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“By my calculations, I took 220,752,000 incorrect breaths before I started to do it right. Slow learner, I know. I'd breathed the same way for forty-two years. Then... Justin Stoney gave me a lesson.”-AJ JACOBSNew York Times Best Selling Author of “The Year of Living Biblically” and “The Know It All”Esquire Magazine, August 2010
“Justin is the best vocal coach I've ever had! After my initial class with Justin, I remember thinking that it was the first time in my life that I had ever truly enjoyed a voice class. His method made me so excited and made me look forward to working on what we'd gone over and wanting to improve myself. Not only is he great at the technical aspect of the voice, protecting it and training it correctly, but he also is a great source of encouragement. Justin never fails to give positive advice and I've never been embarrassed to try something new. He also is extremely helpful in making his critiques and advice easily understandable. I've always found trouble with voice teachers not being able to fully explain what they mean. However, Justin fully explains everything and helps me when I need more clarification on what part of the voice we are talking about. Justin is a phenomenal voice instructor and person, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'm very lucky to have found him.”-JULIETTE GOGLIANBC's The Michael J. Fox Show
“I found out about NYVC after wondering: “How can I learn to sing SIMPLY?” (Yes, it is suppose to be simple!). So, I decide to come to New York from Brazil to find these guys. I thought it was too good to be true, but was thrilled to find out that they actually do EXIST! I got a lesson with Justin Stoney and also with several of the teachers on the NYVC Staff. My singing teacher from Brazil also travelled with me and we both were so happy! The major problem I notice with singing is that voice teachers don’t always connect to their students’ needs. Can they actually understand our struggles and help us? Well, at NYVC they do! And they do it fast! I cannot wait to get back!”-Rodrigo LombardiCelebrity TV/Film Actor from Brazil
"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
"I started my career as a child performer and I was
pursuing dancing until I had to audition for the Professional Performing Arts
School. Justin introduced the art of singing to me by working around my
individual voice and he created many vocal goals for me to commit to as a
performer. His training included helpful technique, and artistic tips to make me
prepared for anything. Justin is also very comfortable with technology and picks
out the perfect repertoire pieces for each personal journey. Justin was very
helpful in encouraging acting into my performing as well. Shortly after this
training, I booked three professional jobs back-to-back. I booked many voiceover
jobs as well because of my healthy, well-trained voice. Justin helped boost my
confidence and he assured me that I should continue singing…forever! "-MARIA MAYBooked BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway
"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
"The search for me as a singer was long and treacherous, THEN THERE WAS JUSTIN!!! I have been singing and performing for years, but could never find the right vocal coach, and teacher that could help me hone in on my talents. From the first lesson with Justin, he read my voice like a book. He knew exactly what I needed and has been helping me reach my true potential. Justin has mastered working with my individual voice, rather than teaching "his technique." That is soooo rare to find in vocal coaching these days.
Besides being a great teacher, Justin is just a model human being. ALWAYS positive and never judgmental. It can be very frustrating as a student to learn and understand the ways of the voice, but with Justin there is no pressure, just comfort and ease. I recommend him to ANYONE who either wants to learn the ways of their voice, or anyone who just needs someone to accompany them and get them ready for an audition. I could go on forever saying all the reasons I love Justin and his work, but you would probably stop reading! Don't think about it, ACT ON IT!!! Justin is the way to go!!"-SPIRO GALIATSATOSEquity Actor, Professional Musical Theatre Performer and Rock Singer
"Justin is an OUTSTANDING coach! Almost two years ago, a Google search led me to the remarkable Justin Stoney. I had trained for several years with some very good voice teachers but was at a stage in my life and career where I needed a coach to help me to transition from student to professional performer. His authenticity, passion for music, professionalism and extraordinary talent were clearly evident from the first moment I met him. His enthusiastic yet laid-back teaching style of patience and encouragement create a very relaxed learning environment. Justin puts his «soul» into each session and encourages me to do the same. This unique approach is incredibly freeing! He has been my coach for over two years now and my voice has and continues to improve dramatically. I am reaching heights that are dizzying! I find great comfort in the fact that his only agenda is to help me to reach my goals. He pushes me whenever I need to be pushed, but my ego is never bruised in the process. In addition, he gives me the artistic freedom to make personal choices when interpreting material, which makes my performances more organic and meaningful – to me as well as to my audience. Justin was the Musical Director for three of my solo cabaret shows and the audiences adored him! I cannot imagine doing a show without his input, expertise and accompaniment. The worst part of our sessions is when they are over! He is an exemplary coach and a very valued friend."-DONNA HAYESCabaret Singer/TV and Film Actress
"Justin Stoney is absolutely wonderful. This summer I decided that, as an actor and long-term shower singer, it might be fun to rid myself of music-induced terror and learn how to sing in front of people. I found Justin through Google and had no idea what an incredible opportunity it would be to work with him. From the very first day, beginning with vocal exercises, he brought out my confidence and a voice I didn't know I had. Rather than trying to rid me of my academic rather than practical way of approaching things, he showed me slides that explained each part of my mouth and throat and what role they all played in forming notes. As we continued to work together all summer, his incredible collection of songs and immediate understanding of which ones would be a good match for me in terms of both interest and voice was inspiring. We worked on a large repertoire of both my favorite songs I'd always wanted to tackle and new pieces that he recommended. By the end of the summer, I had learned to sing on key (yay), to keep to a rhythm, to reach notes far out of my original range, to think about singing more intuitively, and even to become comfortable enough with songs that I could approach them as texts that provided exciting new acting opportunities. I've always loved singing but have had trouble with losing my voice easily (something Justin completely fixed and that has not happened since I started working with him), getting so afraid of singing in public that I literally shook and made my voice quake (but who can be scared when Justin makes singing both fun and extremely relaxed?), and staying on beat (he did not get discouraged by my confused sense of rhythm but rather devised innovative exercises that proved extremely helpful). Immediately after the summer, I went back to school and was cast in two musicals, auditioning with songs we had worked on together. I cannot wait for the year to be over so that I can continue to work with Justin on a whole new set of songs and skills. Thanks to Justin I can truly say that I now consider myself a singer and am so happy to have gained the confidence and skill to practice this thing that I love."-ELLA DERSHOWITZYale School of Drama Graduate/ TV and Film Actress
“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. From the most experienced singer to the dancer who is nervous about singing auditions, 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 SKINNER3-Time Tony Award Nominated Director and Choreographer
“Justin Stoney is a wealth of knowledge and the biggest and best kind of music geek out there! He loves learning and sharing and it shows in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification Program. I was blown away by the specificity he uses and the detailed approach he takes in helping his students gain an understanding of not just the voice, but the body as well. His approach to singing is like none other, and it has completely transformed the way I sing in my own life and definitely the way I approach my students’ learning.
