Welcome to the Voice Studio of Dr. Amanda Pabyan.
I have been a professional performer for the past 13 years and an instructor of voice for 9, with experience teaching advanced students privately in New Jersey, New York City and at the University of Cincinnati and beginning students at several schools throughout New Jersey and Ohio. I have helped to prepare dancers for Broadway musical theater auditions, train classical students for competitions and college auditions, and taught musical theater belting techniques alongside operatic techniques to college students.
Over the years, I have discovered that the mastery and control of the human voice is dependent on the freedom and release of the vocal mechanism. There is no one way to sing, as each student has different needs, goals and vocal tract physiology; therefore no cookie-cutter technical approach will work for every student since no two voices (or individual goals) are the same.
Beginning students in the studio will find a fun and supportive atmosphere where students can explore, experiment and grow into their individual voice and artistry. The development of breath management, articulation and resonance are constant topics, however these are only part of what makes an engaging performance or performer. Each lesson begins with a specific goal for the day, general exercises and work on an assigned song in which we apply the techniques introduced that day and in previous lessons. Vocal training should be slow and deliberate; with habits forming slowly as old techniques are superseded by new, and therefore there is no quick fix or cure all.
Advanced students will find that my technical views on singing are generally based in the historical techniques passed down by the pedagogical lineages of Marchesi and Garcia, however modern advancements in medicine and imaging have now allowed us to actually view what these historical teachers could only describe. In this way, it helps to provide a clear understanding of the vocal mechanism and tangible evidence of the process. For me, the integration of vocal registers is of primary importance to the ultimate goal of an even and stable tone throughout a singer’s range.