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Welcome to my voice studio, a laboratory for artistic and professional growth.  I invite you to begin, or continue, your journey toward vocal health and confidence, vocal freedom and stylistic polish.  My decades of experience as a voice teacher, repertory coach and professional vocalist will guide you.

About Me and Testimonials: About Me


A Dedicated Voice Instructor

My decades of experience as a voice teacher, repertory coach, pianist and professional vocalist serve both the aspiring and the established professional singer.  Motivated avocational singers are welcome, too.  My teaching is grounded in the principles of bel canto vocalism, and has been honed over decades of helping singers grow technically and artistically.  Let's discuss your goals.

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I met Scott in 2012 at the Bayreuth Festival where I was singing Senta in Der fliegender Holländer. We started to work together that summer on various issues - making sure my body was supporting my sound and trying to eliminate tension in my jaw and throat as much as possible. Scott has a wonderfully healthy pedagogical approach to singing and a vast knowledge of the functionality of the voice.

He is a supportive and intuitive teacher.

Scott Carlton's deep understanding of operatic style and tradition was honed from years of singing at the Bayreuth Festival and the Metropolitan Opera.
His approach to general voice technique is especially helpful in dealing with the challenge of stamina in many operatic roles.
Serious, but full of gracious humor, Scott is a wonderful coach and advisor for choice of repertoire and interpretation in opera as well as lieder.

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I have found Scott to be an exemplary coach.  He has lent me much insight regarding repertoire and Fach.  Recently, we have worked extensively on Wagnerian role preparation.  He speaks German fluently and has helped me immensely with my  diction.  In addition, his knowledge of the Wagnerian style has helped me understand Wagner in a profound way.  He has lived in Europe and knows about its operatic culture, auditions, performances and the Fach system.  His real understanding of the language in conjunction with his musicality and insights are a wonderful combination.  He deeply cares about singers, as he is a singer himself.  He communicates in an engaging manner and strives to encourage his students, especially those who are preparing new repertoire.  As I prepare new roles for future productions, I eagerly await working with him in the near future.  I highly recommend him.

Roseanne Ackerley - Soprano


Scott Carlton is a respected teacher and masterful in his approach. His teaching is carefully designed to help students skillfully dissect areas in their range and create artistry at its best. Scott concentrates on the entire vocal range making sure that there’s focus throughout the range and his exercises are crafted to help maintain the voice's flexibility, strength, and evenness.
Another incredible asset of Mr Carlton is his German diction. Not only is he great at speaking the language and understanding the poetry in the German art form but also understands the culture ..which I believe is very important in interpreting from different eras. Scott is also exceptionally gifted in understanding Wagner and his works. Scott has dedicated a lot of years into really understanding the language, expression , and different nuances in Wagner and German Opera. As a student of Scott’s and an artist, these are some of the many great things that have been consistent in his teaching.

John Dominick, III - Bass-Baritone

Words from my Clients


I was starting my singing career in Germany when a family crisis forced me back to the United States. I
had stopped singing for over a year and wanted to start singing again. I was introduced to Scott Carlton 
by a good friend who studies with him. I also mentioned that I had many teachers but was still not secure with my technique.
After my first lesson with Scott, I felt really comfortable and at ease. Scott is a very patient teacher who has a very good ear. He has a lot of experience of being a singer himself and also a great pianist. I have been taking lessons with Scott once a week ever since our first lesson. He has transformed my voice andtechnique. My voice now feels secure, strong, supported and the confidence is soaring right back. I wish I had met Scott earlier in my career.

Tomer Greenberg - Tenor



I am a singer, pianist, voice teacher, and coach with over 30 years’ experience in the classical and operatic fields. After voice and piano study at the University of Southern California, and after further operatic training at Aspen Opera Theatre and the Brooklyn College Opera Theater, I appeared with numerous regional companies on the West Coast (Max in Krenek’s Jonny Spielt Auf, Satyavan in Holst’s Savitri) and East Coast (Alfredo, Ferrando, Sam Kaplan in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, the Male Chorus in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia) in addition to numerous appearances in recital and oratorio.


From 1994-2013 I sang in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, in the chorus of New York City Opera, and from 2003-2013 in the chorus of the Bayreuth Festival, Bayreuth, Germany, wherein 2006 I sang the Steersman in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in concert at the Margravian Opera House. I appeared in two seasons of the 92nd Street Y Schubertiade with Hermann Prey. 


My faculty positions have included The Brooklyn Conservatory and 5 years as Voice Department Chair at Manhattan’s Turtle Bay Music School.

I am on the faculty of the International School of the Voice, based in Philadelphia.

In addition, I act as Artistic Director of Singer Programs at the Richard Wagner Society of New York, and appear frequently as interviewer and host for the Society’s programs, as well as overseeing its support of young singers with potential as Wagnerians. A life-long learner, I am especially pleased to be a voice student of Maestro Mauricio Trejo. My past voice teachers include David Jones and John Fiorito, and I study piano under the tutelage of James Bassi.  My past piano teachers include Laura Sharpe and Dena Levine.


PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES - click on the image for full description


Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading
Singing - The Mechanism and the Technic
The Structure of Singing: System and Art
A View from the Podium

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

I am proud to be a member of the faculty of The International School of the Voice, an opera academy based in Philadelphia, dedicated to the cultivation of the highest standards of operatic performance.

Wagner Society of New York

 As Director of Singer Programs of the Richard Wagner Society of New York, I help the Society support young performers, financially and with performance opportunities. 



National Association of  Teachers of Singing Inc.

A member of the National Association of  Teachers of Singing Inc.

National Association of Teachers of Sing
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