Sing with beauty and endurance for a long lasting career
I teach all styles, from Classical to Contemporary, Legit, and Broadway Belt with a seamless mix. In addition to developing a free and healthy vocal technique, I will also guide you to find and embody the truth of the song as a singing actor.
I booked the job!
“When faced with an incredibly daunting audition, Charlotte helped me find the confidence beyond what I thought I was capable. And, hey, I booked the job!”
A vital part of my development as a performer
“Charlotte has been such a vital part of my development as a performer and a person. Charlotte is very knowledgeable about the body and I always feel confident that she is guiding me towards producing a safe, healthy sound. My… range and vocal quality has improved so much over the past 5+ years of working with Charlotte. She’s always extremely supportive of me, not just when it comes to my performance, but also professionally and personally. I could not recommend her enough!” Show more “A vital part of my development as a performer”
A master teacher
“It has been my privilege to know and to teach alongside of Charlotte Surkin in an association that spans two decades. She is a master teacher in the field with a broad base of knowledge and an innate ability to free the instrument and then help to refine it. A true professional and a compassionate and engaging human being.”
Extraordinary intuitive powers and knowledge
“Charlotte Surkin is one of those rare singers and teachers who values the ongoing process of both being a teacher and a student. She uses her extraordinary intuitive powers and acquired scientific knowledge to help each student find their way… in this very subjective field of singing, and she does this with kindness and generosity.” Show more “Extraordinary intuitive powers and knowledge”
Charlotte Surkin, Professional Voice Trainer and Vocologist, is currently teaching privately and virtually in Manhattan and Riverdale. She is a voice teacher in the Musical Theater Departments of Marymount Manhattan College and the Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School for students who are blind and visually impaired; both located in New York City. Her previous affiliations were Wagner College, Westminster Choir College, CAP21/NYU/Molloy College, Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and the Riverdale Children’s Theater.
Charlotte has given lectures around the world on vocal technique with such notable organizations such as the International College Music Society in Sydney, Australia; the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia; and a webinar through the New York Singing Teacher’s Association (NYSTA), which had a viewing of over 1300 people. Also, she was a Presenter for their Comparative Pedagogy Program. She also gave a Vocal Master Class in China to the award-winning Liaoning Choir.
Ms. Surkin had an article published in the Journal of Singing through the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in the 2018 September/October issue. The subject was “Teaching Singing to Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired.”
She serves on the Board of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS-NYC Chapter) and is a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA); Ms. Surkin was in their first graduating class of the Core of Knowledge Program. There she studied with master professionals in the areas of Pedagogy, Vocal Health, Anatomy, Acoustical Physics, and Repertoire.
Continuously keeping up with the times, Charlotte has worked with Speech Therapist Shirley Tennyson on Vocal Massage as well as attending various David Jones master classes. She is certified in Levels I and II of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method at the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory. There, she attended classes in Vocal Health, Dysfunction/Constriction, Vocal Exercises, Aged-Based Parameters, Problem Solving, Emotions/Intentions, Language and, participated in practice Modules.
Her students, past and present, are performing on Broadway and Regional Theater from the Lion King, West Side Story, Hadestown, Frozen, Into the Woods, Little Women, Little Mermaid, and many more.