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So.... you think you wanna SING?!

July 4, 2016

 

Booking that first lesson can be a daunting prospect. Singing may be something that you feel is completely out of your reach. Does "I can't sing?!" or "I'm tone deaf!" sound familiar? We all know a few people who have such a view about their own vocal abilities. But let me give you some reasons why you should get involved... because singing is the best way to feeling good! With professional guidance, it's easier than you think to rid yourself of those negative associations with singing.

 

For thousands of years, in all cultures, in all parts of the world, people have been singing. It has a varied range of social, mental and physical benefits.

 

Check out my top 5 reasons to get singing, and there may be some benefits and results that might surprise you:

 

 

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1. When you sing, your body produces feel-good hormones called endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! You also release oxytocin, which is a natural stress reliever which is known to alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness. When we sing, it gives us a chance to give the brain a break and take our mind away from everyday worries. In turn, you’ll also sleep better, as a result of being less stressed.

 

2. Singing can be a great way to meet people and make new friends within your local community. Joining a choir will enable you to develop friendships which can impact positively on your social and work life, especially if you suffer with low self esteem. Many groups welcome anyone prepared to give singing a try, no matter how advanced your ability! You can find a local choir with a quick internet search. Whatever your taste in music might be, it's highly likely you'll find a group that takes your fancy.

 

3. Singing improves confidence and self perception. Studies have shown that one of the main benefits noticed by singers is that of improved self confidence and self worth. Learning to sing moves you out of your daily routine and challenges people out of their comfort zones. Learning a song is a whole challenge in itself. We feel great about ourselves when we overcome challenges, and that always boosts self confidence!

 

4. Children singing in choirs have improved sense of social inclusion. There is also a direct causal link related to the acquisition of fine-motor skills, memorisation abilities, the expression of emotion and the rewards of group activity. It really does have important implications for children’s education.

 

5. Singing is a fantastic workout! You’ll work out your lungs, improve your circulation, and tone your abdominal and intercostal muscles. Heart Research UK say that singing is a "great aerobic exercise; giving both your heart and lungs a fantastic workout". It also appears to help reduce high blood pressure! Singing improves breath control, even for people with lung conditions such as
asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

 

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So if you need a boost, why not consider getting out there and singing?! Don't just save your vocals for the shower. Book a lesson and come and sing with me!!!

 

If you need further persuasion, I keep biscuits in the studio.

 

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