I knew Group Sing class started with me this week. It is specifically for Non- Professional Adults, who love to sing.
It is so beautiful for me to hear someone’s voice for the first time.
It is like being let in on a precious secret. Every voice is unique and carries its own gifts and flaws. You never know what sound is going to come out of someone. I was so thrilled today to hear the voices of these new students, women who rarely share their voices with other people. They each had their own defining timbres, ranges, vibratos, and strengths.
Their voices were “raw”, and had not been worked on for years, and yet they were still beautiful.
Even if you never train, if you have a voice, you can always sing.
Yes, you can be better with training; more polished, build stamina, gain confidence, and that is all important.
But, it is more important to remember that our voices are already in us and have wonderful things about them naturally.
Singing for the love of singing is a way that we can express ourselves and it is a natural instinct for us to do so. Unfortunately, somewhere singing got put into a different category from what is natural for us. Often people only sing in front of people if they are really good AND pursuing it as a career. But so many people love to sing and are born with lovely voices.
There is such emotional and physical benefits that a person can get from letting their voice flow into song. Revealing your voice in front of people can be quite a spiritual experience and takes a lot of courage to do so. It gives the listener a glimpse into a very deep personal part of you that is vulnerable yet powerful.
I love when I get to work with the people whose love is to sing, what a privilege for me.
Thank you to these new students for taking such a risk with yourselves. I saw beauty in all of you.
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