Private Coaching with Jonathan Brenner

Jonathan Brenner

Specialties: Vocal Coaching, College Audition Prep, Audition Book Building
Skype Coaching Available? Yes

Jonathan is a New York based composer, music director, arranger, and pianist; he earned his bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. He is the music director and one of the songwriters for a new musical web series with Jordan Roth, which will be released this summer. Jonathan’s first original musical, The Runaway Clone, co-written with Pamela Eberhardt and directed by Joe Barros (Gigi, Beaches), was featured in the 2015 NYMF Festival. His second musical, Sapien Sapien Sapien, co-written with Mia Capotorto Sommese, has undergone two complete workshops and most recently was performed at the 2016 New Works Series at the NYTheatreBarn. Jonathan recently began working as a music arranger for, and previously he was the head arranger and music supervisor for Sheri Sanders’ “Rock the Performance” through Davenport Theatricals. Other arranging credits include bi-annual charity concerts at multiple venues including Rockwood Music Hall, The Knitting Factory, and The Duplex. As a music director Jonathan works daily with students of all ages as the Director of Music at Applause NY, and as a music director at Broadway Artists Alliance NYC. In 2015 he was commissioned to arrange, musically direct, and stage a twenty minute a capella Broadway medley as the opening act for “One Night Only” an evening with the queen of soul and a living legend, Aretha Franklin. Other performance credits include playing for the Broadway Sings concert series and similar concerts at Le Poisson Rouge and 54 Below. In addition to writing and performing, he offers private lessons and coachings in piano, music theory, composition, vocal tech, song interpretation, rep building, and audition prep. See website for more info, videos, audio, and more:

Jonathan’s Coaching Philosophy

Jonathan’s coaching philosophy is rooted in integrating multiple facets of music and performance in an effort to help his students improve upon all of their skill sets at once. Key areas of focus include, but are not limited to: interpreting the text of the song, understanding the significance of text-painting by way of explaining basic concepts of music theory, a heavy focus on breath and support to promote healthy and sustainable singing that can be successfully applied to all styles of music, developing different vocal colors, and encouraging unique and specific practice skills in conjunction with promoting a healthy lifestyle and mindset to foster the best possible results and maximize the potential for growth. Jonathan maintains a focused, fun, productive, and creative learning environment for every lesson, making his students feel comfortable and successful.