The voice is a very powerful, versatile and unique instrument. With mucosal membranes the
size of your pinky nail, it has the power to change the world. Despite this, our greatest
challenge as vocalists is the negative-bias perspective of our own mind.
In my years of experience, I have truly come to know the importance of the psychology of
singing, and how that directly impacts the progress and growth of any vocalist. There have
been countless times where students display feelings of guilt, shame or disappointment
within themselves when failures arise during their practice or within their lessons. A fixed
mindset coupled with a need to compare oneself, self-criticise and devalue their progress is
one of the most common observations leading to overwhelming and surrendering emotion.
It is by far one of the most heartbreaking moments to witness in so many aspiring and
professional singers. So, reminding students not to take their voice so personally seems to
bring a new approach to failure. This can be achieved by acknowledging that their feelings
are a demonstration of their passion and determination, and reminding them that their voice,
much like any muscle, requires persistence, time and training to master.
Our voice is the gateway to our soul and is directly impacted by our physical, mental and
emotional health. So, be kind to it, be kind to you. Failures are a part of the journey and are
an amazing opportunity to try again.
Tina Alcorace | Founder