Hello! I’m Kenogi.
(pronounced as: ken-no-ghee)
Ever since I was a kid, I've had a natural inclination towards singing and performing, but sadly was never a good singer (it eventually turned out to be a blessing).
As a result, I decided to take singing lessons with several vocal coaches, but no one could fix my vocal issues, causing me much anguish. Some of them told me that it was “impossible” to sing certain songs due to my supposedly fixed vocal range.
I would later find out that it was due to me not knowing how to access my upper register, and hence could only sing in my chest voice (aka the speaking voice).
After much research, I discovered a revolutionary vocal technique known as “Speech Level Singing”, created by Seth Riggs, the vocal coach of legendary superstars, and training in that technique made a world of difference in my voice.
With 11 years of ongoing training and education in vocal pedagogy and more than 20 years of performing experience, some of my notable achievements include wining a singing competition in his polytechnic days, singing a National Day Parade theme song, and serving National Service as a performing artist at the SAF Music & Drama Company.
To be the best teacher I can be, I constantly upgrade my teaching skills and knowledge, and am an IVA-certified vocal coach with the renowned Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA), founded by master teachers and key personnel previously from Speech Level Singing.
My ability to correctly diagnose vocal issues, coupled with the proper prescription of effective vocal exercises that fix voices in ways deemed difficult or impossible by many, has resulted in great progress in all of my students' voices within very short amounts of time.
Apart from Vocal Evolution, I am currently also a vocal instructor at MADDspace Singapore - School of Music, Art, Drama & Dance.
The foundation of what we teach is vocal balance.
We think that you should be able to access all dynamic levels in your voice in a free and natural manner, from the bottom of your range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality.
We want to help you to use your voice in the healthiest and most efficient way so that you can realize your full potential, expressing yourself as you choose through song.
Our Vocal Training Process
1. Assess which of the 4 vocal tendencies you fall under
- Light Chest
- Pull Chest
2. Prescribe a customized vocal workout based on your unique vocal tendency with one or more of the following goals:
- Build Chest Voice (low notes)
- Build Head Voice (high notes)
- Connect and blend Chest and Head voices (mix)
- Strengthen voice and develop coordination
3. Apply vocal balance achieved in vocal exercises to song