When you decide to take voice lessons, you are committing to a process and are agreeing to do what your teacher prescribes. How crazy would it be if you went to your doctor, they gave you a prescription, exercises to do and a diet to follow and you just thanked them, went home and didn’t do any of the things you were supposed to do. Would you be surprised that your condition doesn’t change? Of course not, you would know that you were not holding up your end of the bargain. The same is true for your voice lesson. Practice the material you are given, show up on time, warm up before you arrive, turn off your cell phone and give 100% of your concentration to the lesson while you are there. These are the basic fundamentals of being a good voice student. Most of all…. Ask questions! A voice lesson is not a lecture, it is an interchange and you should absolutely feel empowered to ask as many questions as you can. You are paying for your teachers expertise, don’t be afraid to ask and give feedback.
Your teacher (and doctor) are trusted advisors who are your advocate to help you be all that you can be. So next time you go for your voice lesson, say “Ahhhhhh”.