Voice Lessons and Benefits
Voice lessons are just like piano lessons, you master an instrument. But with voice lessons, the instrument is your voice!
In general, voice lessons concentrate on your vocal health and technique, and there are many positive benefits of taking voice lessons.
Singing lessons can help improve the quality of your sound without losing your style.
A good voice teacher will diagnose your basic issues in how you produce sound, without passing judgment on your style. Voice lessons can help you develop your voice in a way that is appropriate for your vocal type and applicable to your style.
Voice lessons can help loosen you up, make your voice more flexible, improve your range, and even help diversify your sound. For example, if you can only sing loudly, voice lessons can help you add lighter contrasting tones, making your vocal emotions more varied.
Vocal health is vital. Voice lessons can help you develop the tools to try more uniques things while singing as you develop breath control, strength and a growing vocal range, without straining your voice. Issues with pitch may be an indicator of a problem your voice instructor can easily help you address and fix.
Most voice teachers have classical training in their background. Even if you don’t want to sing classically, this is a good thing! Clear, melodic, scales and jumping exercises will help you perform better vocally, especially with more aggressive styles. Your voice lessons will help you develop independently, understand what you are doing right and how to do it consistently.
Good singing is more than a great sounding voice, and even students with natural talent can benefit from voice lessons. If you find you can’t do as much as you’d like to, voice lessons can help take you to your goals. The “College years” (ages 18-25) are prime years to take voice lessons and develop professionally as a vocalist.
The demands on young singers with high performance rates can lead to vocal blow out without the tools gained in voice lessons. Natural talent must be added to with the knowledge of self and vocal health. Voice lessons are about training to master your voice in this way. No matter how talented you may be, voice lessons will eventually be necessary because of this.