EXCLUSIVE AUDIO INTERVIEW: DAY 23
Los Angeles vocal coach Per Bristow's teaching methods have evolved out of several pivotal moments in his lifelong musicianship and athletic training.
He began his musical career in Sweden playing the violin and was, at the age of 12, the youngest person ever invited to join the symphony orchestra. At 17, Per started a rock band. After most rehearsals he would find himself hoarse, which motivated him to learn with the same fervor as when he'd been challenged before. He sang in a myriad of constellations, such as one of the country's top youth choruses, rock band, jazz group and more. And soon, he came to be one of the top performers in Sweden.
Per sang the role of Jesus in concert versions of Jesus Christ Superstar. He was the original rock'n roll cat "Rum Tum Tugger" in Cats, a production that broke the Swedish all-time box office record and was widely recognized as one of the top Cats productions in the world. That box office record was broken by the revival of West Side Story, in which Per starred as "Riff" for close to 350 performances.
With a burning passion for coaching, Per took it upon himself to see if his kinesthetic and mental ability to learn skills fast, his knowledge of the human voice combined with his acting and performance skills, could be taught to others. Today, the unique and proven Bristow Voice Method has empowered thousands of people from over 65 nations.