Laura Kay

Laura K.

New York, NY

About Laura K.

Laura teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: June 2001
Last sign in: Within a month


Music is definitely the universal language, and there isn't a genre I don't love; it's important to me that that aspect be brought to lessons, as well! From humble New Jersey beginnings to an opera career, I've seen the power of what music can do!

Whether it's opera, musical theater, folk, rock, or just public speaking, anything YOU love to do, I would love to teach you! Having taught all ages and levels, from first graders to adults, from someone who's never sung a note in his or her life to semi-professionals, I cater my lessons to what YOU as a student need and are interested in.

Lessons shouldn't be a chore - I like to foster an environment you look forward to being a part of! I also think that music, like any sport, is hard work, and takes seriously practice; even hobbies take concentration and application! I understand and can work with many schedules and work loads, but I expect my students to put at least half the effort into their lessons that I do!

Photos and Videos

A fun song about a little girl who has a pet snowball...


Voice Coach and Instructor

Jan 2004 - Present
Private Studio

As a voice teacher in my own studio, I've striven to make every student comfortable in a challenging environment! I've taught everyone from professional opera singers preparing roles to pop recording artists preparing their albums, from children learning to sing for the first time to adults with vocal health issues. I've also taught in rented studio space, in students' homes, and in my own home teaching studio.

Voice Faculty

Sep 2010 - Aug 2014
Turtle Bay Music School


Master of Music

Aug 2006 - May 2008
Cleveland Institute of Music

Bachelor of Musical Arts

Aug 2001 - May 2005
Penn State University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Elaine Malbin Soprano Competition

May 2015
Elaine Malbin Foundation

The American Prize

Aug 2014
The American Prize

Marie E. Crump Vocal Award

May 2010
Marie E. Crump Foundation


Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Apr 2002

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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7 Reviews on Laura K.

Ellen Aug 23, 2016
Singing · In studio
Laura is a special teacher and a special person. My child started out at age 12 with a passion for singing and needed to learn technique and discipline. Laura gave her that along with supportively connecting her life to her art, all through middle school and through a well-known performing arts high school. I can’t praise her highly enough.
Amelie R. Aug 22, 2016
Singing · In studio
Laura Kay has been my voicd coach for almost 10 years, when I lived in Ohio and then I moved to NYC and was so glad she ended up moving here for her career as well. I had tried a few voice teachers here in the City and none of them were as good as Laura.
She is an objective teacher and uses multiple methods of teaching depending on the student's needs and this is very hard to find.
I am now a recording artist and never hesitate to contact Laura for emergency situations whether I need to record a complicated song or do a challenging showcase.
Plus she is funny, makes you feel comfortable! Not only you learn a lot but you also have a great time.
BarbaraR Jul 4, 2011
Awesome teacher! patient, knowledgeable, & creative

I'm a complete beginner, could barely sing in tune. I decided to take lessons for fun. but whoa was i surprised at the progress I've made with Laura in just a few short months. She has catered to my individual needs, and has made my learning experience fun. She works at my pace so i never feel rushed or bored. She teaches singing lessons in a way anyone can understand. Her background in opera means she can sing and teach her students amazing vocal range. She taught me anything is possible with hard work and dedication! I've learned so much with her, it's hard to put it all in a short review. Pick her and you won't be disappointed! Thank you Laura!
HelenL1 Sep 30, 2010
Great teacher

Laura is a really good and nice teacher. She is patient to answer all of my questions.I improved a lot in a short period of time with her tips on singing. She's not only just teach you how to sing, she also talks some histories of music and different examples or even her experiences to me. She can make an exercise into a fun way to do. I learned a lot from her and I gain more confident on singing. I'm always looking forward to take lessons with her. She's such a great singer and vocal coach!! Laura is a great choice for those of you who want to learn singing in a comfortable, no pressure and fun environment. ^_^
RajeshN Sep 22, 2010
Good teacher. Nice person. Very busy lady.
Mariad Sep 4, 2010
Fun and Helpful

Laura gives very helpful tips and exercises that help me improve on my breathing as well as control the different registers of my voice. I've learned a lot with Laura as my teacher and she makes the experience enjoyable for the both of us. One thing that would maybe improve our weekly lessons would be more warm up time before the actual singing, in order to get my voice ready and controlled even more for the lesson. Overall, Laura is a great vocal coach!
Myker Aug 19, 2010

laura is a wonderful teacher. professional yet warm, patient and very encouraging. her "you can do it" attitude makes one want to go home and practice. i look forward to each class with her.
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