Harmony Basics for Beginning Singers

For “non-singers,” beginners, or anyone who wants to be more comfortable and expressive with their voice!

Can you kinda-sorta carry a tune?
Love the feeling and sound of HARMONY?

Come to this workshop and experience the delicious joy of making harmony with other people…
And learn practical harmony singing skills too!

Date TBA
(In the meantime, contact Nancy about other singing offerings!)
On Zoom

Start learning to sing in a fun, supportive atmosphere!

What people are saying…

Even if you’re a beginning singer, you can enjoy singing simple harmonies!

“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 we’ll explore what harmony is, and how to sing in harmony. We’ll…

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

  • Make all kinds of sounds and noises — we need PLAY and EXPLORE our voices in a free, experimental way so we can make “mistakes” and learn from them!

  • Learn to listen differently and more deeply. Deep listening is important for harmony singing!

  • 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, which will help you conceptualize and visualize what harmony is.

  • 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 harmony skills and singing skills in general. 

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

Ready to Sign up?

“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