From Fear to Joy:
Discover Your Inner Singer!
A weekend workshop/retreat for “non-singers,” beginning singers, or anyone who wants to become more confident and expressive with their voice!
5pm Friday, June 28th –  2pm June 30

Stone Church Arts / Immanuel Retreat Center
Bellows Falls, Vermont

EARLY BIRD PRICES:
$485/person — Single Room & All Meals
$425/person — Shared Room & All Meals
$325/person — Commuter, Includes All Meals

Register for the Retreat!

(Note: These are the early-bird prices — price increases by $30 on June 21st!)

What people are saying about the workshop…

Nancy describes the 2018 workshop… The upcoming 2019 workshop starts on Friday, June 28th!

singing workshop for beginners in Vermont

We’ll probably start off in this room.

And we’ll probably spend some time singing in here, when we want a change of scene. If the weather’s nice we might take a walk and check out some different acoustics…

This is the outside of the Stone Church.

I’m hoping we might get to go inside the church and see how our voices sound in this beautiful space!

If you’re hanging out after the workshop, you might want to check out the Flat Iron Exchange, a funky little coffee shop that often has a jazz band playing on Saturdays from 5:00-7:00. Perfect timing, right?

Claim your birthright, and step into the joy of singing! Whether you’re a “non-singer” who wishes you could sing, or a more experienced singer who would like to delve deeper into the magic of your own voice, this weekend retreat/workshop is for you!

  • If you can talk you can sing! — yes, EVEN YOU!!

  • Learn in a way that’s supportive, comfortable & fun

  • Discover or re-discover your unique voice

  • Feel the sound of your own voice in a whole new way

  • Experience the profound joy of singing in a supportive group

  • Become more confident – experience some singing success!

  • Empower yourself by doing things you didn’t think you could!

  • Take home new skills & tools to continue the journey!

“I really surprised myself, in many ways. I had a wonderful time and came away with more confidence than I felt possible!”
– A Workshop Participant

Through a combination of games, improvisation and simple songs from around the world we’ll explore different aspects of the voice.

Did you know that adults & teens can learn to sing in much the same way a child learns language — through immersion and play?! 

In that spirit, we’ll…

  • Create a space of non-judgement, and replace the “cringe,” with curiosity!

  • Make all kinds of crazy sounds and noises — just to discover what we’ve got!

  • Learn to listen differently and more deeply.

  • Discover the profound joy of boldly singing with other people!

  • Dig into different learning styles, discovering YOUR best inroads to music learning.

  • Discuss the basics of music theory, so you’ll understand more about how songs work.

  • Sing familiar songs and learn new ones!

We’ll create a tool kit of accessible techniques for you to take home and use as you develop your skills. Discover the joy of your unique voice and let go of that old idea that singing isn’t for you!

“Nancy has helped me along the journey of bringing what I hear inside my head into the world. She brings a patience and a kindness to her process that focuses on joy and emphasizes the pleasure of singing. She has helped me replace my perceptions of singing failure with success, and anxiety with relaxation.”
– Chris, Singing Student

Built-In Relaxation Time…

  • Take a walk around town or in the county

  • Do a little drawing or artwork (I’ll bring some supplies)

  • Check out the groovy local coffee shop, and other shops in town

  • Sing around the campfire if weather allows

We want you to leave this workshop, inspired, relaxed and refreshed! 


Ready to sign up now?



“Nancy seems to have an endless basket of teaching tools and they were all enjoyable. I especially liked moving, scatting and adding rhythm-making to our singing.”
– Workshop Participant

Spend the weekend in Bellows Falls, Vermont, a historic little town nestled on the Connecticut River.

Just North of Brattleboro, Vermont, and across the River from Walpole, New Hampshire, Bellows Falls is convenient to the Monadnock Region, and  makes a great weekend getaway for visitors from the city. With its own Amtrack stop, the town is complete with a movie theatre (and music venue), book store, hotels, great restaurants, thrift stores, and a great little coffee shop (see photo on left). By car, Bellows Falls is about a half hour from Keene and Brattleboro.

Stone Church Arts / Immanuel Retreat Center, in their own words…

“A Broad View of Growth and Learning…

We strive to be a place apart where a free and open exploration of music, art and spirituality is fostered, where people come to study, learn, pray, practice, contemplate, discern, teach, think, and grow. We encourage interdisciplinary explorations, such as music and art therapy, and the freedom to discern one’s own path to personal and spiritual growth. We provide resources such as our library of western spirituality, access to spiritual direction, and instruction in various contemplative practices, all offered from a place of openness and understanding.”