New York Vocal Coaching Australia was established in 2017 by Zac Bradford. We firmly believe that everyone can — and was meant to — sing and make music. With increasing demand in Australia, we wanted to give singers the same high quality experience and excellence of New York Vocal Coaching, hence why we founded the Australian Studio in Brisbane.
We teach students of all ages from all walks of life local to Brisbane out of our beautiful studio, as well as through online/Skype sessions.
At NYVC, we don’t necessarily think that ONE vocal technique or method is right for everyone. We've researched and studied various techniques from across the world, and we firmly believe there is great value in each of these. At NYVCA we utilise cutting edge research in voice science and pedagogy, and combine it with the best teachings from various techniques and methodologies to give you the singer the clearest path to mastering your voice.
Zac Bradford is proud to be the Director of the Australian studio for New York Vocal Coaching (NYVCA). For several years he was a voice teacher associate at NYVC’s Midtown Manhattan studio (NYC). During this time he worked extensively with Mr Stoney and other staff at New York Vocal Coaching. Zac is excited to be bringing the values, energy and successful teachings of New York Vocal Coaching to Australia. He specializes in teaching voice technique, across a wide range of musical genres. Zac is passionate about seeking a holistic, science-informed approach to voice training, where detailed scientific information is mindfully linked with practical application to meet the specific needs of each individual.
Zac’s clients have reached the Top #10 on the US Billboard Charts, have been featured in Hollywood Films, Television Shows & Commercials and have worked as backing singers and band members for Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates, Tina Turner and Dave Brubeck. His stage clients are performing on Broadway, Off Broadway, 1st USA and Australian National Tours and The Metropolitan Opera. Many of his clients are professional gigging musicians that tour internationally, work on cruise ships and perform in well-known live music venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, The Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. In 2015, Zac was the vocal coach for a musical episode of TV show "Royal Pains" (USA Network), with original music by Tom Kitt (composer of Next to Normal, If/Then).
Zac holds an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University, Steinhardt School, under the tutelage of Dr. Brian Gill and Prof. Jeremy Aye. For which he earned a 4.0 grade average. He was the recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, granted by the American Australian Association to support this study at NYU. He holds a Master of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy, a Graduate Diploma of Music Studies and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice, all from Griffith University (QLD, Australia). He received the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence for each degree. During this study at QCGU, Zac was mentored by Dr. Irene Bartlett.
In 2023, Zac qualified to be named a PAVA-Recognized Vocologist (PAVA-RV). This designation by the Pan American Vocology Association recognizes expertise and multidisciplinary work in the field of Vocology. In June of 2023 Zac had the privilege of studying with Dr. Johan Sundberg at the “Science of the Singing Voice'' course in Sandvik, Sweden (with Dr Filipa Lã, Dr Brian Gill, Sten Ternström & others). Zac completed the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification (40hr) under the mentorship of Justin Stoney (2014). Zac is a Certified Integrative Studies Practitioner (Honors) at The One Voice Centre - NYC, under the guidance of Dr. Joan Melton & Jennie Morton. He completed the NYU Summer Vocal Pedagogy Intensive (2015), under the instruction of Dr. Johan Sundberg, Dr. Brian Gill, Prof. Jeremy Aye, Joan Lader, Dr. Milan Amin & Shirley Gherson.
As a performer, Zac has a wealth of experience as a lead & side man at festivals, clubs, cafe's & on the corporate music scene. He has performed on stage with finalists from "The Voice" , "Idol" & "The X Factor". Zac has worked in over 60 musical theatre productions, as performer, orchestra pit musician, vocal director, and music director. In 2006, Zac was awarded Best Music Direction (Del Arts Award), for Starlight Theatre Company's production of Godspell. A versatile musician, he plays the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass and piano.
Zac has worked at New York University (NYU) as Adjunct Voice Faculty in the Steinhardt School. He is currently sessional staff in the Jazz Voice department at The Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.
