Voice Studio

President of the New York Singing Teachers Association

Member: National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Guild of Musical Artists, Actors Equity, New York Women in Film and Television. SAG-E

Teaching voice technique for Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Gospel, and Country singing.

Training speakers to use their voices more fully and satisfactorily.

Teaching Anthony Braxton’s language music system to singers and instrumentalists.

Helping transgender and gender non-conforming people assimilate and develop their voices..

Helping people who stutter find fluency and ease in speaking and singing.

Coaching vocal artistry–personal connection to the lyrics–across genres.

Serious, motivated beginners through established professionals welcomed.

Are you an experienced singer who is frustrated by issues that haven’t been resolved with other teachers?

Are you a Classical singer wanting to learn Musical Theatre, Pop, or Rock singing? I have walked many miles in your shoes, know your world very well, and would LOVE to bring you safely over to “The Dark Side” 😉

Are you a non-Classical singer wanting to learn how to sing Classical music or Legit Musical Theatre but feel intimidated by it?

Are you an experienced singer–Classical or non–who has hit a plateau and is looking for a change in approach to your singing?

Are you brand new to singing and are looking for a non-threatening, fun environment to explore what your voice can do and develop your range, skill, beauty, and stamina?

Are you an actor or dancer interested in adding singing to your skill set, but feel insecure about it?

Are you a Classical singer who just doesn’t get Charles Ives, or some other 20th or 21st Century composer, but is obligated to learn a set for school or a recital? I can help you get inside of these songs at a personal level and have a great time performing their music.

Would you like to learn a system of Jazz improvisation developed by one of the world’s leading avant-Jazz composers? I perform and record with Anthony Braxton, and love to share his system of improvisation with others. It is a liberating and transformative practice regardless of one’s level of technical proficiency. It is uniquely challenging and accessible for everyone from the least experienced, insecure budding musician, to the most seasoned professional. As one of my students put it, “It’s like, really primal but really advanced all at the same time.” She nailed it.

Do you speak with a stutter, or are you the parent of a child who speaks with a stutter, and are considering voice lessons as alternative or adjunct treatment? You will find a home in my studio. My stutter was influential in bringing me to a life of song.

Are you looking to find your authentic voice–singer or not–before, during, or after gender reassignment?

Would you like to work with a New York City voice teacher but don’t live in the area?

On any given day in the studio I am training clients on any of the above, in person and online, as well as:

Coaching arias, operatic roles, art song, oratorio, chamber work ranging from the classical music canon to the most modern, experimental works
Coaching music from the Great American Songbook
Coaching French, German, and Italian diction
Preparing clients for on-camera and theatre auditions and self submissions — singing and non-singing
Helping clients learn to read music and sight-sing
Helping develop classical, musical theatre and pop repertoire books.
Training the voice and personal connection to the lyrics for Gospel singing
Training the voice and personal connection to the lyrics for Country singing

Drawing on over 25 years of international experience as a singer and teacher across multiple genres, I will help you not just speak or sing more proficiently, but understand what you are doing, and use inventive ways to increase your vocal and artistic versatility. I have trained singers across genres performing internationally, as well as on Broadway, off Broadway, and on television and film and been accepted to major music schools, but I also welcome avocational and beginning students. I am also mindful of the ways in which voice lessons can be a powerfully transformative activity for professional and amateur alike. As a result, lessons are geared towards each clients’ needs and goals as both artist and person.

Testimonials:
“Just wanted to say thank you to for helping me prepare for the American Idiot audition this week…you are incredible and I appreciate all of the support more than you know…huge lessons have been learned and will be taken into the future. Thanks for everything!!” -B.G. NYC

“I really want to thank you for being so inspiring for Samira!! We already know you are “the nicest person in the whole world” in her book and she really has such high regard for you. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you helping her with her true passion. She’s a different kid because of you!” -J.F-R. Hartford, CT

“You’ve done a tremendous kindness to me at an extraordinarily vulnerable moment in my life. Your understanding of the often-conflicting nuances of dysphoria and other trans-specific challenges is peerless among cis people, and your empathy and kindness made me feel safe and seen. That’s so very rare. Thank you.” -B.D. Millburn, NJ

“Elizabeth is fabulous. I’ve had lots of training in my 15+ years as a barbershop singer, but Elizabeth has taken me to a new level of ease and confidence in my craft. Professional, easy to work with, clear in her explanations and, at all times, supportive.” -D.S., Salem, OR

“Elizabeth, you are the BEST. I just got your voicemail, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you’re doing to help me! I’m unfortunately a hypersensitive and nervous girl by nature, so a calming presence like yours is infinitely precious to me, especially at times like this. So, soooooo glad for your help today, will make my performance so much better. Okay, gotta eat, work and rest a bit before rehearsal. Again, thanks for being so super awesomely helpful, you’re a blessing.” -A.N. Chicago, IL

“Very experienced and professional, Elizabeth has worked with my daughter from middle school to high school, with excellent results. Elizabeth gives her exercises and helps her select and finetune pieces for competitions and for fun. Very intelligent, talented and dedicated.” T.H-J., Maplewood, NJ

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Elizabeth has taught voice technique and masterclasses for the New National Theater Tokyo’s Young Artist Training Program, is visiting clinician for the competitive show choirs in the Sweetwater School District (San Diego, CA) and private voice teacher at Trinity College, Hartford CT.Serious, motivated beginners through advanced singers welcomed. – See more at: http://www.njkidsonline.com/directory/activities-class-guide/42617/elizabeth-saunders-voice-studio#sthash.wlgWZnq6.dpuf
Elizabeth has taught voice technique and masterclasses for the New National Theater Tokyo’s Young Artist Training Program, is visiting clinician for the competitive show choirs in the Sweetwater School District (San Diego, CA) and private voice teacher at Trinity College, Hartford CT.Serious, motivated beginners through advanced singers welcomed. – See more at: http://www.njkidsonline.com/directory/activities-class-guide/42617/elizabeth-saunders-voice-studio#sthash.wlgWZnq6.dpuf
Elizabeth has taught voice technique and masterclasses for the New National Theater Tokyo’s Young Artist Training Program, is visiting clinician for the competitive show choirs in the Sweetwater School District (San Diego, CA) and private voice teacher at Trinity College, Hartford CT.Serious, motivated beginners through advanced singers welcomed. – See more at: http://www.njkidsonline.com/directory/activities-class-guide/42617/elizabeth-saunders-voice-studio#sthash.wlgWZnq6.dpuf
Elizabeth has taught voice technique and masterclasses for the New National Theater Tokyo’s Young Artist Training Program, is visiting clinician for the competitive show choirs in the Sweetwater School District (San Diego, CA) and private voice teacher at Trinity College, Hartford CT.Serious, motivated beginners through advanced singers welcomed. – See more at: http://www.njkidsonline.com/directory/activities-class-guide/42617/elizabeth-saunders-voice-studio#sthash.wlgWZnq6.dpuf

Please email ElizabethVoice@gmail.com for more information