My mom always kinds of jokes about wishing she could sing (she grew up listening to alot of Motown “girl groups” and being quite envious of the backup singers) and laments how she doesn’t think she’s a good enough singer at church.
She doesn’t really have any hobbies except church and crocheting - and as a fairly vibrant 50-some-year-old, i fear that’s too much on the quick path to old lady-dom for her.
So I thought maybe for her birthday I’d try to hook her up with some voice lessons. But I’m not quite sure if it’s acceptable for someone to get a voice teacher without a “goal” in mind such as a career in music or even to be in the chorus in a local musical. I’m guessing she’d probably like a chance to learn a little about reading music, projecting her voice correctly, learning her “range” and whatever else comes with taking voice lessons.
But I don’t want to offend any serious teachers by sending them a very non-traditional student who just wants to try it out and have some fun. I can’t imagine someone who is a local opera star wanting to teach a middle-aged lady to sing doo-wop.
Is it something I could pursue for my mom, or would it just be too silly to try?