What some of my students say
I am following Josh's vocal classes for some years. He is a fantastic vocal coach and human being. I started when I was still living in Voorburg. Now that I live in another city I still go to him for lessons. Josh works with a system, the bel canto, that shows constant improvement in my singing. He knows exactly where we stopped last time, what went well, and what could be improved. From there he picks it up and sees how much progress we can make in the session. Every time it's better and better. We have a lot of fun. Josh is a vocal coach with a big heart and works with passion, conviction and perseverance. Every year around Christmas we make a cd recording in his recording studio. In this way I can hear how much progress I've made in the year. I think he is awesome and I can recommend to join his vocal classes.
Singing is like working an instrument. It means a lot of rehearsing and studying with a coach who ensures that you continue to grow and that you do not get any unhealthy habits. Josh helps with this and he makes sure it stays fun and challenging. The danger with singing is that controlling the voice does not always make the voice free. Josh helped me to solve that paradox. I've learned that good singing is more then just ratio and techniques, but that it is accompanied by a spectrum of emotions that give the voice a personal message. For me it was a liberation from especially a cramped up jaw. Josh helped me with the skills and the art in a sobering way. Since I have often duo lessons with Josh, I was also often allowed to witness how he tailors his approach to the personal points of interest.
You sing with your heart and soul, not only with technique. Josh realizes that part all too well. Josh is teaching the inhalation bel canto technique very skillfully so the combination of technique and emotion is in perfect balance and working together as one. I also find it special that he has so much knowledge, experience and skills from years working in the opera theaters and concert stage. Also psychologically he feels where to go and what to do during the lesson and he does it in such a way that I feel better about myself and my singing. I suffer from a lot of fear of failure and insecurity. My self confidence is often very low and he feels that part flawlessly and guides me through and feel confident in who I am and what I do. Working with Josh resulted in having my first performances and recorded my album. I got so addicted to singing and always look forward to my lessons. Having a steady plan does help to keep getting better. I always feel amazing after a lesson with Josh. I wholeheartedly I recommend it to everyone.
I've known Josh for several years. I found him on the internet. I started as an insecure girl. Josh is a wonderful positive sweet guy who seriously helps you make your singing dreams come true. I've also made some great professional sounding recordings in his studio. During the recording I received positive guidance that helps me to relax and have fun. He hears everything and support me to get the best out of myself. Josh teaches me a technique that has made me sing better. he calls it the bel canto inhalation technique. I also got better at rhythm and timing. He is always so relaxed and passionate and takes his time for you till you get it right. One thing with Josh, he doesn't just let you sing and tell you everything sounds good. He is honest and uplifting and wants to bring out the best in you. I can recommend him to everyone. Thank you Josh for all your patience with me.