Anyone Can Sing
Many aspiring singers get told by teachers, coaches or family members they’re tone deaf at a young or impressionable age. This can destroy your confidence and stop you from pursuing singing, sometimes for decades. I don’t believe anyone is tone-deaf – this is an old-fashioned and harmful diagnosis. I can tell you’re not tone deaf just by listening to you speak. If you’re an absolute beginner, I start with listening and speaking exercises that are not at all confronting, super simple and super revealing at the same time. I’m really interested in developing your listening skills – the rest will follow. Some students can’t immediately pitch notes and some do it on the first go without even trying. It takes some singers minutes and other students months, but in the end, everyone I teach sings in tune.
It Should Be Fun and Inspiring
It doesn’t matter whether you actually get out there on stage or not…. learning to sing is truly awesome. You’ll be amazed at how the things you learn in a singing lesson apply to all other areas of your life. You’ll notice your posture improving, your confidence boosting, your mood and general wellness on the uptake. Your speaking voice will change too, and the people around you will really notice the difference. So get out there and be a pro singer or keep your new skillz all to yourself in the bathroom – I couldn’t care less. I just want to share my enthusiasm and experience with you, and I’ll be as humorous and engaging as I possibly can along the way.
It’s Your Dime
I don’t follow a methodology or a course outline unless you have something specific you’re preparing for. If you want to learn a particular song, just let me know in advance. I’ve taught students who want to surprise their spouses with a song on their wedding day, fathers and daughters who want a fun bonding activity to do together, singers preparing for classical exams, actors who have a singing part they need to learn and singer/songwriters who want help with harmony before they record a track. If you desperately want to sing a song that I don’t think is appropriate for your development, I’ll tell you so, or I’ll adapt it to make it work for you.