Singing workshop seeks to dispel fear for beginners
Nancy Salwen

Singing workshop seeks to dispel fear for beginners

BELLOWS FALLS — Nancy Salwen of The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program is offering a full-day singing workshop/retreat for adults and teens, with a special focus on beginners, called “Fear of Singing: Learn to Sing Even If You Think You Can't Carry a Tune!”

The workshop will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Stone Church Center in Bellows Falls.

“These workshops are always soul-expanding experiences,” Salwen said in a news release. “When there's something you think you can't do, and lo and behold, you find that you're doing it and it's wonderful, it shifts your view of your world.”

This workshop is an opportunity for anyone who wishes they could sing to take the first steps, as well as for people with some singing experience who would like to feel more comfortable and expressive with their voices.

Participants will explore their voices in supportive and fun ways, using games, improvisations, and accessible songs from around the world, taking away useful techniques to help them practice at home if they wish.

Salwen is a certified Music Together teacher and a graduate of Music for People's Musicianship and Leadership program. She is the author of the book, Fear of Singing: Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can't Carry a Tune!, available in local bookstores. She teaches singing lessons privately, runs early childhood music programs, and leads music-based team-building workshops.

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