Having spent time growing up in my grandmother's voice studio learning Bel Canto-style singing and working a lot with metaphors and very serious singing, it was refreshing to learn another method of studying technique. The in-depth understanding of the way the vocal mechanism works takes the guesswork out of singing. I have been amazed by the results I get with my own students and so enjoy being able to have more frequent “ah-ha” moments with them. Learning to tailor the exercises and the lesson to each individual student makes for a fun atmosphere for both my students and me. Creating a relaxed environment for my students allows them to let go and try all the silly exercises I create for them. I am so grateful for Justin's own personality that he brings to his teaching, because it has led me to find my own style and realize that there isn't one way of teaching. Voice lessons can be fun and still full of learning!
I am thrilled to have found Justin Stoney, and am honored to consider him my vocal guru!”-CARLA STICKLERBroadway's WICKEDBroadway Actress and Voice Teacher
“I feel genuinely lucky to have met Justin. He has me singing notes that scared the heck out me before… and I'm singing them with ease! From the second you walk into his studio for a lesson Justin has a way of making you feel comfortable. As the lesson proceeds, you feel confident, like you can sing anything. And with Justin, you usually can…”-NOAH WEISBERGBroadway’s LEGALLY BLONDE, ELF, and SOUTH PACIFICABC’s Modern Family
"Because of Justin's precise knowledge of
vocal technique, his broad understanding of acting and musical
styles, and his insights into himself and others, he is beautifully
equipped to nurture and teach the whole artist, helping him or her
to give a full and richly textured performance."-NANCY ANDERSONBroadway ActressWonderful Town, Kiss Me Kate, A Class Act
"One word… GENIUS! If you are a singer in NYC, you need Justin in your life! I went to him off of the recommendation of a friend of mine, and it was the best decision I've made for my career yet. I have a very loud, strong alto belt and a high soprano head voice, but my mix was pretty much non-existent. I would strain and struggle to hit those notes on my «break», because I couldn't mix properly. Every other vocal coach/voice teacher/voice therapist I have had has tried to help me get there with no avail. It's been a seven-year struggle with this, and I am completely overjoyed to say that JUSTIN CRACKED THE CODE!! He explains and demonstrates things in a way that finally made complete sense to me. I went into an audition I was dreading with confidence and ease knowing that I have begun the journey to safer, better singing. That's a gift beyond measure. New York Vocal Coaching’s price are beyond reasonable for NYC. I got more out of the one hour with Justin than a month's worth of lessons with my other coaches. He also allows you to feel comfortable to stumble through while you're finding your way – not like you're under the gun to get it right or helpless if you get it wrong. If you are looking for someone who will help you develop your voice in a safe, effective way, look no further. He's the BEST!! I look forward to working with him for a very long time…"-KELLEE KNIGHTENHelen Hayes Award Nominated Actress
"Having studied with numerous voice teachers and instructors throughout high school and at musical theater pre-college programs, along with being a drama major at NYU/Tisch, I can say with complete certainty and confidence that Justin is one of the most knowledgeable, skilled, and friendly voice teachers out there. His solid grasp of vocal technique along with repertoire, style, and performance technique makes him a great voice teacher and vocal coach. AND he plays the piano wonderfully.
As a voice student who wants to pursue musical theater yet expand his marketability, I have found that Justin is capable of teaching all kinds of styles of music, including contemporary musical theater, legit musical theater, pop, rock, etc. He doesn't just say that you can sing any style with good technique, he teaches you specific things so that you can tailor your technique towards that style. Justin's knowledge of acting technique is also beneficial with people who also want to be able to act their songs. He works with you instead of directing you, and as a result, your performance of songs becomes organic, truthful, and more enjoyable for yourself and the people watching you.
Also, he is not the kind of teacher that imposes a certain technique or philosophy on you. I feel that he tailors his teaching style and curriculum to the needs of each individual student. You never do the same exact set of exercises at every single lesson!
That is why I feel his lessons are so valuable. I learn so much from every single lesson. There is always something new to learn and explore. And when you don't get something, he comes up with a new and different way to help you get it.
But most importantly, Justin is one of the most patient, nice, and caring teachers I know. I feel in my lessons that he is encouraging and supportive while always giving the honest truth and reality. I can always trust his opinion and critique while knowing that I won't feel lousy after a voice lesson. I also feel that he genuinely cares about each one of his students and his or her career goals. I never feel like he is rushing to get me out at the end of the hour. He is always willing to do whatever he can to help you accomplish your goals for that lesson"-BRIAN CHINTV/Film Actor
“As a professional singer, it's important to understand how you make the sound you do. Justin's course went over, above and around all the awesome nerd stuff happening in my body on a daily basis.
The course not only made me feel prepared and ready for new students but made me experiment with my own voice to perfect my sound. The material covered is worthy of years at a collegiate level but is never intimidating. Justin's willingness to answer every minor question you have, now or in the future, is a gift. He is a joy to learn from. Teaching with such a positive outlook really changes students inside and out. From our mock lessons to learning anatomy, I know I have someone with patience and passion teaching me. Not to mention, he is able to demonstrate everything! He control he has over his instrument is an inspiration of what can be. He makes everything so clear.
