Many people assume that vocal talent is just something that you’re born with and that doesn’t require voice lessons, but you might be surprised to know that even experienced singers can benefit from voice lessons!
5 Things Voice Lessons Can Teach You as a Singer
Having a fabulous voice is great, but if you don’t know how and when to breath while performing for an audience, that beautiful voice is going to do you no good! Poor breathing patterns are either going to result in a terrible vocal performance or they are going to wind up with you passing out…neither prospect is a pleasant one for anyone!
You may think that voice lessons can’t teach you anything about the tone of your voice, but you couldn’t be further from the truth! By teaching you how to breathe, how to posture yourself, etc. your voice lessons teacher can help you to refine the tone of your voice and become a much better singer.
Like breathing, posture is a crucial aspect of how your voice sounds when you sing. It’s important to project and to really present your voice well when singing. Think, for example, how your voice would sound to someone if, during your performance, you stood scrunched over, looking at the floor, with your head down… How would that performance change if you were to stand more confidently with your head facing forward, your eyes straight ahead, your posture straightened?
Voice lessons will also teach you that there is more to singing than just having a good voice. Being a great singer is about understanding and replicating natural intonation when performing too. Intonation doesn’t just tell a listener about the meaning behind your music, but it can also help listeners to understand a story even when you are singing in a language that they are unfamiliar with. With the right intonation, you can capture the hearts of your audience and make them feel as though they have truly had a great experience even if the entire performance was in a foreign language!
Where intonation is all about speech patterns, diction is about pronunciation and speaking clearly. Diction is equally as important for a singer because it helps your audience to know what you are saying and to translate performances in foreign languages. Diction is particularly important to singers who perform in other languages because many cultures have similar words with just subtle differences between them that are only distinguished from each other by how they are pronounced.
Are You Interested in Voice Lessons to Improve Your Vocal Talent?
If you’re interested in taking voice lessons to improve your vocal talent and learn how you can become a better singer, Wendelken School of Music can help! Located in New Tampa, we have an incredible music program that offers voice lessons to students of all ages! Give us a call today at 813-978-1771 to find out more about enrollment.