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"I have learned so much from Dan. My voice has significantly grown in strength and range throughout my time working with him. He is very knowledgeable and explains things clearly and efficiently, catering to the specific needs of each singer. Dan is supportive and extremely helpful in learning new material for auditions and performances, and his passionate, energetic, and positive approach always makes him a joy to work with. I cannot thank Dan enough for all that he has taught me, and I would highly recommend him to any singer."

Michael Lee Brown

Evan in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway (every Wednesday and Saturday)

"Dan Thaler has been incredibly instrumental furthering my voice to be stronger and healthy. I feel more confident going into auditions and on the stage because of his lessons and undeniable support. As a dancer first, Dan has helped me understanding how to breathe like a singer, and for that I am very grateful."

Ashlee Dupré

The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

"It has been such a blessing to come across a teacher like Dan Thaler! From the moment I walked into my first lesson, I could feel the positive and safe learning space for me to grow, explore and refine my voice. His proficient understanding and passion for technique provided me with the foundation for discovery. With each lesson I saw incremental improvements towards the mastery of my instrument, exploring parts of my voice I have always been afraid to access. His kindness and enthusiasm leave me with confidence to sing without fear and to keep pushing the boundaries!!"

Isabella Ward

Cinderella the Musical US National Tour

"Dan was really great! He was recommended through my agent and casting for an upcoming audition. I’m very exciting to continue my work with him, even after the audition." 

Brad Schlagheck

An American in Paris National Tour

"I was searching for some time for just the right voice teacher in Manhattan. There are many who are wonderful, but when I met Dan Thaler at The Matt Farnsworth Voice Studio I knew I was in good hands. I have worked so well with my teacher in Los Angeles, that I wanted to find someone here in NYC with the same balance of classical and contemporary Musical Theatre experience and Dan has it. I am a challenge in that I have a tricky break in my voice, but Dan has been working with me on it with infinite patience and expert guidance. Plus, he’s just a terrifically nice guy and a lot of fun to interact with. I am honored to be able to recommend him to anyone looking for knowledgeable, compassionate, and patient instruction."

Mary VanArsdel

First National Tours of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Mary Poppins

"Working with Dan is simply one of the greatest things you can do for your career in NYC. Being a dancer, actor, or singer perfection is always the goal. For myself as a dancer the thought of singing was horrifying. Dan has the tools, knowledge, and people skills to make you feel like you are welcome with open arms. He will make you feel like you've learned something everytime you leave. No matter how short or long the process might be. Dan has always been there whether its a last minute lesson for an audition, to working with me while he is on vacation, or even a text before I go in to sing for that boost of confidence I need! I swear by Dan, I now advise every dancer I know to see him and take that first step into singing because nobody will help and guide you more than he will."

Kevin A. Cosculluela

Jerry Mulligan u/s in American in Paris National Tour

"The girls had a wonderful lesson with Dan. He was great with them! We have our next lesson scheduled and can’t wait to work with him again. :)"

Catherine & Elizabeth Last

Waitress the Musical National Tour

"Dan was recommended to me by professionals my daughter had performed with when she got a last-minute Broadway audition appointment and her local voice teacher was away. We went to Dan as a “one-time” thing… and have never left. From the minute we walked into his studio, it was clear to me that he was a perfect fit for my young singer: Professional and gifted as a teacher but also caring, fun, and amazingly supportive, honest, and encouraging. As a parent, I fully trust my child with Dan and know that she is in capable and caring hands. Dan has also guided me, as a parent, through the often-crazy nature of the entertainment business. I sometimes joke with him that he is my daughter’s voice teacher and my therapist. But I’m actually not joking when I say that! My daughter’s voice started to grow with just one lesson with Dan and continues to amaze me now that we see him weekly. I cannot recommend Dan enough to anyone who is serious about singing; just don’t take our time slot!!"

Karen Kipnes

Mother of 8-year-old student Colby Kipnes

"I had been taking local voice lessons for about a year, before Dan Thaler was recommended to me by professionals I worked with. I fell in love with Dan within minutes of meeting him. He is so fun and caring and makes growing my voice an absolute blast. Even though I’m a kid, he takes me seriously and values my opinion on what songs I want to sing. I trust him and have gotten amazing professional roles since I started working with him. Dan helps, not only my singing, but also my entire performance. He encourages me to fully act out every song I sing. My dream is to perform on Broadway and I truly believe that Dan can help me make my dreams come true. I love Dan!

