- This is YOUR journey -- no point making comparisons with anyone else. You have your own individual capacity and special qualities. Search for these within yourself and enjoy them. You begin always from where you are.
- Observe and try to understand the nature of the singing voice and the logical process of freeing it. This approach will help you avoid the major pitfall of looking only towards a particular perfect end result. Learning to sing is in part an act of faith, but you must differentiate clearly between your teacher's role and your own and assume responsibility accordingly.
- Learning to sing is a discipline. To progress, you will need to work hard, regularly, and methodically like a dedicated athlete or dancer. Consider what is required and commit to it; otherwise, the whole venture can be a waste of resources.
- Getting fit for this demanding work is your responsibility. As teachers, we can only guide you to the point where your body and mind are able and prepared, but not beyond. Sleep well, eat healthily, exercise your body, and drink plenty of water.