Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer and Singing

Ah summer is on its way and I am looking forward to a relaxing, but song filled summer!  What better time to get working on new goals for singing and enjoying music than one filled with the motivation of nature and a little unstructured time.  If you are anything like me, a little organization going in to the chaos of summer can help you feel like you accomplished something while getting in some relaxation as well.

Whether you are signed up for a summer singing program or just plan to cruise and relax, take a moment to map out when you might be able to squeeze in some practice time or even research new repertoire.  Do you have a day of the week that is more productive than others?  Want to establish a workout routine for the summer months? Work in a singing one at the same time!  Try approaching summer as being a fun but productive time and try something like this!  It may vary a bit (like when you are on vacation or participating in a week long camp), but overall you will feel good about getting somewhere with your singing.

If you know you are most productive earlier in the week and in the morning, yet also want to add workouts to your summer plan,  plan your practice time accordingly.  You can workout on alternating days and rotate that with practicing in the morning.  In other words, workout Monday and Wednesday and practice Tuesday and Thursday.  Then get on with having fun during the rest of the day (or working:-).  Toss in a little extra practice time when we have a rainy day and pool or beach time is limited.  You have worked in some time to work on your craft during a slower time of the year so that you don't lose the progress you made during the school year and can continue to move forward with your singing skills and repertoire. 

Hope you find this helpful and happy singing!

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