Joshua Lawlor is an exciting Kansas City voice teacher who has established a strong reputation as a vocal technician and artistic coach. Recently he has also been commended for his first ventures into judging local classical singing competitions and serving as a master teacher for high school-aged singers in a variety of settings; his demeanor and precise diagnostic ear make providing encouragement and technical insight to young singers a natural fit. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). His teaching experience has led him to hold a somewhat uncommon belief: that good voices are built, not born. Mr. Lawlor has never held studio auditions, nor does he actively seek to recruit "talented" (or even experienced) singers, only hard workers. Despite this fact, his students continue to accomplish a high level of success.
Fundamental ideas that support his work and the work of his voice studio include:
- Even a naturally good-sounding voice needs to build a solid technique so tone is reliable.
- A healthy process will usually result in a good product, but sometimes a pleasing product (a nice vocal sound) can lack the correct process.
- Every human voice can be equally beautiful when fully released with healthy singing habits!
Find samples of some Lawlor students' singing at my Student Performances playlist.
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