They’re the most serious voice students.
They’re the ones who have auditions for the school musical.
They’re the ones who have competitions.
They’re the ones who have (*gulp*) college auditions.
Talk. About. Pressure.
And to top it off…teens are also the ones who have APs. IBs.
MOUNTAINS of homework. College applications.
Tech week rehearsal schedules.
She’d been taking lessons at one of those national chains with the splashy marketing and the fancy building. At her initial interview, her mom told me that she just knew it was time to look for an actual legit teacher, with the education and track record to make sure her daughter didn’t permanently damage her voice.
Now, that 7th grader who only wanted to sing One Direction songs for fun is a music theater major, doing shows and taking her singing very seriously. Will every student end up falling in love with music the way she did? Maybe not, but it’s wonderful to have the option.
With the immense pressure that teens are under, they deserve a real teacher who knows her craft.
Nowadays, anyone who’s a good singer can hang out their shingle and say they’re a voice teacher, whether or not they’ve been to college and graduate school to study the voice. The difference between a good singer and a good voice teacher matters most when the students are teens, since that’s when the results of their lessons matter most.
So breathe easy!
You can trust that I know how to mentor your teen to reach their goals, whatever they may be.
Set up a free meet ‘n greet lesson to discover whether I’m the right match for your teen.