I’ve heard many reasons why would-be students of singing don’t take voice lessons. Inside this video I’ll highlight the top 5 reasons for not taking voice lessons and I’ll “bust them”!
I’ve taken and taught voice lessons for years. During this time I’ve heard many reasons for not taking voice lessons.
Here are the top 5 reasons for NOT Taking Voice Lessons
I’ve heard these multiple times.
#1: I’m No Good at Singing
I know many teachers that will take a non-singer who’s motivated to learn and make them singers. Those same teachers also will take a singer who want’s to improve and makes them better.
If you think you’re no good at singing that’s a great reason to start taking lessons.
#2: I Don’t Have Any Money
Will you eat tonight? Tomorrow? The next day? Then you have money. What you’re saying is I don’t want to learn to sing intensely enough to make the sacrifice of time and effort to get the money to take singing lessons.
If you want it badly enough, you will find a way.
A favorite quote of my from years ago is attributed to Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A determined soul will find a way to afford lessons. Period.
#3: I Can Learn To Sing On My Own
Yes you can, maybe. Some people have done it. I know at least two.
The rest spend hours, days, months, years watching YouTube videos, watching Idol or The Voice or anything but actual lessons and never make any breakthroughs in their own voices.
#4: Voice Teachers are Scammers.
Yes, probably some are. In every field of life there are scammers. So you’ve go to find someone reputable, trustworthy and experienced. When you do, hire them and get some help. It’s likely you’ll be surprised how fast you improve.
#5: There Aren’t Any Good Teachers Where I Live
Try SKYPE or other online options. Try courses. As you’re learning to sing, face to face lessons can be very powerful and effective. Even if just a few to make sure you’re on track.
Here are Three Reasons You Absolutely Should Take Singing Lessons
- A trained instructor will hear things you’re not able to hear in your own voice and will be able to help you. You’ll get better, faster.
- With the right teacher, You’ll save 100’s of hours or more. Your progress will be rapid. As a result you will save $100’s of dollars instead of wasting time (and money) trying to find improvement for free.
- You could be singing and performing and happier so much sooner. Instead you’ve been stranded in “Vocal Neverland” trying to learn on your own.
Personally I’ve spent 1000’s of dollars on lessons, courses, workshops and seminars taking voice lessons and learning to teach. I’ve always improved with every investment that I’ve made. I’ve never regretted 1 cent spent on my voice or my teaching.
Caveat: Even the best teachers sometimes don’t match up well with everyone. If you don’t get the progress you’re looking for, and you’ve done the work, change teachers.
Learn Your Vocal Type
Learning your vocal type and practicing exercises for your vocal type is a great way to improve your voice rapidly. Do you know your vocal type?
Go to PowerToSing.com and take the vocal test which I call the PowerTest. Take the quiz and discover your vocal type. Then go to the Knowledge Center and watch the videos about your vocal type. Download the free exercises for your vocal type and start improving your voice rapidly.
These exercises will help you experience real vocal progress now and get you ready to take singing lessons from a skilled singing teacher.
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I’m Chuck Gilmore with PowerToSing. You can sing higher with beauty, confidence and power.
I’ll see you inside the next video.