In addition to his work with professionals and university students, Zac has extensive experience working with children, having led workshops at schools and in music & theatre camp settings. Of particular note, is Brisbane Junior Theatre, for which has been a resident music director. Prior to moving to the USA, Zac managed a private music studio, and taught at private schools in QLD, Australia.
He has given masterclasses, workshops and lectures in the USA and Australia. Highlights include presenting at the Voice Foundations Annual Symposium (2021, Online), the International Youth Fellowship World Camp (New York, 2014), AUS ACT – The Australian Actors Training Conference (2018 & 19), and being on Faculty at Dr. Joan Melton’s One Voice Certification Course in NYC (2019, 20 & 21).
Zac is currently a member of The Voice Foundation (TVF), and the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA). He has been published in the Journal of Voice, the Fusion Journal, Takelessons.com and VocalArticles.com. Zac is a regular contributor to The Vocal Pedagogy Project and the Voice Lessons Online show, where he has been featured on the popular NYVC YouTube channel.
Justin Stoney is the Founder of New York Vocal Coaching and an internationally-recognized Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach. He is the author of the award-winning book “Sing Like Never Before” and the host of the popular singing show “Voice Lessons To The World.”
One of the leading Voice Teachers in today’s music industry, Mr. Stoney has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, MTV, Fox News, Huffington Post Live, Vox, CUNY TV, Insider, and Fox 5 New York. He has also been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, SELF, NME, Fox News Magazine, Discovery News, Medical Daily, Yahoo News, UK’s Daily Mail, Tech Times, and Backstage Magazine. Backstage readers also voted Mr. Stoney as one of New York City’s best Voice Teachers and Vocal Coaches.
Mr. Stoney’s celebrity clients include Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning artists. His clients have collectively won an EGOT.
Justin’s pop/rock/R&B clients have reached #1 on Billboard Charts, have had international radio airplay, and have signed with major record labels including Universal, RCA, Sony, EMI, and Disney Records. His clients include recording artists, bands, and singer/songwriters who have toured in the US and internationally. Contemporary artists have also appeared as finalists on The Voice, American Idol, and X-Factor after working with Justin.
Mr. Stoney’s theatre clients have appeared in leading and ensemble roles in numerous Broadway musicals over the past two decades. A few highlights include: <em>The Band’s Visit, Book of Mormon, Beautiful, Chicago, Hamilton, Lion King, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Phantom Of The Opera, Spring Awakening, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Waitress,</em> and <em>Wicked</em>. Aside from Broadway and Off-Broadway work, Justin’s clients have also appeared at the Lincoln Center, New York City Opera, London’s West End, and in several major motion pictures and network television shows.
Mr. Stoney is devoted not just to singers, but also to training and mentoring Voice Teachers. The NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification Program, developed by Mr. Stoney, is helping aspiring and experienced Voice Teachers from around the world to reach their fullest potential as teachers of singing.
Throughout Justin’s teaching career, he has taught over 30,000 voice lessons to singers of diverse backgrounds, levels, styles, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. This offers him a unique perspective and passion for inspiring Voice Teachers. Hundreds of Voice Teachers from over 30 countries have graduated from the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification.
Graduates of the program include new voice teachers, experienced voice teachers, vocal coaches, researchers, music directors, speech language pathologists, performers, composers, and recording studio engineers. Many graduates of the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification have gone on to develop successful vocal studios and practices across the world.
Vocalists and Voice Teachers may also recognize Justin Stoney as the host of the popular shows, “Voice Lessons To The World,” “Quick Singing Tips,” and “Singing Dictionary.” These shows offer vocal information and training to singers from across the globe who may not otherwise have access to professional singing training. With millions of views and countless testimonials from fans, the New York Vocal Coaching YouTube channel has been serving singers for over 10 years - developing their understanding of vocal technique, providing solutions to vocal challenges, and fostering a spirit of joy in their singing. The NYVC community continues to grow as Justin pursues his mission to provide comprehensive vocal information to singers