I believe that singers can be the highest form of musician, though they are often considered the lowest. A singer's great gift is that their instrument is their body. This allows them to express themselves with great flexibility and power. It also means that singers can deeply "hear" every note they sing (not necessarily true among instrumentalists). The problem is that many singers don't care enough to expand their musical vocabulary by training their ears, voices, and analytical skills. Some singers feel that if the audience applauds, they do not need to improve. For those who do want to improve, come talk to me. It is my life's work to improve my own musicianship and to improve the musicianship of other singers.