Singing for Health


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From the ground up

Maria Soriano describes her experience of creating a new framework document for the Sing to Live, Live to Sing Singing for Health and Well-Being programme in London

Sing to Beat - a new training model?

Created for the 2021 International Culture, Health & Wellbeing Conference, Sing to Beat share how they evolved and adapted their training model during the pandemic,

Sandeep Gurrapadi

Sandeep Gurrapadi talks about applying his skills as opera singer, composer and educator in community music projects in India

Singing for Health - Birmingham's Sufi Choir

Hamid Lea, trustee of the Zawiya Trust, explains how the formation of a Sufi singing group has exceeded all expectations in bringing benefit to young people from South Asian communities in Birmingham.

Persistence is Key

Opera Singer Rachel Hynes shares her experiences of working as a singing practitioner within the health system

London Rhymes

Rosie Adediran talks about singing and writing songs with parents, babies and children

My Voice Lifts My Soul - a Singing for Lung Health project during lockdown 2020

Juliet Russell talks about the first UK project to integrate singing for lung health (SLH) approaches for people with lung diseases and those suffering from COVID-19

The way we breathe, the way we move, the way we connect to our body are all vital to the way we sing

Janet Swan, former Speech and Language Therapist, explains how she came to be delivering Singing for Health to 'anyone who feels they would benefit' – i.e. open to all

Behind the data is a human story

Becky Moseley-Morgan reveals some fascinating insights into the benefits of singing for mature voices

Something Inside So Strong

Soprano, Musical Director, and Vocal Coach Nicola Wydenbach offers a short case study about singing and mental health and her Mind and Soul Community Choir, offering advice on putting the members at the heart of the work and how to manage as a choir director.

Sophie Garner

Emily Foulkes talks to Sophie Garner about her work and research on singing for people with brain injuries and her journey to becoming an author of books about creative songwriting with children.

Singing for mental health during Covid

Duke of Edinburgh student Matilda Hart shares this blog piece about her experiences of volunteering at Arts and Minds, a Cambridge-based charity that aims to support people's mental health by connecting them with the arts, in particular through the Michaelhouse Singers.

A Pocketful of Starlight: Lighting the flame of hope through music

Irish songwriter, community musician and arts in health practitioner Sadhbh O'Sullivan reflects on the power of music to help people through the toughest of times... such as Covid-19

The Singing Clinic – Building a Singing for Health Programme in partnership with Social Prescribing

​Emily Foulkes shares her experiences of developing Singing for Health work linked to Social Prescribing in Cornwall

Running Singing for Health Groups

Karen Diamond - herself a sufferer of adult-onset asthma - describes her experiences as a facilitator of two Singing for Health groups in Northern Ireland.

Singing and Parkinson's

Vocal coach and choral facilitator Elizabeth Drwal Stuttard presents two films exploring raising proprioceptive awareness in community singers with Parkinson’s through Laban based movement warm-ups integrated into the vocal sessions

Music for Wellbeing

Liv McLennan talks about the work of her community interest company and its focus on long-term health conditions

Singing for Better Health

Udita Everett describes the essential role that singing has played in helping older people and those with long-term health conditions cope with Covid-19

Focussing on the good things

Vicki Hodges shares her journey as a singing leader working in a range of health settings - particularly supporting cancer care - which led to her setting up a new choir: Sing out Sutton.

Grenville Hancox

Grenville Hancox presents a case study based on Monday Music, a singing for health group which has met weekly before and during the Covid pandemic which seems to support the outcomes of original research suggesting group singing is important for the heart and soul, the mind and the body for the self and the community.

How a small charity is keeping the nation smiling and singing through the pandemic

After many years touring the world as a professional musician and producer, Shapeshifter's Artistic Director Alison Jones (pictured centre below) wanted to give something back to the community. Still passionate about the power of music, she took a small group of musicians to St Christopher’s Hospice in South East London and hosted a singalong session.

Phoene Cave on singing and lung health

Phoene Cave - leading specialist in singing and lung health - gives an audio description of the powerful role singing can play in combatting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Measuring the Unmeasurable

Dave Camlin - musician, composer, music educator and researcher - explores the building up of a picture of group singing that captures more of its profoundly transformational nature. Difficult to quantify in research terms, but of enormous potential value if it can be captured.

The Power of Training for Singing for Health

Marika Rauscher describes how her ongoing journey to learn more about the voice has transformed her practical as a vocal coach and vocal leader

How singing affects health & wellbeing

Dr Sarah Andersen describes her experiences of singing in the tiny Norwegian city of Namsos, and her continuing work to understand more about the wellbeing aspects of singing.

Leading Singing Sessions on Zoom

Pauline Down describes leading sessions on Zoom with Re-Live's Coming Home Choir - the frustrations, the surprises, the deep sense of connection and mutual support, and the expanding heart

Anthony Bourdain