Ask the Vocal Coach - Chris Beatty

What if I have a Bad Voice?

This week, we have a question from Justin, who is not sure about the quality of his voice but wants to sing. Do you worry that your voice may not be good enough to be a singer? Read More to see how I answer this common concern.

Your Question

How can you learn to sing when you think you have a “bad” or “non-singing” voice? I feel like I have that voice, and when I try to sing, it sounds bad to say the least. Do you have any advice?


You don’t have to be the worlds greatest singer to enjoy singing. But, it can be frustrating to feel like your voice won’t do what you want it to do.

I don’t know what your vocal potential is, but I do know how to find out. I would suggest we do a 15 minute Vocal Assessment Online using Skype or FaceTime. That way I can test your pitch accuracy and see if you have a good ear. I can also comment on your basic sound.

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There are some people who simply don’t have a good ear-brain-larynx connection. 95% of the time however, if someone has trouble with pitch or tone, it’s just because they never developed the necessary skills. I’ll be completely honest in giving you my feedback. And assuming you are with the majority, I will prescribe for you a menu of lessons, products and exercises to get set you on the right path to singing your personal best.

I think everyone with a voice (that’s all of us) should experience the joy of singing. That becomes a lot more fun when you’re doing your best. So, if you would like to find out where you stand and how to get to the next level, schedule a Voice Assessment today.

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