Bellows Falls is an incorporated village located in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, near the southeastern state line between Vermont and New Hampshire, along the Connecticut River. The village is crossed by Interstate 91 and U.S. Route 5, which run parallell to each other, and are the only roads in Vermont that run thru both the southern state line to Massachusetts, and the northern state border to Quebec, Canada.
Bellows Falls is home to the Green Mountain Railroad, a heritage railroad, and to the annual Roots on the River Festival.
Some notable people from Bellows Falls include: Donald H. Balch, US Air Force general; Colleen Barrett, president of Southwest Airlines; Arthur Chase, co-founder of Theta Chi Fraternity; Carlton Fish, baseball player; Jay H. Gordon, politician & auditor of accounts; Hetty Green, businesswoman; Henry Alfred Hosking, politician; James F. Howard Jr, professor of neurology & medicine; Michael Palma, poet & translator; Roger Robb, judge; Thomas P. Salmon, governor of Vermont; Gary Smith, record producer; Ernest Thompson, playwright & actor; and Melissa Leo, Actress.
This weekend retreat/workshop is an opportunity for anyone who wishes they could sing to take the first steps, as well as for people with some singing experience who would like to feel more comfortable and expressive with their voice. Participants will explore their voices in supportive and fun ways, using games, improvisations and accessible songs from around the world, taking away useful techniques to help them practice at home if they wish. Led by Nancy a certified Music Together teacher and a graduate of Music for People's Musicianship and Leadership program. She is the author book, “Fear of Singing: Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can’t Carry a Tune!” available in local bookstores and on Amazon. In addition she teaches singing lessons privately, offers an online singing program, runs early childhood music programs, and leads music-based team building workshops.