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I am a retired Medical Technologist who has a passion for music so much so that when I was in high school I watched The Sound of Music around 14 times and memorized all the songs in that movie. So since I loved music I decided long ago to bring back to my city of Davao in the Philippines- the old Romberg operetta songs and Hollywood movie themes and Spanish songs I used to hear when my parents and family would sing and play them on the piano and violin.
I had the chance to visit my daughter in New York recently. She told me she booked me with Justin Stoney of the New York Vocal Coaching, bless her. I was thinking that maybe they wouldn't accept a 62-year old retiree and also was not a professional singer but the staff was very accommodating and helpful. Kelly the receptionist never failed to inform me if one or the other teachers were free. David, Travis and Julie (she with the voice of an angel). They were all very comfortable to work with each with their own technniques.
When I first entered Justin's studio I had not read about him at all. If I did, maybe I wouldn't have had the nerve to go to him. I did have some sort of training with a voice teacher in the classical genre and I knew I was a coloratura soprano. But nothing prepared me for that UNBELIEVABLE first session with Justin Stoney. There were exercises I never heard of before and he was patient and helpful and fun- I cannot praise him enough!
He told me I had a 3 1/2 vocal range from low Bflat to high F#6. How did he ever get THAT out of me! THAT IS HOW GOOD A VOCAL COACH HE IS!!! Never in my dreams did I know I had that wide a range,,,He had me belting out a Broadway song that first session. I just used to sing either in the low range for the bossas and sambas and the high coloratura kind of songs. Not the middle, I had no volume at all.
I wish I lived in New York so I can go for lessons with Justin and his staff everyday. God bless them they make you feel special and that you CAN! I don't sing professionally, just for myself and friends but after Justin Stoney, I now feel I CAN.
Look him up if you haven't yet. His biography and reviews are VERY EXCELLENT. He loves teaching music, he has the natural gift of giving his all to every student. You can feel it so you do your best for him.
Thank you dear God for the gift of music, for Justin Stoney and for the New York Vocal Coaching people.
Mary Ann Tirol Kimpo
Davao City, Philippines
Justin Stoney is DEFINITELY one of those people you are going to be grateful to for your whole life. I've never met and I am sure that I will never ever meet* a better vocal coach than Justin! ( *and what's more I'm absolutely sure that I will never ever even think of trying to find another one). I strongly believe that miracles do happen in this world and finding Justin is the best proof for my belief. He is the most professional, caring, inspiring vocal teacher I've ever seen and he changes your voice instantly. I'm not afraid to say that Justin is a WIZARD of voice! When I take vocal lessons it's so important for me to feel comfortable and confident with the teacher, but unfortunately I couldn't find an ideal person for me. Now Justin IS this person. He is the greatest, kindest, most wonderful and inspiring person you can ever find! Justin makes you believe in yourself and believe in your voice and he leaves you no choice but to grow. I feel blessed to have Justin as my vocal coach and I am so thankful to him for everything he does for me!!!
My goal is accomplished – My mission of putting my child in a good vocal coaching is accomplished.
Rediscovering My Passion – 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 (monologue), 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!
Amazing mentor – Justin is simply an amazing coach and mentor. He truly inspired me and gave me the confidence to achieve what initially I thought would not have been possible. He has a wonderful empathy and cared about my development. He not only spotted my issues straight away and managed to correct them very quickly, but also enabled me to make a quantum leap forward. No wonder so many professional singers and people from the show business go to him.
I am so thankful to Justin and highly recommend him.
So Glad I Found Justin! – 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!!
Best Vocal Teacher Ever – Justin is AMAZING. I had never taken voice lessons until I came here, but he quickly made me feel at home and my singing has improved since day 1. He quickly identified my problems and we worked on making them better and healthier, and of course sound a hundred times better! Not only did my voice improve but so did my confidence, I feel much more confident and comfortable singing. He is such a sweet and knowledgeable vocal teacher and I will definitely be going back!! Oh, and his cat Manny is the cutest creature ever!!! Justin, you're the best, I can't thank you enough!!
Simply the Best! – Justin is simply the best voice teacher I have ever experienced. I am so grateful to have been recommended him. In a few lessons I have experienced a huge difference in my voice. I have always struggled with belting and Justin has shown me the correct way to use my voice, explaining the physical mechanics of the breath and vocal chords and patiently moving through exercises and songs. My voice is now moving seamlessly from the low notes to high with a beautiful mix with no strain. At last a wonderful voice teacher who is also sweet, kind, positive and helpful. I now have hope to be able to sing the way I always dreamed I could. Thank you so much Justin!!
Breaking Through with Justin Stoney – I first had the pleasure of working with Justin 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!
Justin Stoney has changed my voice and my life – 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 thier 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 completly differnt 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 (New York Vocal Coaching)
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