Old singer Mehrdad Kazemi

Singers must also be musicians, this means understanding at least the basics of music theory, how music is arranged and produced, and the various performing techniques required of all musicians, such as blending their sound, counting bars and beats, and giving proper “cues” (signals from the Conductor or other musicians about what is happening in the music). They must also know how to watch for cues, and communicate effectively with their audience. Since there are so many techniques to learn, many aspiring Singers choose to attend music school or take private lessons with an accomplished Vocal Teacher and Coach.