Why Should I Sing?
If you enjoy singing, then you have your answer: you should sing, because it makes you happy! But singing has many more benefits, so here are a few more reasons that will hopefully motivate you to sing more often.
Singing relieves stress! If you sing or do vocal exercises by yourself, in class or in a group, this can lower the cortisol (stress hormone) levels in your blood, and it releases muscle tension.
Singing improves mental health! Singing releases endorphins, which is the “feel-good brain chemical” that makes you feel happy. It also takes your mind off of your daily problems and therefore, boosts your mood almost immediately. It is also proven to improve memory in people with dementia.
Singing improves your social abilities! Singing with other people provides you with a sense of belonging. Whether it be singing in a choir, individual lessons with a teacher or karaoke nights with your friends: singing forms profound bonds because of the vulnerability that lies in expressing yourself through music.
Singing improves your communication skills! According to Sally Goddart Blythe, consultant in neuro-developmental education and Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological psychology, singing to babies prepares their ear, voice and brain for language. And as a singer you learn to interpret lyrics and communicate the emotional intent of a song. Furthermore, honing the skills of songwriting helps to improve different ways of communication.
Of course, there are many more reasons to sing, but this summary gives you at least an idea of just how beneficial singing is for you! Keep singing, and if you want to continue improving your vocal skills, don’t hesitate to join our online course, or book a Throga lesson.