Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Founder and President of New York Vocal Coaching
Bio: Justin Stoney is an internationally recognized Voice Teacher and is the founder of New York Vocal Coaching. He has appeared on the NBC Today Show, Fox News, Fox 5 New York, and is a frequent guest on Huffington Post Live’s interviews of celebrity singers. His teaching has been featured in publications such as Esquire Magazine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, NME, Fox News Magazine, Discovery News, and Backstage Magazine. Backstage readers also voted Mr. Stoney as one of New York City’s top voice teachers.
Justin has taught as a master teacher of Pop/Rock/R&B and Musical Theatre for NYSTA Comparative Vocal Pedagogy program, has been featured by the Learning Annex as a guest teacher, and has given master classes throughout the country. A born teacher, Justin has enthusiastically worked with a vast array of students - from beginning singers to celebrity clients, Broadway singers and recording stars. Justin has worked with literally thousands of singers in New York and holds a strong reputation internationally, with private students from over 40 countries. Finally, Mr. Stoney has trained not only singers, but also other voice teachers from all over the world through the New York Vocal Coaching Voice Teacher Training & Certification.
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, Sony, EMI, and Disney Records. Recording artists, bands, celebrities, and singer/songwriters 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.
Justin’s theatre clients include Tony-Nominated artists and have appeared in leading and ensemble roles in nearly every Broadway musical in the last decade. A few highlights include: Billy Elliot, Book of Mormon, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Lion King, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Phantom Of The Opera, Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Wicked. Aside from Broadway and Off-Broadway work, Justin’s clients have also appeared at Lincoln Center, New York City Opera, London’s West End, and in several major motion pictures and network television shows
Justin has coached performers toward winning their first Broadway roles, starting recording careers, receiving their first callbacks, getting cast in their first show, receiving their Equity card, solidifying representation with major talent agents, getting into top music schools and universities, completing successful demo recordings, and working at almost every major regional theatre in the country. Voice Teachers he has trained have opened their own voice studios and taught in music schools all across the world.
Justin is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association), The Voice Foundation, Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, and AFTRA (American Film, Television and Radio Association). He is also recognized as a Distinguished Voice Professional with NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association) and also serves on the Board of Directors for NYSTA. He is also certified in Yoga with a strong background in anatomy and Alexander Technique.
Justin and New York Vocal Coaching hold relationships with several agents and casting directors in New York City. New York Vocal Coaching receives a large amount of inquiries from record companies, TV/Film producers, theatre producers, and music groups and bands seeking to audition new talent. Justin and the staff of New York Vocal Coaching often assist students by providing access to available industry opportunities when appropriate.
Justin holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan. He has also 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. Alongside vocal training, Justin has extensive formal training in classical and jazz piano. An accomplished musician, he also plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, drums, and the Irish whistle.
Aside from his primary work as a Voice Technician, Justin has also worked extensively as a Music Director. He has music directed Equity shows both in New York and regionally as well as for soloists and cabaret acts in New York City. Justin teamed up with Bill Whelan, the composer of Riverdance, to compose and orchestrate original music for the Irish Repertory Theatre. Finally, Justin has accompanied many singers to recording studios for music direction and coaching, assisting with the compositional, technical, and performance elements of the production process.
Justin and his Vocal Staff at New York Vocal Coaching provide vocal technique lessons, vocal coaching, accompaniment, music direction, piano lessons, guitar lessons, recording studio prep, concert and audition accompaniment, repertoire building, industry counsel, transposition, microphone technique, music theory/ear training, monologue selection, monologue coaching, and Skype® Voice Lessons. For more information, please visit www.newyorkvocalcoaching.com for more information.
Justin and his Speech Staff also provide training in public speaking, speech coaching, voice enhancement, executive prep, and accent reduction. The staff of New York Speech Coaching works with corporate clients, models, actors, news anchors, and spokespeople. For more information, please visit www.newyorkspeechcoaching.com.
Finally, Justin is committed to offering training and mentoring to aspiring voice teachers and experienced voice teachers alike. The New York Vocal Coaching 50-Hour Voice Teacher Training and Certification program is helping voice teachers reach their fullest potential as teachers of singing. Justin is passionate not only about helping singers, but also about helping other voice teachers develop their teaching gifts and to experience voice teaching as a craft and art-form itself.
Vocalists and Voice Teachers from around the world may also recognize Justin Stoney as the host of the popular singing show “Voice Lessons To The World”. This show has helped provide vocal information and training to singers from all over the world who may not have otherwise had the means to receive it. Mr. Stoney is proud to be one of the leading voices in today’s vocal community by merging the precision of classical vocal training with the needs of contemporary singers and modern interests. For more information please download the iPad and iPhone App “Voice Lessons To The World- The App”, visit our YouTube page, or www.voicelessonstotheworld.com
Voice Type: Not Applicable
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
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