NYC:520 8th Ave Fl 16 between 36th and 37th Streets       SD &SFLocations also avail


The only majour studio in NYC to offer a Money Back Guarantee if you’re not happy with your first lesson

  • Our 3 promises to our clients:

    1. Leave each session singing better
    2. Leave each session feeling better emotionally and physically
    3. Learn techniques you won’t learn at other studios.    
  • Both Lothair and Ellie have a perfect 5 star rating across review sites.


    Because they both care deeply about the work and their students.

  • Lothair Eaton,teacher

    “Probably the best teacher you can get! He has incredible experience and loves what he is doing.”

    -Victor reviewing Lothair

  • “I learned more in that one hour than I learned the whole time I was with my other instructor.”

    -Randy R reviewing Ellie

  • “Emanates professional positive friendly energy.  Great teacher!”

    -Alexis R reviewing Lothair

  • ”You’ve done more for me in one lesson than all three of my previous teachers the whole time I was studying with them.”

    - Martin L reviewing Ellie


    “Not only is he a great teacher,he is a wonderful person and brings so much joy to every class.

    “As a naturally shy person,it typically takes me a while to feel comfortable around someone,so I was pleasantly surprised at how effortlessly he made me feel at ease.”

    -Audre reviewing Lothair

  • “Eleonor is the best vocal coach I have had…She teaches you techniques that no one has ever taught me and no one probably even knows about.”

    - Brittany reviewing Ellie


    Singer-songwriters will feel at home at Singing Lessons NYC.  Bring your guitar or just yourself and learn techniques for singer-singwriter pop and rocks styles!

  • Eleonor improved my skills like no other. I was shocked that she was able to help me improve skills enough to perform live with a choir. Everything from my tone,vocal range,sense of rhythm,and pitch have improved in such a short period of time.  Her techniques are fun,funny,and yet incredibly effective!  I highly recommend.”

    - JP reviewing Ellie


    Having a hard time delivering songs in a soulful way? Lothair holds an MFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon,the #1 school for drama in the US and brings all that to bear on coaching clients to deliver impactful performances in rock,pop,jazz,blues,classical,and theatre singing.

  • “After just one lesson with Ellie,I had a stronger,more beautiful voice…I learned more about my voice than most of my other teachers taught [me] combined.”

    - Matt D reviewing Ellie


    “Practicing while following the advice he pointed out during the lesson,I suddenly found myself near 3-octave range within the first couple of lessons...On top of it,he’s also very funny and approachable.”

    - Sak,reviewing Lothair

  • Most coaches just weren’t that effective for me. That is,until I went to Eleonor England.  From the first time I met Ellie,I could tell she was a different kind of coach…about 3-5 minutes into following her instructions,she told me to sing. Whoa. There was a noticeable improvement in my tone and an ease in performance.”

    - Charlie I reviewing Ellie

  • Learn from experienced professionals! Lothair has over 20 years experience as a professional singer,fronting bands,being a primary in a touring company,singing at church services.  He’s also one of the most approachable and supportive teachers you will find.  Even if this is your first excursion singing - and whether you have amateur or professional goals - he will gently guide you.

Singing Lessons NYC

with teachers Lothair Eaton &Eleonor England

::Est 1999 ::

Ellie’s Next San Diego Dates 5/13-5/18

Ellie’s Next San Francisco Dates 5/11


Singing Lesons NYC testimonial with Kate Kim

Video Review:The brilliant Singing Lessons NYC K-Pop star and Superstar K contestant Kate Kim.  We were her first (and only) singing teacher before she was signed by a K-Pop label and moved to South Korea

Welcome back to lessons in Jan 2019!  For those who may be new to the studio,welcome!!

We are proud to announce that Lothair Eaton is joining our studio! Lothair is AMAAAAAZE BALLS!  Honestly,check him out here!

Lothair will be giving the beginner 1st lesson for all beginners who start at the NYC studio to get them jump-started  on their singing lessons!  Check out our Beginnerprogram!

We’ve had some great results with former clients going on to nominations/wins/etc at:

  • the GRAMMYs
  • Los Angeles Music Awards
  • Chinese Music Award
  • The Voice,Superstar K
  • #1 album &song charting

We’ve also had amazing results and a lot of fun with beginners developing their voice for recreation or to move into being professional.  Beginners with non-pro goals have:

  • Sang at their own wedding
  • Sang at a proposal
  • Become office karaoke stars
  • Gotten into audition-only choirs and community theatre
  • Gotten the band back together!  :D
  • More

People have also:

  • Made the transition from classical to jazz,pop,or rock without sounding lame AF
  • Learned not to fear singing or speaking
  • Learned singing breathing for general well-being and stress relief
  • Overcome stage fright using mental training techniques

...You get the idea and can read all our reviews,as well.

