Singing Lessons for children are just as important as singing lessons for adults. Many kids (and adults) today, fueled by the unprecedented opportunities of shows like American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and The Voice, dream of a career as a performer. Never before has a culture made stardom and success appear to be so accessible to so many.
However, there are many pitfalls that an aspiring singer or parent of a child who loves performing should be aware of. The first and perhaps most important is proper training.
“This is particularly true of the voice”, says Tricia Grey, MM, owner of Sing Like A Star Studios in Marietta and Alpharetta. “Damage done to the vocal instrument from singing incorrectly at any age can have lifelong repercussions. If the goal is to become a performer, finding the right singing lessons and vocal coach is absolutely imperative”.
Tricia Grey, MM, a native of Los Angeles, where she taught voice and sang professionally for 25 years, was recently the vocal coach for the MTV series “Made”. However, this was not her first TV show of this kind; one of her early students in Los Angeles won the first season of “Starsearch”, walking away with a $100,000 dollar cash prize. And amazingly, this singer was only 10 years old and competed against adult performers.
But Sing Like a Star vocal training is not just for aspiring professionals; anyone who loves to sing should consider vocal training. “I can teach anyone to sing, if they practice” says Tricia. “Many people think that singing ability is something you either have or you don’t- but nothing could be further from the truth. I have had many students through the years who came to me with very little natural ability, but with tremendous discipline, drive, and work ethic, who now have professional careers!”
Whether the goal is to win the lead in the school musical, or to benefit from the self-confidence that singing provides, Tricia Grey’s Sing Like a Star is the only method to consider. Tricia has a Master’s degree in Music, along with over 25 years’ experience as a professional singer in the competitive music industry. She is a recognized industry expert in vocal pedagogy and the developing young voice.
“It’s never too soon to start lessons, if the child can focus for a half hour, and is willing to practice”, says Tricia. “Kids are going to be singing, and it makes sense to give them the correct instruction from the beginning rather than allowing them to acquire years of bad habits before starting lessons. Just be aware that many teachers out there are simply passing on bad information. If they are teaching only “belting” or only “head voice”, they don’t know what they are doing. They need to have a solid understanding of how to teach “mix” or your child’s voice may be damaged by their instruction”.
If you are a the parent of young singer, whether they just like to sing for fun, or whether they have dreams of becoming a professional, Sing Like a Star vocal training can help make their dreams come true!
Please visit the website at www.singlikeastar.com and view the inspirational videos of current students in lessons and performances, and then click the “Get Started” button to register for your professional vocal evaluation with Tricia Grey.
For professional singing lessons in the Atlanta, Marietta and Alpharetta GA area, or to register for voice training online by skype, facetime, or speakerphone, please visit the website at www.singlikeastar.com, and click on the GET STARTED tab to register for a professional vocal evaluation and consultation.