As a performer your voice is one of the most, if not the most important tool in your arsenal. Getting the most from your voice can have significant benefits for your efforts on musical theatre university courses or in the work place. So, here’s how to make the most of it.
Your Body Matters on a Musical Theatre Degree or Course
Staying physically healthy is one of the most pivotal manners in which to ensure your voice is at its best. Singing at this level is a repetitive action and like all repetitive actions, our body can reach a breaking point. Realising your body and vocal chords especially are put through the mill is important and you need to do the upmost to ensure it’s looked after. Here are some great tips on how to take care of your voice.
Taking voice lessons can be a big step, but one that pays off for anyone looking to take any form of musical theatre courses or musical theatre degrees. Ideally, you should know what you want to achieve from a musical theatre voice lesson as this will help the teacher facilitate your wants and needs. The more clearly you state your goal to your teacher, the easier it is for them to help you achieve it, see how you’re meeting them and evaluate progress.
Prepare for your Voice Lessons
Preparing for the lesson is important. So, if you know a score, it makes it a lot easier for you to get the most from your voice lesson. This is simply because your brain doesn’t have to concentrate on the score itself and is 100% focused on the lesson at hand. Learning and preparing before the lesson makes it a lot easier for you to get more from the lesson.
Voice Lessons and Musical Theatre Auditions
A lot of people tend to forget what they learn in voice lessons, simply due to rushing and being panicked. An audition is a great way to connect with people in the room, so slowing things down and taking the time to do this, gives you time to get focused and remember what you were taught.
Confidence and Time Taking Matter
Be confident when you go to an audition, make eye contact and don’t be the person who sits down behind the piano and just plays looking dead straight ahead. A smile and looking at someone goes a long way in auditions.
Additionally, at the end of the song, remember to take your time – too many people tend to rush this part. If you feel awkward in the moment the song is finished, take a breath and relax and await further instruction.
Learning to control your voice, how to make the most of auditions and how to make the most of the opportunities given to you at musical theatre classes London will help you go a long way and make the most of your talent.
We’re still accepting people onto our courses for next year, so please get in contact with us and we’ll be more than happy to discuss you options at our musical theatre classes in New York.