Shelly Wade is a solo artist, songwriter, and sought-after vocal coach based in NYC. She performs regularly throughout the NYC area, both as a soloist, and as lead singer of The Shelly Wade Band, Shelly Wade & The So-N-So's (A Cover Duo/Band), The 718's (60's/70's Rock), and The Dime Store Romeos (Old Time Country).
In addition to her work on stage, Shelly also operates a Young Artist Program, a branch of Shelly Wade Studios, where she educates and gives young musicians opportunities to write, record cds, and even transcribe their own songs, as young as three years old. Shelly has provided also provided programs for esteemed NYC companies such as The Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Town Hall, Children's Aid Society, and Manhattan School of Music. Watch samples here.
Shelly is a signed artist and songwriter for Endo Music Inc., whose clients include CBS, Nickelodeon, TLC, and many more. Her voice can be heard in the ending credits theme song on the hit Nickelodeon show, LOUD HOUSE! Click to listen here. As a volunteer songwriter for 'Songs of Love, Inc.', Shelly also writes and produces personalized songs for children in-need.
Shelly holds a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with voice with Arthur Levy and Cynthia Hoffman. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (K-12 Certified, NY) and has been teaching privately for over ten years. As an accomplished opera singer, she has performed roles such as “Cherubino” in Le Nozze di Figaro and “Jenny Hildebrand” in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.
Shelly's young artists have gone on to work for Disney, as well as starring in major network commercials. She works with students as young as three years old, who have written and recorded their own songs, to teen and adult vocal students who may be auditioning for high school, college, or broadway. Her vocal coaching empowers singers with a natural, supportive, and safe technique as they discover their unique sound. They perform regularly in NYC venues such as The Duplex and The Bitter End.