Ryland Shelton

Ryland S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Ryland delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 75 and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi, I'm Ryland and I'm a professional vocal coach. If you're ready to reach your peak performance, you've come to the right place!

I work with singer-songwriters, pop artists, and theater performers not only to craft a sustainable approach to singing, but to connect with your voice and your material in a way that makes your performance unforgettable.

I have coached dozens of artists like you, seeking to develop their instrument - be that for a gig, for an audition or to develop as a singer and as an artist.

Recent credits include vocal coaching for the major motion picture musical "Crazy For The Boys" (Summer 2018), and creation and instruction of a new vocal development program for the transgender community at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Trans*Lounge.

I received formal education for Vocal Performance from New York University. Since then, I have worked in nearly every angle of the entertainment industry from backup singing in a divey pub to vocal coaching and music directing a major motion picture, you name it. Understanding and coaching the artist at any particular juncture in their journey is one of the beautiful things about my job.

I'm already looking forward to working with you! - RS

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Instructor and Program Creator
Sep 2017 - Present
TrueVoice Vocal Development

The vocal development program I created for the transgender community - TrueVoice - has been onboarded at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Trans*Lounge, the nation's foremost and largest support and education program for the trans* community. Through musical instruction and technique, TrueVoice opens up new possibilities for one's instrument and applies them to a speaking voice that aligns with one's self-identified gender.
In addition to working with private clients, courses in trans*feminine and trans*masculine vocal development are currently in session at the Center.

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Vocal Coach
Apr 2017 - Aug 2017
Crazy For The Boys

I was the vocal coach and provided music direction for major motion picture musical, "Crazy For The Boys," out in theaters Spring 2018.

I worked with the five stars of the project for three months, teaching, arranging and recording 14 original songs for our cast album. On location with the film, I supervised playback (lip-synching) and also curated the instances of live singing in the film.

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Meisner Acting Technique
Jun 2008 - Jul 2009
Elizabeth Mestnik Acting School
Vocal Performance
Aug 2001 - May 2003
New York University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

getting ready for a studio session!

rehearsal with the stars of "Crazy For The Boys," in theaters Spring 2018!

a snippet from our final week of rehearsal in LA before we went into production in Savannah, GA.
That's a wrap on "Crazy For The Boys!" Here w the stars and creative team.

the latest video from OMRIII, neo-soul singer-songwriter and client of Ryland Shelton, vocal coach.
the studio is my happy place
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4 Reviews

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Shannon Oct 25, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Ryland and his teachings go far beyond what I expected. He listens and communicates incredibly. A fantastic learning experience. I would be more then happy to work with him in all aspects of my vocal work from basic training to studio technique and stage performance. Thank you thank you!!

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Ms. Lavella Oct 25, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Ryland has a literal and metaphysical grasp on what it takes to develop the human voice. He is dedicated, open-minded, forward thinking and articulate in ways that most vocalists and teachers can only dream about. He will go above and beyond to make sure you get what you need.

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Danette Oct 25, 2017
Audition Prep · In home

I really enjoyed my sessions with Ryland! He's such a nice, sweet and professional guy. Very welcoming and fun to work with. He made me feel at ease like I was just working with a friend. He really knows how to get your voice to a place much stronger than when you came in. I'm looking forward to working with him again soon. Highly recommended.

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Florence Oct 25, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I have studied singing for over 20 years and Ryland was able to show me how to do things with my voice I didn’t know were possible, from day one. He’s a super kind and supportive coach, with incredible insight and know-how. Thoroughly recommend.

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