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Testimonials

Benny J

A testimonial straight from the singer’s mouth!

Scroll down to hear from Benny. He’s stoked with the Rapid Vocal Breakthroughs that he is experiencing during his RVR coaching sessions with me. It goes without saying that Benny thrives on hard work and challenge and isn’t afraid to do things differently to achieve a better singing voice.

Benny is rapidly on his way to developing his confident performing voice!

Bronwyn Shelley – Passing Phase

I would like to thank Paule for giving me the confidence to sing in public and perform original music with our duo (Passing Phase) Paule helped me to strengthen my voice and use it accurately with his unique vocal coaching, commitment and enthusiastic approach.

Paule will teach you about the function and safe use of your voice in an easily understood manner. The ultimate approach to your vocal lessons will be to improve your power and accuracy when you sing.

Paule will start with a history of your experience and look at your vocal range. All are discussed before starting your tailor-made lesson and practice schedule. Your personal goals are also fundamental. Paule will listen carefully and offer any advice and expertise to reach your goals, and much more.

I highly recommend Paule if you are looking to learn to improve your singing, whether you are a beginner or an advanced performer. Many of Paule’s pupils have advanced to a career in music, with recognition to the tuition received from RVR.

With Paule’s many years of experience, including online tuition, you can be sure that you will gain valuable and fast results and have fun too!

Now is the time to contact RVR. Take some long-awaited lessons in the privacy of your home or at Paule’s studio.

Gilles Bullinga – Vocalist for ‘Would Samaritan?’

To potential future RVR students;

I’ve been taking lessons with Paule for about a year now. When I started, I knew very little about vocal co-ordinations and the very precise science behind singing, all I knew was that I was writing vocals for a band and I wanted it to go somewhere. I needed to sound awesome, peak performance. I wanted to get up on stage and have my audience leave as raving fans of the notes and lyrics I’d sung.

However, no dream is perfect, and talent comes only after a long period of practice, learning, and repetition. I started taking rapid vocal results lessons with Paule to get through the problems I was having in making my voice sound good. The whistley, straining high end of my vocal range, and the wobbly bottom end, were both problems we solved together in no less than a couple months, and from there it’s been a course of training and strengthening over time. Building up mass in the chords and developing further and further into my low and higher ranges, but most importantly we’ve trained the flexibility and reliability of my voice; I can sound good whenever I want, on my terms. And we’ll only make more progress over the time to come.

Yet there’s another side to my vocal developments; My music is far from rock, and further from pop. Progressive Metalcore would be the closest genre, and it has a specific blend of singing and screaming. It’s very difficult as a vocalist to keep up with both sides, and even harder to not hurt yourself while doing it. Paule has helped me develop my screaming vocals into brutality, flexibility, and reliability. Weaving in and out of high, medium, and low screams, and then back into singing is becoming easier and easier with every session. As my band focuses on recording our debut EP, I can relax and record vocals without worrying about suffering any long-term damage.

My advice to potential students; If you know in your heart that music is a passion for you, and something you live for, then RVR lessons are a must-have.

Alyssa Clemmett

I have always had an interest in singing but never had the confidence to do so in front of people. Paule is the first and only person that has helped me gain confidence and taught me to never be scared of making mistakes.

Paule has helped me with a massive breakthrough with my voice! My confidence in my voice has never been so rich with gold until Paule took me on.

I thought it was normal to feel strain when you sing and that it would hurt every-time, but Paule has shown me that should NEVER be the case! Singing is freedom! And should be heard!

Every mistake I make in singing is a step closer to my goals and Paule has guided me to reach so many goals the past year alone. Such as vocal strength, range and pitch.

All of these things have improved tremendously over the past year!! I never would have imagined I would ever sing the way I can now! My vocal range is INSANE! I would have never thought my body was capable of hitting even whistle notes!!

He has the best patience and attitude and every lesson is fun and worth the time. I leave every session smiling and sing in the car on the way home. He taught me how to open up the voice and bring in emotion and attitude into performances.

He is not only a fantastic vocal coach but also a true friend. I look forward to the next year of vocal training, and can’t wait to find out what Paule has planned out for this year!

Alyssa Clemmett

AJ – Singer, Songwriter, Independent Artist

I started vocal coaching with Paule mid 2013 with the goal of being able to trust my voice enough so that I could sing confidently in front of friends, family and familiar faces whilst jamming along with my guitar.

However once I began taking vocal lessons, Paul soon helped me realise that I had a lot more potential than singing for small crowds and consistently encouraged me to strive for more.

A year later, I am making Youtube covers which are starting to attract a lot of attention, collaborating with some of the finest artists in Auckland and I have also been singing live at open mic nights in bars and performed at shows.

A big thank you to Paul for helping me stick through the initial stages, without whom I wouldn’t be where I am today. I encourage anyone out there thinking about singing to give him a go!

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Parabola West – Touring and Recording Artist


I have been working with Paule for just under a year, mostly via Skype lessons, and I have found his method of teaching to be efficient and effective, providing immediate and lasting improvements to my singing and breathing techniques. 

Paule is able to identify and provide techniques to correct strain and resistance in my voice, as well as provide information and context around the mechanics of how it all works. 

His commitment to providing excellent value and measurable results was obvious from our first lesson, and I certainly recommend booking a lesson to see for yourself how much you can get out of an hour!

Parabola West.

Kara James Gordon – Touring Artist


Paule from RVR has helped me immensely with my vocals.

I have been a professional musician for years thought i was doing alright with my singing, but Paule showed me the real deal way to sing by using my diaphragm breathing and taught me facial and lung strengthening exercises that have helped take me to the next level of vocal performance.

People who have come to my gigs for years have noticed improvements in my power, tone and pitch. The improvements have happened since i started going to Paule for coaching.

This guy knows his stuff!

Kara’s performance credits:

  • Opened for Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani and Elton John
  • Performed with Glen Hughes (Deep Purple)
  • Toured internationally  throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe with Alabama 3
  • Toured New Zealand and Australia as part of the “Fly My Pretties” tour

​P.S. The video below was recorded before I started taking singing lessons with Paule. I will post a video soon to show you a difference that coaching has made to my voice!