We love the variety of working with people of all different backgrounds,skill levels,and types of goals.  Working with just pros or just beginners isn’t as fun as getting to work with lots of different people.

Our 3 commitments to you as a person and artist or amateur singer:

  1. You will leave each lesson a better singer or speaker
  2. You will leave each lesson feeling better emotionally and physically than when you walked in
  3. You will learn techniques that you won’t learn at other studios

Our teachers choose to teach because it is actually really thrilling to get to hear the results right away,get to meet people and hear about their hopes and dreams and get to do concrete work toward getting them there - whether it is just to sing better or to cut a cd or make an audition.  We love people and we love dreams and having the chance to work on them with people is a real privilege.

We Offer Something Unique in NYC

This is what makes us unique among NYC voice teachers:

  • We are priced very competitively.  A lot of the studios offering singing lessons in NYC who,like us,have clients nominated for GRAMMYs,winning American Idol and Superstar Kauditions,hosting majour shows like The Voice,and selling felony quantities of records are chargining $250+/session.  But that sucks cause at those rates most peope can’t come in that often.  We want you to come in and learn some stuff.  Your skills and success are our resume.
  • We are cost-effective. Many of our clients and past students have left reviews to the effect of one lesson here is more informative and useful than however many lessons/years/months of study at both cheaper and more expensive studios. Check out our reviews for more deets!
  • Just because you’re not a pro vocalist and regardless of whether you want to go pro or just for personal reasons,you’ll get treated the same.  We love our star and pro clients but we also love our amateur clients and just really enjoy meeting diverse people from all over with different relationships to singing.  We have clients who are devoted shower singers through international pop superstars.  It’s the diversity that makes it fun!
  • Ellie &Lothair know what jazz is! Ellie sings it and Lothair grew up around it cause his dad is a famous jazz trumpet player in the Chicago jazz scene. This is especially helpful if you are looking for a jazz vocal coach or are in town for jazz vocal workshops.
  • Almost all clients notice that they learned how to make thier voice sound better in the first lesson.  The first lessons is where you learn how to sing from your diaphragm correctly.  Other ways to sing better and tips to sing better are given at each lesson along the way.  We offer solid technique for all musical styles,which is how to improve your singing voice.
  • Clients who started with us as their first voice lessons went on to do some cool stuff!



Clients Who Started As Beginners w Us Went on to:

  • Signing with majour labels in the US,China,Europe,and South Korea (in conjunction with Ellie’s work as a vocal coach in NYC ofr R&B,K-Pop,C-Pop,US Pop,Rock,and as a jazz vocal coach)
  • Getting on American Idol (client worked with Ellie as a vocal coach in NYC for R&B)
  • Hosting The Voice (client worked with Ellie on Canto-pop training)
  • GRAMMY nomination (indie/folk/rock/pop)
  • Wins and nominations at the Chinese Music Awards (Canto-Pop and Mando-Pop)
  • Wins and nominations in local music awards stateside too numerous to list including Los Angeles Music Awards,San Diego Music Award,and Bay Area Music Awards in the San Francisco Bay Area (Blues,Jazz,Adult Contemporary,Pop,Rock,Indie,Alternative,and more)
  • Multi-platinum album sales – certified by record sales (client worked with Ellie on vocal training for C-Pop)
  • Cutting cds too numerous to list in Blues,R&B,Pop,Jazz,Rock,Folk,Indie and more.
  • Regional winners for International Blues Challenge (um,Blues!) 


Vocal coaching is different than singing lessons but we do both voice lessons and vocal coaching in NYC in R&B,jazz,blues,rock,pop,K-pop,C-pop,I-pop,indie and other genres.  Vocal coaching is more about interpretation whereas singing lessons are more about technique.

Some services we offer:

  • Work as a vocal coach in NYC for R&B
  • Jazz Vocal Coaching &New York jazz workshops for visiting groups
  • NYC Singing Lessons for Pop
  • Vocal training in KPop and CPop (Mando-Pop and Canto-Pop)
  • Audition Preparation (SLNYC clients have gotten in to majour universities and conservatories including Berklee,Manhattan School of Music(graduate jazz program),New England Conservatory (graduate jazz program),Indiana University music school,and more
  • Singing lessons for kids
  • Singing Lessons for beginners
  • Singing lessons online via Skype,Oovoo,Facetime,or other video chat programs and apps.

