Vocal Lessons: It’s Never Too Late to Start
November 5, 2019
If you’ve been thinking about taking voice lessons, you might be wondering if it’s too late to start. Good news! Singing has no age limit or restrictions.
No matter if you’re brand new to singing or you’d like to get back to a past personal interest, it’s never too late to get started. But if you’re still on the fence about whether or not to move forward with vocal lessons, here are a few things to consider that might encourage you to proceed:
1. Be brave.
Starting something new, especially as an adult, is intimidating. Even when you’re interested in pursuing vocal lessons, thoughts of singing in front of someone, making a mistake, or looking silly might hold you back. You’re not the only one to feel this way. But now is the time to challenge yourself and summon some bravery. At the same time, keep an open mind and remind yourself that it’s okay to be a beginner.
2. Set realistic expectations.
While it’s fun and exciting to challenge yourself with trying something new, make sure that you set realistic expectations around your lessons. If you expect to be the next star of the stage after only a week of lessons, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Once you start working with a teacher, they can help you manage your expectations and grasp what improvement you can expect over the next several weeks or months.
3. Find the right teacher.
If you have a past history with singing, it could be that a bad experience is keeping you from giving lessons another try. Not all voice teachers use the same approach, and the key to a good experience is in finding the right teacher. If you try voice lessons and are deterred by who you work with, don’t let this discourage you. Do some research and see if you can find a teacher who fits with your personality and goals.
4. Create personal goals.
Speaking of goals, taking some time to think about what you’d like to accomplish through vocal lessons might be the push you need to get started. You can then share your goal(s) with your voice teacher, who can help you create an intentional plan to get the results you want.
Fox Music offers the highest quality voice lessons available to adults of all ages and experience levels. Are you interested in learning more about what we have to offer? Contact us today to get started!