Film Acting Lessons
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Gabriel B.
Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor/Singer Gabriel 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.
Speaks Spanish, Italian
Teaches students 6 and up
Teaching since 1997
He really helped me to improve the power and control of my voice, and gave me really insightful performance tips to really act out a song with emotion.
His lessons are very effective.
Gabriel is awesome! I had absolutely zero acting experience before him. He taught me the basics of acting as well as tips to get into the industry. I am now working on video reels and perfecting monologues. I highly recommend Gabriel for any experience level. I am now much more confident in my abilities and am very excited to continue learning from him.Show More
Gabriel’s method is very effective. After 5 classes with him, I have started noticing changes in my way to differentiate sounds and pronounce them. I have taken classes with several accent reduction instructors and definitely Gabriel’s method is the most effective so far.Show More
Gabriel is an amazing coach. He takes the time to explain in detail how to discover a character in an easy to understand way. As a beginner he has really helped me learn to break down a script and understand what is going on. He teaches you how to set yourself apart from the crowd in an audition. I highly recommend Gabriel to anyone seeking to better their craft or begin acting!Show More
Gabriel developed a proprietary method of accent reduction that makes it easy to focus on the areas that need change or improvement. The method, combined with Gabriel’s passion for teaching, make the classes dynamic and productive. He quickly identified my problematic areas, and patiently worked with me on changes I needed to make to the way I pronounce certain sounds.
He also provides ample resources and direction for exercises in between the lessons to make the progress faster. I highly recommend Gabriel for accent reduction classes.
Had an amazing first lesson with Gabriel. He really knows his stuff and not only demonstrates but teaches the techniques that he uses. Lots of material and I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
Gabriel's Accent Reduction teachings have changed my life. My American English has improved dramatically! I'm seeing results at all levels. I highly recommended!!!
Gabriel is an awesome teacher! I had no experience singing before, but he was very patient and understanding of where I was at. His lessons are thorough yet easy to follow, teaching me techniques that help me open up my voice and sing without hurting myself. In addition, his insight into singing as a form of storytelling and a way to convey emotions really benefited my learning. He teaches in a professional yet friendly manner. Thanks to him, I feel so much more confident in my singing; I highly recommend him as a singing teacher.Show More
I'm getting excellent results with Gabriel. His technique is easy to follow and he understands all my doubts and difficulties. I highly recommend his lessons!
Gabriel is an excellent instructor whose lessons are fast-paced and effective.
Excellent first lesson. Covered a lot of technique and material, and I look forward to the next one!
Gabriel is an amazing teacher. He works well based on where the student is. I have been requesting help with my current musical and broadway singing in general, and Gabriel has helped me feel much more confident. The lessons are more than worth it.
Wonderful teacher, helpful lessons, easy to follow technique.
Gabriel is a wonderful instructor. He teaches techniques that will open up the full power of your voice to you, and gives very personalized instruction about where and how you can improve.
I am glad I found Gabriel. I feel like every session I learn something new and I am learning techniques that will be helpful in everything I do. Gabriel is a patient and kind teacher and makes sure I am learning before moving on to the next lesson.
Helps a lot. Takes time with his students and can find where they need improvement.
I sought Gabriels assistance in preparing me for an upcoming vocal Audition and to help me work out the kinks of whatever bad habits i may have deveoped over the summer. He himself has an amazing voice and charming personality. It helps to have an instructor that has been through auditions to give you pointers. He has an amazing ear as well, so he catches things—like if you tighten up on a note—and is quick to correct you. Each class i have walked away learning something new, and having something previously learned reinforced. He is well worth the time and money. Very professional.Show More
I've learned so much from Gabriel. As we approach ten lessons together, I have learned many tools and techniques from him that have made me more confident in analyzing comedic and dramatic scripts to present them in realistic and in-depth ways!
Gabriel helped me correct a few souds right away. His method is easy to understand. I have enjoyed my lessons and found them very helpful. Would highly recommend.
I have a strong Eastern European accent and sought Gabriel’s help to reduce it. He is an amazing teacher - explains well and he is really very patient and persistent with you. He tries to make the lessons funny and easy. Accent reduction takes time but with Gabriel’s method I started realizing the mistakes I make when pronouncing words just after a few lessons.Show More
So far, I've had just one lesson with Gabriel, and my first impression is very positive. He has come up with a very specific and actionable method for making the student really understand the sounds (s)he should be aiming for. I am quite optimistic about this approach and feel it may be a good solution for me.
On the personal level, Garbriel is very personable and extremely pleasant ot work with,
After struggling to get rid of my accent for years, I finally decided that this isn't something I could do on my own and should work on it with an instructor. I am glad that I found Gabriel. His lesson plan is very methodical so you know exactly which areas you need to work on. Gabriel is very attentive and strives for perfection in his lessons which makes him an excellent teacher.Show More
Gabriel is great with kids and his depth of knowledge and humor is top notch!
Gabriel is nice, patient and professional. He found out the level of my daughter first and taught her the appropriate singing techniques based her needs. My daughter enjoyed the lesson.
His approach is very different from speech therapist.
Gabriel has been a pleasure to work with. He is on time, on the subject, and his system is simple yet very effective. Highly recommended!
My skill improved every session! Gabriel is great because he focuses on really building a foundation for your voice! I highly recommend him!
I just completed my first lesson with Gabriel. 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 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!Show More
Gabriel's technique of teaching is great! After each session, i feel I am improving my English speaking.
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.
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!Show More
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.
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!Show More
Just landed my first singing gig! Thank you Gabriel!
Gabriel is simply the best there is! :)
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!Show More
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.
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.
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!!
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.Show More
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!
Gabriel was very professional and knowledgeable. With his coaching I was able to have confidence heading into my auditions. Thank you for everything!
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!Show More
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!Show More
Finally! a teacher with the Credits to back him up!!! :)
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.Show More
Wow, he really knows what he's talking about!!! I had no idea my voice had that much potential! This one is a keeper.
David Saxe Productions
Columbia Artists Theatricals
Really Useful Group
Norwegian Cruise Line (Jean Ann Ryan Productions)
Vocal Captain for Jean Ann Ryan Production shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Jean Ann Ryan Productions
Shaw Festival of Canada
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Royal Conservatory of Music
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Best Actor (nom)
California Women's Film Festival