Think. Breathe. Sing.

The Voice Studio of Daniel Klein

Think Breathe Sing, Daniel Klein’s Voice Studio specializes in uncovering and refining the potential of each individuals voice and bringing these abilities to light as quickly and efficiently as possible.  He uses his extensive knowledge of classical ‘bel canto’ technique coupled with recent breakthroughs in physiology and neuroscience. Additionally he brings his personal experience on both sides of the audition, as a professional singer and General Director of the North Shore Music Festival.

The studio’s focus is on young adult and early professional singers.  Many students come with a focus on NYSSMA, competitions, college and conservatory auditions. In this regard Daniel Klein’s teaching has been extremely successful with alumni attending such schools as The Julliard School, Indiana School of Music, Carnegie Mellon, Manhattan School of Music and Peabody. 


Sight Reading/Singing

One of the most stressful parts of the NYSSMA process for most people is the sightreading portion.  However we shouldn't be all that afraid of it and if you give it the time it needs, it won't be nearly as awful as you think.

I recommend the Pinnacle Press Festival Sightreading book.  

It is advertised as the Most Comprehensive Sightreading Book Available, and I have a hard time arguing with them.  Additionally it is based on the Curriculum for New York State's Solo Festival (NYSSMA).  I recommend everyone buy the complete edition which is $34.95 and work their way through the entire book.  

I wanted to let you know that I do not get any portion of sales of this book, I just think it is the best one out there for the job.


Sight reading/Singing defined:

I have found that a lot of mis understanding and misnomers about what it is and what it isn't occur.  So I want to take a moment to clarify what it means in the context of NYSSMA.

It is the singing of a written piece of music, from beginning to end without stop, that has not been seen or prepared before.