For most vocal students, music theory alone is not enough and it is imperative to practice singing publicly to hone the skills necessary for vocal control. The vocalists who excel in maximizing their potential as singers are those who continually practice at every chance possible.
Let’s reacquaint with a famous question in which you should know the answer:
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
In this case, for our Toronto students, the question is “How do you get to Royal Thompson Hall to perform as the lead role?” Or “How do you get to the Canadian Amphitheatre to sing an original song of yours in front of thousands of people?”
The answer is to practice and sing your heart out at every waking chance.
There is of course a way to amplify your practice to make a much more profound impact on your career as an entertainer. And that is to practice singing publicly to become more comfortable with people watching and listening to your performance.
You can start with family and friends, but there comes a point when you’ll outgrow them because of how comfortable you already are. The real test is singing in front of a crowd of people you’ve never met before.
The more you perform in front of an audience, the more relaxed you become which allows you to explore more of your range and experiment with more of your potential.
Being part of a Toronto musical production is a great way to get a lot of experience singing in front of an audience, but you don’t always have that option.
In order to supplement the number of times you can practice with an audience why not try going to a Karaoke bar in Toronto?
There are a number of places in downtown Toronto that have Karaoke nights creating the perfect scenario for practicing your singing in front of an audience.
Here is a list of the places in Toronto you can check out and the nights they are offering Karaoke.
Bar + Karaoke
360 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S5
This is a place you may want to start with your family and friends to perfect the art of Karaoke. This is a private Karaoke place that offers your own individual rooms with a rate of $25/hour for a group of five.
This is ideal to get shake the jitters and eliminate any fears you have for singing in public. You can get used to singing the music that suits your style the best in front of the audience of your choice.
Visit their site for more details or you can check them out at Yonge St and Dundas:
One you’re ready to get in front of a bunch of strangers, here’s are some bars and restaurants you can try for each day of the week.
Mondays at Toby’s Bar and Eatery
411 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1
Tuesdays at The Fox: A Firkin Pub
Wednesdays at Penny’s Bar
Thursdays at The Real Jerk
Fridays at The Office Pub
Saturdays at The Gladstone Hotel
Sundays at Alice’s Place
If you’d like a more complete schedule with more options for Karaoke bars visit http://www.karaokeintoronto.com/ for a full list of the bars, lounges and restaurants for each day of the week.
Practice your singing voice in public places in Toronto
It’s become quite clear that Toronto has gained recognition as a city that produces stars and is home to many famous artists. You never know who might be watching when you’re singing your guts out at one of these local venues, so make sure to give it all you got. You would never get the chance if you don’t practice singing publicly.
Apart from being discovered, singing in public places will give you a lot for experience in dealing with the pressures of a live performance. Going to a Karaoke bar is a simple way to have fun and make your singing practice count for a lot more than singing to yourself in the mirror.
For the best vocal lessons Toronto offers, schedule an assessment and work with one of Canada’s top vocal coaches, Ian Garrett.
While Karaoke may be reserved for the adult vocalists, read about ways to encourage your children to practice more if your enrolled in kids singing lessons.