Or maybe you are a confident singer and enjoy the challenges of harmony and rhythm? Either way this is for you.


You are invited to join the pop up singing group Nelson Voice Collective which was created by Tanya Nock and Ryan Beehre in Sept 2018.

2 years on, with a new project called CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS, Tanya has introduced new genres and accompanists.
This is a safe space to sing your heart out.
There are no auditions or rules apart from a focus on Manaakitanga values of integrity, trust, sincerity and equity.

If you are visiting Nelson please come and join us too.


Tanya Nock
Voice Collective Musical Director

Tanya studied music at Dartington College of Arts in Devon UK where she gained a B.A.hons (II 1) and specialized in composition and world music.  She completed a Post Grad in Education at Exeter University in 1991 and has been working in education since.

Tanya’s goal in life is to inspire others with music. She was the original Founder of Samba de Sol who after one year were invited to play at the opening of the Russia / Australia game of the Rugby World Cup. Her work with the community gained her the Nelsonian of the Year Arts award 2016. Later in the year she then featured in the TV 1 “Neighbourhood” Documentary (NZ on air) celebrating those who bring colour and diversity to communities.

Tanya is passionate about bringing people together for singing no matter what their background or experience is. Nothing gives her more joy than to see the look on peoples’ faces as they leave Nelson Voice Collective.


Ryan Beehre
Voice Collective guitar accompanist, music producer


New Zealand born DJ, producer and guitarist Ryan Beehre is one of the founding members and Music Producer of the New Zealand live electronic act “Minuit”. 


Beehre is currently based in Nelson where he runs a music production studio where he mixes, remixes and masters tracks for national and international artists in the electronic and pop music genres.

Beehre is a guitar tutor at Nelson’s NCMA and is completing his studies for his Counselling Degree. As part of his community involvement Beehre plays guitar for the community choir Nelson Voice Collective.



Tanya and Ryan's portraits were drawn by Lily Emo as part of the COVID-19 Portrait Project. During New Zealand's Level 4 lockdown in 2020,  Lily drew portraits of New Zealander's working and serving their communities.  Go check out her project.  Lily also designed Voice Collective logo and this website, if you would like to contact her or see her illustration you can visit her website.

Tim Cuff filmed and edited all of the videos that were made as part of the Creative NZ Continuity Grant. If you would like to contact him or see his other work visit his website.