#1
I'm looking into getting singing lessons very soon as I've always wished I could sing properly. I'm completely terrible at the moment, I wouldn't even feel confident singing Wonderwall round a campfire with some good friends.

I feel it's pretty important to get at least a basic ability to express myself using my voice, especially as I am aspiring to work professionally within the music industry.

My question to you is whether the gender of my teacher matters?
I'm a bloke, would it make sense to get instruction from another man due to obvious similarities in vocal range or would it be ok to learn from a female who will have a different vocal range?

My initial thoughs are that it doesn't matter. That might just be because I like the idea of having a fit girl teach me to sing

What do you think?
#2
if you take lessons, you will be learning techniques, i think they are the same for men and women, so it doesnt really matter i think, i dont know alot about singing though, so im not absolutely sure.
#4
If your teacher knows their stuff, it doesn't matter what gender they are. A lot of vocal teachers can focus on your range using a piano. Scales on a piano will help you with your own range, while the teacher can focus on technique (breathing, posture, correcting bad habits).

However, an attractive female teacher is definitely a plus
All you need is yo' fingers and the strings
#5
Regardless or range, males and females should produce their voice in the same way. It shouldn't matter what gender your teacher is.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.