Singing is a whole body experience, so it is important to relieve physical stress and start in the right way with a few relaxation exercises before singing. Follow our 5 step singing warm-up routine below:
1. Neck Stretch
Look as far left as you can, then right. Repeat facing your chin downwards and upwards.
2. Shoulder Roll
Rotate your shoulders forwards, and then backwards. Then squeeze them upwards, and release.
Flex and relax the muscles around your mouth and cheekbones.
4. Tongue Roll
Place your tongue between your front teeth and lips. Rotate clockwise around your mouth, and then anticlockwise. Repeat x 10, x 6 and x 4. Then try to touch your chin with the tip of your tongue.
5. Full Body Stretch
Hold for 10 seconds each:
City Academy run singing lessons across London - learn to sing, develop your voice and perform with classes in:
1. Start with: Singing Lessons - Beginners or Singing Foundation
2. Then: Pop & Rock Singing, Blues & Gospel Singing, Musical Theatre Singing, Jazz & Soul Singing and Opera Singing
3. Perform in: one of our six choirs across London
4. Extras: write your own music in our Songwriting classes