A SINGING ACTIVITY THAT FOCUSES ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING
are not primarily designed as preparation for performance in front of an audience (although this is possible), but for helping people develop techniques that are good for them physically (such as better breathing, posture, use of vocal folds, etc) and mentally (such as socialization, boosting confidence and reducing anxiety and stress relief).
Sessions are iniciated by warming ups and breathing activities, and close with a cool down to help the vocal muscles to return to their normal speaking condition.
Using your own body
to make music gives us an immense opportunity to know ourselves better and get in touch with our physical sensations and our emotions, and coming together to sing as a choir helps each individual to develop their listening and communication skills, their creativity, as well as a feeling of being a crucial part of a greater organic whole.
Improvisation and collaborative music making
are key part of this processes (you can check examples of this in the blog).
Sustained by the socialisation and engagement that the workshop provides, participants are likely to maintain a good level of attendance and regular practice.
These workshops are designed to be delivered in person. You may want to see more about Singing for Health and Wellbeing, and you can read more about it in the website for my former CIC, Singing4Health.