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CAN EVERYONE REALLY LEARN TO SING?
Yes, everyone can learn to sing. If someone “doesn’t have an ear,” as people often say, they simply first learn to hear themselves and move on. In the Singing is Fun school, ear attention exercises are part of the curriculum.
It may have happened that someone told you in childhood that you shouldn’t sing, that you can’t. So you didn’t sing, but suddenly you feel like you want to! If you have such a block or a similar one, it doesn’t matter. Just decide to work on yourself. It’s never too late. Many successful foreign singers have experienced people around them telling them, “Don’t even sing, it’s terrible.” But then they proved how wrong those people were. Check out Shakira’s story, for example. You can find the video HERE.
If you can speak, you can sing.
It just takes practice. Clear tones and intonation can be learned, it’s all about the ear. The range can also be expanded, and the power of the voice is simply about muscle control, vocal cord and diaphragm training. Even the color of the voice can be manipulated!
However, it primarily depends on the student – how hard they are willing to work on themselves. Only secondarily does the teacher come into play, their skill, thoroughness, and ability to find a way to teach you that particular thing.
Not everyone will sing like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, or Bruno Mars. But you can be yourself.
WHY START WITH INDIVIDUAL LESSONS?
When you start learning to recognize your voice, it is necessary to hear and perceive only yourself in that moment. I often meet students who practice according to videos from Youtube or purchase some training materials online. However, these aids are not enough.
When a student who does not have basic knowledge practices according to them and there is no one beside him to give him feedback, he may learn incorrectly and develop bad habits. We will help you with that in your individual singing lessons.
Individual teaching is here so that we teachers can perceive you, what you are doing correctly, what your limits are, and where you can move at that moment. We are not here to boss you around. At the same time, we teach you independence, and when you leave the lesson, you will be able to practice on your own at home.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT SINGING?
Know why I want to sing | Learning to perceive the body as a musical instrument | Don’t be afraid to make mistakes | Cultivate discipline
Singing has many different elements and each can be important for different reasons. Here are some of the main elements of singing and why they are important:
Overall, a combination of the above elements is important for successful singing.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SING?
That’s a common question. And I also answer with a question: “How good of a singer do you want to be? How successful do you want to be? What do you want to achieve? It’s up to you.”
If you decide to be a professional singer, there will never be a moment when you say, “Okay, I know everything now.” Every professional continuously works on themselves, looks for ways to improve their singing, performance, stage presence, choreography… the path of a singer is all about constant improvement.
Technique will make singing easier, but there are other things you need to work on.
What we teach, we do ourselves. There is not a day when we don’t practice and find out how far we can go.
If you think that one hour of singing per week is enough, we have to disappoint you. That’s really not much.
To have your body and vocal cords work together in perfect harmony when you need them the most – for example, on stage during your performance – it is necessary to have mastered what is called muscle memory, ear memory, and body memory. Then you will truly relax on stage, your body and voice will be in sync, and you can enjoy that great moment of fame.
We, therefore, recommend practicing every day, even for a little while. This will help you get used to your sound, your voice, your own body, and stretch your vocal cords.
WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT STAGE FRIGHT AND FEAR WHEN I SING?
It depends on what kind of fear it is, but don’t worry – everything can be overcome and worked on. Do you recognize yourself in any of these?
I’m afraid of making a mistake.
I get stage fright when there are a lot of people watching me.
I’m afraid that I’m not a good enough singer.
I’m afraid that I won’t be able to sing it.
I’m afraid that someone better will be on stage.
I’m afraid that I won’t feel well.
I’m afraid that I won’t be heard.
Fear is an emotion that needs to be worked on. Singing technique can only help partially. Almost everyone who has ever sung outside of singing in front of the mirror, with a comb in their hand, or in the shower, has experienced at least one type of fear that we listed above. Together we identify the fear and work on it. Singing is Fun’s teaching includes training to overcome fear through proven exercises and techniques.
WHAT MAKES SIF TEACHING UNIQUE?
Singing is Fun focuses on much more than just singing technique. Together with you, we work on planning, self-control, self-confidence, motivation, and results.
You will be able to work on yourself at home as well because we will not only teach you HOW to work on yourself effectively at home, but we will also help you clarify your WHY.
Thanks to SIF, you will also professionally visit a recording studio, have the opportunity to participate in workshops, get access to interesting singing offers, and sing with a band at SIF events.
We don’t claim that singing isn’t hard work. It is hard work. But together, we will set things up so that it’s also FUN during our lessons.
WHY ARE SIF STUDENTS SUCCESSFUL
Each student gets what they are looking for.
Lessons are prepared according to the individual needs of the student.
You can find references from our students HERE.
We believe that there is no universal measure. Each singer is unique. They are interested in different music genres, have different levels, personalities, habits, time options, voices, goals, learning speeds, and last but not least, everyone has different ambitions.
Therefore, each student chooses their own path with the help of their teacher and develops according to where they want to go. And it works. All students achieve their results.
WHY WAS SIF OPENED
Singing is Fun School Founder – Beego Shea – Tells Her Story:
“Personally, I’ve experienced probably all the struggles that my students go through at the beginning.
I couldn’t sing properly, I didn’t have the technique, but I wanted to sing. When I sang in a choir or at competitions as a child, no one cared about the technique: the main thing was that we sang and won.
The turning point came when I started singing with my first band. I stood in front of people quite often and sang only for myself. I started feeling scared, and no matter how much I practiced at home or in the rehearsal room, nothing helped. My vocal cords did what they wanted, I didn’t always sing everything that was needed. I lost my voice and struggled with my own imperfection and uncertainty.
I asked other singers what they did differently than me.
I tried to teach myself at home, but it simply didn’t work. So I started looking for someone who could help me. And finding someone like that was not easy at all. It was as if there was no teacher who could explain things to me in a way that I could understand, so that I wouldn’t be bored during the lessons and so that I could feel the results.
After several attempts to find the right one, I went to Ms. Vavrečková, an opera singer who was teaching various musical stars at that time, on recommendation. I waited for the first appointment for almost six months.
The lady professor was very determined, the lesson lasted 45 minutes, which always flew by, and the price was not negligible either. But I needed someone who could handle me.
In fact, I found myself at the beginning again, even though I had already sung a lot. Whenever I heard other students singing behind the door, I felt like I couldn’t sing at all. So I started practicing. I worked 4-5 hours every day to get to the level of those I listened to behind the door. I figured out a lot of things on my own after a while. I was driven by an uncontrollable desire to be good.
I stood in front of the mirror for hours on end, recorded my voice, and looked for ways to do it right. And the more I looked, the more I learned. It was excellent practice.
I started singing in another band, I was on stage more than ever before. Concerts, clubs, festivals, abroad… Other projects came along, and I think it was thanks to my newly acquired confidence. I stopped setting boundaries for myself. I wanted to push myself further, faster, and farther.
After a while, people started coming to me saying, “I want to sing like you.” So I always cheerfully replied that they could. You just have to practice and want it.
But then they told me that they wanted to learn directly from me.
And that’s how it started.
By going through a long journey myself, I can and want to now help my students and shorten their journey. In teaching, I have found other aspects and perfected the mirror technique, which helps students understand their body and find their personality within themselves.
Today, students from all over the Czech Republic and even foreign students who live in the Czech Republic come to us. All of our instructors speak fluent English. We also have students who have been singing for a long time or even graduated from a conservatory. They are looking for something new, fresh, and want to move even further.
The feedback and results of our students bring us great joy and our work gives us even greater meaning.
Singing is fun!!!”