RESULTS-based Singing Lessons for All Ages BEGINNER to Intermediate to Advanced
Voice Lessons for all Vocal Styles
Singers benefit from dramatically increased range, flexibility, control and freedom.
Singers particularly love Paul's ability to engage them in a deep emotional connection with their music achieving an emotionally rich expressive experience that is intimate and deeply fulfilling for their audience as well.
Confidence training significantly enhances each Vocalist's comfort, ability and level of enjoyment.
Have FUN discovering your own free Voice as your self-expression becomes effortless and natural.
Paul Gasztold is a Toronto and International Vocal Coach, Singing Teacher and Life Coach who empowers individuals with cutting-edge techniques and emotional transformation.
He helps people change their world through finding their inner true voice.
Studio: Is located in East York, Toronto near Queen St E. and Woodbine Ave, an easy bus ride from the Subway. Very Easily Accessible by TTC and Subway.
Articles on Training and Technique:
What Is Involved In Vocal Coaching?
A deeper question people sometimes have is 'Do I have to be born with a wonderful singing voice or can anyone develop one'?
Traditionally, we were considered to either 'have it', or not.
While most teachers and trainers meant well, they were only able to teach what they knew...which were techniques that often demanded decades of study and practice ( and expensive lessons ) to get results.
This is no longer the case. There have been tremendous advances in instruction, especially designed to be highly effective with the modern and popular musical styles of today.
These techniques greatly facilitate the development of the singing voice.
If you have a coach who has learned these modern techniques you are likely already experiencing a satisfying tone and sound of your voice that you've been looking for as well as a vocal range that seems unlimited.
Unfortunately many soloists aren't yet experiencing this or are hurting their instrument by belting or straining ( yes you can damage a voice beyond repair! ).
If there are techniques are out there that achieve dramatic results then why is this the case?
Good question. Possibly because a trainer or coach might be tempted to teach what he has been taught or might be steeped in tradition and hesitant to learn what is out there.
The great news is that if you are not achieving the results with your voice that you desire, in the vocal style that you wish to sing in there is a teacher trainer out there who can work with you to achieve the dramatic results you may be looking for.
Question: Classical Teachers say that if you learn how to sing Classical or Opera you can sing anything. Is this true?
This is just not true. Have you ever heard a classical Soloist sing rock, pop, R&B or modern musical theatre? It can sound just like a classical soloist trying to sing in a modern style. Sometimes it just doesn't work at all.
There have been few notable exceptions to this, for example Freddie Mercury of the rock band Queen, however for most this can be a long and difficult route to the desired result.
If you wish to become a very good or great modern singer and effectively sing in modern vocal styles doesn't it just make sense that you would need to learn the modern techniques used by these singers?
Question: What is your background as a vocal coach?
I was told at an early age by a traditional classical teacher trainer that I would never be a great soloist.
I was told that teachers could help me with my voice but not to expect a lot. I was very much in demand as a musician ( keyboard player ) but when I opened my mouth people actually groaned, or even laughed.
I couldn't hear pitches accurately and even mouthed the words in choir because I was too embarrassed to let my thin weak out of tune sound be heard.
But I really wanted to express myself in song and I knew I'd never give up!! So through my childhood I worked hard using the vocal techniques I was taught but only achieved marginal results.
In my teens I realized that I had to throw away much of what I learned because it wasn't giving me the sound I was looking for...I wanted to sing modern popular music.
So I learned to BELT. Ouch!!!
While this gave me the thick vocal sound similar to many contemporary singers it actually HURT my voice. But at least I was in demand as a singer. Finally!! But my vocal range was very limited.
It was very difficult for me to hit the high notes. Sound familiar????
My sound and tone wre far from free. I felt limited. But I never gave up searching for an answer.
Your Emotional Connection
Meanwhile, Singers working with me were achieving breakthroughs in the emotional delivery side of their singing...very big changes in fact.
Listeners were getting goose bumps, experiencing magical musical moments listening to them. Singers were getting rave reviews and feeling very fulfilled with their new relaxed ability to deeply inspire others.
And then I found it! The answer to vocal freedom that I'd been looking for for decades. I learned the secret to vocal range and tonal freedom that almost EVERY crooner dreams of.
I discovered a Guru Singing Teacher. A master of masters. A Guru of Gurus, a super Coach who has collected and evolved the very best of the best of modern techniques. These worked remarkable well with all styles of music, especially popular contemporary styles.
Today we can combine these advanced breakthrough techniques along with the emotional opening of singing - achieving dramatic breakthroughs in sound, tone and range while deeply connecting each Singer to the emotional power within each song, and within themselves.
I've never been so excited about my own singing voice and even more excited about the growth of the Singers I have the great pleasure to work with.
Do You Offer Private Classes? And how long would it take?
How long does it take to develop a singing voice?
The clients I work with in private classes are finding that they are compressing decades of growth into months.
In my experience I see that within three years any individual from any background, who is focused and consistently applying effective strategy with the ongoing guidance of a great vocal coach can achieve any voice they desire.
Within two years or even one year a great amount of freedom can be accomplished if the Singer is consistently focused on the right things. Within six months a lot can begin to happen. A big boost can truly occur where this 'new' musical artist can sound and feel like a totally different singer.
And within a few training lessons? They find they are discovering aspects of their voices that they never knew they had.
These discoveries alone seem to be changing the future of their individuals. This makes sense, especially when we consider that they are now expressing from the depths of their soul for the very first time. Which can feel like a magical transformation for them.
The Answer To Vocal Freedom
After decades of searching I can now happily say that the answer is here for those who are willing to take the steps to learn and master modern approaches that work.
I've found that ANYONE can achieve the voice of their dreams.
The formula for developing a wonderful voice tends to be:
1. Learn the right techniques - many who coach don't even know about these or may tend to deny they exist - but the great trainers are out there!!
2 Find a GREAT singing teacher who can show you how to compress decades into years or even months
3. Apply yourself consistently and be very willing to change.
Bring the courage or ask your coach for help in developing the courage ( ASK!! ) to let go of what you may wish to cling to. It is time to let go and embrace what you are discovering. You cannot stand on two islands.
Then you can enjoy leaving behind where you've been and what you are used to in order to get what you wish to experience in your song. To change your voice, you must change your approach.
Best wishes and the courage to express yourself fully!
In addition to Paul's main programs there is also ONE special program just for 2 people a year who want to make music their whole life and career. IF that is you will want this elite program ... DIAMOND Program.
Teacher Qualifications: ( who cares! )
15+ years experience
University Honours Degree in Music
Royal Conservatory Teacher Training ARCT exam
Music Recording Industry Experience
PHD In RESULTS.
Post Doctorate In Creating A Happy Life.
Songsters who study with Paul come from all areas within the Greater Toronto Area including Downtown Toronto, Riverdale, East York, York, Toronto Beaches, Scarborough, Danforth, Leslieville as well as many other locatons.