Nancy Salwen

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Taking This Show on the Road!

This photo is from the last time my husband Forrest and I were in the southwest. We loaded up my Toyota Tercel and did craft shows all along the way. Man, we had that car packed ingeniously!

Now we’re heading out west again. My son, Jacob, left first […]

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Singing Brings Us Together

How Singing Creates Community

A few weekends ago I led a full-day singing retreat. A participant commented about how much better we each sounded as individuals, when we were singing together.She noticed that the sheer act of putting our voices together elevated the quality of the sounds coming out of […]

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Singing Again in New York, New York

I have ambivalent feelings about New York City.

I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and enjoyed a lot about my childhood. I took advantage of living there in a way that was different from the other teenagers I knew — I was very into folk […]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Music and Singing Improv for Everybody

Every month I run a drum circle/improv workshop. I tell you about this because I want you to really get it when I say that music is for everybody — even you…

Here is how I advertise these events:
Come play music with us on the first
Thursday of every month at my house […]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Singing Tip: Make Something Up

learn to sing - great singing tipA great singing tip for beginner singers is to play with your voice — just make something up! Anything! The scary word for this is improvising. But, I promise, this is really easy.

This isn’t about “being creative,” or inventing things that you’d sing […]

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Book Launch Party

That it was! Thanks to everyone who showed up to my book launch party last weekend — and to all the messages of support from those who couldn’t make it. It was lovely to visit with people from so many parts and times of my life who I feel so fortunate to know. I’m a lucky […]

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments