Professional Singing Voice Instruction in New York City, & Online

From Bach to Rock... Showboat to Rock of Ages

"Most singers do with their voice what they can.
David Sabella does what he wants."
- Edward Rothstein, New York Times

David Sabella specializes in professional voice training for Musical Theater, Contemporary Pop/Rock and Classical performance. 
No matter what style you sing, Sabella Voice Studio can help you achieve your personal vocal, and performance goals.

David Sabella is an internationally recognized Master Teacher in Voice Techniques and Pedagogy. He has starred On & Off Broadway, and in concerts and opera productions throughout the US & Europe. And, has appeared as principle soloist at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center numerous times.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Montclair State University and Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus), a member in good standing of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, and The Voice Foundation. And, is formerly the Executive Program Director of The Broadway Theatre Project (2013-15) and a two-term President of The New York Singing Teachers' Association (2008-14). 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie Litt We still have a couple of slots available for Week Two (7/24-28) in lovely Lubec, Maine, for a SummerKeys immersive cabaret master class experience! 5 days of classes, image consultation, and a Friday night show in front of the most appreciative audience any performer could hope for. Oh, and lobster. Did I say lobster? Check us out at SummerKeys.com/cabaret-workshop/
Cabaret 2017 Workshops at SummerKeys July17-21 July 24-28 Instructor: David Alpher, Jennie Litt Tuition: $675 SummerKeys, a music adventure for adults in Lubec, Maine, offers two week-long cabaret intensives for performers at all levels of experience, Live and work in the pristine coastal paradise that is historic Lubec. For more information, and to register, go to www.summerkeys.com. Cabaret is an intimate musical art form, in which a performer puts his or her personal stamp on a song through honest exploration of the lyric. Students do not need to know how to read music, nor do they need to have taken voice lessons or studied acting. That said, professionals from other theatrical and musical genres who are interested in exploring the unique art form of cabaret are welcome! The teaching structure of Cabaret would have a group class 5 times per week, the class length to be determined by the number of students who enroll (we want to give each student 15 minutes– ideally 20 minutes– of stage time each session). Each student will bring, to the classes, sheet music to 5 songs s/he knows well and wants to sing. In an nonthreatening and supportive environment, the student will sing through his/her repertoire, working on interpretation of lyrics; phrasing and musicality; acting/presentation; and making songs his/her own. By midweek, she/he will choose 2-3 songs to prepare for the class show. The last part of the week will be spent working closely with each student to get those songs up to performance level, as well as devising patter to introduce the songs. There will be a show at the end of each week; those students who take both weeks can participate in both shows.
22 Jun 2017 - 11:45
David Sabella
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16 Jun 2017 - 23:07
David Sabella
Help me celebrate Father's Day! I'll be SINGING at Richard Skipper's show this coming Sunday at 1 PM at the West Bank Cafe, Laurie Beechman Theater. It's an all-star lineup with special guest, Karen McKnight. Reservations are a must! A great place to take dad for brunch and a show.
16 Jun 2017 - 23:05
David Sabella Two spots available this week. Please see below and let me know if you'd like one of the spots.
2 available spots this coming week, Thursday at 10 AM, or Friday at 2 PM. Let me know if you'd like to take one of the spots.
27 May 2017 - 23:52
David Sabella (A long read, but worth the time) Hello Dear Students, Friends and Colleagues, I have some fantastic news! If you have known me for more than 10 years, then you know that before we moved to New Jersey my family and I lived at 360 West 34th fourth Street, in Townhouse 3. This was a beautiful two bedroom duplex, with two balconies and outdoor space where we had a kiddie pool and BBQ grill. There was a beautiful walkway/mews. And we had some wonderful neighbors. Truly there was no place in New York like this place. Recently, I've posted about my apartment search, looking far uptown for a larger space at a comparable price. After an intensive search, and after canvassing many of you, repeatedly, to find out if you would in fact come uptown for lessons, It became clear to me that I needed to stay in Midtown, or else risk losing some of my most valued clients and friends. And, the other option of moving up Town and then renting a studio space at Ripley Grier, or Pearl or Shetler etc. would add an additional expense that did not justify moving uptown at all. And then something miraculous happened, well two things actually. 1. The people who moved into Townhouse 3 after us, and who have been there for the past nine years, moved out! And 2, The building management offered me the opportunity to move back into Townhouse 3 at a price that I actually could afford!! So, I am ecstatically overjoyed to announce that I will be MOVING BACK TO TOWNHOUSE 3 on May 27! This is a blessing that I and my girls have needed for a long long time. THANK YOU for your support, and understanding throughout the last 2 years. While I am nowhere near out of the weeds with my divorce, this blessing of having a real home in New York goes along way to helping all of us recover and move on. And speaking of moving on… If you are possibly available for two or three hours on May 27 I can certainly use some help moving apartments from 5W to TH3. I am offering a free lesson for three hours of help. This should go very very quickly and easily. Those of you who have known me since 2002 will remember that I have actually made this move before, from apartment 11V down to TH3. So, I know how to do this very well and very quickly. If you can help out please message me, or comment below. Thank you!
