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NYSTA is the oldest continuing singing teachers organization in the world


NYSTA strives to provide voice professionals, both locally and globally, with the tools and inspiration needed for an increasingly informed and creative pedagogy. Immense advances in voice science, neurology, psychology, education theory, medicine, and mind/body healing offer new information and techniques from which voice teachers can draw. By making these resources accessible to our members, we foster twenty-first-century pedagogy, rooted in the great traditions of the past, incorporating the new knowledge of our time.


NYSTA’S Professional Development Program is a series of online classes designed for teachers of singing, led by leading experts in the field. The goal of the program is two-fold. First, we provide our students with contemporary, evidence-based content that is designed to further their understanding of the voice. Second, we provide real-world connections between the pedagogical information and what actually takes place in the voice studio. Graduates of the PDP will not only have a deep understanding of voice science and pedagogy, but they will also greatly improve their effectiveness in the studio.


NYSTA events, held regularly between September and June, feature leading figures in vocal performance, interpretation, pedagogy, and health. In addition to programs aimed at voice teachers and coaches, NYSTA offers training, career guidance, and performance opportunities for singers in the classical, musical theater and contemporary commercial/ pop music fields. These include:

  • Lectures and panel discussions with leading experts
  • Master classes by renowned artists
  • Hands-on workshops on pedagogy, voice science, and body work
  • Student competitions, awards and recitals
  • Special programs for music theater and contemporary music performers
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Teaching Voice Students from East Asia

Teaching Voice Students from East Asia

May 16, 2:30pm

New York metropolitan areaNorth Bergen, NJ07047 Map

Online Spring Event: Understanding the Linguistic Challenges and Advantages Unique to Native Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Japanese Speakers.

With Ryu-Kyung Kim, Stephen Ng and Sahoko Sato Timpone.

Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:30--4:30 PM EDT via Zoom.

Link to Register: (Check Back Soon!)

Voice teachers today are often working with students for whom English is their second language. It is increasingly helpful for them to understand the linguistic tendencies of represented languages. This presentation, followed by Q&A, will explore specific examples for speakers of Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Japanese, where these languages present both challenges and advantages to vocalists compared to American English speakers. The goal of this presentation is to help voice teachers become more acquainted with these languages and to provide them with practical tips to apply in their studios. Through examining linguistic perspectives and providing specific exercises, we aim to advance vocal teaching for East Asian singers.
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“The information I gained from the courses really clarified my teaching. I had a lot of empirical knowledge, but now I know why and how things work. It just makes you a better teacher across the board because you can speak with authoritative knowledge. Besides, the classes are fun.”
Adrienne Angel
New York, New York


NYSTA is a valuable educational and career tool and a great resource for voice professionals of all kinds, throughout the country, and abroad. Our membership consists of voice teachers, vocal coaches, choir directors, singers, music and stage directors, otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, composers, and others who share a love of the singing voice. Why not join us and take advantage of all the great benefits membership with NYSTA has to offer?

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