tim's instructors AND Staff

Tim is honored to have such an incredible and diversely talented team of co-teachers unified under his vocal method-The Selfless Art of Singing. Every style of singing is taught from the beginner to the professional level including: Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock/R&B/Gospel, Jazz and Classical styles.

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Tim Welch is a Voice Teacher, Performerand Music Producer who has worked with performers from broadway stars to Grammy winning artists. Over the course of Tim's 14 year private vocal instruction career, he has taught over 15,000 voice lessons in every style of singing.

Tim received his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Illinois.  Shortly after receiving his degree, he worked professionally in opera and musical theatre both in the United States and abroad. Even though Tim has extensively studied classical voice, his experience is far from limited to the classical music world. Each week Tim works with: Singer/Songwriters, Electronic Musicians, Hip Hop/R&B performers, Church Musicians and Jazz singers wearing the hat of vocal instructor, music producer or musical mentor. 

Tim is also the creator of "The Selfless Art of Singing Vocal Method" and has been published online about teaching singing. 

Tim is also a critically acclaimed performer, who is constantly honing his skills in singing Musical Theatre, Jazz, Classical and Contemporary Styles. He also actively pursues songwriting and composition. During the summer of 2012 Tim started Sojourn Society an 80's inspired electropop band here in NYC. In addition to "Sojourn Society" Tim launched a solo indie dance project in January 2015 called Volf Yunge which recently had tracks signed to Australian record label Hi-Tech Records


As a vocal instructor, Tim’s unique singing method teaches students how to effectively breakdown the differences between singing styles so they will be versatile, flexible and healthy singers.  

Emily zapata

Vocal Instructor

Instructor: Piano for Singers


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-Private and group voice lessons

-Songwriter instruction

-Beginning piano accompaniment for singer

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Emily has been co-teaching private voice with Tim for almost 4 years and has a thriving voice studio. Emily's degree work is in Jazz vocal studies from Montclair State University. In addition to being a jazz specialist, she has expanded her singing and teaching repertoire to include all styles. Emily also offers lesson in both English and Spanish and c0-teaches the high school songwriter workshop with Brian.

Brian wiseman

Vocal Instructor

Instructor: Guitar for Singers

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-Private and group voice lessons

-Songwriter instruction

Tim is excited to celebrate his one year anniversary having Brian teaching with him! Brian's built his musical education hands-on, performing and recording with several bands and artists in the Tri-State area. His music has been featured in commercials and T.V. programs. Brian specializes in producing vocals and contemporary recording vocal techniques although he is a shapeshifter with his voice.  Brian is fast to breakdown any style of singing and demonstrate it as he is incredibly coordinated with his voice.  Brian also teaches guitar accompaniment for singers.

Anni Epstein

Vocal Instructor

Instructor: Acting and Dialects


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-Voice lessons

-Musical theatre audition prep

-Acting monologue/dialects

Anni is a versatile singer, actor and performer with degree work in the musical theatre and acting from Boston Conservatory. Due to the stylistic diversity in performing musical theatre, Anni is a natural shape shifter between styles.  Anni not only teaches private voice, but acting and monologue prep as well.  Anni is also the director of the TWVS Musical Theatre Cabaret Workshops.

Alfredo Diaz

Instructor: Acting for Theatre and TV/Film

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-Acting Monologue Prep

-TV/Film Commercial Acting Techniques

Alfredo has studied acting with currently some of the best teachers, like Larry Moss, John Dapolito from AWG and Allen Savage and is currently represented by Abrams Artist Agency.

"I'm passionate about working on roles of the unlikely heroes, or anti-heroes. Also, stories about broken spirits rising with courage in the absence of light. I enjoy exploring the true nature of the sub-culture and the characters that navigate through it, in order to bring us the lessons of the underground or the unknown. I love working on both stage and film to bring you these stories of The Heroes Journey into the Night."

Adminstrative staff

Mutlu Bascillar

Studio Manager

Mutlu has year of experience in professional management, event coordination and the implementation of organization systems. Mutlu is the wife of TWVS adult student Steven Feldman and is not only the studio manager, she is also an amazing Crossfit athlete and nutritionist. Tim is so honored to have her on staff. 

Raya Mae J

-Scheduling assistant/Invoicing

Tim is honored to have Raya on staff! Raya recieved her Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Food Technology | Central Mindanao University and has worked various adminstrative and vitual assistant jobs.  Raya is the first contact for new or current students looking to schedule lessons with any Tim or any of his amazing staff.