Singing has more benefits than you can count on two hands, but one of it’s greatest aspects is that it’s a healthy, passionate and enjoyable way to boost your inner confidence and become more comfortable with who you are as a person.
We all feel judged and scrutinised at times, and the process of portraying passion through song enhances this feeling dramatically. It’s an extremely vulnerable experience, one that is tough to overcome. You are not alone in feeling this way. One of the greatest challenges of singing is developing the ability to be comfortable with your own voice, and to overcome this there really is just one simple solution. Sing.
Group singing is the perfect opportunity to develop confidence in your voice without feeling too exposed. The elated experience of becoming part of a singing community means that everyone is in it together, there is no judgement or fear of hitting wrong notes, and very little personal exposure. Group singing relieves you of unwanted stress, reduces your negative thoughts and generally brings up your mood, which makes you feel more confident in yourself, and not just whilst singing. As well as this, singing gives you a sense of achievement and fulfilment, and creates a meditative mindfulness that keeps you focused on the present situation, clearing your head and recharging you for the rest of your day. Put all of these together and you’re destined to feel, look and portray a sense of confidence, whether it be at the office, on a date or when you’re up on stage soloing at the weekly open mic night.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” Brené Brown
If you’re looking to boost your confidence and develop your singing ability, be sure to attend our Beginners Singing Classes, held at VoxBox studios in Euston at 12.30pm every Sunday.
Blog by Callum Sharp