Learning how to develop confidence as a singer has been a game changer for me as a performer, allowing me to explore my voice freely.

This is what singer’s tell me when I ask them “what is your biggest fear or frustration when it comes to singing?”:

“Lack of confidence and being able to control my voice.”  

“I feel I am inadequate and not good enough.” 

“I don’t have confidence in my vocal ability.”

How to develop confidence as a singer

Here are three actions I feel can help you to become confident in your vocal ability, confident in being a singer and confident in being a performer.

Watch the video to learn how to: 

  • (02:03) – Understand your uniqueness
  • (03:49) – Get your head in the game and mindset right
  • (04:41) – Craft and develop your voice 
  • (05:13) – Creative confidence framework
  • (05:47) – PREPARE
  • (07:16) – PRACTICE
  • (09:07) – POLISH then PERFORM!
  • (09:55) – Why confidence matters
  • (13:01) – Pep talk!

1. Understand your uniqueness

It’s so important that you understand that you are unique as a human, as a creative, and certainly as a singer. 

It’s simply a fact that physiology or your physical infrastructure or specifically your vocal tract is different to anyone else in the world.

A differentiating factor is also how you’ve absorbed creative or musical influences as that will shape you. 

You’re always going to be unique plus it’s actually very hard to truly imitate another singer. It takes a lot of work and crafting. People who can do caricature are actually very skilled!

They will have studied the nuance or the sonic recipe that contributes to a singer’s signature sound and learn the steps to emulating that. 

Identify that you are too unique and that there is already a signature sound about you.

That is something that you can springboard from, but you need to be aware of that.

If you’re constantly comparing yourself to other singers and having feelings of not being good enough that in itself will hold you back more than any lack of technical ability.

2. Mind your mindset

So the next tip is to get your head in the game and understand that you are unique and you’re not competing with anybody.

In fact, quite often YOU will be your very worst and harshest critic. So getting your mindset straight and getting your head in the game is essential because it really is honestly, you that’s going to hold you back.

If you’ve got your head in the right space and you know that you can do this, then it’s just a matter of outlining what the steps are to becoming more confident in yourself as a singer.

3. Craft and develop your voice

The next step is to put a plan in place to craft, nurture your creative and nurture your voice. 

Within my coaching practice, I see this framework of the creative cycle that repeats all the time.

  1. Preparation 
  2. Practice
  3. Polish
  4. Perform

You cycle through those, whether it’s day to day, whether it’s in an overall practice or crafting process, whether from gig to gig or session to session.

Those four things cycle consistently. If you want to get better, want to boost confidence in your ability, you need to know how your voice works. 

Start first with trusting in your uniqueness and then jump into the resources to help you with your creative action steps to building confidence in yourself as a singer.

Got questions? Please comment below.

Please tell yourself today (and every day after), you are an awesome singer, believe it and act into it!

Yell out if you need help with that.

You’ve got this!

Cherie

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