It’s frustrating when you spend so much time practicing but can’t tell if you’re getting any better. You might be thinking that you’re doing all the right things, but:
- You’re not making any progress.
- You do not notice any results.
- Nothing seems to make a difference.
- You’re not getting anywhere.
- It’s just not working.
First, know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. It’s part of the learning process. You might improve a lot when you first start working toward improving your voice. But then, that progress will slow down to a more gradual rate making it hard to tell when your voice changes.
When you practice but don’t seem to get better, here are a few ways to continue encouraging momentum and progress.
Come back to some of your old music.
One way to better grasp your improvement is to revisit some of your old music. Pay attention to how much your voice has changed since you started singing. By comparing where you are now to where you were several months ago, you’ll be able to notice a difference.
Get feedback from a reliable source.
When it comes to improving your voice, you need feedback from a reliable source. Not only does working with a vocal coach create the opportunity to hear some feedback, but it also helps you manage your level of frustration. Sometimes we get so trapped in our thoughts that we lose sight of the big picture and how progress happens over time. That’s why a trusted coach is helpful! They will understand where you are in the process and know how to guide you to keep moving forward.
Be kind to yourself.
Remember to be kind to yourself. Instead of comparing yourself to a professional, chart your individual improvement over time. There is only one person out there who has a voice like yours. And sometimes, you might need to take a step back and remind yourself of that.
At Fox Music in Virginia Beach, we understand that everyone’s singing voice is different. That’s why we will build you a custom vocal training plan designed for your unique voice.
Let us help you meet your individual goals as both a singer and performer through our individualized, results-based approach. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.