Q: "Are you a great singer - or just good enough?"
A: "There are many extremely successful vocal performers that have had no vocal training whatsoever. If people think they are great and they sound good, why would they even think of getting help?
This particular issue is something that people often ask me about, and the assumption is, that a voice coach is only relevant for people that can’t sing - but here’s the thing…
Imagine you have the most amazing phone or computer and you purchased it for a specific purpose. It performs that task much better than all of your friends’ devices. One day, after owning it for several months, you discover a new function and you are excited to show it to your friends. You discover more and more until you realise the true potential of this technology. Each discovery keeps the device fresh, relevant and means you are less likely to replace it with something totally new and different.
Like this example; a great singer must take advice and actively seek out new options or they face becoming dated and limited, no matter how great they seem right now. An artist has a duty to keep an audience excited and a duty to themselves to reach their full potential.
A great sounding voice is not a necessarily a healthy voice. A long career with maximum exposure relies on being able to perform without vocal fatigue or other vocal health issues. Record companies and Artists lose money if a voice is not able to cope with the demands of regular performance.
Hopefully you can now see why so many ‘naturally’ great singers come to see me and why their careers are long and remain relevant to audiences for many years. I think the bottom line is: if you think you can’t get any better, you won’t! And if there is no room for improvement you need to make room. Repositioning of the ego usually creates just the right amount of space to get the job done!"