Acting Songs

Featured in Backstage

David was recently featured in the Backstage publication in the article, “8 Great Vocal Coaches in NYC and L.A.”:

This New York–based teacher is known for his Meisner-based Acting Songs technique, which helps actors through vulnerable, honest, and emotionally grounded work. Says Brunetti of his teachings, “There’s nothing more moving than the truth.” Fans of Brunetti should also check out his “Acting Songs” book, which contains detailed descriptions of his process, from finding rhythm and following melody to grounding one’s gestures and focus.

For the full article, visit Backstage.

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Where do you start?

In this video I talk  about the importance of a performer’s personal emotional connection. Find out where you are before you begin your work.

As actors we need access to all our emotions, to all our humanity. Rumi says it best. Welcome them all!


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

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My New Blog

Welcome to my new blog!  I’m David Brunetti. I teach classes and coach actors privately in New York and elsewhere.  I’m also the author of Acting Songs.  I’m planning on sharing some tips I talk about in the book and in my classes here on this blog. Watch the video below to learn more about me and my philosophy.


Check back for more videos, coming soon!

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