Gabriel Weiner

Gabriel W.

Tenafly, NJ
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My approach is best defined with one word: natural. Everything about you is unique, including your voice. Imitating denies this simple fact. So I'm all about stripping away all imitation, getting you in touch with your voice and then making that signature voice of yours strong and flexible. Your voice should be as unique as you are. I work with all levels and if you don't like my lessons - I will give you your money back.

About Gabriel W.

Gabriel 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 a real world education based on his experiences on the stage, on the road and in the studio. His 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, he is also deeply passionate about psychology, he is your guy for learning to keep your voice and mindset in tip-top shape. Beyond improving technique, Gabriel can help you cultivate a healthy attitude and help you to survive and thrive in a career in the world of the performing arts.

With a kind and compassionate, yet stern and honest tone, Gabriel will work with you to develop the focus and dedication necessary to get your voice beyond what you even knew 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 overly technical or mysterious. It's about re-learning the facts about how the voice functions best and the application of this updated knowledge.

Expect to clear away many confusions about how the voice works thus taking 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. 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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Hunter
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Gabriel has been my vocal teacher for over a year now. He is great to work with. He is also very kind, patient, and caring.

Posted Nov 5, 2019
Karen L.
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Gabriel is an excellent teacher. I thought he immediately had insight into how to help improve my singing voice with varies exercises. He acted most professionally. I think I really benefited in only my very first lesson with him.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
John
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Gabriel is very patient and understanding, helping to guide you into the areas that you need to work on and improve. He is fantastic at explaining things in ways you can understand them to help you better reach your goals. Additionally, he is all about being yourself and feeling comfortable which makes the experience all the more enriching!

Posted Apr 1, 2019
Lucy G.
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Great teacher! Makes you feel confident and comfortable !! His lessons go above and beyond the expectations!

Posted Mar 21, 2019
Melissa
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One lesson with Gabriel and you can tell he teaches what he loves. He is an expert on all of the technical aspects of the voice and precisely explains to you how the voice works and how your body makes certain sounds. He is extremely patient and takes time to answer all of your questions. He also has tremendous empathy and understands more than anyone that I've ever met why singing is so difficult. He understood right when he met me that one of my biggest barriers was my mental state and that somehow, over the years, I
had convinced myself that I couldn't sing. He gently encouraged me to step out and start working towards my dream.

Gabriel's approach is one of the most natural that I've seen - he has a way of "allowing" the right technique to happen without you having to work or think too hard about getting it right. After just a few months with Gabriel, I can already notice the voice I was meant to have emerging from a place I had shut down a long time ago. He has a way of making you feel safe right from the start, and truly encourages you from start to finish.

If you want someone who will get you the results you are looking for, Gabriel is your person!

Posted Jan 28, 2019
Al
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I’ve tried countless amounts of online exercises which took 3x the effort and strain for poor result. Gabriels lessons go over many unique exercises that are geared for your specific vocal. Throughout 2 months, I’ve learned many new training techniques for my voice, while learning how the vocals operate, allowing myself to become self aware of what’s going on throughout each exercise. Gabriel gives his 110% in every lesson, is informative and very easy to talk to.

Posted Nov 13, 2018
Athena M.
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Gabriel is just a wonderful person & teacher!

Posted Mar 2, 2018
Mary T.
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I really enjoyed my first session with Gabriel

Posted Feb 27, 2018
Dawa
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Excellent trainer with patience

Posted Feb 10, 2018
Philip U.
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First lesson went great! My son really enjoyed the experience and is looking forward to more instruction.

Posted Sep 23, 2017
David E.
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Very patient and easy to work with. Only one lesson so far but a very enjoyable experience!!

Posted Jun 15, 2017
Nicolas C.
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gabriel has been very helpful to me. he is patient and really pays attention to detail while listening to you vocalize. he has helped me unlock different parts of my voice that i didnt even know were possible. i highly recommend him to any one with the passion to sing and get better everyday.

Posted May 24, 2017
Dres Valenz
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An incredible vocal coach, full of knowledge and a great teacher. Gabriel taught me how to sing without forcing myself and also how to remove those knots in my throat. An excellent ear to tell right away if you're flat or sharp. I recommend his knowledge to anyone who wants to take their voice to a whole new level.

