Hi Chumly, cripes, that's darned good advice!
I too come from a musical family, and despite my relative disdain for "natural talent," my relatives have it.
Remember the original "Rocky" theme, with a bunch of horns? My cousin played Alto Sax on that track.
I have 3 (that I can think of) Uncles/Cousins who make a living playing music: Classical Guitar, Sax, and Vocals.
I took lessons in piano as a child, classical guitar as a teen, and flute as an adult. I wrote several songs using the Autoharp (easiest instrument EVER to play), with vocals.
Then I forgot all about it for, oh, 12 years?
When I realized I could help out hubby with his long solo stage-time, I also realized I missed having music in my life.
To me, singing is easy. Wait, revise that: Singing is easy, but ONLY in my natural range. I can't sing high. As a female, most female vocalists leave me in the "high-range" dust, if you know what I mean.
I think I sound WAY better in my ridiculously-low natural range. Hubby thinks I should sing higher, that I sound better there. I don't think I can, nor do I really want to.
Anywho, just nattering away here, as usual. I've never, to date, sung on stage.
I have, however, taught an awful lot of computer-education classes, all of which I created, and frankly, you just get over stage fright after 5 years or so (or, I did, anyway; it was just too exhausting).
I wonder if, when I set foot on a stage to sing, I'll decide I just hate it?