Wholetone Music Academy

Professional lessons in voice and music

Nora Sings!

My professional website


My former progressive/funk/soul band

Surefire Cure (this site)

My newsletters and my solo and group performances


From our time in Israel and Palestine, performing our 2017 program “Here I Am.” Recorded in the Church of the Holy Nativity in Bethlehem. [Solists: Nora Maynard and Michael Genese]

Petting Kazoo

Birthed from the tundra of frozen classical traditions, Petting Kazoo is a radical, queer, bright-eyed & bushy tailed duo, originating from the compositional brains of SureFireCure (Nora Maynard) & Rafael Natan. Their music emerges from the cosmic influences of folk, classical, klezmer, R+B, storytelling, and the necessity to speak out on social justice issues. Expect tight vocal harmonies, calls for reparations, and an oboe.