The first performing arts and entertainment school on the Eastern Seaboard is now open for star-making in Pattaya.
DVK Star Talent Academy recently hosted an open house in which director Darin Phanthusak gave the Pattaya Mail an exclusive look behind the scenes.
The school offers professional lessons and training by popular music teachers, including Sychanwut Kingkaew, who has more than 15 years’ experience in teaching performing arts and entertainment.
Many of Sychanwut’s students have gone on to become actors and actresses in TV shows, music artists at GMM Grammy and Academy Fantasia.
DVK Star Talent Academy is now officially open at the Yamaha Music School Pattaya, located on Third Road just before North Road. The objective is to help students interested in performing arts and entertainment build their futures by offering lessons and training courses with JMC, piano, classic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele and singing. Special courses include basic acting, “trendy personality” and “create your talk,” which is mainly for people who want to become models, emcees and hosts.
Darin said that the idea for the school came from when she was very young and she loved singing. She then became a member of the Thammasat University band club. Her first singing competition was in 1992 where she won first place for singing international music at Thammasat.
Darin made a career of music and later decided to make a business out of teaching singing and acting. She said the school aims to help students avoid the mistakes that can occur due to inexperience. She said some students have trouble studying, but the school encourages them to push harder and achieve their goals.
She said most students play instruments well, sing well and act well, so what they really lack is just the charm in performing arts and entertainment. That is what the DVK is for and the goal is to help students achieve their dreams.
She said DVK’s strong point is its courses and quality of teachers, which are international standard in terms of variety of training and teaching.
She said pure talent is not required to attend DVK, just the heart to be willing to learn and dedicate themselves to learning. The goal is to give the opportunity to all students to experience and study in a standard music school that has all features and facilities they need to build their dreams.
She said the school benefits society by getting youths to focus on music, arts, performance, dance and more during their spare time. Classrooms offer a multifunction studio to give students the feel a real professional capable of hosting dance classes, singing classes and many more.
The school is open for a variety of ages and students who dream to become models from age 4-6, 7-12 and 13 up. Each group or classroom has a capacity of 16 people and is open to flexible schedules over the weekend, like two-hour courses on Saturday and Sunday, a three-month course or full-time.
For more information, contact the Yamaha Music School at 038-421-991, 093-936-9965 or 096-159-1465.