When taking voice lessons, the first thing you should start thinking about is what your goals are. What do you want to accomplish for this new journey you are about to start? Do you want to simply grow your vocal muscles? Is there a specific time or place you want to sing? What events would you like to sing at? Is this just something you do because you love it, or do you want to make a career out of it? These are all questions to ask yourself. They are also things that can and should be talked about with your teacher. Your instructors are there to guide you along the way. They will help gear you towards the goals you have set for yourself and your instrument. When there is a bump in the road, they will steer you towards the place you need to go to overcome it. When there is victory (as there will be often), they will be there to cheer you on and reinforce the good things that you did.
Voice Lessons and Starting Out
Voice lessons are all about your instrument. There is no one else who can offer what you can, because there is no one else who is you! It may take a little while to get comfortable with all of the new things you are learning. Not everything you are told will click right away. If that happens, do not worry. That is absolutely normal. You are learning a whole new way to use something you’ve been using your entire life-that takes time. The same way that you cannot walk into a gym for the first time and expect to leave with all the muscles you desire, you cannot walk into your voice lessons and expect transformation overnight. There is a lot of progress that will be made at each of your voice lessons, but allowing yourself some grace and time to really grow will make all the difference. The changes you see in your instrument and through your voice lessons will make it all worthwhile. Why wait?