Can Anyone Learn to Sing?

Can ANYONE Learn to Sing? | Octave Higher TV E26

Students ask me all the time “Can anyone learn to sing?”.

In most cases, the answer is yes.

Barring medical conditions, many people with the proper instruction and technique can learn to sing well.

But like we discussed last week, the journey to singing well is laid with lots of obstacles that take a long time to overcome.

With every obstacle you pass, we say that you have reached another stage of development.

In this week’s video, I talk in detail about the different stages of vocal development and how they add up to the goal of LEARNING TO SING WELL.

How Long it Takes to Sing Well

The TRUTH About How Long it Takes to Sing Well | Octave Higher TV E25

Many first time-students ask me how long it takes to sing well.

This is one of the age-old questions, because it is incredibly difficult to answer.

One would think that it changes for every student.

But is that true? Are some people more naturally talented than others? If so, do the talented students need to work as hard as everybody else?

I turned to Anders Ericsson’s study of violinists at Berlin’s prestigious Academy of music to find the REAL answer to this age-old question.

 

Practice

Optimize Your Practice Time | Octave Higher TV E24

Everything I do is designed to help the people around me become the best musicians they can be.

As a voice teacher, I have students ask me all the time about how they can practice better.

As it turns out, good practice is really a science.

In the performance science field it has been studied and observed for decades to determine what works and what doesn’t.

I turned to Daniel Coyle’s fantastic book, “The Talent Code”, for guidance and applied the principles from his book to create 5 scientifically proven steps to maximize your vocal practice.