New York City-based voice teachers

<p>Hello everyone - My D is not in CAP21 but in another studio and signed up for voice lessons through NYU for next year as a sophomore but is 85th on the waiting list! Does anyone on this board have recommendations for teachers in the city she could take private lessons with? Thanks so much!</p>

<p>Monica Robinson is great. She's uptown though.</p>

<p>Matthew Herrick is my voice teacher and has a studio in midtown.</p>

<p>Do any of you have a recommendation for a voice teacher in NYC who can work on healthy belting?</p>

<p>My D takes lessons with Victoria Mallory at The Voice Studio. She has an impressive resume -- Google her.</p>

<p>I used to study with Stephanie Samaras... you can google her... She also used to teach through CAP21.</p>

<p>My D worked with Ellen Lettrich this year and she is great. She just moved to NYC and opened a studio. You can google Ellen as well!</p>

<p>Thanks so much everyone--this is so helpful!!</p>

<p>matthew herrick and ellen lettrich! :) both amazing!</p>

<p>Ellen Lettrich and Natalie Weiss! The best!!!</p>

<p>I hope it's ok for me to chime in here - because I am not at all soliciting for myself, but rather wishing to take my name off this list. :) I am Ellen Letttrich, and I am actually not a vocal technique teacher, I am a vocal coach - and that is a very important distinction. Vocal technique teachers need to be experts - and I mean EXPERTS - on the physiology of the singing voice AND how to apply that expert knowledge to many different voices and singing "problems". A great vocal technique teacher can build voices by diagnosing and retraining any singing habits that cause tension, which is the enemy of free, resonant singing - both belt and legit. As a practicing speech pathologist, I am a speaking voice expert and can trouble shoot belting issues a lot (like I did for austinmt's D - thanks, austinmt!), but I always refer to a good singing voice teacher when students need to grow as singers, because speaking and singing are related but different animals. (BTW, a vocal coach is generally an expert in repertoire, acting a song, and musical styling, and very few people are truly expert in this and also truly expert in vocal technique, although they do exist.)</p>

<p>I definitely agree with many of the other recommendations on this list and also know one other, so pm me if you'd like that info. :)</p>

<p>My voice teacher, Matthew Herrick, used to work with CAP21, and he is also great with healthy belting techniques!</p>

<p>Liz Caplan vocal studios!</p>

<p>My d's voice teacher has a NYC studio but also meets with NYU students on the campus once a week. She teaches kids from several studios and knows/understands the freshman voice curriculum and can support or supplement. </p>

<p>She is wonderful. Please feel free to PM me.</p>

<p>Looking for a teacher that is especially skilled at dealing with vocal tension. Any of the teachers recommended here particually good at this aspect of vocal training? Thanks!</p>