Pamela Thomas Vocal Studio (Named "Thumbtack Top Pro 2017"

New York, NY

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Because I teach a solid vocal and acting technique and my students improve quickly (if they are committed and work hard!)

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love music and performing - it feels me with joy. I enjoy so much now, teaching others what I've learned throughout my life. It is wonderful to see how my students improve and find their voice and confidence.

Location

New York, NY 10023

Background check

Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

101

Reviews

33 Reviews
  • Sara S. Sep 1, 2017
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Pamela is wonderful! She is a very talented teacher. After our first lesson together I already felt like a better singer! She is professional and very kind. A true gem.
  • Claire O. Jul 12, 2017
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Great teacher, lovely person. Very professional and devoted to her students.
  • Samantha L. Jul 9, 2017
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Pamela is amazing. She has been my voice teacher for while now, and I always look forward to our lessons. She is kind, honest, and truly sees the talent in potential in all who come to her. I'm a actress by training and new to the singing world, and she has opened my eyes to how fun voice training is and how everyone can sing if they have the will and passion (and the right teacher, which she certainly is).
  • Kaylie D. Jun 23, 2017
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Rose C. Jun 7, 2017
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Pamela is all of the above. What I like most is that she is very open to trying to accommodate my request and she is very encouraging.
  • Jessica V. Jan 9, 2017
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Pamela is a marvellous teacher! From our first meeting she boosted my performing confidence tremendously. Her training and extensive knowledge of technique, plus her personal experience as a performer, enabled her to identify my vocal strengths and weaknesses from the offset. No time was wasted in exercising and improving by ability. If you are looking for a wonderfully warm and professional vocal coach who will encourage and invite you to explore, expand (and challenge) your talents, then look no further. Thanks Pamela - looking forward to singing with you again soon!
    Pamela T. Jan 27, 2017

    Thank you, Jessica! It's such a pleasure working with you!

  • Ruth E. Oct 7, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Excellent Vocal Coach
    Excellent Vocalist. Excellent vocal coach. Excellent teaching skills.
    Pamela T. Jan 27, 2017

    Thank you, Ruth!

  • Ellen G. Sep 9, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Lovely Teacher
    Pamela was wonderful. She really made me feel comfortable, and helped me to improve my vocal skills immensely. I would highly recommend her to both new and experienced singers. She offers a unique personal approach to her lessons, and focuses on not just technique, but also performance quality and artistry.
    Pamela T. Jan 27, 2017

    Thank you, Ellen! I enjoy our lessons very much!

  • Oana P. Aug 17, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    I love my classes with Pamela. She is a great teacher. She is very visual in her explanations and work with me until I get it and get it right. I feel I am improving a lot. Pamela is a wonderful person and easy to work with. The lessons are always fun. Also, she is very accomodaing with my schedule changes, which I appreciate a lot.
    Pamela T. Jan 27, 2017

    Thank you, Oana. It's a pleasure working with you!

  • Alexander W. Jul 30, 2016
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Julie B. Jun 25, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Pamela is just SO great. In our meeting I felt comfortable and welcome. She is not only professional- but, she is friendly and warm. She suggested a number for an audition that I would've never known of- but in her opinion she felt my voice would carry- and she was right. Highly recommend any level singer going to her- even if for just the trial period.
    Pamela T. Jul 14, 2016

    Thank you, Julie! We've only just begun but you have the talent!

  • Olivia G. Jun 17, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Pamela is fantastic! I've only had two private lessons with her so far and already she has helped me fine tune my voice a lot. She is truly a great teacher and knows how to guide and help you to work on both your strengths and weaknesses. Before going to Pamela I knew I could carry a tune, but after utilizing her instruction she has helped me unlock a much more refined side of my voice. Truly a brilliant teacher!
    Pamela T. Jun 21, 2016

    Thank you, Olivia! We've only just begun but I love working with you. You will go far!

  • Carolin P. Jan 25, 2016
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I only had the pleasure of working with Pamela for a short period of time - but boy am I glad I did. I could really hear some major improvement in my voice after only a few lessons. The next time I'll come back I'll definitively make sure to contact Pamela! Thank you :)
    Pamela T. Jan 25, 2016

    Thank you so much, Carolin. It was a pleasure to work with you as well! See you next time you are back in town.

  • Michaela L. Jan 10, 2016
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Pamela is super sweet and have a ton of great knowledge, advise, and experience in both technique, vocal health, and working on material. I enjoy my lessons every time!
    Pamela T. Jan 25, 2016

    Thank you, Michaela! I enjoy our lessons as well!

  • Melanie T. Oct 31, 2015
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Pamela is so sweet and has a lot of good technical advice. She obviously has a great understanding of vocal anatomy. Love my voice lessons!
  • Jessica T. Oct 29, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
  • Trevor E. Aug 19, 2015
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Really knows her stuff, very kind, attentive and encouraging. Highly recommended!
    Pamela T. Jan 25, 2016

    Thanks, Trevor! A pleasure working with you!

