Welcome to the Shigo Voice Studio

Private voice lessons in New York City offered by DANIEL JAMES SHIGO on Manhattan's Upper West Side, voice teacher to Classical and Musical Theatre artists, beginning to advanced, in a welcoming and structured learning environment. 

Because every singer is unique, singing lessons are tailored to the individual to bring out the voice's essential character—the soul of the singer; removing obstacles, establishing a strong and reliable technique, and enabling each singer to achieve their goals. 

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DANIEL JAMES SHIGO is a vocal pedagogue, singer, and scholar. His first book, Hidden in Plain Sight: The Hermann Klein Phono-Vocal Method Based upon the Famous School of Manuel García, reveals lost teachings of the father of voice science. Daniel is the founding editor of VOICEPrints—The Official Journal of the New York Singing Teachers Association, and blogs at VOICETALK: Historic Perspectives on the Art of Singing.


The Vocal Technique of Great Singers 

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Bel Canto Vocal Technique 

The Shigo Voice Studio integrates the principles of the old Italian school of singing, scientific understanding of vocal function, and the healing power of music in a supportive environment.

Historic Teachings from a Revolutionary Perspective

It is founded on direct knowledge and deep study of the teachings of legendary singing masters Manuel García, Pauline Viardot-García, and Francesco Lamperti—a historic lineage comprising both the scientific and empirical schools of singing and illuminated through the revolutionary perspective of Alfred Tomatis—the Einstein of the Ear, who explored the relationship between the ear, body, mind and voice. The connection between vocal wisdom and the preeminence of the ear is represented in the studio's logo by a Fibonacci Spiral.