How good is my son's natural singing voice?

(17 Posts)
Sarah1908 Sun 18-Sep-16 00:20:53

Hi, I posted in a different section asking about if my son should audition for a Broadway show, someone asked how good his singing voice is. I'm wondering if, as this is the education topic, there are any teachers, etc. who could give feedback?

He is in church choir and school drama club, but can't afford private tutoring, etc.

Still not sure how this site works 100%, is this a different site to chat? Or are the same people on both?

Thanks

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhxE_8Hbdnk

AuditAngel Sun 18-Sep-16 00:35:27

You ask if he should audition for a Broadway show, do you have one in mind? Would you get a work permit for the states?

My son's school have recommended that he auditions for the National Youth choir, if you google it, there is information about auditions.

I don't know where you are geographically. My DC are members of a children's stage company. They get the chance to appear in professional shows. DS has performed in 2 West End shows, one for 6 weeks, the other 3 months. DD1 has done 2 panto seasons, plus 3 months with her brother in the West End. They have also both appeared locally in a number of other professional shows.

Even DD2 (5) has done a week in regional show.

StellaX Sun 18-Sep-16 00:36:02

Ooo, he's fab! Lots of natural talent.

I'm no professional though, so hopefully one comes along!

Sarah1908 Sun 18-Sep-16 00:39:04

Thank you both.

We are in the states/live here.

I really wouldn't be able to afford to send him to clubs outside of school, unless they were free sad

There are auditions coming up for a certain show, he wants to do them. Just not sure if it would be worth it, as he has never had training.

MillyLamb2014 Sun 18-Sep-16 00:41:22

Yes- go for it.

LozzaChops Sun 18-Sep-16 00:47:44

Definitely audition!

Is that you accompanying?

Organise an online presence. Twitter/Instagram accounts, updated regularly with videos like this, if you're happy with him being out there!

Sarah1908 Sun 18-Sep-16 00:53:15

Thanks both!

Yes smile

I must get him his own YouTube

SwimmingPoolSlide Sun 18-Sep-16 20:06:58

He's fab!

Chickydoo Wed 21-Sep-16 22:42:09

Wow!
Talented boy!

pepperpot99 Thu 22-Sep-16 19:48:07

He's a talented boy. But, OP, you need to get that piano tuned asap. It sounds bloody awful wink.

Brokenbiscuit Thu 22-Sep-16 22:59:16

He's adorable, OP! smile

WomensNet Fri 23-Sep-16 21:40:42

Oh my goodness! He's fab! Please get him to audition.

My Dd17 has been into singing since she was 11 and is now taking the classical/operatic route. We did get private lessons for her since she turned 12 and it made a huge difference. She sang with our National Operatic company in their junior section and with our national youth choir. She also had lots of opportunities for solos at school concerts and youth competitions, music festivals and concerts. I sourced auditions and she always did well. She's studying overseas now but she's getting involved in the local music scene.

I know you said you can't afford singing lessons, but at your son's age, group singing would be better than nothing. Are there local clubs/societies that he can join? I would certainly take him along to auditions, his natural voice sounds promising and his confidence is excellent.

ladydepp Sat 24-Sep-16 11:33:32

I thought this was going to be really cringey, but he sounds great to me! Talented boy.

BizzyFizzy Sat 24-Sep-16 14:08:45

He's talented for sure but needs singing lessons to really bring him on.

I discovered my DD as a good singer when she was cast as Mary in the school nativity/pageant. I had her in singing lessons the following January and the progress has been amazing.

She refuses to be in church choir, and is reluctantly in her school chamber choir. She is however in an auditioned touring choir, which is award winning and outstanding. The vast majority of their repertiore is sacred songs, but not dirgy.

To do musical theatre, it is also important to sing and act.

BizzyFizzy Sat 24-Sep-16 14:28:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FindingNemoFindingDory Wed 28-Sep-16 13:12:40

He's really good smile

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