Train Your Voice with a Teacher

By Kristina Coleman on 08/14/2011

Do you think you could potentially be a great singer? Perhaps all you would need to launch a successful music career are a few singing lessons. Even someone with a supposedly terrible voice can learn to sing like a professional by regularly doing voice exercises, scales, and singing practices. You too can become a good singer if you follow the advice below.

One of the most interesting facts about singing lessons is that much of the technique pertains to breathing. The flow of air is actually what causes the vocal chords to make sound, and therefore the technique of correct and relaxed breathing must be learned before one can experience the full benefits of correct vocalizing. As you may imagine, these techniques have other benefits as well, including improving one’s speech and vocal stamina.

Have you ever wondered why some people can speak through a cold and others lose their voice? Correct breathing as it relates to correct singing can influence this directly. Researchers such as Dr. Robert T. Sataloff at the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research and Dr. Sharon Radionoff at the Sound Singing Institute have worked with doctors for many years to help heal injured voices and optimize care of the voice using some of the same techniques that provide control and sound quality to professional vocalists.

Taking voice lessons is a great way to quickly and effectively get your voice into shape. Your voice is just like any other muscle in that a good coach and lots of voice exercises will build it up and make it stronger and more effective. Going to a singing teacher and doing the voice exercises and drills that they instruct you to will help you greatly. Not only that, but a singing coach can see exactly the areas in which you need improvement and give you specific and valuable feedback.

A personal voice coach of this caliber can be expensive though, and many people would prefer to find options that are less taxing on their wallets. A cheaper alternative that will still help you improve your singing is buying a DVD or audio series. These series will give you voice exercises and instructional advice that will help you and your voice reach new levels of success; they will be almost just as good as having a real teacher coaching you, except for much, much cheaper.

You can also find many completely free voice exercises, tutorials, and instructions for building and enhancing your voice online. The World Wide Web is full of great counsel and useful lessons for voice exercises from people who know what they’re talking about. You can find free videos, step by step instructional article, and illustrated guides which can help you learn and supplement any classes or course you are taking.