For many, many years I've been told that I have a great sounding voice. Hear my voice here. (see link in lower right side)
When I around 19 I was part of a church youth group that was visiting a radio station. Our guide had each of us do a small recording to see what we sounded like. After listening to mine he said I should look into being on the radio.
At another youth group meeting we were going to be singing Christmas carols to seniors at a nursing home. We needed a piano and the leader said there was a older woman downstairs in his apartment complex that said we could use hers. So we were soon gathered around trying our best to be ready to entertain later that night. The woman, who looked 90, was listening closely. When we were getting ready to leave she took me aside and said that I had a terrific bass voice that reminded her of a famous bass she knew when she was young. She suggested that I take lesson to use my talent.
I thanked her for her kind comments and left with my group. When we got back to our leaders place he asked me, "Do you know who she (the old lady) is?" I didn't. "She's (I forgot the name), she was a very well known soprano opera singer in the 1930's" He also went on to relate that she was THE main act at Carnegie Hall several times. "She KNOWS what she's talking about, she gave you a great compliment."
Then I've had friends and aquantices over the years tell me similar things. At church the Sunday school teacher always wants me to read the scripture verses. "I just love the sound of your voice" is her typical excuse. I don't mind, I love the compliments and I agree. I too like the sound of my voice.
But, until last August I never did anything about it. I checked into singing lessons or voice over training in the past but the costs were always more then I could afford. However, with our family needs and the help that Mom needs with the children I felt the time was right for some changes. I found a company, Such A Voice, that I could finally afford the basic package, on the Internet.
So, I'm now ready to embark on this new career. Currently I'm still looking for a regular J.O.B. to fill our basic needs until I can do this full time. I'm looking forward to getting the equipment needed to have a in-home studio (when I can put aside $700). This will give me the flexibility to earn a living, have true fun doing it and be here for my wife and kids. Got a need for a great bass voice? Email me at: autism_bites at yahoo dot com. Thanks!