Secretly, I really want to be a singer (or at least sing well).
The problem is that I am pretty sure I don't have even an ounce of talent. I can't join my school's choir. Help please?
Wow, that is such an awesome goal! I’m impressed by your ambitions and absolutely think you can go for your dreams. You know what they say. “Reach for the moon, and you’ll fall among the stars.”
Motivate your mind
It’s tough to think big when you have insecurities in the way. There’s a reason dreams are called “dreams,” – because we cook 'em up in our heads and hope they'll become reality. Transform your dreams into real-life by saying "yes, I can” instead of "no, I can’t.” You say, you're "pretty sure" you don't have even an ounce of talent, but how do you know until you try? Test things out first and then you can decide if you're destined for the your own album.
Talent is taught
Amazing songstresses (think Taylor Swift!) wouldn’t be so amazing if it weren’t for a little coaching from their voice teachers. Sure, they have natural talent, but to be truly good at something you have to work at it and learn from mentors (and your own mistakes!). I bet that there is more than just an ounce of musical talent in you. You just have to find where it’s stored – and an instructor will help you unlock it and sing it to the world!
Sing your own song
Voice lessons can be expensive. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still sing! Practice as much as you can on your own. Look up the lyrics to your favorite songs and belt it out. Try to match your voice to the tune of the artist. It’s great practice for when you do audition for your school’s choir (which you absolutely should!), or to show your parents how interested you are in taking voice lessons someday.
If Taylor could give you any advice, I’m sure she’d say the same thing. Sing your own song, and you will find the path that’s destined for you! And hey, if singing doesn't work out, keep up that "can do" 'tude--it'll come in handy anywhere!
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POSTED ON 1/25/2010 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN self-esteem, hobby