Diane Tauser Vocal works
Private Classes | Vocal Technique | group classes
Diane Tauser Vocal works
check out my "raise the Bar" Program
Diane Tauser Vocal works
First open your mind, then your heart, and finally your mouth
"Conducting my studio at Davenport Studios was one of the best creative experiences I've had in the business. Ken Davenport and his team are infectiously inspiring!"
Vocal Boot Camps
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My studio has only one mission. You the Artist.
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Welcome to Diane Tauser Vocal Works, one of New York City’s leading vocal performance studios in residence at
The National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10001.
Her regularly scheduled weekly group class on Monday nights
Raise the Bar! Vocal Performance Boot Camp is an excellent way to try the wares and get started.
No excuse not to make an appointment!
Skype and Face Time Sessions Available: A customized on-line program(s) can be set up to suit your schedule. Diane Tauser also offers customized group vocal seminars, at The National Opera Center or at your location.
DTVW's – Raise The Bar! Vocal Performance Boot Camp – is a popular Monday night class where artists come in to challenge and prepare themselves to let go and dig deep.
Great opportunity to put it all together. Video clips of individual performances provided by michael-carlyle.com. Suitable for YouTube, Vimeo uploads, and digital audition submissions.
Each student receives individual attention, instruction and the group participates in an intense workshop designed to prompt their abilities. It is structured, fun and educational.
Clarkson University Seminar
Diane Tauser Vocal Works
The Golden Knotes
The Golden Knotes
Mike Lee – Testimonial
Kelsey Edge – Testimonial
Annie Helfgott – Testimonial
Speech Coaching for the Actor
Deepen your emotional connection to the material. Learn to choose dynamic and specific actions. Discover how to shape the role into an exciting journey that honors the text.
"I love Diane. I recommend her whole heartily."
Wicked: Oct 30, 2003 - Present
Musical Director: Bryan Perri, Conducted by Bryan Perri
Chaplin: Sept. 10, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013
Music arranged by Bryan Perri, Musical Director: Bryan Perri, Piano: Bryan Perri
Jeremy Benton (Producers, The Movie 2005)
"I began studying privately with Diane Tauser in 2005. I was seeking a firm foundation on which to strengthen my range and my breathe. I feel VERY strongly that she has helped me find my voice. She is committed to you as a student and as a colleague, a friend.
She has such wisdom of how to communicate to each singer in the way in which it will best relate to them. I began to immediately apply my newfound technique to my auditions and was thrilled to walk away from them feeling like a better singer...a better storyteller. This might be the largest gift that she has given me thus far. Diane Tauser is truly a gift to those seeking their ultimate voice.”
(2010 MAC Award and 2010 Bistro Award Winner)
"When it comes to Diane Tauser, I am an evangelist! She’s always the first person I recommend if I hear someone is looking for a good voice teacher.
Her methods are direct, organic, creative, and rooted in a tradition of solid, healthy technique. I’ve seen her approach work in numerous styles from Classical to Show Tunes to Rock, Folk, and R&B, and with students of all ages and experience levels. She’s the real deal.”
(Harvard A.R.T Alumnus; Thoroughly Modern Millie –
Assistant to Choreographer Rob Ashford)
"Diane Tauser will turn your voice to gold. Before I met Diane, I had trained on an off for 15 years and had never felt fully free in my singing. After a few short months of using Diane's techniques, I found my love of singing again - and after a year, I had opened more than an octave of new vocal range.
Diane's methods are as helpful in rock and pop as they are in classical and Broadway styles, and her gentle spirit and patience make lessons a pleasure. Diane is a master teacher for singers of every level. And I know you'll feel as fortunate as I do about having found Diane! "
Kathy Searle (Android Commercial - Crown Jewels Teaser)
"After just a year and a half of working with Diane, I had my very first Broadway musical audition for Godspell and made it to the final round, singing for Stephen Schwartz! I was cast in a Broadway workshop for a new musical, Garage Band, produced by Ken Davenport Theatricals.
Working with Diane has made me a better actress. I use her breathing exercises and vocal warm ups all the time! She not only coaches you vocally but she works with your confidence so you can deliver the best performance. Diane is more than a coach and teacher; she is a mentor and an inspiration! She challenges me and pushes me to be better. I am forever grateful."
Lisa Ortiz (Pokemon The Movie – 2011)
"If you plan on opening your mouth to make a sound in performance, see this woman! I do a lot of difficult and rangy character voices. Once, I was cast in a project where I had to perform a voice that would have been extremely strenuous on my vocal chords.
I was afraid of having to choose between the gig and my vocal health, when Diane showed me a few techniques to rest the voice in between takes. Lo and behold, with her masterful command of breath and her rock solid knowledge of the vocal instrument, I was not only able to find a way to create the voice without causing any vocal fatigue or damage, but also how to sustain it for long periods of time with proper placement and breath control.
