I love watching The Voice. Now there’s a show that makes it obvious how important and beneficial a singing coach can be. The contestants come from all stages of life and are of all ages. The ones that make it through the initial stages obviously have some talent, but by the time they get back out there on stage after working with their coach, they’re maybe 100% better.
It’s important to be able to get feedback and training from someone who has been through training themselves and are, in fact, professionals. They can help someone overcome their fears of getting out on stage and singing in front of people, lights and high energy. They can direct them into having the right mindset of confidence and stage presence.
A singing coach can offer voice exercises to help a singer hit high notes and low notes. Voice exercises also help strengthen a voice to hold notes, to belt out certain phrases or simply be able to sing longer portions of songs without running out of breath.
It’s difficult when you’re learning on your own to be able to see or hear subtle differences in your presence or voice that someone coaching you will notice. They’ll be able to tell you if you need to relax your body or straighten up to reach a certain note. They’ll be able to tell you if your voice is slightly flat or sharp – something you may not be able to hear on your own. And they’ll push you to your limit and then help you step beyond.
The nice thing about a coach is that they’re on your side. They want you to be the best that you can be. They’ll give their all to help their students develop their voices to a professional level. A singing coach can mean the difference between a good voice and a truly great professional voice.