About

Madeline Holly-Sales is a vocalist and music educator. She is influenced and inspired by a variety of musical genres, ranging from soul to samba.  Madeline is passionate about helping singers explore the capacity for full creative expression through breath, movement, and sound. She loves singing in community, vocal improvisation, and body percussion. Nature and travel are her other muses.

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Madeline studied classical piano privately for ten years in her youth.  She grew up singing at home, in church, and in school productions.  During college, she studied West African rhythm through percussion and dance. In 2001, she pursued her dream to deepen her musical knowledge by moving to Brazil where she studied voice, music theory, percussion and dance. From 2012 to 2015 she studied bel canto with Tanya Kerr to strengthen her technique and endurance as a full-time performing artist. In 2018, she studied vocal improvisation with Rhiannon as part of her program ‘All The Way In’.

Singing Workshops Madeline Holly Sales

In addition to performing and recording, Madeline teaches private voice and piano lessons in Charlottesville, VA.  

Madeline also leads workshops designed to give participants greater access to their own, authentic creative expression.  

Workshops include: 

+ The Joy of Singing - Freedom and Connection through Breath, Sound, and Singing

+ The Musical Body - Creative Expression through Sound and Movement

+ Singer’s Playground - Awaken Your Muse through Melodic and Rhythmic Play

+ Singing for Shy Singers - Develop Strength and Connection to Share Your Voice

+Vocal Meditation - Breath, Sound, and Singing to Deepen Internal Alignment

Madeline shares her musings on all things Mind, Body, and Voice on her blog - My Vocal Journey.  It includes topics such as the cultivation of awareness and freedom through the body and voice, the demystification of singing, vocal technique, and the journey towards full self expression, as well as singing video lessons.


Contact Madeline at mhollysales@gmail.com