5 Practice Tips for the Busy Singer
As singers we’re busy. There’s always so much to do. Not enough hours in the day to get to everything. Does that sound familiar? There are some ways to make sure you get to train your voice on a daily basis, even if you have a hectic schedule, and here are five specific steps you can take.
- Set a schedule. Set aside a time every day for practice. Make it part of your daily routine and set a reminder on your phone so you don’t forget.
- Make goals. Plan what you are going to work on and how long. What exercises are you using today? What songs are you rehearsing? If you have a Vocal Instructor, they can give you clear direction on what to work on. Make manageable goals to keep you on track.
- Take notes during and after your practice. Write the date, time, and what you worked on. What felt good? What do you still need to work on? You can use a journal or just take notes on your phone.
- Your instrument, your voice, is always with you. You don’t have to be in a fancy practice room. While it’s nice to have a designated space, sometimes that’s not realistic. Practice in the car, the shower, while washing the dishes, or putting laundry away.
- Enjoy your practice time. You are taking this precious time to invest in your voice and yourself. Acknowledge improvements and give yourself a pat on the back for those accomplishments, big or small.