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Episodes tagged "Vocal Coaching"

3/22/2020

A Prayer From Justin Stoney

With the world in crisis, we are all doing what we can to support one another in health and hopefulness. In this video, Justin Stoney offers a prayer to those who would like to receive prayer during this difficult time.

3/8/2020

Ep. 113 "Expand Your Vocal Range"

Do you want to expand your Vocal Range? Of course you do! In Episode 113, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives you Tools, Concepts, and Vocal Exercises for you to reach higher heights and deeper depths in your Vocal Range.

12/15/2019

Ep. 112 "What Is Vocal Technique?"

Every singer wants to achieve it. Every Voice Teacher wants to teach it. But, just what is it? It's Vocal Technique! In Episode 112, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching breaks down technique through pedagogy, vocal exercises, song examples, and a side of Joy.

10/2/2019

Ep. 111 "Singers: Practice THIS!"

Many singers struggle with what to practice in order to improve their singing. In Episode 111, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives you a list of what (and how) to practice. Chock full of exercises and examples, this is an episode you can't miss if you want to start taking your singing to the next level. Enjoy Voice Lessons to the World!

8/18/2019

Ep. 110 “Neutral Larynx Singing”

Can you keep your larynx “neutral” when you sing? Many singers have been told that the larynx must remain neutral at all times. Is it true? In Episode 110, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the Neutral Larynx through pedagogy, demonstrations, and vocal exercises.

7/7/2019

Ep. 109 "The SECRET of Singing Breathy"

Most contemporary vocal styles require “breathy” or aspirate sounds at some point. But, did you know that breathiness has a SECRET? In Episode 109, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores how breathiness can used used to improve both style and vocal technique.

5/12/2019

Ep. 108 "Better Singing Through Slides!"

Slide right into one of the important vocal concepts in all of vocal pedagogy! In Episode 108, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the many benefits of Glissandos. Through cutting-edge info, song examples, and vocal exercises - find your Gliss Bliss!

4/15/2019

Ep. 107 “Increase Your Vocal Stamina”

It’s nice to have a great voice. But, it’s essential to have a voice that LASTS. In Episode 107, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the essentials of vocal stamina. Take the test in the episode to find out if your stamina is a vocal dud or a vocal stud!

3/10/2019

Ep. 106 "Find Your Vocal Range!"

Do you know your VOCAL RANGE? This question seems basic, but it’s not actually not so simple. In Episode 106, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores many of the myths, complexities, and considerations of vocal range. Plus, you’ll finally know your range!

2/3/2019

Ep. 105 “Worst Singing MISTAKES”

Whether you’re a beginning singer or an elite professional, there are some common pitfalls to watch out for. In Episode 105 of Voice Lessons To The World, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the worst singing mistakes and how to right them!

12/9/2018

Ep. 104 “How To Sing With Vocal Strength and Compression”

Want to sing with vocal strength, power, and clarity? Then, look no further than Vocal Compression! This fundamental vocal skill is often misunderstood, but is a key to efficient singing. In Episode 104, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores vocal compression strategies, habits, techniques, and practice.

10/17/2018

Ep. 103 “On Tour with Kevin Bacon + Bacon Bros.”

Everyone is six degrees from Kevin Bacon, but this is your chance to get a even closer. In Ep. 103, Kevin Bacon and the Bacon Bros. share decades of wisdom as professional musicians. Join Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching as he goes on tour with the Bacon Bros. Learn the secrets of professional touring life and of sustaining a long career as a singer.

8/19/2018

Ep. 102 "Singing With An Open Throat"

Singers are often taught that singing with an “Open Throat” is the “right” way to sing. But, what does it mean? In Episode 102, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives the topic a full exploration. With vocal pedagogy tips, singing exercises, and a song example - we hope that your voice and soul will open up to your “Joyfullest Noise” ever!

6/17/2018

Ep. 101 - “The Greatest Vocal Exercise of All Time”

There are many good Vocal Exercises that can help build your vocal technique, increase your range, and achieve your best singing voice. But, do you know the greatest Vocal Exercise of all time? In Episode 101, New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney explores several variations of an exercise that is destined to revolutionize your vocal abilities!

4/26/2018

Ep. 100 Turns 100! - “Make A Joyful Noise!”

It’s here. The 100th Episode of Voice Lessons To The World. New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney offers thanks to the over 100,000 Subscribers who have watched over 10 million Voice Lessons! We look back at the funniest clips, best singing tips, and most inspirational moments throughout the years. We’re so blessed by the singers, Voice Teachers, and pedagogues worldwide who have supported our show and NYVC! The best is yet to come! Make A Joyful Noise!

