Every time I sing, my throat ends up hurting and I can't figure out why. My vocal teacher doesn't know why either so that doesn't help me at all. She said she thought that maybe I was trying to be too loud when I start singing and she's right.
I try to be louder than I can be, but I tried singing softer and it still hurts, but I don't think I know how to sing softly because then I end up being breathy and I think that's why it hurts.
It's hard to explain where it hurts too. It's kind of in the back of my throat where my soft pallet is but I have no idea how to fix it. I think I'm using my diaphragm and I do lift my soft pallet (but maybe I lift it too much?). I would say that maybe I'm just tensing up a lot and straining but I don't know what it is that I need to relax.