Welcome to the Nicky Phillips Vocal Studio! I am a graduate of New York Vocal Coaching's Voice Training and Teacher Certification course and I have been privileged to have been mentored by Tony and Grammy award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights) and to have worked with musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). I have been a professional singer, composer and teacher for 18 years collectively. My work as a multi faceted artist has given me an advantage when teaching voice students. It has allowed me to dig deeper into the story telling of a song and how to convey that through the voice whether a musical theatre, jazz, pop, rock or R&B song. I approach the voice through an advanced technical lens and consider myself a voice technician as well as a vocal coach!
Whether you are looking to strengthen your voice, work on your "mix", expand your range, land that audition or become comfortable with singing in public, I can help you achieve your goals all while learning proper technique in a fun, healthy and nurturing environment!
I love to sing and I know the joy that it brings to me, so helping students find their voice and share it with the world is an absolute gift and an honor.
Nicky worked for us a vocal coach and lead music instructor for 5 years. She did incredible work with our kids! She is extremely knowledgeable and has a unique ability to coach kids to achieve a high level of performance. She produced several music shows and the quality of the performances were outstanding! We cannot recommend her enough. Canada's Academy of Stage & Studio Arts
Nicky has been my children's voice teacher for the past three years. I have seen their vocal range grow and their understanding of technique develop over the years because of their work with her. She is kind, warm and highly experienced. Nicky truly cares about my children and they know it! She encourages them to take risks and has set up a loving environment where they feel safe and supported. She is an excellent teacher, mentor, and coach whom I highly recommend.
Nicky is a wonderful singing teacher. My voice and technique have improved tremendously since we've been working together. I highly recommend her!
Amazing vocal teacher! Nicky is a great vocal teacher who is kind and patient. She has been working with my 11 year daughter for about 3 years. Nicky makes the extra effort to use age appropriate songs and part of the lesson includes music theory. Win win! My daughter can’t commit to the practice time necessary with an instrument, so we went with vocal lessons with Nicky. With singing she can practice any time and anywhere. Nicky has been able to bring out some beautiful notes, making this mom very proud.
When working with a new student I sit down with you and discuss what your goals are. What do you most want to achieve in your lesson? Is it extending your range? Is it working on strengthening your mix between your chest and head voice? Is it a song for an audition that requires song and character analysis? Or maybe singing lessons aren't about tackling a technical issue with your voice, maybe it's about experiencing the joy of singing and connecting to music. Whatever your goals are, I will then tailor specific vocal exercises for the goals that you have in mind.
I am a graduate of New York Vocal Coaching's Voice Training and Teacher Certification course under the tutelage of Justin Stoney. I have been privileged to have been mentored by Tony and Grammy award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and to have worked with musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). I have studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, trained in music through the Berklee School of Music, am a member of the BMI musical theatre workshop where I was awarded the Jean Banks Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre, am a recipient of an ASCAP Plus Award and am a graduate of Ryerson University's Theatre Acting program. I am currently working with acclaimed voice teacher Justin Stoney.
I have worked with Broadway Professionals, Singer Songwriters, Pop and Rock singers, Jazz Singers, Shower Singers and total beginners!