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"I'll teach you to Sing from your Heart ... if that's

what you really want! ... That's a promise... !  (Of course, you'll work harder than ever before!)


Gwen Conley

Professional Vocal Coach & Trainer




I will also teach you to accompany yourself on piano, with full knowledge of
 chords, melodies and rhythms, very special, and necessary for
singer-song writers.  
It's not hard, you just have to practice!



Get a "Free" phone consultation ---

 Fill out your info on Contact Form and email it in.

See vocal-strengthening workshop and private lesson schedules below.





Bringing out the best of your voice takes work!!

Students in action in 7-Hr. Vocal-Strengthening Workshop

"You can learn to RIFF & perform - believe it...!"

R&B singing lessons, Praise & Gospel singing lessons
Hip Hop, Pop, Jazz, & B'way singing lessons.
Get serious Ear-training, Vocal-strengthening (chest & head voice),
Riffing, Diaphragmatic breathing, Harmony, and things that
you'll need, in order to build a singing career - 
You'll learn to sing with "feeling" and "confidence" - no fears!
You'll even love working hard to advance your singing career... - promise! 

You'll learn notation and key signatures, basic scales & chords, and fingering
for playing basic piano scales & chords- Gwen's newly devised way!
Very important for singers and song-writers 🎼

Mrs. G, in addition to bringing all aspects of vocal training to her students, also shares 
her vast 30+ years of experience as a professional vocalist, pianist, recording artist,
TV talk/variety show host, and successful on-camera commercial actor, and jingle singer, which 
makes her one
 of the most sought after and effective "Riffing", R&B, Pop, Jazz & Gospel vocal coaches
in New York City.  

In her 6-hr. Vocal-Strengtheing Workshops students work together with vocal-strengthening exercises, 
Riffing-flexibility” exercises, harmony exercises, "and finally... the last hour they perform to get
true sense of what it's like to sing with total control and a strong voice!  They get the true thrill of
singing and performing  from their hearts with total confidence!  Pretty awesome !

Student Testimonials - 2015


Mrs. Conley is "passionate" professional!
Mrs. Conley's Seven Hour Vocal-Strengthening Workshop is an experience like no other we've ever had. Imagine training for a marathon or studying for a state exam... The workshop forces us to have that same discipline for something that we actually LOVE doing - singing. There are six hours of intense riffs, runs, and harmonies. At the beginning of your first session you may wonder if your voice could handle working for another six hours, but at the end of the session you feel like you can go on a successful tour.  At the workshop camaraderie is built, and we learn from others' experiences. Our voices feel completely warmed up and we are energized to share our gift with the world. Mrs. Conley is passionate about her work and leaves us feeling enlivened at the end of each workshop. We would love to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world and Mrs. Conley's workshops help us to be performance ready. No matter your genre of music we know that everyone feels the experience was well worth it. Thank you, Mrs. Conley

 Melody & Harmony

She has "impressive" credentials - and a very genuine voice coach-trainer!
I've been to a few other voice teachers in my life. Each had different styles of teaching. Some said one thing while others said another, so I was never really sure who to trust as far as my vocal health. When I heard about Mrs. Conley's class I knew that she was different than other teachers. Especially from the looks of her impressive credentials, I knew I would be getting professional training. After I took the class, I immediately realized a difference in the way I sang and I felt confident with my voice. Thank you Mrs. Conley!

Will Kangis

Mrs. Conley is the "real" deal!
There are countless vocal coaches in NYC but Gwen Conley is the real deal.   Gwen Conley has great ears and upon hearing me sing only a few notes she was able to give me helpful corrections that no other teacher had ever given me. She taught me how to properly exersize my voice and to use all of my resonators so that I have a more beautiful tone. Gwen is a great musician and has really good taste in phrasing. She was able to offer ideas for runs and improvisations that fit with my natural style.  If you want to sing with great phrasing and style, you need to study with Gwen Conley. 

Matthew Peteroy

She's was "great" with my 7 yr. old daughter!
I took my 7 year old daughter, Hadassah, to her first private singing lesson with Mrs. G last weekend and it was a very positive experience.  First of all, I must say that Mrs. G works great with children and did an excellent job of building positive rapport with Hadassah.  Hadassah worked on her vocal range for the first time and Ms. G taught her about her vocal range and gave her some exercises that she could used to strengthen her voice. Mrs. G also taught her the beginning of a classical music song on piano and Hadassah was able to pick it up very quickly.  Mrs. G very much understands the character dynamics of artists and in particular aspiring singers even a young as my daughter.  Ms. G is also sensitive to the need to be cautious to what young children sing and are exposed to when singing and choosing songs to sing.  I highly recommend Mrs. G for private vocal training.  She is interested in training children to be well-rounded artists with an understanding of music theory as well so that they can have respect and longevity in the music industry, should they choose that path." 

Karl Thompson

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New York City, NY,  RDU Chapel Hill, NC



6-Hr. April 11th, 2015 Workshop singers building great vocal skills* 

Gwen inspiring Mariko to sing from her heart in the 6-Hr. Workshop

Several members of the Barcelona Gospel Choir, Barcelona, Spain, visited NYC to
work with Gwen to capture the method of "riffing" to add to their praise music.

 "We learned to do fabulous 'riffs' with more feeling and vocal expression, had a great time 
 with Ms. G, and very happy to return home to share our new skills and repertoire with our
church congregation!"


March 2015, Gwen & students going full tilt in March 6-Hr. Vocal Workshop


October 6-Hr. 
 Vocal-Strengthening, Riffing
(to be announced)

Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue
3 blocks up from Madison Square Garden 

 Price: $225.00

If you're serious about getting your voice strong to start building
your professional singing career; or if you want to use your beautiful
God-given gift to sing in a praise group; or if you just want
to sing for the thrill of feeling good again... 
 this is the right workshop for you!
Workshop includes -

Private Vocal Assessment with Gwen Conley, you sing, she
evaluates and shares your strengths and weaknesses with you.
Diaphragmatic breathing
Range determination
Vocal-Strengthening chest and head voice
Extensive Harmony and Riffing Drills and exercises
Q&A period - you ask questions and get answers from a seasoned
29+ year professional singer - SAG/AFTRA member.

The last hour, you will get to perform your favorite song 
for practice, just in case you choose to sing it at an open mic later on Friday night.
Let Your Confidence & Courage rise to the higher levels you've always desired!
Using the guidance of a pro you will gain more confidence, in a very 
supportive, vocal-strengthening and performance workshop. 
And... have fun!

To join a workshop, please fill out and email in

The "CONTACT  FORM"  (above left corner) to be added to her email list
to get future notices of workshops and private sessions.
Call (212) 321-0278 or (919) 282-8165 
to speak with Gwen Conley
and book a session.


Learn to "Perform without "Fear"
Prepare for open mics and other events!


"I Love coaching singers to perform at their highest level
Nothing is more important to an artist than performing at their best!"
• Vocal Evaluation • Diaphragmatic Breathing and Posture
• Ear Training  • Extensive ‘Riffing’ Training
• Vocal Expression and Personal Style Development
 • Performing with Confidence
•  Repertoire Development (Originals & Covers) 

To book a private voice lesson, fill out and email in

the "CONTACT FORM"  (above left corner) - FIRST.

Then... call (212) 321-0278 or (919) 282-8165
to speak with Gwen Conley 
and book your session.