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 8 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.
Dan is an accomplished teacher, performer and producer living and working in New York City. Dan’s teaching style crosses genres of opera, theater, pop and rock and his students have performed in a wide variety of settings such as Broadway (Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Mean Girls, The Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella) off-Broadway, National Tours, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, BAM, The Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s West End, The Santa Fe Opera, regional theaters throughout the United States and Canada, and for venues such as The Knitting Factory, Joe’s Pub, Arlene’s Grocery, and many of the city’s major cabaret venues. He has participated in events with both the New York Singing Teachers Association and The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Dan has taught music in New York City public and private schools (K-12) and has prepared students for study at the city’s performing arts high schools and for conservatory and university programs throughout the country. As a performer, Dan has had major roles in both opera and musical theater throughout the United States, and has been featured on BRAVO, Ovation and PBS. He has produced music and theatrical events throughout the city for Atlantic Theater Stage 2, Galapagos Art Space, Dimenna Center for Classical Music, Bechstein Piano Showroom, Mercedez Benz Fashion Week, and internationally for Mondo Musica and Japanese National TV NHK. Dan has been studying with Matt as a student for the past 6 years and as completed our Associate Voice Teacher Training Program guaranteeing he is fully immersed in our methodology.
Bridget is a professional singer, songwriter, actor and voice teacher living in New York City. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Bridget holds a BS in Vocal Music Education from Towson University, and has taught in both Baltimore and New York City Public Schools (K-12). Upon moving to NYC, Bridget earned her MA degree from the Gallatin School at New York University, where she studied Women in Music, Songwriting and Social Change, and studied with top songwriters including Grammy Award Winning writer, Phil Galdston. As a performer, Bridget is co-writer, co-producer and co-front woman of the indie pop band, HEROINE, which plans to release its debut EP later this year. In addition to her band, Bridget writes songs for her own solo project, gigs as a wedding singer, performs background vocals for multiple other NYC pop artists, and has performed background vocals for musical theatre artists such as Kristin Chenoweth. Through her work as a performer, Bridget has received extensive training in the Alexander Technique, which influences her teaching style to incorporate objectives of working to undo habits and release physical tension.
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. We are so excited to have her in the Studio and we can't wait for you to experience a lesson with her.
Andre joined our Studio 5 years ago and is currently managing our 4 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.