There is a saying in the music world that goes like this:
"If I don't practice for one day, I know it.
If I don't practice for two days, the critics know it.
If I don't practice for three days, the audience knows it."
Today I had a regular weekly lesson with one of my very hard working and determined students, Miss Farley. We have been working on many aspects of her voice for less than 5 months. She is a great listener, and tries hard, but more importantly she PRACTICES! Today she turned a beautiful corner and I heard her voice open up like never before! As you would expect, it brought me to tears. I always knew that amazing voice was in there, but she didn't hear what I was hearing so it was hard work and lots of trust in herself and the exercises... I think we can safely say that her voice is forever changed... and the world is a lucky place! She is hoping to make music her career and with a big, booming, powerful sound like hers, I'm sure that I won't be the only one watching and waiting to see how she is going to change the world with her gift.
It just took patience and practice. I am so proud of you, Farley!
Now GO PRACTICE!! (That last bit goes for everyone)