Kids who sing opera

I read a provocative post on line this weekend about kids who sing opera and do competitions.

Take a look!

I agree wholeheartedly with almost all of this.  I do think that kids can benefit from voice lessons, though, if the lessons are taught with sensitivity and kindness, and if all involved understand the limits of the child voice.  For the big stuff, wait until adolescence stops percolating!  We damage the kids too easily.  (Charlotte Church, any one?)  We must wait now to see how Jackie Evancho turns out.

 

Author: Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, choral director, professor, singer, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, voice teacher, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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