Testimonials

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"Clinton is great to work with. His vocal knowledge and techniques are really helping and I’m understanding the voice better, which was a goal of mine. Looking forward to my next lesson."

Matt Wiercinski

Anastasia the Musical on Broadway and National Tour

"Clinton did a very good job of going back to basics for me"

Alex Aquilino

Wicked the Musical on Broadway

"I can't emphasize enough the strides Matt and Clinton helped me take with my confidence in every single lesson. They quickly identified areas of improvement without ever losing touch of what made my voice unique, and I would not have made it to Broadway without their incisive and personalized approach."

Pomme Koch

Itzik in Tony Award winning' The Band's Visit on Broadway and National Tour

"Clinton has always been there for me. Not only does he obtain extremely skilled musicianship in his playing and accompanying, he also is well versed in singing and vocal technique. Whenever I have had minimal time to prepare audition material or found myself in a crunch with the difficulty of the material he always had a way of helping me through it as well as providing perfect tempo and dynamics throughout the cuts or songs. He is very chill and knows how to keep a calm environment through an actors frustrations. I would recommend Clinton to anybody trying to better their craft."

Colin Anderson

Sweeney Todd NYC

"Working with Clinton at Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studios has been an incredible experience from the beginning. The vocal technique work is so well guided by Clinton's experience and insight, that I feel I am learning to access the true potential in my voice-I can now access my breath support and find my mix in a healthy, reliable way. The specific and honest feedback that I get throughout our sessions ensures that I feel confident every time I walk into an audition or rehearsal process. Learning that I have the tools to do what I want with my voice has allowed me to rediscover my love for singing!"

Mandie Rapoza

Dance Captain in Something Rotten! 1st National Tour

"Clinton creates a safe and warm environment that helps me feel comfortable and allows me to explore new ideas and techniques. He is great at keeping a professional and consistent work environment that allows us to accomplish an in depth and thorough exploration into technique and repertoire. We’ve focused a lot on breathing and getting back to the foundations of singing and with Clinton’s help I’ve been having successful auditions that have allowed me to book consistent work. Clinton is an absolute pleasure to work with and I look forward to every lessons with him!"

Nick Gurinsky

The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz National and International Tour

"Clinton is a remarkable teacher! Besides being immensely knowledgable in regards to technique he understands what it's like to be an auditioning actor. In the short time since I started studying with him I booked a first national tour and attribute it to the confidence he instilled in me as a singer! He makes you feel incredibly comfortable, allowing you to break free of mental barriers, which are most of my issues when singing. I can't say enough about how wonderful he is to work with and can't wait to continue studying with him when I return to NYC!"

Karl Skyler Urban

Albert in Finding Neverland US National Tour

"Working with Clinton has been an absolute dream. As a “dancer first,” I’ve never trusted my voice. Clinton’s focus on breath and ease has brought out parts of my voice that I never knew existed. With his tools, tips, and constant encouragement, I am always confident that I can produce consistent sounds which has given me the freedom to enjoy singing!"

Lauren Soto

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory National Tour

"I already feel more comfortable and confident within myself, and the direction my lessons are heading in. Overall, I loved the professionalism. Clinton's knowledge and experience made the lesson information and helpful in a completely new way. His warm energy and overall support made me feel comfortable to be myself, share my ideas and questions, and openly sing to him. I am genuinely looking forward to my overall progress throughout the year."

Lyric Danae Anderson

The Lion King National Tour

"Clinton is a passionate, supportive, and attentive teacher and artist. He is incredibly present moment-to-moment calibrating and recalibrating to help your voice achieve its fullest potential. His positive energy and wonderful sense of humor foster an atmosphere of low pressure yet incredible growth. He demystifies the voice and makes singing accessible for all.Clinton made me feel comfortable, confident, and relaxed in both the lesson and in my audition itself. I booked my first lead in a musical through Clinton's guidance and our work together. I cannot recommend him highly enough."

Daniel K. Isaac

Freddy in Miss Electricity at La Jolla Playhouse

"Working with Clinton has been a great experience! He is welcoming and creates an enjoyable working and learning environment in his studio. Clinton helped me become comfortable with new material that I was afraid to touch prior, while keeping old songs in my book new and improved!"

Mandy McDonell

Cinderella National Tour

"Clinton is an absolute dream!! He has unlocked parts of my voice I never knew existed. He pushes you to explore multiple facets of vocal technique, while making sure your strengths continue to grow. From my very first lesson, I knew that his teaching and my voice were a match made in heaven! He is patient, supportive, and kind. He has not only helped me break bad vocal habits, but also instilled a sense of confidence in my singing; whether it be for auditions or doing 8 shows a weeks. My voice feels more free, open, and connected. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for him!"

