I had never really connected with a voice teacher until I met Anna. I feel, for the first time, like
someone is speaking my language. I understand my voice now as my own, instead of what a teacher tells
me I should sound like, or trying to fit into a sound or measure up to an idea in my head. It feels
like I'm uncovering the voice that I have inside, but have never heard until now. Lessons are
engaging, challenging and they are a partnership from beginning to end!
I've been studying voice with Anna Winthrop for two years now, and she is unlike any vocal teacher
I've ever worked with. Her approach is unique and individualized to my specific vocal needs, and
she knows how to explain proper vocal technique in a way that is clear and totally accessible.
Under her tutelage, my voice has improved dramatically, and I'm now able to take on songs that
previously would have been too difficult. Anna has given me great repertoire suggestions, and has
also shared endless words of wisdom in regards to the audition process and the business of acting as
well. As a person, she is enthusiastic, supportive, and selfless, and her personality makes the
process that much more enjoyable! Anna has taught me how to be more expressive vocally and how to
belt effortlessly and with flawless technique. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone, regardless
of the musical style they specialize in, looking to improve their voice and technique!
Elizabeth Wharton, Actress/Soprano/mix/high belt, Artspower, 'Yearbook: A Highschool Musical' (off-broadway)
My experience with Anna has been so incredible. She has helped me prepare for auditions, expertly
gifting me with technique, breath, tone, relaxation, ease, and sculpting a dynamic performance arc
out of the material. She specifically addresses the needs of the modern musical theatre actor, and
has helped me to become more agile and versatile, allowing me to sing in a myriad of styles often
within the same show or even song. Anna pulls from an amazing education and life of experience
onstage to help her students achieve grace amidst the pressure, tumult, and joy of modern theatre.
All of this in a gorgeous studio for an insanely affordable price!!
Anna Winthrop is a phenomenal teacher. Her strength lies in her technical articulateness combined
with her understanding and patience for my process as a student. I always feel comfortable with her,
especially since I know that she is a working actress/singer herself. She knows how to incorporate
instruction on relieving tension, acting a song, having fun....basically you name it, she knows how
to do it! Anna puts me at ease even when I am cracking, yet I trust her to tell me the truth when I
need it. I recommend her ten times over
Crystal Boyd, Actress, Soprano/mix/belt Featured: Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, PBS
I thought I knew how to sing before I began lessons with Anna. I had been singing my whole life,
but had never been formally trained. I figured I had a lot to learn, but I didn't realize the scope
and breadth of what I didn't know. Anna possesses a very comforting ability to communicate both the
abstract and practical, physical yet difficult to grasp concepts involved in singing properly, and
she does so with an ease and personal touch that allows to the student to completely relax and focus
on the task at hand. She's completely renovated the way I produce sound, and in the process has
given me a renewed confidence and determination to put into practice the techniques I've learned
from her. It's a wonderful feeling to know I've found someone I can constantly return to to gently
remind me to not fall back into my old bad habits.
Rick Cekovsky, SAG Actor/Baritone, Tisch, RADA, Midtown Theater Festival, Hudson Shakespeare Co., 'Fools and Lovers' (off-broadway)
Anna was my voice teacher for 3 years at NYU Steinhardt for music theater/vocal performance. I feel
so lucky to have had her as a teacher. When I started, I had never taken any formal training and
felt like I had a lot to learn. Anna gave me tools that I still use to this day for my specific
voice. She helped develop a language through our lessons that made the concepts easier to comprehend.
Anna was not only extremely connected to the technical aspect of singing, but also the artistic side.
She always placed an emphasis on telling a story through music, and that was my favorite thing about
being a student of hers. As a performer, she was always pushing me to know what I was singing about
and why I was singing. I cannot say enough amazing things about her as a teacher and as a human
being! Thank you Anna!
Elena Juliano, NYU vocal performance graduate, Comedy Central (Lead),
Investigation Discovery (co-star), Midtown Arts Center, The Abingdon Theater, Sharon Playhouse
Anna is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable teacher. She helped me to reach all of my singing
goals in the time that I worked with her, and the skills and vocal awareness she imparted to me have
been incredibly useful in my professional life. She is a wonderful teacher and lovely person!
Alia Munsch, Motown the Musical (National Tour), Spandex the Musical (Off-Broadway/777 Theater),
Denver Center of the Performing Arts
Anna was my voice teacher at NYU Steinhardt in the Vocal Performance program. In addition to her
warm and welcoming personality, she was a tremendous help in transforming my voice for the better!
She is wonderful at helping to visualize different parts of the voice as an instrument, and she not
only helped me to expand the flexibility and ease of my head voice, but also helped me explore my
lower register, while seamlessly bridging the gap between the two.
Madeline Bernstein NYU vocal performance major, Feinsteins 54 below (soloist) Hal
Leanard Promotional recording (principal voice)
I had the pleasure of studying with Anna throughout my masters program at NYU. She pushed me as a
singer/performer each week during my lessons, through attention to detail in pitch, rhythm,
memorization, dramatic circumstances, and vocal freedom. I came to her stuck vocally, and she
helped me find a “free” sound within my voice. I was able to move more air, transition through
registers without large shifts or drops, and I’m so thankful for her guidance. She is able to look
at your voice objectively, and see where you are each lesson. Because we as singers are connected
physically to our instrument, sometimes my days would get the best of me and affect me emotionally
and she would help me use it or help me work through it during lessons. I love my voice and how it
has grown. I HIGHLY recommend starting your vocal journey with her.
Shelley Mitchell, NYU vocal performance graduate/soprano, Indianapolis Opera
I worked with Anna during my first year of college and absolutely loved her teaching style! She
helped me expand on my previous training, and taught me new techniques that I’ll use forever. She
is a supportive and wonderful teacher, and i’m so grateful to her for helping me shape my voice!
Anika Deshpande, NYU vocal performance major
Anna Winthrop is a rare find of a voice teacher. Her instruction is clear and specific, and she
follows exercises with an explanation of how they effect the vocal mechanism. She is a great
champion of her students, combining her technical expertise with her performance experience. I have
always found her to be helpful and accomodating, happy to direct her students to good technique and
Brady Amoonclark, Actress/Mezzo-Soprano, NY Artists Unlimited, Penguin Repertory, Bare Shakespeare
After having a vascular polyp removed from my vocal cord, I started studying with Anna four years
ago. With her great passion for teaching proper technique she gave me confidence and had me singing
stronger than ever. Anna also has a gentle heart and makes me feel comfortable, allowing me to truly
enjoy getting to the next level in my singing journey.
Keith Freer, Lyric Baritone
I find voice lessons with Anna both deeply enjoyable and thorough. She's great with technique and
doesn't let you off the hook easily! At the same time, she makes sure that there is enough time to
enjoy the songs you are working on, while giving you very to-the-point feedback. She is highly
focused (and fun) and definitely put me on the road to viewing my voice as a professional instrument
Emma Blijdenstein, Coloratura Soprano
I can't recommend Anna highly enough. She has a solid, comprehensive technical background combined
with a fun delivery. Anna has led me forward, enabling me to make consistent progress over my two
years studying with her.
Matt Dundas, Tenor/Singer Songwriter
The first criterion in anyone’s mind, when looking for an instructor, is technical prowess. Yet
most people neglect the fact that all the skill and knowledge in the world comes to nothing without
the ability to convey it. Anna, apart from being exceptionally versed in the vocal arts, is such a
flexible and adaptive communicator that she could teach tone-deaf 2 year olds to sing operatically.
Emphatic testimony aside, she’s fun, lively and easy going; a grade A plus instructor!