These days, the focal point of K-pop is vocal talent. The vocal talent of singers has come under scrutiny through auditions or survival programs and the movement is so fervent that one wonders if there ever really was a time when the meaning of a singer as ‘a person who sings’ was lost to the appearance of idol groups. Some shake nervously as they sing in front of audience evaluators on TV survival programs while one congressman declared that lip syncing should be banned to stop the constant activities of singers who can dance but not sing.
Many think that singers are born with extraordinary vocal skills. But the nation’s best vocal trainer Park Seon Joo(40), who is also a singer, composer and teacher to many stars, says, “That’s not true.” She has been a vocal trainer for 10 years, during a time when most people didn’t even know what a vocal trainer was, and has raised many famous stars such as TVXQ, Cool, SG Wannabe, Yoon Mirae, Kim Bum Soo and Ref. She recently taught top stars such as Lee Bum Soo, Lee Byung Hun and Jung Woo Sung.
Countless singers and actors have passed through Park Seon Joo’s hands, leaving her with that many deep memories. “I met JYJ’s Xiah Junsu when he was in the 8th grade. Because he was going through puberty, we focused on vocalization methods. I’ve never seen anyone with as much emotion naturally embedded in their voice as Junsu.”
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