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May 14th, 2008

my first private voice lesson...

.. in about fifteen years went swimmingly well! (my mom enrolled me in a few private voice lessons as a kid, also organ and chinese language (which I wish I paid more attention to).

Anyways, the teacher is Akina, I got her referral from Shana Merlin, and she is pretty good so far! Though, maybe I like her because she kept saying nice things about me :)

I told her I had a low voice, and after a warmup exercise, confirmed that I'm indeed an Alto. But I also had a higher range then most altos, going to the Ab, and also went lower then usual, to D/E.

She's also an Alto, and is a petite black woman, with a gorgeous gorgeous voice, and a good sense of humour.

We're focusing on musical theatre, and she picked "I'm not that girl" from Wicked to work on. It has a lot of leaps in the melody which will be good for me. I usually tend to give up when I hit high notes, thinking that it's out of my range, but Akina seems to believe I can make those notes... And that song is lovely.

I had so much fun.

On a sidenote: I was wondering if my phone was vibrating, and saw that it wasn't. Then I thought it was my upstairs neighbour's phone. It took me a while to realize it was Uchi cat.