Emily Carlstrom

Emily C.

Astoria, NY
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Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Emily has been working professionally for over 15 years and teaching for nearly as long. Professionally, she has worked with labels like Universal and Sony, and with artists like Katy Perry and Billy Joel. Former students have gone on to perform on Broadway, national tours and American Idol.

Every student's individual voice and style is taken in to consideration when forming their training. No two voices are alike, and thus, no two lessons should be alike.

Emily will focus on helping you find the strengths in your voice and then finding and overcoming your weaknesses. Emily is a firm believer, that the voice is a muscle system that must be worked and strengthened, just like any other; and she will provide you with the proper strength training to achieve your artistic goals.

Emily also teaches songwriting and piano, tailored to contemporary artists.

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Voice and Piano Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present
Billboard's Chord Club

Teach voice, piano and recording technique to children and adults.

Contemporary Vocal Instructor
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
Performers Career Center

Taught private lessons to professionals as well as ground workshops and boot camps.

Voice and Piano Instructor
Apr 2004 - Oct 2013
Hollywood Academy of Music

Taught voice and piano to children and adults of all levels. Former clients went on to perform on Broadway and compete on American Idol.

Vocal Sub and TA
Mar 2004 - Nov 2006
Musician's Institute of Hollywood

Taught private and group voice and piano lessons, as well as contemporary vocal styles, keyboard accompaniment and movement for singers.


AA Vocal Performance
Aug 2002 - Mar 2004
Musician's Institute of Hollywood


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Musical theater and performance reel.
Original song-singer/songwriter/folk vocals
Legit soprano
Rock vocals, original song
Photo by Emily C.

Photo by Emily C.
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6 Reviews

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Paytra Jan 4, 2017
Singing · In studio

Emily has been a god send ! As a professional and working recording artist in NYC... I was in need of a vocal coach who catered to my style. She taught me control and changed my voice completely. The best teacher I've had by far!

Stephanie Jan 4, 2017
Songwriting · In studio

Emily isn't just a great singing teacher- she also gave me the support, confidence and knowledge I needed to turn my musical ideas into completed songs for the first time.

Casey Jan 4, 2017
Singing · In studio

Emily Carlstrom is a total badass. I've taken a handful of voice lessons with her. They were so simple, yet so extremely helpful and motivating. She really knows how to listen and that makes her a great friend, artist and teacher.

Merisa Jan 4, 2017
Songwriting · In studio

Emily took me from having never really sung before, to fronting a popular band and recording music with confidence. She literally taught me everything I know and gave me the confidence to pursue my passion!

Gabe Jan 4, 2017
Singing · In studio

Emily is a real pro, and her blend of technical workouts and real world singing experience and repertoire is of great benefit to any singer.

Michael Jan 4, 2017
Singing · In studio

Emily is wonderful, a rare combination of a great musician and a great teacher. She speaks with equal authority about musicality and technique, always marrying her performance instincts with an impressive knowledge of vocal physiology. After one meeting she gave me a set of exercises which, within a matter of weeks, generated a a startling improvement in the range, power and tone of my voice. I believe she may secretly be Mr. Miyagi. Emily is also innately encouraging, but knows when and how hard to push you. I could not recommend her more highly.

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