Natural Voice Network
Welcome to our online home. We are a network of people who work with voice and song, and who believe that singing is everyone’s birthright, regardless of musical experience or ability.
If you want to sing, you can search for a natural voice choir or workshop in your area. If you are already a singing leader or are interested in becoming one, you can find support, training and resources here.
NVN and Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic meant that many choirs, singing groups and workshops moved online, and this continues from May 2021, with some groups starting to meet outside as well.
While online singing is very different from singing in the same room as other people, it's certainly far better than nothing, and there are advantages in that you can sing with a teacher across the world, or join in if you have caring responsibilities, for example. There are regular singing groups online, drop-in sessions, training workshops, chanting sessions, and even singing festivals - something for everyone!
Simply select "online" in the "area" category box on the Choirs or Workshops listings to see what's available, and contact the organiser of each event for full details.
What is Natural Voice?
Natural Voice is about celebrating the voice you were born with, rather than trying to train it to an ideal of perfection. It's about building accepting, non-judgmental communities that sing together. It's about welcoming all voices into a group without audition and working from there to make a group sound. It's about making learning by ear accessible to the whole group so that nobody needs to be able to read music.
Natural Voice Network at 25
In 2020, the NVN celebrated its 25th birthday. This video was made at the Annual Gathering in January last year to highlight the work we do and the development of the Network over the last 25 years.
Why join NVN?
The NVN offers a wide range of support for those working with voice and song: from practical benefits including public liability insurance and ongoing advertising opportunities, to a professional development network, which can provide ongoing support and training. You can keep in touch with other practitioners through our web services, and also meet them in person at regional events or our Annual Gathering every January.
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