Beyonce, Justin Stoney, and the National Anthem

New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney is interviewed on the NBC Today Show about Beyonce and her National Anthem performance at the Barack Obama Inauguration. How does it compare to Alicia Keys, Cristina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, and other celebrity singers

MTV’s Promposal with Justin Stoney

New York Vocal Coaching President and Founder, Justin Stoney, was recently featured on the hit MTV show, Promposal. Will our student find the strength to sing his heart out? Watch to find out!

Gwyneth Paltrow, The Oscars, and Voice Teacher Justin Stoney

Gwyneth Paltrow learned to sing for the movie “Country Strong”. But, then she kept singing all the way to the Academy Awards and beyond. Some think she could use a few more voice lessons. However, Vocal Coach Justin Stoney believes that her vocal technique is more solid than many in the entertainment industry believe.

Beyonce Lip-Synching and New York Vocal Coaching Founder Justin Stoney

NYC Voice Teacher Justin Stoney was asked about Beyonce’s Lip-Synching during President Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Mr. Stoney gives 7 telltale signs that a singer is lip-synching instead of singing. Justin Stoney believes that Beyonce was indeed singing during the ceremony. What do YOU think?

Brett Michaels, Dido, Gloria Gaynor, Jacqueline Bisset, Michael Bolton, Tony Bennet, Taylor Hicks, Vanessa Williams

“Ariana Grande Was Really Out of Breath Singing and SoulCycling”

Last night at the VMAs, Ariana Grande opened her performance while bobbing on a SoulCycle bike. The workout was pretty standard, except instead of a yelling instructor we had a belting, stiletto-clad Ariana in the middle of Madison Square Garden.

“How having a foreign accent may boost your earnings“

Foreign accents have helped Arnold Schwarzenegger, Priyanka Chopra, Melania Trump, Donnie Yen and Arianna Huffington

“Singing Tips: Have A Certain Skull Shape, And Other Science Behind Carrying A Tune”

Singing Tips: Have A Certain Skull Shape, And Other Science Behind Carrying A Tune

“Experts Explain Natalie Portman's Weird Voice in the New Jackie O Biopic”

Natalie Portman speaks in a strange accent in the Jackie Kennedy biopic, but did the First Lady actually speak like Padmé Amidala if she grew up on Long Island?

“Here's how to talk your way to the top at work”

Think only TED-Talk-giving CEOs need to worry about public speaking?

“Google Home’s Secret Weakness: the Word 'Google'”

At this point, early in their technological life cycles, it’s not surprising that voice-activated assistants like Amazon’s Alexa speaker and the Google Home need some work.

“Want the voice of a Popstar? Just Practise! Anyone can become a good singer with enough training, study claims”

"The voice can be trained in just about everyone," she quotes Justin Stoney of the New York Vocal Coaching in New York City as saying

“BWW REviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows from Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes”

When Cole Porter wrote, “Anything Goes,” he could have easily been referring to New York cabaret circa the 2000-sies.

“Oriente Lopez's New Musical OCCASION FOR SIN to Play Planet Connections”

A Jewish saint battles the Spanish Inquisition over the conquest of Peru in the new musical Occasion for Sin by Grammy Award winning composer Oriente Lopez, coming to The 2017 Planet Connection Theatre Festivity, which runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, Flamboyan Theatre, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.

Holiday Gift Guide: A Deeper Voice

The top instructor at New York Speech Coaching will bring that upspeak down a few notches.

“Featured Event: Comparative Pedagogy Weekend”

Justin Stoney is a Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach and the founder of New York Vocal Coaching Inc. He has been featured in national and international publications such as Esquire Magazine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, NME, and Backstage.

“New York Speech Coaching: Improve Your Voice”

New York Speech Coaching provides training in Public Speaking, Accent Change & Standard American Dialect for Actors, Accent Reduction, Speech Coaching, Voiceovers, and more for business and corporate clients, models, singers, spokespeople, and those seeking accent reduction.

