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.

I’m now able to focus on crafting and in turn, feel more comfortable and confident when I’m singing and I want you to feel the same!

(Post Updated 13th June 2022)

Before I vocal coach new clients, I always ask singers to complete an artist questionnaire so I know what their singing goals are.

I also ask “what is your biggest fear or frustration when it comes to singing?”.

The answers:

“Lack of confidence and not being able to control my voice.”  

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

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

The first step becomes working to boost confidence so that you are mentally ready to craft and develop your voice.

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: 

00:00 – Intro

01:17 – Understand your uniqueness

02:45 – Get your head in the game and mindset right

03:39 – Craft and develop your voice

04:03 – Creative confidence framework

04:38 – PREPARE

06:01 – PRACTICE

06:52 – POLISH then PERFORM!

07:28 – Why confidence matters

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 your physiology or physical structure (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 your ear and creative choices. 

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 to discover further, 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 by understanding that you are unique and to realise 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 stages cycle consistently. If you want to get better and want to boost confidence in your ability, you need to know how your voice works. 

Start first with trusting in your uniqueness, then jump into the resources that help you with your vocal development and are action steps for 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!


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