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David is a wonderful coach. He can explain in a brief sentence what it takes many a long time to communicate. He is kind, extremely knowledgable, smart and makes the coaching a lot of fun. He obviously enjoys what he is doing and working with people. I always look forward to working with David!

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H E I D I   K E T T E N R I N G ,  A c t r e s s / S i n g e r / D a n c e r

Broadway in Chicago's Wicked,  Motion Picture Man of Steel

what they're saying


From Tony-Winners, Broadway leads and Off-Broadway professionals, to college students, high school students, singer-songwriters, composers, you name it - David's worked with them all in varying capacities. Here's just a small collection of what they have to say...

Mauricio Perez
Frankie Valli, Jersey Boys  on Broadway

"I've worked with Dave countless times. He is an incredibly inspiring artist. His musicianship and vocal skills are second to none, as are his acting chops. And not only is he talented onstage but also behind the scenes. His deep passion of the arts truly makes him a force of nature as a teacher, director and perfomer bringing out the absolute best from his students, actors and peers."

Ruthie Ann Miles
Tony Award Winner
Lady Thiang, The King and I  on Broadway

"David is a Music Director supreme. He's professional, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and an exhorter to the highest degree. Few can compare to his mastery of the American musical theatre cannon, and I'm thrilled to have been able to work under his leadership onstage!"

Hollis Resnik
Chicago/New York Actress
12- time Jeff®-Award Winner 

I have worked with David on several occasions. He is completely professional, kind and patient. He can change keys on the spot! He always helps take out the nerves at an audition. I was always in good hands. I highly recommend him and his skills.

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Michael Weber
Director/Performer/Artistic Director
Artistic Director of Porchlight Music Theatre
Director of the Equity Jeff Awards

David has been instrumental in contributing to the success of making Porchlight the the home for music theatre in Chicago. His work as an actor, music director, conductor and arranger is always par excellence. He is an insightful collaborator, a sensitive artistic leader and a fount of knowledge in the canon of music theatre particulars. His dedication and dependability in his craft cannot be underestimated and, what's more, he is a damn nice guy.  

Michael Misko
Star of Stephen Schwartz's new show Magic to Do

"Dave is an awesome vocal coach! With his vast knowledge of rock n' roll and musical theatre repertoire, he can find a song for any voice type. He is a great scholar of musical theatre, a fantastic musician, and someone who makes you want to be a better performer. Having worked with Dave as a director, vocal coach, and fellow performer, I have the utmost regard for his work."

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Heidi Kettenring
Chicago Actress/Singer/Dancer
Broadway in Chicago's Wicked,,
Motion Picture Man of Steel

David is a wonderful coach. He can explain in a brief sentence what it takes many a long time to communicate. He is kind, extremely knowledgable, smart and makes the coaching a lot of fun. He obviously enjoys what he is doing and working with people. I always look forward to working with David!

Alexi Kovin
Composed The Guide to Being Single - NYMF Selection, 2016 UK Premiere
Brian Childers
Helen Hayes Award Winner
Numerous Off-Broadway/Regional Credits

 "Working with David was completely eye-opening and an absolute necessity to my creative process! I became twice the writer by the time we were done, and he helped see my musical through it's first Chicago reading, to it's eventual performance at the NYMF Festival in NYC, and it's UK Premiere. The attention to detail was exquisite, and his process brought the best out of me at every turn!

"Working with David is a phenomenal experience. His knowledge and creativity infects everything he touches. From his arrangements, which are extraordinary, to his coaching in both interpretation of a song and the technical side of the vocal spectrum, David is an amazing teacher and talent."

Desiree Staples
Numerous Film & Stage Credits
Benjamin J.C. Luczak
Numerous Stage Credits

"David Fiorello is the ONLY person I trust with my sheet music transpositions. They are of the utmost highest quality and extremely quickly received. He's the absolute BEST you will find - he impeccably tailors your music for your personal artistry and musicianship. He never ceases to impress and exceeds all my possible expectations each time I work with him!"

"David is truly a master of the craft. Knows more about musical theatre than anyone I've ever met, and is quick to analyze performers' vocal strengths, and help find music that suits them like a glove! I'm a tremendous beneficiary of his skill set, and I can only hope that others get to experience him for themselves!

Alok Nadig
Northwestern University Alumni
Carly Cantor
Voice Pathologist
Blaine Block Institute for Voice
Analysis and Rehabilitation

"David Fiorello has been my vocal coach and music director and I can confidently say that he offers a very rare combination: a technical mastery of classical musicianship paired with invaluable pop and musical theatre sensibility. His approach is fresh, thorough and reflects the multiple capacities in which he has worked in the business."

"His immense knowledge of musical theatre repertoire as well as vocal technique makes him an untouchable coach. I have gone to him many times to prepare for an audition and in just one session he can turn my performance into audition ready, as well as give amazing advice about the business."

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