Many first time-students ask me how long it takes to sing well.

This is one of the age-old questions, because it is incredibly difficult to answer.

One would think that it changes for every student.

But is that true? Are some people more naturally talented than others? If so, do the talented students need to work as hard as everybody else?

I turned to Anders Ericsson’s study of violinists at Berlin’s prestigious Academy of music to find the REAL answer to this age-old question.