As a singer, you’re bound to face some obstacles at some point. Here are a few suggestions on how to overcome some of the common challenges to your vocal practice:
1. Finding Time to Practice
One of the biggest challenges to your vocal training might be finding the time to practice. If a busy schedule keeps you from practicing, one suggestion is to plan out when you’ll practice a week or two in advance. Make a schedule for yourself and prioritize your practice time. Do you best to stick to your plan so that it becomes a consistent part of your daily or weekly routine.
2. Increasing Self-Confidence
When you’re practicing with your vocal coach, you might find that they do a great job of boosting your self-confidence. But when it comes to practicing on your own, you lose some of that confidence. To build your self-confidence so that you feel good about singing, no matter where you are, takes time. The more you practice, the greater your confidence in your singing and yourself will grow.
3. Staying Motivated
Even when you love to do something, like singing, you might experience a lack of motivation. Rather than looking forward to your vocal practice, it might feel like the last thing you want to do. If you experience a drop in your motivation, try thinking about the reasons why you like to sing. Reminding yourself of why you sing can go a long way in boosting your motivation. At the same time, make sure that you have something meaningful to work toward. Set goals for yourself that will challenge you to improve in some way. Working toward your goals, along with the sense of accomplishment you feel when you achieve success, can also help you stay motivated.