Suzi Stern


Suzi Stern Vocal Coach

For over 4 decades Suzi Stern has honed her craft as a music educator, teaching private lessons in vocal technique and leading group clinics in jazz improvisation across the US and Europe.

Stern moved from Los Angeles to Lenox MA in 2021.

Stern is on the staff of the New School of Music Jazz and Blues Camp in Austin, Texas which is in partnership with saxophonist and educator Don Braden and the Lichfield Jazz Camp in Connecticut.

Stern has released 8 CDs to date on Aardvark Records, Viewpoint Records and Bus Biscuit Records. She is a seasoned performer, song writer and a published lyricist. More on Stern’s performance career and reviews at:

She has had finalists on the series “The Voice”, winners in the Jazziz Magazine “Vocals On Fire” competition and her most recent award winner was Chelsea Chiu, from Los Angeles, who won the 2022 Downbeat best jazz vocal soloist student award.

“Teaching is something I am completely passionate about. Helping a student find their own personal sound is thrilling to me! Every single person that walks into my studio has an instrument all their own, and I want to help bring out the individualism of each and every student so they sound like themselves…but a more confident, skilled, powerful version of that unique voice that is theirs only!”



  • All levels from beginner to advanced
  • In person or online classes
  • Group improvisation and live ensemble clinics


  • “Tune ups” for experienced performers
  • Recording session coaching
  • Prep for college auditions
  • Theatre audition coaching
  • Non-singing voice talent coaching


Lenox Massachusetts
(512) 924-5821


$85 /45 min. sessions $100 / hr. sessions


Contact Suzi here


Dedicated, discerning, intelligent –

Suzi Stern’s passionate embrace of music enhances her song-story-telling. She shares her insights and evolves with the years to deliver amazing creations of jazz. Her lyrics are heart felt and deeply moving. As a vocal coach she is a master.
Brenda L.
Singer / Artist / CEO of Brenda Ladd Photography Austin, TX

Suzi is an absolute master…

..of her instrument and a consummate musician. She taught me almost everything I know about jazz!
Leah Z.
Professional Musician, Los Angeles, CA

Suzi is an incredibly talented musician…

…and a selfless gracious teacher.
Rebecca S.
Portland, OR

Suzi Stern is an inspirational singing coach…

…who actually has the ability not only to make a frog croak in tune, but also actually to enjoy doing it! I can whole heartedly recommend her.
Bill S.

An incredible musician…

…with perfect intonation!
Tab Bartling
CEO Heart Music
Austin, TX

Had me singing better…

…after my first lesson!
Dale W.
Austin, TX

Suzi is an incredibly dedicated,

warm and encouraging person and her studio is so welcoming!
Amber C.
High School Student
S. Pasadena, CA

I learned more from Suzi…

…in one 45 minute session than I had in 3 years of classes at my school!
Adam B.
Professional musician
Eagle Rock, CA

I always wanted to sing…

…but I was terrified of singing…actually I was even afraid to talk in public, but Suzi is so supportive and nurturing and made me feel so comfortable that I found not only a beautiful voice inside of myself that I had no idea was there but a surprising confidnece about my new found sound! She’s amazing!!
Laura K.
Burbank, CA