Testimonials

Testimonials

“Amy Cheifetz not only gave me the tools to create better sounds with my voice, but she also helped me fill those notes with what was in my heart. A great teacher, a great performer, and a dear friend.”

-Daniel Robinson, (Hairspray on Broadway)

“The interest and individual care that Amy puts into mentoring each of her students is truly remarkable. I have had the honor of working with Amy at AMDA and had a truly wonderful experience. Her teachings really helped me grow and I feel that much of my success is due to the help and support of Amy Cheifetz and would recommend her to anyone.”

-Stephanie Torns (Wicked on Broadway)

“Amy made me a professional! In three years, my lessons with Amy have taken me from a non-singer to booking jobs in musical theatre. She finds a way to make YOUR voice work and does it with supportiveness and kindness. I was just cast in the National Tour of A Chorus Line because of her!”

-Justin Clynes

“Amy is one of the most compassionate and talented people I have ever come across. She has a way to make you feel completely comfortable and make your voice soar. Amy has helped me become a better singer and performer by not only giving me the proper techniques and improving my range, but also by giving me the confidence to try things I would never try before. As a working actor she has given me the tools to maintain my voice, which are essential when performing 8 shows a week.”

-Matthew Frusher

“I have been studying with Amy for 7 years. When I first started with her my voice was weak and underdeveloped. With her knowledge and guidance my voice has grown stronger, and has allowed me to do many things that I was not able to do prior to Amy’s training. Amy empowers her students with knowledge of a technique that works. Amy promotes vocal strength, health, and growth. With her positive approach you feel your voice and confidence growing in ways you never thought possible. Amy Cheifetz is Ballet for the voice.”

-Kia Lee

“I studied with Amy when I first started out acting. Eventually I found that my true “voice” was in theatrical management and producing. Though I do not sing anymore, I do utilize the training I received from Amy on a regular basis while I work with and hire performers. Amy does not just focus on making the performer sound good, she encourages the performer to understand the voice and body as an instrument. She is one of the few voice teachers I have encountered who truly understand pedagogy and effectively teaches it to others. Anyone who studies with Amy has a heightened awareness of their voice. With this awareness comes true craftsmanship. With craftsmanship comes professionalism. With professionalism comes a job. Amy’s students work. Period. Amy has enthusiasm for her craft, empathy for the performer, knowledge of the voice, and assertiveness as a teacher. Amy Cheifetz is not only a great teacher, but “The” teacher. Oh… She is really fun to study with too…”

-Michael Cedar

“I met Amy at a time when I was very frustrated with singing. I wanted to improve and was trying with all my might, but was hitting many roadblocks. Fortunately, my frustration was no match for Amy’s patience, compassion, and great understanding of vocal technique. Amy is incredibly perceptive and is able to tailor her approach to each student while passing on techniques and exercises to allow her students to succeed outside of lessons. Before studying with Amy, I had no clear technique that made sense to me, but Amy is able to share her understanding of the voice and how it works in relationship to all of her exercises. Throughout lessons, I have been able to hear my voice grow stronger, more balanced, clear and resonant – and I have an understanding of how and why, so that I can help give my voice what it needs when I am warming up and singing on my own. She has also helped me address my vocal and sinus health, which has improved the clarity of my voice. Amy helps her students develop their listening and awareness to reach their highest potential. With Amy’s help, I have been able to sing with an ease and consistency that I had never thought was possible. When I leave my lessons with Amy, I feel truly excited about singing and the progress I am making. My voice itself feels free! With Amy, I have re-discovered my joy for singing and have strengthened my speaking voice, too. Working with Amy has opened doors for me vocally, and I am thrilled about the sound I am able to achieve. I have seen singers at various levels improve under Amy’s care and instruction. I cannot say enough about her incredible, careful skill, her passion, and her unparalleled commitment to her students.”

-Betsy Holt, actress

“Amy Cheifetz is an absolutely amazing vocal teacher. Her methods are realistic, strategic, and geared toward your needs and lifestyle. Continuous development under her direction will inevitably lead to the purest sound that your voice has ever produced.”

-Lance Drummonds, R & B Performing Artist

“I started working with Amy a few years ago after becoming increasingly frustrated by chronic technical problems. I was still working professionally but something was missing that seemed to keep me from reaching what I felt my potential was. After a week of intense work with Amy, I was able to sing repertoire more easily and more fully than I had ever been able to before. She was able to target problems specifically and unlock them. She works with me in an environment of generosity and respect. I go to her immediately when I need something “fixed” and she is always able to help me. She’s an amazing teacher and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to anyone.”

-Susan Brownfield, Opera Singer

“Amy is a miracle worker! I struggled with singing for a long time. I had many voice teachers in the past and none of them really knew how to work with my voice. As I was about to give up, I met Amy and she completely turned my world around. Her vocal technique is rather unique and the exercises are unconventional, but they worked! She got rid of the constriction that I had with my lower register which made my head voice much freer. Now I can go back and forth between my chest voice and my head voice and sing like a real singer! I am in my 5th year studying with Amy now and every time I open my month, I am thankful that I have Amy as my teacher.”

-Jemmy Chen

“Ms. Amy Cheifetz, a phenomenal voice teacher with infinite vocal knowledge, was miraculously able to help me tame my fluttering vibrato. As a result of her teaching, I was able to completely turn my voice around. Without her immense dedication and exceptional vocal knowledge, I would not have thrived as well as I did, here in New York. From going the extra mile and meeting me for a voice lesson before a big audition, to giving me advice while I was out on the road, she was always there for me whether I was in good voice or not. Any prospective student would be lucky to have Amy as their secret weapon to singing success!”

-Catherine Rogers Kindred

“Upon moving to the city to go to school and sing, I immediately lost the singing voice I’d always had. Although I insisted that my voice had never sounded that way before, everyone assumed that my voice just wasn’t very good; except for Amy. She realized that there was a real medical issue going on and helped me get to the right doctor. I had terrible acid reflux and was told that my voice might never come back. For years, Amy stuck by me and gave me the technique needed to help me heal and understand my voice on a deeper level. When everyone thought my singing career was done, Amy continued to believe in me and never stopped teaching me techniques that were very specific to my needs. Because of her willingness to never stop trying to improve something that, at the time, seemed like a lost cause, my voice is back! It is in a far better place than it was before and I’m constantly performing and releasing my album this month! I feel very blessed that I’ve gotten to work with Amy all these years.”

-Paige Nichols, Singer-Songwriter