What do we do when we feel pain? Reach for the paracetamol? Try not to think about it? Try to focus on a different task to take our minds off it? Do a bit of yoga? Last week Steph McGovern did a project on the BBCs ‘Easy ways to live well’ which involved a group … Continue reading Can singing help reduce pain?
Recently, I recorded a podcast with Kevin Guthrie over at Radio Newark. Kari and Kevin talk choirs, music and mental health. I do love the opportunity to get out and spread the word about the amazing benefits of singing and especially singing in groups. I'm also available for voice overs, radio interviews and TV appearances … Continue reading Choirs, mental health and wellbeing….
Following the success of the Christmas singing project, The HR team at Hillarys have committed to regular singing meet ups for their staff! Meeting fortnightly on a Friday afternoon, it gives the staff the opportunity to meet up and connect whilst creating some lovely singing. Previously, many of the members of staff had not known … Continue reading Singing for wellbeing at Hillarys
What a welcome back! 157 singers (an all time high) turned out on this wet and windy night... here's what we got up to. Warm Up - Agadoo (Black Lace) a quality bit of school disco choreography!, just to get us all in the mood for the singing. We then sang some simple patterns to … Continue reading Rehearsal Notes Monday 13th January 2020
Love a quote from Dirty Dancing! Today, I was singing Christmas songs with the University of Nottingham's Kings Meadow Campus staff. We had a MASSIVE rehearsal studio, 13 singers and some tricky songs to master. Vicky Price who booked me in and masterminded the operation had told me that many singers were choir members and … Continue reading When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong…
Last Friday was a treat to myself. You might call it continuing professional development?! I spent a couple of hours in the studio with Rich singing songs just for the absolute hell of it. The Ringmaster at Ringstead Studios. Rich has a knack for picking songs which suit me. I've struggled recently with my own … Continue reading Finding my own voice….