Our mission at EKM Vocal Studio is to help singers discover their own unique, individual voice through a foundation of healthy vocal technique, so that they can sing with freedom and authenticity across all styles and genres of music.
Founded in 2019 by Emily Kristen Morris, EKM Vocal Studio provides vocal training to singers both locally in New York City, and all around the world. These days our classes are operating mostly online, however if you're looking for in-person lessons, feel free to inquire!
We have eight teachers at our studio: our founder Emily Kristen Morris, our EKM associate voice teachers Dan Faber, Sarah Bishop, Jennifer Smith, Q Lim, Karl Amundson, Emily Fink, and our resident acting coach, Katie O'Halloran!
You may have heard that “those who can’t do it, teach it.” Not us! Our voice teachers at EKM Vocal Studio are seasoned NYC performers with impressive resumes. Our teachers have been on Broadway and national tours, performed in professional regional theaters, sang and acted on TV and in commercials, are featured in studio albums, and have performed with symphonies around the world. Our active experience in the theatre and music industry means that we understand the demands of performing at a high level, and we’re prepared to help you achieve your biggest dreams!
We also firmly believe in the importance of continued education. Just like you, the student, is seeking knowledge and growth, so are we! Our voice teachers are all certified through the Institute for Vocal Advancement, and are committed to their continued education. Each year they attend vocal conferences, workshops, and lessons with IVA Master Teachers and world-renowned voice specialists.
At EKM Vocal Studio, we think all singers deserve access to high-quality lessons. That's why we offer a wide array of price points, starting with lessons as low as $35! If you've always wanted voice lessons but couldn't afford them, we hope you can find an option that works for you here.
While all of our teachers have a background in musical theatre, we are equipped to teach many other genres—in fact, we love to! Bring your pop, rock, R&B, jazz, indie, or folk songs to your lesson and we will help you sing the genre of your choice!
Our students range from beginners to seasoned professionals. We have students on Broadway, National Tours, writing their own music, producing albums, pursuing independent music careers, performing and gigging locally and around the world, and studying in top performing arts schools.
At EKM Vocal Studio, we love the things that are unique and “different” about your voice. We will meet you where you’re at, and build from there-- no “breaking you down to build you back up.” We want to ensure that your voice is YOURS, while also giving you a foundation of healthy vocal technique. Once you have that, you’ll have the freedom to express yourself through song without the fear of strain, cracks, or breaks.
**As of November 2021, Katie O'Halloran has become our resident acting coach! Many of our students are singer--actors, and Katie specializes in acting-through-song techniques, audition prep, monologue work, character development and more! Katie helps her students to enhance their storytelling skills and find specificity in their acting choices.
So, sign up for a lesson or a masterclass today!
We can’t wait to meet you!