Voice training is about discipline. If you think you can do this without a proper training regime and solid commitment, you’re very much mistaken. When I sign new students to my private vocal training program, I give them an information booklet and my vocal training CD Learn to Sing with Joett Booster Program. The reason for this is so they can continue to train at home. That said, in this article, I want to focus more on how you should plan your learn-from-home vocal training sessions around your day.
I always advise that you need to train at least once a week to get results. However, the more often you train the quicker you get to see the results. The benefits of training three to four times a week are far greater than training once a week. So how then do you synchronize all of this into your busy week? I will explain. To begin with, and let make this very clear, the only way to train your voice is by doing special vocal exercises to the piano—commonly known as the scales. Now let’s assume you have my Learn to Sing with Joett Vocal Training CD or you’ve downloaded my free piano scales from my Hulkshare page, then what you’ll want to do, ideally, is to plan your training based on when you’re most alert to focus. Yes, it takes a fair amount of energy and concentration to do your training correctly. So whatever you do, let’s say you knock off work at 5pm and are home by 7pm, make sure you spend a little quality time to unwind by doing something that’ll relax you. Like taking a shower and maybe a short nap before you begin your training. You must feel refreshed and ready to go. Not tired and couldn’t care less. And most importantly, make sure you don’t begin your training immediately after a meal. Remember, you need the same space—your stomach—to breathe into, and besides, your body will be too busy digesting the food to allow you to focus. Imagine constantly burping through your scales!
If you’re a morning person, then try waking up a little earlier to allow for 45 minutes of voice training before you hit the shower, have breakfast and head off to work. If you drive, another great place to do some scales is when you’re sitting behind the wheel and stuck in traffic. If you can plan your training around your day in this manner, you should be able to clock an hour-a-day three to four days a week if you’re well organized. But the difficult part, dare I caution, is to stick to the plan. Whatever you do, if you’re serious about training your voice, make sure you do whatever it takes not to fall off the wagon. So here’s the crunch-time question. When can you stop training altogether? Well, I’ll tell you this for nothing. When you stop, your ability to sing goes down. So if you’re in this for the long haul, don’t even THINK of quitting. Michael Jackson trained with one vocal coach for 35 years. So you go figure! Try to stay motivated by experimenting with different ideas and formulating ways to push the boundaries a bit. On my blog, you’ll find useful tips on how to vary your training so it stays interesting, fun and fresh. You may also download my free piano scales and illustration videos; join my FREE vocal coaching program via WhatsApp and MORE.
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