3/4/2018

Ep. 99 Voice Lessons For Beginners 2 - “Twelve Steps To Vocal Success”

In the second half of our series, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers 12 Steps to help you begin your vocal journey. Beginning singers will learn important principles for getting started. Advanced singers will benefit from getting back to vocal technique fundamentals. Either way, may these 12 Steps inspire your vocal passion and help you grow as a singer!

1/22/2018

Ep. 98 Voice Lessons For Beginners Part 1 - "Twelve Steps To Vocal Success"

VLTTW's mission has always been to make Advanced singing topics simple and fun! But, what about Beginning singers just starting out? Well, this is the episode for YOU! In Part 1 of a 2-part series, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching breaks down 12 Steps that will help you get started on a blessed, successful, and Joyful vocal journey!

12/24/2017

Ep. 97 “Miracles On 38th Street - Singing Is A Miracle!”

Christmas isn’t just a day - it’s a frame of mind! In Episode 97, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney takes a look at the Miracles of Singing. The Holidays give us a precious opportunity to cherish our voices, restore our faith, and believe again in Beauty, Joy, and Miracles. May this special episode of Voice Lessons To The World bless your Holiday Season and help you to Make A Miraculous Noise!

12/6/2017

Ep. 96 “How To Sing The AY Vowel - The DAY Arrives!”

Throughout our series, we have investigated the advantages of disadvantages of singing many different Vowel sounds. In Episode 96, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the AY Vowel and what it can do to benefit your vocal technique. Through vocal tips, demonstrations, and a singing exercise - you’ll improve the strength, tone, and beauty of your singing voice.

11/12/2017

Ep. 95 “Wild Vocal Kingdom 3 - Singing Exercises For The ANIMAL In You”

ROAR!!! It’s time to gear up for the last stop on our Singing Safari! Vocal Zoologist Marlin Perkins and New York Vocal Coaching’s Justin Stoney show us how Mother Nature can be our best Voice Teacher. Marlin and Justin scoured the wilderness in search of the best vocal techniques, exercises, and sounds known to man and beast! In this final episode, Marlin Perkins even encounters an astounding creature that’s witnessed more Singing Lessons than any animal in history! Enjoy Voice Lessons To The World

10/22/2017

Ep. 94 "Wild Vocal Kingdom 2 - "Singing Exercises For The ANIMAL In You"

Time to go APE! Vocal Zoologist Marlin Perkins and New York Vocal Coaching’s Justin Stoney return for Part 2 of their singing safari. In Ep. 94, this unlikely duo explores even more vocal exercises and singing tips that can only be found by traveling deep into the jungle. Improve your vocal technique by letting the Wild Kingdom become your Voice Teacher!

10/1/2017

Ep. 93 "Wild Vocal Kingdom 1 - "Singing Exercises For The ANIMAL In You"

NYVC and it's Staff are officially settled in the glorious new studios on 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan. And this can only mean one thing: VLTTW IS BACK!!! New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney joins forces with Vocal Zoologist Marlin Perkins to take you on a three-part singing safari! Learn how the sounds of the animal kingdom can help you to improve your vocal technique. Through singing exercises, vocal tips, and some zaniness, you'll "unleash the beast" of vocal progress.

1/1/2017

Ep. 91 "Forward Placement Singing"

Singers are often asked by Voice Teachers to bring their voices more “Forward”. But, what does this mean and how do we do it? In Episode 91, New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney explains the nuances of singing with Forward tone including Twang, Nasal Resonance, Embouchure, Larynx Position, Formants and more! It’s a New Year - let your voice SHINE!

8/7/2016

Ep. 89 "How To Sing Falsetto & Flageolet" - Vocal Register World Tour Part 4

Singing in Falsetto has important implications for vocal technique, vocal health, and vocal style. Learn about Falsetto, Reinforced Falsetto, and Flageolet in Part 4 of our Vocal Register World Tour. Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores vocal exercises, singing tips, and song examples that will help you master your Falsetto.

5/29/2016

Ep. 88 "How To Sing Mix Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 3

Singing in the Mix Voice is perhaps the most highly-prized vocal technique for singers of Rock, Pop, R&B, Musical Theatre, and all vocal styles. In Part 3 of our Vocal Register World, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the Mix Voice in depth. You’ll gain mastery over your Mix through vocal exercises, song examples, and Mix singing tips.