Posted Mar 26, 2017
Elicia G.
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Coming from a person who never writes reviews and probably being the most nervous student ever to sing in front of people - I have to say he really knows how to put you at ease and instructs you in a way you know he has your best interest in mind and truly want to see you grow. I enjoyed my time and I am very happy with my choice. I look forward to working with him!

Posted Nov 27, 2016
Aswathi
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Gabriel is an outstanding vocal teacher! He explains everything he teaches very thoroughly. He is different from all my other vocal teachers, he is not a boring old classical/opera singer. He actually understand what your goals are and he helps you achieve those goals. After having a couple of lessons with him I have already felt the difference in my voice. My voice used to be very tight and scratchy, but now I have learned to be more relaxed and my voice is more open. I do not think that any other vocal instructor has helped me as much as Gabriel has. I definitely recommend Gabriel if you want to become a better singer!

Posted Nov 8, 2016
Nathanial
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I had a great time with him, he gave me great advice that not only applied to singing but also to life. I

Posted Nov 4, 2016
Kunle O.
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Awesome instructor, incredibly knowledgeable on the voice and social factors in releasing it. Really an amazing resource, take advantage of his experience. Highly recommended if you're looking for someone to talk you through releasing your voice and your real you.

Posted Oct 26, 2016
Kunle O.
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Posted Oct 21, 2016
Chris
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Very insightful and personable. Gabriel takes a more natural approach to finding and honing your voice. I've only had one lesson and I'm already noticing improvements. I can't wait for my next one!

Posted Oct 14, 2016
Richard R.
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Gabriel is an outstanding voice teacher and can relate to the student's doubts and fears about venturing into the new realm of voice

Posted Aug 30, 2016
Kristine B.
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Gabriel was pleasant, friendly and very professional. Excellent first impression !

Posted Aug 19, 2016
Joe F.
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First lesson, great experience. Have never taken voice lesson or online lesson so a little reluctant to sign up. Well worth the time and money. There are people that know a skill but it is a much different skill set to teach. My first impression is that Gabriel has both. Clearly he understands what it means to be a professional in his field. I am looking forward to the next lesson. Highly recommend.

Posted Aug 4, 2016
Randy
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Great first lesson! Not just for the physical aspect but also the mental/philosophical. Great teacher, great person.

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Adam B.
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Gabriel is great. He is fun, personable and extremely talented.

Posted Apr 10, 2016
Victor M.
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Great teacher. Thanks!

Posted Mar 22, 2016
Victor M.
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Great teacher. Thanks!

Posted Mar 21, 2016
Joey
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Gabe was super friendly and very patient with me. I think anyone will benefit from learning from him. :-)

Posted Feb 4, 2016
Christian M.
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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

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Peter Lim
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He made me feel at ease and not embarrassed which was very helpful to me.

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Jose S.
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It was a great first lesson. It was thoroughly enjoyed.

Posted Jan 3, 2016
jack montelbano
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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!

Posted Dec 7, 2015
Eric S.
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Very helpful and enjoyed the lesson

Posted Dec 6, 2015
Pam P.
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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.

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Joseph L.
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A great professional voice teacher!

Posted Oct 31, 2015
Andy
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Gabriel is a very friendly guy who really understands what the students need to become a great singer. Having just taken a few months of lessons with him, I can already feel myself not only improve but also sing without any discomfort. He is very attentive to every little detail and is not afraid to make you fix it. He truly believes that everyone can become a great singer if trained properly and thus will do everything he can to help you learn. I learned a lot about my voice and bad habits that I didn't even know existed. I highly recommend Gabriel for anyone with the desire to improve.

Posted Aug 3, 2015
Quentin J.
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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.

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Ann Marie H.
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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.

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Megan C.
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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.

Posted Mar 30, 2015
Dave R.
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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.

Posted Jan 21, 2015
Mary F.
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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.

Posted Jan 2, 2015
Stephanie H.
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Nina L.
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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!

Posted Jun 10, 2014
bella B.

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!

Posted May 9, 2013
Erin M.

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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!!!

Posted Sep 18, 2012
juliec

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.

Posted May 14, 2012
LindaA1

about Gabriel

Gabriel gets to work the moment he arrives. He is always on time. He works well with Sabrina and she has fun. He always has a lesson to give her so she can practice for the week. She has taken lessons before but has never been this enthusiastic. Sabrina looks forward for his emails and her next lesson. I would recommend Gabriel to anyone who is interested in singing lessons.

Posted Jan 19, 2012

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2016
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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