So I’ve been working on my bucket list and finally started taking steps to cross “join a band” off the list.
Yesterday was my first vocal lesson. I was so excited to just get started I hadn’t exactly thought the process thru. I showed up on time and the instructor was ready for me sitting behind the keys. We kicked if off by having a chat about how this was a “safe place” and while practicing vocal exercises we be making weird sounds to strengthen our abdomen (air flow) and all the muscles in the face, tongue and throat. I was agreeable and completely understood…until he asked me to sing.
“how about now”
“okay, I’ll go first and you copy”
For once in my life I was speechless. Standing in front of me was one of Seattle’s Great’s and he was asking me to sing (clearly, as once said by Wayne via Wayne’s World “I’m not worthy”). After what felt like an hour I finally got out the smallest little note.
After that huge speed bump, I managed to recover. My one hour lesson turned into two. We both were having a blast and time was flying by. I’m very excited for next week and let’s hope I‘m never speechless again.