You already know how to sing. Whether you or anyone else thinks you are good at singing is another matter entirely.
For the self professed “singers” in the house, I want to address your fears around voice training. If there are any.
When I started my singing career, I had no clue how my voice worked and had even less desire to learn about it. I just wanted to sing, which is the case with most working singers.
Why analyze something you’ve always been able to do? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – right?
Then, like so many other unsuspecting singers, I discovered a love for teaching that dovetailed beautifully with a love for helping people. (Working with voices is the perfect job for someone interested in music, psychology, and science btw.)
Soon after I began teaching, I discovered the world of voice science. That discovery sparked an insatiable desire to learn about vocal function.
This step, learning the mechanics and acoustics of the body, necessarily requires teachers. Voice teachers. Ugh. Who wants to take a “voice lesson?” And where could I go to learn how the voice works without getting accosted with an aria?
Like so many other singers who do just fine on their own musically, I was suddenly frozen between wanting to know more about how the voice works and not wanting anyone to tell me “how to sing.” In this case, sing jazz.
Fast forward a few years, and finally . . . meet Tom Blaylock.