The Studio of Dr. David Flight

New York, NY

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About this pro

I am a trained professional opera singer and voice teacher based in Midtown West of Manhattan. I am a former New York City Opera performer who holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in music and voice pedagogy and performance.

I have taught voice, violin and piano at the grade school and collegiate level. Whether you are on the outset of a professional career wanting to hone your skills or an ambitious beginner, I can help you realize your musical goals. My first consultation is always free.

Location

New York, NY 10019

Years in business

15

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

96

Reviews

52 Reviews
  • Patrick H. Jun 22, 2017
    Singing Lessons
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    Very knowledgeable.
  • Vivienne G. Jun 5, 2017
    Singing Lessons
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    He's a very friendly and fun teacher. Knows what he's talking about, and is eager to help. His prices are also significantly cheaper than most voice teachers in NYC which helps a lot. I'm looking forward to working with him this month :)
  • Paul D. May 9, 2017
    Singing Lessons
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    I had a great first lesson with David and plan to continue taking lessons with him!
  • Benjamin G. Apr 28, 2017
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    Terrific starting lessons!
    David is a wonderful teacher who gets results fast. I highly recommend him.
  • Jen R. Apr 24, 2017
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    So far, I've only had one consultation lesson, but I enjoyed every second of it. David is a wonderful teacher, and really made me feel at home.
  • Nicholas W. Dec 19, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    Great teacher at a great price!
    I had great lessons with David. I explained what i wanted when i first arrived and he helped me to 'iron out the creases'. Cheers David. See you in October!
  • Tom R. Dec 6, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Singing In the Rain
    David an amazingly skillful and inspiring teacher. I never imagined I would enjoy singing lessons this much. And he is just an all around great guy.
  • Michael K. Nov 29, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David knows what he's doing
    David is the consummate professional. He immediately understood my issues and went about our lesson with precise exercises, challenging dictations and informative explanations. I would highly recommend David b/c simply put he knows what he's doing!
  • Tomoko A. Nov 26, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Very professional and kind, taught me how fun the singing is
    It was my first time to have a vocal lesson in NY. I was bit nervous at first but David was very fun and friendly person and he taught me with his attitude that there is no need to be nervous. I started to enjoy singing. I decided to continue his lessons. Oh It's worth seeing his studio too! Great teacher!
  • Charley S. Sep 22, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Personable and Professional
    We hit it off. He was very professional. He launched directly into the lesson and had me doing exercises and even a song. He had numerous tips and explanations for improving my singing.
  • Tahira R. Sep 18, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend!
    I did a vocal assessment with David and had a great time. I was very nervous about taking my first voice lesson ever, but he but me at ease very quickly and was wonderful to work with. I plan to continue with David and highly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.
  • Ana I. Aug 31, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    I met David a couple of days ago for the first time. I have been singing for a while and told him about some technique issues I am having and wish to work on. First he explained me why those things were happening, and spoke about different solutions and exercises I could do for daily improvement. The warm-up exercises we worked on were very helpful and the technique exercises focused on my needs. David has a great attitude, positive feedback and amazing personality. With his help and my determination, I feel like I will be ready to achieve my goals in no time. Thank you David!. See you soon!
  • Kyle S. Apr 29, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    He was very kind and patient and a overall good teacher
  • Tabby B. Apr 28, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    David is great! He's more than just a teacher; he helped me feel so comfortable and welcome. As a first time learner, I was overwhelmed and beyond nervous. He was able to make me feel at home while simultaneously pushing me to do my best. I have learned so many techniques and exercises in such a short amount of time, and I cannot wait for all of the lessons to come. He's an excellent singer, teacher, and person!
  • Lynn G. Mar 11, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    David is wonderful! I've already learned so many techniques to strengthen my voice and improve my ear. Every session is not only an excellent voice lesson but a confidence builder!
  • Michael C. Mar 10, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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  • Jill K. Mar 10, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    I am looking forward to continuing music lessons with David. I met him for the first time this week. I know that he will be able to achieve my goals. I was looking for a teacher that specifically can teach sight singing. I am more than confident that I'll be sight singing very soon. David is obviously is genuinely passionate about teaching. It is a career for him not just something done here and there. I'm lucky to have met him.
  • Katya C. Feb 2, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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  • Géraldine P. Jan 26, 2016
