When I had my first voice lesson this fall (shout out to ASNY) and while we were talking and warming up and practicing and my wonderful teacher said to me: “You have a bigger voice in you.”
This is not the first time Jennifer Fontaine has said something to me that means so much more than what it seems on the surface. Something that I know to be true.
I am a quiet person. Many times people can’t hear what I say. I’ve spent a large chunk of my life repeating myself. I can’t explain it, because it my head it sounds loud. But I do have a bigger voice in me, it just comes out in writing.
I expressed myself best with paper and a pen. Typing on a keyboard. Especially when I really let go – something I struggle to do face to face, but seems to come easily when I sit alone with my thoughts.