New York City Voice Teachers
Zoe Kanter is a New York based singer, actor, and music teacher. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Zoe began cultivating her love for music at a very young age. She attended Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she received her Bachelors in Voice Performance, followed by her Masters in Voice Performance from Towson University. She enjoys performing in a variety of styles from musical theater to opera, cabarets, choral music, new music, and anything else she can get her hands on!
The past four years, Zoe was a company member with Baltimore theater company, StillPointe Theatre. There she won many accolades for her performances in Grey Gardens (Big Edie), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street(Johanna), and the U.S premier of Vanishing Point (Agatha Christie).
When Zoe isn’t performing she loves teaching and sharing her love of music. She has been teaching voice lessons for eight years to children and adults of all ages. She teaches classical and musical theater generally, but has also taught rock, folk, pop, and religious music. The main importance to her as a teacher is to help the student grow their love for music and to make sure they are singing in a healthy way, no matter the style.
Deanna Melendez is a voice teacher/vocal instructor from Queens who is very passionate about singing, creating, and teaching music. She is an alumni from LaGuardia Performing Arts HS, a.k.a the “Fame” school, where she pursued classical voice. She is currently a Music Education major at Long Island University Brooklyn, where she studies jazz, classical and even musical theater. She is also the Worship Director at her church, in Ozone Park, Queens.
Her main goal is not only to help her students reach their full potential in vocal quality, but to give them all of the tools and techniques needed to go above and beyond their own expectations. She is a firm believer in teaching her students how to breathe and properly use their core, through legit singing, and has in turn witnessed a clear, strong, and sustained sound with no strain or discomfort!
She is able to teach: Broadway/Musical Theater, Classical Voice, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Opera Voice, Pop Voice, and basic Vocal Training. She has been teaching since 2015.
Sam Kronenfeld holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where she received College and University Honors, as well as the Derdeyn Award for Excellence in Performance.
Equally comfortable in musical theater and opera, she’s sung roles with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Undercroft Opera, White Plains Performing Arts Center, and the College Light Opera Company, among others. She has also performed German lieder in Graz, Austria with the American Institute of Musical Studies and studied drama with the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition to musical theater and opera,
Sam is currently teaching voice and singing in concerts around the NYC area.
Matt Mitchell is a singer and actor based out of NYC. He has studied classically for over 10 years and sings/teaches a variety of styles to a variety of students. Most recently, Matt played Burrs in Lippa's Wild Party. Other work includes leading a new piece of theatre, Your Name On My Lips, at Theatre for the New City and appeared in the original Off-Broadway company of Lili Marlene at St. Luke's Theatre. Aside from performing,
Matt writes music and has taught voice/music at Abron's Art Center and Garden Street Performing Arts in addition to his private clients.
Noah Gibbings has been surrounded by music for the past fourteen years. Growing up as a rapper and singer-songwriter, he performed and recorded in the company of Mobb Deep, Twista and Kenny Loggins. He has released three albums independently, and is working on his fourth. On top of music he has been in one feature length movie distributed by Lionsgate/Grindstone Entertainment, as well as multiple plays and musicals. While acquiring a double-bachelors in music and theater from California Institute of the Arts Gibbings discovered his love for teaching.
For the last three years Gibbings has been primarily teaching singing, songwriting and performing. As well teaching beginning guitar and piano. Noah excels in teaching by being able to get his students to personalize their material and sing in a free and healthy way. Whether the genre is pop, rock, musical theater, country, classical or hip-hop, Gibbings is able to bring not only the best vocal technique, but the best performance out of each of his students. And just as learning is an ongoing
MaKayla M. McDonald, soprano, is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where she holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music in Voice Performance. She studies voice with Jeffrey Brich. During her time at UNI, she was an active participant in numerous opera productions, choral ensembles, and musicals. As a graduate assistant, MaKayla taught applied voice for two years. Currently, she maintains a small private studio in Manhattan.
MaKayla carries credits as performing the roles of Célie in Signor Deluso, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Secretary Three in A Game of Chance. Her New York credits include the Mistress in Utopia Opera's production of Sondheim's Passion and Adah (cover) and Ensemble for Light Opera of New York's The Naughty Marietta. MaKayla has a passion for new music and has premiered and studied various contemporary works. This past Fall, MaKayla work shopped and premiered 'OVERGROWN', a five movement work for soprano and chamber ensemble written by Indianapolis based composer Tori C. Ovel.