Gabriel Burrafato

Gabriel B.

La Crescenta, CA

About Gabriel B.

Gabriel teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 1997
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

As an Award Winning BROADWAY & NATIONAL TOUR Credited Singer and with over 20 years of performing and teaching experience, I have studied closely with the BEST in the industry including 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. RAHMAN, 21-time Tony Award Winning Director Harold Prince and Sir ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER.

I will provide you with a wealth of information and tools you need to bring your voice to the next level in a fun and relaxing environment :) Learn:

* How to prevent vocal damage and strain
* How to overcome stage fright and anxiety
* How to expand your vocal range
* How to utilize your breath efficiently
* How to eliminate bad vocal and performing habits
* How to choose the material that is right for YOU
* So much more!
LEARN FROM A TEACHER WHO'S BEEN THERE!

Photos and Videos

Accent Reduction Lessons

Experience

Lead Vocalist (VOCAL CAPTAIN)

Apr 2010 - Present
David Saxe Productions

Voice Teacher

Aug 1997 - Present
GB Studios

Camelot: Lancelot (BROADWAY NATIONAL TOUR)

Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Columbia Artists Theatricals

Lord of the Rings: Legolas (World Premier)

Aug 2005 - Sep 2006
Mirvish Productions

Evita: Magaldi (BROADWAY NATIONAL TOUR)

Jul 2004 - Aug 2005
Sovereign Entertainment

Bombay Dreams: Wedding Qawwali Singer (BROADWAY)

Apr 2003 - Jun 2004
Really Useful Group

Lead Vocalist

Nov 2002 - Mar 2003
Disney Productions

Lead Vocalist (VOCAL CAPTAIN)

Apr 1997 - Oct 2002
Jean Ann Ryan Productions

Education

Apprentice Program (Actor/Singer)

Oct 2000 - Jun 2002
Shaw Festival of Canada

BA Fine Arts

Sep 1995 - Jun 1999
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Voice

Apr 1990 - Sep 1995
Royal Conservatory of Music

Languages Spoken

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Broadway World Award

Feb 2014
BroadwayWorld.com

Broadway World Award

Feb 2013
BroadwayWorld.com

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Apr 2015
Sag-aftra

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association

Jan 2004
Actors-Equity

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

Canadian Actor’s Equity Association

Mar 2001
Canadian-Actors-Equity-Association

Canadian Actors' Equity Association represents professional artists including performers (actors, singers, dancers), directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers, engaged in theatre, opera and dance in English Canada. Recognizing that the arts are vital to life and that artists make an invaluable contribution to our society, Equity supports the creative efforts of its members by seeking to improve their working conditions and opportunities.

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6 Reviews on Gabriel B.

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Mike Jul 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Gabriel was very professional and knowledgeable. With his coaching I was able to have confidence heading into my auditions. Thank you for everything!
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Patrick Jul 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Gabriel took my voice to the next level. As a professional singer myself, I was looking to elevate my game and did I ever! With Gabriel's techique I was able to do things with my voice I'd never thought possible. I was hitting notes I never thought I could hit, and singing songs in a whole new, wonderful way. Not only will his vocal technique and teaching style improve your voice, but he's an actual working professional with great insight and knowledge of how the business works. Great stuff! I HIGHLY recommend Gabriel!
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Scott Jul 16, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
As a young singer graduating school, I actually learned more about power and control from Gabriel in one lesson than I had in any of my previous vocal training. We only had a few lessons together here and there over the span of about 6 months, but they changed my voice dramatically and his coachings very much stuck with me. I still refer back to some of the techniques he taught me for myself and any students I teach. Definitely the man to coach you!
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Sandy Jul 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Finally! a teacher with the Credits to back him up!!! :)
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George Jul 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Gabe is the real deal! Not only is he a detailed and thorough vocal technician, but his experience as a performer offered valuable insight for my performing. He's flexible and really goes the extra mile to make sure his students are understanding what he's working on with them. He realizes teaching vocal technique and coaching audition / performance is NOT a cookie-cutter approach. He understands different people absorb and retain instruction in different ways. I also really appreciated the detail in conveying emotion and character in songs. Gabriels Broadway and Las Vegas experience was helpful in a very practical way to my time working with him in terms of auditioning, and stage performance. I really appreciated his wisdom, guidance, and advice. Additionally, I found his relaxed and un-intimidating manner to be completely relaxing and helpful in opening up in lessons. I highly recommend this talented performer and instructor.
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Rebecca M. Jul 15, 2015
Broadway Singing · In home
Wow, he really knows what he's talking about!!! I had no idea my voice had that much potential! This one is a keeper.
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