Daniel James Shigo is pure genius... 

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The Vocal Technique of Great Singers

Welcome to the Shigo Voice Studio! 

The Shigo Voice Studio integrates the principles of the old Italian school of singing—what is know as il bel canto, with scientific understanding of vocal function, and the healing power of music in a supportive environment.  

It is founded on direct knowledge and deep study of the legendary teachings of Manuel García, Pauline Viardot-García, and Francesco Lamperti—a historic lineage comprising both the scientific and empirical schools of singing that is illuminated through the revolutionary perspective of Alfred Tomatis—the Einstein of the Ear, who explored the relationship between the ear, body, mind and voice.


Historic Teachings from a Revolutionary Perspective

Voice Lessons in New York City, Skype & Zoom

Classical & Musical Theatre

Workshops, Lectures & Masterclasses

Historic Teachings from a Revolutionary Perspective 

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Daniel teaches the individual rather than a method. He observes that each voice is a law unto itself and is only fully realized when both student and teacher follow nature's laws—laws which the principles of the old Italian school of singing make plain, uncomplicated, and certain.


In 1999, Daniel experienced a life-changing course of Tomatis listening training that enabled him to see his vocal training and extensive research in a unique manner, one which has practical application for singers, actors, and public speakers, and leads to a rediscovery of the principles of bel canto that began with Guilio Caccini and the Florentine Camerata in Florence, Italy, in the 16th century. 


Daniel offers workshops, lectures, and masterclasses on the principles of bel canto as informed by recent investigations within the fields of psychoacoustics, neuroplasticity, and motor-learning theory. Straight-forward and transformative in nature, these presentations are designed to give participants the tools to fulfill their vocal potential.


About daniel 

DANIEL JAMES SHIGO is a vocal pedagogue, singer, scholar, and author living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. His students have appeared on concert and opera stages around the world and sing in many different styles. 

Teacher Training

The SHIGO VOICE STUDIO will offer advanced training for voice teachers during the summer of 2018. Contact Daniel for more information.