Just recently I had a student tell me, ”I don’t like my voice. I’m hoping that it will start to sound different after taking lessons for awhile.” Unfortunately, this is how many, many people feel about their own singing voice. Thus, much of my job as a teacher is to help my students appreciate their own voice and gain confidence in using it. One of the first things I tell students is that “if you think that you are here to learn to sound like _(insert favorite singer’s name here)__, you’re going to be disappointed. I’m here to help you find YOUR voice and to learn how to use it’s full potential. Who knows? You may end up loving your voice more than so-and-so’s *wink*.”
Here is what one very wise teacher (Catherine McNeela) has to say.
This comes from a helpful music teacher’s blog