I was about 3 when I first gurgled a melody in tune. My parents had this dream for me since then. I knew that my aim in life was to become a singer; to woo the crowds with my trills and my harmonies, my lyrics and my satin voice. This was something I was always meant to do. I'm living the dream.

Sounds kind of familiar? These are probably words you would’ve heard in an interview of the young star vocalist - a prodigy who had in his or her genes a god-gifted talent. People who are born with this talent have it easy, but what about the less fortunate? Do we not have an equal shot at being good vocalists? I think we do.

I am an amateur vocalist training in Western Vocals. My journey has just begun and I am loving it. I began training my voice because I realized that I loved singing. There is always a song playing in the back of my head, a song on the verge of coming out. I sing for the sheer feeling of being happy and just letting it all out. Singing liberates me.

I guess it’s the first step that one takes which is the toughest part of the entire process of stepping up to their talent. Once one realizes that they have an inclination towards music - towards singing along with the songs they hear - they should do something about it, be it singing at a family function or singing at school and college competitions. Participating in these kinds of events is always a confidence booster. Once one has admitted and given in to their talent, it is only uphill from there. The more exposure one gets to on-stage performances and group rehearsals and the company of other musicians, the better one gets as a vocalist and a performer.

Our voice is the most versatile musical instrument we have. It is truly a gift to be able to please people with music produced from this instrument. If you have it in you to do so, you most definitely should stop shying away from it, and embrace it with all your passion.

Every artist and every musician has a story to tell - the story of how they started out small and ended up big. You never know, you could be one of those artists! Whether you have inherited your beautiful voice, or whether you have acquired it over the years, you deserve to experience that exhilarating feeling that one gets after singing. I still get it, every time I sing. It took me a while to find my voice, but I eventually did, and it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself.