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.

    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 2/10-2/17,5/13-5/18

Ellie’s Next San Francisco Dates 2/16,5/11,5/19

 

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

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

I am so proud to announce that Lothair Eaton is joining our studio!  Lothair is AMAAAAAZE BALLS!  Honestly,check him out here!

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.

About Studio Owner 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.

 

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 cost between $150+/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 NYC for Kids!

I love working with kids which is why I have a special program at Singing Lessons NYC called Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC.  It’s so amazing to get to explore music for the first time all over again.  Although most of my clients are adults, about 20% of the studio are kids and they get treated a little differently which is why I started the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program.

Most times, ages 11-13 is ideal time to start voice lessons.  There are exceptions to this age and it does not have to do with “talent” – it’s just some kids are more able to concentrate for longer periods than others and this changes as kids get older.  So if your kid is interested in starting the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC and they are younger than this, I am totally game to give it a shot.  I’m often surprised by a young kid’s interest level and you never really know until you try it. In the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program, you’ll wanna schedule a single session just to see how your kid does in a one-on-one singing lesson.  If they don’t do well, you can try waiting 6-12 months and see how they do with it.  We always learn something, but long-term study needs to be gered toward the exact kid and it has to be when they are ready for it.

Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC takes place at 520 8th Ave Fl 16 New York, NY 10018.  Singing Lessons NYC has been in NYC since about 2015 and prior to that I worked in Hollywood where we had many child actors in for singing lessons – very similar to the lessons in NYC.  The NYC teaching studio is set up with a piano, a mirror for the not shy, and often our NYC location gives us a room with a nice window for the sessions.

The Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program requires a lot of flexibility  to get the most out of the unique way kids learn.  I’m very into learning theory and kids have such a great energy and ability to absorb things they are intereted in.  In the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program, I try to take advantage of whatever is driving their brain that particular moment.  Kids learn so much more when the teaching program mathces their interest.  They tend to cycle to another related interest later and then you can work in that area.  In my experience giving singing lessons to kids, this is how you get really deep understanding and engagement.  So often you hear about kids losing interest upon taking lessons and I think that is because we try to force them to conform to what we want to teach them instead of tailoring the education to their brains and interests.  That’s the philosophy behind the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program.

Another important things with kids is thaat they can internalize everything.  Adults do this, too, of course – and singing is a very personal and sensitive thing for many people, young and old – but kids’ brains are being wired for life and I believe in the carrot and not the stick approach to keep them open to new experiences in the world, not just in the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program but to carry with them into other areas of their lives.  I usually have 3 or 4 ways to teach something right off the top of my head and often invent new ways with kids in the singing lessons when it seems like they would be responsive.  And it’s important not to be inflexible in how you teach because kids can internalize that and start surmising that they are not smart or that they are untalented when in fact they just need things explained to them in a way that fits their learning style and experience in the world.

What I really enjoy about the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program is that I get to go with them in the exploration and the newness of it all – it’s like getting to relive the energy of learning it all over again.  I get so much energy from them and they are really a joy to work with.  I know sometimes they are really shy at first but with some close work, they open up and start to reveal how awesome they are.

In both my previous work in California and in this NYC Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program, I’ve had some really great results – leads in school plays, leads in professional productions, audition success at performing ats schools such as SOTA (School of the Arts in San Francisco), COSA (Coronado School of the Arts), even Berklee School of Music and other prestigious music schools and programs at the high school through university level.  Some of the “kids” have gotten professional work in working bands and other projects.  I think the best part about the Singing Lessons (For Kids!) NYC program, though, is just the joy of learning and discovery that you get with kids that is so unique to them.  It’s amazing.

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