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How to Become a Singer

If you think your shower singing will translate to the stage, then professional singing might be the career for you.


  • Step 1: Sing in front of people Join a choral group or participate in a community theater musical where you can sing in front of an audience.
  • Step 2: Practice Set aside time to practice. Finding a reliable rhythm and routine is the key to improvement.
  • Step 3: Imitate singers Imitate your favorite singers from varying musical genres.
  • TIP: Invest in a keyboard to practice scales.
  • Step 4: Get a vocal coach Find a vocal coach who can offer objective criticism. You will be required to work hard but your singing will improve.
  • Step 5: Enter karaoke Enter karaoke and other talent competitions.
  • Step 6: Make a demo Create a demo, choosing a song that best showcases your talents.
  • Step 7: Contact clubs Contact clubs and try to book appearances. Many clubs host amateur or open mic nights.
  • Step 8: Hire an agent Hire an agent who has contacts with clubs or studios. And don't forget to promote yourself!
  • FACT: Did you know? The rain in "Singin' in the Rain" consisted of a mixture of milk and water so it would show up better on film.

You Will Need

  • Vocal range
  • Talent
  • Confidence
  • A vocal coach
  • A demo
  • An agent
  • A keyboard (optional)

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