You’re a grown up and secretly thinking about taking voice lessons?
If you’re not sure if this makes any sense whatsoever or flat out insecure…then the following article will serve you very well.
As what I’ve seen, most people who’d love to sing with a better voice, never make this one first step.
And quite frankly, I was one of them.
But guess what?
I wish I knew better. Because if you’re a singing afficiando…nothing is more ecstatic than seeing your voice improve.
Let me help you.
If you’re on the fence about booking your first lesson, but still skeptical…just read on.
Today I’ll share with you 6 things that certainly won’t happen in adult singing lessons.
1. Nobody Makes Fun of You
This is probably one of the biggest fears among adult people, who want to see a teacher.
Actually, it was also something that held me back for a long time.
“What if he scoffed at me?”
“What if he thinks I’m too old?
“What if he gives me a bad look on the first note I sing?”
That’s because maybe someone said that you sound like a dying cat, or that you’re too old for singing.
Or…is it you who tells you all this things?
Whatever the case, Buddy, let me assure you, this will never happen.
Let’s look at it this way…
There’s a reason you’re seeking the help of a voice teacher.
A good teacher will not listen to your flaws, but only to the best parts in your voice. And then starts working with you from there.
But you gotta know that…
2. Adult Singing Lessons Are Not for Free
We live in a free wide wurld. Literally. If you want…you find all knowledge for free on the net.
Anyway, at the end of the day, you will only really learn singing when you study with a teacher and get qualified feedback on your efforts.
And that, Sweety, comes with a price.
Well, there might be some cheap deals. But for a serious teacher, who knows his shyte, you have to pony up 60-150 $ an hour.
3. Your Teacher Is Not A Wizard
Don’t believe any “Sing like a star in 3 weeks or less” BS claim. Truth is: That’s not gonna happen. Even not when you’re training with Harry the Potter.
There are a lot of things going on when singing, so it takes time to get it right.
Depending on your singing level, your discipline, and your ability to apply what you learn…it can take months or even years to get to where you want.
A good teacher can help you improve your voice steadily.
4. There Is No Cheering Crowd
Hands down, at some level we are all narcissists. It feels so much better being praised…than being criticized.
However, your teacher’s job is not to be your fanboy, but to make you the best singer you can be.
And here’s why this is important:
You will only make progress if you sing the exercises as accurately as possible. And smart Mr. Vox knows that.
So, instead of cheering on every attempt you make, he’ll tell you flat-out what you did wrong…and will force you to do it over again…until you really got it.
This can be a pain in the tushy sometimes. Over the long haul, though, you will thank him.
5. Voice Lessons Are Not for the Lazybones
Wanna-be Singer: “Listen dude, I just want to sing.”
Furious Voice Teacher: “Then go to the next karaoke bar, but don’t waste my time. I only teach serious students.”
Really learning how to sing also means doing all the boring stuff.
- And much more
And while this may sound horribly dull to you…
There’s a reason behind doing all those exercises:
You can’t rebuild your singing voice from the bottom to the top if you finetune from the very beginning.
By doing so, you much likely fall back into your old patterns and bad habits.
Muscle memory is a powerful force. A force that you will soon harness for a reliable and brilliant singing voice.
6. You Don’t Have To Be Freddie Mercury
You can’t already sing like a superstar?
You don’t have to. You neither need any permission nor a certificate to be allowed to take singing lessons.
You actually will benefit even more, if you are an absolute beginner.
Because you are much more open for the instructions your teacher gives you.
Students, that show up with a trained voice will often stick to their old singing “system” …even if it didn’t really work for them.
But there are other qualities you should bring to the table.
- And a good sense of humor
Don’t take everything too serious – singing should be fun.
Don’t be afraid to sign up for some valuable singing lessons. You will not only improve your singing, but enrich your entire life.
As an adult, your threshold might be a little higher. I get it.
But if you are willing to give it a shot…
That’s how it’s gonna look like:
- Nobody Makes Fun Of You 🙂
Adult Singing Lessons Are Not for Free
Your Teacher is Not a Wizard
There Is No Cheering Crowd
Voice Lessons Are Not for the Lazybones
You Don’t Have To Be Freddie Mercury
Want to learn more about how you can start improving your voice today? Then check out this article.
To your singing success