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In-studio voice lessons
Lehigh Valley | Easton, Pennsylvania

Phillipsburg, NJ, Easton, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, Hellertown, Quakertown, and the nearby area.
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"One needs a voice teacher to learn singing technique, to solidify his singing foundation, and to add more delicate techniques as he continues his progress. Strengthening, training, and stamina-building are taught and drilled in the voice lessons. A voice teacher suggests and assigns repertoire; first, as a learning tool, later as a showcase to be added to the student's own portfolio."

Technique before style

Understand the difference

Pradichaya Poonyarit Voice Studio | Lehigh Valley, Easton, PA

One may tell me that she wants to learn how to sing like so-and-so (popular singers or You Tube icons), and another may say that she only wants to sing a tune from Les Miserables just like a Hollywood actress. Chances are, those who want to do just that may come close to sounding just like their favorite singers, but that is how far they'll get. Everyone comes with her own unique shape and form. She can never be someone else no matter how hard she tries. Why not sing with her own unique voice- the only voice she has?

Some ask if I teach "pop" or "classical" music. My answer is always, "First, I teach how-to-sing; then, depending on how far along the student is, I add style."

Voice lessons are about studying the voice: making sense of how the voice works inside one's body frame, and coming up with the know-how for the best approach of producing the sound.

As one does this, she drills, drills, and drills until her physique and mind remember how the sound is produced, and know which muscles to call upon- automatically, as if it is her second nature.

This is like a car maker getting to know each auto part and how it can be assembled in the best possible and most effective way, so that the car can be strong, sturdy, and run efficiently. The car has to be tested until its performance becomes perfect.

After the car is put together and passes the performance test, the mechanic applies paint, accessories, and other decorative items to give the already efficient car a good look. He then buffs, polishes, and even adds shiny objects, until he achieves the look he wants for this particular car.

Even after the car is purchased, the owner- from time to time- adds or changes the decorations. Sometimes, he changes the wheels or replaces the muffler, or gives it a make-over: anything that he thinks will help make the car look sharp.

This part is the style- the flavor, the flair. Yet it doesn't matter what different looks and styles are added: the core of the car- the engine, the parts that are assembled at the beginning- remains the same.

In singing, one has to learn technique in depth and be so solid before he can apply different styles. Whether the student wants to sing classical, opera, Broadway, pop, rock, etc, he needs to first get the technique under his belt.

Jumping right into a particular singing style is like putting fancy decorative parts on the car before it can run.

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