Really wanted to write something tonight, I needed a creative outlet, so here we go.
From as young as I can remember I have always loved singing. I never really had much confidence with it but I adored it.
When I was about 15 I started having singing lessons at school and they were the highlight of my week.
It was a time where my mental health was struggling and for me singing was my therapy.
My singing teacher is also on of the most amazing people ever, and would be there to listen as well as teach me. She stills here for me now.
She would always know what song to teach me to sing, depending on what mood I was in.
It was when I was 16 that I started to be confident enough to perform and found my love of it. It was only assemblies and school concerts but I still loved it.
Although I’d get anxious about speaking on the phone or walking to school, I could sing on a stage and it would be completely different, I would drift away to somewhere else.
Since I left school, however, I don’t sing very often. If I do, it’s often when I’m by myself. I just don’t have the confidence to share it with anyone else anymore . Only exception to this was when sang at my dad’s wedding which I really enjoyed. I do find sad that I don’t sing much anymore , but I’m hoping I’ll get there one day.
I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite songs to sing.
My House- Matilda
This was one of the first pieces of musical theatre that I ever sang. I never thought I was capable of singing musical theatre, I was always in awe of others singing it. This song boosted my confidence, and I just think it’s such a beautiful song.
Closest thing to crazy- Katie Melua
This was the first song that I was ever taught to sing. It was for a competition at school (I actually won my category!). I just love this song. There’s a video on YouTube of me singing it if you search hard enough!
Stars and the moon- Songs for a new world
This is another piece of musical theatre. To me this felt like a proper piece of musical theatre. I love the different emotions that you can show in this song. I remember being taught it and thinking I would never actually be able to sing it. But I could!
A change in me- Beauty and the Beast (Musical)
Go and listen to this song, it is beautiful. It is also the inspiration for the name of my blog. This song means a lot to me. I sung it to some of my teachers as a goodbye when I left school. It is my all time favourite song to sing providing I don’t cry!
Please go and have a listen to all of these songs, I’d love to see if you all like them as much as I do.