My name is Gabriel Burrafato. I have a B.A. from Ryerson University in Toronto majoring in communications. I have studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and began my career as an Apprentice Actor at the prestigious Shaw Festival of Canada.
As an Award Winning Broadway Credited Voice Coach for nearly 20 years, I always found it fascinating when my foreign students would be able to sing a standard American song with NO accent. Somehow, singing completely eliminated their accent. Since that discovery, I have created a proven, groundbreaking, easy to understand, result oriented approach to reduce, and in some cases eliminate the foreign accent completely .
Welcome to the Accent Reduction Gym! The ONLY way students can learn the American Accent is to retrain our tongue and soft palette muscles to create these American sounds and rhythms that their body is just not used to making. My lessons provide the students with specific exercises focusing on the sound and feel of specific American "Targeted" sounds and how they link to each and every consonant. In addition, I will share specific singing techniques to help create reliable muscle memory that students can call upon instantly. This technique has helped so may of my accent reduction students master the American Accent a lot faster.