About Nancy Salwen

Nancy Salwen is a singing teacher and the founder of The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program, and the author of the book by the same name. She teaches singing to "non-singers," beginning singers, and anyone who wants to be more confident and expressive with their voice. She leads workshops in New England, New York City and California and teaches private lessons over Skype. In addition she is a Music for People certified workshop leader and leads music-based team building workshops for businesses and organizations, and an early childhood music educator and Music Together teacher and center director.

Meet Brendan!


Hello Everyone — Meet Brendan!

At the beginning of the pandemic he decided pursue his desire to learn how to sing. and has been taking singing lessons with me ever since.  

I love how he talks about shifting his thinking from, “I can’t do it” to “It’s a work […]

By |2022-05-17T10:38:29-04:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Love > Fear

Once you learn to LOVE your own voice — yup! I said that! — you’ll have an easier time learning how to sing. The activity in this video is a good place to start…

Learning to love your voice is a process. Here are a few […]

By |2022-04-26T09:27:23-04:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Word of the Year

The Word of the Year has become my favorite New Year’s ritual.

I wrote the article below 9 years ago when it was still a relatively new discovery for me. You’ll feel my enthusiasm around this practice of choosing a single word to embody the just right energy for moving into the […]

By |2022-01-07T18:57:48-05:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Creativity, Empowerment, Problem Solving|0 Comments

Facing My Own Fear: Song Writing

One of the scariest things for me is writing my own songs. This is where all my gremlins and negative inner voices pop up real fast.

You may know that my whole singing journey has been a journey through fear towards love. Have I shared that with you before? Probably here and […]

By |2021-01-21T12:55:23-05:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Singing with a Drone Note

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One of best things a beginning singer (or even someone who thinks they’re a “non-singer”) can do for themselves, is to sing with a long steady note, which I call a “drone” note.

This is a fantastic way to learn […]

By |2020-12-01T13:25:26-05:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just Make Some Noise!

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Beginner singers, and those who think of themselves as “non-singers” are often so discouraged, that they can’t even relax enough to get started. If you want to learn how to sing, the first step is to simply get comfortable with your voice. […]

By |2020-12-01T13:23:21-05:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sing the Alphabet!

Sing the letters of the alphabet using your own spontaneous melody, or the tune of any song you know, except for the regular old Alphabet Song you grew up with. (Oh ok — if you want to start with the Alphabet song you can, […]

By |2020-10-26T20:09:33-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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