Elisabeth Lohninger

Elisabeth L.

New York, NY
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Elisabeth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

Learning to sing is a journey of discovery. It is my task to help you become who you truly are, and excellent vocal technique helps you express that. Discover your voice in a fun, professional and nurturing environment that will help you reach a vocal depth that is inspiring and satisfying.

I am a professional vocalist, songwriter and voice teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. Because I am active as a touring musician I constantly strive for improving my own abilities and adjust them to the needs of the road. My touring and recording has immensely benefitted my teaching, because I continue to have real-life experience as an active musician. I know what it takes.
I have been a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City for over 15 years. I've been fortunate to teach Private voice lessons there as well as Ear Training, Vocal Performance, Vocal Musicianship, and Senior Seminar.
As a touring jazz vocalist I have performed all over the world, from Japan to Egypt, Germany, Mexico, USA and Canada. Most of my touring happens in Europe. While there I teach online lessons only.
As a band leader I have released 12 CDs throughout the years. I also owned and ran my own recording studio for 15 years, until the Real Estate monster snatched it up.
I enjoy going deep into vocal technique with my students, exploring what it is that holds them back from reaching that next level, releasing fear and physical tension, balancing and strengthening the voice. Vocal improvisation is another subject I love, be it free improv or specific jazz scat singing over chord changes. Helping vocalists of all levels become better singers and deepen their musicianship skills is a big and wonderful part of what I get to do.

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Oct 2002 - Present
New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Professor for Voice, Ear Training, Vocal Performance and Musicianship


Masters Degree: Music Education
Oct 1989 - Jun 1996
Hochschule Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria
Extension Diploma: Vocal Performance and Composition
Sep 1994 - May 1996
New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Estill Certified Master Teacher
Sep 2012
Estill Voice International


Wasserman Award for Film Scoring, Short Film
Jun 2002
Tisch School First Run Film Festival


American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2002

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Aug 1996

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Photos & Videos

Video from workshops in Bogota/Colombia and  Hilden/Germany
Audio: Various recordings featuring Elisabeth Lohninger’s voice
Photo by Elisabeth L.

Photo by Elisabeth L.
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4 Reviews

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Brad Mar 19, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

I contacted Elisabeth Lohninger to improve my flexibility to move between registers and to strengthen my upper range and I was very happy with the results. I immediately felt at ease sitting by her beautiful grand piano and was impressed by her knowledge of vocal technique, sound production and anatomy of the voice. She tailor-made a vocal exercise regime for me that was specifically designed to address my needs and I was astounded how quickly I improved and was able to move freely between registers and access my falsetto. I can wholeheartedly recommend her and would not hesitate to entrust my voice in her care

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Francis Mar 19, 2018
Singing · In studio

Elisabeth is incredibly knowledgeable, intuitive, and fun to be around. I genuinely enjoy every lesson, and I marvel at the progress I've made in a year. She's very flexible in terms of learning approach, musical style, and lesson medium—I couldn't ask for a better instructor.

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Alyssa Mar 19, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

I had an audition coming up and was extremely nervous. Elisabeth helped me unpack some of the technical issues I had with my audition piece (musical theater) and gave me specific exercises to strengthen the weak parts of the song. She was super supportive, warm and just there with me and my struggle! The audition went really well. I'm so happy to have worked with her!

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Walter Mar 19, 2018
Singing · In studio

Elisabeth is a fantastic teacher. She has helped me develop my voice from a beginner's sound to a full, warm baritone. As a pianist who sings I have always struggled with combining the singing which was far less developed with the piano playing. Her process is personalized, she never assumes anything but makes sure to see me exactly where I am at on any given day. Love her and couldn't recommend her more!

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