How To Sing -The Real Story About
Singing Lessons and Vocal Coaches
people today want to be the new singing sensation. Television
shows like "American Idol", "X Factor" and "The Voice"
have created a feeding frenzy at the doorstep of self-proclaimed
vocal coach experts. In fact, I have many friends who
have not only auditioned for these shows, but they have
told me that they are willing to do pretty much anything
to learn how to sing and make it in the entertainment
Entertainment publications and the Internet abound with
ads from vocal coaches who claim they can add an octave
to your voice or make you the next Mariah Carey or Josh
Groban. The funny thing is, I'm finding very little
evidence that most of these vocal coaches can do what
they claim. Oh, they talk a good talk, but when you
try to find people that have actually benefited from
their instruction, they are far and few between.
am astounded by how much people are willing to pay in
the hopes of getting a better voice" says Ken Tamplin,
" and how little investigation is done by them of the
people who they are trusting their precious vocal instrument
to. I have found that 30 minutes of simple investigation
on the Internet and asking questions of prior and current
students seems to be enough to find out the truth in
blows me away the most is that many of these self-proclaimed
vocal coaches who teach singing lessons can't even sing
themselves or demonstrate the techniques that they teach."
I heard Ken say this, I remembered reading on certain
websites and hearing on at least one video from one
of these vocal coaches, that you don't have to be a
singer yourself to know how to train someone else in
the proper techniques. They used the example of a football
coach who may never have played the game, but is able
to take a team and bring them to the championship.
heard that as well" Ken remarked, "but here's the simple
common sense behind that. The players that the coach
has under his guidance already know how to play the
game. They already have their particular set of skills.
The coach's job, in this case, is to merely steer them
in a direction... not teach them how to play! How in
the world can a vocal coach teach someone how to sing
if they can't even demonstrate their own techniques?
How can a self-proclaimed vocal coach know what works
and what doesn't for the voice if they've never experienced
it for themselves? Doesn't it just make good sense?
That's why I've said for years and I will continue to
say it, the PROOF is in the SINGING!"
to all of you aspiring for a successful career in the
music business as a singer, BE CAREFUL! Do your homework.
Before you spend one dime of your money, investigate
vocal coaches, online as well as with the Better Business
Bureau and other resources. Make sure they have an exemplary
track record. And finally, make sure that they are able
to demonstrate THEMSELVES their own techniques, and
if not, find another vocal coach who can.
just makes good sense.
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Steve Amundson is national entertainment writer for
several publications. He has written hundreds of articles
over the last 20 years and this helped many people in
the entertainment industry.
Tamplin of the Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy has
over 25 years of voice training experience from some
of the best voice teachers around the world, and with
over 30 albums to his credit, Ken Tamplin has been around
the block several times and is not shy about sharing
the truth with everyone.
more information on singing
lessons, learning how
to sing, training your voice the right way and making
it the best it can be, contact the Ken
Tamplin Vocal Academy