With a large number of global singing successes including Michael Buble,  Justin Bieber, Shania Twain, Drake, Shawn Mendes, and Celine Dion, it is clear that Canada is an incredibly musical nation.

However, for a country of music lovers, some of us are too overcome with embarrassment when it come to singing in public.

Taking singing lessons with a teacher who can tailor singing lessons to your personal needs and goals is a great way of gaining confidence as a performer and to help you in improving your tone quality.

If you’re still wondering about the idea taking singing lessons, here are fifteen reasons to convince you to take a leap of faith!

1. Sing Covers of Your Favourite Songs

Whether it’s in the car or while taking a shower, we seem to have no problem at all singing our favourite songs in private. its such pure enjoyment.  It can also  be considered a shame that the songs we know by heart are never performed, even though singing them fills us with joy.

Where does voice training come in?  Singing teachers are experts at instilling confidence in their students and help them  develop and improve their vocal skills so they can fulfil their singing potential.   They teach importance of warming up, breath control and how to use your diaphragm,  so that you will be better-equipped to perform or even record your favourite songs with confidence.

Overcoming stage fright is also part of the earning process and as a seasoned professional, your voice coach can help you feel comfortable as a soloist.

2. Singing as a Career

Meeting the biggest stars of the moment, maybe appearing on TV, signing autographs, living a life of luxury… some of us envision becoming a famous singer at some point in our lives!

Hiring a singing teacher willl give you the help you need to fulfil your singing potential
How far could voice training take you? ¦ source: Pixabay - StockSnap

The world of singing offers a multitude of career opportunities:

  • Musician (professional soloist or part of a group)
  • Songwriter or composer
  • Voice coach at performing arts college or private school
  • Singing teacher 
  • Music researcher
  • Music teacher

The skills you learn in your singing, techniques, music theory, performance skills, all  equip you for a career in music.

3. Learn to Sing And Appear on TV

From Kelly Clarkson to Adam Lambert now of Queen, the world of music is full of stars who began their singing careers on TV talent shows.

You don’t need to win one of these competitions for a successful music career – just one appearance on The Voice could get you spotted and help you advance as an artist.

So, if you like the idea of being in the public eye, why not sign up for some auditions on programmes such as , The Voice or America's Got Talent?

4. Learning to Harmonise with Other Singers

Knowing how to harmonise is essential if you want to sing most types of music, including classical, opera, choral and pop.

Harmonies are made from breaking down chords and using them to create cadences, which are what give songs their musicality.

During your sessions with your singing teacher, you will learn about finding harmonies within arrangements and using them to make a piece richer overall. There is a certain joy in being able to sing in harmony with another individual or with a choir, that can be equally rewarding for a singer.

5.  Vocal Training Can Help Cure Tone Deafness

Signing lessons could also relieve your loved ones from the agony of listening to you massacre perfectly good songs.  Everyone has the potential to improve their singing ability, improve tone and pitch with the personalised help of a voice tutor.

Despite what most people believe, anyone can learn to sing better, even if they have no natural singing ability!

Vocal coaching can help you get to know your vocal chords and how your voice works
No need to be tone deaf ! ¦ source: Pixabay - Pexels

The inability to reproduce melodies accurately usually stems from a lack of strength in the part of the body which contribute to the voice. If you choose the right singing teacher for your needs, with enough encouragement and regular practice of vocal warm ups and breathing exercises, you will get used to singing and with practice you will soon start to find it easier to carry a melody – learning to sing better is far from impossible!

6. Develop Your Own Vocal Style

Every voice is different, and this is why it is almost impossible to produce covers of songs which are identical to the original versions. Interpreting a song in your own creative musical style makes it  unique and rewarding

Many internationally recognised  singers began their careers as cover artists on YouTube, singers like Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Lana del Rey.

Taking online singing lessons can also  help you identify the timbre of your voice so you can also develop your own singing techniques that you can apply to your performances.

7.  Finding Love Through Song

Have you ever imagined serenading the love of your life with a romantic song?

Finding a singing teacher can help you to improve your vocal ability and style,  and give you a good idea of the types of songs that suit your vocal style and range, so you can choose the perfect song to declare your undying love.

