(Broadway – Pretty Woman, American Psycho, Kinky Boots, Wicked; National Tour - Evita)
I started going to Katy when I ran into a singer's nightmare. After years of singing demanding vocal lines 8 shows a week, the wear caught up with me. I needed to refine my technique in a way that would allow me to healthfully do my job. Not only did I find the solution with Katy, but through her nurturing approach and intuitive understanding of my voice, I'm now in the best singing condition of my life.
(Broadway - Frozen, Wicked)
It is hard to express in words all the ways Katy has helped me! To try to sum it up .... she has helped me to believe in myself and let out for the world to hear the sound of my heart and soul through my singing. To know that I am enough and worthy of being heard and that my voice makes a difference in the world and can uplift people has been life Changing for me! I used to be scared to sing, now when I open my mouth love comes out and I love every second of it.
(TV- Atlanta, Ozark, The Haunting of Hill House, MacGyver, Love Is, Bull, Happy; Broadway- Waitress; National Tour- The Lion King)
Katy embraced me from the start and, for that, I am extremely grateful. As
an strong actress, dancer and, yet, untrained singer, she has helped me tremendously in getting over age-old fears and any other obstacles preventing me from being the best, multifaceted performer I can be. Every lesson with her is a true gift. She is a joy to work with each day.
(Broadway – Side Show, Hair)
I came to Katy looking for a vocal coach, but what I got was so much more. She helped me get my voice into top-notch condition, stretched my belt and legit soprano, and taught me how to mix to make it sound like my belt. She gave me warm ups that work quickly and easily, which I do every day to keep my voice in shape. She helped me build my book while giving me guidance on my career, which helped me book my first Broadway show! I would recommend Katy to anyone!
(Broadway - Hadestown, Wicked, Fun Home)
Katy knows what to do with any voice. She knows how to identify and embolden your strengths AND your weaknesses. And she is not just a technician. She is an artist. Every lesson I leave feeling more connected to my voice and to my artistic expression. Get an appointment ASAP. You won't regret it.
(Broadway - The Color Purple)
Katy literally saved me! My voice and my spirit was a bit bruised when i met her. My vocal cords were overworked and i didn’t think there was much hope for me! Katy literally whipped me in to shape and I sang a 3 month run of Effie White in Dreamgirls straight into The Color Purple National Tour like a bird! I can’t thank Katy enough for the MIRACULOUS work she did! I am grateful! Forever her student!
(Broadway - Mean Girls, Holiday Inn, Cats, Honeymoon in Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway)
Katy truly helped me accomplish things I used to think impossible. She is so tuned in to exactly what your specific voice needs and works with. The brain, the body, the voice all work together and Katy knows just how to get it to all work for you.
(opera singer/entrepreneur, activist)
In transitioning from classical/operatic repertoire to a more pop/musical theater technique, my work with Katy has been fundamental to my growth as an artist. I've learned so much from her, and can't recommend her strongly enough!
(Broadway – On the Town, Hair; National Tour: Les Miserables)
Katy Pfaffl is a singer's singing teacher. What I mean by that is she knows a performer's struggles: nerves, endurance, maintenance, and the biggie for me: fear. She knows how to coach students through these struggles and find success and vocal freedom! Katy is a wonder!
NATALIE JOY JOHNSON
(Broadway – Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde)
Katy is such a wonderful teacher! Warm, nurturing and patient - she not only brings an arsenal of vocal techniques, but her first hand experience in the business offers her (and us!!) unique insights that helps her students get out of their heads and into their art. Yes, yes, yes!!!
(Broadway - King Kong; Off Broadway – Fuerza Bruta, TV – the Wiz, The Get Down)
I am so thankful that my paths have crossed with Katy. My technique has developed exponentially, and I feel my improvement during and after each session. She is very intuitive and tailors each class to what I need, developing my voice, my confidence, and my artistry. I have found a gem and will continue to study with her. I'm very excited for our sessions to come! I can't thank you enough, Katy!
DEAN DE LUNA
(Broadway – West Side Story)
Katy has seriously changed my life! I used to think I knew how to sing, but Katy has a way of unlocking and pin pointing exactly what I needed to go to the next level. She is no B.S. while still motivating and encouraging you to be the best you can be. Katy doesn't waste time or money with incredible individualized lessons that with practice, give you the ability to go beyond what you thought was possible! She has changed the way I approach music - I am thankful!
