Honoring the Masters. Sharing the Journey.

Emily Erkman

Vocal Instructor

Emily is honored to join this amazing team. For the past several years, Emily has owned and operated Colorado Voice Studios with locations in Denver, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Loveland. She has been the Vocal Director for several children’s productions including Matilda, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, 13 The Musical, and High School Musical. For her work on the production of Grease, she received the National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.

Current Profession 

Emily is honored to join this amazing team. For the past several years, Emily has owned and operated Colorado Voice Studios with locations in Denver, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Loveland. 

The studio employs teachers not only in voice instruction but in instrumental and songwriting instruction as well. With her expanding online program, Emily is able to share her techniques with students from all over the country.  Her emphasis on vocal styling and versatility have inspired hobbyists and professional singers in the musical theatre and pop/rock genres.

Emily is proud to be a part of the Colorado creative community and takes every opportunity to empower and mentor artists to help them achieve their full vocal potential. 

Past Work

She has been the Vocal Director for several children’s productions including MatildaGreaseFiddler on the Roof13 The Musical, and High School Musical.  For her work on the production of Grease, she received the National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.

Emily has also created a community program that teaches solo and group pop vocals and movement to children that has successfully expanded to an adult program.

As a vocalist, Emily has toured all over the US as a band leader, lead and backup vocalist. She is a sought-after studio vocalist who regularly cowrites with Los Angeles based recording artists and continues to write original material for her own shows and recording projects as well.

Emily’s Mission

Learning new techniques and ways to help singers achieve their full potential is always on Emily’s mind. She has completed both Voice Teacher and Advanced Teacher Trainings with Justin Stoney at New York Vocal Coaching, and regularly travels and attends online classes and workshops on vocal health and voice science.

She believes that it is of utmost importance that all of her students grow in confidence and deeply know their voices. Emily has a particular passion for helping women who have always been told they couldn’t/shouldn’t keep singing. She has helped many women achieve their goals of boldly performing and pursuing what they love. As a mother herself, she finds great joy in encouraging other women to keep pushing forward in the face of adversity and helping them know that nothing should stop the song in their hearts.

Other Team Members

Zac Bradford

Director NYVC Australia
Zac Bradford is proud to be the Director of the Australian studio for New York Vocal Coaching. For several years he was a voice teacher associate at NYVC’s Mid Town Manhattan studio (NYC). During this time he worked extensively with Justin Stoney and other staff at New York Vocal Coaching. He specialises in teaching voice technique, across a wide range of musical genres. Zac is passionate about seeking a holistic approach to voice training, where detailed scientific information is mindfully linked with practical application to meet the specific needs of each individual.

Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens

Speech-Language Pathologist & Founder of PAVA's Chilean Chapter
Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens is a Chilean Speech-Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training. He graduated from the University of Chile in 2008. Marcelo works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile.

Justin Stoney

Creator
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.”