In high school, I decided to take voice lessons. I'm classically trained, so I know all about proper breathing and the soft palate. I did competition three times in high school and got high scores each time. In college, I took voice lessons and also ear training since I started as a music/education major. The ear training was challenging because part of it was having to randomly try to sight read pieces of music with just the starting note.
After college, I taught some voice lessons along with piano for about 9 months. It was fun. As a result, I own quite a few more vocal books than I did even in college.
Now, I don't sing much anymore. I just don't have the time and the girls keep wanting to play Mommy's piano. I'm hoping to get my voice back into shape after I'm laid off.
Yesterday, I was looking through my books and I ran across a song that I started to learn in college but never finished. I'm thinking of learning it again as a stress reliever while this whole job transition period goes on.