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Listing Information: There's no time like the present to upgrade your singing! *Do you want to perfect your vocal technique, spruce up your book, or fine tune your material to finally achieve audition success?* Mentioned as one of the top NYC vocal coaches in a recent Backstage article, Michael Jacobs Vocal Studio promotes vocal health for all styles of singing through a hybrid technical approach involving breathing, stretches, body alignment/awareness, nutrition, yoga, Alexander Technique, Linklater, and mental health tailored personally to each student. Michael carefully selects and coaches material that you will love and will surely get you called back. We strive to provide the best training possible to help each student on his or her vocal journey to singing success! Do you suffer from fear or anxiety which holds you back in your career? Michael is no stranger to working with students who experience anxiety. Michael recently defended his doctoral dissertation, ACT for Actors: Testing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Group Protocol Intended to Treat Audition Anxiety in Musical Theater Performers. Michael presented the results of ACT for Actors, a treatment for musical theater performers with audition and performance anxiety, at the 2018 American Psychological Association Convention in San Francisco. He holds an MA in clinical psychology, and values both the mental and physical aspects that impact performance. Michael now has some availability at his Manhattan studio in Times Square. 55 minute voice lessons with Michael cost $140 (need-based sliding scale available). Let Michael's honest, caring and unique approach help you to take your singing to the next level. What are some of the Broadway shows and National Tours that MJVS voice students have performed in?The list includes:"Finding Neverland""Crazy for You""In the Heights""Mary Poppins""All Shook Up""Peter Pan""Damn Yankees""Tuck Everlasting""Company"... And many more! Visit MichaelJacobsVocalStudio.com for more details... Testimonials: "When I first came to Michael two years ago, I had next to no confidence as a singer. I felt I was an actor first and foremost, and my only aim was to learn to carry a tune in an audition setting. Since then, my confidence and technique have improved exponentially; more than I possibly could have hoped for. Michael is thoughtful, honest, and not afraid to challenge his students. He is deeply devoted to everyone he teaches and is fully committed to helping them achieve their goals, large and small. If you are someone who is prepared to work hard and is serious about long-term improvement, I couldn?t recommend him more highly. " -Annie Winneg, "Drunk Shakespeare" NYC ?By studying with Michael I have had the chance to work with someone who is incredibly patient and kind while helping me uncover a greater understanding of my voice and the versatility that I naturally have. During the first six months I developed a much stronger understanding of vocal health and maintenance and started to find myself regularly making it to the final callback in my auditions. Michael has inspired a confidence not only in myself and my ability as a singer but in that I have finally found a teacher that I can place my confidence in and trust to nurture, painstakingly at times, something that is as personal as putting ones vocal chords together and creating sound." -Curtis Schroeger, AEA, "Tuck Everlasting" on Broadway ?As a professional dancer, I entered into voice lessons with Michael being quite unsure of myself and completely lacking confidence when I sang. Michael has completely changed the way I approach singing and has really helped me find the joy behind it. Not only have I gained awareness about how to effectively use my body when vocalizing, Michael has taught me to connect to the passion and emotion in songs and really love to sing! Michael has also helped me tremendously in preparing for auditions, and under his tutelage, I have successfully booked work. Having worked with several vocal teachers, I can confidently say that Michael is the best!? -Brooke Robyn Dairman, AEA, National Tour ?Damn Yankees?