    Singing Lessons
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    David is a lovely teacher ! He offered me a free trial and it went really well. I'm really excited about continuing casual lessons with him on a weekly basis :)
  • Lauren R. Jan 24, 2016
    David did an excellent job at making me feel comfortable at my trial lesson as week. We went through my background, warm-ups, and some light singing. He didn't push me too far, and gauged where I was at in order to plan accordingly for future lessons. I have my first full lesson tomorrow morning, which I am very excited for!
  • Jesse P. Jan 19, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    Meeting with David was everything I could have hoped for and then some, really. Within a minute I knew this was the person I wanted to work with and to trust with my development. After that his knowledge and direction spoke for itself, I am very VERY excited to continue working with him! Go get a lesson, trust me, you'll see.
  • Sebastián C. Jan 14, 2016
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    David was great in my intro lesson. Easy going and professional. Got me started right away with useful and effective exercises. I left feeling encouraged which is what you want from a teacher. Highly recommended
  • Frida L. Nov 16, 2015
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    David was very welcoming and makes you feel comfortable, which is crucial if you want to experiment with your voice and develop your skills. I would really recommend him as a vocal coach!
  • Kevin E. Nov 11, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    David is a wonderful teacher. His lessons are informative, fun, and very accessible for a beginner like me. Highly recommend!
  • Katie B. Oct 14, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    My consultation lesson with David went splendidly, and I can't wait for my first official lesson next week! David is genuinely interested in knowing my background as a singer and helping me achieve my goals for the future. I can already tell his lessons will challenge me and improve my overall musicality. Not to mention David is incredibly encouraging and positive! Highly recommended.
  • Jaylan T. Oct 14, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    Excellent voice coach so glad for thumbtack
  • Miao T. Sep 29, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    David is a true artist and an outstanding teacher with great music taste. He has a strong character and it is always a pleasant experience in each class.
  • Orson S. Aug 22, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    Very friendly. David has a wonderful voice himself. David analyzes your skill level and works to improve you as much as possible every lesson. I'd recommend him every time!
  • Eileen F. Aug 11, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David is so wonderful! We had our first consultation today and from the very moment we introduced ourselves to each other, I felt very comfortable. We went through a few vocal exercises and he was very encouraging the entire time. Looking forward to our future lessons! Thanks David!
  • Katie S. Jul 27, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    I have had three lessons so far. David is a warm, encouraging, and demanding teacher. He communicates that he believes in your potential capacity as a musician, and he makes you want to realize it.
  • Melissa T. Jul 23, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    David is the real deal. He is incredibly knowledgeable and immediately put me at ease when we started. I have already learned a great deal and am excited to continue. I HIGHLY recommend David.
  • Nickolas V. Jul 1, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
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    David is awesome and very skilled at his job. I am excited to have more lessons with him.
  • Anya F. Jun 26, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    David's awesome! very knowledgable , friendly and a truly inspiring teacher. Unfortunately, I don't have time to commit to voice lessons right now, but once I do I most certainly will call David!
  • Grant H. Jun 14, 2015
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David has been teaching me new techniques to help me sing the way I've always wanted to. Seeing quick progress with this instructor! Great!
  • Joey L. May 23, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    I've just started working with David---and I can tell already, it's going to be great. Smart, funny, and quick to make you comfortable, David's a perfect teacher to help you find confidence in your voice.
  • Gloria I. May 19, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    Had a really positive and joyful lesson. Yes joyful! It was great to talk about what I need on all areas of my voice and what I hope to accomplish. Def. Was nervous but put me at ease and had me laughing. Looking forward to the work and the journey of accomplishing my goals. :)
  • Rhonda P. Apr 25, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    From the moment I met David, I could tell he was a true professional and, most importantly a teacher who listens and cares about me as a student. I love that his lessons are not only fun but firmly grounded in theory. From the first lesson, I could feel and hear my voice opening up in a way that I could only imagine. I am thrilled to be working with David.
  • Natalie S. Mar 22, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    I had a great first consulting lesson (for free!) last week! David is a very nice and open person and an attentive teacher, he carefully checked which level I'm at and what we could work on and had a nice selection of warm up exercises. I also liked his first repertoire suggestions, he seems to be very competent in both classical and musical theater singing (and probably other styles as well). I'm sure I'm going to have a great time working with him!
