Advice Blog

March Madness – Wintery Spring Mix Edition

I hope everyone is enjoying their snow day. Here is another round of dispelling vocal myths!

  1. In order to sing, one must have breath support.
  • This is something that is a constant conversation in the singing community. I personally think that the term “breath support” is unhelpful. What are you “supporting”? I prefer the term “breath energy” instead. It allows the term to be a bit more broad and individually focused.
  1. One must stay away from cold water before singing.
  • Hydration is important in general. Cold water can cause the muscles in the throat to contract if they are cold – ideally, when singing, we want the throat to be as relaxed as possible. Therefore, most people recommend drinking room temperature water.