Taylor Colleton

Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast National Tour

"My lesson with Clinton was fantastic. I feel he is a super fit as an instructor. He demonstrated and helped me learn some techniques that are already helping me grow, even after my first lesson. Also, I was thrilled that he was able to pin point the area I need growth in immediately and focus in on it."

Christae Evanson

Justice Charlier in Rock of Ages at Bilings Studio Theatre




“After years of TV, film and writing work, I found myself anxious and unprepared when asked to sing. Working with Clinton has boosted my confidence and technique, and removed my fear. His warm ups are thoughtfully varied, depending on the songs I’m working on and the current state of my body; I can show up with phlegm for days, and I leave being able to sing! I’ve always defaulted to my belt, but he’s taught me how to embrace my mix as well. I truly feel like I’m ready for eight shows a week again, and I’m so thankful to Clinton for getting me to this place.”

Jenna Gavigan

Gypsy on Broadway

"Working with Clinton in the last few months has been a dream! I have worked with numerous voice teachers since I was 8yrs old and while all have contributed to my abilities today, I had never understood nor tapped in to my mixed voice. I have always been a belter and honestly hadn’t had anyone convey what it takes to attain this incredibly difficult skill in a way that I could exercise and execute effortlessly. By the second lesson with Clinton, I was able to not only understand what I needed to do and where I needed to be within my voice, but I sang in that place that everyone wants to be and be in comfortably. Clinton is not only incredibly kind, fun and easy to work with, but he knows exactly how to explain how and where we need to be in our voice to sing the way we’ve always dreamed of without damaging or straining, which is the other half of the battle. I have learned so much in these last few months working with Clinton and look forward to strengthening my voice and achieving more difficult goals in the future, as I know that as long as we are working together, there’s nothing I can’t do as a vocalist."

Jodie Evans

Jesus Christ Superstar at North Carolina Theater

"Clinton has pushed me beyond my comfort zone and truly helped me to grow. His supportive and uplifting attitude and teaching style help me to face new challenges with bravery and optimism. We are always able to accomplish a lot in each lesson, and I leave feeling productive and excited about my voice, and my next audition!"

Elizabeth McGuire

Kristine in A Chorus Line at Lexington Theatre Co.

"After shopping around for a voice teacher for quite some time now, I finally felt like I found someone who uses a vocabulary that I understand. On top of that, I immediately found both relief and growth in the lesson. I am so honored to have been accepted into your studio and am very excited to continue on my vocal journey."

Jack Saleeby

Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz National and International Tour

"Working with MF Studio this past year- especially with Clinton has been a dream! Approaching the voice in a healthy way has done wonders for my sound. This past summer I had surgery and was terrified about how my voice would be affected but Clinton was there to help me through and we created a step by step plan on how to bounce back. Now I know so much more about my voice and how the body affects it. I feel confident in my sound whether it’s performing or heading into an audition. In this profession your instrument is your whole body and it’s so important to know how everything is connected. Thanks MF Studio!"

Brianne Kennedy

Annie National Tour

"Clinton has helped me with my vocal goals, and been honest about my growth. Clinton creates a convivial learning environment where I feel brave to try new music and ask questions. He is thoughtful with his language, and knows what visual images to choose from to explain an exercise or technical concept if he sees that I am lost. Clinton has a wonderful sense of humor, which sneaks in here and there, and makes me laugh in the middle of an exercise. I have benefitted so much from the Pilates exercises he uses to strengthen my core and now fully understand how to sing supported. I am also breaking away from songs that have been in my book for years to master new material, which excites me. I am so glad to be studying with Clinton. He is a wonderful educator with a passion and drive to teach and communicate effectively."

Lily Lewis

Anything Goes at Westchester Broadway Theatre

"Clinton has helped me tons with vocal technique. As a dancer-first, I finally feel confident walking in the audition room knowing that I have the tools to focus on the story I want to tell instead of focusing on how I sound. The images and exercises he gives in class are extremely helpful for a dancer brain and I feel like I have learned something new every single lesson. I can't recommend him enough!!"

Priscilla Greco

Born to Dance (original cast) Stephen Schwartz/ Princess Cruises

"Since the day I started Clinton in January 2018 I have learned an entirely new physical vocabulary about my voice. Clinton has taught me how to listen and feel correct vocal placement in a healthy and productive way. I have found a new comfort and ease in my voice that was not present before working with Clinton. Clinton’s candor and professionalism is incomparable and will help you in discovering where you need to be and the right way to get there. And he has the cutest pup. IMPORTANT. "

Richie Dupkin

The SpongeBob Musical National Tour

"Clinton did an amazing job explaining all of the little adjustments that he wanted me to make and I felt like I was able to take some great strides in just one hour. I'm super excited to work with him!"

