Updated: Jun 11, 2020
Toddlers start developing an interest at as young as 3 years old. Some children enjoy singing and performing so much that they start imitating their favourite singers on television. Some children start taking Pop Vocal lessons and/or Classical Vocal lessons at as young as 3 years old. It is never too early to start building on their foundations. With the right guidance, they too, can become the next singing sensation.
Here are 3 ways on how they can find their own singing voice and improve on their singing.
1) Understanding their vocal range
Always wonder why your child don't sound like the artiste they love?
Here's how understanding their vocal range comes into place.
When a child is singing a popular and challenging song they love, example, Into The Unknown, it is a song with a very big range. Children usually have a thinner and smaller vocal chords and thus that will affect their vocal range. The lowest note a child can reach is about G3 and the highest is C5. When a child with an undeveloped voice sings, usually they will sound very breathy and airy or even go the opposite way of pushing more, they might end up shouting. It is important for them to receive vocal trainings to understand how to mix their chest voice and head voice, to create a mixed voice so that they can prevent damaging of the voice.
2) Teaching Method
Children generally learn through ear training, memory and play. Relative pitching exercises, like the kodaly method as well as singing in solfege helps children relate the notes that they are singing.
Singing in solfege allows the kids to recognise how high and low the note is going and it will make singing much easier for them. Not only can they learn solfege by singing, they can learn it by the different hand signs as well.
3) Allowing your child to hear themselves
Besides learning singing with Piano or music accompaniment, we should also let children sing without them to ensure that they can hear themselves and know that they are on pitch.
This way, they'll have more awareness of their voices and pitches.
If you have questions on how your child can develop their voices to their full potential, do visit https://www.maddspace.com.sg/sing, or drop us a message!