20 May 2017 - 01:23
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Eleonor England Wowwwwwww!!!!!!!!! Nice, David!!!!! 20 May 2017 - 01:26 Sherri McGhie That is fantastic, David! Happy for you! 😉😀👍💖 20 May 2017 - 01:52 Mana Allen Congratulations! That is wonderful💖👏🏻💖👏🏻 20 May 2017 - 01:56 Jennie Litt OMG, such great news! I am so happy for you all. 💋♥️ 20 May 2017 - 07:57
Lisa Monacelli McElwee Amazing!!! 20 May 2017 - 15:11 Julie Salzano God has answered my prayer for you. Can't wait to see the Townhouse. Good luck with the new space. I am so happy for you. 21 May 2017 - 17:44
David Sabella Hey Everybody! First off, I want to thank everybody for their incredible flexibility during the last few weeks. My schedule has been very inconsistent due to a family crisis that I have had to tend to. You guys have been so understanding and able to accommodate last-minute changes. THANK YOU!!! Now, I have another huge favor to ask of ALL of you. Traditionally, the summer is a less busy time, and welcome time of some rest. However, this year, I cannot afford it to be. I need to keep my nose to the grind stone and keep working every hour that I can. So, I'm humbly asking EACH of you to actively refer any of your friends and/or colleagues, who are looking for voice lessons, to me. You can also post on any FB Pages and social media pages where Actors/Singers may congregate, Backstage, Playbill, Actors Access, Talking Broadway, All That Chat, (and anything else you can think of.) AND, if you are away for the summer, either back home or on a job, you can certainly continue working via FaceTime or Skype. You can email me to set that up or schedule yourself directly on the website. THANK IN ADVANCE YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP.
13 May 2017 - 09:45
Elizabeth Southard Mau I am with you on that, David! Have sent and will continue to refer others: you're the best!!❤️🎶 13 May 2017 - 13:01 Cara Boyle Hope all is well with you and your family. 13 May 2017 - 16:51
Joanna Pinto Hi all! I'm one of David's students and I'm going to be in an off-Broadway show opening in a week, I hope you all can come!
"Spike Heels" is a craftily and hilariously written play by Theresa Rebeck. No sensible shoes allowed.
03 May 2017 - 12:05
David Sabella Hey guys, I'm going to see the show. Let's make a night of it. 11 May 2017 - 22:54
David Sabella Hey guys, I have some available time coming up in the next two weeks, before Memorial Day. Please check out the schedule on the website and email me if you like to set up a time. Or, you can just self-schedule right on the website.
Professional Singing Voice instruction in New York, and Online
11 May 2017 - 22:53
Jennie Litt Seagulls, mussel shell beaches, lobster rolls, whales, puffins, seals, bald eagles, views of Campobello, weeklong cabaret master class intensives...ah yes, summer in Maine. Join us, won't you?
Cabaret 2017 Workshops at SummerKeys July17-21 July 24-28 Instructor: David Alpher, Jennie Litt Tuition: $675 SummerKeys, a music adventure for adults in Lubec, Maine, offers two week-long cabaret intensives for performers at all levels of experience, Live and work in the pristine coastal paradise that is historic Lubec. For more information, and to register, go to www.summerkeys.com. Cabaret is an intimate musical art form, in which a performer puts his or her personal stamp on a song through honest exploration of the lyric. Students do not need to know how to read music, nor do they need to have taken voice lessons or studied acting. That said, professionals from other theatrical and musical genres who are interested in exploring the unique art form of cabaret are welcome! The teaching structure of Cabaret would have a group class 5 times per week, the class length to be determined by the number of students who enroll (we want to give each student 15 minutes– ideally 20 minutes– of stage time each session). Each student will bring, to the classes, sheet music to 5 songs s/he knows well and wants to sing. In an nonthreatening and supportive environment, the student will sing through his/her repertoire, working on interpretation of lyrics; phrasing and musicality; acting/presentation; and making songs his/her own. By midweek, she/he will choose 2-3 songs to prepare for the class show. The last part of the week will be spent working closely with each student to get those songs up to performance level, as well as devising patter to introduce the songs. There will be a show at the end of each week; those students who take both weeks can participate in both shows.
10 May 2017 - 17:49
Jennie Litt Attention songwriters and singers! The May edition of the beloved MAC Roving Open Mic extends a special invitation to all MAC songwriters!* WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 7 pm WHERE: The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe Musical Director: Tracy Stark Host: Jennie Litt Songwriters and singers have a uniquely symbiotic relationship. While many of us songwriters can croak out a tune in an emergency, great singers ennoble the songs they sing. We songwriters need you singers to realize the true potential of the songs we are writing in the ongoing tradition of the Great American Songbook. As a singer, consider the advantage to yourself of developing an ongoing relationship with a living songwriter who shares your artistic sensibility, and can tailor a song to your specific needs. MAC has a stable of skilled songwriters who can help you to develop a signature repertoire that will set you apart from the other singers who are endlessly rehashing the same old same old. There will be a chance to network following the show, and songwriters are encouraged to bring copies of sheet music to share. We need each other! Mark your calendars! See you in May! *Both singers and songwriters are warmly welcome to perform at the 5/30 MAC Roving Open Mic.
10 May 2017 - 17:42
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