  • Kevin V. Jun 18, 2015
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Pamela is wonderful! She's kind, knowledgeable, encouraging and packs so much into her hour lesson. My only downside is I haven't been practicing enough between lessons. But even with that weakness on my part, I'm seeing big improvents just from our sessions. I've had eight so far. Now that I'm committed to practicing every day , who knows how far I'll go? So glad I found Pamela!! She's great!!!
    Pamela T. Aug 5, 2015

    Thanks, Kevin. It's great working with you!

  • Michelle R. Feb 18, 2015
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Ms. Thomas is a wonderful teacher who is quite knowledgeable of the operatic repertoire. Already after a few lessons I am learning how to release jaw and tongue tension, and to better connect my breath to the body. I highly recommend her for introductory students as well as those pursuing an operatic career.
    Pamela T. Mar 26, 2015

    Thanks, Michelle! I am truly enjoying working with you. You have an amazing voice!

  • Brittany A. Jan 15, 2015
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I just started working with Pamela a few weeks ago, but so far in my experience I find her to be a patient, kind and incredibly knowledgable presence in the room. Thanks to her established and tailored exercises, I begin to hear a difference in my voice! She's also helped me to choose fresh material that highlights my sound, and helped me to feel more confident. I definitely plan to keep attending these lessons!
    Pamela T. Jan 15, 2015

    Thank you, Brittany, for the kind words. It's a pleasure to work with you! It will be exciting to see your lovely voice blossom even more!

  • Hayley L. Dec 13, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I have not been working with Pamela for long, so ask me again in a couple of months and I'll probably change to 5 stars! So far I enjoy my lessons and the exercises we do have already expanded my range. My high E used to be just a squeak but now I can really sing it after only a few lessons, and I even feel more confident with my lower range - something that has always been a struggle. I look forward to seeing what is in store with her guidance. I fully recommend Miss Pamela!
    Pamela T. Jan 15, 2015

    Thanks, Hayley! I really enjoy working with you! You have a terrific talent and it will be fun to see you get even better!

  • Lisa K. Oct 9, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I have been going to Pamela for vocal coaching for a while now. She is absolutely phenomenal. She gives positive feedback and is always full of helpful ideas with vocal exercises, picking the best key to sing a song in, and letting me know what my strengths and weaknesses are and how to improve. She also holds a class once a month so we can perform in front of others and get feedback from a theatrical stand point. In other words its a great experience for exploring what to do with ourselves physically while we are singing and how to connect with the song. I personally found it extremely helpful. I have had stage fright my whole life so performance has never been my strong suit. This class is a wonderful way to receive support, suggestions, and tips to improve our performance. By the way if you don't have time to warm up before the class DONT WORRY she will lead us through vocal warmups before we start performing. :)
    Pamela T. Oct 9, 2014

    Thanks, Lisa, for reviewing our Vocal Class! You did a great job!

  • Chelsea P. Aug 23, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Pam is great! I am a dancer with vey little voice training and Pam has really helped me to find my voice. She's patient, understanding, and really knows how to modify a lesson to cater to your personal needs. In just a few short months I've seen tremendous growth in my voice AND confidence. Can't wait to see how far I'll go!
    Pamela T. Aug 23, 2014

    Thanks Chels! It's a pleasure working with you!

  • Chery Y. Aug 21, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I had an excellent experience with Pamela. She is very sincere and genuine in sharing her extensive knowledge. She is attentive and pays a lot of attention to detail. Light-hearted and jolly, Pamela creates a very encouraging and safe environment to learn.
    Pamela T. Aug 23, 2014

    Thank you Chery! It was great working with you. All the best to you as you finish your studies!

  • Donna K. Aug 15, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    After an extensive broadway and west end career in London I was thrilled to find Pamela as a vocal instructor. She's so gifted, light-hearted and encouraging as she lays down the Real Deal exercises bar none! For classical and musical performances. I Love her! Donna King
    Pamela T. Aug 15, 2014

    Thanks, Donna! It's a great pleasure to work with such a talented performer!

  • A. Arden O. Apr 7, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I had an absolutely fantastic lesson with Pamela today, and I am so glad to be able to work with her! I'm a very out of practice singer (I haven't sung anything in about a decade) and I wanted to begin lessons again to get my voice back in shape. Pamela gave me an excellent variety of vocal exercises to begin with, and I went from feeling very discouraged to very excited to be singing again. She was pleasant and encouraging, along with being extremely knowledgeable. I very much look forward to our future lessons, and I highly recommend her, especially for someone like me who has newly returned to, or new to singing.
    Pamela T. Apr 8, 2014

    Thank you, Ariel, for your great review! I'm very happy that you have decided to start singing again because you certainly have the voice! Looking forward to working with you as you discover how far you can go!

  • Ayanna B. Apr 1, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Pamela was such a pleasant person and helped me navigate my voice in ways that I didn't know I could. I look forward to working with her in the future. She is very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable.
    Pamela T. Apr 8, 2014

    Thanks, Karama! It's a pleasure working with you, especially as you discover just how good your voice is!

