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Bacolod voice coach John Raymond Castiller with his students.

Voice Chords: Bacolod Voice Lessons and Music Studio

Looking for a voice coach or tutor for musical instruments? Check out Voice Chords Music Studio for Bacolod voice lessons.

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Would you or your children want to learn how to sing properly or play some instruments? Would you like to join fun voice recitals where you can showcase your talent? Check out Voice Chords Music Studio for Bacolod voice lessons.

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Bacolod voice coach John Raymond Castiller during the Christmas Recital 2018 of Voice Chords Music Studio held at the Saltimboca Function Hall here in Bacolod City.

Early Lessons in Singing Properly

Our eldest daughter Shawna had shown some potential as a singer when she was about three years old. She would easily memorize lyrics to songs and kept repeating lines until she mastered them.

When she turned four years old, we thought of getting a voice coach for her. We looked for a Bacolod music school for her and considered several. Finally, we enrolled her at Voice Chords Music Studio, under the tutelage of head Coach John Raymond Castiller.

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Our daughter Shawna along with other Voice Chords kids during the 2018 summer recital held at 888 Chinatown Premier.

It has been six years now. Shawna has found her niche in musical theater and we have never regretted sending her for training at Voice Chords Music Studio here in Bacolod City.

Check out Shawna’s recent Christmas recital where she sang Quiet, from Matilda the Musical.

Shawna sings "Quiet" from Matilda the Musical for the Voice Chords Music Studio Christmas recital. Mom and Dad are overwhelmed with her development under Coach John Raymond Castiller. We don't know where your singing will lead you, but we are already really proud of you. Dindin!P.S. Better sounding with earphones.Dennis Lo Pynky Dy Dhadha Garcia Mea Pabiona Glady Reyes May V. Castro Oliver Perez Francisco JongJong Oliva Nene Dugeno Iman Dugeno Mary Se Hoy Lo Mary Irmin Mark Raymund L. Garcia Dave Gianne Sanchez Sanson Georgette Sanchez Vargas Joey Lo Alvin Chan Lo Eliz Rose Ma Clarice Lao-Itumay Fundz Tipon

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Shawna sings Quiet during their recital, as trained by Coach John Raymond Castiller.

Voice Chords Music Lessons

At Voice Chords, you may choose to avail of one or a combination of the music lessons they offer:

  • Voice Lessons
  • Vocal Training
  • Coaching for Contests
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Ukulele Lessons
  • Musical Arrangements
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Bacolod voice coach John Raymond Castiller with his star student, Mary Kashmere Solano, during the 2018 Voice Chords Teens recital at 888 Chinatown Premier. Photo by Alan Su.
With 2018 NOPSSCEA Champion Jeryn Castillo.

Voice Chords Coaches

John Raymond Castiller

Mr. John Raymond Castiller is the owner and head coach of Voice Chords Music Studio. He has also been our daughter’s coach since she started.

Towering at 6’1″, Coach Raymond is known as the “gentle giant” because of his mild manners and easy temperament. He’s a good friend to his students and also to the parents.

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A duet with son John Ray during the 2018 Voice Chords Music Studio Christmas recital. Photo by Alan Su.

Singing baritone, he is a multi-awarded musician. During his high school and college years, Coach Raymond won in various singing competitions.

In 2006, he was the grand champion in the 1st Pinoy Music Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also had a stint as a member and Marketing Director of the professional all-male band, Kulay Pikata.

Coach Raymond with the DJP Trio (Danielle Barron, Jeanny Padilla Pauline Kaye Dimaranan) – 2011 Grand Finalist, Pilipinas Got Talent 2

Jubert Monserate

Mr. Jubert Monserate is a musician, disc jockey, visual/graphic artist, computer whiz, and event organizer rolled into one. He had been a NOPSSCEA Vocal Solo Champion in 2001. In his professional years, he trained the L’Fisher Hotel Departmental Choir, was a music instructor at J.G.M. Music, as well as a percussion player in a band.

Humble Beginnings

Voice Chords Music Studio started with Coach Raymond felt that more than just performing, he had a higher purpose in life. He felt that he could teach and help young singers reach their dreams through voice coaching. And he did.