In the future, whether I continue to teach or not, I know the information and education I learned here is invaluable.”-Cassie OkenkaBroadway's “School Of Rock”Singer/Actress/Voice Teacher/Graduate of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training
“As a singer/songwriter, I have done over 15 albums and thousands of shows and more and more to come. My life really changed for the better after working with Justin Stoney and NYVC. This man helps me to develop a deep a authentic relationship with my voice - my instrument of expression. It is not just about technique, it is about living with a spirit we keep inside and learning how to let it flow and get to other people to bring joy, truth, energy. Every time I come to New York I book lessons to refresh my technique and keep on evolving. Thank you Justin!”-JOVANOTTIItalian Recording Star and Pop Icon
" In playing my role as Josh on TV LAND's YOUNGER, I knew I'd be asked to perform as a bluegrass musician. Miming wasn't going to cut it because the scenes are shot live with live musicians. That's when I was introduced to Eli at New York Vocal Coaching. In short - He’s the man!
The network scheduled a couple of sessions with Eli so he could coach me up as a musician. I'd like to think that I wasn't completely a fish out of water, but Eli made everything simple. We worked on the technical approach to the instrumentation as well as the performance. Eli's knowledge was clear from the start. He understands how to explain even the smallest nuance with clarity.
New York Vocal Coaching’s studio was a perfect place to concentrate and comfortably get the work done that I took with me on set. Television shoots move quickly, and Eli was just the right blend of fast information and positive encouragement. Since our first shoot with the bluegrass band, musical skills have become a recurring part of my character. I’m so happy about that!
I'd recommend Eli as a teacher, coach, or all-around musical guide to anyone looking to improve their craft and have a great experience."-NICO TORTORELLATV/Film Actor starring in “Younger”
"When I walked
into Justin Stoney's studio, I never imagined that my time with him
would so rapidly change the way I access my pop sound and the manner in
which I now approach singing holistically. There are many good vocal
teachers in New York City, but Justin is one of the elite. His love of
teaching is evidenced through his compassionate demeanor and his
technical and pedagogical knowledge-with diagrams conveniently displayed
on a huge screen during his explanations! When I came to Justin for
lessons, I had a dream to be a competitor on the inaugural season of
Simon Cowell's X Factor. Over the months with Justin, my dream became a
reality and I made it all the way to Los Angeles as one of the top 16 in
my category. I think the most important lesson that I learned from
Justin is that singing involves more than just the voice; your soul must
be connected. When I was able to make this connection, big things
started to happen. Would I recommend Justin? Enthusiastically, yes, yes,
yes!! "-TONI DOLCEFinalist On X FactorClassical And Pop Crossover Singer
"I first met Justin in his capacity as an accompanist. He pulled us
out of a crisis and was astonishingly good. Not everyone who plays the
piano is qualified to play auditions but Justin really delivered. I
found out later he is a musical wizard. The results I've seen from his
vocal coaching and voice lessons in performers who have worked with
him has 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 MOSSLegendary casting director of dozens of Broadway shows, major films,
and television shows including The Cosby Show
"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 space 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 Stoney is a one-stop shop to vocal brilliance. He is equally adept in all areas needed to guide your voice into the professional performance world. I was first introduced to him as an accompanist (for a vocal workshop) in which I found his musicality most fabulous. Then, found out he was also a vocal instructor and coach.
Since working with Justin, my voice has made huge leaps and bounds. I came to Justin as a professional dancer, with only about two years of vocal training and the desire to move into the world of musical theatre. He is working with me to shape my voice into a place where I can not only be seen as a «dancer who can sing» but eventually as a singer! As far as technique, the man is a genius and explains everything in a way that is comprehendible and easy to process. He helps you to not only feel what is going on with your voice, but also to understand how and why.
As a coach, Justin has witty and unique ideas to help you work through your songs. He has first hand experience as a seasoned performer and it shows in his coaching abilities. Within a few weeks of seeing Justin, he discovered some issues brewing with my vocal cords (based on past incorrect use) and quickly sent me on a path that has not only led to healing, but also major improvements in technique and vocal strength.
Every time I see Justin I have some sort of breakthrough with my voice and he is the reason. Not only am I improving at a constant rate, but I have so much more confidence in my vocal abilities. In addition to all of Justin's brilliance as a teacher/coach, he is a fabulous person who genuinely cares about his students and their progress. Not that you even need to ask for more, but New York Vocal Coaching also has some of the most affordable rates in NYC. I HIGHLY recommend Justin to anyone, of any level, looking for superior training!!"-MICKI WEINERPHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
“If there is such thing as a “Vocal Guru”, then it’s Justin Stoney. After years of frustrations and searching for answers, at last I’ve found my mentor! I wouldn’t go to anyone else for lessons now, or trust anyone else with my voice. The Voice Teacher Training is truly an excellent course. All the answers to singing and the voice are here. Participating in this course ensures full understanding of the voice, so you can be the best teacher possible. I can’t wait to make the trip to New York to work more with Justin Stoney in person!”-Chris MitchellVoice Teacher
"As a young Assistant Rabbi/Cantor, I faced a challenge to keep my voice strong and healthy throughout intense weekends of singing. Then, I became a full-time grade school teacher and needed to use my voice powerfully 40+ hours a week and be able to sing through weekends.
I googled around looking for a great voice teacher and NYVC came up organically in a couple of different places. I called in and got a lesson with David McCall relatively quickly. Their rates were also reasonable so I was excited to get working.
The studio is in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the subway, and just being on Broadway and 36th has its own awesome feel! Stepping out of the elevator was also an experience, as it opens straight into their beautiful, yet comfortable studio. There is an immediate positive vibe from the staff.
