Very much a beginner
I just turned 40. I've always wanted to sing, but my voice has always been pretty bad. I've recorded and listened to myself sing. My voice sounds about as good as the really bad auditions on American Idol (not exaggerating), so I'm starting from a pretty bad spot. I play keyboard on occasion on my church's worship team, and have always pushed the mic away from me when I play. Because of my years of keyboard playing, I can sing on pitch most of the time (when I can't, it more due to lack of control than my ear), but that's about it.
I'd been hearing from several different people that singing is more of an acquired skill than an innate talent, so I bought Volume 1. I've been practicing about a week now, and I'm excited about the changes I already am hearing in my voice.
My first goal is to enjoy singing when I sing in the car. Maybe after that, to move the mic closer to me when I play keyboard