Carla Stickler

Carla S.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Former Elphaba in Broadway's "Wicked", Carla knows her way around the singing voice. Whether you are working towards a career in performing or just want to sing for fun, Carla works with all levels of singers as young as 9. She'll help you find your mix, belt, falsetto, twang and everything in between!
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Carla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:

I am a professional Broadway actress, having performed the role of Elphaba in the hit musical "Wicked" on Broadway and throughout the United States. I have been fortunate to have traveled the United States, Canada and Asia with multiple touring productions as well. I perform as a guest entertainer singing my own show on board major Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines most recently.

I began my studies in voice as a young girl in my Grandmother's voice studio in Chicago. I went on to focus on classical music at Interlochen Arts Academy and then Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. I finished my Bachelors Degree at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, choosing to switch my focus from classical music to musical theatre. I also hold a Masters Degree in Theatre Education from NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. I have a 40 hour voice teaching certification through New York Vocal Coaching.

I am extremely passionate about singing and have been teaching for almost 10 years. Having started in the world of classical music, my expertise is helping my students develop a solid foundation with which to sing any style of music from. I think it's important that students sing the music that brings them joy so we work on anything from pop/rock/country to jazz to musical theatre. Singing should be an enjoyable experience, therefore I encourage my students to be bold and fearless while we enter into the world of effortless singing! All sounds (cracking, quacking, laughing and crying) are welcome in my studio. Singing can be a huge emotional release at first and I am here to guide you through this journey. Beginners welcome.

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Jan 2010 - Jun 2015

Jan 2007 - Aug 2009
Mamma Mia!

Sep 2005 - Dec 2005
The Sound of Music-Asia Tour


Jan 2015 - May 2016
NYU-Steinhardt School of Education
Jan 2003 - May 2005
NYU-Tisch School of the Arts
Vocal Performance
Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
UC- Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Vocal Performance
Sep 2000 - May 2001
Interlochen Arts Academy


Fluent / Native Proficiency


40 Hr Teacher Training
Jul 2015
New York Vocal Coaching


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Dec 2017

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Kappa Delta Pi
Jun 2015

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million!

Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers.

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International Thespian Society
Jul 2012

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

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Educational Theatre Association
Jan 2010

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.

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Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2007

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

Singing at Feinstein's/54 Below for Broadway Back to School 2017

Joan Marcus Press Shot from Wicked

"Run Away With Me" - with songwriter Brian Lowdermilk at the piano
Over The Rainbow - Broadway Sessions - ElphaBall
Photo by Carla S.

Wicked Mashup
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5 Reviews

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Lis Dec 29, 2017
Singing · In home

I am an actress and martial artist but have been wanting to overcome performance anxiety, including singing in public that I have dreamed of adding to future performances. Carla is so wonderful to work with. She is very understanding, nurturing and is able to explain things in a way that help me understand how to create the right sound. I have been finding this has eased my anxiety in performing not only with singing but in acting and has helped improve my way of speaking. Carla has opened my eyes to how my head, voice, but more importantly breathing are all related. I'm finding myself becoming more self-aware and find it absolutely amazing! I am very grateful to have been referred to Carla and highly recommend working with her.

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Rachel Dec 20, 2017
Musical Theater · In studio

Carla is a phenomenal voice teacher. Her extensive knowledge and her technical prowess make her an ideal teacher for anyone struggling with their technique. She takes the time each lesson to get to know you and what your voice needs. And perhaps most importantly, Carla makes voice lessons fun! From silly (and helpful) vocal exercises to new rep suggestions, learning from Carla has helped me find joy in singing again. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned profession looking for a tune up, I highly recommend spending some time with Carla Stickler.

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Shifra Zuckerman Dec 15, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

“Carla is not only incredibly talented, but such a fantastic voice coach. From my very first lesson and to this day, she continues to make my vocal training exhilarating, enlightening and delightful. She has given me the guidance and confidence to find my voice and I cannot thank her enough for that. Trust me, you’ll love her!”

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Adam Dec 15, 2017
Musical Theater · In studio

Carla is an unbelievably great teacher. I just booked my first musical in New York and owe a tremendous amount of credit to my work with her.

She has helped me transform my voice - in ways I didn't think were possible - incredibly quickly. She is a clear, passionate, and creative teacher who I'd recommend to singers of all levels.

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Adam Dec 15, 2017
Singing · In studio

Carla's fantastic! I've had several lessons at her studio. She's passionate, positive and professional... All 3 P's!

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