David put me at ease right away with his complete absorption in the lesson, his demonstrating some weird and ugly sounds and a sprinkling of good wit. I definitely tested his patience asking and questioning every step of the way, and he, with a smile answered every last thing I wanted to know. By our third lesson, I was already applying my new skills to my voice. The results are staggering. People are consistently telling me about my weekly improvement! David is a person I look up to for his easy going character, his professionalism and his ability to connect with a very diverse student group. His lesson style is never boring, and you can tell he's been preparing tailor made exercises for you in between lessons."-CANTOR RAFAEL FARHIVoice Teacher/Cantorial Singer
"THE BEST IN THE BIZ. The work I did on my voice with Justin has had more of a
profound effect not only on my music, but on my relationship to myself, on my
confidence, and on the way I approach new challenges than any other class I've ever
taken. There was something so fundamental about reconnecting to the joy I have for
singing, and stepping away from the criticism and anxiety that had defined performance
for so long, that I really do just feel better. I feel better as a performer, as an actor, as
a vocal technician, and I feel better about myself. This deep niggling shame that I felt
toward my inability to enact what I felt musically inside my heart was released. I do not
have anxiety about auditions anymore. Justin gave me the confidence to see, feel, hear,
and become the type of singer that I have always wanted to be. I could thank him for
helping me discover my voice, I could thank him for being supportive and intelligent, I
could thank him for his intuitive sense of what I as a student needed to focus on in
particular. But mostly I would thank him for being excellent at what he does, and for
helping me to feel like my best self. I am forever grateful to Justin Stoney, to his
unbelievably talented, helpful, brilliant and encouraging associate David McCall, and to
the entire NY Vocal Coaching team for their excellence, professionalism, compassion,
and all-around awesomeness. (And they're affordable! Imagine that!) I cannot
recommend this studio more highly, or with more confidence. Look no further than NY
Vocal Coaching, you will never turn back!"-HANNAH F.Classical/Musical Theatre Professional
"When Justin brings a singer into my studio, the project is always well thought
out and rehearsed. Justin is always patient and calm with the singers he works with and he has a genuine ear and
talent for figuring out how to bring the best performance out of a singer. Other members of Justin's team have also been brought together in my studio for projects and they are always musicians and artists of the highest caliber. I whole-heartedly recommend Justin Stoney and New York Vocal Coaching to anyone interested making music with their voice."-MICHAEL KEVIN WALSHRecording EngineerFounder of The Smooth Spot Recording Studiowww.TheSmoothSpot.com
"I can't really say I have ever, in the past, looked forward
to having a voice lesson, for one reason or another. (Maybe I didn't
like the songs I was working on, or I didn't connect with my coach.)
Whatever the reason, it seemed like a chore; something I knew I should
do... until I met Justin. I know it might sound cheesy, but it’s so
very true: He is one of the most inspiring people I've ever met - not
only because of his musical expertise and talent, but also because of
his positive and encouraging nature.
Justin is always honest, though, and never 'blows smoke.' Andhe definitely is not one of these coaches that are just in it to make
a buck. He really wants everyone to succeed. Justin’s encouraging
spirit, along with his knowledge of musical theatre, got me in with a
major New York agency. And I know, from the bottom of my heart, that
I wouldn't have done it without him. He inspires confidence and can
bring out a person's best talents to make them shine."-CHELSEA P.AEA Musical Theatre ActressSigned with one of New York’s finest Talent Agencies after working with Justin
"Justin is simply THE BEST vocal technician there is. His knowledge of the voice, music,
the business and performance, is unmatched. I have sang all of my life and always
knew I could improve upon my technique, sound, range and performance, but didn't
quite know how. Justin IS the how! He quickly had my range and technique broadened
and strengthened and helped me find music perfectly suited to my voice. If you want
to perform to the best of your ability, Justin is THE ONLY person to see. Oh and as an
added bonus, he is the kindest, most supportive and positive person I have ever met.
He'll change your voice and your life for the better!"-KRISTIN R.Film/TV Actress, Jazz Singer
"Being an amateur singer, I had no idea how to find a voice coach, so I
googled 'voice coach new york' and browsed through a few sites. When
I began reading Justin’s, I knew I found someone unique. His love for
teaching and for artistic expression came right off the page. I could
tell that he cared mostly about helping someone express and develop
their creativity. My main reasons for seeking out a voice coach were
to develop my speaking as well as my singing voice and to find an
outlet for creative expression. If it developed into anything
professional, that would be an added plus. What I have found after
only a few sessions is something I never anticipated. First of all, I
am amazed at the wealth of knowledge, skill and insight that Justin
has as a teacher. Not only has he improved my speaking voice, vocal
range and technique, but he has also incorporated so many other
lessons into our sessions. Justin has a unique gift of combining the
physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of art and creativity into
each session. I feel as though he is fine tuning me, like a musical
instrument and bringing out joy and freedom that I had not expressed
in this way before. Each session truly becomes a lesson in voice,
expression and self that I never expected. I have carried everything
that I have experienced in his lessons to other aspects of my life.
It takes someone quite gifted, dedicated and intuitive to be able to
accomplish that as a teacher. I look forward to many sessions with
Justin and feel so blessed to have found a mentor who has tapped my
creative spirit on so many levels."-JOE M.Fox Broadcasting/Beginning Singing Student
"Justin is far more than a magnificently talented vocal coach and teacher; he is also one of the most inspiring and positive and goodhearted human beings I will have ever known. I studied voice years ago when I was pursing a professional singing and acting career. Now years later, I wanted to bring back my passion and find my talent again, and I had no idea I would find this angel on an internet search! I have found my voice again and I give Justin all the credit. What he has done to retrain my muscles and grow my confidence in just a short while is astounding. I can't wait to see where I continue to go. Anyone who has the privilege of studying with Justin is BLESSED!!!!"-WENDY B.Jazz, Folk, and Cabaret Singer
"There are no words to thanks 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.Reiki PractitionerBeginning Singing Student
"I have worked with quite a few vocal teachers, and Justin Stoney is by far the best. Our voices are precious things to us, and because of this it is sometimes difficult to learn to take risks and develop confidence in our gift. Justin has an amazing way of teaching people to find the beauty of their voice and helping people recognize their inner genius. Also, he REALLY knows his craft, and will teach you what you need to know to understand in order to better your own. Seriously, he really really knows what he is doing. I have been studying with him for 2 months, and I am a completely different singer than I was before I started. People stop me to tell me what a great voice I have, that is all thanks to Justin and New York Vocal Coaching. "-CHRISTEN G.Professional Actress and Musical Theatre Singer
