Once again, I'm over the moon to be able to be helping out with this fantastic local event. This year the whole event is to be held online via Zoom (Covid Style!) - turn up to as much or as little as you please for just the minimum donation cost of £3 - that's a … Continue reading Stoke Sings! – Lockdown 2021
This year International Womens Day falls on 8th March. To celebrate #IWD, Motherwell Cheshire have a huge programme of #womensupportingwomen events taking place ALL WEEKEND from 6th March - 8th March inclusive. You don't have to stay for it all, but you can drop in and out as you wish. Click here for the full … Continue reading Singing for International Women’s Day
Singing keeps your brain active: learning new skills is an engaging and enriching experience and singing is scientifically proven to keep you feeling young As well as feeling young, singing may help stave off the mental and physical symptoms of dementia, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, keeping your motor and memory abilities in great shape Singing has … Continue reading 6 reasons you should take up singing after 50
Are you having difficulty singing? Running out of breath? Inconsistent tone? Lacking control? Breathing is a great place to start working to unravel a myriad of singer problems! Start by getting to know your body. It's useful to understand where the air goes when it enters the body, and that the primary function of breathing … Continue reading What’s so important about breathing anyway?!
A huge thank you to all students and choir members who participated in our first ever online Christmas Concert. We raised a lovely £160 for Mid-Cheshire Hospitals Trust Charitable Foundation - and what a lovely way to give back to our local NHS heroes after such a difficult year from them all in 2020. Our … Continue reading Online Christmas Concert Raises £160 for Charity
Are you also completely overwhelmed by what we are and are not allowed to do - and importantly, how to keep everyone safe whilst singing in the middle of a pandemic? I've returned to work in the midst of a global crisis (after a very bizarre maternity leave) and had to get my head around … Continue reading A quick guide to organising face-to-face lessons, for Singing Teachers
Here's a big shout out to the lovely, talented Leah! Not only did Leah win the Grand Final of Open Mic UK 2020 and perform at the O2 Arena in London, but she also won the Tileyard Songwriter award as well! Many of you will have seen Leah performing at various showcases over the past … Continue reading Leah Wins Open Mic UK U18’s 2020
On 29th November 2019 we created a fabulous event for our friends and families to raise money in aid of the charity 52 Lives. In total the evening raised £1170.41 which we then doubled with the generosity of our friends who are Barclays staff. The total amount we donated to 52 Lives was a huge £2340.82. … Continue reading How was your money spent?
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made our first ever Christmas Cabaret such a success. On November 29th, I was delighted to host a James Bond Themed Christmas Cabaret at Crewe Hall in aid of the charity 52 Lives. (You can find out more about the charity here.) When I began planning the event, … Continue reading Christmas Cabaret
We all had a brilliant time performing at Summer Vibez 2019 this year - 31 singers took to the stage to perform a wide variety of popular music complete with lead singers, backing vocals, a capella harmonies and two big group songs. Our groups songs included Revolting Children by Tim Minchin and Blinded by Your … Continue reading Summer Vibez 2019