5/18/2016

New York Vocal Coaching

New York Vocal Coaching in Midtown Manhattan is NYC’s leading Vocal Studio founded by internationally-recognized Voice Teacher Justin Stoney and home to some of the best Voice Teachers and Vocal Coaches in the world.

5/8/2016

Ep. 87 "How To Sing Head Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 2

Learning to sing in Head Voice is one of most valuable of all vocal skills. It protects the voice, allows for effortless high notes, and provides vocal flexibility. In Part 2 of our Vocal Register World Tour, New York Vocal Coaching’s Justin Stoney explores Head Voice. Through singing tips, vocal exercises, and detailed pedagogy, you will find your Head Voice soaring!

4/19/2016

Ep. 86 "How To Sing Chest Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 1

Many singers want to learn to sing in Chest Voice - the strongest vocal register of them all! In Part 1 of our Vocal Register World Tour, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explores how to find and strengthen your Chest Voice. Through singing tips, vocal exercises, and detailed pedagogy, your Chest Voice range will be solider than ever! Enjoy Voice Lessons To World!

12/27/2015

Ep. 84 “Vocal Embouchure - The Many Faces Of Singing”

You may have noticed that singers make all kinds of crazy faces when they sing. But, you may not have considered the many ways that facial shapes impact the resonance and sound of the singing voice. In Episode 84, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores the nuances of Vocal Embouchure and vastly expand your horizons as a vocal stylist.

12/6/2015

Ep. 83 “How To Sing From The Diaphragm - Vocal MythBusters I”

For generations, singers have been told to “Sing from the Diaphragm” and not from the throat. This is one of the most common vocal tips given by voice teachers, choral directors, and even well-meaning family and friends. There’s just one problem… it’s IMPOSSIBLE. In Ep. 83, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney busts this greatest of all vocal myths and sets vocalists on a path for breathing success!

6/15/2015

Ep. 78 "Messa Di Voce - To Indeed Be A ‘God’"

Messa Di Voce is one of the most difficult and exciting singing skills. Singers who master this ability literally sound “divine”! In Episode 78, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching talks about how to sing Messa Di Voce and offers tips and exercises for mastering this skill.

5/13/2015

Ep. 77 "What is Vocal TWANG?"

Vocal TWANG may not be pretty. But, it is one of the best things that singers can do for their vocal improvement. In Episode 77, voice teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses TWANG in singing and it’s many benefits. He offers vocal tips and exercises to help you find the bright ringing quality that may be missing from your voice!

4/26/2015

Ep. 76 "Top Ten Singing Tips!"

Singers challenged us to present the Top Ten best singing tips - and they’re here! In Ep. 76, voice teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching takes up the challenge Joyfully. Whether you are looking to improve your vocal technique, expand your singing knowledge, or rekindle your soul - we hope these tips can help you on your vocal journey.

4/5/2015

Ep. 75 "You Asked For It: The Ultimate Vocal Exercise Workout!"

For years, singers have asked us to design a singing course that they could do online or at home. We listened. Introducing the Voice Lessons To The World Vocal Course! In Episode 75, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney announces New York Vocal Coaching’s exciting singing program. He shares his Joy and passion in creating this comprehensive resource for singers seeking to take their vocal journey to new levels! You asked for it. It’s here. Make a Joyful Noise!

12/7/2014

Ep. 74 "Singing With Straight Tone Vs. Vibrato"

Most singers strive to sing with beautiful, effortless vibrato. But, there are actually many singers that find it difficult to sing without vibrato. Singing with Straight Tone is very important both technically and also stylistically. In Episode 74, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers tips for developing Straight Tone in songs and vocal technique.

11/23/2014

Ep. 73 "Am I Too Old To Sing?"

Both the young and the old often think: “it’s too late for me.” But is it really? Should you dismiss your hopes and dreams? Should you give up your chance to discover your voice? Learn the truth in Episode 73. It may just add years to your life.

11/12/2014

Ep. 72 "How To Belt Trilogy 3" - Belt Singing Tips

Want a stronger, fuller sounding belt singing voice? Don’t push your voice around. Instead, learn the art of belting! In the final part of our “How To Belt Trilogy”, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers strategies that can give “belty” qualities to your singing without causing strain and pain.

11/6/2014

Ep. 71 "How To Belt Trilogy 2 - Mixed High Notes"

Want to learn how to sing high notes? Want them to be to strong high notes? You’re in luck! In Part 2 of our “How To Belt Trilogy”, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explores the “best” variety of belting - the Chest Dominant Mix. Belting high notes requires the blend of flexibility and strength that only the Mix can provide. Learn how this works in the second part of our trilogy!