"In only a few lessons with Justin, he taught me more than I had learned in years of training. His passion for music really shines through and he infuses that passion into his students. I was initially insecure about certain aspects of my voice, but because of his encouragement I am now confident. I am very eager to keep improving and I am thrilled to be studying with Justin. He is truly a wonderful person and a phenomenal vocal instructor."-KRISTEN S.Musical Theatre Dancer/Singer
"Mr. Stoney does an excellent job teaching voice; both technique and style. He has helped me discover new ways to use my voice and to approach singing. He has a warm and welcoming personality with a great sense of humor that invites exploration of the self, in a vocal capacity, without the fear of being judged. He is one of the most uniquely wonderful vocal coaches I have had and it doesn't hurt that he's not bad to look at either. I think one will begin to see a recurring theme of "brilliant" and "wonderful" and other such designations of excellence in describing Mr. Stoney; I however disagree as these superlatives understate Mr. Stoney's ability to help his students, or at least this student, transcend the mundane and turn singing into an art for not only the audience but the singer."-ELIZABETH C.Musical Theatre
"I came to Justin Stoney as a total amateur, with very limited range and a flat voice. I had always felt that I had potential if I could find the right mentor to train me. That is what I have found in Justin. After only a few lessons, I could not believe the difference in my voice and now after 6 months I am amazed at how I've progressed. Justin is patient, intuitive and incredibly motivating. His training has brought out so much of my creativity, both in singing and other aspects of my life. I am truly amazed at his wealth of skill and look forward to learning so much more from him in the years to come."-JOSEPH F.Beginning Singing Student
"As a metal singer, most teachers have been discouraging about my
style of singing, dismissing screaming and growling as unhealthy for
my voice, saying that I simply 'shouldn't do it.' With Justin, I
finally found a teacher who was open to hard rock music and so
knowledgeable about contemporary singing that he's allowed me to stay
true to my art in a healthy way without compromising the power and
aggression I want to achieve. After years of singing and losing my
voice, I had a breakthrough within the few few lessons. Now I'm able
to hit difficult notes and do unique things with my voice with greater
power and stamina. Justin rocks!"-SYREN J.Metal Band Lead Singer
"Justin is a wonderful teacher. I used to take voice lessons years ago, and recently realized how much I missed singing. I searched for voice teachers online, found Justin's website, and after reading the fabulous testimonials, I decided to book a trial session. I was completely impressed with Justin's vast knowledge, positivity, and obvious talent. It's been about 4 months, and I have certainly noticed an improvement in my vocal range and ability, as well as a much needed self-esteem boost--all thanks to Justin. I definitely recommend booking a session with Justin. You won't regret it!!"-RACHEL C.Beginning Singing Student
"Justin Stoney is an absolutely AMAZING voice teacher. As a life coach, I support and empower people to achieve their goals. And this is exactly what Justin does for my voice. He has developed a unique method to teach in an inspiring way. He believes in my ability even more than I do. His sincere manner and the enthusiasm he exudes are most precious gifts for his students. He always responds to my state of mind and figures out what I need to learn at that moment. The exercises he has designed are customized for each student. He is encouraging and yet constantly challenges me to broaden my vocal range. I was often surprised at how good I sounded after the warm-up sessions. He's kind, patient, and generous. I always leave his lessons feeling lighter, happier, and more accomplished! Though I am an amateur, I have experienced dramatic improvement in the last 8 months during which I've taken classes with him. I can not recommend him enough for anyone who wants to improve their vocal ability.)"-ANNIE L.Life Coach and Student of Voice, Speech, and Singing
"Justin's finest quality, as with most exceptional teachers, lies in his ability to help his students find for themselves exactly what they want to accomplish in their learning; whether it be vocal technique, mastering different singing styles or learning a new instrument."-CARLEIGH D.SAG Actress, Opera Singer, Singer/Songwriter
"Justin is great at showing how to keep the lyric conversational. He puts as much work into his students as he does his own. He's giving and generous, and also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet."-MICHAEL S.New York Legit Actor and Musical Theatre Singer
"After several years of vocal lessons and reaching a point of sheer frustration with my vocal abilities, I had almost entirely lost my love of singing. However, I discovered New York Vocal Coaching, and with Justin’s help, rediscovered my passion for singing and performing. Music went from black and white to technicolor again! In a mere three weeks, I learned more about my voice and myself as a performer than I had in my previous fifteen years of study. Justin is not only a gifted teacher but also an amazingly encouraging coach and mentor! His relaxed yet enthusiastic approach creates an enjoyable learning atmosphere, and his wealth of knowledge about the vocal instrument is astounding! His associates are equally gifted in their respective fields. I spent time working with John West (speech), Chelsea Cipolla (monologues), and Micki Weiner (dance, pilates, and fitness) and found their instruction both helpful and inspiring. Justin’s studio is absolutely topnotch! If you are a performer, please do yourself a favor and take a lesson with Justin. I promise it will be the best thing you’ve ever done for your voice!"-KARISSA MARTINMiss Ohio
"Justin Stoney is one my favorite coaches to refer people to because he is so consistently good at what he does. 100% of the clients I refer to Justin call me to gush about how great their time with him has been. In my opinion, there's no greater measure of someone's quality than their ability to meet and surpass the client's expectations."-AARON HAGANOne of New York’s Leading Voice Teachers/Music Directors
"I highly recommend Justin for your coaching needs. He has always provided the needed insight for success when we have referred the actors we represent to his care. His insight is young, fresh and always helpful."-KEVIN THOMPSONTheatre, TV, Film AgentTalent Division of Judy Boals Inc.
"I have written music for a long time, but recently I decided to follow my lifelong dreams and become a pop/rock/electronic singer/ songwriter! But… I couldn't sing. So… I started lessons with Justin Stoney last winter, and over the past year he has helped me make HUGE strides in discovering my voice and applying it to the songs I've been writing. I particularly appreciate his patience and his aura of positivity. Also, he has customized his approach for my specific pop/rock needs, and he has focused in on precisely the areas that will help me succeed. I'm looking forward to more discoveries and progress in the year ahead!"-PAUL F.Indie Electronic Artist/Composer
"I stumbled upon Justin and New York Vocal Coaching after searching for many months for a vocal coach in NYC. I went to Justin as a professional actor with little to no vocal training. I was nervous for my first lesson because I had been trying to find a good coach for quite some time to no avail.
