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Justin Stoney

Founder and President of
New York Vocal Coaching Inc.

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Justin Stoney, the Founder of New York Vocal Coaching, is an internationally-recognized Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach. He is also the host of "Voice Lessons To The World" and the author of "Sing Like Never Before."

One of the leading Voice Teachers in today's music industry, Mr. Stoney has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, MTV, Fox News, Huffington Post Live, and Fox 5 New York. His teaching has also been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, SELF, NME, Fox News Magazine, Discovery News, Medical Daily, UK's Daily Mail, Tech Times, and Backstage Magazine. Backstage readers also voted Mr. Stoney as one of New York City's best Voice Teachers and Vocal Coaches.

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Mr. Stoney's celebrity clients include Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning artists. His students have collectively won an EGOT.

Notably, Justin worked with Tony Shalhoub in preparation for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Band's Visit.

Justin's pop/rock/R&B clients have reached #1 on Billboard Charts, have had international radio airplay, and have signed with major record labels including Universal, RCA, Sony, EMI, and Disney Records. His clients include recording artists, bands, celebrities, and singer/songwriters who have toured in the US and internationally. Contemporary artists have also appeared as finalists on The Voice, American Idol, and X-Factor after working with Justin.

Mr. Stoney's theatre clients have appeared in leading and ensemble roles in nearly every Broadway musical in the last decade. A few highlights include: The Band's Visit, Book of Mormon, Beautiful, Chicago, Hamilton, Lion King, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Phantom Of The Opera, Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Waitress, and Wicked. Aside from Broadway and Off-Broadway work, Justin's clients have also appeared at the Lincoln Center, New York City Opera, London's West End, and in several major motion pictures and network television shows.

I have now worked with Justin Stoney on two separate projects… In both instances, through his masterful and thoroughly exhilarating technique, I felt I transitioned from "insecure, hopeless, frustrated and strained" to confident, free and relaxed! Justin understands not only the voice and breathing, but acting and sustainable technique. I'm thankful I now have a vocal coach for life.

Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub Tony Award Winner The Band's Visit Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Television, Film, and Broadway Star

NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification

Mr. Stoney is devoted not just to training singers, but also to training and mentoring other Voice Teachers.

The NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification Program, developed by Mr. Stoney, is helping aspiring and experienced Voice Teachers from around the world to reach their fullest potential as pedagogues and teachers of singing.

Throughout Justin's teaching career, he has taught over 20,000 voice lessons to singers of diverse backgrounds, levels, styles, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. This offers him both the unique perspective and the strong passion for inspiring other Voice Teachers. Hundreds of Voice Teachers from over 30 countries have become alumni of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification under Mr. Stoney's tutelage.

Graduates of Voice Teacher Training program include voice teachers, vocal coaches, researchers, music directors, speech language pathologists, performers, composers, and recording studio engineers. Many graduates of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification have gone on to develop successful vocal studios and practices across the US and internationally.

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Justin is a fantastic teacher. Working with him has given me more confidence, expanded my range, and gotten me through months of touring - sometimes doing multiple shows a day. His knowledge and clarity about the physicality of singing would be a great benefit to singers in any genre. And, his lessons are actually fun!

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon Actor, Musician The Bacon Brothers Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Film, Television, and Music Star

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"Voice Lessons To The World" & "Quick Singing Tips" Shows

Vocalists and Voice Teachers may also recognize Justin Stoney as the host of the popular singing shows, "Voice Lessons To The World" and "Quick Singing Tips." These shows offer vocal information and training to singers everywhere who may not otherwise have access to professional singing training. The New York Vocal Coaching YouTube channel has over 400,000 Subscribers, over 57 Million Views, and fans from all over the globe.

For more information please visit VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com, or the New York Vocal Coaching YouTube page.

"Sing Like Never Before"

Justin is the author of the book "Sing Like Never Before." This book is intended to help singers and voice teachers to understand complex ideas and concepts while still keeping the fun and the Joy throughout the process. With its colorful artwork and entertaining style, "Sing Like Never Before" is making vocal technique practical and accessible for vocalists and pedagogues everywhere. To learn more, please visit SingLikeNeverBefore.com.

Keynote Speaking, Workshops, Master Classes, & Appearances

Mr. Stoney has been an invited keynote speaker and presenter both nationally and internationally for conferences and workshops including PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association), Vocology in Practice, the NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association) Professional Development Program, and many others. To inquire about booking a masterclass or workshop for your conference, university, school, or church event, please email Events@newyorkvocalcoaching.com.

I was blown away by the specificity Justin 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.

Carla Stickler

Carla Stickler Elphaba on Broadway and tour of WICKED, Broadway Actress and Voice Teacher

Associations, Research, & Industry

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Mr. Stoney is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Vocology in Practice, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), The Voice Foundation, Actors Equity, and SAG-AFTRA. He is recognized as a Distinguished Voice Professional with NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association) and served for 8 years on the NYSTA Board of Directors. He is also certified in Yoga with a strong background in anatomy, Alexander Technique, and physical fitness.

Justin collaborates with leading voice doctors and laryngologists to help bridge the gap between vocal pedagogy and voice medicine through New York Vocal Coaching's relationship with Columbia University's Voice and Swallowing Institute.

Mr. Stoney and the staff of New York Vocal Coaching also collaborate with leading vocal research institutes to participate in cutting edge research on vocal science, pedagogy, and technology. Research projects have been published in the Journal of Voice and other leading pedagogical sources.

Justin and New York Vocal Coaching also hold relationships with several agents, managers, and casting directors in New York City and Los Angeles. NYVC receives numerous inquiries from record companies, TV/Film producers, theatre producers, casting agents, and music groups and bands seeking to audition new talent in New York and Los Angeles. Justin and the New York Vocal Coaching staff often assist students by providing industry counsel, as well as access to industry opportunities when appropriate.

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 Jacobs

AJ Jacobs New York Times Best Selling Author, The Year of Living Biblically and The Know It All Esquire Magazine, August 2010

Education and Training

Justin holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance and a BA in English from the University of Michigan, where he graduated at the top of his class and also was elected University Commencement Speaker.

Justin studied classical vocal technique with veterans of the Metropolitan Opera, Musical Theatre vocal technique with veterans of Broadway, and contemporary vocal technique with industry-leading Pop/Rock/R&B instructors.

He also holds ongoing relationships and collaborations with many of the world's leading vocal pedagogues and researchers. Alongside his vocal training, Justin has extensive formal training in Classical and Jazz piano. An accomplished musician, he plays the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, percussion, and the Irish whistle.

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!


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Mr. Stoney's Mission is to help and inspire singers and voice teachers from all around the world. His passion is to provide access to world class vocal information and training, to illuminate the intimate connection between one's voice and their inner journey, and to encourage singers and teachers to welcome the spiritual, emotional, and transformative elements of singing into their craft and teaching process. Mr. Stoney is committed to helping all people Make a Joyful Noise!