It is often said that when we teach something, we learn too. I have definitely found this to be true with my personal experience of helping others sing. Specifically, the act of demonstrating something has been most helpful in my own singing. There is nothing quite like doing the same thing over and over again throughout the week to really get it to stick in one’s own repertoire. There are a variety of theories on how long it takes to form a habit. From my point of view, I have found that the technique will come much more quickly if you not only practice it on your own, but are also teaching it to another. There is a deeper level of focus and intent added when we teach, and the whole process expands both the teacher and the student. Isn’t that a lovely thought? Nothing is lost when we give, only gain.
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