Thanks for visiting my listing. I am JT and I want to teach and help you become the best actor Thru song as you can be. I am from SF, CA and studied at ACT in SF. Went to Northwestern University for music and theatre i moved to LA for 18 years and worked on over 200 tv and film projects there mainly all things song and dance. and now i reside in NYC. I currently am a director and choreographer for many live stage shows, TV film and commercial projects. I have performed choreographed and created shows for Broadway off broadway tours and many LA film and TV projects. Some of my favorite shows i have worked in are Grease On Broadway, Tommy international, White Xmas, 42nd Street, Chess, Falsettos, Liza Minnellis and Bette Midlers tours Ricky Martins Music videos Dancing with the stars, The Sing Off on NBC, and all the work I create at Madison Square Garden. And i loved my new off broadway production of Cleopatra the EDM musical.
My passion is finding a character within a song or piece of choreography and making detailed choices to bring that character to life.
my story telling Thru song journey is one of the only programs to focus on acting technique Through song. It's all about making the moment real. Treating the lyrics as if a monologue or conversation bringing the character to life. I combine the proper vocal techniques with the emotion and motivation behind the lyrics. My students and I create stories together in aid to get them thru their vocal performances and auditions in a very real, human and organic way. I coach many Broadway singers and dancers as well as talented students from universities, conservatories, arts programs and high schools around the country. Students goals vary. Some for stage some for recording and some are actors and dancers who just need confidence and a means to approach singing a song which is out of their box of comfortability. I have been a music and dance instructor, a stage director and choreographer and a film and TV producer and choreographer for over two decades. I was, myself a music major in college and a performer in Broadway and touring shows, artist concerts TV and film projects. I have taught at the best schools and studios in the world and want to share my experience and knowledge to help you get to the next level.
If you are serious about singing and really want to deliver a song from The heart and soul please contact me. I will coax you to make all of your own acting choices Thru my method always keeping it real and in the moment. Can't wait to hear from you. Please stay safe and healthy. And happy too.
I love working with students of every level because I also still learn about emotion and it's delivery Thru song and dance from each and every student. I enjoy seeing weekly improvements and could explode with joy when my students have a "breakthrough".
To be able to use my studies of vocal production and music along with my other passion of acting and movement I can really see my students growing into triple threats.
Spending an hour or hour and a half, in person or on zoom and having open conversations and seeing my students connect to the work is a huge prize for me.
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I LOVE my sessions with JT!!! A lot of people know JT from his time teaching at Broadway Dance Center and his work choreographing for MSQ. But what a lot of people don't know is that his formal studies were in vocal performance. Because of his extensive musical training and his strong story telling skills, I can honestly say, his coaching sessions are some of the most helpful and productive sessions I've ever done. Since I started coaching with JT I've added two pop songs to my book (usually a struggle for me) and he has coached me through two other songs that I'd been working on with my voice teacher. Not only are those songs right for my type and the shows I want to audition for -he is fantastic at helping students expand their rep - but I also feel confident that my acting and story telling skills are shining in a way they haven't previously. All of this aside, I think the best thing about JT is that he doesn't put people in boxes; if you're a singer great, if you're a dancer great, but he always works to get his students performing at their best.
JT has helped me so much with telling a story through musical theatre songs! The one-on-one lessons have been very helpful and personal to me as an artist. After several lessons, I feel super prepared going into college auditions during my senior year!
First off, this technique of vocal interpretation is a game changer. I just started lessons with J.T., and I am already noticing a huge difference in my performance level. He is a phenomenal coach who has an abundance of knowledge and genuinely cares about you as a person. I have learned so much already and I am beyond excited to learn more from him. I would recommend J.T. without question to anyone who is serious about pursuing singing/acting professionally.
Christina Goslin: JT’s Musical Theater Coaching Review Within the two years that I have known JT Horinstien, he has been a guiding force in my growth as a performer. During the recent circumstances of the pandemic, I have gotten the wonderful opportunity to work with JT virtually! It has completely altered the way in which I approach connecting to audition/performance material for the better. With the help of JT’s acting method, I have improved immensely upon my ability to convey specific emotion for every lyric. I have also improved upon my ability to feel a mutual catharsis with the audience that makes musical theater performance great. He helps guide me to reach a higher performance quality level by finding the tactics and purpose that is needed to truly feel the words that are coming out of your mouth as if it is the very first time. This is a necessary skill as it is easy to get lost in performing that one may forget how to make a performance fresh and emotionally freeing each and every time. By the end of every session I feel like I have grown as a performer so much and climbed one step further to acting just as well as those whom we adore on the broadway stages. I think the thing that binds all people is our power of togetherness. We can be there for each other even when we can’t physically be together. Music is something we need now more than ever to escape this terrifying yet beautiful world as well as face it as artists so that we may be the change that we seek. JT can and will bring out the performance capabilities that you have always had within, but just need a little help to foster. Overall, I would highly recommend his immersive and eye-opening coaching sessions! You will not regret it!