Whether you are a seasoned professional, a beginning vocal student, or preparing for an audition, a performance, or a recording session, I can help you find and polish the unique voice inside of you.

In my midtown Manhattan studio in person or on Skype, I will not only teach you proper vocal and breathing technique, but will also help you personally connect with your material, which will in turn touch your audience’s hearts.

I am positive, supportive, caring and fun. I have a vast library of music and can help you find the material that will make you shine.

I am an extremely versatile vocalist, comfortable teaching any genre, including musical theatre, jazz, pop, country, r&b, sacred and classical music.

I can also warm you up and coach you every step of the way through your recording session for your demo or any recording project. I often teach at The Smooth Spot Recording Studio in midtown Manhattan as well, and highly recommend Michael Kevin Walsh, studio owner and engineer for all of your recording and video projects:

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

I study voice privately with Dr. Barbara Dever (Metropolitan and International Opera Star) in Pitman, NJ, and Dr. Mike Warren in NYC. Additional previous musical theatre/opera/acting studies include The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford (Bachelor of Music in Opera), David Rae Smith (New York City Opera), The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center Cabaret Symposium with cabaret legends Julie Wilson, Margaret Whiting, Kay Starr and Broadway comedienne, Julie Halston; Song Interpretation with Sarah Louise Lazarus; Audition Technique with Tara Rubin (Tara Rubin Casting) at TVI Studios. Private vocal coaches include Broadway audition accompanist, Brad Garside, Broadway conductor, Stan Tucker, and pianist/opera coach, Bill Lewis. My current coach is the wonderful Phil Hall.

 

Vocal Studio Testimonials:​

Ellen Bullinger is truly amazing!!!! She took my voice from crayons to perfume.
~ Jennifer Houston – rock singer/songwriter/voiceover and recording artist/ gourmet cookie and cake entrepreneur
 
You’re a goddess! You're a star and soon the world will know it! I'm so impressed by everything… the sound, the artistry, the versatility. You're fabulous!
~ Elizabeth Hodes – critically acclaimed cabaret artist
 
 
Ellen Bullinger is the best voice teacher I ever had in my life!
~ Stephen Mosher – photographer to the stars/recording artist /
documentary star/fitness aficionado

You have been so wonderful to me and have taught me sooo much! I learned more from you in two hours than I learned in the entire cabaret workshop.
~ Alysa Haas – rising cabaret performer

 

Photo by Stephen Mosher

I have been studying with Ellen for a year and my voice has grown soooo much! Our collaboration has given my audition book the best upgrade ever! I have strengthened my breath support, stretched my range, and built my confidence to sing with power and vulberability.  Ellen has great intuition, warmth, passion and a heart of gold! She has truly freed my instrument as well as my spirit to do my best emotional interpretation of song. She is a true experienced professional. I am so grateful, truly happy and blessed to be studying with Ellen. 

~ Gabriella Russo, singer/actress

I am studying with Ellen through The Archdiocese of NY Vocal Training Program . My goal is to become a cantor in the Catholic Church in NYC. Ellen has a lifetime of liturgical experience as a music minister and is teaching me all of the vocal and musical skills that I need with an emphasis on the reverence essential to leading a congregation in prayer through song.  When I have a lesson with Ellen, especially after a hard and stressful day’s work, I always feel lighter, refreshed and more positive, like a weight has been lifted. My lessons with Ellen bring me much joy and support. I trust she is always leading me in the right direction on my musical journey and I am grateful.

~ Joseph Zenteno, Student of The Vocal Training Program, Archdiocese of New York 

Please contact me regarding my reasonable rates.
Chez Ellen Vocal Studio
West 54th Street & 10th Avenue
New York City
212-977-3766
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My beloved acting teacher in college at The Hartt School of Music,
Peter Flint, who passed on,
taught us these timeless and inspiring words,
and I would like to share them with my students:

"I am an artist. This is my body and I own it.
These are my emotions and I own them.
My talent comes from something other than myself but I am solely responsible for it. I will dare to be bad so that I will be good.
I am an artist. I am that I am."
"First time every time."

I would also like to share this inspiring quote from one of my favorite authors,
Marianne Williamson:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking 
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest 
the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

© 2012  Radiant Records...Music That Shines a Light