Gabriel Burrafato

Gabriel B.

La Crescenta, CA
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Accent Reduction

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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? Being a singing teacher for over 15 years, 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 why and how. Based on my research, I have created a very easy to understand method that can dramatically reduce the foreign accent.

Coming from an immigrant family myself, and being fluent in three languages (English, Spanish, Italian), I can relate to the challenges foreigners face when attempting to speak in a neutralized American accent. This can be holding you back from advancing your career.

You will see results instantly. Take the first step to propel your career to the next level!
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About

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Gabriel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1997

Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor/Singer Gabriel Burrafato has performed starring roles on Broadway, Las Vegas and International stages around the world. Known as the “Trilingual, Triple Threat”, this powerhouse of a performer has also appeared in hit shows like ABC’s “Switched at Birth”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, Nickelodeon and many other Principle leading roles in Feature Films and Television. His televised PBS concert “Live from the Venetian in Las Vegas”, has aired in over 350 PBS stations across North America. Most recently, Gabriel starred in his award winning portrayal of Dean Martin in the hottest show on the Las Vegas Strip called “Vegas! The Show” at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Gabriel has studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and began his career as an Apprentice Actor at the prestigious Shaw Festival of Canada. He made his Broadway debut in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, under the direction of 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman. He also starred as Lancelot in the Broadway National Tour of Camelot and Magaldi in the Broadway National tour of Evita (Harold Prince Revival). Gabriel had the distinguished honor of originating the role of the elf archer Legolas in the $30 Million Dollar, world premier production of The Lord of The Rings, directed by Tony award winning director Matthew Warchus.

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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

VOCAL CAPTAIN
Oct 1997 - Nov 2002
Norwegian Cruise Line (Jean Ann Ryan Productions)

Vocal Captain for Jean Ann Ryan Production shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Lead Vocalist
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

Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Southern Shorts Awards
Feb 2017
Best Actor (nom)
California Women's Film Festival Jury Award
Jan 2017
California Women's Film Festival
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

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 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.

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Canadian Actor’s Equity Association
Mar 2001

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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Photos & Videos

Gabriel's unique and effective approach to Accent Reduction.
Accent Reduction Lessons

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Singing Lessons

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As Lancelot in the Broadway National Tour of "Camelot"

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As Magaldi in the 25th Anniversary Broadway National Tour of "Evita".  Directed by Harold Prince

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As Akmed in the original Broadway cast of "Bombay Dreams"

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As Legolas in the world premier of "The Lord of the Rings"

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A Dean Martin in Vegas!

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With Jerry Lewis after performing as Dean Martin in Las Vegas!
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20 Reviews

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Viviana R. Sep 3, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel's technique of teaching is great! After each session, i feel I am improving my English speaking.

Viviana

Amir Aug 26, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

Gabriel has developed an effective accent reduction method. In addition, he creates a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for his students. Gabriel's skill is one of a kind.

Olivia Jul 15, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

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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Juan Jul 2, 2017
· In studio

I have searched high and low for the best Voice Coach in Los Angeles...and I found him! Gabriel's teachings are so easy to understand. He is patient, carrying and really wants you to succeed.

Lesya Pishchevskaya Apr 30, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I've been working with Gabriel on reducing my accent, and my progress over the past month has been terrific! Gabriel's unique methodology is straightforward and effective. He's also very encouraging, patient, and upbeat. Thanks to Gabriel, I was able to understand (and *hear*) the mistakes I've been making for many years (I've been in the US for over 10 years) and to finally get to fixing them. My friends and colleagues have been asking fewer "What did you say?" questions and as I went to networking functions, I was not asked where I was from, which was a sign to me that people did not hear my Eastern European accent. I'll continue working with Gabriel until I sound like those broadcast TV reporters :-), and I am sure that under his guidance I'll be able to do that. Thanks, Gabriel, you are awesome!

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Patricia Apr 29, 2017
Singing · In studio

Super awesome!

Tracy Feb 11, 2017
Singing · In home

Just landed my first singing gig! Thank you Gabriel!

Lisa Feb 9, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Gabriel is simply the best there is! :)

Mark Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · In studio

I was referred to Gabrielle by my acting coach, due to my accent holding me back in my auditions. I have to say he is one of the best voice coaches in Los Angeles with out a doubt. Gabrielle makes it fun, and makes it accessible to all. Give this guy a call, and you won't be disappointed with the results. I Highly recommend this great teacher!

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Talia Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · In studio

Gabriel is an amazing teacher. He teaches with a lot of professionalism and commitment. If you are looking for a very high qualified accent reduction class, Gabriel Burrafato is one of the best options you can have.

Edyta Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · In home

Gabriel is a fantastic teacher. Being a singer and an actor he has the ability to help you hit the correct sounds using simple exercises that can be later practiced at home.

In few lessons that we had he helped me a lot. He is patient, encouraging and provides a comfortable environment during lessons. He is able to guide you and gives a strong foundation to learn the American Accent.

Highly recommend!

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Elor Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I'll start with that Gabriel is the best teacher I've ever had. He's kind, understanding, very patient and listen to your needs. He's technique is so easy and playful that you barley feel like you're actually studying.
I'm so grateful to have him in my life, he helps me a lot!!

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Ash Feb 7, 2017
Accent Reduction · Online

I have taken accent reduction with a few teachers and Gabriel is by far the best accent reduction teacher I have had. His technique is very practical and based on principles of how singing is taught. It has been very effective for me. It also helps that he is a very friendly and nice person in addition to being an inspiring actor, singer and performer.

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Gary Feb 6, 2017
· In studio

Gabriel was patient, kind and very knowledgeable. I have had problems with projecting and Gabriel helped me find my center and really made a difference. Highly recommended!

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!

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!!! :)

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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