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8/22/2021

“Teaching Singing To Kids & Children Pt. 1” Ep. 118

Can we teach singing to children? It is safe to teach kids? Many voice teachers, parents, and even singers have these questions. In Ep. 118 of Voice Lessons To The World, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explores strategies to teach kids in the healthiest and most fun ways. This includes vocal exercises for kids, developing a child's musicianship, selecting repertoire for kids, and much more.

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 & Michael Bacon 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.

8/20/2018

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!

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!

3/5/2018

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!

12/25/2017

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!

12/7/2017

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.

11/13/2017

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!

10/2/2017

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.

2/28/2017

Ep. 92 Appoggio Breathing For Singing - "Breath Support’s GOLD Standard"

Is there a “BEST” way to breathe for singing? In fact, there is! It is called “Appoggio Breathing”. Appoggio Breathing is a time-honored Breath Support and Breath Management system that has worked for generations of both classical and contemporary singers. In Episode 92, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching breaks down the technique of Appoggio Breathing and offer exercises to improve your breathing for singing.

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!

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10/16/2016

Ep. 90 "How To Sing Whistle Voice" - Vocal Register World Tour 5

Whistle Voice. Whistle Tones. Whistle Register. Whatever you might call it, it’s popular! And singers desperately want to learn how to do it! In the final part of the Vocal Register World Tour, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching reveals the secret to singing Whistle notes. You don’t have to be Mariah Carey. You can just be yourself.

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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.

5/8/2016

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!

2/14/2016

Ep. 85 “How To Find YOUR VOICE (...and then get married…)”

Ever wanted to find your own original and authentic singing voice? In a special Valentine’s Day episode, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney gives technical and stylistic tips for developing a vocal style that is truly unique, personal, and soulful. Find your voice in a way that you and others will LOVE. If all goes well, there may even be wedding bells!

12/28/2015

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!

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8/10/2015

Ep. 80 "The OO Vowel - A High Note’s Best Friend"

The OO Vowel is one of the most extreme vowels in all of singing. While it can help with singing high notes more than any other vowel, it also poses some challenges. In Episode 80, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers vocal tips and exercises for navigating this elusive vowel. In the process, you’ll extend your singing range and learn a few new vocal techniques.

7/15/2015

Ep. 79 "Healthy Speaking For Singing and Life"

A healthy, clear speaking voice can benefit your social life, your professional life, your confidence, and your singing. But, what if you don’t like the sound of your speaking voice? In Episode 79, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching gives 7 Speech Tips to help you free your speaking voice. We trust you will feel more like yourself then ever before!

5/14/2015

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!

4/6/2015

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.

11/13/2014

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

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!

11/6/2014

Ep. 71 "How To Belt Trilogy Part 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!

10/2/2014

Ep. 70 “How To Belt Trilogy Part 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!

7/21/2014

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!

5/26/2014

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!

4/17/2014

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.

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.

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!

8/5/2013

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.

7/5/2013

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!

6/25/2013

Ep. 42 "The Amazing Larynx"

Singers and Voice Teachers often make the mistake of thinking that one vocal style or another is the "superior" way to sing. This can cause severe vocal limitations and even animosity. Yet, the Amazing Larynx is capable of so much more than people think! In Episode 42, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney demonstrates two awesome vocal tricks and offers an exercise that will help you transcend rigid thinking and find out what the voice is really capable of.

6/8/2013

Ep. 41 "Adding Technique To Songs"

Do you do vocal exercises, but then not understand how to add these exercises when your are singing songs? In Episode 41, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching demonstrates how to add vocal technique concepts to song work. Make sure that your songs benefit from all the great work you are doing with your vocal exercises!

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3/30/2013

Ep. 40 "The Mix Voice"- Voice Lessons To The World

Everyone dreams of hitting beautiful and powerful high notes without straining. But, how do great singers do it? Likely, they have mastered the Mix Voice! This mysterious combination of coordinations is very elusive to many singers and voice teachers, but has the power to work miracles for your vocal potential. In Episode 40 of Voice Lessons To The World, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers crystal clear secrets on the Mix Voice to help end the mystery!

3/15/2013

Ep. 39 "You'll Never Be A Good Singer"

Have you been told by someone that you can't sing? Did you believe them? Feel like giving up? Let Justin have the final word! In the very important, Episode 39, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney sets the record straight about whether everyone has the potential to be a good singer. The facts will encourage you. The negative voices will no longer have power over you. The truth will set you free!

