Can anyone sing?
The short answer is yes, almost anyone can sing. We say almost anyone as there is a small percentage of people who, due to something called congenital amusia, cannot hear the difference in pitch, tone, and rhythm and, as a result, would find it difficult to sing. But that is estimated as 1 in 75 people worldwide, so if you are reading this, chances are you can sing, whether you believe it or not. As long as you can naturally hear the difference in pitch, tone, and rhythm, you can learn to sing with practice. Singing isn’t an innate skill, and there is no singing gene. Singing isn’t any different to most skills, in order to get better, it requires work and knowledge.
Whereas you could probably teach yourself to sing, the benefits of singing lessons are that you are able to benefit from the vast amounts of knowledge, tips, and tricks your teacher will have picked up over the years.
Why learn to sing?
Perhaps the most attractive reason to learn to sing is to be able to hear yourself sing. We are highly emotional beings, and a great singer can evoke a beautiful and broad range of feelings. Imagine being able to make yourself happy simply by singing. Taking singing lessons has also been proven to improve your mental health, and is often recommended as a self-relaxation technique. It is also a great tool for building confidence. As you improve, you will become more and more confident in your singing ability – this will bleed through to every aspect of your life, breeding positivity. Singing is also great for your breathing. As you improve at singing, you will come to understand the importance of holding your breath and knowing when to take a breath. There have even been stories of people overcoming asthma by improving their breathing through singing!
What do singing lessons cost?
There are a wide variety of tutors offering singing lessons via the TutorExtra platform, alongside related skills such as music, music theory, and piano. The cost of singing lessons is dependent on the expertise of the tutor and can start from as little as £5 per session ranging to £60 per session. At TutorExtra we aim to provide comprehensive access to tutors of all grades and levels in 1000s of subject areas.