8. Sing While Playing the Guitar

To improve your singing technique and ensure that your voice is warmed up properly,  a musical instrument can help guide you.

Learning to sing and play makes you a desirable asset for many others in the musical community
Playing your own accompaniment builds skills to help you  lead  your own band ¦ source: Pixabay - Free-Photos

Playing the guitar while you sing helps you to maintain pitch and keeps you in key, as you play the chords to a song as an accompaniment lets you perform as a solo act.

9. Sing And Play the Piano

The piano is the most common instrument used during music lesson. Everyone from singing teachers , opera soloists,  conductors, even comedians use the piano in their work.

Like learning any musical instrument, learning the piano can help you with your understanding of music theory as you learn to read a musical score. Playing the piano,  like playing a guitar, while you sing can be a rewarding way to fully express yourself in song and you will discover the true benefits of singing.

10. Singing Helps in Learning A Language

In a 2007 report on the learning of foreign languages, the French minister for education explained:

"The practice of singing promotes the acquisition of musicality of language. It helps in the identification of the sounds that make up language. Syllables and rhymes set the internal rhythm of phrases and help the child to repeat them."

In some languages, such as Japanese, pitch indicates the meaning of a word, so having a good awareness of the musicality of language makes it easier to also learn new languages. Why not learn to sing La Vie en Rose in it's truest and most authentic version, in French!!

11. Singing to Improve Your Public Speaking

Are you familiar with the overwhelming feeling when giving a speech,  of your voice trembling as you stand in front of a crowd? Giving speeches in front of an audience is a fear-inducing experience for many people.

The problem usually stems from a lack of self-confidence on the part of the speaker – something that singing lessons can help remedy!

Improve your overall confidence by taking singing lessons
Overcome your fear of presenting in front of a crowds and develop a confident stage presence ¦ source: Pixabay - Fotocitizen

In addition to learning about using breathing techniques to stay calm, singing students will learn to be more aware of how their voices work, as they learn to sing in the three vocal registers:

  • Chest voice
  • Passagio
  • Head voice

Your singing teacher will be able to help you with your posture, listening skills and diction so that you can feel confident singing as well as speaking to a crowd.

12. Improve Your Physical and Mental Health by Singing

Regardless of whether you receive formal voice training, singing is a sure-fire way to lift your spirits. It may surprise you to know that singing offers a physical workout, too. Exercising and strengthening your voice by training your diaphragm requires a lot of energy.

So, if you’re put off by the gym, simply exercise your voice! It can also empower you emotionally and spiritually as  you learn another form of self expression, it can be a liberating experience.

13. Singing To Explore the History of Music And Song

If your singing teacher has been professionally trained, they will not only be able to teach you how to sing, but they can also help you understand the ins and outs of the musical world.

Whether you’re interested in singing pop music, classical pieces or you dream of performing in musical theatre, your teacher will be able to help you broaden your knowledge of the evolution of music and song.

14. Discover New Musical Genres In Singing Lessons

Originality is often the best way to capture people’s attention,  this especially applies to singing.  Instead of focusing on just pop or jazz,  singers may choose to specialise in other  little-known musical styles.

If you’re a curious person wanting to stand out from the crowd,  when it comes to talent shows and auditions, why not see how your voice sounds for a range of musical genres?  From rock, jazz, blues to opera why not explore all genres in discovering your voice!

You live outside the capital and want to find a private teacher: Superprof has loads of tutors offering singing lessons from Toronto to Vancouver.  Superprof  has over 220 singing coaching across Canada.

15. Increase Your Chances of Being Accepted at a Conservatoire by Getting A Voice Coach

If you’re already a serious musician, and you’re looking to take your training to the next level by auditioning for a conservatoire, singing can help you make use of your natural abilities and give you an edge over the competition.

Remember that the voice is an instrument that you can add to your repertoire! Singing can take you a long way!

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Yvette is a freelance Canadian writer living in Paris. She spends her time between Toronto and Paris and likes to travel and learn. She's the proud mom of two strong minded women and enjoys her free time giving back to her communities.