If you’re interested in singing, you might be thinking, “I’m not really that good. Is it even possible to get better?”
The short answer is yes! Many of us tend to think of singing as a fixed talent. Either you’re a good singer, or you’re not. But the truth is, anyone can get better at singing. Singing is a skill which means that with consistent practice, you can improve your voice.
Compare singing to a physical skill like running. Some individuals are at different fitness levels than others, but we can all run. And we can improve. Singing is the same way.
Some people have naturally built up voices with a broad range of power, notes, or control. Others may not. But even if you have no experience, you can get better.
Here are a few ways that anyone can get better at singing:
Define your goals and expectations.
Take an honest look at your current singing performance and ask yourself where you’d like to be in the next several weeks or months. Perhaps you’re a beginner who wants to learn how to find your singing voice. Or maybe you can already sing, but you want to learn how to make your voice sound better. As you define those goals, make sure that you’re realistic with your improvement.
Be ready to practice.
You might have heard the saying, “Greatness happens when talent and hard work meet.” No matter what natural talent you have for singing, you can get better with practice. But that means having the discipline to practice consistently and the commitment to work hard to experience the results you want.
Consider working with a coach or instructor.
Voice lessons are for all ages and experience levels. If you’re looking for some guidance in becoming a better singer, a vocal coach can help. A coach can help you identify your vocal weaknesses and then provide a way to improve your skills. Voice coaches are also helpful in increasing your self-confidence as you begin to develop your unique voice.