If I had to rank the goals my students have when I meet them, you’re probably going to think their priority would be to extend their range, sing higher notes with less tension or improve their vocal and breathing technique. Truth is that the main goal is by far to become a more confident singer, whatever their level!
I’m not a psychologist, but based on my experience I have figured out that, although several reasons can trigger that feeling of not being good enough, in the end, 99.9% of the times the low level of confidence boils down to one thing: the worry of being judged by others.
The good news is that becoming a more confident singer is a very achievable goal, which only requires you to focus on 3 elements:
- A mindset shift
- A curiosity to understand how your voice works
- The discipline to practice on a regular basis
Let me get explain each of the points in more detail.
1. MINDSET SHIFT
Too many times we allow the thought of what others can think of ourselves to dictate how we act and feel. If you’re reading this post, it’s very likely that you love singing and you have the desire to get better at it. Well, from now on focus on why you love singing. Enjoy the emotions you feel any time you sing your favourite songs, on your own or with other people. You’ll figure out pretty soon that what other people think doesn’t really matter. And actually, most of the times the feared external judgment isn’t even real, but just a projection of our insecurities. Which leads to point 2 and 3.
2. CURIOSITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR VOICE WORKS
Identify your weaknesses and understand what you need do in order to get better. Whatever you want to achieve, there’s a technique that can help you get there. And don’t be afraid to ask for help from a reputable vocal coach, as their experience and feedback will drastically reduce the amount of time needed to get you where you want to be. Knowing how your voice works and which technique to use to get an optimal vocal delivery in every situation will do wonders for your confidence.
3. DISCIPLINE TO PRACTISE ON A REGULAR BASIS
This is self-explanatory. Regular practice will help you consolidate healthy habits, grasp new techniques more quickly, become comfortable with your performances and allow for a steady improvement, which in return will boost your confidence and create a virtuous circle.
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