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About Nancy Bos
Nancy Bos, vocologist, speaker, author, podcaster, and coach exposing the magic of voice – both speaking and singing – for effective communication, community building, and enhancing physical and mental health. Nancy has helped people all over the world, including Broadway actors and international business owners. She is the author of five books on voice, hosts the Every Sing podcast, is the Director of Operations for the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and Vice President of Membership for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Learn more about Nancy and her publishing company, StudioBos Media, at nancybos.me and studiobos.com
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Singing 101: Vocal Basics and Fundamental Singing Skills for All Styles and Abilities is the fastest way to learn how to sing, how to sound your best. The book empowers the singer with knowledge, deep understanding, singing tips, and practical application through exercises and techniques showing how to sing. Nancy Bos, a master voice coach and vocologist with decades of experience working with all ages of singers, provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical concepts, with tips for practical application.
Singing 101 includes chapters on breath, body alignment, tension, resonance, style, and voice classifications. The website, NancyBos.net, and audiobook version have over 30 minutes of bonus vocal workout music and instruction, and extensive examples for the listener/singer to join.
Any singer from performing professional to beginner will benefit from these lessons. Rock singers and choral directors alike give the set rave reviews. Classical singers as well as belters find information on supported breathing to be eye-opening, while beginning singers gain fundamental skills to launch their best voices.
Why thoughtful understanding of the body helps you sing better
Strategic thinking about tackling a song
How to work on your vocal strength and agility with a few key exercises each day
How to balance technique with stage presence
Exercises that grow the skills of a modern singer
You’ll also gain insight into what makes the voice such a special instrument and how to avoid damaging the fragile tissue.
Get in on the wisdom of centuries of teachers with tried and true exercises set to music that will appeal to today’s singer.
Nancy Bos is a voice teacher and singer with over two decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. She has toured the Americas and parts of Europe, sharing the ideas that healthy singing can happen in all styles. She is a coach and consultant working with high profile singers and studios, guiding them into some of the best singing they’ve ever done. In Singing 101, she has gathered vocal wisdom learned through generations of voice teachers sharing their successful strategies, as well as contributions from modern science, in a collection of advice and exercises for the modern singer; exercises used by many of today’s most successful and influential teachers.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SINGLE TOOL TO ACHIEVE NEXT-LEVEL SINGING, PICK UP YOUR COPY OF SINGING 101: VOCAL BASICS AND FUNDAMENTAL SINGING SKILLS FOR ALL STYLES AND ABILITIES RIGHT NOW!
Written by women, for women, about women, this compelling and easy read fills a huge hole in what we understand about challenges that female singers face. It is a collection of unique lived singing experiences from every stage in an adult woman’s life, accompanied by equally unique and individualized solutions. Singing Through Change is a must read for women who sing, and also for anyone who is a voice teacher, singing specialist, or medical professional.
“A thorough, thoughtful, and compassionate look into the complexities surrounding the singing voice for women during midlife and the menopausal transition, interwoven with stories that inform, encourage and inspire us to keep singing. This will no doubt be a tremendous resource for the singing and medical communities for years to come.” -- Lori L. Sonnenberg, Clinical Speech Pathologist, Singing Voice Specialist, Soprano - Sonnenberg Voice
“Readers will find a bounty of information which, for the first time, summarizes current research on adult female voice change, while allowing a glimpse into the lives of women who have faced the results of adult female voice change. Written in an accessible style, the book provides case studies which enable a better understanding of adult female voice change and its effects physically, vocally, emotionally, psychologically and socially. This book will be an invaluable resource to singers, voice teachers, choral directors and any woman who loves to sing!” -- Lynne Gackle, Ph.D., Baylor University, President, ACDA, Author, Finding Ophelia’s Voice, Opening Ophelia’s Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice
“This book is a beacon of light for all women who sing and for whom singing is important. It provides information, objective data, resources, suggestions, and many individual anecdotes from women who have openly shared their experiences singing while going through perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. It fills a gaping hole in our knowledge and opens a path to new dialog on this vital topic. Every expert in all the related voice disciplines needs to know what is in this excellent book.” -- Jeanie LoVetri, Director, The Voice Workshop, New York, NY
NANCY BOS, JOANNE BOZEMAN, AND CATE FRAZIER-NEELY are known experts in the field of voice. Their cumulative teaching and writing careers of over a century form a broad scope of experience in voice health and pedagogy. Singing Through Change is the culmination of over two years of joint research of female midlife singing voice. www.singingthroughchange.com
Girls passionate about singing finally get answers to big questions, like "How can I be less nervous?" and "Should I study music in college?" These and many more topics are covered in this brand new book by Nancy Bos and guest authors on topic such as TV Singing Shows, Skype Lessons, and Performance Anxiety. Nancy helps girls follow their hearts and also their heads as they make decisions about their futures.
This book is a must have for any teen girl considering singing as a career or hobby.
Girls, your passion for music and singing is undeniable, but you don't know what direction to go! This book will help you find your path and outline steps you can take to make singing the focus of your life.
Reviews from readers:
A Choral Director for youth and teens says, "I loved it! Wished I'd had something like this when I was younger. Am excited to share it with my singers."
Julie, Professional Singer, Pianist, and Teacher says, "Very readable, and I love how Nancy's writing style is engaging, personal, and utilizes lots of nice analogies. I don't think there's anything like this out there."