Jonathan Estabrooks

Jonathan E.

New York, NY
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Jonathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
September 2006

Ready to try something new or build on your skills? My lessons are fun, engaging and productive! We will work on:

*breathing for singers
*vocal range
*jaw, neck, shoulder and/or tongue tension
*dynamic range
*musicality...and so much more!

As a graduate of the Juilliard School and having performed worldwide, I want to share how fun, healthy and effective sing is possible with consistence and informed work! No matter your goals, lets build on the skills you already poses and confidence in your own abilities. Let's sing!

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 and take you from shower diva to confident performer.


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 musical theatre classical, jazz 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 acoustics of the room, you are always focused on healthy, articulate and projected singing.

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Executive Producer/Director
Feb 2017 - Apr 2017
Artists For The Arts

Executive producer bringing together a team of 150 creative professionals (stars of stage and screen) to record and film the classic Beatles song 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to Save the NEA. Recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC.

Guest Entertainer
Nov 2016 - Feb 2017
Princess Productions

Lead classical crossover performer and headliner for 'Encore' production throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuata.

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.

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
New Rochelle Opera

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
St. Agnes Cathedral

Lerner & Loewe
May 2014 - May 2014
Toronto Symphony Pops

Conductor: Steven Reineke

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

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


Masters of Music
Sep 2006 - Jun 2009
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2002 - May 2006
University of Toronto


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Masters of Music (Opera/Vocal Performance)
Jun 2009
The Juilliard School

Masters of Music
May 2009
The Juilliard school

Bachelor of Music
May 2006
University of Toronto

Grade 7 Piano
Apr 2001
Royal Conservatory of Music


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


Actors' Equity Association
Sep 2011

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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Photos & Videos

Photo by Jonathan E.

Always On My Mind
Homeward Bound
Photo by Jonathan E.

Photo by Jonathan E.

Debut Album - EPK
Big Band Demo
Largo al Factotum
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17 Reviews

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Sophia S. Jan 17, 2018
Singing · In home

Lessons are fun and interesting with John! I have learned so many useful tips with John. He is the best and beyond. Take lessons with him!

Rob G. Jan 16, 2018
Jazz Voice · In studio

Jonathan is a fantastic voice teacher. Not only can he sing incredibly well but he can teach incredibly well too. He has a very strong background in vocal technique with an Undergrad and Masters degree in voice. Can't wait to continue to progress with Jonathan's help.

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Victoria Jan 13, 2018
Audition Prep · Online

Chaya Jan 1, 2018
Singing · In studio

Great teacher! Jonathan was professional, enthusiastic, insightful and kind. I enjoyed the lesson.

Ajay K. Oct 29, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Very good teacher - learnt a lot about my own voice.

Olivia Jul 10, 2017
Singing · In studio

Jonathan is very knowledgeable and yet keeps the atmosphere casual. It was fun and full of laughter. I am not a confident singer, but after this lesson (and Jonathan's clear corrections, I was able to sing louder and a higher range than I expected. We sampled about 6 different vocal exercises, and then sang parts from a few well known songs, and the time flew by.
He's a great singing teacher! Thank you so much!

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Sarah Jul 8, 2017
Singing · In studio

Had a great lesson with Jonathan. He is very knowledgeable but not too formal, which was great as I'm a beginner.

maya Jun 23, 2017
Opera Voice · Online

Jonathan is a great instructor. He is very patient and really takes time to help you understand what you need to do to improve.

Rachel May 24, 2017
Singing · In studio

Jonathan made my first-ever singing lesson fun, calmed my nerves about singing in front of someone, and gave some great suggestions for habit adjustments. He's clearly an experienced, passionate teacher!

Amy May 22, 2017
Video Production ·

Jonathan is friendly, enthusiastic, organized, and a real go-getter. He's a great artist and communicator, and he's cognizant of collaborative needs. I absolutely love working with him. Highly recommend!!

Patrick May 22, 2017
Opera Voice · In home

Jonathan and I have been colleagues for 6 years now. I routinely go to him for vocal check-ups and when I have challenges with technical issues. He is always able to help me understand things on a simple level. I sometimes get overwhelmed with the complexity of the human voice and have trouble putting into practice techniques I learn in voice lessons. With Jonathan, I have found that the approach is very friendly and non-judgmental. I am not afraid to make an ugly sound, which can be the first step to unleashing your voice. I highly recommend Jonathan for any voice level.

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Nikoletta T. Sep 21, 2016
Singing · In studio

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

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

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

Always a pleasure

Chloe Jun 2, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

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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