VERNON BUSH - FOUNDER
"If you can speak, you can sing” is the African proverb that inspired Vernon Bush to found VOICE CHURCH. Vernon tells his participants and students, "Regardless of what others have told you, including yourself, you’re not tone deaf, and there is no such thing as someone who cannot sing.” Vernon's focus is to help people unblock their voice and free them from judgmental censors. His methodology fosters a sense of inner connection and well-being through music.
Each of us has a truly unique voice, so we should approach it as a one-of-a-kind instrument. If you listen closely, there is a distinctive melody and rhythm even in plain speech. Each heart keeps it's own rhythm.
VOICE CHURCH students joyfully discover and explore their voice as their own distinctive instrument, just as babies revel in making their first sounds. Singing is truly an expression of happiness and joy. Just notice when you catch yourself humming a tune under your breath without thinking, you are probably in a good mood and space.
Vernon has been singing gospel from the time he could walk. As the son of a prominent Baptist minister in New York City, he grew up in a church community. He directed his first choir at the age of fifteen and works with choirs and aspiring singers of all ages.
A passionate, consummate voice teacher, coach and musical director, Vernon has taught professional performers and aspiring singers in New York, Los Angeles, London, Holland, France, South Africa as well as San Francisco.
Performing Artist Vernon Bush Opens His Mouth and Blows Minds
Jonathan Fields, host of the Good Life Project writes:
Vernon Bush grew up in the church, but he had a secret…
He could sing, really sing, but he was scared to tell anyone else. Even his parents were in the dark. So he made himself a deal. If his voice was still in hiding when he turned 13, he’d let it out.
The years passed and Vernon finally hit his 13th birthday. It was time to go public. When the head of his church asked if anyone wanted to take the solo, Vernon stepped up. People were surprised, who was this unassuming kid to take the lead?
But when he opened his mouth in front of the church and, for the first time ever, let his voice out, jaws dropped and time stood still.
That moment launched a new path for Vernon that has led him to travel the world singing, teaching, directing music, composing and landing a gig as a soloist at the legendary Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, where he’s backed by a gospel choir that’ll send chills through your entire body.
In today’s episode, Vernon and I explore his incredible journey. But, that’s not all…
Today is a GLP TV first. A live performance by an amazing vocalist.
I couldn’t leave without asking Vernon to sing. He had no idea I was going to ask, but he strapped on his finger shakers, grabbed a djembe drum and began to sing.
No matter what you do, be sure to stay tuned through the final few minutes of this episode.
The Good Life Project
To learn more about Vernon Bush the performing artist and musician go to...