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Sing These Shapes to Improve Your Skills

This Easy Exercise Can Really Help You Sing Better

Even though it’s really simple, you’ll be integrating your visual, kinetic (movement), sensory, and auditory learning styles as you vocalize sounds that relate to the shapes on the page.

Sing the shapes in the picture in whatever way feels and sounds natural to you. Do it a few times. Then scroll down to the audio track below the picture and listen to me singing my interpretation of these […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Discover Your Singing Breath

This video-tip is extracted from my free “6 Fun & Easy Tips for ‘Non-Singers’ Who Wish They Could Sing” e-book, which you can get by clicking here.

Breathing and breath support are important for any singer. Our breath and voice are connected, and when building our singing skills, it’s super helpful to understand how to engage the power of our breath.

Here’s a Nice Automotive Analogy…

The air you breathe in […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Wonder What We Do in Workshops?

You’ve heard me talk about how magical these Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshops are, but you still may not understand quite what happens when you attend. Although I always customize each workshop around whoever is in the room — their strengths, challenges, goals, etc., there are elements and activities that I include at almost every workshop:

Use of Toning / Drone notes

What does this mean? It’s very simple really…

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

My Interview in the Podcast “I Always Wanted To…”

I was recently interviewed by life coach Liz Sumner, of Next Third Coaching, for her new Podcast, I Always Wanted to…” I was actually her inaugural interview because it was my story and work that gave her the inspiration to do this. So there’s an honor, right?! Liz lives in Italy, so this happened over an international Skype connection, adding a little bit of European spice.

I was excited to share my […]

By |June 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

11 Ways to Become a Musical Family

I wrote this article a while back for an early childhood magazine. Every single tip here applies to adults as well — so read on and be inspired. Do these activities for/with yourself and know that you are awakening and encouraging your own musical inner child.

There are many ways you can make your life, your home, and yourself more musical. And if you have people in your life […]

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Singing, Replace Cringe with Curiosity

In workshops and lessons, we do our best to create a judgement-free zone, where we can let go and really explore our voices, partly because it’s fun (and beginning singers need to find out that singing can be fun), and also because when you’re locked in by constant judgement it’s practically impossible to think straight or hear clearly, much less to learn how to sing. I say, “Let’s replace cringe and judgement with […]

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get the NEW Fear of Singing Book! Includes Online Audio Tracks & Videos.

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Upcoming Schedule

Friday, June 28, 6pm — Sunday, June 30, 2pm
From Fear to Joy: Discover Your Inner Singer! Weekend Workshop/Retreat
Stone Church Arts / Immanuel Retreat Center
Bellows Falls, Vermont
$325/commuter
$425/shared room
$485/single room
(All meals included)
Click here to register or for more information
(These early-bird prices increase by $30 after 6/20)

Sunday, August 18, 9:00-4:00
Fear of Singing Breakthrough Full-Day Workshop/Retreat
Stone Church Arts Center
Bellows Falls, Vermont
$130/person – w/o lunch
$145/person – includes catered lunch
Click here to register or for more information

Sunday, September 22, Morning 10:00-1:00
Keep on Singing! Alumni Workshop
For anyone who has previously attended a Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
$50/Person
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Sunday, September 22, Afternoon 2:00-6:00
Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
$85/Person
Click here to register or for more information

Sunday, October 18, 9:00-4:00
Fear of Singing Breakthrough Full-Day Workshop/Retreat
Stone Church Arts Center
Bellows Falls, Vermont
$130/person – w/o lunch
$145/person – includes catered lunch
Click here to register or for more information

Sunday, November 10, Morning 10:00-1:00
Keep on Singing! Alumni Workshop
For anyone who has previously attended a Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop
Manhattan, NY
$50/Person
Click here to register or for more information

Sunday, November 10, Afternoon 2:00-6:00
Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop
Manhattan, NY
$85/Person
Click here to register or for more information

What People Are Saying —

“I just want to let you know how much I am enjoying the singing lessons. I haven’t had this much pure fun since I was in the third grade. It really is liberating for an old codger like me to just cut loose and make joyful noise like I did back then.”
– Brian, Adult Singing Student

“As a private lesson student with Nancy, with a lot of fear of singing, I found after just one session my confidence grow. I attended a birthday party, and when the candles on the cake were lit, I immediately led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday”! You have no idea what a big step this was for me!”
– Melanie, Workshop Participant and Private Student

“My mother, Charmian, called me this morning pretty euphoric. She said that she “finally felt free”. That she’d thought all her life that she was only capable of making a croaking sound but, instead, had heard herself sing one high note and one note in the middle that was really a tone. She’s always had fifth chakra issues, sore throats, laryngitis, power speaking, etc. This week, when she goes to her meditation meeting, she’ll join in the ‘oohming’ part for the first time.

She said that the workshop ‘changed her life’ after 94 years of being shut down/out.

This was an enormous breakthrough for her. Your program was so well structured and led with such enthusiasm and joy. Congratulations to you. What a gift for everyone there.” With gratitude,”
– Cathy (Daughter of 94 year old workshop participant!)

“The lessons made me feel a lot more comfortable with my voice, and singing in front of people. Also, I think that I’m better at staying on pitch, and getting the pitch right the first time. Plus lessons were just a lot of fun! I really enjoyed them! Thank you again. Hope to see you next summer!“
– Ruth, Teenage Singing Student

“It surprised me how easy it was most of the time, to let go and just sing and make sounds. One thing I really like about Nancy’s teaching is that she brings a straight forward can-do energy to the group, allowing for fears and nervousness but not focusing on those.”
– Workshop Participant