In my last blog post, I covered if anyone could take singing lessons. Long story short, the answer is yes. Yes, you can. If you missed that blog, check it out here. It’s a really good read.
Okay, back to the present. Now I want to address those who say, “I can take singing lessons, but are they really worth it?” Again, the answer is yes. Singing is a very layered skill. Voice lessons help you master the foundation of singing. From learning your pitch and limitations to learning breathing techniques – all of which are essential to be a good or even great singer. No matter how talented or “green” you are, it is important to know and understand how to sing. That’s where voice lessons come in.
I’m going to run through a few of the most common myths I hear and dispel them with reality. My hope is that you’ll realize voice lessons are for everyone!
Myth 1: I need to know how to read sheet music
What do Aretha Franklin, The Beatles and Taylor Swift all have in common? You guessed it – none of them could read sheet music. And we all know how they turned out. So, it goes without saying that knowing how to read sheet music isn’t a requirement to sing. We also live in a time where technology makes it so easy to access music! Even easier than it was for the musical legends listed above. Now, you can find any song you want to use on YouTube. Additionally, the right voice coach can guide you in the right direction, no matter what your level of musical knowledge is.
Myth 2: I can’t sing a song if I don’t know what key it’s in
Technical knowledge comes and goes, but ear training is forever. Get used to listening to yourself and your music to know how you should be singing the song you’re practicing. If you have trouble hearing the difference between notes, there are exercises that your vocal coach can lead you in to help with note recognition by ear.
Myth 3: Singing lessons are only for future professional singers
There is so much value in knowing how to sing. You can make really good money as a singer, even if you don’t plan to release albums or go on tours. A few options include being a choir instructor, jingle artist, voice teacher, cruise ship entertainer, club singer, voice-over artist, and singing at weddings and private parties, etc.
All of these gigs can be combined for a very lucrative career in which you manage your schedule. How great does that sound?
There are countless of singers in the world who make great money, and you’ll probably never know most of them. However, they live great lives and often begin their careers right where you are now. Wondering if voice lessons would really work since they weren’t naturally gifted.
How much longer will you wait before giving your aspirations a shot?
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