Getting to better efficiency in breathing for singing is a worthy goal, but sometimes we miss the very first step! Especially if you've been singing for a long time, it's easy to forget all the little in-between steps that we had to take to get to mastery of a certain skill. It's often called "The Curse of Knowledge," and it can happen to anyone about any thing.
Breathing for singing can sometimes be a difficult thing for students to get a good handle on. That can seem odd, because it's just breathing after all, but especially for students who have perfectionistic tendencies, they can focus so much on getting it right that they miss finding the freedom.
Finding freedom starts with awareness in the body. This is more difficult for some folks than for others, and often it needs to happen for themselves in their own private rehearsal instead of in the voice studio with a teacher observing. Once students feel safe enough with you and in their own bodies, exploration can take place together.
In this One-Minute Voice Lesson I tell you my favorite secret for cultivating an awareness of how breathing muscles feel in your own body. The best part is that it can be shared with your students to give them ideas and a little nudge to try this one out for themselves. You can click on the YouTube icon to get to my YouTube channel, and then share it with your studio from there. If you try it out, I'd love to hear how it goes!