How Smiling Will Improve Your Singing

Have you ever noticed that really great singers always seem to be smiling when they sing?

(From top Left: Beyonce, Joan Sutherland, Pavarotti, Sam Smith, Audra McDonald, Placido Domingo, Sutton Foster)

Are they all just perpetually happy? Are they smiling because their singing technique is so damn great? Au contraire mon frère – their singing technique is so damn great because they’re smiling!! It doesn’t matter if it’s Beyonce or Joan Southerland, great singers across the board know that the secret to great resonance has to do with “the smile”. Whether they’re opera singers, pop singers or musical theater performers, when the camera clicks mid-phrase, they all look the same, they’ve all got “the smile”. You too can improve your singing resonance by incorporating the idea of “the smile”.

When a singer has “the smile”, it’s important to understand that it’s really not about showing off your pearly whites and saying cheese.

It’s actually about the shape you achieve on of the inside of your mouth when the outside of your face appears to be smiling. It’s that shape which has the biggest effect on your ability to create an amazing, resonant sound easily.

Do you want to know what the shape is and how do it? Curious how the “smile” can improve your singing? Watch today’s video!

You will learn:

  • At least six different hacks to find your own “smile” space
  • The best way to keep the “smile” throughout a phrase
  • How to find the “smile” no matter what vowel you’re singing

. . . . and so much more.



Once you’ve had the chance to watch I’d love to know:


Which smile hack worked best for you?

Were you able to feel the difference in your sound?

How can you put this into action into a song you are working on right now??


Upload a video of yourself singing with your “smile” and share the link in the comments below.


If you have friends or colleagues who could use a technique boost this week, share this post! As always, thanks you so much for reading, watching and sharing your journey with me!




3 thoughts on “How Smiling Will Improve Your Singing”

  1. So grateful for this information! I just was looking for tips on making my facial expressions more appealing while singing at church; this is way better!


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