Best singing teaching tips for young students

Best singing teaching tips for young students

Best singing teaching tips for young students

Many voice teachers avoid teaching children out of fear of hurting their voice or disappointment that they won’t sound like adults. If done in the right way, however, singing lessons can be crucial in training a child’s ear and vocal technique. Children not exposed to singing can grow up tone deaf, and children who sing but were never taught proper technique often develop hard-to-break bad habits that can actually lead to vocal damage. It is important that the following steps be taken so that the child will learn actual vocal technique (as opposed to just learning songs) while doing nothing to damage their vocal instrument. Parents interested in enrolling their children in voice lessons should find a voice teacher who has experience teaching children and who uses these methods.
1. Begin each lesson with some simple stretches and posture exercises
Not only is this important to teach the child to sing with good posture, but it actually teaches them how to properly participate in a voice lesson by giving them simple, achievable tasks to succeed. Children are very kinesthetic and love to do physical activities.
2. Work on simple breathing technique
When breathing in, the stomach should bulge. When breathing out, the stomach should tighten. The shoulders and chest should never raise or drop. You can work on this standing, or lying with a book on their stomach. Then practice hissing, buzzing, humming and eventually singing “Ah” by preparing with a good deep breath and steadily supporting with the stomach. Focus on getting good, even sounds while exhaling that do not sputter or die off.
3. Introduce the registers
Practice long glissando “sirens,” lifting up into the upper register (sometimes called falsetto or head voice) for high notes, rather than “belting” or straining in the speaking voice. Their high voice will probably be weak at first but insist on its use and it will grow stronger over time. Children should learn to recognize the sensation of vibration in their mouth and chest for low notes and in their head for high notes.
4. Begin ear-training
Teach them to match pitch and then to sing steps going higher and lower. Begin by having them sing “ah” and match their pitch with the piano. Then explore a couple steps up and down. Since many children do not immediately understand the concept of raising and lowering pitch, it can be demonstrated by the raising and lowering of your hand. Be patient if they don’t get it right away, they usually do soon.

We hope you find our Best singing teaching tips for young students helpful!

Thank you for reading.

[social_share style=”bar” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” text=”” heading=”” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”1″ pinterest=”1″ link=”” /]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer to proceed. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.