Singing is good for us on so many levels. It can lift our mood, build our confidence, help us to express our feelings and bring balance to our body and mind. Even with 18 years of experience in teaching singing to students of all ages and abilities, I am still excited to be helping others to develop their vocal abilities.
We all have a unique sound and we all use our voices in different ways. A ‘singing lesson’ is not only about working on one’s voice, but is often about peeling away things that we don’t need. For example, the stresses and strains of the day, or emotions that we sometimes don’t even realise we are carrying. The throat is an area where many of us hold these tensions. When we connect with our true voice, these tensions are released and will eventually fall away – then we can start to discover different ways of using our voice. As a teacher, it is important for me to create a safe and secure environment in which I can support the student and nurture their development in this area.