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