Singing for Health
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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
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.
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
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