10/1/2014

Ep. 70 “How To Belt Trilogy 1- Chest Dragging”

What is Belting? And how do contemporary singers do it safely and effectively? In the How To Belt Trilogy, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers a thorough and detailed look at the art of Belting. Part 1 examines the use of full Chest Voice in belting. Belting is not to be feared, it is to be mastered!

9/17/2014

Ep. 69 “How To Find A Good Voice Teacher”

Every serious singer hopes to find a truly inspirational Voice Teacher. Someone to mentor them and help them reach their highest vocal and artistic potential. However, finding a good Vocal Coach can actually be quite a difficult task. In Episode 69, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers insights about the qualities and skills that singers should look when searching for the Voice Teacher that was “meant to be”.

8/17/2014

Ep. 67 “VoiceNet 2- R Behind Bars”

Just like the L, the R consonant is a real rascal when it comes to singing songs. But take heart singers! In Ep. 67, Sgt. Joe Stoney of the NYVCPD helps put R Behind Bars! With some detective work, you can learn how to navigate songs that contain rascally Rs. The result is Range, Relief, and Real improvement. Enjoy Voice Lessons To The World and VoiceNet!

8/3/2014

Ep. 66 "Voicenet 1 - L In A Cell"

The L consonant is particularly pesky when it comes to singing songs. It’s a criminal consonant that’s been on the loose for way too long. But take heart singers! In Ep. 66, Sgt. Joe Stoney of the NYVCPD helps put L In A Cell! The result is Life, Liberty, and Laryngeal happiness for singers everywhere. Enjoy Voice Lessons To The World and VoiceNet!

7/20/2014

Ep. 65 "You're A Complete Failure!"

Perfectionism is one of the worst hindrances to great singing. Yet, the majority of singers tend to be perfectionists about their singing. In Ep. 65, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers strategies for overcoming perfectionism and embracing "failure". Learn to how to "fail" your way into vocal brilliance!

7/6/2014

Ep. 64 "Vibrato 2 - Faster Freer Vibrato"

Want to learn how to develop Vibrato? Or get a faster Vibrato? In Part 2 of our Vibrato series, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about how to develop Vibrato and how to speed it up. Through singing tips, vocal exercises, and demonstrations, Ep. 64 will help you to improve your Vibrato.

6/22/2014

Ep. 63 "Head Voice POWER!"

Many singers are working on a strong Chest Voice and Mix. But, what about Head Voice and Falsetto? Can those be strengthened too? In Ep. 63, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching shows how to add POWER to the upper registers through vocal tips, exercises, and demos.

6/8/2014

Ep. 62 "Running Out Of Breath"

Running out of breath when you sing? In Episode 62, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers singing tips to help you to develop greater vocal stamina. Through demos and a very challenging vocal exercise, this episode will help you improve your breathing for singing.

5/25/2014

Ep. 61 "The Open "Oh" Vowel"

The "Oh" Vowel is one of the most important vowels for singers to master. In Ep. 61, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers tips and a great exercise to help you find the perfect "Oh". Plus, Justin has a little fun with the popular song "Let It Go" from FROZEN. This episode will help you find an "Oh" vowel so beautiful that everyone says "Oh My!".

5/8/2014

Ep. 60 "The Soft Palate - The Return of The Ring"

Should you raise the soft palate to sing high notes? The answer to this ancient question is truly EPIC. In Ep. 60, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives one answer to rule them all! And, restores health and good fortune to singers all across the vocal kingdom. You won't want to miss THIS truly royal episode!

4/16/2014

Ep. 59 "Musical Theatre Audition Songs"

Broadway actors know that finding the perfect audition song is a key to success in Musical Theatre. In Episode 59, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney offers tips on how to get your repertoire book in prime shape. Singers of all styles can benefit from understanding everything that goes into a successful audition.

3/27/2014

Ep. 58 "Legato Singing"

Singing legato is one of the most prized skills for classical and contemporary singers alike. In fact, it is one of the most important factors in bringing good vocal technique over into songs. In Episode 58, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney helps you improve your legato line in vocal exercises and in songs.

3/13/2014

Ep. 57 "Vocal Nodes and Nodules"

Afraid of getting vocal nodes? Fear not! In Episode 57, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney discusses vocal nodes (or vocal nodules), how to prevent them, and what to do if you have them. Keep your Vocal Health in tip-top shape!

