When i was a kid, I had a sneaking suspicion that I could be a good singer. I would sing in the shower and what not and I could hear a decent voice. I wished I knew where to go from there. I wished I even know what sound to aim for. I was always a good mimic so I figured if I knew what good singing was then i could aim for that. Problem was I didn't really know what good singing was.
Someone asked me recently what are you trying to do when you do singing lessons.
I didn't understand the question and asked for clarification and the person said
“ well when you learn a sport you learn to kick a ball you learn to dribble and to pass and positions etc. What do you do in singing”
It was a genuine question and an excellent one.
The best way I can describe what you do when you sing is this.
Everyone has a basic instrument learning to sing is optimising and maximising that instrument through the use of air and the supporting muscles.
That’s what it is in a nutshell.