If I cannot fly, let me sing.
~ Stephen Sondheim
Lisa G. Littlebird is dedicated to reclaiming song as a vital technology of human connection. When singing together, we not only discover a rapid pathway to communion and release, we cultivate personal wellness and joy.
Her mission is to restore community singing to our daily lives, in service to a thriving and harmonious planet.
Lisa is a singer, composer, writer, and voice coach with more than 30 years of musical experience. She leads community singing workshops and retreats throughout the US and internationally, and has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute since 2006.
Lisa is the founder of Littlebird Songleader Flight School, an online training program for emerging community songleaders with more than 350 graduates worldwide. She has been the founder/ director of the 175-member Wholehearted Chorus on the Central Coast of California. She holds a Bachelors of Music from the conservatory at Miami University in Oxford, OH and former executive director of the Denver Women’s Chorus.
You can support Lisa’s mission, including her extensive, free online song library by becoming a Patreon patron here.
"I very much enjoyed the healing energy that your singing gave us all.
Thank you so much for shining and holding space with an open heart."
"Thank you so much for helping me find joy in singing; I have been silent so long... you've touched my heart."
"Thank you for being such an inspiration and solid teacher. I loved all the tools you gave to us and I think of you almost every time I sing... I have been on a beautiful discovery in this past short period of time and have started singing more and more. I even sang at a friend's wedding last weekend in front of a hundred people. Woweee!"
"Lisa is a great voice coach who is dedicated to bringing community singing back to everyday life. She taught us how to be with our voice, and give it away as a gift. She is clear, joyful, encouraging and very knowledgeable."
"I took a 1 hour workshop with you at Esalen in Dec. Thank you, I wanted to honor you for helping me realize my voice. As a child I sang all the time. During that 1 hour my soul rejoiced in finding that long lost place once again. Gracias."
"Do yourself a favor and take one of Lisa Goettel's Rise Up Singing workshops - she has a wonderful style, great talent, and an endlessly encouraging attitude. Highly recommended!"
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I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.