This is an interesting one and unlike other posts I’ve written, there is no straightforward easy answer. I can however address this fairly common question and hopefully shed a little light for some of you budding singers out there. Now, first off we need to understand and identify THREE very different yet symbiotic issues. Tone versus Technique versus Stylistic. So, in other words in order to truly understand the voice, and to start to grasp some of the techniques that I teach, you need to begin to understand and identify what it is EXACTLY that you mean by this question. I get asked this sort of thing a fair bit, just the names of the artists get changed ie Can I learn to sing like Beyonce? Can I learn to sing like Adele? Cyndi Lauper? Lana Del Ray? Lorde? Ok. So the actual artist is not the relevant thing here. It’s the question. Do you mean can you learn to SOUND like that artist? ie the actual TONE of their voice? Or, can you learn to SING like them? Meaning, can you sing in that STYLE? So when you look at that little list of female vocalists the only thing that they all have in common is that they are all very good. Apart from that, their actual styles are completely different AND so are the actual sound of their voices ie their TONE. So, when I first start with a client I make sure that they understand this, and are able to identify and understand that they can sing a song made popular by Beyonce for example but I there is a big difference between singing a song made popular by a certain artist, or singing a song made popular by a certain artist and imitating that artist. In other words, inevitably and quite understandably, new clients will try to imitate not only the tone of that singer but also the PHRASING and the INFLECTIONS and all the vocal idiosyncrasies. That’s ok. But you need to be aware that your doing that and sometimes that awareness takes quite a bit of time and effort. Especially if that client is new and has been imitating that singer for a long time without really being aware of it. There is nothing wrong whatsoever in doing this by the way. In fact, it can be highly beneficial, but that’s for another post. So in order to really answer that question, CAN I LEARN TO SING LIKE PINK properly you need to truly understand what exactly it is that you’re asking. Do you like Pinks voice as such? Or is it her overall look, approach, style and songs? This is the sort of complex question that I look at with my clients on a daily basis. It depends on many factors for example the actual tone of the clients voice and also, their experience. Professional singers often find it quite easy to imitate other singers. This is partially because they have an inherent ability to imitate as part of their overall vocal/performer talent but also their experience and training plays a bit part. Singing tuition can unlock all that potential and really give someone the confidence to experiment with their sound, technique and style in a safe and comfortable environment. Ideally your teacher should have the kind of persona and general attitude of making you feel completely at ease. After all, singing is an intimate and personal thing and this explains why so many people are a bit reluctant to sing in front of others. A good teacher will pave the way and bridge the gap between being a totally new inexperienced and possibly somewhat terrified performer to someone who may actually even enjoy the process of singing with and for, other people. Take your time and find a teacher that fills that criteria and you may be surprised at what you yourself are capable of doing with your voice and performance. Good luck in your musical adventures!