Don't Believe The Doubters
Don't believe all of the "nay sayers" out there who tell you that only some "gifted" people should sing and that you can't learn how to sing really well. That's just not true. You don't hear the same thing about someone wanting to learn to play the piano or the guitar so why do people say it about the voice? Why? Because people misunderstand the truth. The voice is an instrument just like any other. You can learn to control it with practice.
Online Singing Lessons Work
Instead of hiring an overpriced local vocal coach for private singing lessons, I suggest using online singing lessons. Why? Because they work and they are far more affordable. With private singing lessons you have to pay for each and every lesson, but when you go the online route you only have to pay a single time to download the files onto your computer. You then have a lifetime of training available to you without ever having to pay again.
Better Than A Private Lessons
Not only are online singing lessons far less expensive than private lessons, I also believe that they work better. Why? Because many local vocal coaches use outdated methods which are just not very effective. But that's not the only reason. Another problem is that many of these teachers have personalities which conflict with yours which makes learning more difficult. Or they may want you to learn in their style (even if it's not your style.) That's a very common problem. Another big issue for you (if you are anything like me when I was first learning) is that you may not feel comfortable singing in front of someone else just yet.
Sing Like A Professional In Just Three Months
Yes, you can. The ironic thing is while most people believe that someone can learn to play piano or the guitar with practice but not to sing well. The truth is that you can actually attain a high quality of vocal skill faster than you can piano or guitar skill. I'm not really sure why that is, maybe it's because singing is such a natural thing? Something that all people are meant to do? That's what I believe. Using online singing lessons you can reach a professional level of ability in just three months.