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"I'll teach you to Sing the songs you love 

from your Heart, live with me in person or on 


whatever your hearts desires, 


and that's a promise!



 (Of course, you'll work much harder than ever before.)





Gwen Conley


Professional Vocal Coach, Trainer, & Pianist




R&B - Pop - Jazz - Praise/Gospel - Hip Hop - B'way






1-on-1 in person w/Gwen Conley in NYC


FaceTime "Live" Online vocal lessons w/Gwen Conley


Private singing lessons with Gwen offer you -

(1) Diaphragmatic Breathing 
(2) Vocal Evaluation  
         (3) Range determination
(4) Extensive Vocal-Strengthening of chest & head registers (your low voice & high voice)
(5) Mastery of simple and complex "Riffs" - pitches and rhythms
(6) Training you to use your emotions to express yourself with "confidence"  
as you sing which is essential in developing your very own "unique" singing style; 
(7) You will definitely learn how to use your "mix" effectively to prevent straining
and to transition from your chest voice to your head voice;
(8) You'll learn how to move smoothly from straight tone to vibrato;
(9) We will build your repertoire with all the great songs you love... that list is endless! 
(10) You'll also learn how to play basic scales and chords and read basic key signatures 
 so you'll be able to find your own keys to songs you'll be performing
before you go to the gig!

Diaphragmatic Breathing is a skill that every singer knows they must have
because it brings the "energy" your voice needs to progress to the level
of professional singing; and even more important, that same "energy" 
is what you'll use to "strengthen" your voice over time as you're 
 doing your vocal-strengthening exercises to make your voice
much stronger and more dependable when you sing.
The first lesson, whether in person or "live" online you get diaphragmatic breathing 
to get you started in training yourself to incorporate diaphragmatic breathing 
into your normal daily routine whether you're talking to others or singing
to yourself - good posture and deeper breathing.  We then will work 
on the much more advanced skills mentioned above, like 
really mastering complex riffs and expressing your emotions 
 to discover your own "unique" singing style.  

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The next
7-Hr. All-Day Vocal-Strengthening
Riffing - Harmony  &  Performing Workshop
will be in November - TBD 
12:00 - 7:00 pm.

Price: $225.00


The 7-Hr. Workshop includes -

(1)  Private Vocal Assessment 
(2) Diaphragmatic breathing
(3) Range determination
(4) Vocal-strengthening exercises - head voice & chest voice
(5) Extensive Riffing drills and exercises
(6) Harmony exercises & drills.
       (7) The last hour of the workshop you'll get to sing your 
 "favorite"song with you voice at its best!

There's also a Q&A period, you ask questions, you get answers from a 
30+ year professional singer - SAG/AFTRA member. 




Workshop students


Workshop students


Workshop students



"Live" FaceTime and Messenger students

getting Vocal Training




If you can't come in person, book a "live" online FaceTime
or Facebook Messenger session! 


 Just fill out the Contact Form above and send it in first, and

then call (212) 321-0278 or (919) 282-8165 to speak with Gwen  Conley

Gwen Conley shares her vast 30+ years of experience as a professional singer,
pianist, recording artist, TV talk/variety show host, successful on-camera 
commercial actor, and jingle singer with her voice students.  Along with her
formal training, she brings many years of successful performance
and studio experience to her voice students, having done
studio session with Ray Charles, Grover Washington, Jr., and opening
for James Brown at the Apollo, Oakland Coliseum, and the LA Coliseum.
 She teaches singing skills in a way that makes her one of the most

sought after singing coaches, "Riffing" specialists, R&B, Pop, Jazz,  
 Gospel and Praise trainers 
in New York City and Raleigh-Durham.  


Student Testimonials


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

Mrs. Conley is a "passionate" gifted 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 is a very genuine voice/piano 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

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, 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 Mrs. 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 as young as my daughter.  Mrs. G is also considerate and thoughtful about what her young students are exposed to when they choose the songs they want to perform.  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 choose their own key signatures and gain the respect and longevity in the music industry that they deserve, should they choose that path."     Karl Thompson



Various Singing Workshops  - strengthening & Riffing Prep sessions 

                RDU  singers                                               Barcelona Gospel Choir
Vocal-strengthening Workshop                                      Barcelona, Spain

 "We learned how 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!"

7-Hr. All-Day November Workshop 
Vocal-Strengtening, Riffing & Performing
12:00 - 7:00 pm - November
 Price: $225.00
First, fill out and send in the Contact Form above and then
call (212) 321-0278 or (919) 282-8165 to speak with Gwen  Conley

Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue, 17th fl.
Studio 17M
(3 blocks up from Madison Square Garden)
Please fill out Contact Form above left, then call
(212) 321-0278 or (919) 282-8165