"LIKE MANY FOLKS,
I WAS TOLD I COULDN'T SING...
and so I didn’t (except when I was sure no one would hear me). Now, I love the sound of my own voice, inter-mingling with other choir voices, creating an amazing musical experience. Amy and Angela are very skilled facilitators ...always encouraging, never-ever shaming!
COME SING WITH US!"
~ Harmony West, Creative Crone and Lover of Life
"I TREASURE MY TIME SINGING WITH THE JOY CREW.
It’s physically stimulating, emotionally satisfying, and reminds me that i am a human being."
~Jaz Reis, owner Pain Free Santa Fe.
Singing with The JOY CREW is a rare and magical experience.
Amy and Angela are masters at creating an atmosphere of playfulness, while at the same time guiding us (mostly amateurs) into complex harmonies and rounds that sound really good, and enchant not only us, the singers, but anyone listening. I love coming together with other openhearted souls to play in this way. It is guaranteed to lift my spirit.”
~Catherine Hebenstreit, author and facilitator
"Amy and Angela are exceptionally skilled at their craft. They have managed to achieve a balance of technical skill, intuitive presence, and levity that is equal parts supportive and disarming--a balance that seems essential to encourage people to explore the oft times terrifying territory of their own voice. Their facilitation and guidance really allowed our group to sink deeply in a short amount of time and opened us up to experiencing our voices individually and as a collective in new ways. Though our community sings together regularly, we were able within a single session, to achieve a harmony and quality of sound we had not experienced until then. In addition to this, Amy and Angela are all too aware that singing is not just about the sound coming out of our mouths. It's also about working with the lifetime of baggage that too often squashes our voice. It's about learning to express and how to listen. In this way, the work Amy and Angela do is more than just teaching rounds and harmonies--it's precious and much needed healing work. Our community looks forward to working with them more in the future."
-Kestrel Alexander, Lama Foundation