2/19/2014

Ep. 56 "How To Riff 3: Becoming Obsessed"

In Part 3 of our series on Riffing, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney discusses the importance of breaking down riffs. Understanding the nuances of riffs and runs is essential for gaining mastery and control when learning how to sing R&B or any contemporary vocal style. Through songs and exercise demonstrations, Justin shows how to further master the art of melismas.

2/5/2014

Ep. 55 Jaw/Tongue: The Great Divorce

Jaw and tongue tension are at the root of so many vocal problems. Yet, separating these two from one another may not be an easy feat. In Episode 55, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching does his part to tear these two asunder! May Vocal Freedom live happily ever after! Enjoy Voice Lessons to the World!

1/15/2014

Ep. 54 "The Magic EE"

The EE Vowel (IPA "i vowel") is a "Magic Vowel" to singers and voice teachers alike. Singing your EE vowel correctly can make or break your vocal technique. In Episode 54, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives vocal tips on how to sing your EE vowel in a way that will cause "magical" growth for your singing.

12/29/2013

Ep. 53 "The Singer's Diet"

A great diet is as important to your singing and vocal health as anything else! In Episode 53, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching talks about which foods can help or potentially limit your vocal growth. Develop a guilt-free, fear-free Singer's Diet to help you sing at your best!

12/8/2013

Ep. 52 "The Shiny Solar Plexus"

Want a REALLY good singing tip? Then you might want to learn about the Solar Plexus! In Episode 52, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about one of the most effective concepts in all of vocal technique. You won't want to miss this! Learn how to make your Solar Plexus SHINE!

11/6/2013

Ep. 51 "Diphthongs"

Diphthongs are something that many singers have been told to correct. But, what's a Diphthong anyway? And what difference does it make for being a great singer? Find out in Episode 51, as New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney explores how to master Diphthongs as they apply to both style and technique.

10/15/2013

Ep. 50 "A New York Minute"

Is life not turning out how you planned? Not to fear. Miracles can happen in "A New York Minute". In the very personal Episode 50, Justin Stoney shares the serendipitous tale that led him to becoming a Voice Teacher. We never know when we are a about to smack into our divine destiny. So... Never Say Never...

10/2/2013

Ep. 49 "How To Roll Your R's and Tongue Trills"

Think you can't roll your R's? Think again. Most people can learn to roll their R's, but have been going about it the wrong way. Rolled R's are important for singing in languages like Spanish and Italian. And tongue trills also make a fabulous vocal exercise. In Ep. 49, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives tips and exercises to help master these skills.

9/15/2013

Ep. 48 "Vocal Fry Falloffs" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 3

In Part 3 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching demonstrates a very specific pop nuance called a "Fall Off" that can be done with the Vocal Fry. Through tips and exercises, learn about "Falloffs" and how they can make your contemporary singing more authentic and nuanced!

9/1/2013

Ep. 47 "Vocal Fry For Compression" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 2

In Part 2 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney describes how the vocal fry can be used for better Vocal Technique. With tips, demonstrations, and vocal exercises, learn how the vocal fry can be used to help you hit high notes, coordinate your mix, and reach your vocal potential.

8/22/2013

Ep. 46 "What's The Vocal Fry" - Vocal Fry Trilogy Part 1

The Vocal Fry is one of the most misunderstood concepts in singing and in speech. Yet, if used properly, it has the capability transform both your technique and style for the better. In Part 1 of the Vocal Fry Trilogy, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney offers tips, demos, and exercises to help you learn the Vocal Fry and to be at your vocal best!

8/4/2013

Ep. 45 "What Is The Passaggio?"

Classical singers and voice teachers often talk about the Passaggio as one of the most important elements in vocal technique. Navigating the Passaggio well leads to great high notes and vocal freedom, whereas navigating it poorly can lead to major limitations. In Episode 45, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney explains the Passaggio and offers tips, demonstrations, and exercises to help you master it in your own voice. Classical singers and contemporary singers alike can benefit from understanding this foundational vocal technique concept.

7/21/2013

Ep. 44 "Three In One"

In Episode 44, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching answers three great vocal questions in one episode! Questions about throat clearing, yawning, and gaining weight to sing are all addressed in this fun and informative episode.

7/5/2013

Ep. 43 "Reinforced Falsetto"

Ever wonder if a high note is secretly in falsetto? Not all falsetto sounds necessarily sound like falsetto. In Episode 43, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching describes a very bizarre and useful coordination that is often called "reinforced falsetto". Through concepts and exercises, you can learn how you can make your falsetto do a variety of crazy tricks that you never thought possible!