If you ask a random person if they think that they can sing, chances are that they think that they can’t. Although maybe the humility and honesty of the average person may be a good thing, this response is quite incorrect. I once thought that I couldn’t sing. I was completely convinced that I was tone deaf and that I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. I thought that singing was just a give that some people had and most people hadn’t. However, I came across a choir teacher in high school who totally changed my perspective on singing. I wrote this post to share that story with you. Hopefully you’ll read this and be inspired. Keep reading to decide for yourself!

“I Can’t Sing”


When I was a junior in high school, I was heavily involved in acting. I played a part in all of the musicals. However, I would always get very small roles in the high school musicals because I had a bad singing voice. I was getting discouraged about this. I considered not trying out for that year’s musical. However, the choir teacher overheard me in homeroom and challenged me. She challenged me to think why I couldn’t sing. I just told her that my voice sounded bad and that was it. She explained to me that while some may have a natural singing gift, everyone can sing. She told me that If I could talk, then I could sing. This was encouraging to me. She then gave me private lessons focused on relaxing and getting to know your body and using it to the highest potential for singing.

If I could do it, you can too!

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