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

 

  • 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!) 

 

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

Classical Singing Lessons

Vocal exercises are given at all levels.

 

Musical theatre students can work in either “legit” voice or in belting style (or both!).

  • Beginners – the Vaccai (aka: Vaccaj) book graduating to Marchesi and – for the classical singers –  24 Italian Songs and Arias (of COURSE…). Alongside and after a few of the arias, students can start to sing other selections according to their tastes and skill level. Theatre students do not have to do opera work extensively and should start to select material that is of interest to them pretty much immediately. The idea is that we set some goals and work you toward them – the course materials are largely dependent on the individual goals of the singer. That said, it’s been my experience that most beginners have similar goals which often include “expanding my range”, “strengthening my voice”, “singing on key more”, “not straining”, “learning to sing high”, “learning to sing low”, “toughening up my vocal cords”, etc. These goals are mostly taken care of through just learning the basics of singing. For instance, trying to expand the range by singing super high and “toughening up” the vocal cords can damage the voice whereas learning to move with ease and breath well will naturally expand range, help keep you on pitch, and reduce strain significantly within a surprisingly short amount of time in most cases. However, sometimes a beginner has a goal like “sing a song at my own wedding” and we can use that as a focus point for the lessons learning the basics and working on the song.
  • Secondary instruction for intermediate classical and musical theatre students includes preparing for auditions, guiding them through constructing a “book”, learning and working on songs for auditions which are chosen by the student according to their taste (and I can help with advising what songs of those might be better for an audition for certain kinds of roles). The student sets these goals and we work together to move them into the next phase of their life – the performer. Estimated homework load for private students is about the same for both classical and musical theatre – 30-45 minutes and up to several hours is OK as long as the voice is working well, healthy, and you are well.  The minimum work-load would be about 15 minutes of practice a day (plus vocal exercises) and a fairly quick-moving student would probably practice an hour or more a day – it is up to the student and how fast they wish to meet their goals.
  • Advanced work in classical and musical theatre is usually mainly coaching (interpretation) with some emphasis on technique. The student’s specific concerns are addressed head-on and may be set as the “goal”. Advanced students can determine the amount of time they spend on the homework but I recommend at least 60 minutes per day for improvement and up to several hours is also OK. If there is an injury or illness in play, we will set a maximum time for vocal usage that is safe for you.