Rehearsal space for all voices, and all people.
356 W. 40th Street at 9th Avenue, 4th Floor
Monday - Friday: 10am - 8pm
Meet the Owners
Spectra is a proudly queer, disabled, neurodivergent, and woman-run company.
Amy Stewart and Rachel Fry met in graduate school (*mumble mumble*) years ago at Roosevelt University as classical singers. They began renting teaching space together 6 years ago, and the rest is history.
Amy (she/her), is a voice teacher and the creator of Accompanist Connection, TheoryWorks, an online program that teaches music theory to actors. She thrives on building people up and becoming their new biggest fan. Her students have appeared on Broadway, cruise ships, with the Rockettes, and in regional theatres across the country. Amy is a proud recipient of the Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her current obsessions include the "You're Wrong About" podcast, the Locked Tomb series, eco-friendly products for our company, and our resident mascot, Lucy.
Affectionately called "Mom" or "Momma Fry," Rachel (she/her) has been sending New York's finest young singers to institutions such as NYC (Clive Davis and Steinhardt), Rice, MSM, NEC, Peabody, University of Michigan, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Vassar for the last 12 years. In addition to being an accomplished voice teacher, she is also an excellent accompanist and sight reader. Her bisexual toxic trait is looking at anything and saying, "I could probably do that." She lives in Queens with her fiancé and cat, who don't dissuade her (even though they probably should).
Lucy is a heckin' good girl. She is five years old, and was discovered wandering highways in Texas with a band of roving cats. Thus, she is obsessed with felines and loves them...even if they don't reciprocate. Her current obsessions include alternately destroying and snuggling her Lamb Chop toy, sleeping in her fuzzy bed, and getting as many scritches as clients at Spectra can give her*.
*If any of our would prefer not to meet Lucy, just call us to let us know and we'll tether her before you arrive. <3 She never enters any of the studio so they remain allergy-free zones.
Both Amy and Rachel are thrilled to finally get the chance to create the kind of warm, inclusive, accessible, and supportive space for performers and teachers they always dreamed of having themselves.