Kelsey Michael

I am a Singer/Songwriter coming from a performing arts background in theatre dance and music. My approach to group leading is inclusive and welcoming. I firmly believe that singing is for everyone.

Land and Sea singing group (St Just, west Cornwall) is a strong community of people who love music and sharing songs together. Repertoire follows the seasons and represents the interests of the group. We have also begun to create a repertoire of original songs inspired by singing walks. Sessions are currently weekly on Zoom. Places are limited to preserve the intimate and relaxed feeling of the group, but potential new members are encouraged to get in touch.

Parkinson’s ‘Sing for Fun’ is an hour-long weekly session, currently on Zoom, spaces available. This is a chance to sing Cornish songs, musical theatre, shanties, folk, jazz and pop. The session starts with a good warm-up and tools to maintain and improve vocal health, with particular focus on Parkinson’s issues such as quiet voice and foggy tone. This is a wonderfully friendly group who have lots of fun!

I am a vocal coach  offering one-to-one or small group sessions for all ages. I have a good track record with mentoring young singers and songwriters. I work with professional singers and those who are singing for pleasure, including people who are not sure if they can sing. It is never too late to bring the joy of singing into your life. At present we will be on Zoom, outdoor sessions are also a possibility, “Singing on a rock” beach sessions will soon be offered (chairs allowed!).

Kelsey began leading singing groups on moving to Cornwall in 2003, where she became involved in the vibrant community arts scene in and around Penzance. Starting with a group at Bosavern community farm, she then ran a group for teenage girls, and started Land and Sea Singing groups in St Just and Penzance in west Cornwall. Kelsey organises regular singing walks, and writes songs for and with her groups which reflect the seasons and the wild beauty of Cornwall.  All groups are currently online.