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Do I Need To Take Singing Lessons?

Nov 1, 2007
Whether if you are a professional singer or an aspiring singer without having taken any formal training, you would probably have pondered whether is it necessary to take formal singing lessons to improve your singing skills.

Keep on wondering and your procrastination is hurting your singing career.

Just name me any famous singer who has never taken any formal singing lessons? Yes, some of them may have gotten popular without any formal singing training at first but all these popular singers, without exception would have realized sooner or later, they have to engage the services of good vocal coaches at one time or another to take their singing career to another level and to stay up there. So what makes you think that you do not need formal vocal lessons?

If you are already singing professionally, then it is vital that you take up voice training to separate you from the mediocre singers. This is how you can get noticed when you are above the pack and is a cut above your your competitors.

If others do not believe in formal vocal training and you do, then you would already have won because you will be singing much better and getting higher fees for your performances.

You need to look after and respect your voice. Your voice is your musical instrument and your voice determines whether you succeed or fail in your singing career. You have only one voice and once it is damaged, your career as a singer may be destroyed.

Finding a good singing teacher can be a little tricky though. There are many so called vocal coaches out there proclaiming themselves to be singing teachers after merely reading up a few books. As this industry is not regulated, there are many charlatans out there.

The best way to determine a good singing teacher is to ask good singers. After all, they are already good singers themselves and their recommendation won't be detrimental, isn't it?

However, since singing teachers are also human beings and thus it is important that the teacher student relationship is good and you can get along your vocal coach.

The chemistry between you and your teacher must be good, otherwise when you are singing under stress, your voice will come out as very strained and that voice is awful to the ears.

If you cannot get along with your singing teacher, then you may need to change your coach.

One way of eliminating this human problem in learning how to sing well is to get VCDs, DVD or video singing lessons of famous and proven vocal coaches. Not only is this method less expensive than hiring a real life singing teacher, you can also practise your vocal exercises at your own time and pace.

Since the teaching tools are yours, you can practice your vocal training anytime and anywhere. Better yet, you are learning from the best!

Most good singing coaches will have a vocal workout lessons plan for you. Learning how to breathe and use your diaphragm properly are the basics of a good singer's inventory.

You will find out how remarkable your voice can get when you mastered only these two singing skills. Once you are using correct breathing and diaphragm control techniques, your singing voice and confidence will soar.

So, if want to bring your singing career to greater heights, then go and and take formal singing lessons. This small investment on your part may make you a superstar some day.
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Chris Chew has a website devoted to music and singing at Learn how to sing and
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