Students Can’t Sing In Tune (Singing Teachers)
Need some advice: I have a bizarre case of a very talented acoustic guitarist and songwriter, great theory, excellent ear… but CANNOT sing in tune. He desperately wants his singing to catch up with his playing so he can actually sing the songs he writes! I have tried everything and am running out of ideas… I just don’t understand how someone with such a good ear can’t tell when he drifts off the notes… and he’s trying to do all the Ed Sheeran runs and I tell him to keep it simple for now. I’ve got him to sing scales along with his guitar scales, which he can do, but then as soon as he goes a cappella, he goes off key, nor can he sing a melody over the chords he plays on the guitar… somehow he can’t tell when he goes really sharp/flat. He tries SO hard and practices everything I tell him to; he’s a total darling! He is too breathy which affects the pitch so I do get him to focus on that more, too. To be fair, he IS improving so it can’t be that bad… But has anyone experienced this or has any tips?