When you sing you build your confidence because you are having to project your voice and use your breathing deeply. Most of us don’t normally vocalise our voices or breath deep during our day to day movements so when you learn to sing your learn to use your voice in a way that you have never used before.
I have found over the years that the singers I have worked with have become stronger speakers and handle interview and conversation with so much more assertiveness. They know their voice and are not afraid. They like the sound of their voice and can control their volume, pitch and pace very well. They have learnt how to regulate their emotions and nerves by using specific breathing technique that I teach in classes.
“As early as 11 or 12, we’re told our voices don’t matter, that a good girl is seen but not heard. To project we have to again get comfortable with having power and to speak with the guttural sounds of our core. When you speak with clarity and conviction, you project and connect in a way that gives your words strength” – Oprah Winfrey
In the beginning it takes a while to get comfortable with singing but very soon about 3 weeks usually i notice the confidence building up and the student becoming more powerful in their PERSONA. This is a word closely linked to identity. The identity becomes stronger and therefore the presence of the person simply has more authority and leverage. I love teaching singing as its the best way to really empower your voice and speak or sing your heart out. The vocal exercises we do will expand your vocal range and make sure you have no breaks in your voice. What I mean by this is that it will not crack when you are having to go up into the higher register or higher pitches of a song or a speaking expression. When you expand your vocal range and feel the resonance of deeper and higher frequencies in your body you feel extremely powerful and sometimes students are overwhelmed because they have never experienced their full voice.
“O, how wonderful is the human voice! It is indeed the organ of the soul! The intellect of man sits enthroned visibly upon his forehead and in his eye; and the heart of man is written upon his countenance. But the soul reveals itself in the voice only; as God revealed himself to the prophet of old in the still, small voice; and in a voice from the burning bush. The soul of man is audible, not visible. A sound alone betrays the flowing of the eternal fountain, invisible to man!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Your voice is the organ of the soul. It speaks volumes about you and you must vocalise with confidence to fully experience you inner expression and actualise your dream of being a good singer or speaker. If you are thinking of taking singing lessons but are afraid of taking that first step. Just try is out for one session and I will promise you that if this is your pathway you will be thankful, feel abundance and never forget that first experience for the rest of your life.
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