Sing with 

Vanessa!  

 

You're invited...

to join me for online, indoor & outdoor Singing Circles

and

Singing From The Well      Retreats

 

Welcome to Sing with Vanessa! ...

 

~ a joyful group singing practice that restores, replenishes, and reenergizes!

Toning, chants, and accessible harmony singing invite us all to blend our unique voice into a healing, affirming collective sound, a deeper harmony. Vanessa provides a safe singing ground for all voices, with a gentle, inviting vocal & physical warmup & uplifting songs shared in the oral tradition.        All sounds are good sounds. Singing is our birthright.  

All voices welcome! 

No singing experience necessary. 

 

Registration is required.

These beautifully guided online, indoor & outdoor sessions offer you singing in the oral tradition, breath, movement, and community connection.

These sessions are FOR you if:

  • you want to SING more in a safe, welcoming community

  • you want to SING in a spontaneous, joyful, & playful space

  • you want to SING with expert guidance and grow your confidence, curiosity, wellbeing, and joy as a singer.

These sessions are not for you if:

  • you desire a more formal choir rehearsal atmosphere

  • you wish to progress through longer choral arrangements

  • you prefer rehearsing with a performance-oriented goal in mind

On this page, you can 

 

REGISTER for UPCOMING EVENTS

 

and / or

 

read COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (scroll down to bottom of page)

*Details about our covid-safe singing practices can be found here: 

covid-safe singing guidelines published by the Nova Scotia Choral Federation.  

~ WATCH this SPACE ~

New events will be added from time to time!

Upcoming Events

  • Sing with Vanessa! Outdoors
    Dartmouth
    Apr. 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Dartmouth, 45 Grahams Grove, Dartmouth, NS B2Y, Canada
    A 60 minute singing gathering outdoors! Singing, silence, moving, and breathing with Nature and each other.
  • Sing with Vanessa! Outdoors
    Hubbards
    Apr. 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Hubbards, Queensland Beach Nova Scotia, Conrads Rd, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada
    A 60 minute singing gathering outdoors! Singing, silence, moving, and breathing with Nature and each other.
  • Sing with Vanessa : WELLSPRING Online
    Online Singing Circle
    Apr. 18, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Online Singing Circle
    A monthly virtual singing circle celebrating singing and community through the seasons and cycles of voice.
  • Sing with Vanessa! INDOORS Wednesdays
    Halifax
    Apr. 21, 7:00 p.m. – Jun. 09, 8:15 p.m.
    Halifax, 2535 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3K 4N3, Canada
    Welcome to Sing with Vanessa! in-person sessions!
  • Sing with Vanessa! INDOORS Thursdays
    Upper Tantallon
    Apr. 22, 1:00 p.m. – Jun. 10, 2:15 p.m.
    Upper Tantallon, 5374 St Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 2J1, Canada
    Welcome to Sing with Vanessa! in-person sessions!
  • Sing with Vanessa! Outdoors
    Dartmouth
    Apr. 25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Dartmouth, 45 Grahams Grove, Dartmouth, NS B2Y, Canada
    A 60 minute singing gathering outdoors! Singing, silence, moving, and breathing with Nature and each other.
  • Sing with Vanessa! Outdoors
    Halifax
    May 02, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Halifax, 5530 Point Pleasant Dr, Halifax, NS B3H 1B5, Canada
    A 60 minute singing gathering outdoors! Singing, silence, moving, and breathing with Nature and each other.
  • Singing From The Well WEEKEND RETREAT
    Hubbards
    Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m. ADT – Aug. 15, 5:00 p.m. ADT
    Hubbards, 2118 NS-329, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada
    Weekend singing retreat at the SAIL LOFT YOGA studio in Hubbards, NS overlooking the gorgeous ocean view! Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-5 Bring your own lunch. Tea & coffee & snacks provided. Accommodations not provided.
  • Singing From The Well DAY RETREAT
    Hubbards
    Aug. 14, 9:00 a.m. – Aug. 15, 5:00 p.m.
    Hubbards, 2118 NS-329, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0, Canada
    Day-long singing retreat at the SAIL LOFT YOGA studio in Hubbards, NS overlooking the gorgeous ocean view! Saturday 9-5 OR Sunday 9-5
 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

~ WATCH this SPACE ~

New events will be added from time to time!

Sing with Vanessa! INDOOR SESSIONS

Wednesdays in Halifax

7 - 8:15 p.m.

April 21 - June 9

$160

Limit: 24 singers

Registration opens April 1.

 

Thursdays in Upper Tantallon

1 - 2:15 p.m.

April 22 - June 10

$160

Limit: 24 singers

Registration opens April 1.

 

Welcome to Sing with Vanessa! in-person sessions:

Toning, chants, and accessible harmony singing invite us all to blend our unique voice into a healing, affirming collective sound, a deeper harmony. Vanessa provides a safe singing ground for all voices, with a gentle, inviting vocal & physical warmup & uplifting songs shared in the oral tradition. Some sheet music will be used and lyrics will be provided. All sounds are good sounds. Singing is our birthright.

