Is Singing A Hobby? Thursday July 8 2021, 4:20 PM
Yona Marie
Singer, Songwriter, Producer.
Is Singing A Hobby?

The Act Of Singing Is Many Things 

Using your voice as a musical instrument can be considered many things, including a skill, a hobby, a talent, a career, and surprisingly even a workout.

If you're considering picking up singing as a hobby, get ready for a fun adventure that can take you very far into a series of complicated interests, cultures, skills, and career paths, depending on how far you'd like to take it!

Singing Was First Just A Hobby For Me

I grew up singing for fun around the house with no intention of taking it seriously.

I learned early on that many people like to sing in the shower, in the car, with friends, and in churches, but most people wouldn't bother taking up singing as a real skill to develop into something that could make them a living.

As I got more and more interested in singing, it became more than just a hobby. There are several places singing can take you if you let it. Here are just a few examples that I want to share my experience with. 


Your Singing Hobby Can Combat Depression

When I started singing as a hobby in grade school, it was a great way for me to release the negative emotions I was going through during those awkward puberty years.

I'd be getting teased at school or be left out from after-school hangouts with the cool kids and sadly make my way home alone to sing. It sounds like a boring life, but it actually got me through some pretty dark times. 

Singing releases endorphins into your brain that lift your spirits. It doesn't even matter if you're a good singer or not. The act of singing and really tapping into the passion you have for your favorite songs can help you feel emotionally lifted. 

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Your Singing Hobby Can Be A Great Method Of Worship

I still struggle with my attentiveness in a house of worship, but I am a devout Christian. One thing that keeps me connected spiritually is the worship experiences that almost always involve really good music.

I love singing worship songs alone, but it's even better to sing along with a crowd of people surrounding you and connecting with you while everyone is also connecting to God. 

If you're not a Christian, you can still get greatly in tune with your God or even nature itself with the hobby of singing. The spirituality that flows through music is something from which anyone can feel a blessing, no matter what they do or don't believe.

Do you want to just give thanks for the gift of music itself? Use your voice! You'll really feel that appreciation warming your soul as you indulge in this beautiful hobby of ours. 

Your Singing Hobby Can Turn Into A Career

If you're like me and have an interest in becoming a great singer, you should consider getting paid for your talents. The music industry offers a variety of ways to get paid as a singer.

Granted, it is tough to do since a lot of people in the world have the talent for singing, but if you use some creativity and perseverance, you can get quite far with singing as a career. 


I personally turned my hobby into a career, particularly in the field of studio singing. My career is not really well-known, and I often have to explain it when people ask, but I'm a session singer.

This means I get paid to record my singing in a studio (I have a home studio) where I sing for all types of projects from various clients, including other singers, musicians, producers, podcasts, and songwriters who need quality recorded vocals. 

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My clients are from all over the world, which really helps with the scalability of my business.

If I was confined to only doing local singing gigs, I wouldn't be able to pay my bills in the current pandemic, but thanks to the internet, I'm able to connect with people in need from thousands of different locations.

I record vocal work in many genres, including R&B, house, jazz, funk, rap, and pop. Check out some of my samples if you'd like!


In the end, singing is a multi-faceted activity that can be enjoyed in various ways, from simply singing in the shower to turning it into a lucrative career. As a hobby, singing can be therapeutic and help combat depression by releasing endorphins in the brain.

It can also serve as a method of worship, connecting us spiritually to a higher power or nature. And for those with talent and perseverance, singing can turn into a career, as there are many opportunities in the music industry for paid singers.

As someone who turned their singing hobby into a career as a session singer, I can attest to the many benefits and opportunities that come with pursuing this passion. With the help of the internet, I'm able to connect with clients from all over the world and record vocals in various genres.

So whether you're just singing for fun or considering a career in music, know that singing is a valuable and rewarding activity that can bring joy, healing, and success into your life.

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Yona Marie

As a session singer, writer, and producer that has worked with over 200 clients to provide high-quality jingles, singles, and features, Yona spends her time creating and marketing new music and helpful resources for creators. Her recent collaborations include work with PBS Sound Field, Tribe of Noise, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Check out Yona’s latest releases on her Spotify, her Youtube and share if you like it!

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