Gabriel Weiner

Gabriel W.

Westwood, NJ

About Gabriel W.

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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

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Jan 2016
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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23 Reviews on Gabriel W.

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Adam B. Apr 10, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Gabriel is great. He is fun, personable and extremely talented.
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Victor M. Mar 22, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher. Thanks!
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Victor M. Mar 21, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher. Thanks!
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Joey Feb 4, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Gabe was super friendly and very patient with me. I think anyone will benefit from learning from him. :-)
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Christian M. Jan 30, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Went great, really helped me out, I felt really tense walkin in there but he really showed me how to open up and feel comfortable
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Peter Lim Jan 29, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
He made me feel at ease and not embarrassed which was very helpful to me.
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Jose S. Jan 3, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was a great first lesson. It was thoroughly enjoyed.
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jack montelbano Dec 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Learning with Gabriel has been one of the best experiences i've had in learning. It's always been a dream of mine to sing but i've always been so self conscious and nervous of how I sound that it killed my confidence. Gabe has worked with me through various methods and been very patient with working through my own frustrations and self doubt that i've finally been able to build some confidence. His practice area is spacious, comfortable, and clean. I've only been to 7 lessons but I've progressed more in that short time that I have in 28 years of sounding terrible. I would defintely suggest checking Gabe out if you're looking for singing lessons, he's awesome!
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Eric S. Dec 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very helpful and enjoyed the lesson
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Pam P. Nov 28, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Gabriel is certainly one of the best teacher!
I learned so much in such a short time.
He is very patient with me.
Give me the confident I need to be able to sing
Well.