Jonathan Estabrooks

Jonathan E.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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
*pitch
*jaw, neck, shoulder and/or tongue tension
*dynamic range
*confidence
*musicality...and so much more!

Working with you on all aspects of musical preparation and performance skills from full vibrato to straight tone and healthy belt.

About Jonathan E.

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
*pitch
*jaw, neck, shoulder and/or tongue tension
*dynamic range
*confidence
*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.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME:

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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Gabriel N.
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Jonathan is a fantastic teacher! Having little prior singing experience, he made me feel at ease and comfortable starting out. He also really listened to my specific goals and what I was looking to achieve with these lessons and tailored the lesson to my individual needs. I would easily recommend Jonathan to anyone looking to work on their singing technique and confidence!

Posted Jun 8, 2019
Sophia S.
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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!

Posted Jan 17, 2018
Rob G.
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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.

Posted Jan 16, 2018
Victoria
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Posted Jan 13, 2018
Chaya
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Great teacher! Jonathan was professional, enthusiastic, insightful and kind. I enjoyed the lesson.

Posted Jan 1, 2018
Ajay K.
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Very good teacher - learnt a lot about my own voice.

Posted Oct 29, 2017
Olivia
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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!

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Sarah
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Had a great lesson with Jonathan. He is very knowledgeable but not too formal, which was great as I'm a beginner.

Posted Jul 8, 2017
maya
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Jonathan is a great instructor. He is very patient and really takes time to help you understand what you need to do to improve.

Posted Jun 23, 2017
Rachel
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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!

Posted May 24, 2017
Amy

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!!

Posted May 22, 2017
Patrick
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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.

Posted May 22, 2017
Nikoletta T.
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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!

Posted Sep 21, 2016
Nikoletta T.
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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!

Posted Sep 21, 2016
Kenny
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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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Posted Aug 30, 2016
Christine Twyman
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Always a pleasure

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Chloe
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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.

Posted Jun 2, 2016
Jeremy
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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!

Posted Oct 30, 2015

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Experience

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.

Belcore in ELISIR D'AMORE
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

New Rochelle Opera

Baritone in BRAHMS REQUIEM
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

St. Agnes Cathedral

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

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

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
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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