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.

Happy Book Launch Party

That it was! Thanks to everyone who showed up to my book launch party last weekend — and to all the messages of support from those who couldn’t make it. It was lovely to visit with people from so many parts and times of my life who I feel so fortunate to know. I’m a lucky […]

By |2017-01-19T13:58:33-05:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Singing Makes You Smarter

Back in grade school, whether music class or chorus was your favorite time of the week or the most terrifying, practicing music probably helped you in ways you didn’t know about. Even your teachers may not have realized this, but experts now know that practicing a musical instrument, […]

By |2019-02-13T14:11:08-05:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

First stop on the Fear of Singing book tour:
The Toadstool in Keene, NH!

We had a great book event at the Toadstool on Saturday! Sold a bunch of books, and met some new people. Everyone was so game to try the exercises that our interactive conversation turned into a full-blown class!

Here we are, getting a sense of how different the sensations are in our body when we sing high, than […]

By |2019-02-13T14:11:08-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Creative Thread

Now that I’ve finished the book I’m turning back to the source — creativity is what it’s all about. Taking the time to delve a little deeper, and to have faith in my own courses of creative action. So that might be singing, playing guitar, banjo, drums, drawing or […]

By |2019-02-13T14:11:08-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Published my Book!!!!!!!!!!!

fosbookcover3dflat2Yes Indeed! For the last 5 years I’ve work, work, worked on my book, “The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program: Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can’t Carry a Tune!” and now it is completed, finished, done! I can do other things now (like publicize my […]

By |2019-02-13T14:11:08-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SS–SS–SS–SSSSssss… Supporting Your Voice with Your Breath

Here’s a quick singing tip that will help singers of all experience levels! I do this simple exercise with all my students because it’s the easiest, most effective way I know of to learn diaphragmatic breathing. When we connect the power of our breath to our voice, singing instantly becomes more fun and natural.

Why don’t you try this […]

By |2016-12-28T23:47:02-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2-Year Old Sings the Blues – 2

Is this not the coolest thing ever? This is a real honest to God, heartfelt, blues improv, by a 2-year old!

The value of listening and responding unselfconciously – this is what we learn to do at Music for People, a fantastic organization devoted to improvising music. The guidebook for the program is called Return […]

By |2019-02-13T14:11:08-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments