Vocal Health

6 Features of an Amazing Singer

2022-11-25T09:45:02+00:00

Anyone can hold a note if they want to (yes, it’s true!), but there are certain features that separate good singers from amazing ones. Read on to find out what features the best vocalists have in common. They Look After Their Voice Ask any professional singer and they will tell you the importance of caring for your voice. This is about more than simply warming up your vocal folds before a performance. It is about keeping your whole body in tip-top shape, but especially your chest, throat, and mouth. This means making sure you are eating the right foods and drinks. [...]

6 Features of an Amazing Singer2022-11-25T09:45:02+00:00

7 Ways Singing Helps Reduce Stress

2022-11-21T20:17:59+00:00

Feeling stressed? Studies have shown that a singsong could be the answer to all that tension in your body. So, turn up the volume and belt out your favourite tunes at the top of your voice! Not convinced that singing is the answer to all your stress? It is important to remember that stress is a symptom, not the actual problem. So, while the cause of your mental anguish will still be at large after your warbling, your reaction to it will be calmer and you will be better able to cope with the problem. Here are seven ways singing helps [...]

7 Ways Singing Helps Reduce Stress2022-11-21T20:17:59+00:00

Safety Tips for Singers During Live Performance

2022-06-30T15:06:48+01:00

Live performance and, especially touring, have always been gruelling and energy consuming endeavours for singers and performers, albeit exhilarating and exciting. While restrictions are easing up across the world, the added anxieties around recent pandemic have not made this easier. Whether you are playing a few local shows or going on a national or international tour this year, we have some great tips to keep yourself safe and healthy during live performance and beyond. Always Follow The Local Restrictions This goes without saying, but always research the area or country you are travelling to and check the restrictions they have in [...]

Safety Tips for Singers During Live Performance2022-06-30T15:06:48+01:00

10 Tips for Maintaining Your Vocal Health

2022-06-29T18:19:54+01:00

For singers, our voice is our instrument, and we must take proper care of it! You wouldn’t go canoeing on your double bass or use a piano as a planter – your vocal health needs to be suitably looked after too, so you can always sing at your best. Here are 10 simple tips for maintaining your vocal health. Warm Up! Professional athletes always warm up their bodies to prevent injury or strain. Your warmup, as a vocalist, is an important part of your singing routine and must be included whether you are practicing or performing. This is a great way [...]

10 Tips for Maintaining Your Vocal Health2022-06-29T18:19:54+01:00

Adult singing lessons and mental health

2021-09-20T16:10:20+01:00

Not everyone is a confident vocalist, yet so much of our lives and social events revolve around music and singing. Going to gigs, festivals and joining in with your favourite artists, singing in the car, in the shower or during holidays has always had an exhilarating effect on us. But is there more to adult singing lessons and mental health? Can singing actually benefit our quality of life? Here are just some of the surprising benefits of belting out a tune. Adult Singing Lessons Help to Lift Your Mood There are many reasons why adults come to us for singing lessons. [...]

Adult singing lessons and mental health2021-09-20T16:10:20+01:00

Vocal Damage Symptoms and Prevention

2021-06-15T06:35:55+01:00

We often talk about the importance of protecting your vocals when singing. Giving you the tools and techniques to sing safely is one of our top priorities here at London Singing Institute. Vocal damage can be experienced by even the most professional singers, however, so it’s important we learn to recognise it and know how to prevent it. Here are some vocal damage symptoms to watch out for, as well as lifestyle factors that will affect your vocal health. What Is Vocal Damage? We’ve all experienced a little damage to our vocal cords from time to time. Whether that’s after a [...]

Vocal Damage Symptoms and Prevention2021-06-15T06:35:55+01:00

How to take care of your voice

2020-05-14T10:33:19+01:00

Taking good care of your voice as a singer is essential as it is your musical instrument and you must protect it as much as you can. Taking good care of a piano, for instance, isn’t that complicated as long as you get it tuned on a regular basis and ensure that the temperature and humidity/dryness of the room is maintained at a consistent level. In the unlikely case that it would get damaged, you can always purchase a new one, but you can sadly not buy a new voice! That is the reason why you should really protect your voice [...]

How to take care of your voice2020-05-14T10:33:19+01:00

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