Carly Ozard

Carly O.

New York, NY

Lesson Details



Carly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 13+, males 0 and special needs

Teaching since:

Greetings from bi-coastal vocal coach and entertainer Carly Ozard, based in NYC, San Francisco and sometimes Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! For the last three years I have been training with Maestro Bill Schuman who is the vocal coach responsible for some of the most incredible vocalists in Pop, on Broadway and in Opera. Bill has shown me how to use my voice and musical talent to the fullest and he has empowered me to pass on that skill to other vocalists as a coach. Let me tell you how Bill and I met…..

It was a tough time. I lost my ability to sing for about five years and didn’t know where to turn. Then I met Bill Schuman and he helped me get my life back because my ability to sing is my life. He helped me build a new voice and a mechanical body to launch my sound to heights I never dreamed of.

Singing is what defines me and I have appeared as a solo artist in the following clubs; The Rrazz Room, Feinstein's at the Nikko, Feinstein's/54 below, Stage72 At the Triad, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, The Red Room, The Metropolitan Room, Martuni's.

Now I am teaching what I’ve learned from Bill Schuman, in the past three years, to other vocalists. It is so rewarding to coach and to show other performers how to strengthen their vocal abilities and secure work. Notice I use the word “work,” as in get paid for the talent that we are blessed to possess. To sing is to share a gift and I get a great deal of joy, almost as much as when I am singing, when I am helping another performer achieve their personal goals. Let’s go on a journey of growth together!

My current client base is mostly classical and operatic performers that are interested in transitioning to musical theater and developing the coveted high belt that most iconic theatrical vocalists have.

Carly offers Skype lessons worldwide, and meets in person if we're both in the same city!

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Jan 2016 - Present
The Red Room Cabaret, in Puerto Vallarta

Carly Ozard headlined "Midler on the Roof" for the entire month of February in Puerto Vallarta in 2016. She returns with her new show, "I Just Can't Cope-A-Cabana" in November of 2016.

Professional Student
Jan 2013 - Present
Bill Schuman, Kristine Zbornik

Carly Ozard studies weekly with the head of the Metropolitan Opera, Bill Schuman. Together they have built the vocal mechanism that Carly so much wants to teach you how to invoke and use! He is the spirit behind the gift of my voice and his enthusiasm is so infectious I want to continue his energy and teachings in our studio together!

Carly studies acting, audition prep and develops scripts with her coach, Broadway actress and dramaturge, Kristine Zbornik. Every scene, set, side and song!

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Jan 2009 - Present
The Metropolitan Room, Stage 72 at the Triad, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama

Carly Ozard has had solo shows and multiple appearances at The Metropolitan Room, Stage 72 at the Triad, The Duplex, and Don't Tell Mama. She headlined with her recent solo show "Midler on the Roof" receiving wonderful reviews and earned a nomination for Best Female Vocalist and Best Show.

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Re-curring Guest Judge
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
The Voice of Vallarta at Act II Stages, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

As a recurring judge of the popular show The Voice, down in Puerto Vallarta, Carly Ozard guest-judged contestants competing in English and Spanish. The talent was excellent and she got to impart wisdom to contestants of all ages and levels. She was a vital part of their development and helped with choices of genres and repertoires. Carly was declared a favorite judge by many contestants and audience members.

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Singer/Performance Contract
Jun 2003 - Jun 2013
42nd St. Moon

Carly Ozard spent six seasons on and off with the notorious 42nd St. Moon theatre company in San Francisco. This was her first introduction to union/AEA points as well as how she became an Equity Membership Candidate. She explored roles from Ol' Mother Hare in The Golden Apple to various ensemble roles in Irving Berlin's Miss Liberty and Jerome Kern's The Cabaret Girl. She received multiple reviews in various San Francisco and Bay Area newspapers. It was with this company she got to perform with Broadway luminaries Andrea McArdle, Charles Strouse and Klea Blackhurst.

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Singer/Performance Contract
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
The Rrazz Room at the Nikko, in San Francisco, CA

Carly Ozard co-created several one-woman shows and was an Artist in Residence at the Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. She developed a mostly queer following with such shows as "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bipolar" "Somebody To Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury" "Something Wonderful?" and "Shift Happens!"
She covered show tunes, contemporary pop, created medleys and mash-ups and developed original patter with her director. From working in nightclubs around the world, Carly has experience with developing shows from scratch and arranging mash-ups and medleys. Her experience with repertoire and knowledge of material expands through multiple decades of pop, musical theatre, and the great american songbook. Her networking connections to find the charts for right song are incomparable, with the best New York and San Francisco sheet music, arrangers, and other musical services ready to help.

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Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
San Francisco Cabaret Competition

Carly Ozard was the first winner of the San Francisco Cabaret Competition in 2009. Winning the first round under "Best Comedic Singer" and entering the finals competing against 11 singers, she won the title and earned a solo show launching her onto a new platform of success.

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Vocal Performance
Jan 2002 - Jan 2004
Notre Dame de Namur University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


San Francisco Cabaret Competition
Nov 2009
Cabaret Showcase Showdown

Photos & Videos

Photo by Stacy Sullivan
A New York Day

Carly Ozard singing for Composer and Lyricist and Author David Friedman.

Always an unforgettable Open Mic, Cast Party at Birdland in New York City, every Monday Night.

With Drag Personality Hedda Lettuce in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Mardi Gras, Act II Stages.

Carly Ozard in "The Untamed Stage" with the Thrillpeddlers in San Francisco. A Wiemar Kabarett!

SItting in with Jeff Goldblum in his show at the Carlyle in New York City.

Photo By Stacy Sullivan

A New Reading of a Brand New Show!!!

Ruth Maier's Diary at the New York Theatre Barn

Carly Ozard and Billy Stritch at Birdland Jazz Club, NYC
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