‘To me, what I do is a calling—and I want my talent to make a difference for other people.’
In many ways, I had a difficult childhood. I grew up with a mum who was very ill, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve had the ability to see, sense, and get a feel for other people very quickly. I use that every single day as part of my work with Heart Songs.
Music has been there with me every step of the way. It’s always been there for me. As a five-year-old, I sang in a church choir, and as a 13-year-old, I sang semi-professionally, giving concerts all over Denmark. Although music and singing have always been a big part of my life, I’ve never been good at reading sheet music, and in many ways, it wasn’t the theory of music that I loved but rather the impact that the sound itself had on the people listening. To this day, that’s what drives me. I’m a self-taught singer, and I’ve sung with some of the best Danish and international vocal coaches, from Ian Adam to Anne Rosing-Schou, in Denmark and abroad.
"I don’t believe in chance.
I believe we meet the people
we’re meant to meet along the way."
My parents felt that if I didn’t want to sing opera or study at the conservatoire, I couldn’t make a living by singing, so I’d have to come up with something else—hence my background as a legal secretary. That might sound miles away from my work with heart songs, but I’m grateful for my professional experience and the skills it taught me.
With more than 2,000 interviews behind me from my time as a recruitment consultant, I’m used to meeting people where they are. And I’m good at walking a mile in other people’s shoes—in your shoes. I can read people, both in terms of what they say and what they don’t, because I can feel them. These days, I sing to people. To anyone listening.
I’m a trained song therapist (musicologist). Musicology is all about how singing has an energy that impacts our mind, body, and soul. As I learnt about this, something really resonated within me, and I started doing more one-on-one work with, i.e., professionals who needed to perform. I taught them to find their inner peace and ground themselves with the singer’s toolbox. They learnt to breathe correctly and warm up their voices by humming and singing. When you use your voice to create sound, you get out of your head and into your body, releasing all sorts of good hormones that prevent stress, restlessness, racing thoughts, and so on.
I wanted to know even more about stress, so I decided to train to be a stress coach. It didn’t take me long to realise that I wanted to put my skills to preventative use—that is, before people burn out completely. That’s when I started using my voice for sound healing, and the impact on the people listening was incredible. It brought them clarity, inner peace, and calm and restored their energy. Busy career-driven people and businessfolks could once again see clearly and focus.
I got in touch with a journalist who told me there are public singing hospitals in Germany. That piqued my curiosity, and I immediately travelled to Cologne’s Singing Hospital to get a feel for the hospital, guided by the chief song therapist. I quickly realised that the method I was using in Denmark was very similar to the one they were using in Germany, where song and sound healing are recognised as therapeutic treatment—with the education to match.
Denmark isn’t on Germany’s level when it comes to recognising song and sound healing as therapy. My goal is to help get us there, just like the Germans. International research—and my own experience—are in complete agreement: heart songs create a sense of calm and make us get out of our heads and into our bodies. They minimise stress-related hormones and release endorphins and oxytocin, both when we listen and when we hum along. They also help prevent stress and improve the healing process. That’s why I’m so passionate about all things Heart Songs.
When I land in your inbox, it’s a reminder to remember to get out of your head and sink back into your body. I’ll give you simple exercises and techniques to help you heal yourself from the inside with sound baths, high-frequency vibrations, and heart song. You’ll also receive recordings and videos of heart song, holding space for you to take a deep breath in your busy life.
What is heart song?
It’s like being bathed in a loving sound meditation
I coined the term ‘heart song’, but the concept is nothing new. Our ancestors used it, and we use it without knowing it to this day. Imagine a mother humming gently to her child. The sound is calming, and the intention of creating calm, peace, and intimacy is bursting with compassion. That’s heart song: the chance to have a healing effect on someone and show others compassion through the medium of song.
‘It’s been such a pleasure to experience Heart Songs by Anne. It’s so interesting to hear a singing sound healer from a different tradition than my own who does the job so beautifully. Anne plays the most beautiful instruments and notes, and with its low notes, her incredible voice plants itself in the root chakra while the high notes really move your heart. It’s a magical, creative, guided, meditative experience, and you feel like you’re being held in a safe space. You can really feel Anne’s expertise and competent facilitation. It’s the music of the angels!’
sound healer, therapist, and owner of Divine Sound Journeys
‘Anne is a highly competent song therapist and communicator. The feedback was so positive and life-affirming that we’ve already booked Anne for another course for the members of Tidslerne.’