How long does it take for my voice to get better after straining?

This all depends on how badly you strained your voice. If you pushed your voice and there is no physical damage it can be a few days. If there is damage to the vocal folds it can take anywhere from weeks to months. You then have to make sure you don’t continue to strain because […]

Is it worth it to take voice lessons?

Yes. You want a teacher who understands how the voice works and can explain that to you in terms you can understand. You can learn proper placement of the notes as you sing and how to transition from one area of your voice to another.

Can I learn to sing at 60?

Singing doesn’t depend on your age. You can sing at almost any age. You talk, and these are the same muscles that control your singing.  What it will depend on is your willingness to exercise your vocal muscles, your attitude and thinking positive about being able to sing.  These will be necessary to start.

Can I learn to sing in 6 months?

You can learn to sing depending on what and how you want to sing and sound.  If you’re able to hit tones and follow a melody in the songs you will be surprised at how well you can sing in 6 months. This depends on whether you are building your vocal muscles with exercises and […]

How long or often should I rest my voice as a singer?

This depends on how much you’re singing and how often. If you’re singing every day then rest your voice in between for 10 to 20 minutes depending on how hard you worked your voice and how tired your vocal muscles are. You can practice for 20 to 40 minutes and rest for 10 to 20 […]

How can I improve my range?

You improve your range by doing exercises that take you to higher notes than you are used to, as well as lower notes. You need to do this slowly and with proper technique so you don’t strain your voice. 

Does your voice get stronger the more you sing?

Yes, your voice can get stronger as you keep using the singing muscles.  The more you use a muscle properly the stronger it gets.  But if you keep singing and straining it will break down your voice. Just like any other muscle usage you have to have correct form. 

Should I practice with a mic or not?

Practice with a mic and practice acoustically. Both have benefits you can use as a singer. When you sing in a room with just your sound and not being amplified you start building more strength. It causes you to project your voice. Your awareness of your muscles is heightened.