One of the first things you want to do in a singing lesson for an adult who can’t sing if find the ideal key of the song they’re working on. The instructor can also sing in the student’s key, which helps guide them to the right pitches as well as connect with the song.

The teacher must be patient, encouraging, and persistent. Here are a few other things to focus on to have a successful singing lessons for adults.

Breathing Exercises

Most vocal students do not understand the importance of proper breathing. They think that the breathing mechanism is unnatural, hard to learn, and separate from the performance itself. Yet, proper breath management is necessary for creating a clear, rich sound. It is crucial to sing properly. Without proper breathing, singing is like an exercise – it requires intense concentration. This technique helps the voice breathe easier and more efficiently.

Proper Posture

If you want to learn to sing well, you must first understand your body’s natural posture. Proper posture requires the balance of muscle groups. The majority of people sit and stand in poor posture, which becomes apparent when the muscles get tired or shift. Making sure that the knees, hips, and shoulders form a straight line as well as having good head and neck posture are important for good singing.


Many people who can’t sing, especially older people, have been told by their parents, friends, or misinformed voice teachers that they can’t sing. But, that doesn’t mean that they’re bad or untalented! But they do lack confidence. Which often results in holding back. So, be sure to work on diction so that their sound is more bold and easily understood.

Stay Loose

It’s easy for a singer who is taking voice lessons to focus too hard and become rigid. When this happens, they start holding muscles in their body, which ultimately leads to tension in the voice. Moving around and/or stretching to release these muscles during singing lessons for adults who can’t sing will help keep their voice loose. It also can improve breathing and reduce chances of vocal blockage.

Self-Critique & Encouragement

For many singers, the inability to sing well is the cause of much frustration, embarrassment, and shame. Also, remember that the voice is a part of the singer. So it’s easy for a singer to take criticism personally. This can lead to students hitting a wall much earlier than they would otherwise. So always be encouraging so that you can help them become a more confident singer.