Faculty Feature: Seon Gyu Park

Seon Gyu Park Voice Lessons

Posted on February 03, 2016 by Alaina

Seon Gyu Park is a Teaching Artist of Voice who has been on our faculty since Fall 2015. She teaches private voice lessons with us as well as the Voice Classes for Teens and Adults. An experienced performer, Seon Gyu has sung in concert halls and on opera stages around the world.

PAA: How did you first fall in love with music?

SGP: When I was an elementary school student, I was a member of the MBC children’s choir in Korea. I appeared in a children’s TV show every week for 3 years. We were dancing and singing in the program and I loved it. That experience gave me the dream to become a singer.

PAA: Tell us about a teaching experience you had that was especially memorable.

SGP: I was the conductor of a middle school choir. At that time, they couldn’t sing very well but I didn’t give up. I taught them the basics, like how to breathe and how to support. Above all, I encouraged them to enjoy singing. They changed little by little, and then we finally made a great harmony and we won 2nd Prize at the national choir competition.

PAA: What are some unique things you do when you teach?

SGP: Before singing, I teach how to warm up our body and what is a good pose to sing. Because our bodies are our instruments, I try to teach my students to understand our bodies well and to use them properly.

PAA: Do you have any pets? If so, tell us about them. If not, tell us the type of pet you would like to have.

SGP: I have two goldfish. I don’t have a dog yet, but my husband and I are planning to have one. Hopefully, we can meet a cute and nice furry friend.

To schedule a lesson with Seon Gyu Park, please email us at potomac@gmu.edu, call us at (703) 993-9889, or register for our Teen or Adult Voice Class!