Awards, Nominations, American Idol, WhatNot

“…[S]he really helped me with my rock vocals and she was very open-minded about the style I am singing in.”

– Michael L. (via Yelp) 2012 …Note we have two yelp listing in SF – the other one has more reviews.


Voice Students and Clients Accomplishments

My students are my resume!  Whether taking singing lessons in NYC, online, or elsewere where I teach, many of my students start as either beginners/novices or semi-professional (singing at Open Mikes, school plays, amateur opera, small clubs, and so forth), yet a startling number of them go on to achieve prestigious recognition in music from playing out at really cool venues to winning or being nominated for awards by various nominating academies (GRAMMYs, Chinese Music Awards, etc – they’ve been recognized locally up through the international level).  Their achievements span genres including Music Theatre, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Pop, Rock, Indie, Country, and the ever-popular Much, Much More.  Although the actual list of their accomplishments is really too big for me to list in its entirety, here is a small percentage of what they have done DURING or AFTER they took from me – they are really awesome!  Please also note that this is a list only including my personal students – sometimes when you see such lists they include every student that has ever taken from whatever organization is certifying the teacher or students who came in for a lesson or two, but these are all my personal students and if they’s included here they took a series of lessons (be sure to also see her Reviews).  Most of my students listed here started with singing lessons for beginners with me.

Singing Reality Shows (American Idol, X-Factour, the Voice etc)

  • American Idol (Golden Ticket winner)
  • My client went on to host one season of TV’s The Voice in Hong Kong 2009
  • Superstar K – K-Pop’s biggest and most influential American Idol type show.  My client was scouted from her YouTube page, flown to Seoul and competed on the show.  This eventually led to her being signed.
  • Second place on American-Idol-style TV show SuperIdol in 2009, a majour show in China and Korea
  • Unnamed singer-songwriter reality show from MTV (I’m not allowed to mention the name!  Sucks to be me!
  • Much, much more!

Awards, Nominations & Competition Winners – Top Level

Awards, Nominations & Competition Local, Regional, and National

Music Venues Played by Students and Former Students

TV/film appearances, Musical Theatre, and song placements

  • Real World Denver – song placement – MTV (multiple)
  • Real World Challenge “Fresh Meat”  – song placement – MTV
  • Newport Harbor – song placement – MTV
  • Feature film song placement Winter of Frozen Dreams 2009 – USA
  • Wong Ka Yan feature film lead actress – student leverages her successful recording career into a nationally-awarded acting career
  • Feature Film True Women for Sale – (Golden Horse (Best Actress) was awrded, Ming Pao Weekly Magazine Award for Outstanding Actress, Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress,  Nominated – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress) China
  • Annie – lead role – Starlight Theatre San Diego, CA
  • Wizard of Oz – role of Dorothy – Coronado Playhouse – won Aubrey Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical (see awards and nominatons above)
  • The Voice – TV – Host Hong Kong, China
  • Feature film 72 Tenants of Prosperity – China
  • MTV episode appearance (acting) – USA
  • Feature film Lives in Flames – China
  • More


Accomplishments of very beginners

  • Singing at their own wedding
  • “Tone Deafness” recovery
  • Playing out for the first time ever
  • “Sitting in” with a jazz or blue band
  • Singing at an open mike
  • Singing in the house and not being teased by their spouse 😉
  • More


Corporate Clients & Referrals

  • NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants – Irvine, CA)
  • Sierra Club Legal Department – spoken voice (San Francisco, CA)
  • US Navy Band – singing voice (San Diego, CA)
  • Funky Door Yoga – spoken voice, I was the “official voice instructor” for their teachers (Oakland, CA)
  • Clearchannel – singing voice (San Diego, CA)
  • Big Top feature film directed by Devon Reed – Ellie was the singing coach (San Francisco, CA)
  • More


Successful School Auditions 

  • NYU Theatre Department
  • New England Conservatory of Music – graduate jazz voice
  • Manhattan Conservatory of Music – graduate jazz voice
  • SOTA (School of the Arts high school) in San Francisco
  • COSA (Coronado School of the Arts) in San Diego – Musical Theatre audition
  • Berkelee School of Music – jazz voice
  • State schools such as SFSU, SDSU, etc – classical and jazz voice
  • UC schools such as UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, UCBerkeley, etc – classical and jazz voice
  • The ever-popular Much. Much More!  😉

Pro-Level Student Accomplishments


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