About Me

Photo credit Ursula Kelly @studiosoftbox

I am Kari and I am a freelance choir director. I believe that we all feel better from a bit of singing and that this is amplified beyond all reason when we get together and sing in groups.

I graduated from Middlesex University with a Performance Art degree in music and technical theatre some years ago. After a period of time working to edit commercials for television, I went on to complete a psychology degree with the Open University and moved into a career in primary school teaching. As a specialist music teacher, I ran five different school choirs for junior school children and began a community choir for the parents. And so it began.

Photo credit Jackie Shears

I left teaching in 2017 to devote my time to choirs and singing full time. Operating out of West Bridgford in Nottingham I now run a hugely successful community choir, as well as a smaller choir (a group I teach in my home, and a choir or 20-25 ladies meeting monthly, again, in West Bridgford). I run workshops where we can explore one song in great detail and create my own arrangements. Additionally to this, I run workplace singing workshops as part of wellbeing initiatives and am starting to create regular workplace choirs. Last Christmas I worked with NutraCheck, NHS Digital, The University of Nottingham, Hillarys and the Post Office to create Christmas singing groups.

The Hilarys Liberty Singers

I believe that everyone can sing and that we can all learn and make improvements to our vocal sound. I teach singing in a way which I aim to be accessible for everyone. All my harmony parts are taught by ear and fully supported online through my facebook pages/groups. Most of all, I deliver confidence to singers who might lack it through my informal teaching methods and great sense of fun.

Photo credit Phil Hastings

I believe in the power of singing. I believe in the sense of community and good feeling it creates and I believe that the improvements to mental health are enormous. Are you getting enough singing?!