Fraser Coombes – Lead Vocalist, Checaine


I began vocal training session with Paule with the goal of bridging a mid range gap in my vocal range.

Although I had sung for a number of years and would consider myself an experienced performer in the genre of rock/metal, I was at a stage where I was simply not making the connections and progress I wanted on my own.

My original rock band Checaine were in the midst of recording our debut album when I felt the use of a professional vocal coach may just help me sound smoother and more connected with my voice and the listener. 

After an initial diagnostics session, in which Paule gave his professional audit on the condition of my voice and potential, he created a tailored vocal training programme. Although Paule encouraged me to identify the areas of my voice I’d like to work on I found his programme and content during lessons specifically targeted the areas I needed to work on without even realising myself. Paule has worldwide connections with some of the globe’s most renowned vocal coaches. 

His information is current and his ability to get results out of his students by using the latest tricks of the trade is second-to-none. 

It’s worth me mentioning that Paule is the fourth vocal coach I have used. I wish I had saved my time and money and gone straight to Paule.

A key area of learning for myself was around vocal health. Paule taught me the importance of treating your voice like a highly sensitive instrument. I was intrigued to learn about foods that should be avoided as a vocalist, dietary habits and the power of water.

If you are looking for that little bit of help to speed up your learning progress and are interested in any of the following I can confidently recommend Paule as the vocal coach to deliver the results you are striving for.

Weekly practice routines, how to train the voice safely, vocal health, pre-show warm ups, post-show warm down, how to perform when you have a cold, healthy/safe voice distortion, the power of blurb exercises, blend and vowel pronunciation, vowel modification, range extension, performance techniques, marketing advice and much much more.

Since having vocal training with Paule, my band has gone on to play gigs with Devilskin, I Am Giant, Setting Fire To Stacey, Ekko Park and many more.

Paule is a big believer in using analogies during his training sessions to ensure the student has a true understanding of the technique or pivotal learning moment in a lesson.

If you are looking to improve your voice then look no further than Paule. If his sheer enthusiasm for singing and your progress don’t motivate you on their own I’ll eat my hat! 

Every time I take the stage now I do so with the confidence that I have the right tools and techniques to deliver a great performance.

Thanks Paule! You Rock!