History

Steven Schnurman has been teaching vocal technique to beginners, intermediate and professional students for over 25 years. Mr. Schnurman graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied under the esteemed voice teacher Beverley Johnson, who also trained many great singers and well-known voice teachers, including the world-renown opera singer, Renee Fleming.

Steven teaching incorporates the techniques and legendary training methods of Mrs. Johnson, which date back to and before the great tenor Enrico Caruso, together with his keen ability to find individual solutions to students' vocal problems and needs. Steven uses this skill and unique talent and ability to bring all his students to the next level and beyond.

His students have included professional Broadway and Operatic singers, pop singers, cabaret singers, band vocalists, folk singers, students, businessmen and stay at home moms. He has also given speech training with great success, as singing and speech problems are similar. Over the years, his studios have expanded and grown. He has groomed and trained many talented students who, themselves, have gone on to become excellent teachers at the studios. Currently, Steven trains other singing teachers. They come to him realizing their need for better training in order to better serve their students with fine vocal technique.

For years, Steven also served as lead voice teacher, in the opera program of a prestigious summer music festival. The opera department was comprised of leading conservatory students from all over the United States and the world, as well as professional opera singers who had sung at such international opera companies as the Metropolitan Opera and and at the Sydney Opera House. When they experienced the vocal technique that Steven Schnurman offered, some of those singers commuted from across the United States and even from other countries to learn more! Others moved to New Jersey to study with Steven. In Steven, they saw a level of vocal technique that they hadn't experienced before, and they knew they needed it to grow to the next level.

For those who wish this level of great vocal technique and wish to study with him but a live far from his studios or outside the United States, Mr Schnurman is now pleased to offer those very same methods and techniques internationally. He has been teaching over the internet for several years, with great success in interactive, one-one-one real-time voice lessons via video chat such as SKYPE, FaceTime and SpreeCast.