People who don’t take singing lessons often tell themselves lies. These are some of them.
Lie #1: “Singing comes naturally to me and I sound just fine.”
Sadly, many beginner singers say this and believe it. Yes, natural ability is a real thing. But that may not be enough.
To become a really good singer, it’s crucial to know what’s happening when you sing. What’s going on in your body, your lungs, your throat, your mouth — it’s important to know what’s behind the curtain. For example, if you don’t understand what happens when you try to hit high notes, you could damage your voice.
Even if you’re happy with how your voice sounds now, there may be things you’re doing that are either harming you or holding you back. Just imagine how good you could be if you had a little help from a professional who knows these things.
Lie #2: “Singing lessons wouldn’t actually do anything for me.”
People who don’t believe in singing lessons may think they don’t produce results, that they won’t actually do anything for their voice.
“The people who take lessons and sound amazing already sounded good,” they say. “They already knew what they were doing.”
While it is true that very good singers may know more about what their body is doing to produce beautiful vocal sounds, that’s not an excuse for you to not take lessons. Lessons work. If you have the right attitude, they can do great things for your voice.
Lie #3: “I’m good at singing, but I’ll never be able to do the types of things I want to. So why waste my money on lessons?”
If you don’t want to improve at singing, you won’t. So first, you need to have the mentality that you can get better with practice. A Teacher can help you discover your full potential.
You can do things you never thought possible with practice, knowledge, and intentionality — three things you can get from a Teacher. You may not ever sound like Whitney Houston or Stevie Wonder (none of us will), but you can get better than you are now.
They say confidence is 90% of the battle.