Jonathan Estabrooks

Jonathan E.

New York, NY

About Jonathan E.

Jonathan teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: September 2006
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

The key to great singing is enthusiasm, focus and some hard work. I have worked with students of all ages and my goal is to get you singing the right way!

As a professional singer and graduate of The Juilliard School and working Opera singer, I have had the great fortune of training and performing with some of the best in the business.

With performances at Carnegie Hall and with major orchestras such as the Toronto, Vancouver and Seattle Symphonies and around the world, I feel this gives me a unique perspective on the challenges and successes that are possible with a fun, yet focused and healthy technique based approach. Whether a beginners, intermediate or advanced singers looking to hone your skills in operatic, musical theatre and even pop voice.

My goal is a well rounded, relaxed yet supported vocal tone with a focus on breath, and feeling rather than by ear. This ensures that no matter what the repertoire, the situation, or the acoustic of the room, you are always focused on healthy, articulate and projected singing.

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Experience

Principle Artist

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Seattle Symphony

Principle baritone in a program of Rodgers and Hammerstein with Broadway stars Ashley Brown and Aaron Lazar and conducto Steven Reineke

Principle Artist

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Vancouver Symphony

In a program of Lerner and Loewe with conductor Steven Reineke.

Baritone in BRAHMS REQUIEM

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
St. Agnes Cathedral

Belcore in ELISIR D'AMORE

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
New Rochelle Opera

Lerner & Loewe

May 2014 - May 2014
Toronto Symphony Pops

Conductor: Steven Reineke

Baron in LA TRAVIATA

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Opera Lyra Ottawa

Baritone Soloist

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
Oratorio Society of New York (Carnegie Hall)

Blizzard Voice by Paul Moravec (NY Premiere)

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Oct 2012 - Oct 2012
Toronto Symphony Pops

Conductor: Steve Reineke, co-stars Aaron Lazar and Ashley Brown

Silvio

Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Opera Lyra Ottawa

Baritone Soloist

Jul 2009 - Jul 2009
National Arts Centre Orchestra

Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa)
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman

Sierra (NY Premiere)

Feb 2009 - Feb 2009
Juilliard Focus Festival

Brahms Requiem

Mar 2008 - Mar 2008
Coro Vivo Ottawa

Anthem Singer

Oct 1999 - Oct 1999
US Embassy and President Bill Clinton

Oliver in OLIVER

Nov 1994 - Nov 1994
Company of Musical Theatre

Education

Masters of Music

Sep 2006 - Jun 2009
The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Music

Sep 2002 - May 2006
University of Toronto

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Awards

First Place

Apr 2011
Oratorio Society of New York

Career Grant

Oct 2007
Desmarais Foundation for Young Opera Singers

Tuition Scholarship

Sep 2006
The Juilliard School

Career Grant

Oct 2005
Desmarais Foundation for Young Opera Singers

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association

Sep 2011
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Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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6 Reviews on Jonathan E.

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Nikoletta T. Sep 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Today we had our first lesson and I am really happy so far..Jonathan seems a really smart teacher who can capture really fast the needs of the student and can guide you with confidence. He is very supportive, patient...and...oh my God, his voice is amazing Looking forward to our following lessons!
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Nikoletta T. Sep 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Today we had our first lesson and I am really happy so far..Jonathan seems a really smart teacher who can capture really fast the needs of the student and can guide you with confidence. He is very supportive, patient...and...oh my God, his voice is amazing. Looking forward to our following lessons!
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Kenny Aug 30, 2016
Broadway Singing · In home
Verified Student
I found Jonathan to be great! I felt very comfortable with him, very confident regarding him; it was just an overall great lesson and I am eagerly awaiting my next lesson. I am looking forward to with Jonathan in the future; for anyone wondering about his teaching, he was great!

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Christine Twyman Aug 22, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Always a pleasure
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Chloe Jun 2, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Jonathan is a great teacher! His method focuses a lot on body awareness--from the core torso muscles used for breath support, all the way to the muscles in the face where resonance occurs.

Jonathan is very intuitive about my individual needs, helping me find my voice through specific corrections, rather than just providing general instruction. He is also a warm and welcoming host and quick to offer a cup of hot tea!

Highly recommend, especially for students looking for greater body awareness while singing and hoping to get more out of their breath support.
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Jeremy Oct 30, 2015
Jazz Voice · In home
Jonathan is not only a great teacher, but a motivator, a coach and a facilitator. I publish my own 8 track album with his guidance and drive and couldn't have done it without him...go ahead.....try him!
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