Gabriel Burrafato: Voice Coach

Gabriel Burrafato: Voice Coach

5.0 (7)
3 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

SINGING LESSONS:
Study with an award winning Broadway & National Tour credited singer! With over 15 years of performing and teaching experience, and having studied with the best in the industry (including 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber), I will provide you with a wealth of information, and the tools you need, to bring your singing voice to the next level, in a fun and relaxing environment.

ACCENT REDUCTION LESSONS:
I have developed a proven, groundbreaking, unique, fun and interactive approach to reduce, and in some cases eliminate the foreign accent completely. How you ask? I have always found it fascinating when my foreign students would be able to sing a standard American song with NO accent. Somehow, singing completely eliminated their accent. Since that discovery, I was determined to find out how. Based on my research, I have created a very easy to understand method that can dramatically reduce the foreign accent.
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La Crescenta, CA 91214
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • JONATHAN JOSE QUINTANA

    I love working with this guy. He is very knowledgable, patient and he also knows how to make the lessons dynamic.

  • David

    “I have taken lessons with other instructors but things became redundant. Gabriel gave me an incredible amount of new insights. He appears to have a very good system, even for people who have had no prior lesson experiences. I am very excited to practice the new exercises he introduced to me. He is a great instructor. I am excited about practicing all that he has taught me already!”

  • Sergey

    “Gabriel’s method of visualizing English sounds in the form of a map proved to be extremely helpful and efficient. No longer I am lost in a seemingly endless universe of foreign noises! The sound map is a concise and precise tool that enables me to target just the right sounds. Even when I fail to produce the exact match for a native pronunciation, I end up sufficiently close to be easily understood. I cannot stress enough the benefits of having a clear idea of how a word is supposed to sound. All too often, non-native speakers fail to pronounce something correctly not because they can’t do it but simply because they don’t know how to. Gabriel’s approach eliminates the uncertainty about what you should do to sound native. Knowing what to do doesn’t equal being able to immediately do it. But it’s a solid foundation on which you can build your new pronunciation. The pronunciation that will always be only as good as the efforts you are willing to put in it. “

  • Olivia

    Gabriel is an incredible accent teacher. He has his own technique and all I can say is that it REALLY works. I tried other accent coachs before him and always felt some part of the work wasn't fully done. I felt like they were only showing me what I should be doing. That is not the case with Gabriel. He is detail oriented he has a superman ear, he is very good at explaining what is the mistake you are making and how you can correct it, giving precise exercises and techniques to fix it. I have people asking me if I moved to the States when I was 5 when in reality I moved here less than a year ago :) Can't beat that! A part from his professionalism, he is kind, funny, flexible. I totally recommend him!


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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor of Arts Degree:  Majoring in Communications

Royal Conservatory of Music: Voice

Shaw Festival of Canada: Apprentice Actor 

Stratford Festival of Canada: Shakespeare

 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

- $50 per hour: In person or on line

- $30 per half hour: In person or on line


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Professional Actors, Singers, Doctors, Lawyers, Executives, Housewives, Business owners, you name it. 

Anyone who wants to take their carrier to the next level.