  • Jose A. Mar 27, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    She is amazing, very knowledgable and made me feel at ease. Really has an ear for voices and what songs might make your voice shine. I would definitely recommend her.
    Pamela T. Mar 28, 2014

    Thanks, Jose! It's always a joy to work with someone with wonderful talent who is willing to work!

  • Pamela G. Feb 13, 2014
    Pamela was first recommended to me by another voice teacher whom I had studied with. I was recovering from an extended bout with laryngitis and had become worried that I had hurt my vocal chords. At that session, Pamela carefully guided me through exercises and by the end of the lesson, she established that my chords were fine. That was well over a year ago. I am consistently impressed with her ability to hear exactly what is needed to bring the full voice to the fore. I have been studying voice for over thirty five years and have had wonderful teachers along the way, yet Pamela has introduced me to work that I have never experienced before. As a result, my voice is more free and robust than I thought possible. Pieces that used to be difficult to negotiate I now sing with ease. She is consistently generous and focused on the work. I highly recommend Pamela to any student lucky enough to work with her. Oh, and I like her name too!!!!
  • Chassidy G. Dec 12, 2013
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I had a great time working with Pam. She is an excellent teacher that is very knowledgeable about how to sing properly. She knows how to teach technique and correct vocal problems. I would definitely recommend Pam to anyone who wants to sing.
  • Jeanie C. Nov 20, 2013
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    I appreciated Ms. Thomas' professionalism & gentle manner. She tuned into a voice issue I've had by hearing me speak. Voice lessons are very intimate & personal. Her easy manner & kindness made it easy to make sounds even not so pretty sounds! She also has a performance workshop once a month where you can bring a song or two. All types of voices, all levels, opera, pop, rock, musical comedy, work on vocal exercises & acting. It's an enjoyable, learning experience. I have a new found confidence. ( at an affordable price) Thumbtack is sort of like a blind date. You're not quite sure who you're meeting & if this will end up being someone who'll be in your life for a time or a 'one time thing'! This was a good match! Thank so much!!
    Pamela T. Mar 28, 2014

    Thanks, Jeanie, for the review. We have fun in your lessons - and I'm so happy your are improving so quickly!

  • Zuzanna D. Nov 15, 2013
    Pamela is a great singer and magnificent teacher. Working with her is not only the way to fantastic vocal improvement but also really great fun. She helps you to find vocal abilities you've never expected to have. Pamela is very supportive and works hard to build your self-esteem, which is really important in this job. She helped me a lot! She is also very warm and joyful person. Every lesson with her just helps you to understand why people love to sing!!I highly recommend Pamela to everybody who wants to learn how to sing or just wants to improve vocal skills and discover hidden potential.
  • Caridad D. Oct 28, 2013
    With her extensive experience as a singer and vocal coach, Pamela has taught me to find an inner voice that I never expected to have. Also to modulate and play with it appropriately. She is not just a wonderful teacher but also a supportive and caring person. She has given me excellent advice for my career, and has encouraged me to always go a step forward. I've experienced other vocal coaches and I've never reached so many achievements as with Pamela. Excellent coach and mentor!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Stetson University and a Masters of Music in Voice from Manhattan School of Music. I also have 30+ years experience singing at New York City Opera and other venues. In fact, I continue to study voice with a wonderful teacher, Mr. David Jones. David is my teaching mentor as well. He holds two Teaching Seminars on teaching voice and the Swedish-Italian technique each year in NYC that I attend. He actually does these seminars all over the U.S. and in Europe. I continue to study, practice and work on my voice which gives me great joy. If you don't use it, you lose it!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I always loved singing. I started studying piano at age 6 (my older brother studied piano and I followed in his footsteps). I studied through High School - but then I found my voice and starred in the musicals. Once I did that, I had to sing! And since I come from a family of teachers, it was just a natural extension for me to teach.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with all genres of music: classical, broadway, opera, pop. I have taught opera singers, broadway singers, dancers and actors. I have advanced, as well as beginning students. I feel strongly that if you really want to learn to sing - you can! And I find that a number of students come in and think they don't have a voice - when, in fact, they do!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked with a wonderful soprano to help her prepare for an audition for a big agent. She sang beautifully and impressed the agents. Frankly, she had a remarkable voice - I just helped her fine tune it. She was a joy to work with!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Go with your gut. If you are attracted to a profile, go have a lesson. See if you like the teacher. Is she/he positive? Make you feel comfortable? Professional? Does she/he speak to you with respect and correct your mistakes without putting you down? If you like the teacher take a few months of lessons. If you are improving and enjoying yourself, you've found a great teacher. If you have any qualms about the teacher (their attitude, personality) or if you are not improving, or if you voice hurts after a lesson - leave immediately. Your teacher is performing a service for you. While teachers and students do often form personal connections, if you need or want to leave the teacher, just say you want to move on. The good teachers will understand. Also - you might read an interview that I did with Classical Singer about how to find a great teacher. If you would like to read the article you can find it on my website which you will find elsewhere in my profile.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I have a lifetime of experience to share and I am a really good teacher.