THOUGH I LOVE TO SING, I’M HOPELESSLY TONE-DEAF. WHAT'S THE POINT OF TAKING VOICE LESSONS IN MY CASE?
How many people try to sing a few songs (often very hard ones) and just give up thinking they’re not much of a singer. Unfortunatly we’re still stuck with certain old, wrong common places, telling that you can be either talented or not right from the start, so if you’re not good in singing since the first time, it simply means that you cannot sing at all.
But think about this: your voice is a musical instrument, an amazing and complex one. Yet you don’t expect you can play even remotely well a violin concert by Paganini without seriously studying it. So why do you have those high expectations from your voice?
Though it’s true that you can be more or less gifted, there could be many different reasons why you don’t hit the notes. Most of the time, you're off tuned just because you don't know how to use your voice yet. You could just need some ear training or your breathing is not properly supporting your vocal emission, just to make the most likely examples. Whatever the reason is, it can be addressed and actually fixed by singing lessons. So, if you like to sing, simply try one lesson, release yourself and enjoy it. Worst case, you’ll be learning something new about your vocal anatomy and have a good time, but there’s a good chance something unexpected will come of it. I’m sure it will be worth it.