So you want to
build yoursinging confidence,
You probably don't want to hear this but in order to
build your confidence in singing, you need to perform. You
have to put yourself in the hot seat on a regular basis to find
your groove. Just like a sportsman has to practice his sport so
his body remembers those sensations in the heat of the moment,
so you too must put your skills to the test if you're serious
about singing with confidence.
You know you're ready to face the crowds when:
You have a burning desire to move past anxiety.
Your technical skills are polished enough that you can
depend on them.
You find a song that complements your current
The most important thing to remember about singing
confidence is that even the best singers have their limitations
and doubts, but it's only those who step up to the challenge
who enjoy success. So to be a successful singer you have to
have the guts to take a chance and the singing confidence will
follow naturally with experience.
The trick to building singing confidence is to
take things one step at a time. This means you find a small gig
to get you started. I use the word gig loosely here to mean
anywhere you can sing. Start by singing for a friend, then for
your family then perhaps face your fears and sing for a small
gathering such as at a nursing home.
In building your singing confidence it's important to never
loose sight of the fact that you have very little to lose and
everything to gain. If your audience doesn't appreciate your
music, so what? What's the worst that can happen? The benefits
of a best case scenario will almost always outway a worst case
When you have your first (albeit small) public
performance behind you, step it up by joining a choir or
singing group. Why not sing a solo for a Sunday school class
before stepping it up another notch by singing in front of the
entire congregation and then take it from there.
Building singing confidence should be a gradual progression
where each success boosts your confidence and motivates you for
your next singing challenge. So keep at it and don't leave it
too long between your performances so you still get remember
the cool buzz from your previous singing performance.
Some other ideas to build singing confidence are to sing
with a chorus, then sing small solos within the chorus. Or why
not dedicate a song to a friend at her birthday party or
wedding in front of invited guests. Take it step by step and
before you know it you'll be singing with confidence and
looking forward to your next performance.
One of the best ways to build confidence in
singing is to train your singing voice with a professional
vocal coach. Fortunately this is much more affordable than
it sounds when you use a top quality vocal training program
like one of the recommend programs below.