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Coach Raymond with NOPPSCEA champion Aldrick Su. Photo by Alan Su.

He started giving lessons in his living room back in 2008. And the rest, they say, is history.

Today, so many children, teens, and even professionals are still receiving vocal coaching from Coach Raymond and his team. Moreover, he has already produced so many champions in the national and even international levels over the years.

With NOPPSCEA champion Anya Therese Togores.

Singing Champions from Voice Chords

Voice Chords is the only Bacolod music studio that has passed the audition for DANCING IN ONE VOICE 2016, which was in collaboration with Philippine Ballet Theatre. They have also produced so many champions and winners, and here are some of them:

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NOPSSCEA Champion Lexi Tomas as “Annie” during the recital last Christmas.
  • Joshua Pineda – 2011 Grand Champion, WCOPA Junior Division, LA, California, USA
  • Joanne Bernal – 2011 Champion, NOPSSCEA High School Division (Classical)
  • Joanne Villasis – 2011 Champion, NOPSSCEA High School Division (Vocal Solo Pop)
  • Carmel Sheb Pongtod – 2011 Champion, NOPSSCEA Elementary Division (Vocal Solo Pop)
  • DJP Trio (Danielle Barron, Jeanny Padilla Pauline Kaye Dimaranan) – 2011 Grand Finalist, Pilipinas Got Talent 2
  • Edison dela Pena – 2012 Champion, Silay City Elementary Division Meet (Vocal Solo Pop)
  • Carey Starr Mijares – 2013 Champion, NOPSSCEA College Division (Cocal Solo Pop)
  • Krisha Anne Lim – 2012 and 2013 Champion, High School Division Meet, (Vocal Solo Pop)
  • Anya Therese Togores – 2014 Champion, NOPSSCEA Elementary Division (Vocal Solo Pop)
  • Aldrick Su – 2014 Champion, NOPSSCEA Elementary Division (Vocal Solo Classical)
  • Patricia Tabino – 2015 Champion, NOPSSCEA High School Division (Vocal Solo Classical)
  • Jeryn Nitz Castillo
    2015 Golden Voice Champion
    2018 Champion NOPSSCEA College Division (Vocal Solo Broadway Musical College)
  • Carmeli Cordero – 2016 Champion, NOPSSCEA Elementary Division (Vocal Solo Classical)
  • Dane Barron – 2016 Champion, NOPSSCEA High School Division (Vocal Solo Pop)
  • Lexi Tomas – 2017 Champion, NOPSSCEA Elementary Division (Vocal Solo)
  • Phil Johnrey Malinao- 2018 Champion, NOPSSCEA Elementary Division (Vocal Solo Pop)
  • Mary Kashmere Solano – 3-Time NOPSSCEA Champion
    2010, 2013, 2015 Champion, NOPSSCEA High School Division (Vocal Solo)
    2014 Golden Voice Champion, University of St. La Salle
    2016, Grand Champion, National PRISAA

Joshua Pineda at WCOPA

Coach Raymond with Joshua Pineda after he won in WCOPA in the USA

Why We Like Voice Chords

We were led to Voice Chords Music Studio after witnessing a summer recital event at a Bacolod mall. Here’s why:

  1. The student performers were pretty good.
  2. The coaching fees are reasonable.
  3. They try to keep the recital fees to a minimum.
  4. Coaches are kind, gentle, patient, especially with the children. That is important for a mom like me because I would like my daughters to learn and grow in a nurturing environment.
  5. The music center has the atmosphere of a family, under the nurturing attitude of the head coach.
  6. The show is about the students, not the coaches. While the coaches are introduced at the end of each show and Coach Raymond does give a speech, it’s usually very short. They consider recitals as a time to showcase their students’ talents. Their work is just reflected in the performances of the students.
Coach Raymond prefers to stay in the background and let his students shine.

Contact Information

Voice Chords Music Studio
Door 8, RL Jocson Bldg., B. S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Contact Number: (0925) 8645957 and 7070843. Please look for Rona.

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