Peter is an accomplished, award-winning singer, actor, teaching artist, and director. With a performing arts career spanning four decades, he has performed as a singer and actor in major Broadway productions, professional regional theater, concert halls, and cabarets, and is also a recording artist and voiceover actor. As a teaching artist, he served on the faculty at American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory in San Francisco for seven years, has instructed master classes and workshops for kids, teens, and adults at performing arts institutions across the country, and opened his private studio in 2012.
Cultivate your true voice. Sing with freedom and authentic expression. Peter offers voice training primarily for singers interested in singing musical theater, standards, pop, and light rock. For beginning and intermediate-level singers, ages 9–adult.
Great singers are also great actors, especially in musical theater. If you're just singing notes, you're not telling the whole story. Peter will work with you to craft your song acting and performance skills for successful auditions and performances. All skill levels welcome, ages 9–adult.
Being a singer and performer can be glorious, rewarding, and personally fulfilling . It also can be one of the most personally challenging experiences a person can have. Peter's compassionate, kind, insightful guidance can help you soar. All ages and skill levels.
Thank you for helping me achieve something I had tried and failed to do for 21 years. You helped me figure out that missing piece, and once I found it, I've become much more confident. I got cast as "Red Riding Hood" in INTO THE WOODS, and I wanted to thank you for helping me prepare. That same week, I also auditioned for two other shows, and I used the skills you taught me to prepare. I got cast as "Wednesday" in THE ADDAMS FAMILY and the "Star to Be" in ANNIE, the precise roles I was going for. I have been doing musicals since I was ten, and I have literally never been cast in the role I auditioned for, and then it happened three times in the same week. I don't think that would have happened without your help.
– Lydia Cuffman, actor/singer
Peter took me from a mediocre singer to professional level in less than 15 sessions. I have a professional musical theater career now because of the insight and teachings of Peter Brandt. He is not only a great singing teacher and coach, but a caring man who makes me feel good about my singing in front of people. I whole-heartedly recommend him.
– Robert Faltisco, actor/singer
My teenaged son has been taking lessons with Peter for 2 years now. We had originally signed up for a month's worth of coaching to prepare my son for an audition, but Peter was so tremendous that my son began seeing him every week. My son started off with a pretty decent singing voice – he was already performing in musicals – and thanks to Peter he has elevated his skills, expanded his range, and developed control over every aspect of technique and performance. Plus, Peter is super nice and easy to work with. We are lucky to have a teacher of his experience and caliber here on the mid-peninsula.
– J. Bressler, Menlo Park, California
My daughter is very involved in musical theater and wanted some help preparing for an audition. Peter was enthusiastic, positive, and extremely professional. He poured his expertise into that hour, and my daughter left with so much confidence which she in turn brought to the audition. My daughter feels extremely comfortable working with Peter. he is always encouraging and supportive. He is a fabulous teacher and has a real knack working with young performers. He is an incredibly talented teacher and coach. [Addendum: she got the part!]
– L. O'Brien, Novato, California
I wanted to let you know that I got into the Tisch School of the Arts drama program at New York University (NYU)! I am over the moon! I really don't think I could have done this without you. Thank you for all your support, and I am so grateful for all you have taught me.
– Michelle Browning, actor/singer
Peter is very positive and encouraging which helped greatly with my performance confidence. I had huge performance anxiety and it mostly went away after working with Peter. He will challenge you to improve, but sessions are fun and positive. I did some research before choosing Peter, and he is one of the best, if not the best, in the Bay Area. My group singing class teacher at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco was super excited that I was working with him. He is also known for coaching the story-telling part of the songs, which is critical for musical auditions.
– David, actor/singer
Peter's accomplishments as a performer, as well as his integrity and dedication, make him a fine teacher. Your musical theater future is in good hands with Peter.
– Hunter Foster, Tony-nominated Actor/Singer
(Broadway productions of Million Dollar Quartet, Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, Les Misérables, Bridges of Madison County, Martin Guerre, and others)
Peter is not only a talented and experienced pro, he is also great to work with.
– Jose Llana, Professional Actor/Singer
(Broadway productions of The King and I, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song, and others)
Peter is one who stays committed, focused, and dedicated to whatever he puts his mind to. The year we worked together, he could always be counted on to have a smile and a positive attitude, no matter the circumstances. I look forward to working with him again.
– Lisa Simone, Professional Actor/Singer
(Broadway productions of Rent, Aida, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, and also a recording artist and international concert headliner)
Peter adeptly navigated through numerous roles in Les Misérables when we worked together, and he made each one not only believable but engaging as well. This level of versatility and talent is rare.
– Adam Jacobs, Professional Actor/Singer
(Broadway productions of Aladdin, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Les Misérables, and others)
I had the most wonderful experience working with Peter. He is true, unwavering, and completely committed. His process comes from the core of the character so one can't help but marvel and be lured into the world of his performance. I completely enjoyed every moment we had on stage together... and hopefully we will be able to do it again.
– Tonya Dixon, Professional Actor/Singer (Broadway productions of Rent, Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Dreamgirls, Ragtime, Aida)
Peter is a consummate professional. He has the unique ability to carry a dramatic narrative through a song and thrill an audience musically at the same time."
– Kevin Stites, Broadway Music Director/Supervisor
(On the 20th Century, 9 to 5, Titanic, Les Misérables, The Color Purple, Martin Guerre, A Tale of Two Cities, Threepenny Opera, Nine, Oklahoma, and others)
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world. The mission of NATS is to advance excellence in singing through teaching, performance, scholarship, and research.
Actors' Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers nationwide. AEA seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society, and works to advance the careers of its members as an affiliate of FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
Everyone is welcome here regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, or genetics.