniques specialized for my voice and he specifically focuses on trouble points in a song. I always look forward to our time together because I know that we will both die of laughter somewhere in the session. David is so easy to talk to and so genuine. He really connects with me on a personal level and pushes me to my fullest extent. It’s crazy to think about the amount of songs we have worked on together. Whether it is Frank Sinatra or classical Broadway, he always finds a challenge for me. He’s also helped me with many audition pieces for productions I’ve been in and has even taken time out of his busy schedule to attend my shows. His devotion and love to musical theater and the voice has been one of the greatest inspirations for me in my own pursuit of musical theater. If you ever do take his class, I guarantee that your life will be changed for the better!"
-ANTONIO D.
Student @ Professional Performing Arts High School:  Musical Theater

JULIE REUMERT


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"Julie Reumert changed my relationship with something that I never thought I would be comfortable with: my voice. As a brand new student to vocal coaching, I was stunned at how easily Julie transformed my insecurities into confidence, my discomfort into ease. She has an beautiful energy and a lovely, kind spirit that not only welcomed me into the studio but even got me, a most reluctant student, excited about and fascinated by using and developing the voice that I never knew I had. I am extraordinarily grateful for my time with Julie and for what I learned from her. The voice is a terrible thing to waste, and with Julie, I finally heard my own!"
-ROBIN M.
Beginning Singing Student

"My “assigned” teacher was Julie Reumert.  I did my homework on her, too!  A renowned opera singer, studied at Julliard…  Holy Moses!!  I felt like I hit the jackpot!

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 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.  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!  Just 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 D.
Professional Voice Teacher and Singer

“Julie Reumert is a wonderful person and teacher. I'm in a band and have some things I've felt limited by as a singer. Specifically belting. She has helped me tremendously in understanding and growing my voice . Julie is knowledgeable in her craft and is an inspiring focused individual to be around. So grateful for a teacher like this. Go!!!”
-ANDROMEDA HEWSON

ZAC BRADFORD


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"I am currently a student of Zac Bradford, and having nothing but praise for the entire New York Vocal Coaching organization. The staff is incredibly friendly and sweet, everyone is very down to earth and helpful, and the instructors are some of the most knowledgeable people I ever had the pleasure of talking to. I first began taking lesson with Zac around 3 or 4 months ago, and in that relatively short amount of time, my technique improved immensely and I feel more confident in my abilities. The prices are also very reasonable. If you're looking for very high quality vocal/speech instruction with patient and passionate teachers for affordable prices, NYVC is the place to go."
-Anton Kurdakov
Musical Theatre Singer and Composer

"I absolutely LOVE New York Vocal Coaching! Everyone who works there is super nice, the policies (in terms of cancellations, payments, etc.) are all very reasonable, and they offer fantastic voice lessons that are affordable. I was assigned to take lessons with Zac and I've been learning from him for about 6 months. He not only has extensive knowledge on vocal techniques as well as the biology behind them, but he is a very agreeable person who clearly cares about his students. He has an infinite number of tricks up his sleeve that help me master techniques and reach notes that I was always afraid of facing before taking lessons with him. I love NYVC's sliding scale because it just shows how much they truly care about teaching and having their students succeed. I've run into Justin Stoney a few times and he is also a friendly, nice, and genuine guy, so it's no wonder all the staff members I've met are equally as awesome. If it wasn't obvious, I highly recommend taking lessons here (especially with Zac!) if you want to see an improvement in your singing & level of confidence! Thanks NYVC :)"
-Yaniza Dore
Singer Songwriter/Youtube Sensation with 340,000+ views

"My daughter takes vocal lessons via Skype with Zac Bradford at New York Vocal Coaching and I must say several things - we love them. My daughter is only in 3rd grade and is rather reserved, but after 2-3 months of training with Zac, she recently had a big audition and had 2 callbacks. My daughter has a beautiful voice, but just like any tool, you need to know how to use it, and because of Zac she does. At the audition, she was fully prepared because they had practiced with accompaniment, karaoke, instrumental, and without any music. She was so confident also based on her knowing she was fully prepared. Zac is also very kind, and patient. You will not go wrong choosing NYVC for your training."
-Ty Wooten
Mother of young Contemporary Vocalist

"I’m so happy to study at New York Vocal Coaching with Mr. Zac Bradford. He has helped me to fix all my vocal habits. At first, I was singing with too much tension in my throat. I also didn't like singing in a falsetto and head voice and I couldn't do it well. However, now I feel so comfortable with head voice and falsetto and I can finally sing without any tension. He teaches in such a clear and understandable way. I appreciate Zac Bradford’s teaching so much!"
-Ari Miyagawa
Musical Theatre Actress

