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. 

That’s why…

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 YouSinging Teacher Laughs

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?”

Sounds familiar?

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.

Maybe you’re unhappy with your range,
Maybe you struggle to
 sing on pitch
Or you just can’t figure out how to breathe correctly when singing.

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.

There are also some free online singing lessons on Youtube. And they sometimes can be a good start to test the water and find out if learning singing 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 teacher and get qualified feedback on your efforts.

And that, Sweety, comes with a price.

So, How much is a singing lesson?

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

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.

  • Humming
  • Lip-drills
  • Scales
  • Breathing
  • Panting
  • 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? 

That’s okay…

You don’t have to. You neither need any permission nor a certificate to be allowed to take singing lessons. 

What’s more…
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.

  • Discipline
  • Patience 
  • 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: 

  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 the Lazybones

  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
Felix Cerny

11 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.

  5. I know I sing off key at times but sometimes I’m told I sing well but only by people I think are only being nice. I would like to be able to sing recreationaly because I would enjoy it and I think I can and am sorry I never tried. I’m 65. What do you you think?

    1. Bill, the one and only question here is “Would you like to become a better singer?”

      From experience I can tell you, if you love singing…there’s nothing more fulfilling than singing with a voice you’re proud of.
      No matter if you’re singing for other people or just on your own.

      From what you write it seems like you’re not completely off, just need a little correction and some technical “upgrade” of your skills.

      Go for it…you’re still young (I mean it).

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