Date: 9–11 Jul 2021
Location: Part one- online, part two Swindon, Wiltshire
Run by: Kate Valentine
Contact details: 07765238444
Hi, Kate Valentine here 🙂
I’m proud to announce that all the activities of Singing Mamas Choir are now integrated into our Community interest company which is 100% not for profit.
‘Our vision is a world in which everyone sings and where singing nourishes people and communities. ‘
‘Our mission is to empower women to improve their well-being by creating song-sharing communities. ‘
We are funded locally and nationally to support the creation and sustainability of community singing groups and health choirs. It’s a good time to join us!
Why this training?
Full permission to do what you love! By participating in this two-part training, you will unlock your potential. Whatever your skill level, confidence and singing background you will be bursting with song at the beginning, middle and end! We know that you want to make a difference to the lives of others, and we know that singing is a route to meaningful, fun, and creative work.
Part one – Online
From the convenience of your own home, come together with other women over four evenings of live sessions. You will sing, share your story, make connections, have thought provoking discussions, and learn all the practical steps required to facilitate a Singing Mamas Choir.
Part two – Face to Face
When it becomes Covid-safe to do so, we will come together face to face over a three-day weekend to become immersed in song and echo the whole point of the singing groups we create. You will be on retreat so no cooking and no chores – this part of the training is all about you feeling nourished whilst being the company of amazing women like you.
Specialise in bringing singing to women and mothers. Women like you whose lives will be improved by singing. You already know them, they walk past you in the street, and they, like you, were born to sing. For each Singing Mamas Choir you lead, you can expect to earn between £55-£175 per single choir session. It’s possible to have between one and six choirs running per week, including a combination of online and face to face if you so choose. Sessions only run during term time, which is around 39 weeks a year.
Who is this for?
Women. We are after good people, with a love of community and inclusiveness. We need women with compassion for others and a desire to connect and bring people together. And most importantly we are after individuals who love to sing and who will help us realise our vision of bringing the joy of singing to women everywhere.
Our leaders range from total beginner to musical genius, and somewhere in between! Like our choirs, we celebrate our diversity, and we are inclusive. We gently hold the space and let the singing make the magic. If you have the desire…then you can do it!
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5 things you get at this training
- Songs – You will get a copy of ‘A Song Book for Everyone: Songline Edition’ by Singing Mamas Choir, as well as 25+ songs which you’ll gather up over the face-to-face weekend.
- Practice – Everyone is invited to share a song with the other trainees over the course of the training, you get real teaching experience and feedback in a safe and supportive space.
- Tools – Business start-up advice, Marketing materials and Training Manual.
- Retreat – For the three days of face-to-face training you will be on retreat, and all of your catering and accommodation needs are taken care of.
- Support – A ready-made network of Singing Mama Choir colleagues for advice, encouragement and troubleshooting.
£525 — Payment for the online training and weekend face-to-face retreat. Including all accommodation, all meals, training sessions, song book and training materials. Requires payment in full or a small deposit and then remainder of the balance payable 30 days before the online training commences.
Spread the cost: –£50 per month over 12 months (£600) — Payment for the online training and the weekend retreat. Including all accommodation, all meals, training sessions, song book and training materials.
About Kate Valentine
Kate has grown and developed the Singing Mamas Choir movement over 10 years, reaching thousands of women with her work. Kate’s gift is in bringing people together, creating groups and building radical systems to support and lead leaders.
Kate will notice the unique gifts, often hidden in each woman, and gently tease them out, allowing her to feel her worth, find her voice and take her place as a song sharer.
When Kate discovered singing, her life changed. Now she shares her mission with you. Bring singing into the hearts and homes of all women. Join her.
From our FAQ’s
Already a musician/choir leader?
You will definitely gain valuable experience in the training. Not only will you learn a ton of new songs for your choir, but you’ll also be inspired by a whole host of new teaching styles and techniques to integrate with your own style. You’ll immerse in the experience of women’s circle, which is more than just a choir.
We facilitate space, crafted with care to promote inclusivity and non-judgment. You’ll learn what makes a Singing Mamas Choir session unique and you’ll become part of our network of leaders who will be your colleagues, ongoing into the future.
Singing Mamas is fast becoming a movement in its own right. Through our community choirs, we are dismantling the notion of wrong-notes and right-notes. As an experienced choir leader, this might be a different emphasis for you and we will show you the how and the why to bring this to your circles of women singers. We will also greatly value your skills and experience being shared with the other women trainees. You are so welcome.