(Broadway -Frozen, Kinky Boots)
Katy completely changed the way I sing. Her ability to articulate how to connect my body to my voice helped me better prepare for auditions/ performances with ease. Katy's vast knowledge of material and technique allows me to work on a multitude of different genres of music and explore new aspects of my voice. She creates a wonderful judgement free atmosphere in which I can work on meeting my full potential without pressure. Her guidance has truly helped me grow!
(Broadway – Kinky Boots)
Katy is more than just a superb voice teacher. She is an incredibly wise and compassionate human with the power to make someone feel safe and free. She fosters growth in a way that happens so quickly, it's astonishing and empowering all at once. She is incredibly smart, musical, multitalented and passionate, with so much to offer a student. Katy is a natural born teacher and has restored a sense of play for me in singing, and I am a better artist because I know Katy.
(Broadway - On Your Feet, Hamilton)
Katy is not only an amazing teacher, but she’s also a wonderful person and friend. She really cares about her students and takes extra time to see what the student individually needs in a session. She is an amazing musician as well!!! She is the total package.
(Broadway - Frozen, Cats)
Katy is not only an excellent voice teacher, but a life coach. She has shown me that there is no separation between the human and the artist. She not only teaches you technique, but helps you find your own unique voice and point of view.
When you feel comfortable, you relax. When you relax, you breathe. When you breathe, you can SING! Katy makes you feel comfortable, encouraged, and, most importantly, worthwhile, no matter what your level. And before you know it, 60 minutes have gone by, and your range just climbed a note higher, and your breath control held a second longer, and you’re on your way.
(Broadway - Kinky Boots)
Katy came highly recommended to me by multiple friends in the business who I trust. I knew I needed to work with someone who would reignite the spark in me and bring me back to what brought me here in the first place- my passion for singing. On the very first lesson, she not only was able to immediately identify the holes I try so hard to cover in my voice, but give me quick and easy tools to work with. Even more importantly, she brought back my pure love of singing.
(Broadway – In the Heights, Tarzan)
I have had the pleasure of working with Katy for over ten years. Her patience, compassion and talent for teaching and communicating ideas has been an essential part of my success, both as an artist and as a human being . She understands the needs of each individual, and is fully invested in your personal growth. Countless times I've walked in frustrated and unhappy, only to leave inspired and reinvigorated. Wherever you want to go, Katy will get you there!
(Broadway – Travesties, Long Days Journey)
I cannot recommend Katy highly enough. I first came to Katy wanting to do more musicals; I'd been away from singing and wasn't feeling confident in auditions. Now with Katy, my voice has never felt better. All of my issues get worked out in each lesson. She hones in on my trouble spots and works with me to get rid of them. Katy has helped me find places in my voice that I never thought possible. She is a fabulous musician plus every lesson is fun!
(Frozen, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, How to Succeed)
When I first found Katy, I was in a serious panic. Having been in my Broadway show for quite some time, I was struggling to sing anything other than that specific music. Katy helped me find my authentic voice. With her help, my voice has done things I never thought possible. She has this amazing way of explaining things so that they actually make sense. I found her methods not only understandable, but easily executable.
(Broadway - Pretty Woman)
When I recommend anyone to Katy, the first thing I say is “She is a life changer”, both a teacher and mentor. She has helped me with vocal technique and repair, audition cuts and material, character work and storytelling, vocal arrangements for concerts and cabarets, vocal approach and style, and just good old-fashioned life coaching. Katy possesses a wisdom and insight that allows her to connect with and understand her students to truly help them grow.
LENA MOY BORGEN
Katy Pfaffl is the greatest, most supportive person you could ever want to work with. She kicks your butt into gear and forces you to do all the things that you should be doing, and all with a smile. Without her encouragement and guidance, I don't know what I'd do. She rocks!
(Broadway – Shrek)
Katy is magical. She doesn't just teach you to sing, but how to be the best version of yourself. I feel challenged but supported; I can keep learning without fear of judgment or vocal damage. I can sing things I never imagined I could sing, and do things I never imagined I could do because of my work with her. She is a teacher, mentor, and friend. No one does it better.