All voices welcome!

No singing experience necessary.

 

Covid-safe singing protocols in place as recommended by the Nova Scotia Choral Federation in coordination with Dr. Robert Strang (details about our covid-safe singing practices can be found here: covid-safe singing guidelines published by the Nova Scotia Choral Federation):

- physical distancing of 6 feet 

- masking required (regular mask or singer's mask)

- We'll sing for 30 minutes and allow 15 minute break for air exchange before singing for another 30 minutes

- contact tracing

- if you feel unwell or have experienced a possible exposure to covid-19, you can receive a credit for the missed class

- if covid restrictions change and we are unable to meet in person, you will receive either a refund or a credit for remaining sessions.

 

LIMIT - 24 singers / venue

 

Registration is required. Drop-ins may be possible, depending on availability.

 

 

Sing with Vanessa! OUTDOOR SESSIONS

 

Click Here to REGISTER for any of the upcoming outdoor sings.

April 4, 2 - 3:30 PM - CANCELLED due to inclement weather

Point Pleasant Park, Halifax                

$22

Limit: 12 singers

 

April 11, 2 - 3 PM

Graham's Grove Park, Dartmouth     

$22

Limit: 20 singers

April 13, 2 - 3 PM

Queensland Beach, NS                     

$22

Limit: 12 singers

April 25, 2 - 3 PM

Graham's Grove Park, Dartmouth   

$22

Limit: 20 singers

         

May 2, 2 - 3:30 PM

Point Pleasant Park, Halifax                

$22

Limit: 12 singers

Welcome to Sing with Vanessa! Outdoors:

 

A 60 minute singing gathering outdoors!
Singing, silence, moving, and breathing with Nature and each other
.

Toning, chants, and accessible harmony singing invite us all to blend our unique voice into a healing, affirming collective sound, a deeper harmony. Vanessa provides a safe singing ground for all voices, with a gentle, inviting vocal & physical warmup & uplifting songs shared in the oral tradition. All sounds are good sounds. Singing is our birthright.

All voices welcome!

No singing experience necessary.

Covid-safe singing practices include physical distancing and not singing directly facing each other. Masks will not be required, as long as singers stay 6 feet+ apart. If you are attending with someone in your bubble, you're welcome to sing close together. Covid-safe singing protocols in place as recommended by the Nova Scotia Choral Federation in coordination with Dr. Robert Strang (details about our covid-safe singing practices can be found here: covid-safe singing guidelines published by the Nova Scotia Choral Federation):

Registration is required.

Limit: # of singers depends on venue.

 

Sing with Vanessa! ONLINE SESSIONS

WELLSPRING - April 18, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

Registration is now open for our April online circle: Click Here to REGISTER.

WELLSPRING - May 16, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - June 13, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - July 18, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - August 22, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - September 19, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - October 17, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - November 21, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - December 19, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - January 23, 2022, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - February 20, 2022, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

WELLSPRING - March 20, 2022, 4 - 5:30 PM, $22

Welcome to Singing with Vanessa! Online:

 

A monthly virtual singing circle celebrating singing and community through the seasons and cycles of voice.

Toning, chants, and accessible harmony singing invite us all to blend our unique voice into a healing, affirming collective sound, a deeper harmony. Vanessa provides a safe singing ground for all voices, with a gentle, inviting vocal & physical warmup & uplifting songs shared in the oral tradition. Lyrics will be provided. All sounds are good sounds. Singing is our birthright.

​Participants will be ON MUTE for most of the session as Vanessa guides warmups and beautiful songs, chants, toning, and community connection.

 

All voices welcome!

No singing experience necessary.

 

These sessions will NOT be recorded.

All monthly circles will be held from 4 - 5:30 PM Atlantic time on Zoom.

Singing From The Well ~ RETREATS

Singing From The Well RETREAT ~ August 13 - 15 ~ SAIL LOFT, Hubbards, NS -  $175/$225

Registration is now open for our August retreat: either full day Saturday OR full day Sunday  OR

the full weekend (Friday evening, Saturday, & Sunday)! Click Here to REGISTER.

            

Singing From The Well RETREAT ~ October 1 - 3 ~ Mersey River Chalets & Nature Retreat, NS -  $175/225             Registration opens May 1.

Singing From The Well RETREAT ~ December 10 - 12 ~ Windhorse Farm, NS  

                                     Registration opens May 1.

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Vanessa brought such confidence out in me to sing! Everyone expressed the fun we shared. She allowed us a freedom to sing that is not often experienced.

The freedom to try it all and not be labelled or stuck in one place!!

We were able to do our best without thinking about what our bodies were doing. 

Her positive attitude and encouragement skills are life giving. 

~ Workshop Singer

"Just had to say a huge thank you for the amazing experience! You have such a wonderful way of teaching that it all seems to happen effortlessly. Amazing! Loved it, loved it!

I'm still on a high!”

~ Flo

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