I discovered the NVN on a women’s singing week in Scotland, which I’ve been to each year since 2002. I became friends with some of the NVN practitioners and we have organised several choir exchanges since then.
I lead a women’s choir Heart Core, a mixed choir Komm und Sing that includes people with mental health issues, and some other singing groups. I sing in a little mixed choir Piece of Peace, where we perform many of our own arrangements. I do much of this alongside Mira Leiendecker, a young choir leader who came with me to the women’s singing weeks and who is now also a member of NVN.
We have also run a singing holiday week in Germany every summer since 2010, where Val Regan and other choirleaders from the NVN lead workshops.
In 2017 we organized the first meeting of a German branch of the NVN and since 2018 we have been offering voice leader trainings. The next one was meant to take place in November 2020. It is fully booked, but had to be postponed due to Coronavirus. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible – please email me for more information.
In September 2019 we started our own website of the German branch of the NVN: www.naturalvoice.de