Acting Songs


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.


Spotlight on Music and Singing

For actors who are primarily singers, Brunetti advises, "Don't think of it as a singing audition. Think of it as an acting audition..."


Vocal Ease

"I had been looking for a long time for a book I could recommend to people," says David Brunetti in the midtown Manhattan studio he's moving into, where the vocal coach will continue working with 25 to 35 singers weekly. Fortunately for those looking to learn how to act while singing, he couldn't find one. So he decided to write one himself, and he calls it Acting Songs..."

The New York Times

A 1930s Song of Americana Still Resonates