APRIL FOOLS: Student Spotlight Interview No. 10
April 1, 2014
Student Spotlight Interview time! I’m so excited today to introduce you to someone who I’ve been working with on his falsetto for a couple of minutes. I’ve told you before that I never know who will come through my door and the day Prince walked in, I thought “Who is this crazy lookin’ dude and why does he sing so well?” But, enough from me, let’s hear from him…
Davin: Prince! Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are ya from? What do you do with your days etc.?
Prince: Hey, Davin! You know, I don’t like to talk about myself too much but everyone knows I’m from the winter wonderland of Minneapolis, MN. I pretty much spend my days writing songs for Chaka Khan and shopping online. You know, you gotta look fly when you sing.
Davin: Oh, if anyone knows, I know. What about practicing singing? Tell us about that? What brought you to voice lessons at Davin Youngs Voice?
Prince: In short? (No pun intended.) I want to sing higher. I feel like there are notes that I could reach if I were doing things differently, so I began the search to find a teacher who could help me access higher notes. You came highly recommended and hear we are.
Davin: Wow! That goal seems simple enough. I’ve often thought when listening to your music, “His falsetto needs a little work!” and here we are. Do you feel like you’ve made progress since we’ve been singing together?
Prince: Yea, absolutely. You know, I was only hitting a high C6, like in “Thieves in the Temple” but now I’m making it to a nice C#6. I feel like this is great progress!
Davin: Amazing what a little breath and posture will do, eh? Do you have any advice for someone who might be considering voice lessons but is afraid to pull the trigger?
Prince: Look, if you need Emancipation from a day filled with Purple Rain, follow Davin’s Musicology and Party like it’s 1999. Thank you.
Davin: No, Thank you! And *APRIL FOOLS!*