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Stone Church Center Presents Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop, December 9

Stone Church Center Presents Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop, December 9

Stone Church Center presents
Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop
9 am – 4 pm, Sunday, December 9
Currier Hall, 12 Church St, Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS, VT – Have you ever 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? If you answered yes, then the Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop is the perfect first step.

On Sunday, December 9, from 9 am until 4 pm, join others who wish to sing better for this fun and transformational experience. The workshop will help you: learn in a way that’s supportive, comfortable and fun; discover your own natural voice; become more confident by experiencing some singing success; and take new skills home to start you on your way.

A workshop participant declared, “I really surprised myself, in many ways. I had a wonderful time and came away with more confidence than I felt possible.”

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!

Chris, a singing student, says, “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.” And a workshop participant declared, “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.”

Nancy Salwen is a long-time resident of Keene, New Hampshire, she has sung with Animaterra, Halcyon ensemble, Keene World Harmony Chorus, and attends Village Harmony singing camps. She is a lead singer in a small local band called Crabgrass (despite a bit of lingering stage fright). Her love of community singing informs all of her teaching.

Nancy teaches singing to “non-singers,” beginners and anyone who wants to sing more comfortably and expressively. She is the author of the book (and online program), “The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program: Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can’t Carry a Tune!” She leads workshops, offers online programs, and teaches lessons in-person and over Skype (or FaceTime).

Nancy is a certified Music for People improvisation facilitator and workshop leader. She is also a center director and educator with Music Together®, the renowned early childhood family music and movement program, and teaches early childhood music programs in a variety of schools. In addition, she leads music-based workshops for team building, staff development, and personal growth for businesses and organizations.

Join Nancy Salwen in Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop, Sunday, December 9 from 9 am until 4 pm at Stone Church Center’s Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vermont. The workshop costs $145 with a catered lunch and $130 for the workshop only. Save $10 with early bird discount at least one week in advance. Register in person at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, or Misty Valley Books in Chester. Or register by phone at 802-460-0110 or online at

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