Almost anyone who can speak can learn to sing, but most people don’t use their voices to their full potential. Voice lessons teach singers how to control their breath and find vocal resonance to create a fuller, healthier, and more beautiful sound. Lessons also teach general musical skills and build more confident singers. The average singing student needs weekly guidance to establish a solid technique. Through solid technique you can find the capabilities of your singing voice, not merely imitating those that you hear on recordings.
What we hear while we’re singing just isn’t true, so we are always dependent on someone we trust to take the role of our ‘outside ears’. Renee FlemingWe don't always hear ourselves as others hear us. Think about when you hear yourself speaking on your voicemail greeting. It sounds different, right? The same is true with our singing voice.
In an independent voice studio, the student gets guidance on their own individual voice, not the overall sound of the choir. This individualized attention helps develop the voice in a unique and powerful way. Together teacher and singer explore a variety of styles of music based on what the teacher hears in the potential of the voice, students' interests and how the voice starts developing. You gain confidence in your own sound. Also, there is so much music out there than many of us have never heard! There are also many styles of music which we particularly like which may or may not be suited to our voice type and range. Exploring your voice from a solo standpoint can help you find your potential and uncover beautiful things!
What about the fun of the choral experience, singing with others?
Add to your choral singing with voice lessons and keep having fun in choir! Other opportunities arise too which give you more confidence and enhanced singing skills. In an independent voice studio, the singer not only gets access to a voice teacher and vocal coach, but to the camaraderie of belonging to a group of people who enjoy singing. Most voice studios provide opportunities to perform musical repertoire one or two times a year. Some also give the opportunity to work on the repertoire in front of and with others in the studio (please see more information on my studio at www.susanandersbrizick.com). With more opportunities to share music with others, a student has a higher drive to perfect the craft of singing, builds a higher confidence level in their singing and themselves, and the better music we create!