I have had many students who have come into my office asking me to assist them in developing their singing and or speaking voice. I am honoured to be part of seeing them shine as they progress and hit the mark in the goals they set for themselves.
I get to watch the student deal with the fact that their perception of their own voice is incorrect. That they are basing their ability to sing on how they feel about themselves and not on the reality of how good or bad the vocal technique is.
I get to watch them set realistic goals for themselves and see them still be extremely disappointed with themselves even after they have accomplished their goals but do not recognize their progress because one mistake was made.
I watch them understand and finally accept that their voice is their voice. That there is no other voice like theirs and that they are working hard to do something for themselves.
And last but not least, I get to experience them sing supported by the technique they have worked so hard to develop while allowing their emotions to be carried on the wings of the sound that they could not even think of producing during their very first lesson.
I had the honour of experiencing one of my students, Hala, serenade her husband at their 25th wedding anniversary with a medley of her design in front of 30 guests. She sang with grace, sincerity, proper technique, and a deep sense of love. What a gift.
People are always so worried about how they sound and whether people will like them or if they will make a fool of themselves? None of these things were at the fore front of Hala’s mind while she sang because she did the work and was prepared. Her focus was on doing her best to sing her gift of love to her
husband, a gift he will never forget.
Keep on Singing,
The Confidence Booster