Saturday, February 19, 2011

singing lessons

I started taking singing lessons!  When I walked into the Hollywood Academy of Music, I noticed I was the only student in the building who was old enough to drive.  I felt a little silly that my 32 year old self was sitting in a tiny chair, waiting with kids who were being dropped off by parents and nannies.

Then I met my teacher Crystal.  She didn't think it was weird that I was an adult who wanted to learn how to sing.  She asked me why I was here and I told her "TO HAVE FUN".  Crystal smiled.  We worked on some breathing exercises.  Hummed a view scales.  And then, I got to tell her about the kind of music I love.  She smiled again and we made a list of songs I'd like to learn.  I am already looking forward to my next lesson.

Hallelujah I Love Him So - Ray Charles
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
Angel From Montgomery - (I particularly love the way Kristen Stewart and Emile Hirsch sing this song in the movie "Into the Wild")
I Think Its Gonna Rain Today - Sidsel Endresen


  1. Wow, I am totally impressed! I can't wait to hear how it progresses.

  2. Love that you are singing and Love your song choices

  3. me too! love all of those songs. we'll have to hold a torch singer's evening one of these rainy nights...

  4. That's so great!
    Have you heard the Susan Tedeschi version of Angel from Montgomery? Everything she sings is so rich and hearty... like a pot pie. :)
    Have fun! xo