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

212.736.3118

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.

    Why?

    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

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    “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

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    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

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    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

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    “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!) 

 

R&B,Soul,Blues,Rock,More
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.

Singing Lessons in NYC – R&B, Soul, Hip Hop

R&B and Soul are such amazing and expressive genres of singing and require a great deal of singing skill and stylistic chops to get right.  R&B has a rich history and borrows heavily from soul, jazz, blues, and gospel which makes it a rich and deep music.

Many R&B or soul singers have a lot of experience styling R&B-like runs (aka: melismas) but lack the technique needed to hold out notes for longer periods without breathing, or have the powerful high range that singing R&B and soul music tends to demand.  So I like to talk to and listen to beginning or new singers who come in for R&B and soul singing lessons to see and hear the style of artist they seem to want to be and build techniques that will get them to be able to perform the things they are trying vocally.

Most R&B and Soul singers need to have breathing and breath support covered in the singing lessons (these are two different techniques useful in this style of music as well as others), and to find a right mixture of voice to air that fits with the style of singing they wanna do.

Also, in R&B and Soul singing a lot of times the melismas (vocal runs and ornaments) lack a definition – they can be kinda slurry or sloppy.  So in the singing lessons I often introduce singers to breathing and breath support as well as focus excerises which can make the voice more powerful and allow the singer to play around with the breathiness of the sound.  Something a lot of people who come in as beginners to singing technique might not know is that breathiness is on one end of a spectrum to a certain extent and power on the other – at least in the beginning.  Of course, with voice lessons and training the quiet voice helps with getting power into the voice – and training a powerful voice can help with getting a voice that sounds well put together in the softer dynamic range.  They kind of inform each other as techniques and R&B and Soul both use these vocal highs and lows to communicate powerfully.

My philosophy in the singing lessons is to try to hear what the singer wants to do as an artist and then give them the tools to do that.  Sometimes you have to work backwards from that and help the student get an idea of some styles they might wanna sing in – which is vocal coaching as opposed to vocal technique – but most people who come in wanting to sing R&B or soul music have done a lot of listening to these genres and already have a stylistic identity which I feel like you have to honour.

The best thing to do for beginning R&B singers who are looking for singing lessons is to come in for a first lesson and jsut see how it is for you.  I recommend this whether you take singing/voice lessons with me or chose to study vocal tehcnique elsewhere – it’s always good to do a first lesson and just see how the student/teacher dynaomic is, to make sure the teacher respects you and who you are, and to see if you learn useful stuff in the singing lesson.  After the first lesson, you should have a better idea if you might wanna contiue with singing lessons here.  Most singers do come back in, but you’re not going to have a good working relationship with every voice teacher, so it’s good to maybe do a first voice lesson and just make sure it’s a good dynamic.

 

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