We ask our members share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.
nancy mayerIn this instalment, we interview Nancy Mayer of Nancy Mayer Voice Lessons.
Tell us about your business:
My studio is designed for adults and teenagers who want to improve the way they use their voice, increase their pleasure in music, and learn better breathing (which also helps calm nerves). They build self-confidence along the way. I teach all styles of music, for choir singers, band singers, or absolute beginners, and speakers of all kinds (for the boardroom or just at home!).
Who is your role model?
My voice teacher in graduate school, Jan DeGaetani, was a huge inspiration to me.  She sang and taught as she lived – with great originality, discipline, creativity, curiosity, joy for the music and the art of singing.  I try to uphold her unique way of looking at music and teaching singing.
What makes your services special?

  1. No two lessons are alike. Every student is an individual and I teach according to their strengths and to how they process new information.
  2. I have a good sense of humor, so lessons can be fun.
  3. I’m positive and encouraging.
  4. “Light bulb moments” are duly celebrated!

What motivates you on a daily basis?
My students who tell me how their work studying voice has helped them.  For example, they find it easier to sing in their choir, they can speak up and be heard in a meeting full of men, or they are now brave enough to sing at their friends’ wedding!
What place inspires you and why?
I have spent a part of every summer of my life on an island in Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada.  It’s a beautiful spot where my family gathers. Staring up at a sky full of stars at night is a great rejuvenator.
For more information about Nancy Mayer and Nancy Mayer Voice Lessons, please visit www.nancymayer.com