Happy Friday! This week there was another lovely article making the rounds about why you should sing. I don’t mean why people who can sing well should sing, but why everyone should sing.
Reasons to sing range from improved overall health to increased presence as you get used to moving air. The benefits by now have been well cataloged and studied. I will add this. You should sing because you want to — because humans are wired to sing.
When people tell me they don’t sing it usually comes back to why they can’t sing. To which I say do it anyway. Your voice is not less worthy of expression because it lacks coordination or alignment. You should sing.
Today, take a moment. Pick a song. And, find a location where you can just let it loose. No judgment, no cruelty — just sing. It will make you feel good.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.