Many of you know that I started singing lessons a few weeks ago at Green Brooms Music Academy. The very act of signing up for lessons was scary for me, yet it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a child. I’ve had two lessons so far, and they have been better than I could ever have imagined! My goal with this is to get to know my own voice (just realized that is a perfect metaphor for this journey I’m on).

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In a session at Green Brooms Music Academy

After my first lesson, I was told there would be a recital for the adult students on May 30, however, it’s optional to participate. Upon hearing those words, I felt the fear rush through me. Even when I was told it was optional, the fear was there. My immediate reaction was to say “No thank you,” but I stopped myself. Instead, I said, “I’ll consider that.”

By the second lesson it was clear that I needed to face this fear. That feeling I had felt after the first lesson…that was indication of something to walk toward, not away from. I told my teacher I was IN for the recital. And then I screamed in my head. And later outside when no one was around. (AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!)

So, what should I sing? I’m allowed to bring recommendations to my teacher, but ultimately, she will pick the song based on what she thinks is best for my voice. Please comment below and let me know your suggestion!


*This post is part of a 30-day series called “Getting Unstuck” in which I’m trying to figure out my next professional step by getting out of my comfort zone and taking on various challenges. Follow along by subscribing to my weekly email list here.