I'm wondering if it's time to try taking singing lessons again, just for the personal satisfaction of recording demos I'm more pleased with.
The thing is, I've tried twice in the past. First was a really nice guy who said he was a singing instructor, but I soon realized he was mainly a guitar teacher who was trying to branch out, and although I think he got my vibe perfectly well, I just didn't feel like he knew how to teach voice (or at least how to teach me voice), so that ended after a few weeks.
And although the second person a few years later tried to hide it, she didn't really understand where I'm coming from with my music (as people who know my songs might understand), and didn't really have an interest in helping me sing my songs (as opposed to learning how to sing the songs she selected, which is fair enough and probably the only logical approach, but not what I'm interested in spending time on, however unreasonable I may be being, given the limited time I have).
So I'm looking for something that may not exist: an instructor who is loose and fun with a relaxed sense of humor but also with good teaching skills and willing to focus on techniques for me to sing my demos.
Again, I understand that to sing anything well requires a certain fundamental technical basis, so what I'm looking for may well not exist, and I'm entirely willing to accept that. I'm probably an awful student given my unrealistic expectations.
Nonetheless, I thought this might be a good place to ask: anybody here know an instructor who might be suitable (or is anyone here an instructor themselves)? Although both of my previous attempts were in-person, I haven't been able to find anyone else local who looks right, so online is obviously OK.
Or else, I can just keep on inflicting my voice on everyone as-is!