Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop ONLINE January 2021Nancy Salwen2020-11-13T21:30:29-05:00
Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop
For “non-singers,” beginners, or anyone who wants to be more comfortable and expressive with their voice!
Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can’t Carry a Tune! Saturday, January 9th, 1:00-4:00 EST
Start learning to sing in a fun, supportive atmosphere!
What people are saying…
If you’ve wanted to sing in a chorus, wished you could sing along with friends, wanted to feel more comfortable singing the Happy Birthday song, or even just get more out of singing by yourself, this full-day workshop is the perfect first step!
If you can talk you can sing!
Yes, EVEN YOU!!
Learn in a way that’s supportive, comfortable & fun
Discover your own natural voice
Become more confident – experience some singing success!
Take home skills to start you on your way!
“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!
How will this work online?
I have figured out ways to make the Zoom experience feel very personal, interactive, playful, and joyful — you’ll be surprised by how great a musical experience you can have over Zoom.
Some of the ways we’ll be adapting and maximizing the Zoom experience…
Liberal use of the “mute” button so that at times you’ll just hear me, and at other times you can all hear each other. (This is especially nice if you’re feeling kind of shy!)
Singing is best thought of as a whole-body activity, and we’ll spend some time moving around — rather than just sitting and staring into the screen.
Breakout groups offer a wonderful new dynamic to these workshops — we’ll be splitting into pairs or trios for practicing skills and songs.
For the duration of the workshop you’ll have access to online learning materials, which will provide another way “in” to some of the activities — allowing you to move at your own pace while having me available for support when you need it.
“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
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“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