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Nancy Sofka: Bio

Nancy Sofka, is a native Texan that has lived in the Houston area most of her life and has a passion for singing and performing. Even though she has sung professionally in many prominent local venues, private parties, weddings and restaurants her true love is the stage. For over a decade, Nancy has performed in musicals, comedy variety shows, comedy improv, standup comedy, and many vocal showcases. As of now she sings with two bands, The Sounds of the South Dance Orchestra Show Band and the Rich Latimer Pop/Rock Band on a regular basis. (See Calendar)

She has since released her new debut album, " The Song is You", a compilation of her favorite standards performed with Houston's top musicians and produced by Jane Vandiver. Her music is also featured on Radio Airplay http://www.jango.com/music/Nancy+Sofka

As a VOCAL COACH Nancy enjoys working with all ages. Her focus is on bringing out the best in a student, discovering style, working on tone, learning breathe control, singing on pitch, increasing vocal range, as well as stage performance. Nancy will assist the student in meeting goals and challenges as a singer whether it be as a professional, creating a demo cd or auditioning for a school play. And most important to reveal the joy and magic that comes with singing! (To Listen to demo's by Nancy's students go to MUSIC) Her studio is located in the Katy/West Houston Area.

Nancy and her husband Tom have four grown daughters and four grandchildren. Her passion for singing and performing are contagious and at one time or another she has had her whole family involved in theater and performance.

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS -

"Never have I experienced a teacher so patient and kind. When I first started with Nancy I had a quiet, whispery voice that was definitely afraid to speak into a microphone. When I left I had been transformed. My voice is now unique, wonderful, and strong. And so is my belief in my abilities thanks to her coaching. She saw great potential in me and never stopped believing in my voice and me. I was also grateful for her flexibility with scheduling and her ability to customize her coaching for my specific skill level. Nancy Sofka is one of the best mentors I have ever had." - Autumn A.


"Nancy Sofka has been my vocal coach for the past two years. Nancy took a raw talent and with her patience and coaching prowess developed it into a much more professional voice with a greater range and more control. She is much more than a vocal coach; but a great inspiration to all of her students. I have had the pleasure of appearing in several of her student productions and I have always enjoyed them and Nancy." - Theresa L.