Honoring the Masters. Sharing the Journey.

Justin Stoney


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.


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.

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, which Mr. Stoney developed, 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 a 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 the 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.


“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 from across the globe who may not otherwise have access to professional singing training. The New York Vocal Coaching YouTube channel has over 300,000 Subscribers, over 30 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” Book

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 or 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.

Associations, Research, & Industry

Mr. Stoney is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), PAVA (Pan American Vocology Associaton), Vocology in Practice, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainer’s 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 their 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.

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.

Education & 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.

Other Team Members

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.

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.