Singing Competitions – How They Help Children to Develop

The benefits of singing competition for children

Singing competitions – How they help children to develop: Singing competitions can be nerve-wrecking for any singer, never mind for a young in-experienced performer.  However there are many benefits for children that choose to enter singing competitions!

Confidence

Entering a singing competition can be a good way to help build a child’s confidence. Naturally they’ll be nervous, but we all thrive when we’re doing something we enjoy, and if you’re a singer then performing on stage to a live audience is a feeling like no other!

Everyone gets stage fright, but the more stage experience a performer gets, the better they learn to handle those nerves.

A singing competition is a good platform to gain stage experience in a safe professional environment. They will be surrounded by others in the exact same position so there is a great support network for them too.

Experience

Many children have dreams to become a singer, but the music industry is a difficult place to break into, especially without performance experience.

Singing competitions give children the chance to gain experience performing in front of an audience and on stage. Performing in front of an audience is vital experience for any professional singer, so many industry professionals will expect nothing less when looking to sign new talent.

Developing their voice

With feedback from the singing competition judges, you’ll be able to see which parts of the performance are strongest and which bits need a little work. Receiving feedback from music experts who have a wealth of knowledge regarding the singing industry is a vital tool for self-development as a singer.

Gaining exposure

A singing competition is often a chance for industry professionals to see you performing. With many competitions inviting A&R’s from record labels, there is a chance that the young singers are given further opportunities as a result of the attendance of these professionals.

Sometimes all it takes is the right person to attend a singing competition and give you the exposure you need to become a success in the music industry.

There are a number of ways to develop children as an act but singing competitions have proved for acts like Birdy and Luke Friend a great resource to improve to the level to be successful.

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