From the very first moment I met him, he put me completely at ease, my nerves slowly vanished, and before I knew it, I was learning at the speed of light and having the most fun I've ever had while singing. It was like stumbling upon a pool of sunshine – absolutely amazing.
He is simply a godsend – we are so lucky that a teacher/coach like Justin exists. He's professional, incredibly knowledgeable, caring, patient, kind, and personable to name just a few of his wonderful traits.
I could not have fathomed how far I would come in so short a time, and for such an affordable price. An hour lesson with Justin is worth every single penny and then some. If you've never had a voice lesson in your entire life or if you're an established performer, you are in the best and most capable hands possible if you go to Justin. Trust me, it's one of the best decisions you can make for yourself and your voice."-FAITH A.Professional Actress and Musical Theatre Performer
"If you are even considering taking voice lessons in New York, I URGE you to schedule a trial lesson with Justin. You will never look back. I was first drawn to Justin because he listed his services both as a voice teacher AND a vocal coach. Justin is not only competent in both arenas (a rarity), but genuinely excels at both. Whether rebuilding your voice or selecting and preparing music for an audition, his vast reservoir of knowledge and intuition about all things musical is available to meet your specific needs. Justin is not only a student of voice himself, but a student of voice teachers and their methods. This allows him to explain the options of different stylistic choices, the pros and cons of different schools of thought, and take bits of each (as well as his own stuff) to give you wonderful tools for practical application. Justin is unequivocally one of the kindest, most patient, and most knowledgeable instructors I have ever had in any subject. There is no one I would recommend more highly. Justin has helped rid me of bad habits, expand my range, and has taught me how to produce a sound/tone that I never imagined I could actually sound like. Listening to a recording of myself after several lessons I couldn't believe it was me!! I know I can now go into an audition room feeling prepared and confident, thanks to him. And - most importantly - he's extremely passionate about what he does. What more could you possibly ask for in a voice teacher/vocal coach??"-JOHN W.Equity Actor/Singer
"I was introduced to Justin through a mutual friend from back home. I was certain after one lesson that this was the guy that was going to mold me into the professional and consistent singer I have always hoped and knew I could be.
Like many Belt Divas, I had formed bad habits throughout the years. Justin quickly noticed the areas that needed assistance and started to address the issues constructively and effectively.
Justin is truly a Vocal Doctor. He diagnoses quickly and prescribes the right medicine even faster. I have only worked with Justin for a few months and already have noticed an incredible difference with my breathing, vocal capacity and stamina as well as range. He has done wonders and I know he will shape me into the performer that I want to be.
Let it also be known that if you have grown up primarily as a dancer or singer/dancer then Justin is the coach for you. Dancers have a hard time letting go and allowing themselves to maximize breath. I am one of those dancers. Through many exercises, simple verbiage and explanation I have already begun to accomplish sounds that I never knew I even had. A true Master.....Justin Stoney."-JULIET B.Equity Actress, Dancer, and Musical Theatre Performer
"After many years I decided to return to voice lessons. After doing a Google search I found New York Vocal Coaching. When I reviewed the website I had a strong suspicion that this was the right place for me. My intuition was correct! Justin is a great teacher. He is warm, personable and brilliant at what he does. In a short time he has helped to open up my voice. I always leave with a smile on my face looking forward to my next session!"-RENA G.Singer/Songwriter
"I came to Justin as a somewhat mature artist (dance) but a complete beginner with the voice. The first major strength of his teaching is his flexibility--the ability to tailor his teaching to your specific goals. I was interested in learning as much as possible as quickly as I could, and I'm very happy with the results about 4 months into it. He identified my major problems right away, and balances targeted technical training with activities that solidify and showcase your strengths. He has a broad appreciation for musical genres. His approach is minimally dogmatic, if at all...one of those "lifetime learner" types. :) I'd recommend Justin to anyone, at any level, who will take advantage of his ability to help you make great progress."-SCOTT L.Professional Concert Dancer/Musical Theatre Performer
"I started taking voice lessons with Justin and I had NEVER taken voice lessons before. I was learning how to play guitar and writing lyrics so I thought singing would be a great addition to the mix. I am surprised there are only a couple reviews about him! He is incredibly talented and he accompanies you on the piano when you are singing. I learned so much from him and not only about singing but also about myself. He explains everything clearly and is so passionate about his work. He expanded his staff, so there are other voice instructors as well at NYVC. He is extremely popular so you may have to wait a couple weeks for an appointment but he has lots of time slots and is accommodating. If you're preparing for an audition or singing for the first time, Justin gives you the everything you need for whatever you are trying to achieve. I wish I still lived in NYC just so I could continue my voice lessons! My experience with him was so memorable, I refuse to take voice lessons with anyone else. Justin dramatically changed my singing voice in a way I never thought was possible."-MONICA M.Beginning Singing Student
"Justin gives straight-forward, clear instruction in a kind and compassionate way. He understands singers' individual needs and is well-versed in many different musical styles. His extensive experience as an artist informs the guidance he gives, making it very practical, and he is able to assist with any and all aspects of a client's performance. I have recently booked a couple of roles that have involved challenging singing and I certainly believe that this is in part due to my work with Justin. I'm enjoying the journey as he continues to help me achieve my vocal goals."-ALENA A.Theatre and Music Theatre Actress/Singer
"I am not a musical theatre actress and so I have always been insecure about going in for musical auditions. I did a session with Justin back in February because I had a musical audition. He was very precise with the musical points he taught me without overwhelming me with how little I know of my voice or how much work I have to do to improve it. I went in feeling very confident from my coaching. I got a callback but I only had one night to learn a new song. Justin was very kind and generous to teach me the song and sent the recording thru email despite of his loaded schedule. I booked the job, and it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have. I am still taking lessons from him. He is an incredible teacher, with an amazing ear, a positively encouraging attitude, and patience."-KRISTIN V.Equity Actress
"I've studied with Justin for about 5 months now and my knowledge, interest, and vocal skill have seriously skyrocketed. Justin has an incredible ear and can hear what you are doing right or wrong before you can, and can always come up with the right exercise to help you correct or achieve what you need.
