Five Tips for Developing Confidence as a Singer
A great way to develop confidence as a singer is to focus on the joy of singing and the practical steps one can take towards developing their singing potential. As we stay in this process, fears will naturally come up to be felt and released as we keep consciously choosing the love of singing again and again.
So without further ado, here are five tips for developing confidence as a singer:
- Identify and work towards clear vocal targets.
What would you like to develop with your voice and singing? What is a performance scenario you’d love to experience? Write down your vocal targets to make them concrete. Review regularly, and update as needed. Having specific targets will give you clarity and focus.
- Say vocal affirmations in a mirror daily.
This will help ensure that you’re focusing on thoughts that support what you want. Here’s one to work with and/or inspire you to write your own:
– I am a VOCALIST IN TRAINING!
– I use my clear thinking, passion, and discipline to help me grow.
– I am worth the consistent effort! My voice matters!
– I LOVE to sing, and I’m willing to share my voice and the gift of song with others.
- Work with a knowledgeable voice teacher/vocal coach.
An ideal person would be someone who can systematically guide you in both balancing your vocal instrument and provide song/performance coaching; someone who is honest yet always kind.
- Be consistent with vocal skill and performance training.
Get and stay vocally fit, and continue practicing your songs and performance. There is a good measure of confidence that develops just from knowing you’re putting in the work.
- Perform regularly in various ways.
Look for opportunities to sing in front of others. A performance doesn’t have to be on stage. Sing for a relative or a close friend. Someone you know will support you. Start small and go from there. Performances offer a great boost in confidence because they are the culmination of your efforts in practice.
Remember to be kind to yourself on this long-term journey. Your confidence and mood may vary, but if you stay consistent with these tips, you can work towards being a more confident singer overall.