Fine-Tune Your Voice: 3 Reasons To Start for Singing Class

Singing class student

Singing is not just a skill: it’s an art form, allowing people to express emotions, tell stories, and connect with their inner selves.

There are many great reasons why developing your singing voice is important as a musician.

In this article, let’s talk about why musicians take singing classes and how we approach teaching singing at Mi Fa.

Why Should I Take Singing Classes?

1.) Everybody Sings

A lot of people don’t consider themselves “singers.” The truth is, however, they probably still sing, even if it’s just in the car or the shower. Singing is natural for people, even if they don’t have the confidence to sing before an audience.

The reason that the great majority of people like to sing is that it’s naturally rewarding. It simply feels good to do. Moreover, if you have a speaking voice, you have a singing voice. As a singer, your instrument is completely unique, just like your fingerprint—and like your fingerprint, your voice is always with you.

2.) Singing Is Central

We’ve all had a song stuck in our heads. There are multiple parts to any song or composition, however. What part is it that we hum or sing to ourselves, again and again?

Odds are, the vocal part.

There are many reasons why this is.

  • Humans respond well to melodies within the range of the voice. A “singable” melody is a good melody.
  • Our ears are naturally attuned to the frequencies of the voice. Without even trying, we pay special attention to people’s voices, compared with other sounds in music or the environment.
  • The voice is the only instrument that can “speak”! Combined with expressive lyrics, a vocal melody becomes extra memorable.

So many genres of music showcase the voice as the central, most important instrument. As a vocalist, you’ll never run out of material.

3.) Singing Classes Are MUSIC Classes

Many instrumentalists have experience with vocal lessons.

They know that to sing well is important to playing well.

Singers know how to communicate a melody or musical idea from their mind to someone else with no other instrument than their voice. To do this requires an intimate knowledge of how music works, such as maintaining accurate pitch and intervals between pitches. Because the voice is so close to the instrumentalist, the saying in music—”if you can sing it, you can play it“—is very true and wise to remember.

Learning to sing is important by itself. As you build skill and confidence with your voice, however, you also build excellent foundations for understanding how music and other instruments work. Many traditional methods of music education require the student to learn to sing before picking up an instrument.

How To Learn Singing

You’ve decided to jump into the world of singing. Great choice. Now, let’s get into two ways you can get started: online singing classes and in-person singing classes.

Online Singing Classes

There are many advantages to learning online:

  • Convenience. Save time by learning at home and enjoy a more flexible schedule—just make sure you have a reliable internet connection and a quiet space for the lesson.
  • Recorded Material. Online classes give you live one-on-one time with your instructor. You’ll also get recorded material that you can work on and practice with until next time.
  • Makeup classes for missed in-person sessions. If it’s snowing outside or you’re sick, online classes are a great option to fill in.

Mi Fa offers online singing classes for these reasons and more. With that said, for all the advantages of learning online, there are some points that in-person classes provide that online can’t.

In Person Singing Classes

  • Better sound, better presence. Online, you’ll be working with a phone or computer to produce sound. This just can’t compete with making music in the same room. So much about singing is achieving real time presence with another musician, and this is hard to do through a phone.
  • Real time feedback. Singing is a delicate practice. Sometimes the slightest adjustment in posture or technique provides amazing results. Your instructor is better equipped to help you in an in-person session.
  • Performance practice. A huge part of singing involves building confidence for performance. Compared to singing through a phone or computer, playing with other people is simply more realistic—not to mention professional. If you’re the vocalist for a small ensemble or even a band, gaining experience within the same room is just better than the alternative.

There are a ton of resources out there: The Musician’s Way provides breathing exercises, scores, and more.

At Mi Fa Music School, a renowned name in the field of music education, we draw on these resources and more to offer a wide range of music classes, including singing lessons, so that our students nurture their talents. Whether you’re looking for in-person or online lessons, Mi Fa Music School provides expert guidance and a supportive learning environment. Visit our Vocal Lessons page for more information and book your free consultation today.