Not only did I keep the job, but also I received a tremendous amount of compliments!! If you plan on opening your mouth to make a sound in performance, see this woman! ”
"Diane Tauser has been a blessing for my vocal health, auditions, performances, and self-esteem. Her techniques have allowed me to access new colors of my voice and have taught me to sing with ease. Her advice regarding repertoire and performance technique has been invaluable. Not only does she help you build a more consistent and beautiful voice, she enriches your spirit with her constant encouragement.
I highly recommend Diane to anyone looking to improve their voice, repertoire and performances."
I have studied with Diane Tauser for many years. I still study with her today, both in person and Via FaceTime. She has always had my best interests in mind and she has influenced my career in very positive ways.
Thank you Diane for all your insights and knowledge which you have so unselfishly shared.
Christine Rowan (The A List – New York, Season 2)
"I received a BFA in drama from New York University and have been a working actor since graduation. Despite my fantastic education, I never felt that I really had a voice teacher who I could relate to. I was so lucky to have found Diane. After the first meeting with her, I was so inspired.Although I have worked professionally as a singer, she helped me find areas of my voice that I didn't know existed. My range is significantly bigger, and those results were almost immediate.
She has an uncanny way of translating her knowledge to me - in ways I can really grasp and literally apply. I've been taking classes and studying for years, and Diane is the first teacher who has given me solid information that I can see making differences in my performances. I can't say enough about Diane - she is an extremely knowledgeable teacher with a heart of gold. She is passionate about what she does, and takes a lot of care to ensure that her students are nothing but fantastic.”
(Connie’s Avante Garde Restaurant – Founding Member)
"Having very little experience singing in performance, I knew I had my work cut out for me when I was cast in a show in which I actually had to—gasp!—sing. But after only a few weeks of intensive study with Diane, I was primed and eager to sing in the show—and even sing well, (if do say so myself).
She is one of those rare teachers who possesses both the technical knowledge of how to make a voice produce better sound, as well as the in-depth acting knowledge to help you better affect people while on stage. Nothing gets past her: when you know you're faking it, she knows too, but when you're riding that wave, she's right with you. Diane's training not only increased the confidence I had in my singing voice, but it also dramatically improved my speaking voice—making me not just a better singer and speaker, but a better actor as well.”
(2006 Gemini Award Nominee – Cartoon Network)
"I am the creator of Naughty Naughty Pets showing on the Cartoon Network in Canada & USA. I came to Diane because I was given the opportunity to contribute one of the voices for the cartoon.
Without professional training, my voice had really been strained and had suffered a lot during the making of the show. But since then Diane has been teaching me how to free that voice and I am amazed at the results! With her vast knowledge and unlimited patience she has given me the confidence to use my voice professionally without fear. I have had so much fun learning with Diane, and even though I find it to be the hardest workout of my life, it has also been the most gratifying.”
"Diane Tauser's technique of connecting mind-body-spirit to the voice as instrument has augmented not only my performance skills, but also my directing, choreography, and teaching. Her method of training the body to enable and free the voice is infinitely empowering! ”
('97-98 World Tour Rocky Horror Picture Show; 2002 World Premiere – I'll Be Seeing You)
“Diane Tauser is by far the most important voice teacher I have ever studied with. She has succeeded in freeing my voice from the constraints I'd put on it, and is constantly directing me to new discoveries in multiple styles of music. From opera to rock she finds the path of least resistance in my instrument so I can comfortably and safely tackle any style of music.”
"The only thing better than singing is more singing"
- Ella Fitzgerald
Singing in the Rain
The Lizzie Borden Rag
Gabrielle Santo, Jack Trinco
Where Did I Go Wrong
Somebody to Love
Jim Augustine & Alyse Pilch
What Do I Need With Love?
From I'll Be Seeing You.
Look At It This Way
"I think you have to take big risks to keep going. "
- Kelli O'Hara (TheaterMania)
I'll Be Seeing You, an original musical play based on a true WWII love story.
World Premiere at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Words & Music by Diane Tauser
Musical Direction/Special Arrangements by Bryan Perri
2015 Broadway Cast NYC Reading at National Opera Center Directed & Choreographed by Jeremy Benton
Other musicals performed in staged NYC workshops include:
Diane was also mentored by Anthony Amato – Amato Opera. Dramatic soprano Doris Jung (Prima Donna Munich and Stuttgart Operas). Both
Felix Popper (Conductor, New York City Opera), and Placido Domingo, were advisors for her first company, American Singers Ensemble. She is forever grateful for the invaluable gifts that all these great artists shared with her.