Nancy Salwen

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 Diana!


Hello Everyone — Meet Diana!

I first met Diana at our workshop last year at Hallelujah Farm — what a joy it’s been to get to know her!

She’s a rare and wise spirit, and here she shares her thoughts on the richness of including music in her life, learning […]

By |2022-09-28T21:19:40-04:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

BREATH SUPPORT WITH A STRAW!

It’s amazing how much it helps when you support your singing with your BREATH!

Learn how with me right here…

Without good breath support, here’s what’s likely to happen:

Your throat gets tight, you have a hard time staying in tune, you feel anxious or panicky (like you’re running out of […]

By |2022-08-05T08:07:03-04:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2022-08-12T11:00:45-04:00April 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

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