Are you over 18-years old and thinking about taking singing lessons? Have you been wondering if there is the slightest chance, your voice may improve working with a pro?
If yes, then the information provided in this article will serve you very well.
You see, I know from experience that most people who would love to sing with a better voice, never take the crucial first step.
Quite frankly, I was one of them for a long time.
But you know what…
I wish I knew better. Because I would have saved myself many years and started to sing with a mucho better voice much earlier.
Let me help you.
If you’re on the fence about booking your first lesson with a voice teacher but are still skeptical…just read on.
I will share with you the 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 people, who want to take adult singing lessons.
Actually, it was also something that had been spinning around in my head, before I dared to step onto my teacher’s doormat for the first time.
“What if he scoffed at me?”
“What if he thinks I’m too old and it doesn’t make any sense at all teaching me?”
If that sounds familiar to you…
It’s all good. Maybe you’re unsure of your own voice. Or maybe someone told you, that you sound like a dying cat, or that you’re too old for singing.
Let me take that burden off of your shoulders by simply saying…”This will not happen.”
What’s more important…
Just let me tell you this…
A good teacher will not listen to your flaws, but only to your best parts. And then starts working with you from there.
But let’s keep it real.
2. Adult Singing Lessons Are Not for Free
We live in a free world. Literally. If you want…you will 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 pro-teacher and get qualified feedback on a regular basis.
And that, sweetheart, comes with a price.
Well, there might be some cheap alternatives. But for a serious teacher, who knows his shyte, you have to pony up 60-150 $ an hour.
God knows, there are some teachers, who offer kind of a ‘trial lesson’, but the good ones, don’t have to do so.
3. Your Teacher Is Not A Wizard
Don’t believe any “Sing like a star in 3 weeks” claims. Truth is, it’s not gonna happen. 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.
First of all, you have to get rid of your old bad singing habits. Only if this area is cleared you can start building your new voice.
But here’s the good news…
Once you’ve learned a solid technique, you will harvest the fruits of your labor for the rest of your life.
It will become almost impossible for you to not sing anything but great.
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.
Here’s why this is important.
You will only make progress if you sing your vocal exercises as accurately as possible. And he knows that.
So, instead of cheering 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 arse sometimes. Over the long haul, though, you will harvest the fruits.
5. Voice Lessons Are Not for Lazy Singers
“I…I just want to sing.”
That’s what vocal teachers often hear from new students. For many of those lost souls, it was their first and last lesson.
You see, singing lessons also mean doing all this boring stuff like…
- Up and down scales
- And all the technical stuff to inject a new way of singing and sound production into your brain and body.
And while this may sound horrible boring to you…
There’s a reason for it.
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 brilliant singing performance.
6. You Don’t Have To Be Freddie Mercury
You can’t already sing like a superstar?
You don’t have to. You don’t need permission or any kind of certificate to qualify to take adult singing lessons.
Even more, you actually will benefit more from taking adult singing lessons, if you are a complete beginner.
Why? 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.
- Patience and
- A good sense of humor
Don’t take it too serious – singing should be fun.
Don’t think too much. Follow your teacher’s lead and you will see the first results fast.
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 Lazy Singers
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