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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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
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:
- The student performers were pretty good.
- The coaching fees are reasonable.
- They try to keep the recital fees to a minimum.
- 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.
- The music center has the atmosphere of a family, under the nurturing attitude of the head coach.
- 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.
Voice Chords Music Studio
2nd floor, Mayfair Plaza, 13th-Lacson Street, Bacolod City
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Contact Number: (0925) 8645957 and 7070843. Please look for Carmi.
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