Gabriel Weiner

Gabriel W.

11 Reviews
Westwood, NJ

Average response time: 2 hours

About Gabriel W.

Background check: Last verified 04/13/2015
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Gabriel teaches: Ages 14 and up
Teaching since: December 2006
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Overview

Gabriel W. ("Musiciano") is a fiery and passionate vocal instructor proficient in the fields of acting, singing and vocal development. A professional singer, actor and teacher with a BFA in Theater Arts.

Gabriel doesn'™t just possess a formal college education, but more importantly an "informal" education based on his experiences on the stage and in the studio in the real world. Gabriel'™s approach is direct, simple and to the core, getting straight to the heart of the matter: developing the voice from the inside out by breaking things down to the essentials.

An expert at creating vocal warm-ups, vocal exercises, and vocal cool-downs and deeply passionate about psychology, this is your guy for learning to keep your voice in shape and having access to helpful insights and advice. Learn to cultivate a healthy attitude and how to create and survive a career in the world of performing arts.

With a kind and compassionate, yet stern and strong tone, Gabriel will work with you to develop the focus and dedication necessary to get your voice beyond what you even knew was possible.

*** Lesson Details ***
Regardless of the genre you sing, developing your voice with Gabriel's help will improve your tone, range, power and overall ability. You can expect to become a much better singer without losing any of your personal and unique traits.

His approach isn't a technical or mysterious one. It's all about re-learning the facts about how the voice functions best.

You can expect to clear away a lot of confusions regarding how the voice works and to take away the guesswork from the vocal development process.

If you want to improve your voice quickly, being guided by someone who understands how it all works and by someone who was where you are today and is now closer to where you want to be in the future is the best way to go. And Gabriel is that guy!

Gabriel's approach is quite simple, yet very effective at developing the entire voice.

"There are two basic levels that every singer must address. The first one is addressing the condition of the body and voice and the second one is addressing the functioning of the voice and body."


I - Silent Foundation

The silent foundation refers to the condition of your instrument as it is silent. If we are looking at the body as an instrument that sings, we first have to make sure that our instrument is in good condition. How healthy is your instrument? Is it well rested, well hydrated and loose? Or is it tired, dehydrated and tense? As you could guess, the condition of your instrument will have a significant impact on the quality of the sounds you make. So the first thing to be addressed is how your instrument is before it starts making sound.


II - Conditioning of Singing Behaviors

This is when we get busy. Once we have a well rested, healthy, hydrated and relaxed instrument we can start working it out. The goal is to condition our singing behaviors to be reflexive, reliable and strong. The way to do this is through a series of vocal exercises that will condition your voice to respond to the desires of your heart. Whatever it is that you want to express will be possible once your instrument is conditioned to the point where there is no gap between what you want to express and your ability to do so. Learning to sing is all about learning how to express yourself without barriers. You should be able to develop enough range, power, control and skill so that you can express your heart without feeling like you'™re incapable of achieving what you pursue. To achieve these abilities training is often necessary.

*** Specialties ***
ALL CONTEMPORARY GENRES!
Confidence Building, Warming-Up, Releasing Tension and Strain, Eliminating Stage Fright, Expanding Range, Improving Tone, Developing Vocal Power and Presence, Eliminating Doubt, Simplifying Singing, Strengthening The Voice, Improving Pitch, Building Stamina, Increasing Creativity, Performance Tips, Artist Development, Acting and Songwriting.

Once we have a good foundation any contemporary genre or style can be improved.

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The Function of a Voice Teacher

Experience

Owner Jan 2008 - Present
Gabriel Weiner Vocal Development Studio

Vocal Instructor and Creative Expression Coach

Education

BFA Theater Arts Sep 2003 - Nov 2007
Five Towns College, NY

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish Fluent / Native Proficiency
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11 Reviews on Gabriel W.

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Quentin J. Jun 25, 2015
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
Gabriel is an awesome teacher! He has helped me not only with my speaking voice, but he has helped me with the underlying issues of it with my confidence and self-esteem. Gabriel is an all-around good teacher to help in the areas of arts to helping you break habits that eat away your personality. I would definitely recommend him for any kind of person, young or old.
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Ann Marie H. Jun 8, 2015
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
My husband has been seeing Gabriel for help to rebuild his speaking voice damaged by injury. Gabriel's knowledge of the mechanics of voice, together with his patience, his sincerity and focus have really helped in the recovery process.

Gabriel is a joy to work with, professional, down to earth, and a very nice person.
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Megan C. Mar 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I started going to Gabriel almost a year ago, and I have to say it was the best decision of my life. He helped me to become more confident in myself and my singing. I now have a greater passion for singing than ever before, and have improved drastically since my first lesson. Gabriel brings out the best in people, inspires you to do your absolute best, and helps you to reach your full potential. He is effective, personable, and by far the best vocal teacher I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Just amazing. I highly recommend him, you won't find a better teacher, individual or friend anywhere else.
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Dave R. Jan 21, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I have been working with Gabriel for about five months and have already noticed an improvement in my vocal performance. Gabriel's vocal exercises have been most beneficial in helping me to strengthen the ends of my vocal range and developing a stronger, higher quality tone. I look forward to each lesson, as Gabriel is always prepared with new and challenging exercises and he encourages me to strive for ever-improving performance. Overall, while Gabriel's critiques and tips are very specific, they can be applied to the performance of music from any genre, which makes him a very effective teacher.
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Mary F. Jan 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
This was my first time taking singing lessons and Gabriel was a pleasant surprise. He gave me voice exercises and taped them and emailed them to me later so that I
could practice. He is friendly and welcoming and seemed to know instinctively what I needed to improve my singing. He is a very caring and patient instructor and it is obvious that he really loves being a music teacher. I would strongly recommend him to anyone that would like to improve their singing.
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Stephanie H. Jun 23, 2014
Singing · Online
I love working with Gabriel! He is so in tune, no pun intended, with me. Each lesson is tailored for me and his encouragement has been priceless. Gabe wants nothing more than for you to be your best self and encourages one to experiment and step out of their comfort zone. Because of this, I have seen such improvement, not only my singing, but in my attitude and confidence in my voice. His lessons are always exciting and I learn something new each time. I look forward to our lessons and his words of wisdom, honest critiques, and knowing I can try anything without judgement.
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Nena L. Jun 10, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
If you are looking for traditional boring singing lessons than Gabriel may not be the teacher for you. His approach is unique and unconventional but guaranteed to bring out the best in your vocals. He is passionate about his art and patient. Gives great encouragement but has polite honesty. If my budget allowed I would see him every day because I look forward to every lesson and greatly miss it in between. He is wonderful and professional!
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bella B. May 9, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
professional but down to earth. His teaching approach is unique: customized lessens to your need.

Gabriel has techniques that would help students to learn warm-ups and excerses to unlock their full range, and improve their vocal ability.

Recommended!
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Erin M. Sep 18, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
Singing

Gabriel is absolutely amazing! He is so passionate about the arts & his love of singing. He sees where ur focus is & makes sure that is what u work on..he shows u how to do vocal exercises, how to take control of ur voice, how to get wonderful range. He is a fabulous teacher!! He doesn't just tell u what to do but demonstrates & makes u understand why u are doing certain exercises. He is a great person & u r very lucky to have him as a teacher, I know I am!!!
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juliec May 14, 2012
Excellent Teacher!

My daughter was very nervous at the beginning but after just 1 lesson, she loosened up. He makes her feel like she can accomplish anything. She is learning a lot about her voice and i am looking forward to the finished product, she is always looking forward to her next class.