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Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream by Whitney Johnson

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TO FIND YOUR VOICE, TO FIND YOURSELF

When I went on sabbatical from my job on Wall Street, I started taking voice lessons. This was a big risk for me. Really big. Yes, I majored in music, but my emphasis was piano. I was good at accompanying vocalists as they sang classical, Broadway, and religious music, but removing myself from the bulwark of the piano and attempting to actually sing was terrifying.

Even though I could generally sing on pitch, my vocal talent was nowhere near my keyboard expertise. My voice teacher kindly, pithily, and accurately described my voice when she quipped, “I’m sure there’s vibrato in there somewhere. We’ll just have to find it.”

As my life got busy again, I stopped taking lessons. I remain wistful about learning ...

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