Welcome to Emily Kristen Morris Studio,
offering vocal training to passionate performers in New York City and around the world!
If you're looking to get in-depth vocal training, you've come to the right place. I offer private voice lessons and specialized masterclasses both in person in NYC and virtually via Skype/ Zoom/ FaceTime.
While performing in the national tour of 'Something Rotten,' people at the stage door would often approach me asking for singing, acting, and career advice. This sparked in me a love of teaching! Since then, I have become a certified voice teacher with IVA (Institute for Vocal Advancement). In my studio I am dedicated to helping my students find their own unique voice and giving them a foundation of healthy vocal technique. My goal for my students is that they sing through their entire range with connection and balance. Because I do have a background in musical theatre, and I believe acting is the foundation of good musical theatre singing, I also use acting techniques pulled from Stanislavski, Strasberg, and Cohen with my students on their musical theatre material. More interested in singing pop/ rock/ folk/ R&B? I love working on those genres as well!
I have always been a student of the world; I am exceedingly inquisitive and I'm driven by my love of learning. Through my training at the University of Cincinnati; College-Conservatory of Music, my time studying the IVA method, my personal experiences as an artist, and my insightful, nurturing and positive approach to learning, I am an ideal teacher for students serious about improving their voice!
***New students: My studio is very full, and I am no longer taking new private students for reoccurring lessons. If you're new, the best way to work with me is by signing up for one of my masterclasses! I hold several masterclasses every month. If you would prefer a private lesson, you can join my mailing list for a chance to schedule a one-time lesson. Another thing to know: I do not teach lessons to absolute beginners. You'll need to have a basic mastery over your voice, pitch, musicality, etc.
Please note: I am committed to diversity in my studio. All are welcome here.
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"Every session we dive into something new and enriching. As a young performer, it's tricky to branch out and expand into new roles and genres. Emily always finds new ways to help me grow as an actress and singer through character development, audition prep, singing techniques, monologue work, and so much more." -Lauren, 16, Texas
“As a dancer, I had very little confidence singing. Not anymore. Emily has helped me find a chest voice and belt that I didn’t know I had, stretch my range, and expand my repertoire. She has also really helped build my confidence, and offered support along the way!” -Emma, UK
“Emily has been a huge help and resource for me during the college audition process. She has guided me in developing and connecting to my pieces, and overall making sure I am as prepared as I can possibly be! I’m so thankful that we could get through this hectic process together, I don’t know where I’d be without her!” -Ferin, 19, Iowa
"Emily's method of working on a piece is very easy to grasp and really helps expand one’s perspective of a scene and/or character. She is a wonderful coach as well as immensely talented." -Roni, 14, California
“One of my many favorite things about lessons with Emily is that she allows me to branch out and work on a variety of different styles and techniques! She understands my vocal issues and helps me build on the weaker parts with so much care and patience! She’s also an amazing confidant, always positive and kind, and has given me lots of helpful college audition advice!” -Tom, 17, Texas
"Emily is such a joy to work with! She is very experienced, knowledgeable, and patient. She takes the time to understand my needs as a student and performer, and invests herself in the material I bring to her. Emily is an excellent coach, performer, and mentor." -Kathryn, Ohio