Introduction: THE VOCATHLETIC SYSTEM
"You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to sing.
But you can build your voice like a bodybuilder."
- Bülent Güneralp
The Vocathletic System is a trailblazing vocal training and singing method, which combines my experiences as an artist, musician, singer, actor, drummer, pianist, teacher, athlete, martial artist and nutritionist.
The vocal organ is the larynx, but the whole body is the vocal instrument.
Accordingly, The Vocathletic System includes not only revolutionary vocal training, but also functional bodyweight training, and nutritional education and the centuries old plant-strong diet as recommended by The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine founded by Dr. Neal Barnard and The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies founded by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.
If practiced consistently and correctly, this comprehensive training results in a thoroughly cultivated voice and trained body, and optimized vocal performance based on vibrant health and fitness.
Only the balancing, alkalizing and energizing plant-strong diet with high net gain nutrition powers The Vocathletic System. Singers, speakers and students who focus only on the vocal training aspect of the system and ignore its critical athletic and dietary aspects should not expect to attain the technical mastery and peak vocal performance the system offers.
The Vocathletic System has only one aim:
Spiritual vocal performance with technical freedom.
"COVID UPDATE: I’ve worked with Bulent for over ten years and have posted several in-depth and glowing reviews. However, here I want to talk about ONLINE lessons and what separates an excellent online voice teacher from a true master like Bulent. It’s simply this: even with the less-than-desirable audio and video of an online lesson, Bulent’s ability to hear how I am properly or improperly using my anatomy while I sing is positively uncanny. Even during an online lesson Bulent hears and sees the subtlest cues and indications and tells me precisely what I need to shift to have desired result. If you ever doubted you could learn to sing online...don’t...check Bulent out...he’s a vocal Jedi." - Jack V., Nice, France (jazz, blues)
"I wish I could give this review 100 stars!.. Bulent is the whole package! His knowledge, expertise and in-depth teaching style surpass that of any teacher I have ever worked with and I couldn’t be more grateful to have found him. In one lesson with Bulent I have already learned more than I had learned after almost 3 years with 4 other teachers!!!..."- Della L., Texas (pop, R&B, jazz)
"I'm speechless! I can't believe the sounds that are coming out of my own face!"- Chanelle F., Virginia (pop, R&B)
BULENT GUNERALP ONLINE VOICE / SINGING / SPEECH STUDIO
Bülent Güneralp is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist professional singer, a classically trained artist who is at home in diverse genres from opera to American Songbook; voice teacher & coach, educator, creator of the trailblazing Vocathletic System, and a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). He developed The Vocathletic System in his 30 dedicated years of practice. It applies the athletic principles of mind and body control, efficiency, nutrition and growth to vocal training. And it explains the whats, hows and whys of vocal technique in a manner easily understood and immediately put into practice with unequivocal results.
Mr. Güneralp has helped singers achieve in their introductory lessons things they have not been able to accomplish even after years of prior vocal training. A litany of superb and enthusiastic reviews speak for themselves. His students come from diverse paths such as classical, opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, R&B, bluegrass, gospel, country, rock, heavy metal and public speaking. He specializes in helping students of all ages and backgrounds discover and express their natural voice in the most efficient way possible, which they can apply to any musical genre or vocal field.
"Everything you are seeking vocally is already in you. And my goal is to help you realize it." - Bülent Güneralp
REACTIONS TO FIRST LESSONS...
"... just in one lesson I vocalized to high C with the knowledge he gave me. I actually, for the first time, knew how I did it. It was incredible. I was so happy that for the first time in years of voice training in upstate New York, 10 years in Manhattan, New York City, studying with teachers who sang at New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, and not one of them was able to teach me what Bulent taught me in one lesson..."
- Fausto Di I. in-studio (opera)
"...I thought that 25 years would put me in a position of feeling like I knew something about vocalizing, but one lesson with Bulent has demonstrated to me how much about singing I still don't know."
- Luciano R. (pop)
"Bulent is an amazing and well seasoned teacher. From just two lessons I learned more about the mechanisms of singing than I had in 15 years or so of amateur singing... Thank you Bulent!"
- Kim R. in-studio (pop, R&B)
"Amazing! Simply amazing! I've taken lessons before, but none have ever stood out as much as this first one... Can't wait for the next one!"
- Nestor C. online from Texas (R&B)
"My first lesson with Bulent was truly eye-opening."
- Quang H. in-studio (musical theater)
"I’ve been singing all my life and I never met such an amazing coach... I learned so much in one session and I cannot wait to learn more."
- Yasmine K. in-studio (jazz, R&B)
"I've learned so much in 90 minutes, it's completely unbelievable."
- Paul C. online from Nevada (pop, rock)
"Bulent is a true professional. He exemplifies what I was looking for in a teacher. Not only is he clearly a powerful vocalist in his own right, he is also gracious and considerate as a teacher."
- De K. in-studio (voice/speech)
"Bulent is unlike any other vocal coach, as his method is unique, and his knowledge is down to the science and it allows one to deeper understand what is happening while you are singing... After the introductory lesson I was able to significantly improve. Online vocal lessons with Bulent are unbelievable."
- Rajveer S. online from Texas (pop, rock)
"After just one lesson I noticed a huge difference in my voice. My voice sounded stronger, better supported and has depth and resonance that I had not been able to produce in years!!"
- Rocco I. in-studio (opera)
"The reviews on Bulent's website are nothing short of unbelievable, which is to say, I literally did not believe them at first. But after my first lesson, it became clear to me where those reviews came from..."
- Alan L. in-studio (jazz)
"Bulent worked with me - a total stranger - with great care, deep knowledge, and a gentle desire to see me improve. And this is all the FIRST LESSON... I give my highest recommendation."
- Geoff L. online from Tennessee (pop)