  • Josephine F. Mar 13, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    I couldn't be happier with my first lesson. David is truly wonderful. His instruction was right on the mark. A great blend of encouraging me and gently challenging me to exceed my own expectations. I am excited for the next lesson! Read his bio, visit his website and go take a lesson. You will be happy you did.
  • Rachel M. Mar 1, 2015
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    David is great! I was just looking to strengthen my voice, increase my range, and gain some singing confidence. David's super personable, and very encouraging. I love that I don't go to an impersonal studio and feel intimidated. I'm very comfortable, but still challenged to reach results.
  • Jake V. Jan 12, 2015
    Singing Lessons
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    I took voice lessons ages ago and have been thinking about picking them up again. After doing some research I decided to go with David. I am so glad I did. He is professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He has a very great teaching style and he obviously knows what he's talking about. I'm very pleased with my experience so far and will recommend him to anyone that wants to improve any part of their singing.
  • Keith B. Dec 12, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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    David is warm and friendly and immediately put me at ease. After the introductory lesson I know I found a great teacher!
  • Igor O. Nov 4, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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  • Scotty Z. Nov 3, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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  • Dana A. Oct 22, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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    David is so wonderful. I'm thrilled to have found such a talented, enthusiastic and a skilled teacher. I literally can't wait for my lessons! David does a great job of keeping it fun while really pushing and challenging me. It had been a few years since my last vocal training and David has made me feel so comfortable and ready to get back in the game. I highly recommend.
  • Carla F. Oct 9, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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    David is a very honest and kind teacher. He understands my vocal needs completely. He is very knowledgeable and super encouraging. I was looking for someone who would help me have a better understanding of my voice and who would teach me how to use my instrument properly, I can honestly say I found that with David. I truly enjoyed myself and left feeling excited to come back for my next lessons! I look forward to working with David in the future!
  • Logan S. Sep 17, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Not only an incredible voice teacher, but an amazing person! We started right away refining and expanding my vocal capabilities. He has gone above and beyond any standards of a vocal coach, even offering priceless career advice and helping me even outside of my hour in the lesson. Thanks so much David!
  • Onya P. Jun 17, 2014
    Singing Lessons
    Verified Review
    Amazing! David is knowledgeable, lovely, generous, a true artist and we are so lucky to have found him. We are committed to studying with him long term. I'm sure it had nothing to do with you guys at thumbtack. I checked out two different voice teachers. David offered a complimentary consultation lesson, and the other charged supposedly a special price, not cheap, for having found him on thumbtack, for the consultation lesson, and then not clear about how much the actual lessons would coast, plus insisted on getting paid over the phone right away, and answer a ton of questions through some secretary, because he wasn't available. I opted for David, and made my appointed with him. Not complicated at all, a lovely apt. a lovely person, passionate, very knowledgeable and talented. I booked my next lesson happily, and plan on continuing with this voice teacher for at least a year. Singing is an art, and the voice coach should be represented with class, and should not be so cold and calculated, all about the money. With David I will thrive, and he will earn a new student, if not two.
  • Travis W. Jun 12, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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    So glad I found David on Thumbtack! I've only had a few lessons with him so far and have seen results with bettering my voice. He is very patient and makes each lesson exciting. Beginner to advanced, he knows his stuff!
  • Zeina K. Jun 10, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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    I am a complete beginner, the person who sings in the shower. I wanted to take singing lesson to improve some life skills and gain confidence. David was extremely helpful and encouraging, after just two lessons I am starting to see some results and to be aware of the potential of my voice.
  • Leah W. Jun 6, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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    It's been an absolute pleasure working with David. I'm an actor but had not sung for a long time, so I was quite nervous about learning a new song (which I needed to do). David had me warmed up and singing within minutes. He's extremely encouraging and my tone and confidence have been improving with each lesson. He's got a wealth of musical talent and knowledge, but manages also to be down-to-earth and relatable and to make singing a lot of fun! A high recommend.
  • Jonathan G. Apr 11, 2014
    Singing Lessons
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    David is a great teacher that meets you where you are at. I'm working on bringing my voice more forward to improve brightness in sound. He has given me great tools and exercises that target placement and I am very pleased with the improvement! As a professional operatic baritone he has a keen understanding of how to work with middle-range voices and to expand range, as well.