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  • 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
  • Martin L (email),10 lessons w Ellie –3 previous instructors

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

  • JP (Google Review),8 lessons w Ellie –2 previous instructors

    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.”

  • Randy R (email),6 lessons w Ellie –1 previous instructor

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

  • Matt D (Yelp),8 lessons w Ellie –3+ previous instructors

    “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.”

  • Monty (Brittany) S (Yelp),2 years w Ellie –2 previous instructors

    “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.”

  • Karl C,American Idol Golden Ticket Winner (Yelp),6 lessons w Ellie –2 previous instructors

    “Ellie is by far the best voice teacher that I had! She is very helpful and really knows how to teach. She has techniques that you would learn only from her.”

  • Charlie I (Facebook Review),10 lessons w Ellie

    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.”

Singing Lessons NYC by Eleonor England

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Singing Lesons NYC testimonial with Kate Kim

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

Note From Ellie

Hey Guys!

Ellie here!  Welcome back to lessons in Autumn 2018!  For those who may be new to the studio,welcome!!

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.

I 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

I 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.  I love people and I love dreams and having the chance to work on them with people is a real privilege.

-Eleonor England,owner Singing Lessons NYC


About Ellie

Eleonor England is a NYC jazz vocalist and the owner of Singing Lessons NYC.  She also works as a vocal coach (NYC) for R&B,pop,K-pop,C-pop,I-pop,rock,jazz,blues,soul,and more. All lessons at Singing Lessons NYC are with Elllie so we can control quality and we have voice lessons in NYC 42 weeks a year,as well as a few times a year out of town in San Francisco and San Diego,as well.  Year-round,she takes her California clients via Skype or another online video chat.  Voice lessons in NYC and online voice lessons are available for you public speakers out there to learn how to make your voice sound better.



Ellie Offers 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 cost between $150+/session.  But that sucks cause at those rates most peope can’t come in that often.  I want you to come in and learn some stuff.  Your skills and success are my resume.
  • We are cost-effective. Many of Ellie’s 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.  I love my pro clients but I also love my 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 knows what jazz is!  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 Ellie teches you 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 w Ellie as their first voice lessons went on to do some cool stuff!



Clients Who Started As Beginners w Ellie 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 Ellie does 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 Ellie offers:

  • Ellie works 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.

Rehearsal Spaces for Acoustic Music & Piano Practice Rooms in NYC

Hey guys!

I compiled this list of rehearsal spaces and piano practice rooms for NYC that can accomodate singing and non-amplified music.  “Piano room” or “rehearsal space for acoustic music” kindsa situtions.  I’ll add to these as I learn about more, but this is for my students and colleagues so they can find places.

I know nobody likes to show up to NYC from out of town to teach or rehearse and there is a heavy metal drummer in the next room or the piano hasn’t been tuned in 14 years.  I think I still have PTSD from trying to find space in Los Angeles and Hollywood.  FML.  Anyway – here are some professional studio spaces and piano practice rooms where you can teach, practice, or rehearse acoustic music.



Ripley Grier facility at 520 8th Ave – large studio

RIPLEY GRIER – The first place I’d like to mention is the one I use the most – and that is Ripley Grier (520 8th Ave 16th Floor NYC 10018).  They also have a half block away a second space that is beautiful with more rooms and some have amazing views out the ginormous windows.  They have other locations including on in the upper west side on W 72nd and 939 8th Ave in upper Midtown West.  It’s family owned and 520 is a thriving, central business where a lot of people teach and rehearse including voice and piano teachers, broadway musicals, youth programs, and more.  They have piano practice rooms, rooms for teaching piano and voice, rehearsal spaces for acoustic music and giant spaces for show rehersals or dance classes.  Sprung wood floors, as far as I have seen, but I am not a dancer so you should call them cause I see a lot of dancers working out of this space.  I’m a frequent flier here.  Union Discounts of 10% which brings the cost of a space that’s around 10/11×10/11 to $18.90 at the time of this writing.  Punch cards – punch it five times (1 punch per day, not per hour) and get $5 off of your next visit.  Some same-day rentals are cheap and they have a $5/15 minute warm up thing you can get day of.  Staff is amazing.  You need government ID to enter the building at 520 8th Ave, which is said to be the largest rehearsal space – not just in NYC but IN THE WORLD…WTF!).  The lobby is swank AF.  520 has a voice over recording studio (not good for music recording for most purposes).  Some of the piano practice rooms and larger rehearsal spaces for acoustic music have windows!  😮  Very close to the Penn Station in Manhattan and to the Port Authority Building in midtown (which is a majour transportation hub).



244 Rehearsal where all pianos are grands

244 Rehearsal Studios – 244 W 54th Street Manhattan in upper Midtown West NYC.  This is my other go-to place although it’s not as close to me.  They have a grand piano in every piano practice room and in the larger rehearsal spaces for acoustic music, as well, so that is awesome.  Rates are reasonable and this is another very central place where a lot of professionals go.  I highly recommend and love using them.  Staff is amazing.  You can book via email.  Cancellations ONLY accepted via email.  Read the cancellation policy well cause it’s kinda off Broadway if you know what I mean.  They have carpeting in the rooms which makes the acoustics more manageable.  Kinda homey.  I dig the place, the instruments, and the staff.  Pricing is good..  They have quite a few piano pratice room sized spaces for like $20 at the time of this writing.



