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What I Learned from Singing

Back during my glory days of singing, I never fully appreciated the discipline it took to be a singer. Perhaps it was my youthful energy that drove me, but I like to think that I was good at it. Good, but not quite great. As a classical singer, you must work independently to become successful. There is no team, and discipline, or the lack of it shows in your command of your craft. As an opera singer, you learn to limit your social life in anticipation of upcoming performances, market yourself to get a few more paid gigs on the resume, and practice every day, because the field is saturated with good singers and you have to stand out.

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