When people think of instruments their minds instantly go to the piano, guitar, violin, drums or other strung, brass or woodwind instrument, but no one ever really thinks of the voice. Even though your voice is not a tangible instrument you can hold and play with your hands, it is one of the most powerful and useful instruments we have. We can do so much with our voices from whispering to singing at the top of our lungs, it is an instrument we use every day, so do voice lessons help?
We use our voices every day and most of us love to sing along to our favorite tune or do some karaoke every now and then, so do we really need voice lessons? The answer is, it depends on who you are. Some people are naturally gifted singers who can sing every note right on pitch, while some of us struggle to keep up, but no matter how good or bad you are at singing, voice lessons will always help you and will improve your skills.
Taking voice lessons will help you get in touch with your creative side and increase your confidence in your voice while also learning new techniques and talents that come along with singing. Your voice is a unique sound all your own and is different than any other person’s, so learning more about your own voice and what it sounds like will improve your singing skills. Knowing what you can sing well and what you need to work on is something that you will learn more about in singing lessons and it can help you reach your potential and also push you out of your comfort zone.
Not only will taking singing lessons to help you learn more about your voice and what you can do, but it also teaches you more techniques in singing. There is a countless number of notes you can sing and different ways on how to sing those notes. Another important skill and technique you learn in a voice lesson are breathing techniques. The way you breathe can actually have a big impact on how you sound and depending on how deep you breathe and who long you hold the note can make your voice sound different. Breathing techniques in singing are very important because sometimes you will need to hold a note for a long time and you also need to have a strong voice. Taking deep breaths, learning how and when to sing during a song and learning how to breathe from your diaphragm are some techniques your voice teacher will help you with.
So, voice lessons will definitely help you in your singing talents and knowledge, but taking voice lessons has a lot of other benefits that come along with taking lessons. Other positive benefits that taking voice lessons include:
- Improves memory
- Because you have to memorize the words to a song and the different notes and keys in the song, memorization is key when singing and will, in turn, improve your memory in all parts of your life.
- Improves your posture
- Posture is very important while singing because it can affect how the note sounds coming out, so sitting up straight will improve your posture in your daily life as well.
- It builds your confidence
- Sounding better while singing will give you the confidence to sing around others and maybe even in front of a crowd, If you start to perform in front of a crowd, then your confidence in talking in front of people or even meeting new friends will definitely go up.
- Gets you involved
- Taking singing lessons can lead you to want to join a choir or a band. In many schools around Omaha, NE, there are choirs you can join. From elementary to college and beyond, there is a variety of singing groups you can join that will help you meet a lot of people who enjoy singing as much as you.
- Can relieve stress and anxiety
- Singing can act as a creative outlet for you and help you calm down when life throws a bunch of stressful things your way. Singing is a great way to calm you down and ease the tension in your life, even if it is for a little bit.
So, do voice lessons really work? The answer is yes, even if you are a professional singer, or if you are just a person who wants to sing along to their favorite tune, taking singing lessons comes with so many benefits that everyone will benefit from.
If you are interested in taking voice lessons, all of our university-trained voice teachers would love to get to know you and teach you all about voice! To sign up for lessons, you can give us a call at (402) 515-9639, visit us in person, we are located at 14505 California St., Omaha. NE 68154 or visit our website OSMD.