“Best Voice Teachers in New York City”

New York Vocal Coaching has the expertise in teaching voice lessons and techniques for singers of all ages and levels. Justin Stoney, the owner of this business, is an internationally recognized voice teacher who has been featured in Fox News, The Insider, NBC Today Show, CBS, and the Huffington Post Live’s interviews of celebrity singers.

How to BREATHE Better!

Justin Stoney of New York Vocal Coaching assists New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs with breathing from the diaphragm and improving his “manliness” in Esquire Magazine.

Justin Stoney on Fergie’s National Anthem Performance

Justin Stoney and Voice Student on Fox & Friends

Voice Teacher Justin Stoney accompanies one of his vocal students in her appearance on Fox & Friends. They called her “the next Taylor Swift”. You can be the judge as Mr. Stoney supports his student on national television.

Justin Stoney on Beyonce's Star Spangled Banner

“12 Ways To Sound Smarter and Stronger At Work”

Plenty of things about being a woman probably make you want to shout—and not in a hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don't-care kind of way.

“Beyonce and the Art of Lip-Synching”

Rumor is Beyonce lip-synched the Star Spangled Banner at the Presidential Inauguration. She may do it again at the Super Bowl. Here's how the pros get away with it.

“Better Business Speech: An Interview with Paul Geiger”

Against this backdrop, I recently sat down with Paul Geiger, senior associate instructor at New York Speech Coaching. His new book is Better Business Speech: Techniques and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work.

“Vocal Fry, Or 'Valley Girl' Sound, Is An Important Singing Technique, But Should It Be Used Sparingly?”

While the general public may be more likely to think of the “vocal fry” voice technique as the guttural growl of Kim Kardashian, in music, the vocal fry is a proper singing technique used by performers to convey a wide range of emotion.

“2011 New York Readers' Choice Winners”

Don't be confused by this week's Back Stage. If it looks a little different, that's because we're announcing the winners of our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

“Drop Dead Healthy” By AJ Jacobs (Book)

One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

“9 Ways To Sounds Like You Know What You're Taling About”

What makes a great public speaker truly great?

“A Brief Chat With a Vocal Coach On Why Lady Gaga’s "Perfect Illusion" Sounds So Jarring”

Earlier this month when Lady Gaga released “Perfect Illusion,” a scream-pop explosion that edges on rock, my immediate reaction was a physical cringe. Produced by Mark Ronson, BloodPop (Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”) and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, it’s the first single from her next album Joanne.

“Yale Repertory Theatre Presents Weidman and Soundheim’s Assassins”

The creative team is compromised of Andrea Grody (Music Director)

“Why does Stephen Miller sound like such a dick? A voice coach explains.”

I reached out to John West, the head of speech coaching at New York Speech Coaching, to get some perspective. West works with CEOs, hedge fund managers, politicians, and actors to help them become more effective speakers.

“5 Public Speaking Tips to Exude Executive Presence”

We all know when we see or hear someone who exudes “executive presence.” It’s not just that they exemplify good grooming or fashion sense, or even that they have highly developed intelligence or street smarts. More than that, their executive presence comes from a sense of confidence and clarity of thought. Others recognize the quality in the way the person walks and talks. It’s a kind of controlled forward momentum.

“Voice Training Advice from the Pros”

Our panel of vocal coaches and voice teachers weighs in on when and why to get help to improve and protect your voice.

“English In The City: Brushing Up On Business and Conversational English Skills

In New York City, speaking and understanding English is necessary for running a business – it is the language which brings together ideas, clients and progress.

Written by New York Speech Coaching’s Senior Associate Speech Coach Paul Geiger

In a business world where we are told that time is money, the real currency is communicating clearly at a poised and measured pace. Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work by Paul Geiger focuses on the challenges of being a strong communicator in a range of business settings.

“Speech Interview: Donald Trump Jr. A Voice Coach Explains”

Why Does Donald Trump Jr. Sound Like Such a Terrible Asshole? A Voice Coach Explains

Mariah Carey, High Notes, and Vocal Coach Justin Stoney 

Vocal Coach Justin Stoney analyzes Mariah Carey’s recent struggles with live performances and high notes, taking into consideration her vocal health concerns as well as technological mishaps.

