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Singing Lessons For Kids

Oct 27th 2015 at 3:39 PM

Make singing lessons for kids Easy and enjoyable with these 5 tips

There is nothing as enjoyable as listening to kids sing. It is even better if the kids are trained, as their voices and pitches will be harmonized; making them to produce those meticulous keys in a song in a much enjoyable manner than if you listened to the same song on radio. So, whether you are a music teacher for children, or you are a parent seeking to introduce your kids to singing lessons, the following tips can help you guide them towards perfection in as far as singing is concerned.

Start the lesson with some stretching and warm up

Kids need a lot of preparation and warm up exercises before they can engage in some serious work such as learning how to sing. Let them jog a bit, stretch and teach them the right postures before you can finally commence on the day’s lesson.

Involve simple breathing techniques in your classes

Singing lessons for kids does not have to be a complicated issue. How we breathe, in a great way affects your sound variations and pitching techniques in a great manner. As such, the children should be taught first how to breathe in and out without their shoulders moving up and down, and then aloe them to make hissing, buzzing and humming sounds before you can then involve some real music sounds.

Begin by teaching vowel sounds and then scales

Some teachers introduce solfege syllables such as DO RE MI FA SO before teaching vowel sounds. Though the scale sounds may appear meticulous to kids’ ears, the kids may find it difficult comprehending them than the vowel sounds. In any case, vowel sounds can be easier to master especially if they are pronounced regularly and if done in the right manner. Later you can introduce the scales in their ascending order as the kids continue to use them well.

Sing through a yawn

It sounds strange, right? But in real sense, singing through a yawn simply means making music sounds by having the tongue lie flat and then make humming sound as the throat is open. The importance of this exercise is to harness the tones in the children’s voices. It is very simple and enjoyable and yet it produces good results.

Have singing competitions in front of the class

One way of making sure that each child perfects their vocal cords and produces the best sounds they can is by allocating some time to listen to each of them sing. Have them sing both individually and at group level, and then try and correct them nicely where they need to change. Also remember that kids enjoy attention, listening to them during singing lessons for kids can hence be a good time to have them showcase what they’ve got.

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