In 2012 I attended “Share the Music” with Nick Prater and he encouraged me to set up a singing group of some kind to learn more about songs and how they work. So I took the plunge and found a local hall, ran a couple of taster sessions and began “Sing, Laugh, Breathe Community Choir” in Cleobury Mortimer in 2013. The choir and I have learned and grown together. Recently I have embraced the challenge of leading singing online, so that my singing groups can continue during Covid-19 pandemic.
I love to share songs from all over the world! I also enjoy bringing people together to share their voices and explore the wonders of harmony. I passionately believe that we all have a voice to share and that singing is an important part of human experience. I also believe in the healing power of singing.
In 2015 I heard about the British Lung Foundation training for choir leaders to offer singing for lung health. I was successful in being selected for a place on the training round that took place in 2016 and started my first singing for lung health group in Ludlow in May that year. I was also invited to take over the Kidderminster singing for lung health group later that year.
People of all abilities welcome. Currenlty all my sessions are taking place online. When we are able to return to meeting in person all the venues we sing in are accessible for those with limited mobility.
I also ran community choirs in Burford near Tenbury Wells and Lydbuy North near Bishops Castle.