People are really hard on themselves.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard my students say “I can’t”. As somebody that has struggled with self-confidence before, I know the negative lasting affects of telling yourself that you can’t do something. It really saddens me whenever my students get down on themselves for minor mistakes. I have to remind them constantly that they have to give themselves permission to fail (which also serves as a reminder to myself too).
Singing is breath, confidence, and expression in a nutshell.
People are often surprised when I tell them that the same muscles you use to speak are the same ones you use to sing. So, no, you’re not tone deaf. If you can speak, you basically can learn to sing too. I won’t lie and say that learning to sing comes easily, but it’s important to know that it is possible.
you can impact peoples’ lives.
I teach kids as young as 8yrs old to adults that have just retired. I have the opportunity to spend 30 or 45mins with a person who is being completely vulnerable and allowing me to influence them in some small way. At the end of my teaching days I always feel so honored to have shared such an intimate form of creativity with my students.