Hi, I’m Nancy.
Welcome to the Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program!
Here’s a trick to help you know what you really sound like…
Not being able to tell how you sound can be a big problem for beginning singers. You don’t want to sing loud because you’re not sure you’re singing the right notes, but without singing loud you can’t hear yourself at all — which makes it more likely that you’re singing off-key! What do you do…?
This little trick really helps…
Cup your fingers over the back of your ear and aim the heel of your hand towards your mouth (like the announcer from the show, “Laugh-In” — you have to be old like me to remember that one!). You will be shooting your voice right into your own ear. If you don’t want to sing loud but you’re having trouble hearing yourself this is a great little trick. Fool around with the exact placement of your fingers in relation to your ear, and your hand to your mouth for the best results. This works a little differently for each person.
Note: My only rule is this:
Promise me that if you’re sitting next to someone you will explain to them that the reason you’re doing this is to hear yourself better — NOT because you’re trying to block them out because their singing is bad! The LAST thing we want to do is create more insecure singers — OK? Thanks!
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What People Are Saying…
“I’d lost myself. I needed to find my voice. Taking singing lessons and expressing myself this way has been part of a whole set of changes in my life. It can’t help but have a ripple effect. I’m painting again and have started a successful new business selling my art – I think it’s all connected.”
– Singing Student
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– Pat, Workshop Participant
“I loved our sessions and loved working with you. The lessons were very helpful and I am very grateful to have connected with you. I sing in the car driving to and from my mom’s every day!”
– Shendl, Skype Singing Student
“Let’s put it this way. I want my sky diving instructor to be very good at what she does, but I may need her to talk me into the plane and give me a gentle push out the door once we hit the right altitude. So, it was important to me that we established a good, trusting relationship.”
– A Skype Singing Student (making an analogy between singing and jumping out of a plane – both can take a lot of courage!)
“I am singing a little more and a little louder, and I think that is a direct result of our lessons. I think now that singing can be taught, absolutely — both in technique and in drawing out the singer inside.”
– Paul, A Skype Singing Student (Skyping to New Hampshire from Japan – how miraculous!)