When we speak we hardly ever think of the length of the words we say. We just say them and usually they’re short.
When we sing this is so different: notes can be very long. In this explanation I will give you tips on how to sing long notes without pressing them. I will give you a technical and a musical path. Both paths reinforce each other.
Boukje van Gelder about Singing lessons
Singing is fun! Why to take Vocal Lessons?
To sing is wonderful to do. We sing under the shower, when doing the dishes, very loud in the car, when we celebrate a birthday, in a choir or even solo. Singing is fun! And because it’s already fun, why would you take lessons in it? There are a lot of reasons to take lessons. You might for example want to reach that top note again in the choir without feeling tense or tight. Or you want to sing your favorite song with confidence, also when your whole family is listening. Or you want, like me, to make singing your job and you need preparation for the conservatory.
"But I'm scared!"
Maybe you’re scared to take lessons, because you feel you’re not good enough. Are people starting playing clarinet ever not good enough to start? No. Singing is a skill, you can learn it!
My belief is that vocal lessons can be useful for everybody that likes singing, regardless of the level. The most important thing is that singing is fun and that with vocal lessons it stays fun and hopefully gets even more fun! Because when you learn how to apply vocal technique, singing will be easier and feel freer.