How to Start Singing: What to Know Before You Begin Singing Lessons
So you want to start singing? Great! You might be so excited you can’t wait for singing lessons and the hope to improve your voice.
If you are like most people, you may also be filled with a little trepidation or even outright anxiety. We have 5 pieces of advice to help make starting singing lessons a great time and boost your confidence so you can have fun on your journey to improve your voice.
5 pieces of advice to help make starting singing lessons a great time and boost your confidence
1. You Are Not Supposed To Know Everything About Singing Yet.
Your teacher is not a judge on American Idol. Remember that when you walk into your first singing lesson and first learn how to start singing, it is their job to teach you and support you, not your job to impress them with your world class quality singing. Relax, do some breathing exercises, and enjoy learning how to sing from someone who has dedicated their life to singing. They will appreciate you acknowledging their expertise, and you will be relieved from the pressure to do a performance just yet.
2. Love and Learn From Your Mistakes.
Mistakes are not mistakes, they are part of the learning process. Imagine that instead of learning to sing, you were learning to play guitar or piano. Would you cringe and crumble every time you plucked the wrong note or played the wrong key? Probably not. Guitar and piano players understand that the best way to learn is to experiment with their instruments. The same goes for singing! Learn to love your mistakes – they will make you a better singer.
It is a great idea to warm up before you just start singing. Vocal exercises and breathing exercises help you warm up so that you can hit that high note and sound fantastic. Beginners should do this before every lesson to make that song sound even better during the singing lesson.
3. You are not Beyonce. Let singing teachers help your Skill Development.
One of the most common complaints I hear from students is, “I want to sound like Beyonce… Kelly Clarkson… Ed Sheeran…” The truth is, you will probably never sound like the famous person you always wanted to sound like. This is because each person is born with their own unique voice instrument, and there is no changing that, plus all the hours upon hours these famous musicians have worked for. You wouldn’t yell at a ukulele because it doesn’t sound like a Fender Strat. Go into your first lesson excited to discover your own unique sound range, and I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by your singing and how quickly the teachers teaching helps your vocal techniques.
Your singing teacher or music teacher in school may ask you to perform one day either solo or as part of a group but with your vocal training, you will have the self confidence be able to show all of your developed skills on stage in a musical performance.
4. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Before you begin your lessons know that singing well takes a lot of time, energy, and dedication. How long it will take you to sing well depends on your level of natural talent, the technique you are learning, your practice schedule, and how often you take lessons. Singers are vocal athletes, and muscle memory training takes time. Vocal training for singers is like pianists practicing keys for their piano lessons. Also remember that your teacher has been studying singing for many years. Don’t expect to match his or her level of mastery overnight. Take the time to commence private singing lessons or online lessons with Music Lessons Academy Australia, and begin your journey to develop into a professional with the ability to perform all around the world. Music festivals occur every year in Melbourne, Sydney and other places around Australia, you never know when you could grab the opportunity to perform at one of these sessions.
5. Enjoy the Ride of Becoming a Professional Singer.
You and your teacher have one very important thing in common – you both love to sing. Remember what inspired you to start singing in the first place? Was it a concert or other performance you went to? A music video you watched? Perhaps a Broadway show that blew your mind? It is that fire that burns inside of your teacher, too. So much so, in fact, that they decided to make a life out of it. Never lose sight of this shared passion and allow yourself to enjoy the process as your journey of singing lessons and becoming the singer you always wanted to be unfolds.
Music Lessons Academy Australia provides personal in-home (or online lessons in times such as lockdown) private singing lessons with developed supportive teachers who provide high quality voice lessons to people of all ages, children or adults who are looking to develop into great singers out there. Our singing teachers are very supportive to beginners and children and work very hard to create a positive environment as they go through the stages of development for your vocal training teaching different techniques and skills.
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