I've been taking lessons for about 4 and a half months and (probably partly because I did not have the intention of singing opera when I started) I've only just started [to try] singing classical pieces recently in class. Not arias - just pieces like Bach's Ave Maria and Allelujah! from Mozart's Exsultate Jubilante (sp? X.x; ).
Anyway, that was just to clarify my n00b-ness XD;. The reason I'm here is because I'm having some breath-support issues and I was hoping that maybe you guys could give me some advice. I can take breath in correctly, but as far as using it goes, I'm lost. My teacher tells me that I start to tense my jaw and push out the sound, which doesn't work too well.
I know I'll probably get it eventually, but I'd be nice if you guys could give me some advice to speed things along, if you can. =D?