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. 

That’s why…

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 YouSinging Teacher Laughs

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…

There’s a reason you’re looking for a singing teacher. Chances are you currently only have a small vocal range, problems singing on pitch, or can’t figure out this damn breathing thing.

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.

There are also some free online singing lessons on Youtube. I think they are a good start to test the water and find out if learning how to sing is something you’re really passionate about.

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.

So, How much is a singing lesson?

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

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…

  • Humming
  • Lip-rolls
  • Up and down scales
  • Breathing
  • Panting
  • 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? 

That’s okay…

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.

  • Discipline
  • 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: 

  1. Nobody Makes Fun Of You 🙂
  2. Adult Singing Lessons Are Not for Free 

  3. Your Teacher is Not a Wizard

  4. There Is No Cheering Crowd

  5. Voice Lessons Are Not for Lazy Singers

  6. 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

9 thoughts on “6 Things That Won’t Happen In Adult Singing Lessons”

  1. Hi this is cool advice and very open and honest. I guess fear of failure or being laughed at can stop us doing so many things including singing. I hope mane visitors will take on board your advice and hopefully take the plunge and try singing for themselves. I think it can be a great confidence booster and help people get over shyness. Thanks again, Kenny 

  2. A really helpful article, especially for someone like me who is interested in learning more about singing, but is no ‘spring chicken’! 

    I’m really glad you included the first point in this article, because that’s whats really standing in front of my confidence at the moment – having to sing in front of someone…and getting a bad reaction! 

    How old were you when you learned to sing properly and did you have the same concerns/worries?

    1. Hi Chris,
      I took my first lesson at the age of 25. As described, I had no clue, what a voice teacher would expect from his students.
      The worst thing that could have happened was a reaction like “Sorry pal, but there’s no way you will ever learn to sing.”

      Luckily I didn’t give in to my fear – and neither should you.
      Singing in front of a teacher is a safe place to start.

      Good luck!

  3. Adult singing lesson is very important when it comes to ones’ entertainment, emotion and feelings. Some times people enjoy for time pass and singer also sings for time passing. But a professional singer needs proper learning with proper singing lesson. This article really represent some exceptional concept which is really followed by adult singer. On this point of view, I have same opinion with Felix and I think adult singer should be more serious about their vocal technique.

  4. Hi Felix

    I was really interested to read your post, and so much that you say really resonates with me.

    I have always loved to sing. I originally had singing lessons whilst I was still at school, and I knew that I had a reasonable voice, but it was just not good enough for me. But I did go on to sing in public quite a bit, especially in folk clubs.

    Some years later I found the most amazing singing teacher! She had trained many operas singers, and also singers in the pop world. You may have heard of Neneh Cherry and Nick Kershaw – she had one each of their platinum disc awards which they had given her on the wall of her music room!

    She also ran group classes locally to me, and  gave individual lessons too, and I studied with her for quite a time, until I moved to a different area. I found the group class really fascinating, as I watched the other students gradually improve out of all recognition. I benefitted greatly from my private lessons too, and my confidence in myself as a whole person really grew. Singing is so good for the soul don’t you agree?

    So if anyone really wants to sing – and in some people it is a real need – then never be afraid to seek professional help. I completely agree with you, the six things that you mention never will happen when you take private lessons.

    Thank you so much for your really fascinating post

    Chrissie 🙂

    1. Hi Chrissie, thanks for your comment.

      It seems we both have experienced the invaluable benefit of taking private singing lessons. I totally agree, that singing is food for the soul.
      It’s not always only about becoming a star, but the ability to express yourself adequately.

      All the best

    1. Hi Harold,
      If you’re serious about getting your vocals back in shape subscribe to my free email list first.

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