If You’re Thinking about Singing Lessons, Think Again

It might seem odd for a teacher of singing to tell you to think twice about lessons, but a very important article was just published in The Guardian. While the paper would gladly let me excerpt 500 words, there is no way that 500 words, or anything less than the full article could do it justice.

Singing always involves the risk of injury, and as I have been saying since the 1990s, the current methods of teaching singing put students at risk of severe vocal injury. You shouldn’t need surgery to have a singing career.

Please go read the entire article for yourself, and talk with any singing teacher you consider about the risk of injury. Ask them how many of their students have had surgery or other medical interventions. If they don’t tell you how their method prevents injury, look for a different teacher who will explain to you how vocal injuries occur, and how they can be prevented.

I wish potential singers the best of luck and a long, healthy career.

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