The NVN is a network of over 650 people who share a common philosophy in relation to singing and group work.

Most of our members are based in the UK but we have a steadily growing international membership in Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

We have been a network for over 25 years, and our working methods and philosophy emerged out of the pioneering work of Frankie Armstrong, who began leading voice workshops in the early 1970s. You can read more about the History of the Network.

We believe that singing is everybody’s birthright. For thousands of years all over the world people have sung — to express joy, celebration and grief, to aid healing, to accompany work, devotion and the rituals of life — without worrying about having a “good” voice or “getting it right”. Singing has been a part of life, a way of binding communities.

Creating an accepting community is an essential element of our approach: a community where singing together is a natural experience that is open and accessible to all.