Colby Kipnes

Riley in Nickelodeon's Nella The Princess Knight

“After my first few lessons with Dan I saw a huge improvement in the audition room! I also found my voice getting stronger and not wearing out as easily. His warm up is my go to before every show on the road and has kept my voice healthy! In the room he not only coaches technique but also how to connect with the song on a deeper level. His positive energy and attitude impact so much more than just your vocal technique!”

Nicolas Casaula

Flash Dance National Tour

“It has been such a gift to study with Dan Thaler over the past few years. He has fostered confidence in my vocal abilities, nurtured areas of imperfection, and has provided the tools to study outside of lessons. He utilizes a variety of techniques to pinpoint, correct, and strengthen inconsistencies, all while building confidence. In the time that I have studied with Dan I have booked my first lead role, made my Broadway debut, and found a grounded connection to my voice. Dan is a positive and caring instructor who concisely communicates how to care for, and build vocal skill.”

Alison Jantzie

Gigi on Broadway

“The best thing about Dan, is that he knows how to convey his knowledge of the voice so that it is easier for you to understand as well. My first lesson with him was truly a blessing. He has thought me about maintaining the “Thin Edge” that is needed for my voice! He is a brilliant passionate loving coach! A plus all around!”

Marquis Johnson

Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast International Tour

"Dan Thaler has instilled a confidence in me that I have never had. I remember tearing up during our very first lesson because I thought to myself, “Oh my god. This is what singing should feel like.” I’ve had a lot of trouble in these past few years with my voice and knowing where I fit in terms of range. I’ve always had this feeling that I can sing tenor repertoire but have constantly run up against road blocks. Dan is helping me crash through those road blocks because of the technique he teaches. I am no longer confused or discouraged, but hopeful and determined. Along with all of this, Dan is a wonderful human! I can’t help but to smile and give my all in our lessons because of the joy he emits. And I carry that joy with me the rest of the day. He reminds me why I love to do this and how fulfilling it feels to do this work. Thank you so so much Dan and all of Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio!"

Zeke Edmonds

Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the McCarter Theatre

"Working with Dan has been a blessing for both my vocal technique and confidence. He's great at conveying concepts in an understandable and effortless fashion, and creates an environment in which you can try new things and fully develop yourself as a singer and artist. He has been there for me in clutch moments, and always helps me pursue my goals with health and mindfulness. Dan is someone I can trust to be in my corner, and to be a kind mentor and teammate in whatever I pursue!"

August Rosenstein

LaGuardia High School of Music & Art

“Dan Thaler is an extraordinary man. He works with two of my three daughters weekly via Skype as we are in Virginia. They are 15 and 12 – transitioning from children into women – and I will tell you that Dan treats them with the same love and respect he would grant a Broadway star. It would be easy to look at Dan’s extensive resume and focus on the glamour. There is plenty of that and he is no stranger to all that is New York. But as a mother, what I cherish about Dan is his impeccable character and servant’s heart. He has pulled vocal aptitude out of my daughters they didn’t know they had. In fact, both of them have literally found ‘new voices’ under Dan’s leadership, and their weekly time with Dan is a highlight of their busy weeks. At our family dinner table, I hear ‘Dan taught me this…’ and ‘Dan says I need that…’ They work hard to rise to Dan’s excellence, because in a world filled with people to love, respect and adore, my children chose Dan Thaler to be high on their list.”

Michele Rhudy

Richmond, Va (proud mother of Voice Students Morgan and Hannah) - Skype Lessons

“Dan is truly the best voice teacher I have ever had. We are constantly growing in each lesson I take with him. He has totally transformed my technique into a healthy and sustainable approach.”

Alden Gagnon

Anxiety Stew, Off-Broadway

"What I love about working with Dan is that his adjustments gave immediate results. I can hear and feel the difference. I get to review the exercises and I improve alot on my own as well."

Danish Farooqui

Currently in Sacremento, CA rehearsing for the new musical, Gandhi

"Dan is patient and kind. Over the last year and a half working together my range and vocal stamina has improved by leaps and bounds."

Bianca Madison

iLLa:A Hip Hop Musical, HBO’s Vinyl 

"I love working with Dan because he is so nice and really helpful. He helped me understand and be comfortable going for the higher notes I didn't think I could do. He figures out what you are already good at and what needs more work and helps you to feel confident about the first and to work hard on improving the second."

