How to Overcome Stage Fright

ministry skills Mar 25, 2023

As a church singer, you have the honor and privilege of leading the congregation at Mass. However, it's not uncommon for the nerves to kick in and the stage fright to take hold. This could manifest in your heart POUNDING, shaky knees, shaky voice or sweaty palms!  But fear not, with the right mindset, you can begin to overcome stage fright and sing with more confidence. In this article, we will explore some basic techniques to help you strengthen your mind and overcome stage fright.  This is the first of 3 articles about overcoming stage fright.  In the articles, we will cover Mind, Body and Soul.

Visualize Yourself Cantoring/Singing

Visualization is a powerful tool that can help you overcome stage fright. Take some time before your cantoring to visualize yourself singing confidently and passionately in your church. Imagine the sound of your voice ringing out through the sanctuary and the congregation joining in with you. By focusing on a positive...

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3 Quick Tips to Improve Your Announcements


In this video, I discuss my favorite 3 tips for helping cantors improve their announcing skills.  Let's be honest, announcing is more than just saying "please join in singing" or in the case of a pandemic "please REFRAIN from singing".  Sorry, I couldn't resist!  It's time we think more deeply about every aspect of ministry and put our best foot forward!

If you want to work more on your vocal technique for FREE, check out my 3 Day Workshop for Church Singers.  You can find it here:

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