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How to Make Time For Singing Practice

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For a lot of people, singing is a hobby or a passion that will hopefully turn into a career.

That means singing practice is usually put aside because of school/work/family commitments.

Are you one of those people?

Sometimes, it’s because you feel like doing vocal exercises is a chore. You just want to sing your favourite songs.

I was like that once…

I used to feel that way too.

I am embarrassed to say this but I did not have a proper warm-up routine or even warm up my voice, until I became a vocal coach.

I realized I had to sing well to be a good teacher - not to mention setting a good example for my students.

I used to put off singing practice because there’s always too much work to be done (I used to be a high school classroom teacher).

Then, my vocal studio started expanding. So did the demands on my voice. My voice would start to get sore after teaching.

I knew I had to be vocally fit so I can teach day after day.

I swore to myself that I’d always warm up my voice first thing in the morning.

It used to take me 1.5 hours to get to work every morning. I would warm up my voice in the car so I could be ready for a whole day of teaching.

I was so glad that I had that routine in place because I would not be where I am today vocally if I had not done that years ago.

How to make time for singing

We make time for the things that are important to us.

Ask yourself: how badly do you want to be a better singer? If you really want to be a good singer, then you will make time to train your voice.

Many people think you need to practice 1 hour a day, at least 3 times a week to get good at singing…

Well yes, that would definitely help… but is it realistic?

If you go to school or work full time or have kids, free time is a luxury.

My advice is to practice as much as you can.

It can be 15 minutes a day, twice a week…

Or 30 minutes a day, once a week…

Or 5 minutes a day, 3 times a week…


When you are starting a new routine in life, starting small is better than no action at all.

Even when you are only practicing 5 minutes a day, twice a week, you will still be building this new habit that will eventually become something that you cannot do without.

In time, that habit will grow bigger and you will be able to make more time for singing than you ever thought possible.

If you do not know what techniques to start practicing, download my free ebook below:

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