When Jan LeClair began noticing changes in her singing voice, she started looking for someone who could help ensure that she’d be able to continue singing her whole life.
“As an aging singer, the voice acts differently, so you can’t do what you used to be able to do, and that can be very frustrating,” she said. “You almost grieve the ability to participate in the way you used to be able to participate. I needed some individual support in order to make sure I was doing things healthily.”
LeClair turned to Linda Burk, whom she met through some local chorales they sang in together. Burk took LeClair on as one of her voice students at Faith Music Academy (FMA), a community outreach program of Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Minn., that provides music education.