Penny Stone

Hi, my name is Penny Stone and I’m a songleader, teacher, singer and composer.

As a songleader and singing teacher I have a breadth of experience working with community singing groups and radical music groups. I facilitate singing with groups of people living with shared experiences such as addiction, navigating mental health support services, and surviving violence and abuse. I also use singing to support people living with chronic health conditions such as Parkinson’s and dementia.

I am committed to working for peace and social and environmental justice, helping to free people’s voices through listening, singing, campaigning and writing. I write and perform music, as well as facilitating others music making, with the same aspiration of speaking honestly about the world around us in firm belief that another world is possible.

As a Natural Voice Practitioner, I believe that everyone can sing, and everybody has the right to use their voice. We all experience things that silence our voices in the short or long term, and as diverse and individual as our voices are, we all take different routes back to using our voices again. No-one’s voice is the same as yours, and your voice is valuable.

I run a variety of regular weekly and monthly groups, mostly in Edinburgh and Glasgow. During the Pandemic I’ve put a lot of ‘learn and sing along’ resources up online and anyone can access these for free. You can find out more info about what I do, as well as lots of song resources here: www.singlouderthanguns.com/

I’m running monthly online Songwriting sessions called ‘the bubbling pot’ if you fancy a bit of creative stimulation.

As well as my regular groups, I am available for one off workshops and scratch choirs, as well as commissions for songs. Feel free to get in touch at singlouderthanguns@gmail.com.

Location:

Edinburgh

Contact:

07805 454 620