You are a singer or you play a musical instrument…or both! How did you begin? When did you realize that you had to sing or play? WHEN did you begin to study? I’ll bet that if you play an instrument, you began by taking lessons. So, if you are a singer, when did you start taking voice lessons? Mmmmmm…… I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you who sing will either say that you eventually started or one of these days you will get yourself a coach.
Why is it that if you play an instrument, you go get yourself some lessons, and practice, but if you sing, well…you can just do that, so it’s all good, right?!?! I mean, come on, you sing in the shower, in the car, at church, while making dinner, doing your homework, outside, etc. That’s a lot! You sing along with your fave singers on YouTube, and you know even all the words! YOU are totally a singer!!
Let me ask you a few questions. Do you warm up before you sing and even before you speak in the morning? Do you sing in your chest voice or mix or head voice or all 3? Do you KNOW how to breathe properly? Did you buy the sheet music and learn the CORRECT notes and rhythms of the song? In fact, do you know how to read music and know what key you are singing in? Maybe you do! And, if you do, then congratulations, you are one of a very few who actually do those things.
I am here to tell you that EVERYONE needs a voice teacher and/or coach. Now, I’m sure you think I am telling you that because I teach voice and piano. That I am just trying to sell my product and get more students.
No, I am not. Would I like to have more students? Sure! I love teaching and sharing my passion for music, especially with young people. But, that is not what this is about.
I want YOU to be better! I want YOU to be the very best you can be! The only way to grow and become the singer you want to be is to study your craft with a teacher you trust. Do your homework! Find out where they studied, what method they teach and what they can do for you! AND STUDY!!! YAY!!! Happy Friday and today I am thankful for all this:
“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin