Creating Space

Yves Saint Laurent's workspace by Hedi Slimane

Yves Saint Laurent’s workspace by Hedi Slimane

A peaceful and inviting studio or practice space make can make a big difference to your musical practice. Yoga studios and art rooms are more often good examples of inviting and purpose driven spaces. You don’t need to have grand space or even a full room but carving out your ‘own space’ can inspired and enrich your practice.

Here’s five things that can make a space ideal for a focused singing practice…
Hydrate
Stock your space with tea or water to keep hydrated. The steam of a nice herbal tea will fill with the room with a nice scent without drying the air like a scented candle. Steam is very beneficial for your voice.

West Elm Owl Teapot Set

West Elm Owl Teapot Set

Refresh
Air is important for singers, so keep your practice space or studio refreshed and clean. You could add some indoor plants to naturally filter the air or keep a window open for a bit each day.

Anthropologie 'Carnival pots'

Anthropologie ‘Carnival pots’

Organise
I’m a bit guilty of letting piles of sheet music, books and notes accumulate, but nothing says ‘calm’ like a good looking, well kept bookshelf.

Illustration by Quentin Blake for Roald Dahl's Matilda

Illustration by Quentin Blake for Roald Dahl’s Matilda

Light
A space with good natural light is ideal, but you can supplement with the soft light of lamps to avoid a stark and clinical atmosphere. Mirrors are also great, serving multiple purposes- checking posture and presence, as well as reflecting light and creating the illusion of space.

open window

Originality
It’s important to make your studio or practice space somewhere inviting and where you’d like to spend time. Put your own spin onto it and add your own little vignettes, maybe through art or sentimental objects.

bells

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