Stephen NYC Vocal Studio

Stephen Heller

Studio Admin

Where are you from? Victor, NY, outside of Rochester.

Where did you go to undergrad? B.M. from NYU Steinhardt

What are your musical influences? My musical influences vary across many styles and genres. First, I will say that all of John Williams' work has had an immense impact on my life. Growing up, I was raised on 80s rock and metal, listening to bands such as Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Van Halen. I also have been a lifelong fan of Elvis Presley. I found my way to Musical Theatre in my teens, finding my favorite composers in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Frank Wildhorn, Stephen Sondheim, and Jonathan Larson. I am also an avid listener of orchestral and symphonic works, with Beethoven, Mozart, Dvořák, and many more influencing my music making.

Go to karaoke song /guilty pleasure song? "Photograph" by Def Leppard.

What’s your favorite part about working at the NYCVS? I love connecting with singers who are just beginning their vocal journey. Helping them get set up with starting their training is extremely exciting.