Confucius said,"those who know are worse off than those who are interested, and those who are interested are worse off than those who enjoy it." To train up students’ confidence, the first is to arouse their interest. Interest is the motivation to think, investigate and explore more different knowledge. As Tolstoy said,"Successful teaching needs not mandatory, but rather to stimulate students’ interest and enthusiasm". Interest and confidence are always complements, and only until students are interested in singing, they would be able to sing with confidence and acquire singing techniques. Interest is not innate, it relies guidance and training to develop. Singing coaches should teach singing by an interactive and lively way in a relaxed atmosphere. Adjust the teaching method according to student’s physical and psychological characteristics is crucial for enhancing singing techniques of them and stimulating every students’ interest towards singing.
Music lessons and vocal training courses have its own characteristics, and every song has its own context as well. Vocal coaches can teach singing by using stories and languages according to the context of songs. Showing the story of the song through multimedia screen also helps to create a colorful and interesting environment to nurture students’ singing skills and interest towards singing and music, resulting a huge motivation to learn, happy to accept new knowledge about singing, and enjoy the learning process of singing. This also helps to improve teaching quality and effectiveness.
However, from a psychological point of view, attention cannot be sustained for a primary one or two student in class, the most they can stay concentrated is 10 minutes. If children are not able to concentrate in class, they are not able to acquire singing skills and complete different songs. They are unable to understand the lyrics and express the message of the song as well.
So, it is essential to apply effective methods to help students stay concentrated in class to learn to sing. Our singing coaches are experienced and we will definitely help students to stay focused and learn the singing techniques.