30 Vocal Tips in 30 Days
Tip No. 6: Have Fun Singing in a Group
Choirs are for other people. Until you join one.
Once you do, you realize how transformative it is to sing in a group; to have your voice be melded into the greater whole of music and complex sound waves. Singing in a group gets you out of the house, moving your body, and interacting with other people. It cheers you up, enriches your day and your life, and gives you a vehicle through which to add beauty to the world. According to my neuroscience hero, Daniel Levitin, it even releases oxytocin, the hormone of bonding, in the singer.
If you’re afraid to try out for a choir, please don’t be. Music people are generally pretty nice. People who run volunteer choral groups are generally especially nice.
TAKEAWAY: If you like to sing, the easiest, cheapest, most available way to get you off your butt, bring you joy, and allow you to contribute positively to the world, is to #joinasinginggroup or #joinachoir