Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 2nd 2011
If you've come to New York to seek fame or fortune and know you're going to need some training in the singing department, or if you live in or around New York City and just want to get the best singing lessons you can, there are several places that offer singing lessons. No matter what your reason for taking singing lessons, you're sure to find one that suits you.
It helps if you do have some idea of the type of singing you want to do. Do you want to add your voice to a church or community choir, or has it always been your dream to be an opera singer? Do you see yourself as the next Lady GaGa? If you have an idea, you'll be able to find singing lessons that help you focus on that.
Encore Music Lessons
This business actually helps you find people who offer singing lessons in your area. You don't have to worry about traveling for thirty minutes to an hour just to get to a good teacher; chances are there's one right in your area. Encore Music Lessons strives to have teachers on staff that have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Music or Voice. This way, you know you are getting the advantage of a well-educated instructor who will help you achieve your singing goal.
New York Vocal Coaching
This is an individual, Justin Stoney, offering vocal coaching lessons to anyone who wants to learn to sing. Mr. Stoney has extensive experience and has trained with members of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Stoney prides himself on tailoring individual lessons to the student. There are no "set" ways of learning voice, according to Mr. Stoney; therefore, he will work with you to find the best method for you.
Rock The Stage
If you are only interested in taking singing lessons in the modern music genres (rock, pop, and even heavy metal), then Rock the Stage is for you. Your teachers will be experienced in the latest modern vocal styles, and will pass their knowledge on to you.
You can arrange for private voice lessons, with just you and your instructor. You can also arrange to spend one weekend taking a series of intensive voice lessons. This may be a good option for someone who does not live in the City or may only be visiting for a few days.