Kunho Song is a Korean ENT doctor (otolaryngologist) based in South Korea. He is the director of his own otolaryngology department 'Medicalvoice Clinic' in Seoul, and he is now working for the NATS Korean chapter as chief-president. He is especially interested in laryngology, which includes voice restoration.
1. What is your greatest passion or joy as a singer, voice teacher, or vocal professional?
When I find new territory in my voice, it is the most joyful moment when I'm singing. And as a vocal professional, doing so with my client is the most joyful moment as well.
2. Please tell us the latest news about you, your studio, and your work.
I'm an ENT doctor. And on April 18th 2022 I founded my own voice clinic in South Korea!
3. What is an interesting or funny fact about you?
I think there are few clinicians who are dedicated to their own singing voice. But I am one!
4. What led you to the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification Program?
In South Korea, vocal pedagogy is so immature. But when I saw Justin's video, I knew there must be 'real' vocal pedagogy on here.
5. What was your experience in the NYVC Voice Teacher Training & Certification Program?
It was FANTASTIC. I learned a lot of new things about voice here. I studied a lot before then, but still my basic parts of vocal knowledge are from the VTT program.
6. What advice would you give to future participants of the Program?
It will make you design every vocal exercise for your students. But you must think a little bit. Making our own tool can be tough initially. But if you are used to it, you will be one of the best voice teachers in the world.
7. What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as an artist, teacher, or vocal professional?
Still there are so many people who love "breath support" too much. Just saying "breath support is not 100% of the singing" makes a lot of those people angry.
8. What was your greatest victory ever as an artist, teacher, or vocal professional?
My top note was G4 for many years. But after experiencing NYVC, I can now sing in D5 with powerful belting!
9. What is one piece of advice that you would love all singers to know?
You can do much better than you think. I sing much better than my first dream. Just try it!
10. What is something you've learned on your journey that you would love other vocal professionals to know?
Do not say to your student "you must do this", "you cannot get better than that singer".
No one knows what will happen in the future. You don't have the right to bother their journey.
11. How can we find out more about you and your work?
You can visit my YouTube channel 'Medicalvoice’. Thank you!