As President of the New York Singing Teachers' Association, (2008-2014) David Sabella has taught various master-classes and teacher trainings throughout the United States at various chapters of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and internationally, online, through the New York Singing Teachers' Association Professional Development Program. The master-classes and teacher trainings vary in length from 1 hour to 7 hours. The all day workshop includes a live 2.5 hour vocal master-class. Additionally, all master-classes include PowerPoint and Mp3 resources. 

Current Masterclasses: 

  • Singer's Developmental Repertoire (Teacher training offered On Demand online via - 2-5 hrs)
  • Comparative Pedagogy 2010 (Teacher training offered On Demand online via - 2 hrs)
  • Broadway 4.0 - An analysis of Priciples and Practices used on Broadway Today (All Day Live Workshop - 7 hrs)
  • Beyond Belt - Acoustics and Mechanics of the Contemporary Belt (Mini Workshop - 1 hr without Masterclass, 3 hrs with Master-class)


In this comprehensive course and presentation, and with an appealing personality, Mr. Sabella sensibly outlines the principles and practices of today’s Contemporary Musical Theater. He attentively outlines and illustrates contrasting sound spectrums, and analyzes the singer’s very important physical and vocal type; he explores selecting repertoire for developing voices and matches repertoire to technical tasks; he demonstrates how to invent vocalizes from repertoire, and how and when to increase the vocal demand; and he also indicates directions to find new repertoire. Mr. Sabella’s incomparable knowledge of Musical Theater, and his thorough organization assembles a memorable and informative body of valuable information advantageous to students and teachers alike.

BARBARA DYER - Vice President, NATS, Los Angeles

I have (finally!) had a chance to sit down and view my Singer’s Developmental Repertoire sessions [on the NYSTA website] and I have to THANK YOU!  Words cannot express how amazed I was by your presentation.  I have taught singing for over twenty years and felt like I’d been presented a whole new world of vocal pedagogy for music theater.Thank you also for the music you included!  I, of course, knew of Kristen Chenoweth but had never heard Two Little Words from Steel Pier.  What a tour de force for a coloratura soprano! Thank you for opening my mind and my teaching!  Wow!

DR. MONICA MURRAY, Vocal Studies - Coordinator, Concordia University - St. Paul



In addition to these master-classes and teacher trainings SVS also offers seasonal workshops to help the aspiring artist hone their craft in the areas of Acting and Dance. These workshops are offered on an "as needed" basis. Please call to register your interest in our next series.

Musical Theater Audition/Performance Workshop

This 6 week class focuses on finding appropriate audition repertoire for each singer and honing their craft for both audition and performance. The class ends with a open audition for a professional casting agent and/or stage director. This class runs for 7 weeks (6 weeks of class, 7th week audition). $450.00 for 7 weeks, Pianist Provided. Maximum enrollment 10 Students. Call David Sabella at 917.374.5868 to inquire about or register for this class.

"Dance in the style of..."

This innovative dance workshop runs for 6 weeks (next run TBA).  Each class will be taught by a different Broadway Dance Captain, (and/or dancer in a Broadway show). During each class the relevant audition combinations from each Broadway show covered will be taught in a no pressure setting for both singers who move, moderate and even monster dancers. This will allow you to walk into your next dance audition with some familiarity to the material, and therefore have more confidence. Past shows covered: Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Footlose, Wicked, A Dancer's Life.

Please email us for the next series line up and start date. $450.00 for 6 weeks, Pianist provided as needed. Call David Sabella at 917.374.5868 to inquire about or register for this class.

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