But the reason Justin is such a wonderful teacher extends far beyond great exercises. Justin literally makes you feel like you are his only student. I know his schedule is insane from seeing his calendar but you would never know it when you're studying with him. You have his full and complete attention at all times. His enthusiasm for your voice and songs is so inspiring and uplifting and his presence puts you completely at ease. You will leave his class feeling like a better singer and a happier person every single time. I could not recommend him more highly."-JESSICA H.Pop/Rock Singer and Filmmaker
"Justin is a great, caring teacher who is constantly looking out for his students. He makes the atmosphere so light and entertaining and you learn and improve without realizing it. I leave my lesson feeling like a more confident singer every time. He is so encouraging and truly believes that anyone can learn to sing and he works so hard to make it happen... and it does! Best teacher ever, hands down!"-CATHERINE Y.NYU Student/Musical Theatre Actress
"I have always wanted to sing, but was to shy/ uncertain. So I luckily found Justin. I have never read music before and always sang how I thought they sang on the radio. He showed me all new ways to understand both. From the minute I met him I was totally comfortable. He has a genuine kindness you don’t find much these days. He also brings the best out of you, as a performer, even when you didn’t think you could do it. I found tons of coaches closer to my home outside Manhattan, but none were like Justin."-MEGAN M.Beginning Singing Student/Composer
"I always loved singing and desired lessons, but at the same time, I felt intimidated by formal instruction. A friend recommended I try a session with Justin. His warm, gentle demeanor put me at ease, while his encouragement inspired confidence. I find that I happily anticipate my lessons, and I love that my progress is evident each and every time. Professionally, as a dancer and a nutritionist, I've had the privilege of working with many talented performers and teachers. Justin is right up there with them, and his students' steady progress is proof. I heartily recommend him. I know you won't be disappointed!"-LORENA L.Professional Ballet Dancer
"Justin Stoney is a great coach. He has a fantastic facility not only for acting and vocal technique, but he also has an extremely deep understanding of the best way to reach his students and get results quickly and effectively. As if all that wasn't enough, Justin is quite simply one of the most giving, positive and encouraging people I have ever met. I recommend him whole heartedly and am positive that you will find him as wonderful as I do."-OLLI H.Equity Actor and Music Theatre Performer
"Justin speaks talent, creativity, and passion. I always tell Justin: all the money I spent on a psychiatrist, I wish I would have instead used it on him. You leave each lesson with a positiveness singing through my body and love beating in my heart.
I have been with Justin for a year now (Happy Anniversary to me) and it has been an amazing journey. He pushes you to challenge yourself because he cares. He always clearly explains on how to get to the next level. He works with you because you are a team. The end result is priceless…"-FABRIZIO B.Beginning Singing Student
"JUSTIN IS A MAGICIAN! Every once in a while, a person comes into your life in an almost random way and then turns out to be someone who will have a profound affect on you. This is the case for my teenaged daughter when she was referred to Justin Stoney by a friend. We were looking for a voice teacher in NYC to complement the voice lessons she takes in our rural town in Maryland. My daughter had an instant rapport with Justin because he is about the most likeable young man you could ever hope to meet. Smart, funny and really easy going, Justin was so comfortable to be around right from the start. I sit in on her lessons because it is wonderful to observe the positive energy and enthusiasm he exudes. But, what has been the most powerful and valuable aspect of her lessons is not only his ability to so quickly identify her vocal technique errors, but to coach her in a way that results in significant corrections in these errors in the course of just 1 lesson! Our nick-name for him is "The Magician" because it truly is magic how quickly he can help her fix problems. Since she only gets to work with him
occasionally, it has been remarkable how big a difference he has made in her vocal strength! He is a uniquely talented teacher, and being a teacher is clearly something that feeds his soul. Plus, he has this subtle, magical way of helping his students develop self-confidence and self-assurance, which is priceless! Making the 5 hour drive to NYC all these times has been SO WORTH IT! This fall he coached my daughter for her musical theatre audition for the very competitive NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and we just found out she has been accepted into the program! Need I say more about Justin? He is The Magician!"-VICTORIA F.Daughter Tara was accepted in NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Musical Theatre) after working with Justin
"I highly recommend my dance students to Justin Stoney. He is a
patient, caring and generous teacher whose technical knowledge can
benefit a wide range of performers, from the basic beginner to the
veteran performer."-HAILA STRAUSSNYC Dance Instructor Winner Backstage Magazine Readers' Choice Award Best Dance Teacherwww.danceforactorsandsingers.com
"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 Singer/Actress, Student at Top NYC Performing Arts High School
"Justin is amazing. There's really no better way to put it. I've been with him since December 2009 and couldn't be more pleased. I had taken lessons with another company right before Justin and had not had the best experience so I came to Justin with a chip on my shoulder. The difference with him was unbelievable. He is just so positive, patient, and helpful. I think I've asked him about 10,000 questions about singing and his advice on auditions, in general. He is always so sweet and eager to help. He has a way of explaining things and helping you to find your voice and what certain things should feel like in your body that totally makes sense! I know he prefers when people pick their own music so they have a connection with it, but I wanted him to help me pick a song that he thought would be good for my voice. He happily acquiesced. Cut to 2 months later, I had a new song that I picked out myself and didn't want to work with the old song anymore. He wasn't frustrated with my flakiness and was just as pleased to work with the new song. It's easy to tell that he loves what he does and it makes it that much better to work with him! Like I said before, long story short, he's amazing."-ANDREA Y.Film Actress and Musical Theatre Singer
"I have always been an actor who loved to sing, but was afraid to access that part of myself fully. I did not have the years of training or the confidence needed to audition for musical theatre, though I desired it. After working with Justin, I have found real joy in my musical side and honed skills as a vocal performer that make me want to run out and audition for musicals and cabarets and rock bands. Justin's caring and understanding nature, his humor, his professionalism, his vast knowledge of the voice and his ability to see what is unique about each singer and bring that to life, make him an extraordinary teacher and coach. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who is looking to expand their musical sensibility or enhance what is already there in a comfortable and creative environment."-BRIGIT Y.Professional TV/Film/Theatre Actress/Singer
