- Step 1: Relax your jaw and throat Relax your jaw and throat before trying to project. If you're tight when your voice is projected, it will not sound to its full potential.
- Step 2: Breathe from your stomach Breathe from your stomach and not your shoulders and chest.
- TIP: Yawning is great practice for how to relax and open your throat and jaw. Yawn as a pre-performance exercise.
- Step 3: Open everything up Open everything as wide as possible. Relax your body and push your voice out.
- Step 4: Use your whole body Use your whole body, from the ground up. Push your voice up through your diaphragm, your chest, and your throat, and then out of your mouth.
- TIP: Aim your voice at a specific spot in the back of the theater and try to make your voice hit the spot crisply and clearly.
- Step 5: Have confidence Know your performance piece well so you can be confident on stage. The more confident you are, the more your voice will naturally project.
- Step 6: Have fun on stage Have fun on stage. The more excited, confident, and loose you are; the better and more natural your voice will sound. Break a leg!
- FACT: Did you know? Luciano Pavoratti won a Grammy Award in 1979 and another in 1980.
You Will Need
- Relaxation techniques
- Reading or singing material