Honoring the Masters. Sharing the Journey.

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.

Resources by Zac Bradford

Clients

Zac’s clients have reached the Top #10 on the US Billboard Charts, have been featured in Hollywood Films, Television Shows & Commercials and have worked as backing singers and band members for Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates, Tina Turner and Dave Brubeck. His stage clients are performing on Broadway, Off Broadway, 1st USA National Tours and The Metropolitan Opera. Many of his clients are professional gigging musicians that tour internationally, work on cruise ships and perform in well-known live music venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, The Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. In 2015, Zac was the vocal coach for a musical episode of TV show “Royal Pains” (USA Network), with original music by Tom Kitt (composer of Next to Normal, If/Then).

Education

Zac holds an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University, Steinhardt School, under the tutelage of Dr. Brian Gill and Prof. Jeremy Aye. For which he earned a 4.0 grade average. He was the recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, granted by the American Australian Association to support this study at NYU.

He holds a Master of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy, a Graduate Diploma of Music Studies and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice, all from Griffith University (Australia). He received the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence for each degree. During this study at QCGU, Zac was mentored by Dr. Irene Bartlett.

Certifications

Zac completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification (40hr) under the mentorship of Justin Stoney (2014). Zac is a Certified Integrative Studies Practitioner (Honours) at The One Voice Centre – NYC, under the guidance of Dr. Joan Melton & Jennie Morton. He completed the NYU Summer Vocal Pedagogy Intensive (2015), under the instruction of Dr. Johan Sundberg, Dr. Brian Gill, Prof. Jeremy Aye, Joan Lader, Dr. Milan Amin & Shirley Gherson. Zac is certified for Social & Behavioural Research, through CITI, after completing their program course (2019-2022).

Performing & Music Direction

As a performer, Zac has a wealth of experience as a lead & side man at festivals, clubs, cafe’s & on the corporate music scene. He has performed on stage with finalists from “The Voice” , “Idol” & “The X Factor”. Zac has worked in over 60 musical theatre productions, as performer, orchestra pit musician, vocal director, and music director. In 2006, Zac was awarded Best Music Direction (Del Arts Award), for Starlight Theatre Company’s production of Godspell. A versatile musician, he plays the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass and piano.

Masterclasses, Lectures and Other Teaching Experience

Zac has worked at New York University (NYU) as Adjunct Voice Faculty in the Steinhardt School. In addition to his work with professionals, Zac has extensive experience working with children, having led workshops at schools and in music & theatre camp settings. Of particular note is Brisbane Junior Theatre, for which he is a resident music director. Prior to moving to the USA, Zac managed a private music studio, and taught at private schools in QLD, Australia.

He has given masterclasses, workshops and lectures in the USA and Australia. Highlights include presenting at the International Youth Fellowship World Camp (New York, 2014), AUS ACT – The Australian Actors Training Conference (2018 & 19), and being on Faculty at Dr. Joan Melton’s One Voice Certification Course in NYC (2019 & 20)

Affiliations & Other Teaching Experience

In addition to writing multiple articles for NYVC’s vocalarticles.com, Zac has been published in the Journal of Voice and the Fusion Journal. His research with Jessica Lee and Dr. Joan Melton continues, upcoming topics include “Sing like you speak”, an investigation into the  acoustic characteristics of sung and spoken sounds produced by professional singer(s) in the context of an opera.

Zac is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), The Voice Foundation, and NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association). In addition to the aforementioned organisations, he has also attended conferences and events produced by The Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Australian Voice Association, The Australian Actors Training Conference, One Voice Centre for Integrative Studies and Gill Mindful Voice Training.

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.

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.”