Gabbi Coenen

Gabbi C.

Brooklyn, NY

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About

Gabbi delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4 to 70

Teaching since:
2009

I am a professional vocalist and composer, with a BFA and BMus in Jazz Performance, and over 10 years of performance and recording experience internationally, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with NY's premiere a cappella ensemble Khorikos, and the Knitting Factory with Brooklyn-based indie band RVBY MY DEAR; as well as commercial voiceover work for major brands. I specialize in teaching Jazz, Pop/Contemporary, Broadway and Choral singing, songwriting, theory, ear training and arranging, as well as Beginner – Intermediate Piano.
All ages and levels are welcome - including college and high school students preparing for auditions! Whether you’re looking to take your music to the next level professionally, or want to learn just for fun, lessons are tailored to your ability and musical interests. I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to music, and I encourage and guide my students to find what it is about their voice that makes them unique.

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Experience

Vocal coach
Jan 2009 - Present
Gabbi

Self-employed vocal coach

Voice & piano instructor
Sep 2015 - Apr 2016
Guitar Center

Taught voice and piano lessons to students ranging in age from 5-70 years old, the majority of whom were at a beginner-intermediate level.

Theory, ear training and piano skills tutor
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Tutored college-level Jazz students in various subjects such as Theory, Ear Training, Rhythmic Analysis, Piano, Arranging, and chart-writing for vocalists.

Teaching Assistant
Jan 2013 - May 2013
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Teaching assistant for advanced Jazz Rhythmic Analysis class

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Jazz Studies (Voice)
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Bachelor of Music - Jazz Performance (Voice)
Feb 2008 - Nov 2010
West Australia Academy of Performing Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Artist of the Month
Sep 2014
The Deli Magazine NYC
Artstart Grant recipient
Jul 2014
Australia Council
Salutatorian
May 2014
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

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15 Reviews

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Holger Mar 30, 2017
Piano · In studio

Highly recommend!

Ebony Mar 19, 2017
Singing · In home

Gabbi is awesome! I'm so happy I'm taking lessons with her. Very pleased.

Aaliyah Feb 18, 2017
Music Theory · In home

Gabbi is a great teacher! I appreciate her thorough approach to ensure you've mastered the basics in order to be truly successful and self-sufficient musically.

Emma G. Oct 5, 2016
Singing · In studio

I just had my first lesson with Gabbi and she was wonderful! Encouraging, helpful, and understanding of my total lack of experience. Scheduled my next lesson for next week.

Alexandra Oct 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Gabbi is very patient and professional. Looking forward for the next class.

Holger Sep 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

First session done... looking forward to the next.

Jillian Sep 13, 2016
Piano · In home

Gabbi was very sweet and patient with my 9 year old daughter. My daughter is very excited for her next lesson!

Julie C. Sep 12, 2016
Singing · In home

I am taking beginner singing classes with Gabbi and I highly recommend her.
She is nice, fun, organized and patient. But most importantly, after taking 5 lessons with Gabbi I already feel like I am improving.
We typically start a class with warm up exercices and then work on a song. I am french and not always confortable with singing in English, that's why I appreciated when Gabbi suggested we could start with a song in French, which made things easier for me.

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Dana Aug 31, 2016
Singing · In studio

I took piano and voice lessons with Gabbi, beginner level in both. Gabbi is a great teacher. I loved the systematic approach she took. She's very patient and knowledgeable, the lessons are always fun!

Dana Aug 31, 2016
Piano · In studio

I took piano and voice lessons with Gabbi, beginner level in both. Gabbi is a great teacher. I loved the systematic approach she took. She's very patient and knowledgeable, the lessons are always fun!

Robert Jun 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Gabbi is an incredibly gifted musician and teaching artist. She was very accommodating with what I needed to accomplish in terms of my goals as a singer. She genuinely cared that I was not only to better myself technically and musically but gave me the mental tools necessary to continue my studies outside of our lessons and onward in my own solo career. Between teaching me proper warm-up exercises and how to physically carry myself while singing and even during day-to-day life, she is incredibly knowledgable on the human voice and all things related. I highly recommend her as a teacher and mentor to anyone who is considering doing so.

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Erika May 31, 2016
Piano · In home

Gabbi is wonderfully patient with our twin 4yo toddlers whom at first were anything but interested in playing an instrument. But now they sit and follow her directions. It's been a real advantage for me to have her come to our home because it can be quite challenging to have to get two kids to music class! Now my husband even gets a lesson from Gabbi weekly and he's been loving it!

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Jo May 30, 2016
Piano · In studio

"Ms. Coenen is my piano teacher, and she is absolutely amazing! She is welcoming, kind, knowledgable, and extremely talented. She takes extra care to explain music theory, concepts, and makes learning exciting and fun. She is also very patient. As an adult beginner, this patience is very much appreciated. I would HIGHLY recommend Ms. Coenen for individuals of any age who want to learn to play the piano professionally or for pleasure."

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Cynthia May 15, 2016
Singing · In home

SHES THE MOST AWESOME TEACHER THERE IS!!!!!! She has a lot of patience when teaching and she would actually tell you about what you need to work on. OVERALL she is a kool kat!

Diana May 15, 2016
Singing · In studio

Gabbi is an amazing instructor! Ive been working with her for quite some time now and have learned and accomplished so much in the process. She is down to earth and is able to cater lessons to your specific needs. She is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me to understand and widen my vocal range. My confindence has greatly increased thanks to her!

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