5 Reasons You Should Add Singing to your Acting Coaching Regiment

Mar 11, 2023 | Acting

The modern performing arts world is demanding more and more out of its talent. Everywhere you look, there’s a pop star in a movie and a movie star in a band. These occurrences aren’t an accident. Casting teams are requesting multi-talented actors more and more often in breakdowns. 

If you’re an actor, don’t wait until a big audition to get your singing up to snuff. Adding singing to your training regimen can help you become a complete performer and take your skills as an actor to the next level. Here are five reasons singing should be a part of your actor’s training regimen.

1.   You Are Your Instrument

I always tell my students, “you are your instrument.” The voice is one of the most significant parts of that instrument. They call the people watching you an audience, as in audio. An actor’s voice plays a major role in delivering their performance to those watching their work. Singing lessons can help an actor get the most out of their instrument. 

Vocal coaching improves your voice’s diction, tone, and range. These improvements will allow you to use your voice and the text unrestrainedly. Added vocal freedom will help you become a more impactful actor and powerful storyteller. 

2. Freeing Up Your Voice

Have you ever struggled to express yourself when “choked” with emotion? Singing can help you free up your voice and express yourself freely when performing emotional scenes. 

Furthermore, learning the fundamentals of singing can help you gain control over your breath support system and add deeper resonance to your voice, making it easier to project without straining yourself. 

3. Improved Accents and Dialects

Voice lessonscan help you understand how to make different sounds through the shapes and spaces you create in your mouth. This skill set translates beautifully to accent and dialect work. It enables you to match the physical demands of any accent and dialect you come across. Most importantly, this work helps you bring your honest voice to your next character with an accent. 

4. Range 

When actors improve their vocal range, they simultaneously improve the emotional range of their work. Actors can use their vocal training to convey emotion more effectively. They can also tap into their sense of rhythm and timing to make subtle changes in line delivery, intonation, and articulation that can bring a script to life.

All these elements come together to give the actor an edge over their competition and give them a wider range of expression.

 5. Marketability 

Point blank: Adding singing to your tool kit makes you more marketable. The transferable skills of singing are excellent, but at the end of the day, learning to sing opens you up to more opportunities. This skill set makes you more appealing to agents, directors, and casting teams. 

The integration of singing into an actor’s training can free their voice, expand their range of expression, and make them more marketable. 

If you’re looking for a unique and comprehensive approach to vocal training taught by teachers with experience in acting and singing, look no further than The Danny Greenberg Studio. Contact us now for your first vocal assessment.