My name is Estelle (27yrs old) and I'm new to the program. I started singing when I was 4yrs old singing along to Disney movies such as The Little Mermaid and Aladdin; from belting Celine Dion to Whitney Houston. I'm currently in an indie band with my friends as lead singer and I've been enjoying it very much. All the songs that we are doing are all originals. We are currently practicing 3 times a week going over songs and then recording them in the studio. We are going pedal to the metal and wanna launch the project this Summer.
For all these years of singing I never had vocal lessons in my life. I've always put in thought of taking vocal lessons to give my voice some more oomph, but where I live however, I feel that there's no mentors around that would fit into what I'm looking for. A few weeks ago, I discovered Ken Tamplin on Youtube and was saying to myself; WOW! This man is legit! He's real, honest and I totally agree with his motto "The Proof is in the Singing".
What I really want to get out of from this course is to decrease vocal tension because in the past every time I would sing songs that are a challenge, my voice would sound worn, tired, and I would fear the high notes. Plus I would like to improve on singing vowels and consonants. I have wicked bad grammer. Recording to me is wicked stressful when it comes to being precise to the lyrics. I hope that I can get better at that and to be more confident when I sing.
Music to me is my LIFE! It is my passion. It got me through the tough times in middle school and high school being picked on a lot and being an outcast. As a singer and through the songs I'm gonna sing through the project, I want to inspire people and connect with listeners. Through music, I wanna help people who faced the tough times..people who are struggling in this world..people who have anxiety.. people who are afraid of being themselves and not knowing deep down who they are. I wanna let them know through the lyrics that they are not alone in the battle. I've struggled with anxiety and finding myself for a longtime. Last yr I was able to find myself and taught myself how to cope with anxiety and now doing so much better.
Anyways that's my story. I'm so excited to take this course and to grow from it. Plus I'm looking forward to interacting with others on here.