“If you can talk, you can sing,” according to a proverb from Zimbabwe. Recently, a colleague of mine posted an article on Facebook written by another voice teacher who purposely discouraged a student from continuing voice lessons because, the teacher felt, it was “hopeless.” My colleague was dismayed that a voice teacher would ever turn a student away because she believes, as I do, that everyone can sing. Seriously. Everyone. Most people I’ve met who fear that they are not “good enough” to sing out loud were told by a teacher or peer somewhere along the way that they couldn’t sing. My colleague and I have news for you. You can. Be brave and sing from your heart!
Does it take effort? Absolutely. It takes time to learn to match pitch, breathe appropriately, and produce a pleasant tone. If singing brings you joy, then you can sing! I encourage you, if you like to sing, to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Maybe you are nervous about jumping into choir – I’m happy to work with you 1:1 to improve your skills and give you confidence to join. Maybe you’ve been practicing in your shower and you’re ready to sing with us – if so, please join us for rehearsal on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm or at our next Family Choir (one rehearsal) Sunday on Easter morning.
Make a joyful noise!