I believe in the extraordinary power of music to communicate, to inspire and, often, to heal. That belief underlies all my work. I teach a classical technique that allows for natural, easy and flowing vocal production founded on relaxed, energized breath that allows your voice to soar naturally and comfortably. In addition, I have extensive experience helping my students with all manner of performance anxiety and other issues. I'm kind and patient and want you to shine. My goal is to help you find the power to express through singing your unique self. It doesn't matter whether your voice is professional quality or whether it's even "good" in the conventional sense. It's YOUR voice. It has its own sound and characteristics, its own particular beauty, and the world needs to hear you! As for myself, I’ve been a classical singer for 30 years and have sung leading soprano roles with the Caramoor Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Britten/Aldeburgh Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, among many others. I also have undergraduate and master's degrees in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music and an undergraduate degree in American history from Brown University. But don't let the fact that I'm an "opera singer" give you the wrong idea. Yes, strict classical training gives me in-depth understanding of how the human voice works, but I love and teach music of all genres. My students include professional opera singers, yes, but also professional and amateur rock and Broadway-style singers, college and conservatory students, teenagers singing in their school musicals, doing All-State chorus, or preparing for NYSSMA, as well as adults who are taking voice for the love of singing, the fun of the challenge and so they can join their local chorus, sound great on karaoke night and hit those high notes in the shower. I tailor my lessons to each singer's particular interests, goals and challenges. Some students thrive with a highly technical approach; some thrive in a less formal, more supportive environment; most singers do best with an approach that mixes the two. The important thing to know is that you will receive lessons that are specifically tailored to you. There's no single template.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2006
Masters in Music Performance
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Nancy is a super empathetic, kind and patient teacher. She taught me how to improve my breathing technique and really open up my voice. Learning from her was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone of any experience level!
Our daughter is loving her classes and is singing all the time. I love the confidence that she’s gained through working on singing with Nancy.
I really enjoyed being a student of Nancy's! Not only is she a great person to work with, she's a very talented coach. She got me back into my voice after a long period of time of not singing. She helped me develop a healthier technique and find my unique voice. As a musical theatre style singer, I highly recommend her!