Senior Instructors are renowned, sought-after industry experts in speech coaching.
- Brendan Houdek
Lead Instructors have many years of experience, with deep expertise in all areas of speech coaching and the needs of our clients.
Our Associate Instructors are highly-trained in speech coaching, but with more flexible scheduling and pricing options.
- Caleb Shomaker
- Clara Pagone
- Eric Van Tielen
- Joel Rainwater
- Josephine Barton
- Tricia Veldman
As we are committed to accessible training, New York Speech Coaching offers a discounted rate of $125 with an instructor-in-training. If interested, please inquire.
Seminars & Corporate Training
Free 15-Minute Phone Consultations
New York Speech Coaching is currently accepting new students interested in improving their speech. If you wish to ask questions about the training or discuss your concerns with your instructor prior to beginning sessions, we offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to ensure your comfort level with moving forward.
If you would prefer to go ahead and get started, you can begin by taking a session. Your first session is the same rate as subsequent ones, but the structure is slightly different. The instructor will perform a series of diagnostic exercises and provide a thorough evaluation. You can discuss and prioritize your needs, then you are able to dive in with some of the exercises to get your speech on the right track.
New York Speech Coaching offers gift certificates in all areas of service. If your wife has a big presentation to prepare for, treat her to a session so she can nail her speech. If your son is trying to learn an Australian accent for a big audition in a couple of weeks, surprise him with a dialect coaching session. For more information, or to purchase a gift certificate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-535-6785.
New York Speech Coaching practices a 48-hour Cancellation Policy:
- Sessions cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours of session start-time: Full session fee
- Sessions cancelled or rescheduled within 48 hours of session start-time: $50 fee per cancellation
Please only commence with training at New York Speech Coaching if you feel completely comfortable with the terms of the cancellation policy (within 48 hours = $50 / within 24 hours = full lesson price). Be aware that we are unable to make any exceptions - regardless of circumstance. You are all set for your first lesson and are considered confirmed unless you cancel through our online scheduling page.
Inclement Weather Provision: The safety of our students is of course our first priority. We seek to balance that with the common and unpredictable weather during the winter. If public transportation systems are not running in New York City proper (the 5 boroughs) due to the weather, cancellation fees will be waived for both instructor and student. If public transportation systems in New York City proper are running, the cancellation policy will remain in effect. Fees explained in the cancellation policy will only be waived when there is closure of NYC transit due to weather. If New York Transportation is running, but you are in an area where you are concerned about your travel, we suggest pursuing an online session instead. This is an excellent compromise during blizzards!
For seminars or in-office corporate training, there is a $500 nonrefundable deposit due upon booking to confirm the selected date. If the deposit is not received by two weeks prior, the date will be released. If given two weeks notice, the deposit can be transferred to a rescheduled date (within two months of the original date) one time. If within two weeks, the date may not be rescheduled. Rescheduling a seminar may only occur once before the deposit is forfeited.
Location and Travel Options
New York Speech Coaching
242 West 38th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
New York Speech Coaching’s studios are conveniently located on West 38th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. Most of our clients prefer to have their sessions at our studios. However, some situations require that we travel to you or your company. This service is offered at an additional charge and varies on a case-by-case basis depending on travel time and other factors.