Our Associate Voice Teachers completed our Teacher Training Program and continue to be trained by Matt on his methodology on a weekly basis. They all play piano, are great with repertoire and are available for in person or Skype lessons.
Mike is an accomplished singer, musician, and arranger based in New York City. His passion for performing, honed over a decade as a singer and actor culminated in the discovery of an innate gift for teaching, and he has been helping singers find their own voices ever since. Students can be seen in Broadway productions such as Wicked, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Come From Away, Beautiful, Anastasia, The Cher Show, Be More Chill, SpongeBob, Something Rotten, Matilda, Evita, Hairspray, West Side Story and more. His style revolves around stripping away bad habits and tension to uncover the natural voice, uninhibited by artificiality. As a musician, Mike has worked as an accompanist, jazz pianist and arranger, preparing music for students as well as for full-length musicals. His musical knowledge has also made him a sought-after song coach, with whom students can learn songs quickly and efficiently. Mike earned his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Oklahoma and has been working in the industry for close to ten years, garnering experience both as a performer and as a valued member of a creative team. Mike has studied with Matt for 9 years as a student and has trained extensively with Matt on his methodology and philosophy having completed our Associate Voice Teacher Training Program. His diverse skills make him an incredibly well rounded teacher/coach, and his enthusiasm for teaching make him an exciting addition to Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studios.
Grace Chermak is a professional actor and music educator born and raised in Wayzata, MN and based in New York City. Grace received her BA in Vocal Music Education with a minor in Performing Arts from Iowa State University and studied musical theater performance at the Open Jar Institute in NYC. Grace began her acting career in the Twin Cities and performed regionally in roles ranging from Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music to Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical. As an educator, Grace uses her extensive training at Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio and experience in musical theater, opera and choral performance to influence her practices as a voice teacher. Along with her performance career and private voice teaching, Grace finds enjoyment in working with young performers by directing and music directing various productions for youth theater companies and public school programs. Grace strives to provide a safe space for students to explore their capabilities, discover their authentic voice, and help them reach their full potential as singers. Grace has studied and trained with Matt on his methodology and philosophy since she moved to NY and has completed our Associate Voice Teacher Training Program. We are so excited to have her in the Studio and we can't wait for you to experience a lesson with her.
Jason Goldston is a professional actor and music director based in New York City. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jason received his Bachelor of Music in musical theater with emphasis on vocal performance from Baldwin Wallace University. He has been seen onstage in various professional productions including Jerry Mitchell’s Becoming Nancy at the Alliance Theatre and the first national tour of Jagged Little Pill. During the pandemic, he relocated to Atlanta to work as a music director and vocal coach for various organizations, including Broadway Dreams Foundation and City Springs Theatre Conservatory. As a vocal teacher, he has helped students with a wide array of performing experience. His dual perspective as a life-long pianist and actor working at a Broadway level makes him an incredibly tactical educator. Jason strives to help singers find the confidence to make their singing as second nature as their speech. His focus on breathwork, removing tension, and stripping away mental inhibitions leads singers to the most effortless utilization of the voice. Jason has trained extensively with Matt on his methodology and philosophy having completed our Associate Voice Teacher Training Program.
Andre joined our Studio 8 years ago and is currently managing all our locations in NYC. He is in touch with all our new and current students being available for scheduling or any business related purposes. He coordinates our events and manages the content of our website, social media accounts and MF VOICE App. He earned his Economics degree in Portugal and is thrilled to live in NY and be surrounded by all the amazing talent in the Studio.