"I took lessons for a couple of months with Zac and had an amazing experience! He is the most supportive teacher I've ever had. He really tailors his lessons for your specific needs and he knows how to make even the challenging aspects really fun. I learned so much from him in a short amount of time! I highly recommend taking lessons at New York Vocal Coaching. Zac was a terrific person to learn from, and the whole staff is super friendly and available to you. And, they all really want you to succeed! A hundred stars!"
-Eva B.
Contemporary Vocalist

"I don't have enough good things to say about New York Vocal Coaching and my voice teacher! I started taking lessons about two months ago with Zac Bradford. In that time, I've seen and heard tremendous improvement in my singing. The staff and faculty are all super nice and accommodating to your needs - whether it's changing lesson times, wanting to take a lesson with a different teacher each week, or just helping to answer any of your singing questions. I'd taken singing lessons for the past two years with another teacher and had seen little improvement in my vocal technique until I started taking lessons with Zac. He immediately debunked some singing myths I held to be true, helped correct some of my singing habits, and after completing an exercise during a lesson always makes it a point to ask: “How did that feel?”. This really forced me to pay attention to my habits, technique and feeling. All in all, a great organization for any singer!"
-Daniel Fernandez
Singer/Songwriter/Gigging Musician

"I've been attending weekly, one hour classes with Zac Bradford for about 3 months now and have nothing but great things to say about New York Vocal Coaching and mu instructor. Coming in with absolutely no singing experience and a less-than-pleasant voice, I was extremely intimidated to begin. Zac put me at ease within a few minutes. He does a fantastic job of recognizing where you're at, providing drills to help you warm up, suggesting songs that fit your range, and offering plenty of “tools” to help along the way.

I'm honestly so happy that I stepped out of my comfort zone to try this out and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. This is all due to Zac's welcoming, positive attitude every single lesson. Regardless of experience level, I encourage you to give NYVC a shot and would highly recommend choosing Zac Bradford as your instructor."
-Collin Schumacher
Beginning Singer

"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
Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

“Zac is a spectacular vocal coach! Cool, knowledgeable and patient, Zac does everything he can to help you reach new heights in your vocal training and journey. I’m amazed how much I've been able to grow as a vocalist and individual within a few months work ! Thanks Zac you are the best!”
- Connie Turkson

“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

“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 at the Metropolitan Opera, Actors (including Converse, Calvin Klein & Faber Castell commercials)/span>

ANDREA GRODY


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"When I started lessons with Andrea Grody, I was an experienced singer, but I always felt that certain songs were inaccessible to me because they required a high belt that I thought I didn't have. I came in with the goal of finally learning how to belt, and Andrea helped me do exactly that. With Andrea's guidance (and her never-ending patience), I can now belt as high as I'll ever need to go, and it doesn't even feel difficult anymore.

Andrea is great at meeting you wherever you are, vocally, and then pushing you to go beyond what you thought you were capable of. One of the best things about Andrea's lessons is that she always gives feedback in a positive way. I never feel like I've done something wrong, but I can feel the growth and changes in my voice after only 3 months of lessons. Andrea is awesome!"
-Michal Barnea
Musical Theatre Actress

"Since joining NYVC I've went from the type of person who was conscious about singing alone in a room, to being able to do a few sets a week as a singer/songwriter. I don't think I could've done it without NYVC, and certainly couldn't have done it this quickly without Andrea. In all the different fields of interest I've explored, I've never met a more patient, passionate, and motivated instructor. I'll be training at NYVC for good."
-Steven Williams
Singer/Songwriter

"Andrea Grody is by far the best vocal coach I've ever had. My singing has improved way more than I thought it could in the couple of months that I've been taking lessons with her. No matter how my voice feels going into a lesson, we always seem to break new ground in terms of technique and I have something new to go home and practice. (I've even been about a half hour late and still had a crazy productive lesson in just half the time). She tailors exercises directly to the song I'm working on and they're always remarkably effective. I really can't say enough good things about Andrea as a teacher and she's a super cool person as well. Lessons at NYVC are a steal- best money I've ever spent studying voice!"
-Megan Talay
Singer/Songwriter

ANDY KING


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"I've been taking classes with Andy King since November of 2015 and he has been a great teacher. He has taught me things that previous teacher's haven't ever even mentioned, such as breath control, blurring the middle ground between falsetto and chest voice, and more importantly, finding my own voice over mimicking other singers. In the short time that I have been under his guidance, I have improved my projection and technique and feel more confident in my singing than before. He is very knowledgeable, and overall, a great person to learn from."
-Fabian Romero
Singer-Songwriter and Rock Singer

"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 (6 and 9 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

"I have been taking voice lessons from Andy on and off for about the past 3 years and I can see such an improvement. I am now able to access parts of my voice I was never able to before. Andy helps you dive into the meaning behind your songs and knows what will work well in an audition. He'll give you the tools you need to succeed!"
-Katie Fogarty
Musical Theatre Actor

"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