Charlotte Morris

Once the Musical at Oregon Cabaret Theatre

“Since working together, Clinton has completely changed my voice. He is able to assess and problem-solve on the spot and has helped me improve on a level that is both substantial and sustainable. Not to mention he is a lovely person with whom I thoroughly enjoy collaborating!“

Pam Zazzarino

Lily in Teacher of the Black Lagoon National Tour

"I always knew that I had a big voice, but I struggled with knowing how to control it. I could not rely on my voice technically and was aimlessly trying to replicate the sound I thought that I needed to have for my type. Clinton not only helped me sharpen my technique, but he also helped me to free my true voice. I am now striving for natural ease when I sing instead of attempting to recreate a sound I've heard before."

Alexandra Holden

Leading Player in Pippin at Princeton Summer Theatre

"Working with Clinton has been such a game changer. Coming in as a dancer with little vocal training, he has been so helpful in explaining technique in a relatable way and coming up with creative exercises to help me progress. I feel very fortunate to have found a voice teacher that invests the time to customize every lesson to my needs."

Megan Starnes

Dance Captain in Broadway Christmas Wonderland at Tokyu Theatre Orb

"Clinton was AMAZING! So glad I came to your studio and got assigned to him!"

Maya Kazzaz

Jerome Robbins' Broadway at TUTS

"Since I started working with Clinton, I feel as though my technique has improved a lot. Clinton has helped me grow into a confident singer; which really shows when I enter an audition room. Clinton’s extensive performance career provides real world knowledge to his clients, and allows him to relate to all aspects of the business. I strongly recommend Clinton for your vocal coaching!"

Nathan Fister

Naphtli in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Drury lane Theater

"I cannot say enough positive words about Clinton. From day one, he made me feel comfortable and expertly taught me techniques that would allow me to perform at my best. Needless to say, I booked something almost immediately after I began to see him. Clinton’s passion for coaching truly shines through and is infectious. He is a top notch guide for singers!"

Robert Peterpaul

Spelling Bee at ACT! of Connecticut

"Throughout my time with Clinton, the way I’ve looked at vocal training and technique has completely changed. He’s made me learn things about my voice I didn’t even know existed and has helped to me to become more facile with every song, scale and melody. I’m so grateful for everything Clinton has taught me and having him as a mentor and friend has bettered me as a performer and as a person.”

Elbi Cespedes

Wagner College Theatre

"Working with Clinton is the best decision I have ever made! He has completely transformed my voice for the better and has unlocked new sides to my voice that I didn’t even know I was capable of. His lessons are always catered to what I need, and he is constantly thinking of new ways to get around any roadblocks I might be having with my voice. Through his patience, attentiveness, humor, and kind personality, he makes every lesson fun and enjoyable while also making sure you get as much information that you can in every session. I am incredibly grateful for the growth he has already instilled in me, and I highly recommend him for anyone looking to discover their true and healthiest voice."

Catherine Bradwell

Student at The University of Alabama Musical Theatre grad 2019

"I had a great lesson with Clinton! I enjoyed exploring new techniques around breathing and relaxing my tongue. We also worked on some song cuts that I brought in and he helped me to improve them and suggested other songs to try as well. I am looking forward to our next lesson"

Elizabeth Cowperthwaite

Romeo and Juliet

"My lesson with Clinton was amazing! He's wonderful."

Dorina A Abubakar

Hot Girls Aren't Funny

"I worked with Clinton this summer and was really amazed at the great improvement I saw in my vocal technique in such a short period of time. I am a dancer as well as a singer, and Clinton was able to easily recognize where one might conflict with the other and gave me great tools to separate the two. I can't wait to work with him more in the future!"

Sophia Bella Cucci

The SpongeBob Musical National Tour

"Clinton is amazing! His knowledge of music and the industry itself really sets him apart. His patience, kindness and bubbly personality help create a safe place for discovery and exploration. At every lesson, the warm up is catered to how your voice feels, so it doesn’t feel like a “cookie cutter” session. What I really love about him is that he will try different things to help me find the openness and freedom Matt teaches."

Melody Perera

A Thousand Splendid Suns at A.C.T.

"After only two lessons with Clinton and already hear/feel improvements in my voice. Clinton is wonderful, welcoming, and is great with communicating the techniques. Really looking forward to continue studying with him and your studio."

Whitney Noelle

Katherine in Newsies in Pittsburgh CLO

"Clinton is a a true master at what he does. He's fully invested in helping me improve, and he's so kind and supportive about all aspects of my career! He's constantly checking on me to make sure that I don't just sound right, but that I understand the changes he's teaching me, how they should feel, why they're healthier, etc. Every lesson with him I discover something new I didn't know my voice could do. I think the key to Clinton's method is that he's not just a teacher, he's an artist himself, and an exceptionally well-trained one. I sing his praises to anyone who will listen!"

Karla Liriano

The SpongeBob Musical National Tour