Shelter piano room – they have lovely larger spaces

Shelter Studios – 244 W 54th Street (12th floor and penthouse) Manhattan in upper Midtown West NYC. These guys are in the same building as 244 Rehearsal Studios.  I’ve never used them or been in the space because 244 Rehearsal Studios have been so good to me that I never really had the need but the space looks great on their website.  It’s owned by a voice teacher dude and has piano practice rooms and larger rooms for teaching, recitals, rehearsal spaces for acoustic music, and shows.  They have a section of rooms without pianos where they only allow non-music stuff like acting and dancing.



Michiko – they are set up for jazz rehearsal

Michiko Studios – 149 W 46th Street Manhattan NYC between 6th and 7th Ave.  I have a lot of colleagues in the NYC jazz scene who use this space.  It looks good and I think it’s clean and professional with good instruments.  Piano practice room size spaces as well as larger rehearsal spaces for acoustic music. Online booking FTW!!! Although I’ve never been here, I really feel like this is a good and beautiful place based on the pictures and reputation in the jazz scene.  BTW, if you run a class here, I’ve seen them post classes on their site.  This place looks stunning and has some beautiful performance spaces.  There are concerts there.



Typical OA piano. Excellent instruments.

Opera America – 330 7th Ave 7th Floor Manhattan (@ W 29th St) NYC.  I have used these people quite a lot because I am close to them.  The piano pratice rooms, rehearsal spaces for acoustic music, and performance spaces are clean, the instruments are superior.  They have a punch card frequent flier thing based on how much money you spend on rehearsal space.  And they have online booking – sorta.  Meaning you can email someone to set it up but it’s not always available when it says on the site.  No big, you need to call most places, so the email thing is just a nicety.  They have some computers there too and are basically a kinda community centre for opera and you can join which gives yuo benefits (although not priority in room booking so).  I actually really like their facility and mission, although I was not feeling loved as a non-classical singer sporting a hairstyle I like to call “Entropy”.  When Lyft was running a Halloween special to send a carload of zombies (read: actors dressed as zombies) to anywhere in NYC, me and a student of mine ALMOST sent a carload of zombies to them to mix it up.  But the facility is solid and if you’re doing classical, the clientele might be more friendly.  Who is to say.  The staff was always okay, though.  Very close to Penn Station in midtown south.  Pretty close to the PATH station, as well, which goes to all points Jersey.



This is the only Pearl image I could find. Looks nice.

Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave (floors 4, 12, and Penthouse) and 519 8th Ave (floor 12) – Midtown West NYC.  519 is within a half block and across the street from 500.  I haven’t used them because Ripley Grier has been so good to me and is located very close, but Pearl is in the next block from Ripley Grier and is said to be a nice place with piano practice rooms, rehearsal spaces for acoustic music, and so forth.  The musical theatre voice teacher I cross train with uses them sometimes when his apartment is under construction or something.  A lot of people use them, actually.  It’s said to be rooms with pianos.  I have been in the building because my shrink has offices there – so obviously it would be super convenient to get psychiatric help AND rehearsal studio space in the same Midtown West building but.  You need ID to enter the building – lobby is not super glam but it works.  You know what to do – email them and see what up!  Very close to the Penn Station in Manhattan and the Port Authority Building (which is a majour transportation hub).



150 looks functional and instruments look nice.

Studios 150 – 150 W 46th St New York, NY 10036 – Midtown West NYC.  My voice lessons student’s son’s voice teacher teaches here!  😀  Anyway, with that amount of very thorough personal knowlegde of this studio space, my client says it’s a nice space and they have piano practice rooms so.  It appears to have soundproofing and people are teaching out of it so that’s a good sign!  They may or may not have larger rehearsal spaces for acoustic music.





A larger rehearsal space at NOLA.

NOLA Studios – 250 W 54th Street in upper Midtown West NYC very close to 244 Rehearsal.  I have not used these guys.  It’s said to be old school: older facilities, not upgraded, etc.  But they have piano practice rooms, rehearsal spaces for acoustic music, and so forth.  Functional. I’d totally give them a try if my main peeps couldn’t handle me and see how it was but I have no first hand expereince for you right now.  Looking at the images on the site, some of the small rooms look “functional”, but the larger rooms have white walla and dark curtains and I think they actually are pretty.  I’ll definitely check them out sometime.





Who wouldn’t wanna play at this Blyn space? No one!

Art New York – 520 8th Ave, 4th Floor Midtown West NYC in the sme building with Ripley Grier 520.  I haven’t used these guys.  I did shoot them and email once and they did not get back to me, but I see a lot of people coming into the building for these guys, so I’m thinking that might have been an aomoly.  They also have memberships and are a good organization to be involved with, IMO.  the have office space if you need that for your production and some other cool stuff so you should hit their website and see what.  In addition to their piano practice rooms, rehearsal spaces for acoustic music, and larger spaces at 520 8th Ave, they also have some Brooklyn spaces  at 138 South Oxford Street (Between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street) Brooklyn, NY 11217, including a wood pannelled performance space that looks amazing, at least online.  They have some sprung floors, some floors suitable for dancing, and some carpeting.  I’d like to use their Brooklyn performance space at some point.  It looks insane.  Again, this building has a swank lobby, but you need government ID to enter.  The security guys are great, though.  Very close to the NYC Penn Station and to the Port Authority Building (which is a majour transporttion hub).



BONUS: Kaufman Cultural Center has piano practice rooms in the upper west.  According to their site, the spaces are at 129 W 67th Street New York, NY 10023.  There are no pictures of the practice spaces though, but rental for a piano practice room with an upright is $17 as of this writing (Jan 2018).  If you use them and wanna send me an image, please do so and we can bump them up to Non-BONUS.  Exciting!



Well that’s all I got at this point but I will add to this list when I get new info!  Happy rehearsing in your piano practice room!