Justin Stoney on Fergie’s National Anthem Performance

Adele Gives Up Pizza To Become A Better Singer?

Adele gave up pizza in order to save her voice! Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach Justin was asked by SELF Magazine about the thinking behind Adele’s decision to increase her vocal health and vocal technique by reducing the acid reflux caused by indulging in her favorite foods.

“How Vocal Surgery Will Change Sam Smith's Voice”

Sam Smith’s voice will never be the same.

“What's Wrong With My Voice?”

Upspeak, vocal fry, and the latest way the world is nit-picking women.

Can Having a Foreign Accent Help You Get Ahead?

“How To Sing: Practice Is More Important Than Natural Ability”

Voice Teacher Justin Stoney, from New York Vocal Coaching, told Medical Daily in a previous interview that "the voice can be trained in just about anyone."…"The evidence that we have says that if you really apply good technique, just about anyone can sing well," Stoney explained.

“This is How Paris Hilton Fooled the Entire United Stated of America”

Through the power of a fake baby voice, Paris Hilton launched a business empire, invented reality TV superstardom, and disrupted American culture years before Facebook or the Kardashians.

“Caleb's $15 Million Meltdown: The Science Behind The Struggle”

With the band at war on Twitter, a tour cancelled and an astronomical insurance bill, Barry Nicolson investigates whether Kings Of Leon can survive their greatest crisis yet

“Lady Gaga's 'PErfect Illusion' Music Video From New 'Joanne' Album Release Racks Up Millions Of Views But Song Bombs On Charts”

Lady Gaga just released her brand new music video for “Perfect Illusion”, the first single from her highly anticipated Joanne album, her first pop album in three years.

“The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make”

We spend plenty of time thinking about what we say in business, but not necessarily how we say it.

“What makes Trump adviser Stephen Miller so unlikeable?”

Stephen Miller is reportedly a college buddy of neo-Nazi punching bag Richard Spencer. He’s also Donald Trump’s senior adviser, and was recently drafted as a new White House spokesperson.

“Lindsey Brett Carothers to Premiere THE VOICE WITHINat The Duplex 8/7”

Broadway's Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On, WICKED (National Tour)) will premiere her new one-woman show, THE VOICE WITHIN, on August 7 at 9:30pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theater.

“New! Coach in Residence Justin Stoney”

Justin Stoney is the founder of New York Vocal Coaching, which boasts a large team of voice coaches specializing in singing, acting, speech and teacher training.

“Listen Up! 8 small Chnages To Sounds More Confident”

You can have the best ideas in the world, but unless you also have confidence and conviction when you say them, you might as well be speaking to a brick wall.

“New York Vocal Coaching: An American Business”

New York is known as a cold and mean city, with its glittering lights being the only warmth it has to offer. As the home of Broadway, finance and art, it attracts dreamers like flies to a light only to be squashed by its harshness. In the midst of all of this, a vocal studio in midtown, which acts as a solace for artists, has been able to survive in the big bad city of New York.

“Book Review: ‘Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work,’ by Paul Geiger”

Better Business Speech isn’t just for businesspeople. It’s for anyone who has to speak in public. But for someone who’s about to speak at a conference or make a presentation and is already starting to sweat, this is a lifesaver of a book.

Season's Greetings from Molly and Zagat! In the spirit of giving, Molly decided to do something nice for her viewers. Results are not guaranteed, but it's the thought that counts.

Season's Greetings from Molly and Zagat! In the spirit of giving, Molly decided to do something nice for her viewers. Results are not guaranteed, but it's the thought that counts.

“Book Interview: 'Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work,' By Paul Geiger”

I had the chance to interview Paul Geiger, an accomplished actor and speech coach, and author of the new book, Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work, which I reviewed on this site. We discussed the many fears people face when they’re about to make a public presentation, and how to address them and gain confidence in the spotlight.