Philip Skinner, Singing Voice Specialist
Philip Skinner, Singing Voice Specialist

Philip Skinner, Singing Voice Specialist

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With a command of biomechanics and acoustics of vocal production I aim to help students along a path toward functional, effortless and lasting technique. "Technique" can sound scary but I love helping students understand their voice so that they can clearly communicate as an artist! I am jazzed about a holistic approach to performing which is why I incorporate functional breathing and manual manipulation techniques into my sessions for deeper discovery. Certifications & Areas of Study: Vocal Pedagogy | New York University Vocology | NYU Langone Medical Center Functional Breathing Instructor | Oxygen Advantage Walt Fritz | Manual Therapy for Voice and Swallowing Disorders Here's my bio: Philip Skinner has completed extensive training in vocal pedagogy and vocology at New York University with NYU Langone Medical Center and remains active as a flexible performer of classical, CCM and theater music. He has performed at such venues as Rockwood Music Hall, The Duplex Cabaret Theater and Gotham Hall in New York City as well as being a collaborator and back up vocalist for Grammy nominated artist Chandrika Tandon. Some of his favorite music theater roles include Insomina (Dan) at the Workshop Theater, A Funny Thing Happened…(Hysterium) for LOOK musical theater, Mary Poppins (Von Hussler and dance ensemble) for Reagle Music Theater and The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin). He has served as a cantor at Church of the Holy Innocents in midtown Manhattan and is experienced in singing chant and liturgical music. In addition to his private studio he has taught at such places as NYU as adjunct professor of voice, Professional Youth Theater and Musical Arts Center of San Antonio. He currently serves remotely as a Singing Voice Specialist for the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Voice Center and other area otolaryngologists and SLPs.

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Jamé J.
May 12, 2024

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I’ve just started working with Philip but what I appreciate about him is that he helps me understand the technical nature of voice. His exercises are challenging but fun and he’s very supportive! Can’t wait to continue building with him and learning to make my Broadway dreams come true!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • Musical theater • Gospel • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Kevin D.
Oct 29, 2022
I play guitar and perform at open mikes. For years, I've wanted to improve my confidence in singing and to experience the freedom and joy in singing that I saw in others. Working with a previous vocal coach had been very disappointing. Two years later I decided to try again. I'm very glad I did. Philip is highly skilled and dedicated to teaching singing. His approach is very relaxed, comfortable and collaborative. At the start he focused on learning what my voice is capable and what I was experiencing. That's very helpful for me, because I've always experienced uncomfortable tension in my throat. We've had four lessons and the throat tension is disappearing. My vocal range is increasing. I'm beginning to experience a sense of freedom and relaxation and confidence that is pretty amazing. I'm very happy to be working with Philip and I look forward to continuing with him.
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Jessica L.
Oct 20, 2022
Philip is amazing! He has opened my mind to so many aspects of my voice that I have been missing. I am an EDM vocalist/recording artists and needed help! Philip has such a great knowledge of every aspect of singing and has helped me already after only 2 lessons. I am so excited to keep working with him and grow as a vocalist and artist.
Philip Skinner, Singing Voice Specialist's reply
Thanks Jessica! It’s been really fun to hear your music and collaborate on your voice work.
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Ashley B.
Feb 24, 2022
I started taking voice lessons again as self care. I had lost a lot of confidence with performing and wanted to get back to the basics and remind myself of the tools that I knew should still be accessible to me. Working with Philip has exceeded my expectations. He has helped me unpack some of the negative self talk that had become habit. We've identified triggers and he has helped me work around them. Philip is quick to recognize when an exercise isn't clicking just right for me or when I'm getting frustrated with myself. He is quick to encourage me and pivot. Philip has introduced me to many new tools and exercises that are easy to implement in my warm-ups, solo performances, and choral singing. So grateful to have the opportunity to work with him!
Philip Skinner, Singing Voice Specialist's reply
Thanks Ashley! I truly enjoy our time together.
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Brittany H.
Sep 7, 2021

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I had my first lesson today with Phil and I was very pleased . I’ve had no formal training and was nervous , but he made me feel comfortable. I look forward to working with him again!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Musical theater • Rock • Country • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Thanks Brittany!
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