Vocal lessons are a great way to improve your singing skills, but only if you do them correctly. If you don’t follow these rules while taking voice lessons, it could be counterproductive to the process. Voice lessons should help make your voice better and stronger, not worse.
Keeping your vocal health in check is important, even if you don’t perform on stage or speak for a living.
The vocal folds are an integral part of speech that vibrates to create sound when air passes through them; they’re located inside the larynx which sits right next door within our windpipe—the trachea (also known as “windpipe”).
Here are some tips for making sure you get the most out of your voice lessons:
1. Do keep yourself hydrated.
Keeping the vocal folds covered with enough moisture is key to ensuring healthy speech production. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day will help thin out any fluids that may be present, which are ideal for your voice’s health because it helps maintain optimal mucosal lubrication levels.
Herbal tea and fruits high in fluid content also make good beverage options; however caffeinated drinks like coffee should be avoided as they can dehydrate you slightly (and thus reduce this natural protective layer).
2. Don’t traumatise your voice.
Shouting and yelling can be very damaging to your voice. When in a loud environment, minimise talking by using the microphone or megaphone when appropriate and position yourself near other people so that you do not have to …