Nancy has over 40 years of experience in teaching voice, both sung and spoken. She currently accepts students from age 9 up. Her eldest students have been in their 80's. It's never too late or too early to learn the basics of good vocal production!
No matter what age they are, all of her students go through several classes on the basics of vocal pedagogy, i.e. how the body works to produce sound. They watch videos of the diaphragm and vocal folds functioning, which gives them a better understanding of what is occuring inside their bodies. Without that knowledge, singers are only guessing about about creating correct vocal technique.
A vocologist specializes in vocal habilitation (habit correction)...or what Nancy calls "deconstruction-reconstruction". The return to the basic sounds of our childhood, with the freedom, the large volume, and the lack of strain, is the primary goal of this vocal training. After this free sound is rediscovered, speech is easy, and any style of singing may be added on top. (The damage commonly done to vocal folds by attempting to copy the contemporary singers on recordings can be extreme. With correct understanding of vocal production, a singer can protect himself or herself from injury. Nancy can guide you to a safe and healthy belt sound.)
Nancy teaches both online, via Skype or FaceTime, or at her private studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.