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How often should I practice my trans voice to actually see some progress?

trans voice Nov 17, 2023

Hey there, friends! So, I was hanging out on TikTok Live the other day, and someone popped the question we've all been pondering: "How often should I practice my trans voice to actually see some progress?" Well, buckle up, because here's my take on it.

Picture this: "Hi, I really want to work on changing my voice. How often do you recommend practicing to see progress?" That was the question, and it got me thinking. You know what? It's not about how often you practice; it's more about how regular you are. If you're doing it every day for a week and then letting it gather dust for a month, it's not the most effective strategy.

My golden rule? Consistency is key. Whether it's once a day for just 5 minutes, three times a week, or even once a week—any amount of practice is a step in the right direction. The real secret sauce? Choose an amount that fits seamlessly into your life. It's not about burning out; it's about sustaining the journey.

Now, let's talk sustainability and regularity. These two factors matter way more than the time spent in any single practice session. I always say, aim to do less than you think you can. Anything beyond that is a bonus. Trust me; I've been there.

So, what's the deal with this whole trans voice practice thing? It's a journey, not a race. We're all unique, and our paths aren't meant to be identical. Find your rhythm. Make it yours. Embrace the process.

I can't stress enough how important it is to integrate your practice seamlessly into your life. If you're pushing yourself too hard, it might not be sustainable. I mean, life happens, right? But if you can find that sweet spot where practice becomes a regular, manageable part of your routine, you're golden.

Here's a little nugget of wisdom I've gathered along the way: sustainability and regularity matter more than intense practice. It's about creating habits that stick, making trans voice practice a part of who you are. Think about it like watering a plant. Consistent, regular care will yield better results than sporadic bursts of attention.

So, why am I all about sustainability and regularity? Because it's not just about the time you put in; it's about the impact on your journey. If you can commit to a sustainable practice routine, you're setting yourself up for success. It's like setting a steady pace in a marathon—it's the key to reaching that finish line.

Now, I get it. Life is busy, and finding time can be a challenge. But trust me, even if it's just a few minutes a day or a couple of times a week, it adds up. Small, consistent efforts are the building blocks of progress.

I've always found that the sweet spot lies in doing less than you think you can. Why? Because it takes the pressure off. And here's the beauty of it: anything beyond that becomes a victory. It's all about setting realistic goals, being kind to yourself, and celebrating every step, no matter how small.

So, my friends, if you're on this trans voice journey with me, remember this: sustainability and regularity are your best allies. It's not a sprint; it's a marathon. Find your rhythm, make it a part of your routine, and enjoy the process. And hey, if you want more tips on trans voice practice, sign up for my newsletter. We're in this together!

Hi, I'm Renée! (they/them)

I'm a queer, nonbinary, and disabled singer, songwriter and gender-affirming voice teacher. 

I've been a voice teacher for over twelve years, I have four full-length albums out, and I have degrees in physics, jazz, and songwriting.

I love creating, I love figuring things out, but most of all, I love helping people.

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