My throat closes when I try to sing in front of my coach

My throat closes when I try to sing in front of my coach

    
My throat closes when I try to sing in front of my coach    20:17 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017          

ladyfupa
(1 point)
Posted by ladyfupa

I began to take lessons and stuff recently, but I've always looooved singing. So, I've been singing for a little while now. The thing is, I can sing in front of certain people without any problem at all, and we all agree that I have a pretty good voice; but for some reason, when I sing in front of my coach my throat closes and comes out is h o r r i b l e. I overcame my fear of singing a while ago, but my throat still closes whenever I try to sing in front of him. My range decreases and my voice sounds like a 3 year-old's, but as soon as I get out of there my singing voice goes back to normal. What the hell is wrong with me?!?!

Like, the idea of singing in front of him does not make me nervous anymore, it's rather the fact that I know my throat will close and I will !****! up that really messes with me. I reaaaally want to show my potential and shine, my one dream is to sing and be a star... but I'm very worried that this might not ever go away and I'm not gonna be able to do it

Please, please help me.


Re: My throat closes when I try to sing in front of my coach    10:23 on Thursday, September 21, 2017          

BOTHiE_RED
(48 points)
Posted by BOTHiE_RED

Hi,
I just have the same problem... and I don't want to change my coach as she is a perfect singer.
Last year I had an attempt to overcome it. I just MADE myself sing very LOUDLY every time I sang with my coach. And this helped. Then I caught a cold... I gave up singing just for two weeks... but that was enough to turn it all back...


Re: My throat closes when I try to sing in front of my coach    10:26 on Friday, September 29, 2017          

MattRamsey
(6 points)
Posted by MattRamsey

This is very common. The idea that it's sing in front of your friends, family, boyfriend and girlfriend, but when singing in front of a "vocal coach", someone who KNOWS good singing, you feel your throat closing.

Totally understandable, but I would wonder what the vocal coach is doing to encourage you to relax. Are they accommodating and understanding where this issue is coming from, or are they just trying to roll over it? Singing is just as much mental as physical and it's important for the coach to understand that you are dealing with this.

Additionally, what exercises are you working on together? There are lots of exercises designed to release throat tension that could be used to help free you up. Such as a lip trill or sirens.


Re: My throat closes when I try to sing in front of my coach    11:34 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017          

MattRamsey
(6 points)
Posted by MattRamsey

Hey y'all, here's a video with some exercises that are designed to release throat tension.
Have you done any of these?
https://youtu.be/sJQx3VsTkGI

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Re: My throat closes when I try to sing in front of my coach    10:17 on Sunday, October 15, 2017          

BOTHiE_RED
(48 points)
Posted by BOTHiE_RED

Easier said than done... But I will try it, thank you very much!


   




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