I do not offer 'singing' lessons, but I teach 'voice' lessons.
I teach my students how to use their body to line up the voice and to build the voice from the ground up.
My students will study the physical aspects involved in using their voice. I firmly believe that those who want to sing must know and be made aware of their singing mechanism, and it's very important they understand how the voice is put together.
I teach my students how to produce their voice utilizing their body and without the use of any electronic enhancer.
I also adhere to the principle of doing no harm to the vocal mechanism. Vocal health takes the front seat in my studio.
I do not teach anyone to sing any certain song or any particular style, although I do discuss stylistic elements; however, because it is the most healthy and least harmful approach for an inexperienced voice, the music I use to aid in learning is a set of Italian Art Songs, which is a part of the classical repertoire.
While PGP Vocal Arts Website is still under construction, please write me if you would like to see if you and I are a good fit for each other.
Soprano Pradichaya Poonyarit majored in opera and vocal performance at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, and soon after starting her family in 1991 returned to Thailand where she resided for more than thirteen years. During this time, she was an active participant in the Bangkok classical music arena, producing her own concerts, teaching voice at Silpakorn and Mahidol universities, giving vocal and operatic masterclasses and workshops, running her own teaching and production studio, and appearing in several concerts and recitals: including several as soloist with the Bangkok Music Society, performances of the Messiah and Mozart Requiem, and at the concert inaugurating The Wagner Society of Bangkok (presided over by the composer's late grandson, Wolfgang). She has made several appearances with the Bangkok Opera, including royal command performances. Present from that group's inception, she has performed the roles of Donna Elvira, Miss Jessel, Dido, and Papagena, as well as roles in two world premiere performances.
Since her return to the USA, Pradichaya has appeared in several recitals and concerts. She has performed the roles of Leonora in Iltrovatore and the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur with Espresso Opera in New York City; the title role in Suor Angelica with Capitol Opera Harrisburg; Zerlina with Capitol Heights Lyric Opera; and the roles of Maddalena in Giordano’s demanding opera, Andrea Chenier, and the title role in Verdi's Aida with Center Stage Opera.
In summers past, she has returned to Bangkok and given masterclasses and series of voice lessons to advanced students and voice teachers. She has also taken the opportunity to concertize during these visits.
In addition to her regular teaching in the USA, where she maintains a small but dedicated studio- where quality is more important than quantity- Pradichaya has also conducted intensive 6-week programs for Throat training-throat strengthening in Easton, PA.
With more than 35 years of singing and 26 years of teaching experience, Pradichaya possesses extensive knowledge of both the voice and vocal instruction. This enables her not only to pinpoint quickly the causes of problems in students'execution, but also to suggest specific exercises to overcome those technical hurdles. She is dedicated to helping her students learn more about their own voices and in becoming better singers.