James Price – Contemporary Music and Performance Graduate

Long story short. If I knew of Paule’s existence from day 1, I wouldn’t have gone anywhere else.  

Hey all, I really want to take the time to acknowledge Paule Enso and his Rapid Vocal Results Coaching Programme. If you’re considering vocal lessons from Paule, it’s important to understand my journey but also the journey you are considering embarking on. 

I’m 31 years old and been singing for about 5 years now. I wanted to sing since I was 18 but was laughed at when I first tried and unfortunately that shattered all my confidence until recently. I understand what it’s like to be scared to sing in front of family and friends. To have your voice lock up and your throat hurt. To have muffled sound and sing off pitch. To feel intimidated when someone else is listening, causing you to shake and squeak.  

I also now understand the rush from performing, to have someone lock eyes with you and almost cry because you made a connection with them in ways that perhaps something else quite hasn’t. I now understand and feel how powerful it is to have someone tell me how much I’ve improved or that I “Have a beautiful voice”. Things I never thought was possible. I now first-hand understand how rewarding that feels. 

My vocal experience ranges from 5 different vocal coaches, including one from musical study at University. 

Long story short. If I knew of Paule’s existence from day 1, I wouldn’t have gone anywhere else.  

With that said I do want to acknowledge the value from past coaches and lessons learned along the way as it all stacks up. It’s only from embarking on this vocal journey that I have a clear understanding and now can recognise and appreciate the level at which Paule teaches. When you first meet him, you can instantly tell he takes his profession and craft seriously. He is passionate about what he does, and he gives nothing but 100%. Paule Enso is Rapid Vocal Results. 

Paule has such a diverse understanding of music and a variety of skills that he is able to answer EVERY question I’ve thrown at him, in a way that is easy to understand and furthermore can prove his answers correct by actually demonstrating the answer through his own practical vocal ability. Paule and I connect very well. I hope he laughs at this but occasionally I get frustrated in lessons because our time together is so valuable that if I’m not understanding something well or picking it up as fast as I’d like, I get a bit impatient or really test him with questions and my opinions which he handles just fantastic and still manages to help me understand or challenge me in ways that I need until our next lesson together.

This is important because most vocal coaches I’ve had have not always been able to explain to me the purpose of their own exercises or instantly demonstrate their knowledge to me in a practical application that proves what they are saying. Most the time Paule makes me prove to myself what he’s saying which is usually a humourous/breakthrough/rapid vocal result moment.

Paule teaches in a more holistic way, in that he really connects with the emotional part of yourself and in turn, you connect emotionally with yourself too. This really helps deliver key concepts and learnings into bite sized, easy to digest pieces. He encourages you, builds you up all while being genuine and honest. He listens and understands what it is you want to achieve, then sets out to help you accomplish your goals. It’s so important to have this as a musician because we all have a story to tell, we all have something to share and we can’t create a genuine performance that leaves a lasting impact on the listener without giving the true representation of our emotions.  

Paule understands what vocal challenges you are having and why, he will advise how to overcome them usually improving on them instantly, though you do need to put in the hard work to practice between lessons.  

Because of his diverse music experience, his lessons not only incorporate vocal training but also interweave ear training and understanding of how chord progressions and songs are made. If you are an aspiring singer/songwriter, this is A BIG DEAL. Let me explain: 

I studied music and graduated a Certificate of Contemporary Music and Performance. Why?  

To become a great vocal performer and understand what it means to be a singer/songwriter and create my own music.  

Did this happen?  

Not really. University was great in that I got some hands-on band experience, learned music theory, built confidence and had the occasional vocal lesson. But to be blunt, it was a waste of 12 months and the money which would have been better spent learning elsewhere. 

Paule Enso is the best vocal coach I’ve had and that is a bold statement. I’m at a place in my life where I live and breathe music performance. I’m not prepared to settle for anything less than the best as I want results, and I want them now. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about singing is that anyone can do it, but it doesn’t happen overnight. You need to be ambitious, motivated, supported, consistent with practice, have a live performing outlet and ultimately the correct guidance every step of the way.  

Paule is not only my vocal coach, but he’s my mentor too, and after 8 months of weekly vocal lessons, he is a good friend of mine. 

To anyone seriously considering a vocal coach who will deliver results, Paule Enso has been the best that I’ve had to date and I’m overwhelmingly excited to see what the next few years has in store for my development. 

Thanks, Paule. 

– James Price