Senior Instructors are renowned, sought-after industry experts in speech coaching.
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.
As we are committed to accessible training, New York Speech Coaching offers a discounted rate of $125 with an instructor-in-training. Please note the following stipulations apply:
Consultations are not available with an instructor-in-training, and the instructor with whom you are working may change at any time. While our desire is to offer consistency, and we will do so when possible, several instructors may be going through the process. Bios for instructors-in-training are unavailable, but all are vetted by our organization and currently working toward their associate instructor status with our company.
The cancellation fee still applies to both client and instructor.
Clients working with instructors-in-training also agree that their lessons may be observed (but not recorded) at any point by our staff or interns. While not all sessions will be observed, we ask that you only pursue the instructor-in-training tier if you are comfortable with observed sessions. If not, we recommend scheduling with an associate instructor.
As these sessions provide an opportunity for the instructor-in-training to sharpen their skills as a teacher, clients working with an instructor-in-training complete brief, periodic surveys regarding their satisfaction. This information is for internal use only and will not be shared with the instructor.
If interested in booking, please inquire.
Seminars & Corporate Training
For information about our current group class offerings and rates, visit the Group Classes page.
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 (please note that rescheduling requests are considered cancellations):
- 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, unless working with John West, in which case the fee is one half-hour of your prepaid total
Please only commence with training at New York Speech Coaching if you feel completely comfortable with the terms of the cancellation policy. Be aware that we are unable to make any exceptions - regardless of circumstance. We respectfully ask that you not inquire about exceptions in fairness to our other clients and instructors. You are all set for your first lesson and are considered confirmed unless you cancel through our online scheduling page.
Please note that we hold our instructors to the same policy. If an instructor cancels a session within 48 hours, the client will receive a $50 discount on their session. If an instructor cancels a session within 24 hours, the client will receive their session free.
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, a non-refundable deposit of 20% is required upon booking / scheduling dates, and the remainder may be remitted within 30 days of the conclusion of the workshop. Dates may be rescheduled up to two times with 14 days' notice. Rescheduling requests that exceed two instances or cancellations will forfeit the deposit. Deposit and payment may be via credit card, check, or wire transfer.
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.