3/1/2013

Ep. 38 "The Deadly I Vowel"

"I know I have that note! So, why can't I sing this song?" Perhaps you are falling victim to The Deadly "I". In Episode 38, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about the "I" vowel and why it is so difficult to sing in so many songs. He also gives exercises and ideas on how to fix this problematic technique issue.

2/16/2013

Ep. 37 "Glottal: Friend Or Foe?"

Do Glottals destroy the voice? Many people say they do. Others may not even know what a Glottal is. Find out whether the Glottal is a destructive enemy or a great friend in Episode 37. Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching offers tips for singers on how to use this misunderstood and feared sound effectively.

2/1/2013

Ep. 36 "Aspects of Musical Theatre"

Are you an aspiring Broadway or Musical Theatre singer? In Episode 36, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching discusses some of the common characteristics of Broadway singing and reveals tips on Musical Theatre singing that the theatre pros know. Belting, legit, character sounds, acting, and many more topics are covered in this fun and informative episode!

12/21/2012

Ep. 33 "Tongue Retraction"

Knowing what to do with the tongue is one of the important concepts in all of singing and vocal technique. In Episode 33, New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney discusses one of the most common issues: tongue retraction. With vocal exercises and demonstrations, hopefully singers everywhere will learn how to fix this very common and limiting problem.

9/7/2012

Ep. 27 "How To Riff 2: Slashes"

Want to improve your Riffs as a singer? In Part 2 of our "How To Riff" series, we continue to explore elements of Riffing within Pop/Rock/R&B singing. New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney talks about "slashes" and "grace notes" and the part they play in Riffing and contemporary music. Justin also offers an exercise for you to sharpen your Riffing skills!

5/18/2012

Ep. 11 "Combatting Nerves"- Voice Lessons To The World

Do you sound great singing alone, but have trouble singing in public? Nerves and stage fright are very common and very correctable. Episode 11 "Combatting Nerves" will give you ideas on how to increase your confidence and minimize anxiety. New York Vocal Coaching's Justin Stoney hosts the latest episode of Voice Lessons To The World!

5/11/2012

Ep. 10 "Middle Notes or High Notes"- Voice Lessons To The World

High Notes aren't as difficult as you may think. But, you need to know how to approach them. In Episode 10 of Voice Lessons To The World, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching describes one of the biggest secrets to assuring that your high notes are effortless and plentiful. Watch Voice Lessons To The World every Friday for free vocal tips and e-mail us your singing questions to be answered on future episodes of the show!

4/6/2012

Ep. 5 "What's The Point Of Lip Trills?" - Voice Lessons To The World

Episode 5 of Voice Lessons To To World: "What's The Point Of Lip Trills". Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching addresses the famous Lip Trill exercise and whether it's effective for singers.

3/30/2012

Ep. 4 "Larynx And Style"

In Episode 4 of Voice Lessons To The World, voice teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explains how the position of the larynx can affect the style of music that one is singing. Misunderstanding the larynx can result in some truly comical effects! Or, it can lead singers to being able to sing multiple musical styles with versatility, confidence, and freedom.

3/23/2012

Ep. 3 "How To Riff- The Pentatonic Scale"

In Episode 3, Voice Teacher Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching, gives the foundation for learning how to riff. Justin teaches breaks down the pentatonic scale, offers exercises in riffs and melismas, and discusses how this applies to songs- including "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele. Enjoy Voice Lessons To The World.

3/16/2012

Ep. 2 "Nasality Vs. Nasal Resonance"

In Episode 2 of Voice Lessons To The World, Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching explains the difference between sounding "nasal" and using nasal resonance appropriately for both speaking and singing. Those who have been told they have a nasal voice can find out the truth about what it means to be nasal and how to fix this. Enjoy VLTTW!

3/15/2012

Ep. 1 "4 Breathing Types"

Episode 1 of Voice Lessons To The World: "4 Breathing Types". In the first episode of VLTTW, Justin Stoney, the founder of New York Vocal Coaching in New York City offers singers insight on various forms of breathing found in singing. He allows gives tips and information on how to use the breath more efficiently to improve the singing voice. Enjoy the show designed to help singers everywhere!