Voice lessons are something that I have always wanted to do. I knew if I never did it I would regret it. That is why I put it on my musical bucket list.I found myself searching far and wide(aka Googling) for a voice instructor. That is how I stumbled upon takelessons.com this is how I found my singing teacher. Takelessons is a website where you can find instructors for all types of things homework help, dancing, languages etc.
After endless scrolling on the website I found my wonderful voice instructor. I love her she makes singing in front of her so comfortable. Before taking voice lessons I never sang in front of anyone. Not unless you count singing in my 8th grade choir but I felt more at ease then because I was surrounded by a bunch of other voices. I never in my wildest dreams thought I could sing solo. Singing by myself is scary because I am quite timid. However with my instructor I have gradually become more relaxed. I love singing and I feel like I am progressing it has been a little over a two months since I began. I can’t wait to see what levels I will achieve with my voice.
Before lessons actually start we do warm up exercises we stretch, massage my jawline and throat. Then we complete singing exercises like lip trills and a little Do Re Mi. The exercises always vary. Next we hop right into singing the song that I chose. Right now I’m learning On & On by Erykah Badu. This is so much better than the piano lessons I took when I was younger. Although I loved my piano teacher I did not get to pick my music and it wasn’t popular music that I know. I pick the music now which makes lessons more exciting. Constant practice is a struggle for me this article by Noa Kageyama P.H.D about being motivated to practice is helpful. One of his tips is to just start for five minutes to get yourself in the mood to practice. I will be trying this to help with my practice sessions.
I may not become Whitney Houston but can you blame me, for wanting to try. Who knows, maybe I will be a street performer singing with my guitar finally able to cross that off my bucket list. I’m happy to say that I am taking voice lessons and I can finally cross that off the list of things to do before I die. It may be a weird bucket list item but it is my list and I can do what I want to 😛 Thank you to all my loyal readers out there I know I am a bit flaky with this blog but I will be more consistent going forward. What are some lessons you have always wanted to take?