Many people see themselves as ‘non-singers’ because of previous experiences of criticism and judgement. Many are excluded from singing activities because they do not have music-reading skills or trained voices. Our work aims to counteract these experiences and give people confidence in their voices by providing them with a supportive learning environment and a suitable repertoire.
Our workshops, choirs, courses and projects are accessible and inclusive.
- We aim to accommodate mixed levels of experience.
- We avoid technical language and musical jargon.
- We aim to teach songs in a traditional way – mostly by ear.
- We endorse the use of physical and vocal warm-ups to facilitate vocal health, confidence and fun.
- We see the voice and singing with others as a fundamental community building activity.
- We respect and acknowledge all sources and songwriters, and take care to set songs in their historical and cultural context.
- We don’t require singers to be able to read music.