Oliver Yellin

Young Aaron in Prince of Egypt at Theaterworks/Dreamworks

"I love working with Mr. Dan because he helps me improve my singing and helps me learn fun warm-up exercises! Even after just a few lessons, I can hear and feel that my voice has gotten stronger and my breathing is so much better. My mom loves the fact that he fits into her busy schedule of having to manage me and 3 other children! All I have to do is log on to my computer and there he is on camera! It doesn't matter that he is in NYC and I am in Florida, Mr. Dan is always right there to help me."

Kady McKenna

Florida's Little Miss Hometown USA 2017

"Dan has completely transformed how I sing. His ability to communicate and correct with kindness has strengthened my sound and technique. Because of him I am approaching each audition/role with renewed vocal confidence. I couldn’t do it without him!" 

Courtney Cheatham

Maria in West Side Story at Beef and Boards

"I met Dan at a point in my career where I’d done mainly plays for a few years and had started feeling insecure about my musical theatre singing. After our first lesson, I’d gotten so many helpful keys to both finding my «forgotten» technique and also completely new ways to access the best qualities in my voice. Working with Dan is like having a top quality personal trainer for your voice - he pushes you to your limits, but you never strain or get injured. It’s like getting an amazing vocal workout, all the while laughing, joking and feeling motivated. I’m a working actress in Norway, but every time I’m in New York I make sure to find time for lessons with Dan."

Julie Stop Husby

The National Theatre of Norway Östgöta Theater, Sweden

"Dan has been an incredible teacher and mentor. His insight regarding the voice and the interpretation of a song has truly been inspiring. I always look forward to learning new techniques that I can incorporate into practicing. I also really appreciate that he takes the time to listen to my goals so that the lessons are tailored for my artistic path. I am so grateful to Dan for sharing his gifts, and I highly recommend him."

Abby Brown

Singer/Songwriter

"I absolutely loved my lessons with Dan. I learned a lot from just the first lesson which was amazing and had new technique that I could work on at home. I loved Dan's positive energy."

Brittany Shaffer

Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone at Bristol Valley

"The lessons are amazing, Lilo loves it! She says she learns so much! Dan and Lilo discovered they are born on the same day so the chemistry works too :)))"

Lilo Baier

Winner in the American Protege Vocal Competition 2017 for Broadway/ Musical Theatre and Live Performance at Carnegie Hall

“I work with Dan via Skype, and it is amazing what he can do in even one lesson – and behind a computer at that! He truly understands the voice and is comfortable working in many styles of music. Dan is able to quickly assess any problem, then utilize his considerable array of tools to adjust and center the voice so it can perform optimally and in a relaxed, easy way. Working with him has helped me release and refocus my sound in the best way possible. In addition, he’s incredibly supportive, funny, and warm. His enthusiasm for what he does is contagious and continues to inspire me. An absolute joy!”

Liz Griffith

Louise in Gypsy at Capital City Theatre

“Dan Thaler has completely changed my voice. Every time I sing with him, and I listen back to the recording I make, I can’t believe the progress I can make in one lesson. I’ve had to start looking into re-doing my book because of how strong Dan has made my belt, and my mix, and my head voice…..What I really love the most about Dan is that he won’t take no for an answer. When I get frustrated and shut down because something isn’t sounding great, he never gives in and always pushes me to focus on the technique that will get me the sound we want. He’s built my technical strength and also my confidence as a singer.”

Rebecca Frazier

Adrina in The Little Mermaid at The Fiddlehead Theatre

I’ve been taking voice lessons with Daniel Thaler of Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio for a little over a year… and boy, what difference that year has made for me! You know how sometimes you feel like you’re stuck on a certain level, and it feels like you’ve reached your limit and there is nothing you can do to break that wall? Well, Dan takes you to a whole new level by using effective set of vocal exercises, repertoire coaching and just a friendly approach. Even when I’m out of town, I practice his exercises every time before I get on stage. Now I’m able to sing better, longer and higher, without straining my voice. Thank you, Dan!

Leo Grinberg

Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at Theatre Winter Haven

“I can’t even express how much I owe to Dan Thaler. I always struggled with harsh vocal fatigue after belting through a recording session or a show and now with the tools Dan has given me I can belt for days and my vocal chords are healthier than ever! Dan also respects my artistry as a pop singer and specifically designs techniques for me so that I don’t need to sacrifice any artistic vocal choices. He is someone who really takes the time to listen to your wants and needs as an artist. Dan is not only an incredible teacher but also an amazing person! You won’t find anyone better than Dan, he’s truly a diamond in the rough!”

Micky Blue

Singer/Songwriter, Pop & Electronic Dance Music Artist