Just had my first voice lesson after a nine-year interlude! I studied privately for one summer in college, but did not pick it up again until now. Years ago, I wrote down “Start taking voice lessons” as something I would like to do before turning 30. I made it with a couple of months to spare!
My teacher was friendly and supportive. He would like me to adjust my tone production to be more “forward”/”present”/speech-like, while not over-expending breath, and gave me some vocalises to work on it. Next lesson is in two weeks; I’m to prepare “Lasciatemi morire” from the 24 Italian Songs and Arias book, and I think I may work on “Quia respexit” from the Bach Magnificat for bonus points.