Scott and Beth Noelle* have been practicing the art of harmony in partnership since 1988 — initially as singing partners, and then as life partners when they married in 1992.
Their professional singing experience has spanned many genres, including a cappella, big band, jazz, opera, inspirational, and musical theater. They both worked as voice coaches until 1997 when their first child was born and Beth chose to become a full-time mother.
An early parenting challenge led them to discover The Continuum Concept, Jean Liedloff’s classic treatise on human nature that is still one of the best resources for partnership-style parenting. The book transformed their parenthood and inspired Scott to shift his work from vocal coaching to parent coaching — empowering parents to reject conventional, adversarial parenting and create harmonious partnerships with their children.
To help these parents replace old parenting habits with a new partnership mindset, Scott began to publish daily inspirational messages in 2006, which he eventually compiled into a book called The Daily Groove: How to Enjoy Parenting... Unconditionally!
Meanwhile, Beth returned to her music career, expanding into musical theater (performing and directing), creating a dynamic movement practice called Movo:Dance, and developing a unique coaching process for singers called PATH of Authentic Voice.
As their kids entered young adulthood, Beth and Scott felt called to work together again, harnessing their combined experience and their passion for personal growth, to advance a vision of partnership culture and social harmony at every level — from the intrapersonal to the interpersonal, and from the local to the global.
Harmony.Cafe is the virtual venue where Scott and Beth are sharing their latest work with the world, and inviting other growth-oriented people to join them. Together, the Noelles are working (and playing) to bring the principles of harmony in partnership to everyone.
Beth and Scott live in Portland, Oregon (US), with their two grown daughters, Olivia (22) and Willow (18), and Puff the Magic Kitty.
* Their surname “Noelle” is pronounced know-well, in case you were wondering.