If you’re the parent of a teenager who’s interested in signing, you should encourage him/her to take up singing lessons online. Here are three reasons why doing this would help your teenager:
1. Offer a creative outlet
You may think that getting your teenaged son/daughter to take voice lessons would add more load to his/her already busy schedule that's bogged down by schoolwork. But it could really offer him/her relief by allowing him/her to work on something he/she truly loves to do. Students need creative outlets (that's less stressful than their school and social lives) to channel their energy towards something creative. In the present scenario where social interactions are severely limited, music could be the ideal solution to keep your teenager creatively engaged.
2. Help develop a good work ethic
Getting your teenager enrolled in online singing classes would mean he/she will have to handle both small-term and long-term goals. While short-term goals could include memorizing a verse, singing a major scale, etc., the long-term ones could involve expanding the vocal range, performing a new song in an online recital, etc. Thus, your teenager would not only learn to plan and handle his/her weekly practice but even understand the importance of dedication and regular practice to achieve the desired results. He/she would also notice the consequences of not practicing adequately or neglecting the lessons. All these would help him/her develop a good work ethic that would serve him/her for the rest of his/her life.
3. Enjoy good vocal health
Teenagers aged 12-13 years are physically ready to start learning singing techniques. This means it’s the right time to get your son/daughter enrolled in an online music class if you find he/she is musically inclined. If not, the young singer may start copying the voices of some popular singers, whose music he/she loves and follows. Without proper guidance from an experienced vocal coach, this could cause unnecessary muscle tension and even make the teenager adopt unhealthy singing techniques that can soon become a habit. If these issues aren’t addressed fast by an expert music teacher, it could adversely affect his/her vocal longevity. If he/she continues singing this way, it may even possibly trigger vocal damage later in life. However, with guidance from an expert teacher, your teenager can build healthy vocal habits to develop his/her voice, which would help him/her become a healthy singer for a lifetime. Additionally, he/she would also learn to focus on overall health including eating nutritious meals, staying hydrated, having adequate sleep, etc. as all these will have a positive impact on his/her voice.