"I started taking voice lessons with Justin six months ago having had no training of any kind previously. In just those six months my voice has changed so dramatically for the better that I am singing songs that I would have once considered untouchable for my voice. You really just cannot invest in a better teacher than Justin! He is a real, positive energy, sincerely wants you to succeed, and teaches you in a way that is collaborative, honest, and encouraging. Not to mention that he is an absolute master of all things voice. I've had other vocal coaches try to woo me away with promises of lower rates and different techniques but studying with someone else is something I will not even consider. Knowing the incredible difference that Justin has made in the quality of my singing and knowing that it will only continue to get better keeps me firm in my belief that there is no better voice teacher out there for me."-JANET R.Musical Theatre Singer
"Justin is by far one of the most outstanding teachers I have had in the arts and overall. His enthusiasm for his work is obvious and his desire to see his students progress is profound. Coming from a medical background I have been playing guitar for my own entertainment for years and wanted to finally be able to sing and play for a group of people. He has not only boosted my confidence but has quickly helped me progress to a place where I am no longer bashful to go up and sing at karaoke or pick up a guitar and play a few songs in front of people! One of the most impressive aspects of his teaching are his in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to singing which clicked right away with me. The progress I have made with my voice is well above and beyond anything I could have expected when I started 5 months ago. I expected to get voice lessons and ended up with an instructor who is a true master at his craft and gracious enough to want to pass his talents on to others."-BRAD C.Beginning Singing Student
"This is the best vocal instructor out there. Justin is very nice yet tough when it comes down to learning the techniques. He has been in the industry for years and his teaching methods shows it. The lessons are fun, exciting and you learn a lot. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor and good direction. If you're looking to drastically improve you singing abilities, he's your man. I look forward to the lessons each week and so will you."-ISFIRA A.Pop/Rock/R&B Singer
"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.Musical Industry Professional/Student of Voice and Speech
"I always loved singing and desired lessons, but at the same time, I felt intimidated by formal instruction. A friend recommended I try a session with Justin. His warm, gentle demeanor put me at ease, while his encouragement inspired confidence. I find that I happily anticipate my lessons, and I love that my progress is evident each and every time. Professionally, as a dancer, I've had the privilege of working with many talented performers and teachers. Justin is right up there with them, and his students' steady progress is proof. I heartily recommend him. I know you won't be disappointed!"-LAURA H.Professional Ballet Dancer
"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
"Justin was recommended to me by a friend when I was looking to get back into singing. I was very pleased with this recommendation. He has helped me explore my range and reclaim some notes I was concerned I might have lost. Justin makes fun, useful analogies to explain the technical aspects of his lessons. I believe he is able to adapt his teaching style to the needs and personalities of his students. Justin does a good job pairing a variety of music with vocal types. Highly recommended."-CHAD S.Professional Dancer/Musical Theatre Performer
"I am so grateful to have found this most accomplished and gifted teacher. Justin has helped my voice so much in such a short time. I had struggled for some time with my belt and mix and already I hear a huge improvement in my sound and quality. Through learning more about breath, the vocal chords and through specially targeted exercises I can move seamlessly from low to high notes. My chords are relaxed and a more beautiful, pure sound is there. I am so excited and look forward to making more progress and solidifying the technique I am learning. Justin is always pleased to see me and is so kind, positive and professional. I heartily recommend Justin to all and everyone, he is gifted and brilliant!!"-GAIL M.Musical Theatre Actress
"After two years of being out of the singing game, I googled Vocal Coaches and his was the first hit. And man, was it, a HIT!!! After just one lesson he had me singing better than I did two years ago, and now I am a happier, healthier, more passionate for the process actress/singer/writer. He really takes you based off of where you are at the moment, and knows almost instinctually where to take you with exercises/practice. His lessons are something I look forward to bi-monthly, and I send my highest recomendations in three part harmony. Book him, book him, book him!"-LIZ K.Professional Musical Theatre Actress/Cabaret 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 M.Chinese Beginning Singing Student
"I came to Justin after a simple google search and decided to go with him after reading the excellent testimonials on his website. I came in with a small problem I wanted to fix on a song for an audition, and by the end of the hour it was fixed and ready to go! His knowledge of the vocal tract enables him to essentially "diagnose" the issue with your voice and then he'll develop an exercise for you to fix it. His dedication to learning more and getting better at doing his job is inspiring. He's always helpful, positive, and engaged during the sessions and I don't know what I'd do without him and his help!"-AMANDA B.Professional Musical Theatre Actress
" 'Was that you singing or the radio', my sister asked while driving
one day. 'It was all me,' I replied. 'Well, you need to thank your
voice teacher because you sound a thousand times better than you ever
did before.' And that is my testimonial...If you are a
non-breathing-while-singing-dancer such as myself, then Justin is the
one you need. With extreme patience and a breadth of knowledge that
employs vocal techniques specifically tailored to the individual's
need and facilities, Justin will enable you to face your fears and
release the beautiful singer within.
Under his tutelage, you will experience a renewed confidence in your
ability to deliver a top-notch performance. He is dedicated to
developing the complete artist- one who is proficient in vocal
technique, style, and artistry. Leaving no stone unturned, Justin
works with compassion and unyielding generosity, seeking the best in
you and demanding no less. His kindness is unsurpassed.
And the best part? It all happens with his ever-present encouraging
spirit, guiding you in a genuinely safe, non-judgmental, calm, and fun
environment. I am better for having opened Backstage and found him. I
know you will be too. So, "Thanks Justin... for everything!"-COURTNI W.Professional Ballet Dancer/Musical Theatre Actress
"I first had the pleasure of working with Justin Stoney as my vocal coach. We started working together over 2 years ago when I was feeling creatively blocked. Our work together gave me the confidence I needed to trust my technical abilities for the first time, so I could really begin to free my voice. Recently, I hired Justin as the musical director for my first professional one woman-show at the 92nd Street Y, here in NY,NY. His passion as a musical director, his guidance with song selections, and professionalism and skills as an accompanist, set the tone for a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Justin as a vocal coach, accompanist, and musical director for the sensitive artist who is ready to take their dreams to the next level!"-JASMINE J.Professional Musical Theatre Actress/Cabaret Singer