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Natalie Weiss

Summer Workshop Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular YouTube web series, "Breaking Down The Riffs," which have collectively reached over four million views. As a private vocal coach and master class teacher, she trains performers across the US and throughout the world. Her career has taken her to the UK, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, and Austria, where she has taught for many institutions including the Institute for Vocal Advancement, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Vocology in Practice.

Natalie’s workshops provide students with various techniques to access a healthy belt, open up the head voice, strengthen the middle mix, and personalize song lyrics. She incorporates music theory and pitch accuracy to ease fears around improvisation. Natalie guides singers with her trademarked method to break down riffs/runs from pop icons and often refers to her mission as “Pop Singing For Dummies.”

Natalie is one of the most sought-after voices among new musical theatre writers and is a featured soloist on several albums by Scott Alan, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Joey Contreras, and Kooman & Dimond. Her self-titled EP and duet EP, One Voice (featuring Sally Wilfert), are both available on iTunes/Apple Music/Spotify. Natalie is featured on the acclaimed soundtrack for The Greatest Showman and appeared on the 90th Academy Awards in the ensemble of “This Is Me.” She can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen as one of the Virtual Community Voices and on the jingles for The Incredibles 2. Natalie made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. In the fall of 2017, she played Molly in Ghost at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Other career highlights include swinging the National Tour of Les Misérables and performing in the ensemble of the second National Tour of Wicked (Elphaba u/s). She was an American Idol season four semi-finalist and has performed the national anthem at Cowboys games and at Shea Stadium. 

Most recently, she performed to sold-out audiences at her solo shows in NYC, London, and Hamburg. Natalie received her BFA in musical theatre from Penn State University. She is currently developing an online riff course, set to launch in 2019. For more information, visit her