Children will learn songs much more quickly and have more fun if gestures and motions are added, that go along with the words of the song. Begin each lesson with some simple stretches and posture exercises. Not only is this important to teach the child to sing with good posture, but it actually teaches them how to sing properly participate in a voice lesson by giving them simple, achievable tasks to succeed. Children are very enthusiastic and love to do physical activities.
Children do not have long attention spans. Keep activities fun and short, with good transitions to the next one to keep them interested. They are fun, happy creatures and they are attracted to people and activities that are also fun and happy. An over-abundance of enthusiasm is very effective.
Help children use a micro phone, record their voice and let them hear themselves out to make them understand how they are heard.
If the child makes a mistake, no matter how bad, don’t stop recording, encourage the child to go all the way to the end of the song. There is time enough later to make necessary corrections. For now, practice is what’s most important.
Make the child sing for at least a half an hour a day. More is better, as long as the child is not straining his/ her voice, the more he/she exercises his/her vocal cords, the better and stronger the voice will be.
Find the different ways the child’s voice makes sound, from the diaphragm, in the throat, in the nose: learn to isolate each type of sound you make. The more you know about how make sounds, the more you’ll be able to control those sounds.Read More