One of the most frustrating things for a beginner musician is getting to a point where you wonder what you’re doing it all for. Once the initial excitement of finding a music teacher, starting lessons, and turning the muddle of notes on the page into music has passed, there may be a sense of disappointment if you realize that your only audience is your dog.
Setting goals for vocalists at this stage is particularly important. Many people have a decent singing voice, and often learning about proper breathing, support, and vocal placement can seem like a backward step. This is especially true if you have to correct any bad habits, which may not be harmful to the hobby singer, but can cause serious harm to anyone singing on a regular basis. While the “right” goals will vary by individual singer, here are a few to consider: