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 joining voices in community, we not only discover a pathway to communion and release, we cultivate wellness, mindfulness, empathy and joy.

Her mission is to restore community singing to our daily lives, in service to a vision of 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 songleaders with more than 200 graduates worldwide. She is also the founder/ director of the 160-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. She resides in Carmel, CA.

You can support Lisa’s mission of spreading community singing in the world (including her extensive free song library) by becoming a Patreon patron here.

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Logo for Lisa G Littlebird's WholeheartedWholehearted is a heart-led, joy-based community chorus, open to all voices on the Central Coast of California.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the chorus met weekly, all year-round in two locations: The American Legion Hall in Monterey on Monday evenings and the Grange Hall in Big Sur on Wednesday evenings. In-person singing is currently paused until the public health crisis caused by COVID-19 is mitigated.



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Songleader Training

Littlebird Flight School is a comprehensive, 6-week online course, offering an accessible but deep dive into the basic skills needed to effectively lead, organize and grow community song circles. Learn more »

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Corporate Services
& Private Events

With more than 15 years of corporate facilitation experience, Lisa brings a unique, enlivening, and effective offering to working teams in the business sector. She has several curricula appropriate for small or large groups that can be customized to your needs. Learn more »

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Workshops, Retreats
& Festivals

Lisa offers accessible and transformative community singing workshops for singers of all levels of experience. Based on the central coast of California, she travels internationally leading song at festivals and facilitating workshops and immersive retreats. Learn more »

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Self-Directed Vocal Coaching – Coming Soon!

Soon, you will be able to purchase a downloadable, foundational voice package here, including both audio and video from Lisa, to support your voice practice from the comfort and convenience of your home.



Cover of the Oprah Magazine Featuring thebirdsings.comLisa and the Wholehearted Chorus were featured in the physical edition of Oprah Magazine, January 2019





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Weekly Classes Enjoyed


Happy Singers

I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
~ Rumi
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