I started working with Mary Bowen in 2007. At that time members of my percussion group were looking for a vocal coach to help us with improving our singing skills for our stage performances. Mary is a dedicated, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable teacher with incredible vocal chops of her own, who is deeply committed to the success of her students. She is open to challenges; we were the first trio she worked with in private lessons. Working with her has resulted in 1000 percent improvement in the group’s vocal ability. Each of us has also worked with her one on one. Individually and as a group, we went from people who could hum a tune to singers who can pull off intricate harmonies and achieve an almost perfect blend, thanks to Mary Bowen. It’s now 2014 and we still work with her! We are now six members. I highly recommend Mary to any singer, beginner to advanced.You will find in her a genuine, very encouraging and patient teacher who will see you through to your singing goals.
– GD, Artistic Director of Percussion & Vocal Performance Group
Having been a professional singer/entertainer for four decades, I have known many fine musicians and teachers. Mary Bowen stands out on my list of “the best of the best.” Whether it’s performing, conducting, organizing or coaching, Mary is a consummate professional. Not every excellent singer is an excellent teacher of singing, but Mary is indeed both. Not only is she a brilliant artist and interpreter of song, but she is extremely knowledgeable about the use of and care for the voice, and is most articulate and compassionate in sharing that knowledge.
– MF, Actor and Singer
I am a professional singer in New York City. From time to time I will need a tune up or another pair of ears. Mary is first and foremost a technician. She has a clear understanding of vocal anatomy, vocal pitfalls, habits, etc. She understands the workings of the voice and teaches healthy singing. She wants singers to be their best and will do everything in her power to achieve the goal of healthy vocal production. I highly recommend Mary Bowen as a voice teacher.
– VV, Singer
Mary Bowen is a wonderful teacher and coach. Besides being very encouraging and patient, she is creative in her approaches to teaching voice. She will try many ways to get you in the center of your voice with ease. Along with learning technique, I have learned how to develop my voice and to sing without straining. When I get compliments from friends as well as strangers, I know I owe it all to my work with Mary.
– GJ, Performing Artist
Mary is a very supportive, informative private voice teacher. It’s great to work with someone who is out there performing now, who understands the demands and requirements for a performance career in New York and anywhere. She is sensitive to individual needs and is an expert in the field, pinpointing what needs work and what is already working. Working with Mary I was able to achieve the goals we set, especially working on support and leading to confident performances. I would highly recommend Mary as a private voice teacher and a supportive colleague in the performance industry.
– RB, Singer
Mary is an excellent Voice Teacher. Her knowledge of technique and human physiology allows her to give precise and appropriate instruction to each student. Dedication to her craft is apparent in every moment of a voice lesson with Mary. I can highly recommend Mary because I am a grateful and much improved soprano.
– AH, Performing Artist and NYC Board of Ed. Retiree
I am professional singer and a concert promoter, and have worked with Mary on several occasions. In addition to being an extremely talented singer, she has also proven herself to be a consummate professional. She is a supportive colleague who is always well prepared. Because of her vast knowledge of vocal pedagogy, which she puts into practice with her own vocal technique.
– SM, Singer
Mary is such a unique and talented voice teacher. She’s honest. She cares about what you want out of the lesson and presents it in such a way that you wonder why you weren’t with her in the beginning!
– MG, Singer and Personal Chef
Mary is an extremely bright and talented singer and teacher whom I have known for over 20 years. She is intuitive and knowledgeable about voice and has had a great deal of professional experience performing and teaching.
– RD, President and Owner at American Classic Tours & Music Festivals
Mary is a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher. She is able to adjust her lessons to meet the individual student’s needs, and is very adept at assessing what each student needs and helping him/her to reach the highest potential.
– KT, Singer
Mary is an exemplary musician with excellent skill. Not only is she a superb performer but she knows the vocal mechanism very well and is an advocate for healthy singing. She is also well versed in the various styles of singing based on time periods as well as genre. I highly recommend Mary for anyone interested in the studies of vocal artistry.
– LW, Stage Director
Mary is an excellent voice teacher. She provides coaching and techniques that instill confidence and strength, with patience and integrity.
– CM, Performing Artist
Mary has an extensive knowledge of vocal practice and technique. She is great at evaluating a student’s level and giving the student tools to master vocal technique and artistic expression.
– MS, Singer
I have had the privilege of singing with and being conducted by Mary on a continuing basis for at least ten years. She has always exhibited the highest professional standards along with her loving and kind personality.
– KB, Choral Singer