Professional Voice & Acting Training in New York City, New Jersey & Online

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


Sabella Voice Studios offers a series of classes dedicated to helping you round out all of your theater skills and manage the complexities (and stress) of a life in show business - including dance, yoga, acting and group appearances at open-mic nights throughout the city. → Learn More


Not in NYC? On tour with a show and need a vocal tune-up? No problem.  SVS is a leader in online delivery of professional voice and acting instruction. Now, whether you are on tour with your current show and can't get back to NYC, or just live too far away to travel here, you can study with a professional Broadway coach. →Learn More


We offer professional referrals to New York’s leading Agents, Casting Directors, Stage Directors, Music Directors and Head-Shot Photographers for clients who are professionally ready. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their personal, professional and performance goals.

Sing as you want, not just as you can!

No matter what style you sing, or want to sing, Sabella Voice Studio can help you achieve your vocal, performance, and career goals.
We specialize in professional voice training for Musical Theater, Contemporary Pop/Rock and Classical performance. 

David Sabella is a nationally recognized Master Teacher in Voice Techniques and Pedagogy. He has starred on Broadway, and in Opera productions throughout the US & Europe, and has appeared as principle soloist at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center numerous times. He is the Executive Program Director of The Broadway Theatre Project and a two-term President of The New York Singing Teachers' Association (2008-14). He is also a Professor of Voice at Montclair State University and Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus).

In addition to private sessions with Mr. Sabella, SVS also offers a highly specialized team of associate teachers, in both voice and acting, who work in tandem with Mr. Sabella to ensure each client reaches their full potential.





