Are you a
Have people told you all your life that you couldn't sing?
Oof. That hurts.
Especially when you love singing so much.
Every commute turns into a concert as you bop along to your favorite tunes.
You still remember all the words to the songs played at homecoming when you were in high school, and you can't help but belt them out at the top of your lungs when they come on the radio.
But you stop singing once anyone notices you, or if there's somebody in the passenger seat. You don't want them to hear your terrible singing.
At the family birthday parties, you're more likely to be holding the camera or in the kitchen cleaning up instead of singing "Happy Birthday" to your kiddos.
Your terrible singing voice is kind of a joke in the family, and you laugh about it with everybody else, because it's true!
You're a terrible singer.
But you wish you could sing to your kids without feeling self-conscious.
Or now you have grandkids. You missed out on the chance to sing lullabies to your own kids because you felt bad about your singing.
But now you want to rock your grandbaby to sleep and sing to them because you love them. You can't help it. Those squishy cheeks makes you want to sing.
What can you do?
Whenever I ask people to join the choirs I direct, the most common response I get is,
"Oh, you don't want to hear me sing!"
And that makes me sad.
Everyone is a singer. Very, very few people truly cannot sing at all, including you.
More likely, you haven't yet learned how to coordinate the breath and the muscles in a consistent way yet.
It's not that you can't sing.
You don't know how yet.
And those are different things.
Babies are terrible at walking.
At least at first.
It takes time for a baby to figure out how to coordinate their balance, their legs, and their intentions to get across the room without falling down.
Singing is very similar.
It can take a little while for some singers to learn how to coordinate everything before being able to sing in tune more easily.
Just because it takes longer for you doesn't mean you can't sing!
What if you gave yourself the time to figure out how to coordinate your voice?
I can hear you saying.
"I don't know how to do that!!"
That's where I come in, my friend.
I can help you figure out how to use your breath, listen well, and practice singing the notes you want to sing, all in a safe place with no judgment. And it's fun.
Sure, you're going to splat notes against the wall and make some weird noises while you learn.
(Psssst....guess what. I make terrible sounds sometimes, too, and I've been singing at a high level for a long time!)
You deserve the chance to find out what your true voice really sounds like. We'll sing songs you love, try some new songs, laugh, and enjoy the wonderful gift that singing can be.
I can't promise that you'll book a gig at Madison Square Garden or get a call from Andrea Bocelli to duet with him in Milan next year. But I can promise to help you develop the skills to sing with more confidence. All it takes is an adventurous spirit, a dedication to practice, and a dash of bravery. Are you ready to see what's possible?