I hired a world class vocal performance coach. It was a moment of courage. I couldn’t sing (that’s what I have believed for my whole life!).
But I became so curious, especially as I reflected on the spiritual “intelligence” I have received over the last three years.
I have had numerous people who don’t know me from all over the world, who have prayed and given me prophetic encouragement, sent me messages and words saying that I have a BIG powerful voice, that they see me SINGING, that I’m a great singer, that I will be leading a NEW Sound, speaking, entertaining, leading with my VOICE. It has become ridiculous how many people have said the same thing!
So I prayed about it and wondered whether this could this be true. It was always my total heart’s desire to sing! I decided to take the spiritual intel believing that I can sing and challenge this old belief I had that I COULD NOT SING.
I needed a professional though. Someone who trained REAL SINGERS, so I could discover whether I had any hope.
To have it confirmed, professionally by an expert. To prove this correctly once and for all and let me find the very best vocal singing teacher in New Zealand. I decided I will have one session. He can tell me officially and professionally that my school teacher maybe was right, was there any truth in their words when they said that I can’t sing? If he were to say the same thing, I could finally accept that I was maybe impaired in this area of vocals.
My first session with my singing vocal coach, Paule Enso, was over 3 months ago.
Paule is highly intuitive and dug into the “why” I wanted to learn to sing. I’m suddenly tearful, spilling the beans with him, telling him about having to LIP SYNC my role as the Sea Witch at 11 in the little mermaid play. That my voice was bound and robbed at that moment when my schoolteacher said I couldn’t sing the role and would need to mime it. This was such an old story.
On our first session he asked me to sing for him. I suddenly felt the spotlight on me and was wishing for the TRAP DOOR to open now so I could escape this humiliating moment that I had SIGNED UP for. I sang gingerly, and it sounded absolutely terrible. My cheeks went red. I did it though. First steps. Sing bad so I can be taught.
He encouraged me for being WILLING to be UNCOMFORTABLE also I could learn and grow. We have gone on to form a great coaching relationship.
He initially said on my third session it sounded like a constriction on my larynx. Like when a python wraps and constricts around a throat. That the air was not able to hit my vocal cords at the right speed to release the sound.
As he took me through the exercises week by week, and he helped me develop my breath and opening of my vocal cords so we could get breath/air to hit my big thick vocal cords I was absolutely SHOCKED to hear the pure loud sound that came out of me. It felt like this freedom to breathe and sing and make this amazing sound through me. This is practically what restoring your voice looks like!
My voice coach told me that I have “BIG THICK VOCAL CORDS”.
He excitedly told me “Bonnie, you have the raw vocal DNA potential to hit the MONEY NOTES”.
This is the major C female singing voice that Grammy award artists such as Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey possess!
On my tenth session he said it’s like someone who owns a V8 motorbike. It’s fast and powerful, but you need to learn how to ride it and control it so you don’t crash it. To learn the speed, tone of my voice, the foundational BREATH diaphragm set up, projection, pitch and most importantly to relax, “yawn”, and have my happy singer’s smile.
Now I am taking FULL ownership for the sound of my voice and the message I sensed resting in the shadows. It was like searching in a dark attic for something that had been forgotten and stored away.
MY VOICE. Re-awakening to the sound of my own voice. Taking ownership of the SOUND that comes forth when I stand in the authority of my VOICE and SPEAK. It was a booming declaration.
I’m curious if this resonates for you? Have you wondered if you can LEARN HOW TO SING? Have you been ashamed to sing or publicly speak?
There’s so much to this and I’m looking forward to unpacking it more and help others dismantle their blocks and beliefs that are lies and holding them back from doing what could be most enjoyable!
The best thing is when you sing did you know that it stimulates your pleasure centre in your BRAIN. Singing releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine – the ‘happy’ chemicals that boost your mood and make you feel good about yourself.
It’s so awesome to have an experienced, knowledgeable coach to guide me step by step through this exciting journey of discovering my singing voice.
If this story resonates with you and you want to discover the power, beauty and freedom of your own singing voice, call or message Paule here at Rapid Vocal Results, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.