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Pressbox (Press Release) - Click here if you are interested in professional voice instruction with Nancy Older. http://nancyolder.com/?=ventura-voice-teacher

Click here if you are interested in professional voice instruction with Nancy Older. http://nancyolder.com/?=ventura-county-voice-instruction

Nancy Older has been performing as a professional operatic soprano since 1970 and has toured internationally since 1965. Nancy Older has performed professional leading/solo roles with the Guild Opera of Los Angeles, Laguna Beach Lyric Opera, Shambrey Chorale, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater of Springfield, Springfield Oratorio Choir, Ventura County Opera Master Chorale and Opera Association, and the Ojai Camerata. Nancy Older has also been featured in solo and choral roles with the UCLA Library Concert Series, Brown Bag Concert, Springfield Oratorio Showcase, Thousand Oaks Library Concert Series, Trinity Concert Series, USC Opera Theatre, William Hall Chorale, California State University Northridge Opera Workshop, Los Angeles City College Opera, UCLA School of Opera, Marina Del Rey/Westchester Symphony, Redlands Bowl Festival Chorus, and the Carmel Bach Festival.

Nancy Older now provides private voice instruction in southern California (Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Barbara.) Nancy Older’s students have gained entrance into music programs in top universities such as UCLA, Chapman, CSUN, and UCSB and have earned Gold and Platinum record status and performed on world-wide tours and in movies, television, and on MTV with groups like Sugarcult, Edward Sharpe, thenewno2 and on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan Obrien Show, and the David Letterman Show.

Goals of Voice Study: enjoyment and satisfaction of personal artistic expression in singing, development of vocal technique appropriate for each singer – any style: classical, pop, musical theatre, blues, or pop, beautiful vocal production which displays enjoyment and vocal freedom, endurance, energy and flexibility in singing, coordination and establishment of perfect equilibrium in function of the two elements of voice – the vibrator (vocal chords) and the actuator (the breath), extension, purification, and balance of the registers for each individual voice, vocalization with pure vowel production to establish correct phonation on all pitches, creative use of resonance spaces and adjustments for different styles of singing, proficiency in musicianship: sight reading, harmony, intonation and rhythm skills, dramatic focus and stage presence in performance.

Students must find a teacher whose ears they trust ~ for it is the ability of the teacher to listen and communicate what is needed to the singer which allows progressive vocal development.


Nancy Older co-founded the Opera Theater of Springfield in 1980 and has been teaching voice instruction at the university level since 1982, at the University of Illinois, and has bachelors degree in music (BA from Chapman University) and a masters degree in music and voice performance (MA from California State University, Northridge.)

Vocal study allows the singer to understand the natural function their individual instrument. This allows the voice move without effort to produce beautiful sound. The singer who possesses a free and natural production will be able to display emotion and and artistry in performance – to communicate with their audience.

Nancy Older provides professional voice instruction in southern California (Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Barbara.) The study of singing and perfecting vocal technique requires ongoing study and practice encompassing the lifetime of a singer. Each voice is unique and must be heard, exercised, and directed differently. Ventura County Voice Instruction of the teacher is to evaluate vocal production, and to communicate and motivate growth and develop the perfect technique and freedom in singing.

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