David Sabella Please take a look at my latest Vocal Tip Time.
Vocal Tip Time!
09 Jan 2017 - 23:48
Jennie Litt The amazing thing is that this is true in all the arts--all the techniques across all the disciplines are just modalities for communicating what is real, true, and authentic about our shared human experience, and the better your technique, the more tools you have for communicating with greater precision and nuance. 10 Jan 2017 - 09:25
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06 Jan 2017 - 14:51
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Tonya Dixon I am not missing it this time! Rick he Kenn and I am there! Buying tix now! Wait how do I buy tix!? Lol! Text me!❤️ 06 Jan 2017 - 15:08
Tonya Dixon Never mind... prolly the links above right.🤓🤓🤓 06 Jan 2017 - 15:08 Tonya Dixon Done! Dane and I are there! ❤️ 06 Jan 2017 - 15:13
David Sabella Please take time to read this important missive, from my colleague Christine Estes: So, in all seriousness to my hardworking teacher friends... on break you will have a major shift in voice use. Maybe you will be talking less. Maybe you will be talking more socially. Use this time to check in with your voices because many of you start to experience hoarseness in the second part of the school year. Tips: 1. Hydration! Drink lots of water! Duh! 2. Direct hydration! Breathe in some nice hot steam! 3. Reflux control! Do you have reflux symptoms? Be mindful of diet choices and try not to eat within 2-3 hours of lying down. 4. Healthy Vocalizing! What? Use your voice MORE? YUP. Singer friends - remember all of that lip trilling you used to do? Start doing that again - in the morning, between classes, at the end of the day. Do some nice gentle humming, too. Feel some vibration in the front of your face. Say "mhmm" and start talking. Think legato, legato, legato. 5. But also, vocal breaks. Think of your voice as cash. You've got $100. How are you going to spend it? Highly intensive voice use is going to cost you more, so take little voice breaks when you can. I DO NOT MEAN prolonged voice rest. 6. Mindfulness of vocal sabotage! If you are in such a loud place that you can't hear your friends, they can't hear you either. So cut it out. Instead of pushing to be louder, find a quiet place to talk, "find your light" to allow for lip reading, wear an earplug so you can hear yourself better. Or, like, don't try to have a conversation there. Those of you who know a lot about resonance might have an easier go being heard over the noise. 7. Are you coughing and throat clearing a lot? What's causing it? Get that under control because you are slaaaamming your vocal folds together. Aaaaand... On this break think about ways you can adjust your classroom voice use to help you get through the second half. - amplification! - classroom setup that doesn't force you to call out to the back of the room - nonverbal/nonyelling means of getting kids' attention (one of my gym teacher patients lip trills to get their attention and the kids lip trill back! Love it, but flipping the lights on and off tends to do the job, too!) - less lecture/more collaborative group activities? - visual aids!! - let a highly motivated student be "teacher for the day" - sip on that water! Keep it on your desk like you always do, but actually sip it! Aaaaaand... Does one of the kids in your class sound especially hoarse and it just isn't going away? Consider talking to the parents about ENT referral. Are YOU experiencing hoarseness that can't be explained by a gross cold? Why don't you consider seeing an ENT, too! (A laryngologist is your best bet - they specialize in voice.) No voice = no work! Aaaaaaaand... Feel free to reach out to your friendly neighborhood voice-specialized SLP for more specifics. :-) We are a helpful bunch. Send me a PM. Happy Holidays!
23 Dec 2016 - 10:35
David Sabella Hi folks, happy holidays to all! Please take a moment to read these words of wisdom from my colleague Christine Estes.
23 Dec 2016 - 08:08
Eleonor England David, the privacy settings need to be changed. It's not showing up. <3 23 Dec 2016 - 10:34
Jennie Litt What are YOU doing over MLK weekend? Why not sign up to attend the CABIN IN THE SKY CABARET RETREAT with instructors Jennie Litt and David Alpher? 2-1/2 Days of intensive exploration of the art, the craft, and the business of cabaret, living and working in a 177-year-old Hudson Valley farmhouse. $475 includes room and board, or $350 special commuter rate.Click on the link below for more info. Still s couple of spots available!
Jennie Litt and David Alpher are excited to invite you to join us for the first-ever Cabin In The Sky Cabaret Retreat, an intensive, 3-day exploration of the art, the craft, and the business of cabaret, taking place in a 177-year-old Hudson Valley farmhouse on the banks of the Kripplebush Creek. Friday, 1/13/17 7 p.m. or later: Arrival, Cocktail Hour Saturday, 1/14 Day I: Morning and Afternoon Master Class Sessions Cocktail Hour Cabaret Industry Q&A (Optional pay-for-yourself restaurant dinner as a group) Sunday, 1/15 Day 2: Morning Master Class Afternoon Private Sessions with David Patter Intensive and Mic Technique with Jennie CELEBRATORY DINNER Monday, 1/16 Day 3: Morning Session: Putting It All Together, performance-style master class with critique Early afternoon dismissal Attendance is limited to 10 participants. COST: $475, includes all instruction, accommodations, breakfast x 3, Sunday night dinner SPECIAL COMMUTER RATE: $350 ACCOMMODATIONS Our dog-friendly 177-year-old Hudson Valley farmhouse sleeps 10 in (reasonable) privacy and comfort. Guests are expected to share bathrooms. We will provide Breakfast all three days, wine and snacks for Cocktail Hours all three days, and a Celebratory Sunday Night Dinner. Special diet? We can accommodate that if informed ahead of time. We would love to have you join us for this magical long weekend of making music from the heart. CONTACT US at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot today! Attendance is strictly limited to 10 students. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS CABARET AND SONGWRITING DUO JENNIE LITT AND DAVID ALPHER have been team-teaching cabaret performance workshops and master classes, and producing workshop showcases, since 2013. They are co-founders of the Brooklyn Cabaret Workshop, and are on the faculty of SummerKeys in Lubec, Maine. In addition, they have taught and produced showcases at/for Vassar College, The New York Singing Teachers Association, the Boston Area Cabaret Association, and privately. Learn more about Jennie and David at "Singing and working with you and David was a wonderful experience!!! You provided fantastic direction and support. I am thrilled with the results."--a satisfied customer "...we want to thank you most sincerely and from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful and most intense two day Masterclass/Workshop that help all of us understand what is required to improve and take us to the next level."--BACA
06 Dec 2016 - 17:17
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03 Dec 2016 - 11:57
David Sabella Come out come out. It's gonna be a great show this weekend!
01 Dec 2016 - 22:06
David Sabella HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Last Call - my final performance of "Loopin' The Loop - A Celebration of CHICAGO and Kander & Ebb" is TONIGHT at at 9:30pm. Please help me celebrate ALL that I am thankful for; friends, family, art, and All That Jazz!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Last Call - my final performance of "Loopin' The Loop - A Celebration of CHICAGO and Kander & Ebb" is TONIGHT at at 9:30pm. Please help me celebrate ALL that I am thankful for; friends, family, art, and All That Jazz!
23 Nov 2016 - 13:21
Mana Allen What a triumph!!! 😘🎉💖 27 Nov 2016 - 00:12
David Sabella Here you go Eleonor England this link should be shareable
Open Mic @ The Met Drop in for A Bagel & A Song Second & Fourth Sundays 12noon-2:30pm (sign-up 11:30am) Metropolitan Room has a long history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to
26 Nov 2016 - 22:14
David Sabella Come on ladies and gentlemen it's time to sing. Come to this open mic tomorrow and try out your audition rep.
This Sunday Open Mic at The Met is back
26 Nov 2016 - 22:09
Eleonor England David Sabella Awesome!!! The link doesn;t work but I wish I was there! 26 Nov 2016 - 22:10
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