For information about working with John West, or to schedule a phone consultation with an instructor, please contact us at Assistant@NewYorkSpeechCoaching.com or call 646-535-6785.

John West

Training packages begin at $7200.

Please inquire.

Senior Instructors

Price: $280/hr.

Senior Instructors are renowned, sought-after industry experts in speech coaching.

  • Brendan Houdek
Lead Instructors

Price: $180/hr.

Lead Instructors have many years of experience, with deep expertise in all areas of speech coaching and the needs of our clients.

  • Joel Rainwater
Associate Instructors

Price: $150/hr.

Our Associate Instructors are highly-trained in speech coaching, but with more flexible scheduling and pricing options.

  • Caleb Shomaker
  • Clara Pagone
  • Eric Van Tielen
  • Tricia Veldman

Price: $100/hr.

As we are committed to accessible training, New York Speech Coaching offers a discounted rate of $100 with an instructor-in-training. If interested, please inquire.

Seminars & Corporate Training

For pricing information on our corporate training, including seminars and on-site classes, please contact assistant@newyorkspeechcoaching.com with information on projected group size and location.

Group Classes

For information about our current group class offerings and rates, visit the Group Classes page. You can also sign up online for our Tuesday night practice group.

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.

Scheduling Sessions

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.

Gift Certificates

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 assistant@newyorkspeechcoaching.com or call 646-535-6785.

Cancellation Policy

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. Currently, 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

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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.