I have been helping singers of all levels for over 15 years. My passion for professional singing began with listening to pop and rock singers on the radio back in the early 90’s and continued evolving into the early 2000’s when I discovered musical theater. The sounds I hear on the radio and on Broadway today continue to inspire me as much as ever. My objective is simple: to assist you in discovering and refining your signature, one of a kind voice. Although I appreciate classical music, my true passion lies in helping contemporary singers bring out their authentically fresh, reliable and unique sound. Classical singing and contemporary singing are different artforms. Unless you want to be an opera singer, I would not recommend that you study with just any kind of voice teacher. I learned this the hard way when I was in college. My voice training then was quite frustrating because I wanted to sound like ME, but my voice teacher was teaching me to stand, breathe and sound like an opera singer. I work with singers who want to sound like who they really are inside. In opera, the goal is to create a sound that projects through the orchestra without a microphone. That’s why opera singers tend to sound so alike, they’re going after a very specific sound. Contemporary singers tend to sound very unique from one another because we have the great luxury of a microphone. This allows us to be our natural and intimate selves and sing however we intend to. This is what lessons are for – to get better at singing how YOU enjoy singing, not to follow a recipe from a heavily biased voice teacher. It’s nice when others believe in you, but it’s much better when you believe in yourself. I am a very strong proponent of a simple and reflexive approach to singing. I don’t have complicated, flashy or intimidating instructions. I am ALL about results. I train my students in a way that gets them to find their true voice, expands range, builds strength, prevents damage, significantly increases vocal options and ultimately develops an unshakable deep trust in their vocal abilities and skills. My clients report that they experience a great boost in confidence and ease in themselves and in their voices. I gradually and steadily challenge the voice of my client so that it continues to grow and improve. To read what some of my students have to say about taking lessons with me, check out Reviews I work with singers of all levels who are over the age of 14. *** 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 and Songwriting.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2006
BFA Theater Arts
Teaches ages 14+
Speaks Spanish, English
Has background check
Gabriel was very nice and understood what my issues are, and we got right to work he helped me understand the concept of using my voice as an instrument. Great lesson.
Gabriel’s a great teacher, through my first lesson with him I’ve learned to explore my voice in different ways that I wouldn’t have thought of. — Fun experience!
I just had my first lesson with Gabriel, and he pointed out so many things I knew about my singing that I dislike, that I was trained in despite it not being what I was passionate about. He immediately reassured me it could be undone and fixed. Truly, the most compassionate vocal coach I've know.