About New York Piano Teacher & Our Instructors
New York Piano Teacher was established in 2011. We firmly believe that everyone can — and was meant to — make music.
We teach students of all ages from all walks of life local to New York City out of our beautiful Midtown studio, as well as through online/Skype sessions.
At NYPT, we don’t think that ONE piano lesson technique or method is right for everyone. We hand-craft an individual plan based on each student's goals, needs, and skill level.
Director of NYPT
Mark Berman is one of New York’s busiest pianists, arrangers, composers and producers. He played piano on the iconic theme for HBO’s “Sex and the City,” and is currently appearing as the piano player in Amazon hit TV series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” winner of 8 Emmy awards.
He has written music, performed and recorded with the proverbial who’s who of jazz, pop, rock and Broadway: Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Leslie Gore, Gladys Knight, Wycliff Gordon, Hugh Jackman, Betty Buckley, Burt Bacharach, Chita Rivera, Richie Havens and a host of many others.
On Broadway, he conducted Rent, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Blood Brothers, and played lead piano in the orchestras of The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Brooklyn The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, The Life, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and others including the Public Theater of New York's production of Hair in Central Park in 2008 and its Broadway revival in 2009. He has also written additional music, a classical pas-de-deux, for Fame the Musical. He was the assistant music director and pianist for the Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway.
Founder and President
Justin Stoney, the Founder of New York Vocal Coaching, is an internationally-recognized voice teacher and vocal coach. One of the leading voice teachers in today’s music industry, he has appeared on the NBC Today Show, CBS, Fox News, Fox 5 New York, The Insider, and frequently as a guest on Huffington Post Live’s interviews of celebrity singers. His teaching has been featured in publications such as Esquire Magazine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, SELF, NME, Fox News Magazine, Discovery News, Medical Daily, UK’s Daily Mail, Tech Times, and Backstage Magazine.
Justin has taught as a master teacher of pop/rock/R&B and musical theatre for the NYSTA Comparative Vocal Pedagogy program, has been featured by the Learning Annex as a guest expert, was published as the vocal coach in residence for Voice Council Magazine, and has given master classes throughout the US and internationally. A born teacher, Justin has worked enthusiastically with a vast array of students - from beginning singers to celebrity clients, Broadway singers, and recording stars. Justin has worked with literally thousands of singers in New York and holds a strong reputation internationally, with private students from over 60 countries. Mr. Stoney has trained not only singers, but also other Voice Teachers from all over the world through the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification program.